TV, Film and Stage Actor Dead at 48 -- He Was a Regular on AMC Drama Series Deadline
An actor who played a recurring role on "Law & Order" and was a regular on an AMC drama series has died. Deadline.com reports that Christopher Evan Welch, who appeared on Broadway along with numerous film and television roles, died Monday in a Los Angeles-area hospital after a sudden illness.
Welch, who was believed to be 48, was most recently taping an upcoming HBO comedy series from Mike Judge, “Silicon Valley," on which Welch plays a character named Peter Gregory.
He was a regular on the AMC drama series "Rubicon," which aired for one season in 2010. Welch played Grant Test on the suspense series, which was created by Jason Horwitch and starred James Badge Dale and Jessica Collins. The series was well-received by critics, drawing comparisons to AMC's critically acclaimed shows "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad."
Welch’s other television work included guest appearances on “Elementary,” “The Good Wife," "The Sopranos” and "Nurse Jackie,” and a long-running voice role as Miles "Tails" Prower on "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog."
His film resume includes playing the narrator in Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and a small role in the Oscar-winning 2012 film "Lincoln."