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Christopher Evan Welch, Actor on Stage and Screen, Dies in L.A.

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9:30 PM EST, December 2, 2013

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Christopher Evan Welch, who appeared onstage in numerous plays, in films including Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" and "Lincoln," Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," as well as on television, died early Monday at a Los Angeles hospital, his agency Paradigm confirmed. He is believed to have been 48.

The actor had been in L.A. shooting a role in the upcoming HBO series "Silicon Valley."

Welch made his Broadway debut in 1997 in the play "London Assurance." He played the Reverend Samuel Parris in the 2002 revival of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" on the Rialto and had a role in "Festen" in 2006. He also had numerous off-Broadway credits.

Other film credits include 2004′s "The Stepford Wives," Sydney Pollack's "The Interpreter," "The Hoax," "The Good Shepherd" and "Synecdoche, NY." He was the narrator of "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

In 2010 he was a series regular on AMC's cerebral spy drama "Rubicon" as Grant Test. His first TV credit came in 1993 for voice work on "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" as Miles "Tails" Prower. He went on to guest on series including "The Sopranos," "The Practice," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: SVU" and "The Good Wife."

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