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Also Known As: Robert W Elch, Robert W Welch Iii, Robert Welch (Bo), Robert W Welch Died:
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Birth Place: Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: production designer, director, art decorator, set designer, 2nd unit director, architect

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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.

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.

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  A Little Princess (1995) 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)

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After college, worked in L.A. as an architecht
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Went to work as set designer at Universal Studios
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Worked as freelance art decorator on productions like "Violets Are Blue", "Swing Shift", "Mommie Dearest"
1983:
First TV credit, the ABC movie "Heart of Steel"
1985:
Earned first Oscar nomination, as art director on Steven Spielberg's "The Color Purple"
1987:
First credit as production designer "The Lost Boys"
1988:
Served as production designer on "Beetlejuice"; first collaboration with Tim Burton
1995:
Was 2nd unit director for "A Little Princess"; also designed the production; earned second Oscar nomination
1996:
Garnered third Oscar nod for "The Birdcage"
1997:
Received another Academy Award nomination for "Men in Black", directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
1999:
Designed "Primary Colors" for Mike Nichols
1999:
Reteamed with Sonnenfeld for the outlandish "Wild Wild West"
2000:
Reunited with director Mike Nichols as production designer of "What Planet Are You From?"
2000:
Had been announced to make feature directorial debut on "Sprockets", starring Mike Myers before Myers abandonded project
2000:
TV directing debut with episode of "Secret Agent Man" (UPN)
2001:
Directed two episodes of "The Tick" (The WB); also served as production designer on the pilot
2002:
Again teamed with Barry Sonnenfeld as production designer of "Men in Black II"
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Feature directorial debut with "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat" (lensed 2002), starring Mike Myers
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Education

College of Architecture, University of Arizona: Tucson , Arizona - 1975

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wife:
Catherine O'Hara. Actor.

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father:
Robert W Welch.
son:
Matthew Welch.
son:
Luke Welch.

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