Michael Welch is a veteran actor of 20 years with nearly 100 film and television credits to his name. He has received tremendous praise throughout his career by fans, critics, and industry insiders alike for the depth and diversity of his work. Michael continues to build his career, as he always has a new project on the horizon.
Welch is best known for his role as the popular Mike Newton in the Twilight Film Series, a franchise that grossed $3.3 billion worldwide. More recently, he appeared as a regular on Z Nation, Syfy’s hit original zombie series that’s just been renewed for a fourth season. Michael was also a lead in the beloved, Emmy-nominated CBS show, Joan of Arcadia, for which he received his second Young Artist Award. His first feature film experience was as Artim in Star Trek: Insurrection, the ninth installment of the epic franchise.
One of his more popular roles was as “Young Jack O’ Neil,” playing a clone of Richard Dean Anderson’s iconic character in Stargate: SG1. Other Sci-Fi appearances include stints on Lucifer, Grimm, Hansel and Gretel Get Baked, Day of the Dead, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Birds of Prey, The Invisible Man, and The X-Files.
Welch is passionate about the issue of clean water and is heavily involved with The Thirst Project, a youth oriented non-profit that builds fresh-water wells in developing communities.
Michael is 30 years old and married to Set Dresser, Samantha Welch. They’re expecting their first child, Parker Ann, in January 2018.