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  • Was the lead singer for rock band The Ottoman Bigwigs in Seattle.
  • Won an Obie award for an off-Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire in 1999.
  • Played Reverend Parris in the 2002 Broadway revival of The Crucible, opposite Laura Linney and Liam Neeson.
  • Died of cancer after shooting five episodes of Silicon Valley; he was posthumously nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for his work.


  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • William Welch — Father
  • Derek Welch — Brother
  • Emma Roberts Welch — Wife
  • McKenna Marx — Sister
  • Katherine Welch — Mother
  • June Harper Welch — Daughter


  • University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States (BA in Fine Arts); University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States (MA)

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  • Birth Name: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Birth Place: Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States
  • Died: December 2, 2013
  • Profession: Actor

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