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Titus B. Welliver is an American actor and painter. He is known for his recurring roles in film and television and his portrayal of the The Man in Black on Lost.

Early lifeEdit

Welliver was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Norma Cripps, a fashion illustrator, and the landscape painter Neil Welliver. He studied drama at New York University in the early 1980s, before his film and television career began to take off.


Welliver has worked on several film projects, including The Doors, Rough Riders, Mulholland Falls, Twisted, Biker Boyz, and Assault on Precinct 13.

He played Al Capone in the movie Mobsters, had a recurring role as a doctor on the television show NYPD Blue, and was one of the stars of the CBS police drama Brooklyn South. Moreover, Welliver is well known for playing the semi-regular character Silas Adams on the HBO series Deadwood, as well as for his prominent role as Lionel McCready in Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone. He is a longtime friend of actor Laurence Fishburne, with whom he appeared in Fishburne's directorial debut Once in the Life.

Welliver played "The Representative" in two episodes of Prison Break. He portrayed Kyle Hollis (a.k.a. Reverend Orson Parker) in the NBC series Life, appeared in the season five finale of Lost as the "The Man in Black" and continued to portray this character during the sixth and final season.

He was introduced into FX's Sons of Anarchy midway through season two, in which he portrays Irish gun kingpin Jimmy O'Phelan. In 2009, he started playing the role of Prosecutor Glenn Childs, a rival of Chris Noth's character, in the CBS series The Good Wife. He appeared in the apocalyptic drama, The Last Ship as Thorwald, a local warlord fighting underground in a dying world infected by a global pandemic.

He is also the ambassador for Gentleman Jack's "What is the order?" campaign. Welliver also is currently appearing in television advertisements for Comcast Business Class.

Welliver plays the title role in the TV series Bosch from Amazon Studios. The series is based on the novels centered on the character of the same name by Michael Connelly. The first season of the series was released on Amazon Prime Video on February 13, 2015.

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