Actor Kenneth Welsh (‘Twin Peaks’) dies at 80.
Prolific Canadian actor Kenneth Welsh, whose career spans theater, television, and film, has died at the age of 80. This has been confirmed by his representative, Pam Winter, to media such as CBC News, stating that Welsh “died peacefully last night surrounded by his loved ones .” Shortly thereafter, ACTRA Toronto, the Canadian Actors Guild, has honored him while identifying him as “one of Canada’s greatest performers of all time, with hundreds of memorable roles over the decades”. “We will miss him very much,” the statement concluded. Welsh was born in 1942 in Edmonton, Alberta, and had been performing nonstop since the 1960s.
Specialized in classical theater, within the audiovisual Welsh used to play secondary roles but with an overwhelming personality, being a professional guarantee in the few minutes that the script provided for him. This is how she entered Woody Allen’s radar, participating in two of his films ( Another Woman and Radio Days, where we only heard his voice) so that, at the end of the 80s, famous films began to abound in the that intervened Welsh was in Crocodile Dundee II, and throughout the 90s we could see him in Timecop, Legends of the Fall or Absolute Power, by Clint Eastwood. In the new century, he appeared in fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Day After Tomorrow, or The Exorcism of Emily Rose .
It was on television, however, that Welsh established a more fruitful bond with the public. And it is that he not only made special appearances in The X Files or Star Trek Discovery but in the early 90s he was cast as Windom Earle in Twin Peaks, David Lynch’s mythical series. Welsh was thus one of the main actors in the controversial second season, playing an FBI agent who had succumbed to madness and had a score to settle with the protagonist Dale Cooper, played by Kyle MacLachlan.
According to the reports, the cause of death has not been revealed yet. We are trying to get the right information related to it. However, we will update our readers as soon as we get any information.