Christopher Evan Welch Dead: ‘Rubicon’ Actor Passes Away At 48

Thu, December 12, 2013 3:03pm EDT by 3 Comments
Christopher Evan Welch Dead

So sad! Christopher, a character actor best known as Grant Test in the TV show ‘Rubicon’ died of lung cancer on Dec. 2. He was 48 years old.

Christopher Evan Welch, the well-known Hollywood film and television actor who won over legions of fans in Lincoln and Rubicon, passed away in Santa Monica, Calif. on Dec 2.

Christopher Evan Welch Dead: ‘Rubicon’ Actor Passes Away At 48

Christopher’s family members announced the sad news on Dec. 11 in a statement, nine days after his Dec. 2 death. He died in a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. of lung cancer complications.

The actor, who was born in Dallas, won an Obie Award in 2000 for his New York Theatre Workshop performance of “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

Christopher is survived by his wife Emma Roberts Welch, their three-year-old daughter June Harper; his mother, Katherine Welch Burke; his father, William; his brother, Derek; and his sister, McKenna Marx.

Christopher Evan Welch: Had Many TV, Film & Theater Roles

Christopher was also a talented theater actor, and was in London Assurance on Broadway in 1997.

His television roles include The SopranosThe Good Wife, Golden Boy, Elementary, Law & Order, Nurse Jackie and The Practice, and is best known for his recurring role on the spy drama Rubicon as Grant Test. He also played Reynaldo in a TV version of Hamlet.

His film roles include The Stepford WivesThe InterpreterThe Good Shepherd, Lincoln, Syrup, Admission, Whatever Works, War of the Worlds and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (as the narrator). sends thoughts and prayers to Christopher’s friends, family, and colleagues during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

— Ivy Jacobson

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