Christopher Evan Welch, the actor whose roles on New York stages led to a series of film and television parts, including a regular spot on AMC’s Rubicon, has died in Southern California.
His family said in a statement Wednesday that Welch died Dec. 2 in Santa Monica. He was 48 and had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Dallas-born actor won an Obie Award in 2000 for his performance in A Streetcar Named Desire at the New York Theatre Workshop.
On television, Welch had roles in The Sopranos and The Good Wife, in addition to the conspiracy-themed drama Rubicon.
Last year he played a clerk in the House of Representatives in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.
Welch is survived by his wife, Emma, their daughter June Harper, his parents, a brother and a sister.