Kenneth Welsh, 'Twin Peaks' Actor, Dead at 80

His son Devon Welsh shared a tribute to him

BY Alex HudsonPublished May 8, 2022

Kenneth Welsh has died. The Canadian actor, known for playing Windom Earle on Twin Peaks, passed away last Thursday (May 5) at the age of 80.

The Edmonton-born actor was a Member of the Order of Canada. He was a two-time Genie Award winner who played the US president in 2004's The Day After Tomorrow and Katharine Hepburn's father in Martin Scorsese's 2004 film The Aviator.

In recent years, he was the narrator in cult horror fave PG: Psycho Goreman and appeared in episodes of Star Trek: Discovery. His screen career stretched all the way back to the late '60s.

He was the father of former Majical Cloudz singer (and current solo artist) Devon Welsh. Devon posted a tribute to his father on Twitter, calling him "the best father I could have asked for."

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