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Kenneth Welsh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kenneth Welsh, CM (born March 30, 1942) is a Canadian film and television actor (sometimes credited as Ken Welsh). He is known to Twin Peaks fans as the multi-faceted villain Windom Earle, and has more recently played the father of Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett) in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator. In 1984 he was nominated for a Genie Award as Best Actor for his portrayal of Reno Colt in the film "Reno and the Doc", written and directed by Charles Dennis. In 1997 Welsh directed Dennis in the latter's play "SoHo Duo" at the West Bank Theatre in New York City. Welsh was born in Edmonton, Alberta to a father who worked for the Canadian National Railway. He grew up in Alberta and studied drama at school. He later moved to Montreal and attended the National Theatre School. Following graduation, he auditioned for the Stratford Festival in Ontario and then spent the first seven years of his career on stage. Welsh has portrayed historical figures including Thomas E. Dewey, Colin Thatcher, Harry S. Truman (twice), Thomas Edison, James "Scotty" Reston, General Harry Crerar and James Baker. He has made guest appearances on the acclaimed TV series Due South and Slings and Arrows. In 2003, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. His role as the Vice-President of the United States in the 2004 environmental disaster film The Day After Tomorrow sparked some controversy due to his physical resemblance to Dick Cheney, who at the time was the real Vice President. Director Roland Emmerich later confirmed that he deliberately chose Welsh for that very reason. Emmerich stated that the character of the Vice-President in the film was intended to be a not-so-subtle criticism of the environmental policies of the Presidency of George W. Bush. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kenneth Welsh, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 30, 1942 In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie F.D.R.: The Last Year 1980-04-14
Latest Project:
Movie Psycho Goreman 2021-01-22
Known For
Poster of Perfect Storms
Poster of Four Brothers
Poster of Smallville
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Movie Psycho Goreman Narrator & Judicator (voice) 2021-01-22
Series Dieppe Unknown 2017
Movie Hedgehog's Home narrator / all characters (EN) 2017-01-14
Movie Awakening the Zodiac Ben 2017-06-09
Movie Undercover Grandpa Harry 2017-07-07
Movie The Void Dr. Richard Powell 2016-09-22
Movie A Nutcracker Christmas Dimitri 2016-12-10
Movie The Ballad of Immortal Joe 2015-09-10
Movie Wet Bum Ed 2014-09-07
Movie The Story of Luke Jonas 2013-04-05
Movie Cottage Country Earl 2013-03-13
Series Perfect Storms Unknown 2013-04-08
Movie Rewind President 2013-08-26
Movie The Art of the Steal 'Uncle' Paddy MacCarthy 2013-09-11
Movie The Riverbank Joe Mason 2012-05-06
Series Human Target Unknown 2010-01-15
Movie Survival of the Dead Patrick O'Flynn 2010-05-06
Series Haven Unknown 2010-07-09
Movie Adoration Morris 2009-04-15
Series The Last Templar Bill Vance 2009-01-25
Movie Grey Gardens Max Gordon 2009-06-21
Series The Trojan Horse Randall Spear 2008-03-30
Movie A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride Jack 2008-12-15
Movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Dr. Jeff Wagner 2007-06-13
Movie Silk Mayor Joncour 2007-09-14
Series Bionic Woman Unknown 2007-09-26
Series Northern Mysteries Unknown 2006-10-18
Movie The Covenant Provost Higgins 2006-09-08
Movie One Way William Henderson 2006-10-21
Movie Our Fathers Bishop Murphy 2005-05-11
Movie Karol: A Man Who Became Pope professor Wójcik 2005-04-18
Series Karol: A Man Who Became Pope Professor Wójcik 2005-04-18
Movie Bailey's Billion$ Mouse Delaney 2005-08-05
Movie Four Brothers Robert Bradford 2005-08-11
Movie The Snow Queen King 2005-12-24
Movie Category 7: The End of the World Alan Horst 2005-11-06
Movie The Fog Tom Malone 2005-10-14
Movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose Dr. Mueller 2005-09-09
Movie Miracle Doc Nagobads 2004-02-06
Movie The Day After Tomorrow Vice President Becker 2004-05-26
Movie The Aviator Dr. Hepburn 2004-12-17
Series Stargate Atlantis Unknown 2004-07-15
Movie Eloise at the Plaza Sir Wilkes 2003-01-01
Movie Eloise at Christmastime Sir Wilkes 2003-11-23
