In a career as an actress, comedian, and screenwriter, Catherine O’Hara has nabbed almost every award including a Genie Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and five Canadian Screen Awards. The Canadian- American actress has amassed a massive fan following in Canada and was also appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2018. However, O’Hara is not alone in her fame. She is married to Bo Welch, who like O’Hara, boasts excellency in more than one field. And while O’Hara is undoubtedly the more famous of the two, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Bo Welch.
Bo Welch is an American production designer, art director, film and television director, and occasional actor. He has a net worth of $5 Million. On the physical side of things, Baston has a rectangular body with fair skin and he possesses blue eyes and brown hair.
Robert ‘Bo’ W. Welch III was born on the 30th of November, 1951, in Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States. The only child of the family, Welch spent most of his early life in Yardley with his father, who worked as a firefighter, and his mother, who worked as a cashier at the local supermarket.
Welch developed an interest in movies at a very young age but continued with his education after high school instead of trying his hand at the trade. He graduated from a local high school in 1969 and enrolled at the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973.
Interested in the creative side of making movies, Welch made his debut in the entertainment industry in 1983 with the movie, The Star Chamber. The same year, Welch also worked on Heart of Steel. After working on Swing Shift, Best Defense, and The Hoboken Chicken Emergency as an art director in 1984, Welch made his debut as a production designer. His debut movie was the 1985 movie, The Color Purple. Welch was able to secure a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Production Design for the movie.
Since then, Welch has continued his work as a production designer and has worked on several award-winning movies. Some of his works include, Violets are Blue (1986), The Lost Boys (1987), The Accidental Tourist (1988), Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990) which won him a BAFTA for Best Production Design, Batman Returns (1992) which was nominated for and Awards Circuit Community Awards for Best Production Design, A Little Princess (1995) which was nominated for both Academy Award for Best Production Design and Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Art Direction. But of all the star stellar work Welch has done in his career, his best work came in the 1996 movie Birdcage, which not only won Welch a LAFCA Award for Best Production Design but was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Production Design, ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, and Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Art Direction.
Welch also worked as the primary production designer for the Men in Black Trilogy and the 2011 Thor Movie. Welch’s only foray into TV series came in 2017 when he served as the production designer for A Series of Unfortunate Events. Over the years, Welch has also sat in the director seat and has worked on a few movies including Secret Agent Man (2000), The Tick (2001), The Cat in the Hat (2003), and A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017-2019). Welch was also seen on screen in a few of his movies including Men In Black II (2002), Men In Black 3 (2012), and Tiebreaker (2014).
Bo Welch is happily married to star actress, comedian, and screenwriter, Catherine O’Hara. Much like Welch, O’Hara is the recipient of numerous awards and is renowned in Canada. The pair first met on the set of the 1988 movie Beetlejuice and began dating soon after. They tied the knot in 1992 and since the pair has been together. In the years of marriage, the pair has given birth to two children Matthew Welch (born in 1994) and Luke Welch (born in 1997).
A quick write on his wife, Catherine O’Hara:
Catherine O’Hara is a Canadian actress, comedian, and writer. She was born on March 4, 1954, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
O’Hara began her career as a cast member on the comedy series “SCTV,” which aired in Canada in the 1970s and 1980s. She later appeared in numerous films, including “Beetlejuice,” “Home Alone,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and “Best in Show.”
O’Hara is also known for her work on television. She starred in the HBO series “Six Feet Under” and had a recurring role on the ABC comedy series “Modern Family.” She is perhaps best known for her role as Moira Rose on the Canadian television series “Schitt’s Creek,” which aired from 2015 to 2020. Her performance on the show earned her critical acclaim and several awards, including an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Aside from her acting career, O’Hara has also worked as a writer and producer. She co-wrote and starred in the film “A Mighty Wind” with fellow “SCTV” alum Christopher Guest.
O’Hara has been recognized for her work with numerous awards and honors, including a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Order of Canada, the country’s second-highest civilian honor.
Bo Welch Wiki/Bio Facts:
Robert ‘Bo’ W. Welch III
November 30, 1951
71 years old
Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States
University of Arizona
Robert W. Welch II
atherine O’Hara (m. 1992-present)
Matthew Welch, Luke Welch
Production designer, Art director, Film and television director, and Occasional actor