“Bosch” star Titus Welliver knows how to take a joke, even when his crew recently revealed his biggest “fan” in a hilarious photo.
Oh, that “Bosch” spinoff crew must be pretty fun to work with, especially on such a serious police procedural drama, right?
One Twitter fan replied that she wanted the sash when the joke was over.
“Bosch” Star Recounts Maine Memories
Welliver talked with Down East Magazine about his times growing up in the New England state with his landscape artist dad, Neil.
The 59-year-old spent summers there and eventually moved there. Those were easy teenager days, the actor said, filled with canoeing, fishing, and hunting.
“Summers consisted of being kind of feral and running around in the woods, riding around on horses, raking blueberries,” Welliver recalls.
The actor said he didn’t remember wearing much clothing then and often went barefoot. He remembers lots of mosquito and blackfly bites. There were swimming days in Pitcher Pond or Megunticook Lake and other places.
Welliver’s youth involved Maine, Philadelphia, New Haven, and New York. The actor’s dad lived in Lincolnville until he died from pneumonia in 2005, and the son said he still visits the area.
The households a special memory for the “Bosch” star. There’s a spot on the Route 1 bridge near the Ducktrap River that evokes many special memories.
Welliver said he used that place as the “point of his compass.” There were many jumps into the river and thousands of walks along the river. He laments his children learned to swim at that spot.
The Maine house, Welliver said, “holds the deepest sense of belonging and home.”
‘Bosch’ Star, The Artist
The Down East article gets into the actor’s time as an artist, too. Welliver said his own work evolved after years of acting.
His father studied at Yale and had a great reputation as an artist. Neil Welliver also studied under some top artists at the university, like Burgoyne Diller and Josef Albers. After years of teaching and painting, Neil Welliver’s work is in many collections throughout the country.
“It was something that seemed natural,” Welliver said. “If you grow up in a house with a plumber or a fine carpenter, chances are good that’s what you’ll end up doing, so for me, it seemed like a natural progression.”
After a short time at art school, Welliver changed his mind on that “progression.” It was the acting that stuck.
But he could never really shake his artistic flare. He went through an “epiphany” and went back to work. And some of his stuff ended up in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Regretfully, his parents did not get to see it, but he knows they’d be proud.