Kenneth Welsh

Kenneth Welsh, CM (born March 30, 1942) is a Canadian film and television actor (sometimes credited as Ken Welsh). He is known to Twin Peaks fans as the multi-faceted villain Windom Earle, and has more recently played the father of Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett) in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator. In 1984 he was nominated for a Genie Award as Best Actor for his portrayal of Reno Colt in the film "Reno and the Doc", written and directed by Charles Dennis. In 1997 Welsh directed Dennis in the latter's play "SoHo Duo" at the West Bank Theatre in New York City. Welsh was born in Edmonton, Alberta to a father who worked for the Canadian National Railway. He grew up in Alberta and studied drama at school. He later moved to Montreal and attended the National Theatre School. Following graduation, he auditioned for the Stratford Festival in Ontario and then spent the first seven years of his career on stage. Welsh has portrayed historical figures including Thomas E. Dewey, Colin Thatcher, Harry S. Truman (twice), Thomas Edison, James "Scotty" Reston, General Harry Crerar and James Baker. He has made guest appearances on the acclaimed TV series Due South and Slings and Arrows. In 2003, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. His role as the Vice-President of the United States in the 2004 environmental disaster film The Day After Tomorrow sparked some controversy due to his physical resemblance to Dick Cheney, who at the time was the real Vice President. Director ...

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Four Brothers (2005)

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Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Tyrese Gibson  •  André 3000  •  Garrett Hedlund

Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Tyrese Gibson  •  André 3000  •  Garrett Hedlund

The January Man (1989)

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Harvey Keitel

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Harvey Keitel

Absolute Power (1997)

A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder—in which the President of The United States is involved—occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run, while holding evidence that could convict the President.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Gene Hackman  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn

A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder—in which the President of The United States is involved—occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run, while holding evidence that could convict the President.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Gene Hackman  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn

Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cornell
CAST:  Paul Hogan  •  Linda Kozlowski  •  John Meillon  •  Ernie Dingo

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cornell
CAST:  Paul Hogan  •  Linda Kozlowski  •  John Meillon  •  Ernie Dingo

Double Negative (1980)

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Bloomfield
CAST:  Michael Sarrazin  •  Susan Clark  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Howard Duff

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Bloomfield
CAST:  Michael Sarrazin  •  Susan Clark  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Howard Duff

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

The Fantastic Four return to the big screen as a new and all powerful enemy threatens the Earth. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems and there are old and new enemies that pose a greater threat than the intrepid superheroes realize.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Jessica Alba  •  Chris Evans  •  Michael Chiklis

The Fantastic Four return to the big screen as a new and all powerful enemy threatens the Earth. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems and there are old and new enemies that pose a greater threat than the intrepid superheroes realize.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Jessica Alba  •  Chris Evans  •  Michael Chiklis

G-Saviour (2000)

It's the year UC 0223. With the Earth Federation collapsed, a new govenment has risen: The Congress of Settlement Nations (CONSENT). This new government tries to cover up the discovery of a new enzyme that could change humankind by feeding millions of who are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Campbell
CAST:  Brennan Elliott  •  Enuka Okuma  •  Catarina Conti  •  David Lovgren

It's the year UC 0223. With the Earth Federation collapsed, a new govenment has risen: The Congress of Settlement Nations (CONSENT). This new government tries to cover up the discovery of a new enzyme that could change humankind by feeding millions of who are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Campbell
CAST:  Brennan Elliott  •  Enuka Okuma  •  Catarina Conti  •  David Lovgren

Heartburn (1986)

Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Maureen Stapleton

Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Maureen Stapleton

Hiroshima (1995)

Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki toward the end ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode  •  Koreyoshi Kurahara
CAST:  Wesley Addy  •  Kenneth Welsh  •  Tatsuo Matsumura  •  J. Winston Carroll

Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki toward the end ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode  •  Koreyoshi Kurahara
CAST:  Wesley Addy  •  Kenneth Welsh  •  Tatsuo Matsumura  •  J. Winston Carroll

Margaret's Museum (1995)

In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single in her small Cape Breton island town. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what you do, you ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mort Ransen
CAST:  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Clive Russell  •  Craig Olejnik  •  Kate Nelligan

In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single in her small Cape Breton island town. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what you do, you ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mort Ransen
CAST:  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Clive Russell  •  Craig Olejnik  •  Kate Nelligan

Miracle (2004)

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When college coach Herb Brooks is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, he brings a unique and brash style to the ice. After assembling a team of hot-headed college all-stars, who are humiliated in an early match, Brooks unites his squad against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin O'Connor
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Sean McCann

When college coach Herb Brooks is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, he brings a unique and brash style to the ice. After assembling a team of hot-headed college all-stars, who are humiliated in an early match, Brooks unites his squad against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin O'Connor
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Sean McCann

Radio Days (1987)

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The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Woody Allen  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Larry David

The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Woody Allen  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Larry David

Silk (2007)

Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Girard
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Michael Pitt  •  Kenneth Welsh  •  Koji Yakusho

Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Girard
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Michael Pitt  •  Kenneth Welsh  •  Koji Yakusho

The Aviator (2004)

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A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Cate Blanchett  •  John C. Reilly  •  Kate Beckinsale

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Cate Blanchett  •  John C. Reilly  •  Kate Beckinsale

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Emmy Rossum  •  Dash Mihok

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Emmy Rossum  •  Dash Mihok

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Derrickson
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Campbell Scott  •  Jennifer Carpenter

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Derrickson
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Campbell Scott  •  Jennifer Carpenter

The Fog (2005)

Trapped within an eerie mist, the residents of Antonio Bay have become the unwitting victims of a horrifying vengeance. One hundred years earlier, a ship carrying lepers was purposely lured onto the rocky coastline and sank, drowning all aboard. Now they're back – ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wainwright
CAST:  Tom Welling  •  Maggie Grace  •  Selma Blair  •  DeRay Davis

Trapped within an eerie mist, the residents of Antonio Bay have become the unwitting victims of a horrifying vengeance. One hundred years earlier, a ship carrying lepers was purposely lured onto the rocky coastline and sank, drowning all aboard. Now they're back – ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wainwright
CAST:  Tom Welling  •  Maggie Grace  •  Selma Blair  •  DeRay Davis

The Freshman (1990)

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After a film student gets his belongings stolen, he meets a mobster bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. Soon, he finds himself caught up in a caper involving endangered species and fine dining.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Penelope Ann Miller

After a film student gets his belongings stolen, he meets a mobster bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. Soon, he finds himself caught up in a caper involving endangered species and fine dining.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Penelope Ann Miller

The Wrong Guy (1997)

Nelson Hibbert expects to become the new president of Nagel Industries, but Mr. Nagel gives the promotion to another employee. When Nelson barges into Nagel's office to confront him, he finds Nagel's been murdered. Fearing that he will be implicated, Nelson decides ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Steinberg
CAST:  Dave Foley  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  David Anthony Higgins  •  Colm Feore

Nelson Hibbert expects to become the new president of Nagel Industries, but Mr. Nagel gives the promotion to another employee. When Nelson barges into Nagel's office to confront him, he finds Nagel's been murdered. Fearing that he will be implicated, Nelson decides ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Steinberg
CAST:  Dave Foley  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  David Anthony Higgins  •  Colm Feore

Timecop (1994)

An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Mia Sara  •  Ron Silver  •  Bruce McGill

An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Mia Sara  •  Ron Silver  •  Bruce McGill
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