Character/Job: Mike Newton
Actor/Production Person: Michael Welch
Birthday: July 25, 1987
City and State: Los Angeles, California
Official casing announcement link: From his own blog dated Feb 11, 2008: (http://www.michaelwelchonline.com/where.html) and a scanned article from Hollywood Reporter: (http://parcom.pronetworks.org/images/0211twi.JPG).
Life Bio (500-2000 words): Michael was born in Los Angeles on July 25, 1987. Michael’s acting career started at the age of 10 when he played the young Niles Crane on the television show “Frasier.” He later starred as Luke Girardi on the critically acclaimed hit television series “Joan of Arcadia” from 2003 to 2005.
Michael’s versatile acting ability is demonstrated by his guest appearances on over 25 television shows such as “Stargate SG-1”, “NCIS”, “Numb3rs”, etc. Michael has experienced in playing diverse roles such as a Buddhist monk, an autistic teen and a young man battling with the law.
Along with television and film, Michael has also acted on the stage. He got a great opportunity to play Ian McKellen’s son in "Enemy of The People" with the Royal National Theatre.
.Michael has several upcoming film projects. He has appeared in "An American Crime," "Buster’s Class Reunion," "American Son" and "The Beautiful Ordinary," and has recently completed his most challenging role in "Lost Dream." He also stars in "Day of the Dead" and "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane." Many of these films are slated to come to the theaters in 2008.
Michael has been involved with the charity, Kids with a Cause, since 1999. He received the 2005 “Star Innovative Award” for his environmental contributions. Michael has also received two Young Artist Awards for his excellence in both film and television
Fun Facts (if applicable): From The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0919616/bio):
Mike was planning on writing a one-man show, but this was put on hold because of his upcoming projects.
He is a skilled drummer and plays drums in a band with actor Joey Zimmerman.
He is close friends with his "Joan of Arcadia" (2003) co-stars Chris Marquette and Aaron Himelstein who played the recurring character Adam and Friedman respectively on that series.
Mike got his first car, a Toyota Prius, in October 2004.
His family owns a dog named Charley, which was a runaway after the 1994 earthquake in Northridge, California, that they had rescued.
His favorite TV show is "Family Guy" (1999).
His favorite films are Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) and The Matrix (1999).
Stephenie’s comments on this person (if applicable): N/A
Film Credits (with links to official movie sites were applicable):
Day of the Dead: From IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0489018/
Choose Conner: From IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0495026/ , Official Site: http://www.blackbayentertainment.com/Site/CHOOSECONNORSYNOPSIS.html
The United States of Leland: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301976/ , Official Site: From Paramount: http://www.paramountclassics.com/leland/ and Media 8 Entertainment: http://www.media8ent.com/mdp/movies.asp?movieID=12
Star Trek: Insurrection or Star Trek 9: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120844/ , Official Site: From UIP: http://movies.uip.de/insurrection/index.html and Official Star Trek website: http://www.startrek.com/
The Angel Doll: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0240340/
Delivering Milo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212910/
Youtube film clips: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDPL8B1nIhE&feature=related
Lost Dream trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpgkbi-FzSY (Warning: this clip does have the “F” word sprinkled in from Mike’s costar’s character)
Mike Welch on Numb3rs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_EeOKbD3dQ
Mike Welch Demo Reel (from a variety of TV shows and movies): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VMXe6hzgBc&feature=related
Fan clip of Luke (Mike Welch) and Grace from Joan of Arcadia (some dialogue and set to the All American Rejects song “Dirty Little Secret”): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JKWJhiBnIw
Fan clip of Mike Welch’s character John O’Neill on Stargate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwZkTszaoug
Up coming Projects: The Grind (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1209331/)
Lost Dream (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1029139/)
The Thacker Case (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1153543/)
Untitled David Lee Miller Project (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0492896/)
American Son (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1037004/)
Non-Twilight Interview Links (Youtube/other news sites): Most of Mike’s interviews can be found on his website:
Fan sites (were applicable): Teenidol4you: http://www.teenidols4you.com/pictures.html?g=Actors&pe=michael_welch
Michael’s UK Fan Forum: http://www.dazzlingstarz.com/michaelwforum/
Photo gallery links:
Mike Slideshow: http://www.michaelwelchonline.com/photo_just_mike.html
Friends and Family: http://www.michaelwelchonline.com/photo_family.html
Behind the Scenes (No pictures from Twilight): http://www.michaelwelchonline.com/fun_set.html
Screen Caps: http://www.michaelwelchonline.com/photo_gallery.html
Send Fan Mail to: Michael’s Official MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/officialmichaelwelch
Email Michael at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This actor bio was prepared by: Cullengirl