Actor Christopher Evan Welch dies at age 48


FILE - In this photo 2006 file provided by The Publicity Office, Christopher Evan Welch and Mia Barron appear in a scene from "The Pain and the Itch,'' by Bruce Norris at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons. Christopher Evan Welch, the actor whose roles on New York stages led to a series of film and television roles, including a regular spot on AMC’s “Rubicon,” has died in Southern California. His family said in a statement Wednesday that Welch died Dec. 2 in Santa Monica. He was 48 and had been diagnosed with lung cancer. (AP Photo/The Publicity Office/Joan Marcus, File) | Zoom

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Christopher Evan Welch, the actor whose roles on New York stages led to a series of film and television parts, including a regular spot on AMC's "Rubicon," has died in Southern California.

His family said in a statement Wednesday that Welch died Dec. 2 in Santa Monica. He was 48 and had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

The Dallas-born actor won an Obie Award in 2000 for his performance in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the New York Theatre Workshop.

On television, Welch had roles in "The Sopranos" and "The Good Wife," in addition to the conspiracy-themed drama "Rubicon."

Last year he played a clerk in the House of Representatives in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."

Welch is survived by his wife, Emma, their daughter June Harper, his parents, a brother and a sister.


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