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  • Father is noted Maine landscape painter Neil Welliver.
  • Made professional acting debut in the 1990 action/adventure movie Navy Seals.
  • Made TV debut in the 1990 TNT movie The Lost Capone; played Al Capone a year later in the theatrical movie The Mobsters.
  • Connection with writer/producers Steven Bochco and David Milch began with a guest role on a 1992 episode of L.A. Law. Also guested on three 1996 episodes of Murder One, was a semiregular on NYPD Blue (1995-98), and a regular on Brooklyn South (1996-97), Big Apple (2001) and Deadwood (2004-06).
  • Laurence Fishburne was best man at his 1998 wedding.
  • Appeared with Lost rival Mark Pellegrino in Twisted.  The two also appeared in consecutive episodes of Prison Break (2008) and Supernatural (2009).
  • A landscape painter himself, he has exhibited at galleries in Maine and Los Angeles.


  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Cora McBride Walling Welliver — Daughter
  • Eamonn Lorcan Charles Welliver — Son
  • Elizabeth W. Alexander — Wife (deceased)
  • Quinnn M. Welliver — Son
  • Neil Welliver — Father
  • Joanna Heimbold — Ex-wife
  • Eli Welliver — Brother
  • Ashley Welliver — Sister
  • Silas Welliver — Brother
  • Mimi Martin Welliver — Stepmother
  • Jose Stemkens — Wife
  • Norma Cripps — Mother
  • Ethan A. Welliver — Brother
  • John W. Welliver — Half Brother


  • Attended Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, United States; New York University, New York, New York, United States (BA in Drama)

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  • Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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