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Kenneth Welsh

Kenneth Welsh was born in Edmonton, Alberta and received his theatre training at the University of Alberta and the National Theatre School of Canada. In New York City Mr. Welsh starred in the North American premieres of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, Andy Bergman's Social Security, Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class, David Mercer's Ride a Cock Horse, Terence McNally's Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune opposite Kathy Bates, and The Little Foxes with Stockard Channing. He also wrote and performed his cabaret piece, Standup Shakespeare, off Broadway and directed by Mike Nichols. In a recent return to the stage, he played Jacob in David French's Leaving Home at the Soulpepper Theatre, where he was also seen in a solo performance of Dylan Thomas' Under Milkwood. He will appear in the Canadian premiere of Tom Stoppard's Rock ‘n Roll in the fall at Canadian Stage. Among Mr. Welsh's many film and television credits are Twin Peaks (the series), The Day After Tomorrow, Four Brothers, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Miracle, Grey Gardens, Legends of the Fall, and Adoration. A multiple Gemini award winner, Drama League and ACTRA Award recipient, Mr. Welsh has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta, the Gascon-Thomas Award from the National Theatre School and is a recipient of the Earl Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement. He is also a Member of the Order of Canada.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.

Kenneth Welsh Facts

BirthdayMarch 30, 1942 (81)
BirthplaceEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Kenneth Welsh compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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