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'Rubicon' actor Christopher Evan Welch dies at 48

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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.