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 fifth season. Michael was also a regular as Luke Girardi 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 iconic franchise.
In 2017, Michael appeared in THE BACHELOR NEXT DOOR, ASOMATOUS, A KILLER WALKS AMONGST US and the critically acclaimed M.F.A. opposite Francesca Eastwood. His 2018 releases will include THE PURPLE ROSE, BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT and TOGETHER.
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.
He's happily married to Set Dresser Samantha Welch and they a beautiful baby girl, Parker Ann.
Michael is represented by KMR and Grit Artists.