Mostly Credited As: Jonathan Welsh
Date Of Birth: April 03, 1947 (Age 57)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario
Date Of Death: January 27, 2005
Welsh was born and educated in St. Catharines, Ontario. His training was an apprenticeship with the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake. In 1967, he went to the U.K. as a one-man Canadian Centennial project, touring British universities reading works by such Canadian poets as Layton, Cohen, and Milt Acorn.
He remained in Britain to work with various theatre groups, until he returned to Canada to further his theatrical career in this country. He has appeared in the rock musical "Hair" at Toronto's Royal. Alex, was a member of the St. Lawrence Centre company, and has appeared with the Stratford Festival.
He embarked on a television career, whose credits include "Police Surgeon,"The Collaborators," "The Play's the Thing," "Peep Show," "King of Kensington," and "The National Dream."
In 1975 he guest-starred in a Sidestreet episode, and in 1976 began his role as Sgt. Olsen.
Welsh lives in Toronto, and his interests include painting and writing poetry. "But my favorite hobby," he says, "is lunching at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto."