Until landing the starring role as hard-bitten LA detective Hieronymus ‘Harry’ Bosch in Bosch, Titus Welliver, 56, was one of those ‘I know that guy’ character actors, a familiar face that has popped up as a guest or recurring character ubiquitously on TV and movie screens over the last 26 years.
He’s been the go-to guy to play heavies, lawyers, cops, doctors, smoke monsters (you know the usual) and often characters with a dark edge. “I’m the biggest ho in television right now,” he said.
In fact, you may recognise him from such roles as...
He was The Man In Black a.k.a the smoke monster personified in Lost (spoiler alert).
As agent Felix Blake he got beaten up by a cyborg in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
As Jimmy O’Phelan, Real IRA leader in Sons of Anarchy, he had a ‘Belfast smile’ carved into his face before being stabbed to death.
He was the snarly prosecutor Glenn Childs in The Good Wife.
He played Doug, an abusive alcoholic who gets punched by Luke Perry in Beverly Hills 90210.
As Silas Adams, he was Al Swearengen’s lackey in Deadwood. Duties included slitting a politician’s throat.
He played trauma surgeon Dr. Mondzac on NYPD Blue, the guy who treated Andy Sipowicz for erectile dysfunction.
He was the thickly mustached ex-convict and alcoholic uncle to the eponymous missing girl in Gone Baby Gone.
With Jon Hamm he pursued Ben Affleck as FBI agent Dino Ciampa in The Town.
As the Transformers’ nemesis James Savoy he was tossed out of a window by Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: Age of Extinction.
He was the redneck that Charlie Sheen choked, and then lip kissed in Navy SEALs.
He was automotive engineer Dominic Barone in Suits. No relation to Ray and Robert.
He played a murderous senator in White Collar.
As an eco-terrorist in The X-Files he was killed by a deadly swarm of bioluminescent insects.
As a Senior Director of Military Intelligence in Red 2, he was threatened with a large jar of spiders by John Malkovich.
Bosch airs Thursday nights on SBS at 9:35pm. You can catch previous episodes of the show at SBS On Demand: