Bo Welch

Director, 2nd unit director, Architect
Bo Welch has become established as one of the most gifted and versatile production designers in contemporary cinema. He has forged significant collaborations with a number of top directors, earning four Oscar ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1951 in Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Art Department (31)

Men in Black 3 2012 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Thor 2011 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Land of the Lost 2009 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Space Chimps 2008 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Men in Black II 2002 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Wild Wild West 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Primary Colors 1998 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Men in Black 1997 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Birdcage 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

A Little Princess 1995 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Wolf 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Batman Returns 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Grand Canyon 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Edward Scissorhands 1990 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Ghostbusters II 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Beetlejuice 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Accidental Tourist 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Lost Boys 1987 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Violets Are Blue 1986 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Color Purple 1985 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Best Defense 1984 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Swing Shift 1984 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Star Chamber 1983 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

History of the World Part I 1981 (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Looker 1981 (Movie)

set design (Set Designer)

Used Cars 1980 (Movie)

art direction assistant (Assistant Art Director)

The Long Riders 1979 (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Heart of Steel (TV Show)

Art Director

Stark: Mirror Image (TV Show)

Production Designer
Director (4)

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Tick 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Secret Agent Man 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

A Little Princess 1995 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Actor (1)

Biography

Bo Welch has become established as one of the most gifted and versatile production designers in contemporary cinema. He has forged significant collaborations with a number of top directors, earning four Oscar nominations along the way and earning his own turns behind the camera.

Relationships

Robert W Welch

Father

Luke Welch

Son

Matthew Welch

Son

Catherine O'Hara Actor

Wife
Married April 25, 1992

EDUCATION

College of Architecture, University of Arizona

Tucson , Arizona 1975

Milestones

2002

Again teamed with Barry Sonnenfeld as production designer of "Men in Black II"

2001

Directed two episodes of "The Tick" (The WB); also served as production designer on the pilot

2000

Reunited with director Mike Nichols as production designer of "What Planet Are You From?"

2000

TV directing debut with episode of "Secret Agent Man" (UPN)

2000

Had been announced to make feature directorial debut on "Sprockets", starring Mike Myers before Myers abandonded project

1999

Designed "Primary Colors" for Mike Nichols

1999

Reteamed with Sonnenfeld for the outlandish "Wild Wild West"

1997

Received another Academy Award nomination for "Men in Black", directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

1996

Garnered third Oscar nod for "The Birdcage"

1995

Was 2nd unit director for "A Little Princess"; also designed the production; earned second Oscar nomination

1988

Served as production designer on "Beetlejuice"; first collaboration with Tim Burton

1987

First credit as production designer "The Lost Boys"

1985

Earned first Oscar nomination, as art director on Steven Spielberg's "The Color Purple"

1983

First TV credit, the ABC movie "Heart of Steel"

Worked as freelance art decorator on productions like "Violets Are Blue", "Swing Shift", "Mommie Dearest"

Went to work as set designer at Universal Studios

After college, worked in L.A. as an architecht

Feature directorial debut with "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat" (lensed 2002), starring Mike Myers

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