Michael Welch

Michael Welch is best known for his role as the popular Mike Newton in The Twilight Saga film series (2008-2011) and Luke Girardi in the beloved TV series Joan of Arcadia (2003-2005).

The first half of 2015 has been excellent. Welch received acclaim for his portrayal of Officer Newton, on the Award Winning show, Scandal (The Lawn Chair). Michael's newest TV project, Significance, is based on the popularseries written by Shelly Crane. In 2014 Welch had 2 films released, The Boys of Abu Ghraib, and Boy Meets Girl, with others potentially on the horizon. In November 2013 and January of this year, he filmed the paranormal thrillers, Cawdor and Until Someone Gets Hurt, respectively.

Films released in 2013 that Welch starred in were: Grace Unplugged, Hansel and Gretel Get Baked, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane and The Demented.

Welch has portrayed intense roles as the leading man in Independent films as Born Bad, Unrequited and Lost Dream.

Michael can be seen in award-winning festival favorites such as Archie's Final Project, An American Crime, United States of Leland, American Son, and The Cover-up.

Welch is familiar to television audiences for his many starring roles on Emmy Award-winning shows, most recently Grimm, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, and Bones. During the past several years he appeared on CSI, an arc on The Riches, CSI: Miami, Numb3rs, Law & Order: SVU, Crossing Jordan, NCIS, Cold Case, and Without a Trace. His earlier years included performances on Stargate: SG-1, Judging Amy, The District, Touched by an Angel, Malcolm in the Middle, The X-Files, The Pretender, 7th Heaven, Chicago Hope, and Frasier.

Welch won best actor at the 2011 First Glance Film Festival in Hollywood for his portrayal of a troubled young man in Unrequited. He is the recipient of two Young Artist Awards, first for his performance in Star Trek: Insurrection at the age of 10 as Artim, and the second for his work as Luke Girardi on the hit television series Joan of Arcadia, which ran for two seasons on CBS.

In spite of his busy schedule, it is essential to Michael to give back. Welch raised $12,000 in 2013 to drill a clean water well for a village of 500 people in Swatziland. He also received the Pioneering Spirit Award from The Thirst Project in 2011 for his outstanding efforts in raising awareness and money to provide clean drinking water. In 2010, Welch was invited to Germany by the USO to support both wounded soldiers and over 600 military youth. Welch was Co-Chair for 4th annual Walk on The Horizon, an event to raise awareness and resources for adults with disabilities. For over 10 years, Welch hosted and entertained less fortunate youth with Kids With A Cause.

Michael is represented by Curtis Talent Management and The Talent House LA.

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Cast Credits

Lucifer (2016)
Guest starring as Kyle Erikson
The Catch (2016)
Guest starring as Teddy Seavers
Z Nation (2014)
Starring as Mack Thompson (3 episodes)
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Guest starring as Kevin Heller
Scandal (2012)
Guest starring as Officer Newton
Grimm (2011)
Guest starring as Jake Barnes
Numb3rs (2005)
Guest starring as Kyle Clippard
Criminal Minds (2005)
Guest starring as Syd Pearson
  • Episode 6x02: "JJ" (Sep 29, 2010)
Bones (2005)
Guest starring as Norman Hayes
CSI: NY (2004)
Guest starring as Billy Wharton
Joan of Arcadia (2003)
Starring as Luke Girardi
NCIS (2003)
Guest starring as Kody Meyers
  • Episode 3x18: Bait (Mar 14, 2006)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Guest starring as Todd Branson
Guest starring as Steuben Lorenz
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Scott Haston
  • Episode 8x21: Pretend (May 15, 2007)
Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Guest starring as Young Jack
The X-Files (1993)
Guest starring as Trevor
  • Episode 8x10: Badlaa (Jan 21, 2001)
Frasier (1993)
Guest starring as Young Niles