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Michael Welch

Biography

Actor who have portrayed Luke Girardi on it series Joan of Arcadia and made his debut while Adolescent Niles Crane with an bout of Frasier. He was also solid as Mack for the series Z Country. He started his acting profession at age group 10, playing young versions of well-known television personas. He performed Mike Newton in the Twilight film series. He includes a sister called Sarah and two nephews and two nieces. He was wedded to Marissa Lefton from 2008 until 2011. He later on wedded Samantha Maggio in 2016. He was solid in the Twilight film series alongside Kristen Stewart.

Quick Facts


Full Name Michael Welch
Date Of Birth July 25, 1987
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.77 m
Profession TV Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Samantha Maggio, Marissa Lefton
Siblings Sarah Welch
Awards Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
Movies Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Hansel & Gretel Get Baked, Boy Meets Girl, Day of the Dead, Star Trek: Insurrection, Born Bad, The Boys of Abu Ghraib, The Last Survivors, Archie's Final Project, The United States of Leland, The Coverup, A Haunting In Cawdor, Choose Connor, An American Crime, American Son, The Angel Doll, Lost Dream, Remember the Daze, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, Wilderness Love, Chasing Eagle Rock, The Grind, A Killer Walks Amongst Us, Grace Unplugged, Beware of the Demented, The Perceivers, An Old Man's Gold, Unrequited
TV Shows Joan of Arcadia, Disney's House of Mouse, Z Nation
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Guest starred with Joan of Arcadia co-star Christopher Marquette in Criminal Minds' episode "JJ" (2010). Joan's dad, Joe Mantegna, is a regular cast member of Criminal Minds.
2His mother is of Russian Jewish descent.
3In July 2010, Michael was invited to Germany, by the USO to be the celebrity guest for their first USO educational tour. He worked with over 600 students and spent time with wounded soldiers.
4Has worked with two different actors who were born on January 23, 1950: Richard Dean Anderson in the Stargate SG-1 (1997) episode "Fragile Balance" and Richard Gilliland in the Joan of Arcadia (2003) episodes "Death Be Not Whatever" and "The Devil Made Me Do It".
5Andrew Dorsett, the Young Frasier to his Young Niles in Frasier (1993) episode "Where Every Bloke Knows Your Name," plays in a band with one of Welch's friends who is also one of his former drum instructors.
6Has two nephews named Paul and Sammy and 2 nieces named Sarah and Sophie.
7Got his first car, a Toyota Prius, in October 2004.
8The actresses who played his girlfriends, Mageina Tovah and Becky Wahlstrom, in Joan of Arcadia (2003) were eight and twelve years older than him respectively even though they were all supposed to be much the same age.
9Appeared in episodes of two different television series which originally aired on January 21, 2001 on Fox: The X-Files (1993) episode "Badlaa" and Malcolm in the Middle (2000) episode "New Neighbors."
10Is close friends with his Joan of Arcadia (2003) co-star Chris Marquette and Aaron Himelstein who played the recurring character Friedman on that series.
11Has worked with two actors who appeared in versions of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers": Richard Dean Anderson (who he appeared with in the Stargate SG-1 (1997) episode "Fragile Balance") played Adam McFadden in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982), Russ Tamblyn (who he appeared with in the Joan of Arcadia (2003) episodes "Night without Stars", "Do the Math" and "Friday Night") played Gideon Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954).
12As his eyes are blue in real-life, he had to wear contact lenses when playing the younger version of Colonel Jack O'Neill in the Stargate SG-1 (1997) episode "Fragile Balance" as Richard Dean Anderson (who plays the usual version of the character) has brown eyes.
13Michael got engaged to Samantha at the Thirst Project Gala, 2015. Sarah, Michael's older sister, works as an outreach director as an Optometrist. She is married to Paul and they have a son. Michael also enjoys a close extended family.
14Comments that after shooting the entire first season of Joan of Arcadia (2003), he was recognized just as equally from a single episode of Stargate SG-1 (1997).
15Part of what got him into acting was his flexible ability to accurately emulate other roles and dialects.
16Played a younger version of Colonel Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) in the Stargate SG-1 (1997) episode, 'Fragile Balance.' His Joan of Arcadia (2003) co-star Mary Steenburgen has been mentioned several times on that series as being O'Neill's heartthrob.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Asomatous2017post-productionJerry
M.F.A.2017post-productionMason
Karkutong2016Short completedVinnie
Until Someone Gets Hurt2016completedTim
Another Period2016TV SeriesFranklin D. Roosevelt
A Killer Walks Amongst Us2016Jury
The Catch2016TV SeriesTeddy Seavers
Lucifer2016TV SeriesKyle Erikson
Heatstroke2016ShortMike
The Grounds2016Jack
Chasing Eagle Rock2015J.R.
Z Nation2014-2015TV SeriesMack Mack Thompson
A Haunting in Cawdor2015Roddy
The Perceivers2015ShortDuncan
NCIS: New Orleans2015TV SeriesKevin Heller
Scandal2015TV SeriesOfficer Newton
Boy Meets Girl2014/IRobby Riley
The Last Survivors2014Gabriel
Boys of Abu Ghraib2014Pits
Rough Hustle2014Jimmy
Grimm2013TV SeriesJake Barnes
Grace Unplugged2013Quentin
The Demented2013Howard
Hansel & Gretel Get Baked2013Hansel
CSI: NY2012TV SeriesBilly Wharton
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 22012Mike Newton (credit only)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 12011Mike
Born Bad2011VideoDenny
Bones2011TV SeriesNorman Hayes
Criminal Minds2010TV SeriesSyd Pearson
Unrequited2010Ben Jacobs
Glenn Martin DDS2010TV Series
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse2010Mike
The Twilight Saga: New Moon2009Mike
Fault Line2009/I
Lost Dream2009Perry
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2002-2009TV SeriesSteuben Lorenz / Todd Branson
The Grind2009/IIJosh
Archie's Final Project2009Earl
Twilight2008/IMike Newton
The Coverup2008Kevin Thacker
The Riches2008TV SeriesIke
Day of the Dead2008VideoTrevor Bowman
American Son2008Goldie
CSI: Miami2007TV SeriesShane Partney
Numb3rs2007TV SeriesKyle Clippard
Choose Connor2007Max
Remember the Daze2007Stephen
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007TV SeriesScott Heston
An American Crime2007Teddy
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane2006Emmet
Crossing Jordan2006TV SeriesJosh Winter
NCIS2006TV SeriesKody Meyers
Cold Case2005TV SeriesDaniel Potter - 1972
Strong Medicine2005TV SeriesWin
Without a Trace2005TV SeriesLance
Joan of Arcadia2003-2005TV SeriesLuke Girardi
Fillmore!2003-2004TV SeriesDimitri / Young Artist / NJ / ...
Hey Arnold!2002-2003TV SeriesCurly Gammelthorpe
Stargate SG-12003TV SeriesYoung Jack O'Neill
Lloyd in Space2003TV Series
The United States of Leland2003Ryan Pollard
House of Mouse2001-2002TV SeriesPinocchio
Birds of Prey2002TV Series14 Year Old 'Guy'
The Angel Doll2002Little Jerry Barlow
Rocket Power: Race Across New Zealand2002TV MovieTheodore McGill (voice)
Judging Amy2001TV SeriesMike Amble
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse2001VideoPinocchio (voice)
The District2001TV SeriesChristian Gilroy
Touched by an Angel2001TV SeriesRobby McGregor
The Invisible Man2001TV SeriesAdam Reese
Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge2001Video Game voice
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple2001TV MovieButte Whipple
Malcolm in the Middle2001TV SeriesJosh
The X-Files2001TV SeriesTrevor
Delivering Milo2001Mr. Owen
The Drew Carey Show2000TV SeriesScout #1
Personally Yours2000TV MovieSam Stanton
American Adventure2000TV MovieKevin
The Pretender2000TV SeriesEric Gantry
Straight Right2000Joey Geddes
Shasta McNasty2000TV SeriesJeff
Ladies Man2000TV SeriesKyle
Tarzan Activity Center1999Video Game voice
Jesse1999TV SeriesGabe
Norm1999TV SeriesJimmy
Villains' Revenge1999Video GamePeter Pan (voice)
Walker, Texas Ranger1999TV SeriesAdam Crossland
7th Heaven1999TV SeriesDonovan Birbeck
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place1998-1999TV SeriesMichael Rush
Star Trek: Insurrection1998Artim
Chicago Hope1998TV SeriesLama Topa Rinpoche
Veronica's Closet1998TV SeriesAaron
Frasier1998TV SeriesYoung Niles

