Kenneth Welsh

Kenneth Welsh

Kenneth Welsh, CM (March 30, 1942- May 5, 2022) was a Canadian film and television actor (sometimes credited as Ken Welsh). He was known to Twin Peaks fans as the multi-faceted villain Windom Earle, and had 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.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Birthday
    3/30/1942
Loyalties
Loyalties
5
The Ballad of Immortal Joe
0
Reno and the Doc
5
And Then You Die
And Then You Die
6
Lost!
Lost!
6
The Wild Guys
The Wild Guys
4
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles
6
Survival of the Dead
Survival of the Dead
4.9
The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire
The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire
5.9
The Sign of Four
The Sign of Four
5.8
The Royal Scandal
The Royal Scandal
5.6
Hiroshima
Hiroshima
8
Loose Ends
Loose Ends
4
Adrift
Adrift
6.3
Wet Bum
Wet Bum
6.3
The War Boy
The War Boy
4.5
Bye Bye Love
Bye Bye Love
5.5
Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher
7
Murder Sees the Light
Murder Sees the Light
0
Gary Carter Visits Japan
0
The Climb
The Climb
0
The Good Fight
The Good Fight
6
The Murdoch Mysteries: Under the Dragon's Tail
0
Cold Blooded
Cold Blooded
4.3
Midnight at the Paradise
Midnight at the Paradise
0
Of Unknown Origin
Of Unknown Origin
5.7
Eloise at the Plaza
Eloise at the Plaza
6.1
The Day Reagan Was Shot
The Day Reagan Was Shot
6
Habitat
Habitat
5
Tell Me That You Love Me
Tell Me That You Love Me
0
The Art of the Steal
The Art of the Steal
6.2
The Conspiracy of Fear
The Conspiracy of Fear
10
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
3.2
Undercover Grandpa
Undercover Grandpa
5.6
Another Woman
Another Woman
5.4
Mind Prey
Mind Prey
6
Afterwards
0
The Fog
The Fog
4.5
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
6.6
Adoration
Adoration
5.9
Miracle
Miracle
7.1
Our Fathers
Our Fathers
5.7
Dancing In The Dark
Dancing In The Dark
4.7
Grey Gardens
Grey Gardens
7
Margaret's Museum
Margaret's Museum
6.6
A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride
A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride
5.8
Who Killed Atlanta's Children?
Who Killed Atlanta's Children?
5.4
Kissinger and Nixon
Kissinger and Nixon
8.8
Thunder Point
Thunder Point
5
The Big Slice
The Big Slice
5
Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story
Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story
6
The Widowmaker
The Widowmaker
0
The Void
The Void
5.9
The Pentagon Papers
The Pentagon Papers
5.7
Love and Murder
5
Boozecan
Boozecan
0
Perfectly Normal
6.6
The Riverbank
The Riverbank
4.7
G-Saviour
G-Saviour
4.6
Getting Gotti
Getting Gotti
4.6
No More Hibakusha!
No More Hibakusha!
0
Above and Beyond
Above and Beyond
0
Whale Music
Whale Music
5.8
Eloise at Christmastime
Eloise at Christmastime
6.5
The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
5.1
Escape Clause
Escape Clause
4.6
Deliberate Intent
7
Cottage Country
Cottage Country
5.4
Awakening the Zodiac
Awakening the Zodiac
5.2
Covergirl
Covergirl
4.6
Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story
Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story
3.2
The Middle Man
The Middle Man
6.1
A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story
A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story
4
Murder Times Seven
Murder Times Seven
0
Deadly Betrayal: The Bruce Curtis Story
Deadly Betrayal: The Bruce Curtis Story
6
Christmas in America
Christmas in America
0
The Last Best Year
The Last Best Year
7
Hideaway
Hideaway
5.1
Silk
Silk
5.8
And Then There Was One
And Then There Was One
6
The Story of Luke
The Story of Luke
6.9
Bonds of Love
Bonds of Love
4.5
The Freshman
The Freshman
6.3
A Nutcracker Christmas
A Nutcracker Christmas
6.8
The House on Carroll Street
The House on Carroll Street
5.7
Christmas on Division Street
Christmas on Division Street
5.9
Physical Evidence
Physical Evidence
5.2
A Stranger Waits
A Stranger Waits
5
The Wrong Guy
The Wrong Guy
6.8
Rewind
Rewind
5.7
The Man Who Saved Christmas
The Man Who Saved Christmas
6.4
Focus
Focus
6.4
Witchblade
Witchblade
5.5
Death Wish V: The Face of Death
Death Wish V: The Face of Death
5.5
Rowing Through
0
Double Negative
Double Negative
3.5
Bailey's Billion$
Bailey's Billion$
5.9
Love Come Down
Love Come Down
5.8
Dead Husbands
Dead Husbands
4.7
Murder in Black and White
Murder in Black and White
0
Dead Silence
Dead Silence
6.1
Timecop
Timecop
6
The Covenant
The Covenant
5.5
Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher
Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher
4
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
5
One Way
One Way
5.6
Portraits of a Killer
3
The January Man
The January Man
5
Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story
Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story
4
And the Birds Rained Down
And the Birds Rained Down
7.2
The School for Scandal
The School for Scandal
0
Perfect
Perfect
5.7
Liberace: Behind the Music
Liberace: Behind the Music
6
Straight Line
Straight Line
2.8
Absolute Power
Absolute Power
6.7
Phobia
Phobia
4.6
Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way
Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way
5
Thanks of a Grateful Nation
Thanks of a Grateful Nation
3.5
Piaf
Piaf
0
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
7.4
Four Brothers
Four Brothers
6.8
Vanished
Vanished
5.2
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
5.6
Falling in Love
Falling in Love
6.6
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope
7
Dieppe
Dieppe
0
The Day After Tomorrow
The Day After Tomorrow
6.5
Another Woman
Another Woman
6.8
Vendetta
Vendetta
6.5
Category 7: The End of the World
Category 7: The End of the World
6.1
Heartburn
Heartburn
6
Haven
Haven
6.9
F.D.R.: The Last Year
F.D.R.: The Last Year
6
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
6.4
Psycho Goreman
Psycho Goreman
6
The Aviator
The Aviator
7.2
Champagne Charlie
Champagne Charlie
3
Crocodile Dundee II
Crocodile Dundee II
5.8
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster
5.5
Hot Money
Hot Money
2
Secrets from Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks
Secrets from Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks
7.2
Chicanery
Chicanery
0
Radio Days
Radio Days
7
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