Bo Welch Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 19 Oct, 2020
Facts of Bo Welch
Date of Birth: 1951 , November-30
Age: 69 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Bo Welch
Birth Name Robert W. Welch III
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA
Profession Production Designer, Art Director, Film and Television Director, Actor
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Married Yes
Married to Catherine O'Hara (April 25, 1992 - present)
Children 2
Education University of Arizona College of Architecture
Awards BAFTA Award, 20/20 Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award
Movies (As a Production Designer): Violets Are Blue..., The Color Purple, The Lost Boys, Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters II, Batman Returns, A Little Princess, The Birdcage, Men in Black, Men in Black II, Land of the Lost, Thor, Men in Black 3
TV Show (As a Production Designer): The Tick, A Series of Unfortunate Events
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Bo Welch is a four-time Academy Award-winning production designer, art director, film and TV director, as well as an actor. He is most known for his work as a production designer on movies like Violets Are Blue..., The Color Purple, The Lost Boys, Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters II, Batman Returns, A Little Princess, The Birdcage, Men in Black, Men in Black II, Land of the Lost, Thor, and Men in Black 3

How Old is Bo Welch? Where was he Educated?

Bo Welch was born on November 30, 1951, as Robert W. Welch III. He is 68 years old at the time of this writing. 

A native of Yardley, Pennsylvania, Welch is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Architecture.  

Career

Bo Welch began working professionally as a production designer in the mid-'80s. He made his feature debut with Steven Spielberg's 1985 coming-of-age period drama The Color Purple. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Production Design. He has received three consecutive Oscar nominations, namely for the movies A Little Princess (1995), The Birdcage (1996), and Men in Black (1997).

Besides that, he has been a production/art designer for blockbuster movies like Ghostbusters II, Men in Black II, Land of the Lost, Thor, and Men in Black 3.  

Bo Welch (right) on-set of the 2003 fantasy-comedy The Cat in the Hat SOURCE: IMDb

Welch made his directorial debut in 2000 and helped direct episodes of TV shows like Secret Agent Man and The Tick. His feature film directorial debut was the critically-panned 2003 fantasy-comedy The Cat in the Hat

Bo Welch has also collaborated with the seminal filmmaker Tim Burton on his movies Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), and Batman Returns (1992). 

Father of Two Sons with Wife Catherine O'Hara

Bo Welch has been married for nearly three decades to the Canadian actress Catherine O'Hara. O'Hara is an eminent film and television actress who has won numerous awards including two Primetime Emmy Awards. She is known for TV shows like Schitt's Creek, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Six Feet Under; as well as movies like For Your Consideration, Home Alone, and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. 

Bo Welch with his wife Catherine O'Hara SOURCE: Talkies Network

Welch first met Catherine while filming the Tim Burton 1988 fantasy-comedy movie Beetlejuice with Burton playing the matchmaker. They tied the knot on April 25, 1992, and have been together now for 28 years. They have two sons together: Matthew Welch (born in 1994) and Luke Welch (born in 1997). 

What is Bo Welch's Net Worth in 2020?

Bo Welch supposedly has a net worth as high as $5 million according to some online sources. The 68-year-old is a  production designer, art director, film and TV director, as well as an occasional actor. He has been nominated for an Academy Award four times, each for his work in the movies The Color Purple, A Little Princess, The Birdcage, and Men in Black.                

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