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
From the Mouths of Babes2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Love Cures Cancer: Take a Chance on Love II2011DocumentaryHimself - Love Cures Cancer Video Host And Guest
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Actors Reporter Interviews2010TV SeriesHimself
Stage 52009TV SeriesHimself
2009 MTV Movie Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Surviving the Grind2009DocumentaryHimself
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards2004TV SpecialHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014FilmOut Festival AwardFilmOut San Diego, USBest ActorBoy Meets Girl (2014)
2014Iris PrizeIris Prize FestivalBest ActorBoy Meets Girl (2014)
2011Festival AwardLos Angeles FirstGlance Film FestivalBest ActorUnrequited (2010)
2004Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young ActorJoan of Arcadia (2003)
1999Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young ActorStar Trek: Insurrection (1998)


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#Quote
1Just don't forget to be alive while you're living, that's all I'm saying. :)
2[on being raised by a Protestant father and a Jewish mother] I have a cool family... We are not strict about things.
3I always thought it'd be fun to go to a sci-fi convention, watch a bunch of Klingons walking around, all of that kind of stuff.
4[You have to] put your own ego aside and do what's right for the role. I've always been willing to do that. I really don't care what I look like as long as it fits with the thing I'm working on.
5(Regarding his performance as Luke on "Joan of Arcadia") I don't feel that I'm playing it like a nerd. I've never liked to play stereotypes.


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