Titus B. Welliver (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.
Welliver in February 2015
Titus B. Welliver
March 12, 1962
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
|Spouse(s)||Heather Wielandt (div. 1989) |
(m. 1992; div. 1996)
(m. 1998; div. 2004)
Elizabeth W. Alexander
(m. 2005; her death 2012)
Jose Stemkens (m. 2014)
|Relatives||Neil Welliver (father)|
Welliver was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Norma Cripps, a fashion illustrator, and Neil Welliver, a landscape painter. He studied drama at New York University in the early 1980s, before his film and television career began to take off.
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, and his younger brother, Eli, was killed in Thailand.
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.
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'.
Welliver has been married five times. 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. He married Jose Stemkens, a Dutch fashion consultant and former model, in 2014.
|1990||Navy SEALs||Redneck in Bar|
|1990||The Lost Capone||Ralph Capone|
|1991||The Doors||Macing Cop|
|1992||An American Story||Jack Austin|
|1994||Tick, Tick, Tick||Short|
|1994||Zero Tolerance||Ray Manta|
|1995||Born to Be Wild||Sergeant Markle|
|1996||Mulholland Falls||Kenny Kamins|
|1997||Rough Riders||B.F. Goodrich|
|1997||The Big Fall||Moe||Short|
|2000||Once in the Life||Torch|
|2005||Assault on Precinct 13||Milos|
|2007||Gone Baby Gone||Lionel McCready|
|2008||The Human Contract||Mr. Praylis|
|2009||Other People's Parties||Pat 'The Patriot' Prescott|
|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.|
|2013||Red 2||Senior Director of Military Intelligence||Uncredited|
|2014||Transformers: Age of Extinction||James Savoy|
|2016||Live by Night||Tim Hickey|
|2018||Escape Plan 2: Hades||Gregor Faust|
|2019||Shaft||Special Agent Vietti|
|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|
|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|
|2009–2010||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||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"|
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- "Titus Welliver Biography (1961-)". FilmReference.com.
- Grove, Lloyd (February 13, 2015). "Titus Welliver's Trek to Stardom". The Daily Beast. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
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- "Profile". People. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
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- Webber, Stephanie (April 15, 2014). "Titus Welliver Marries Jose Stemkens". People Magazine. Retrieved April 22, 2017.