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Who Is Bo Welch?

Robert ‘Bo’ W. Welch III was born on November 30, 1951, in Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA; his zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and he is of American nationality. Bo Welch is an actor, film director, and production designer best known as the spouse of Catherine O’Hara, a well-known American-Canadian actress.

Education And Childhood

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Bo Welch was reared in Yardley as an only child by his father, a firefighter, and his mother, a cashier at a local supermarket.

While in elementary school, Bo exhibited an interest in being an actor, but his parents encouraged him to focus on his education and acquire a degree.

He became physically active while in high school, as he played football and basketball and appeared in multiple school plays. Bo enrolled in 1969 and subsequently went on to the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973.

Performing And Directing

In 2000, he directed the episode “Fail-Safe” of the action thriller series “Secret Agent Man,” and the following year, he helmed two episodes of the action science fiction comedy series “The Tick,” “The Big Leagues” and “Arthur Needs Space.”

He also directed the family adventure comedy film “The Cat in the Hat” in 2003, which garnered generally unfavorable reviews, and he directed five episodes of the adventure comedy-drama “A Series of Unfortunate Events” between 2017 and 2019.

He has only appeared in three films: the critically praised action adventure comedy “Men in Black II” in 2002, as well as “Men in Black 3” in 2012. In 2015, he played The Father in the short comedy film “Tiebreaker,” which starred Phil Eastman and followed a father and son playing tennis together.


Bo began work on his debut picture, “Heart of Steel,” in 1983, then three years later on the romantic drama “Violets Are Blue,” starring Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline, and Bonnie Bedelia, and about a young love that might either burn brightly or be extinguished.

Following his work on the crime film “Stark: Mirror Image” and the thriller drama “Slow Burn” both in 1986, as well as the horror comedy “The Lost Boys” in 1987, he gained recognition in 1988 when he worked on Tim Burton’s critically acclaimed fantasy comedy film “Beetlejuice,” starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Michael Keaton – the film follows a spirit who is trying to make people who have just moved into his house go insane.

Bo worked on the action fantasy comedy film “Ghostbusters II” in 1989, which won two awards and was nominated for one more, and in 1990, he was the production designer for Tim Burton’s critically acclaimed romantic fantasy film “Edward Scissorhands,” which starred Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder and won nine awards and was nominated for 24 others, including an Oscar. Following that, Bo worked on the crime fantasy picture “Batman Returns” in 1992, the family fantasy film “A Little Princess” in 1995, and the action-adventure comedy “Men in Black” in 1997, to name a few.

Bo worked on the science fiction comedy film “What Planet Are You From?” in the year 2000, and he subsequently worked as a production assistant on his first TV series, the pilot episode of the science fiction action comedy “The Tick.” His most recent production design credits include the action fantasy adventure film “Thor” in 2011, the action-adventure comedy “Men in Black 3” in 2013, and 25 episodes of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” between 2017 and 2019.


Bo was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Production Design for his work on the coming-of-age period film “The Color Purple” in 1985, and he won a BAFTA for Best Production Design for “Edward Scissorhands” in 1990.

He was nominated for an Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Production Design for “Batman Returns” in 1992.

For “A Little Princess,” he was nominated for both an Academy Award for Best Production Design and an Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Art Direction in 1995, and a year later, he won a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Production Design and was nominated for three other awards. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Production Design as well as an ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design for “Men in Black” in 1997, and his most recent nomination was for a Saturn Award for Best Production Design for “Thor” in 2011.

Relationship Status

Bo met acclaimed actress Catherine O’Hara in 1988 while they were both working on the film “Beetlejuice,” and it was film director Tim Burton who pushed Bo to take Catherine out on a date. Catherine accepted, and four years later, on April 25, 1992, they married in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. Catherine gave birth to their first son, Matthew, in 1994, and their second son, Luke, in 1997.

Bo and Catherine appear to be living a nice life in Los Angeles, California, with no rumors or controversies surrounding their marriage.

Bo hasn’t mentioned any other ladies he may have dated before to meeting Catherine, therefore he is married with two children as of September 2020.

Other Interests And Hobbies

Bo was physically quite active in his 20s and 30s, as he participated in a variety of sports with his friends and also had multiple training sessions at the gym each week – even now, Bo goes to the gym at least once a week, which accounts for his fit-looking body.

He adores animals, especially horses, and he and his wife have a farm and a horse for each of them. They also have several dogs and cats as pets.

Bo enjoys traveling, and among the cities, he has visited are London in England, Venice in Italy, and Berlin in Germany.

Bo’s favorite actors and actresses are Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Angelina Jolie, and his favorite films include the “Godfather” trilogy, “Titanic,” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

Body Structure And Net Worth

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Bo Welch is 68 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs about 150lbs (68kgs). His net worth is projected to be more than $400,000 as of September 2020, whereas Catherine’s net worth is rumored to be more than $8 million.

Who Is Catherine O’Hara?

Catherine Anne O’Hara was born on March 4, 1954, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; her zodiac sign is Pisces, and she holds dual Canadian and American citizenship.

She is arguably best recognized for her role as Aunt Ann in the 2010 historical drama film “Temple Grandin,” based on Temple’s book “Emergence,” and starring Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, and David Strathairn. The film, which follows an autistic lady who becomes one of the world’s greatest experts on the subject of humane cattle handling, won 34 prizes, including a Golden Globe, and was nominated for 36 more. Catherine was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Satellite Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance.

Catherine grew up in Toronto with her six siblings in a Catholic family of Irish origin. She attended Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute, where she met Canadian actress and comedian Robin Duke and grew interested in performing.

She began her acting career in 1974 when she joined the improvisational comedy troupe The Second City, and two years later she became a regular on their comedy sketch show “SCTV.” Catherine was invited to voice characters in many cartoons after gaining recognition. One of her first film roles was in “The Rimshots,” which did not garner much attention, but she went on to star in the Canadian children’s sitcom “Coming Up Rosie” in 1977, and then guest starred in single episodes of many series, including the horror anthology “Tales from the Crypt,” the science fiction series “The Outer Limits,” and the comedy “Dream On.”

She appeared as a supporting character in Martin Scorsese’s 1985 black comedy film “After Hours,” as well as in Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson’s 1986 romantic comedy film “Heartburn.” She first starred in the blockbuster film “Home Alone” in 1990, and she returned her part in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” in 1992. Her other significant roles include Tim Burton’s 1993 stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the 2012 3D stop-motion supernatural horror comedy film “Frankenweenie,” and the 2019 computer-animated black comedy “The Addams Family.”

Catherine was recently cast as Alma in the upcoming computer-animated adventure comedy film “Extinct,” which is slated to be released in 2017.