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Kenneth Welsh

Kenneth Welsh

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    • March 30th, 1942
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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Filmography

Acting (64 Credits)

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2021The Middle Man as Mr. Miller
2020Psycho Goreman as Narrator & Judicator (voice)
2019And the Birds Rained Down as Boychuck
2017Undercover Grandpa as HarryWatch Free
2017Awakening the Zodiac as Ben
2016The Void as Dr. Richard PowellWatch Free
2016A Nutcracker Christmas as Dimitri
2013The Art of the Steal as 'Uncle' Paddy MacCarthy
2013Cottage Country as Earl
2013Rewind as President
2012The Story of Luke as Jonas
2009Survival of the Dead as Patrick O'FlynnWatch Free
2009Grey Gardens as Max Gordon
2009The Last Templar as Bill Vance
2008Adoration as Morris
2008A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride as Jack
2007Silk as Mayor Joncour
2007Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer as Dr. Jeff Wagner
2006One Way as William Henderson
2006The Covenant as Provost Higgins
2005The Fog as Tom Malone
2005The Exorcism of Emily Rose as Dr. Mueller
2005Our Fathers as Bishop Murphy
2005Bailey's Billion$ as Mouse Delaney
2005Four Brothers as Robert Bradford
2005Karol: A Man Who Became Pope as professor Wójcik
2005Category 7: The End of the World as Alan Horst
2005Karol: A Man Who Became Pope as Professor Wójcik
2004Miracle as Doc Nagobads
2004The Day After Tomorrow as Vice President Becker
2004The Aviator as Dr. Hepburn
2003Eloise at Christmastime as Sir Wilkes
2003The Pentagon Papers as John McNaughon
2003Eloise at the Plaza as Sir Wilkes
2002The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire as Dr. Watson
2001The Day Reagan Was Shot as James Baker
2001Focus as Father Crighton
2000The Hound of the Baskervilles as Dr. Watson
2000Who Killed Atlanta's Children? as William Kunstler
1999Vendetta as Mayor Joe Shakspeare
1998The Taking of Pelham One Two Three as Caz Hollowitz
1997Habitat as Coach Marlowe
1997The Wrong Guy as Mr. Nagel
1997Absolute Power as Sandy Lord
1996Escape Clause as Owen Jessop
1995Hiroshima as President Harry S Truman
1995Margaret's Museum as Angus MacNeil
1995Hideaway as Detective Breech
1994Death Wish: The Face of Death as Lt. Mickey King
1994Timecop as Utley
1994Legends of the Fall as Sheriff Tynert
1991Christmas on Division Street as David Atwood
1990The Freshman as Dwight Armstrong
1989Physical Evidence as Harry Norton
1989The January Man as Roger Culver
1988Another Woman as Donald
1988Crocodile Dundee II as Brannigan
1987The House on Carroll Street as Hackett
1987Radio Days as Radio Voice (voice)
1986Heartburn as Dr. Appel
1985Perfect as Joe McKenzie
1984Falling in Love as Doctor
1983Of Unknown Origin as James Hall
1980Phobia as Sergeant Wheeler

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