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Christopher Evan Welch Dead: Character Actor Who Appeared In 'Rubicon,' 'Law & Order' Dies At 48

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NEW YORK - JANUARY 11: Actor Christopher Evan Welch attends the after party for the Second Stage Theatre opening night of 'The Scene' on January 11, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images) | Peter Kramer via Getty Images

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Christopher Evan Welch, the actor whose roles on New York stages led to a series of film and television roles, including a regular spot on AMC's "Rubicon," has died in Southern California.

His family said in a statement Wednesday that Welch died Dec. 2 in Santa Monica. He was 48 and had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

The Dallas-born actor won an Obie Award in 2000 for his performance in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the New York Theatre Workshop.

On television, Welch had roles in "The Sopranos," ''The Good Wife" and the conspiracy-themed drama "Rubicon."

Last year he played a clerk in the House of Representatives in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."

Welch is survived by his wife, Emma, their daughter June Harper, his parents, a brother and a sister.

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