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Titus B. Welliver[1] (born March 12, 1962) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of the Man in Black in Lost, Silas Adams in Deadwood, Jimmy O’Phelan in Sons of Anarchy, and the title role in the television series Bosch.

Titus Welliver
Titus Welliver February 2015.jpg
Welliver in February 2015
Titus B. Welliver

(1962-03-12) March 12, 1962 (age 57)
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Spouse(s)Heather Wielandt (div. 1989)
Dani Sexton
(m. 1992; div. 1996)

Joanna Heimbold
(m. 1998; div. 2004)

Elizabeth W. Alexander
(m. 2005; her death 2012)

Jose Stemkens (m. 2014)
RelativesNeil Welliver (father)


Early lifeEdit

Welliver was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Norma Cripps, a fashion illustrator, and Neil Welliver, a landscape painter.[1][2] He studied drama at New York University in the early 1980s, before his film and television career began to take off.[3]

Welliver's life has been marked by tragedy: his older brother, Silas, died of muscular dystrophy, a younger sister died as an infant, his stepmother died of an infection six months later,[4] and his younger brother, Eli, was killed in Thailand.[5]



Welliver has worked on several film projects, including The Doors (1991), Mobsters (1991), Mulholland Falls (1996), Rough Riders (1997), Once in the Life (2000), Biker Boyz (2003), Twisted (2004), Assault on Precinct 13 (2005). He has been cast in all four of director Ben Affleck's films to date; Gone Baby Gone (2007), The Town (2010), Argo (2012) and Live by Night (2016). He was also cast in director Michael Bay's film Transformers: Age Of Extinction in 2014.


On television, he had a recurring role as a doctor on NYPD Blue and was one of the stars of the CBS police drama Brooklyn South. Moreover, Welliver is well known for playing the semi-regular character Silas Adams on the HBO series Deadwood. Welliver played "The Representative" in two episodes of Prison Break, portrayed Kyle Hollis (a.k.a. Reverend Orson Parker) in the NBC series Life, and appeared in the season five finale of Lost as the "Man in Black", which he continued to portray during the sixth and final season.

He was introduced into FX's Sons of Anarchy midway through season two, in which he portrays Irish gun kingpin Jimmy O'Phelan. In 2009, he started playing the role of Prosecutor Glenn Childs, a rival of Chris Noth's character, in the CBS series The Good Wife. He joined the cast of the apocalyptic drama The Last Ship in a recurring role for its first two seasons, as Thorwald, a local warlord fighting underground in a dying world infected by a global pandemic.

Welliver plays the title role in the TV series Bosch from Amazon Studios. The series is based on the novels centered on the character of the same name by Michael Connelly. The first season of the series was released on Amazon Prime Video on February 13, 2015.[6]


Welliver is also the narrator of several audiobooks, including Robert B. Parker's series of American western novels, 'Appaloosa', 'Brimstone', 'Blue-Eyed Devil' and 'Ironhorse'. He has also narrated several of the Michael Connelly 'Bosch' series of crime fiction novels, including 'The Crossing', 'The Burning Room' and 'The Wrong Side of Goodbye'.


Personal lifeEdit

Welliver has been married five times.[3] His marriages to Heather Wielandt, Hollywood talent agent Dani Sexton and actress Joanna Heimbold ended in divorce. He was widowed when his fourth wife, Elizabeth W. Alexander, died of breast cancer in 2012. He has a daughter with Alexander; and two sons, with Heimbold.[8][9] He married Jose Stemkens, a Dutch fashion consultant and former model, in 2014.[10][11]



Year Production Role Notes
1990 Navy SEALs Redneck in Bar
1990 The Lost Capone Ralph Capone
1991 The Doors Macing Cop
1991 Mobsters Al Capone
1992 An American Story Jack Austin
1994 Tick, Tick, Tick Short
1994 Zero Tolerance Ray Manta
1994 Blind Justice Sumner
1995 Born to Be Wild Sergeant Markle
1996 Mulholland Falls Kenny Kamins
1997 The Clearing Short
1997 Rough Riders B.F. Goodrich
1997 The Big Fall Moe Short
2000 Cement Moe
2000 Once in the Life Torch
2003 Biker Boyz Max
2004 Twisted Dale Becker
2005 Assault on Precinct 13 Milos
2007 Gone Baby Gone Lionel McCready
2008 The Narrows Tony
2008 The Human Contract Mr. Praylis
2009 Other People's Parties Pat 'The Patriot' Prescott
2009 Handsome Harry Gebhardt
2010 Mafia II Civilians Video game voice role
2010 The Town Dino Ciampa
2012 Man on a Ledge Dante Marcus
2012 Item 47 Agent Felix Blake Short Marvel Comics film, precursor to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series.
2012 Argo Jon Bates
2012 Promised Land Rob
2013 Red 2 Senior Director of Military Intelligence Uncredited[citation needed]
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction James Savoy
2014 Poker Night Maxwell
2016 Live by Night Tim Hickey
2018 Escape Plan 2: Hades Gregor Faust
2019 Shaft Special Agent Vietti