Movie The Pentagon Papers John McNaughon 2003-03-09
Movie Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher Dr. James Franken 2002-02-19
Movie The Man Who Saved Christmas Newton Baker 2002-01-01
Movie The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire Dr. Watson 2002-10-27
Movie The Sign of Four Dr. Watson 2001-03-01
Movie Sanctuary Sam Hathaway 2001-02-28
Movie Haven Harry Truman 2001-02-11
Series The Guardian Unknown 2001-09-25
Movie Focus Father Crighton 2001-10-19
Series Smallville Unknown 2001-10-16
Movie The Royal Scandal Dr. Watson 2001-10-19
Movie The Day Reagan Was Shot James Baker 2001-12-09
Movie Love Come Down Ira Rosen 2000-08-02
Series Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Movie Who Killed Atlanta's Children? William Kunstler 2000-07-15
Movie Deliberate Intent Peder Lund 2000-08-06
Series Witchblade Capt. Joe Siri 2000-08-27
Movie The Hound of the Baskervilles Dr. Watson 2000-10-28
Movie G-Saviour General Garneaux 2000-12-29
Series Sherlock Holmes (CA) 2000-10-28
Movie Mind Prey Tower Manette 1999-03-22
Movie Vendetta Mayor Joe Shakspeare 1999-09-12
Series Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension Unknown 1998-02-07
Movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Caz Hollowitz 1998-02-01
Movie Thunder Point Armstrong 1998-05-30
Movie Dead Husbands Chase Woodward 1998-12-02
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Movie Habitat Coach Marlowe 1997-05-06
Movie Absolute Power Sandy Lord 1997-02-14
Movie The Wrong Guy Mr. Nagel 1997-08-01
Series The Third Twin Preston Barck 1997-11-09
Movie Joe Torre: Curveballs Along The Way George Steinbrenner 1997-10-17
Movie The Conspiracy of Fear Captain Rose 1996-01-01
Movie Rowing Through Harry Parker 1996-01-01
Movie Portraits of a Killer Jim Miller 1996-05-21
Movie Escape Clause Owen Jessop 1996-12-15
Movie Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story Mr. Higgins 1995-03-08
Movie Vanished Bill Palmer 1995-04-02
Movie Hideaway Detective Breech 1995-03-03
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie Dancing In The Dark Dr. Bel 1995-07-05
Movie Hiroshima President Harry S Truman 1995-08-05
Movie Margaret's Museum Angus MacNeil 1995-09-13
Movie Kissinger and Nixon James 'Scotty' Reston 1995-12-10
Movie Getting Gotti Bennett 1994-05-10
Movie Death Wish V: The Face of Death Lt. Mickey King 1994-01-14
Movie And Then There Was One David Burns 1994-03-09
Movie Timecop Utley 1994-09-15
Series Due South Unknown 1994-09-22
Movie Legends of the Fall Sheriff Tynert 1994-12-16
Movie Whale Music Kenneth Sexstone 1994-11-03
Movie Another Woman Dr. Holcross 1994-10-02
Movie Bonds of Love Judge 1993-01-24
Movie Adrift Guy Nast 1993-04-13
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Movie Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story Don Eisenberg 1993-05-16
Movie Bye Bye Love David 1993-07-25
Series Cruel Doubt Attorney Wade Smith 1992-05-17
Movie The Good Fight Dick Chandler 1992-12-15
Movie Christmas on Division Street David Atwood 1991-12-15
Movie Perfectly Normal Charlie Glesby 1991-04-12
Movie The Big Slice Lieutenant Bernard 1991-07-07
Movie The Widowmaker Atkinson 1990-01-01
Series Twin Peaks Unknown 1990-04-08
Movie The Freshman Dwight Armstrong 1990-07-20
Movie The January Man Roger Culver 1989-01-13
Movie Physical Evidence Harry Norton 1989-01-27
Movie The House on Carroll Street Hackett 1988-03-04
Movie Another Woman Donald 1988-10-13
Movie Crocodile Dundee II Brannigan 1988-05-19
Movie And Then You Die Eddie Griffin 1987-01-01
Movie Radio Days Radio Voice (voice) 1987-01-30
Movie A Stranger Waits 1987-03-29
Movie Loyalties David Sutton 1987-11-20
Movie The Climb Walter Frauenberger 1986-01-01
Movie Screwball Academy Elder Seth 1986-03-05
Movie Heartburn Dr. Appel 1986-07-25
Movie Lost! 1986-05-01
Movie The War Boy Stephan Berecky 1985-01-01
Series The Ray Bradbury Theater Unknown 1985-05-21
Movie Perfect Joe McKenzie 1985-06-07
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie Reno and the Doc Reno 1984-01-01
Movie Covergirl Harrison 1984-01-13
Movie Falling in Love Doctor 1984-11-21
Movie Tell Me That You Love Me David 1983-08-02
Movie Hot Money Parker 1983-01-01
Movie Of Unknown Origin James Hall 1983-11-24
Movie F.D.R.: The Last Year Thomas E. Dewey 1980-04-14
Movie Phobia Sergeant Wheeler 1980-09-09
Movie Double Negative Dr. Klifter 1980-05-12