Michael Welch has amassed a long string of acting credits in TV series and feature films including the popular teen vampire saga "Twilight. " Born in Los Angeles, he started acting at the early age of 10 with a turn on the enormously popular "Frasier," playing a young version of Niles. In the same year, he had his first feature film experience in "Star Trek: Insurrection," earning a Young Artist Award for his performance. He next appeared in guest and recurring roles in a broad variety of series, including the long-running supernatural drama "The X-Files" and the sitcom featuring Christina Applegate as a single mother, "Jesse." He landed a regular role as the younger brother of the girl who talks to God on "Joan of Arcadia," earning further acclaim. He was cast as the All-American handsome teen in feature films such as the horror flicks "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" and "Day of the Dead." He gained greater exposure as a recurring supporting character in "The Twilight Saga," the series of vampire romances featuring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, based on the books by Stephenie Meyer.