Year Production Role Notes
1990 Matlock Johnny Bauer 1 episode
1992 L.A. Law William Boyd 1 episode
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Doug 1 episode
1992 The Commish Michael Harris 1 episode
1993 Tales from the Crypt Salucci 1 episode
1994 The X-Files Doug Spinney Episode: "Darkness Falls"
1994 One Woman's Courage Television movie
1995 New York Undercover Frankie 1 episode
1995–1998 NYPD Blue Dr. Mondzac Recurring role; 8 episodes
1996 Kindred: The Embraced Cameron 1 episode
1996 High Incident Sgt. Crispo 2 episodes
1996 Murder One Larry White 3 episodes
1997 Nash Bridges Richard Drake 1 episode
1997 Spy Game Sebastian Dane 1 episode
1997 The Practice Gordon 1 episode
1997–1998 Brooklyn South Officer Jake Lowery Main role; 22 episodes
1998 The Day Lincoln Was Shot Lewis Thornton Powell Television movie
1999 Total Recall 2070 Henry Sumers 1 episode
1999 Star Trek: Voyager Lt. Cmdr. Maxwell Burke 2 episodes
1999 Touched by an Angel Gregory/Lonnie 1 episode
1999 Mind Prey John Mail Television movie
2000 Falcone Santino 'Sonny' Napoli 1 episode
2001 Big Apple FBI Special Agent Jimmy Flynn 8 episodes
2001 Blonde The Baseball Player Television miniseries
2001 UC: Undercover Rick Jansen 1 episode
2001–2002 That's Life Dr. Eric Hackett Recurring role; 17 episodes
2002 Third Watch Cameron 1 episode
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tom Landricks 1 episode
2003 The Twilight Zone Dylan 1 episode
2003 Hack Zachary 2 episodes
2004–2006 Deadwood Silas Adams 21 episodes
2006 Law & Order Bill Whitney 1 episode
2007 Numb3rs Agent Graves 1 episode
2007 Kidnapped Senator Bill Ross 2 episodes
2007 Jericho Colonel Robert Hoffman 1 episode
2007 NCIS Navy Captain Roger Walsh 1 episode
2007 Shark Dexter Modene/Javier 1 episode
2007–2008 Life Kyle Hollis 2 episodes
2008 Prison Break Scott (The Representative) 2 episodes
2009 Monk Daniel Reese 1 episode
2009 Raising the Bar Nate Chrisman 1 episode
2009 Kings Bartender 1 episode
2009 Supernatural Roger/War 1 episode
2009–2010 Lost Man in Black 3 episodes
2010 The Closer Gregory Drisken Episode: "Help Wanted"
2009–2010 Sons of Anarchy Jimmy O'Phelan 13 episodes
2010 True Blue John Leeson Television movie
2010 Lost: The Final Journey Himself/Narrator Television documentary
2011 Law & Order: LA Attorney Kennedy Episode: "Angel's Knoll"
2011, 2015 Suits Dominic Barone 3 episodes
2009–2011 The Good Wife Glenn Childs Recurring role; 16 episodes
2011–2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mark Gabriel/Matt Gabriel 3 episodes
2011 The Awakening The Hunter Television movie
2011 Good Morning, Killer Mike Donato Television movie
2012 Grimm Farley Kolt Episode: "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau"
2012 Touch Randall Meade 3 episodes
2012 Powers Triphammer Television movie
2012 Midnight Sun Bennett Maxwell Television movie
2013 White Collar Senator Terence Pratt 2 episodes
2013–2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Felix Blake 3 episodes
2014 The Mentalist Michael Ridley 3 episodes
2014–2015 The Last Ship Thorwald 4 episodes
2015–present Bosch Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch Lead role; 50 episodes
2018 Chicago P.D. Ronald Booth Episode: "Ghosts"
2018 Hell's Kitchen Himself Guest diner; Episode: "Hot Potato"
2019 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Attorney Rob Miller Episode: "End Game"


  1. ^ a b "Welliver". The New York Times. April 8, 2005.
  2. ^ "Titus Welliver Biography (1961-)".
  3. ^ a b Grove, Lloyd (February 13, 2015). "Titus Welliver's Trek to Stardom". The Daily Beast. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Schudel, Matt. "Neil Welliver, 75, Dies". Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  5. ^ Lee, Luaine (February 11, 2015). "Traces of tragedy remain for actor Titus Welliver". The Blade. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "Amazon's Original Hour Long Drama Series Bosch". BusinessWire.
  7. ^ "Gentleman Jack". Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Titus Welliver on 'Promised Land,' fracking, his late wife". Entertainment Weekly. January 8, 2013. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "Profile". People. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  10. ^ Webber, Stephanie (April 15, 2014). "Good Wife's Titus Welliver Ties the Knot!". Us Weekly. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  11. ^ Webber, Stephanie (April 15, 2014). "Titus Welliver Marries Jose Stemkens". People Magazine. Retrieved April 22, 2017.

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