‘Bosch’ Star Titus Welliver Opens Up About Not Being Allowed to Sit Next to Adam Sandler at NYU

by John Jamison

We’ve all had that one friend. The one person who, no matter the setting, never fails to crack us up. That dynamic always spells disaster in the classroom. But if you thought it was only an issue in elementary or high school, you’ve clearly never met Adam Sandler or Bosch star Titus Welliver.

One poor NYU professor did meet these two characters when they were teenagers in the 1980s. They shared a copywriting class, of all subjects. And it’s safe to say they were a bit of a distraction. Welliver told the story during a recent appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

“He’s just one of those guys who’s always funny. We ended up in this class together, and I took it just because it seemed like an interesting class, and I knew Adam. But immediately after the first class, we were separated and were not allowed to sit together anymore. We were at NYU; it’s not like we were in third grade,” said Welliver.

Perhaps Sandler wasn’t physically in third grade, but can we be sure his heart has ever really moved on from childhood? It certainly hadn’t when he was in college with the Bosch star.

“I would just look at him, and he would say things,” Welliver continued. Cue the iconic Adam Sandler silly voice, “Like, ‘I really can’t wait to get a cup of coffee and a bag of Cheetos.’ And I would lose it in the middle of the class, and (the professor) would go, ‘Adam, Titus, guys, c’mon, please.'”

And according to Titus Welliver, the professor was better off not saying anything because the pair made it their mission to “torture this poor assistant professor.” They enjoyed it too. Needless to say, the professor didn’t appreciate these two students very much.

It Doesn’t Take Adam Sandler to Crack Up ‘Bosch’ Star Titus Welliver

For as serious as Bosch can be, the cast has no problems cutting loose with each other. In fact, Lance Reddick, who plays Irvin Irving, is way funnier than his character lets on. So funny that if he and Titus Welliver were in a class together, they might have to be separated.

When Welliver was introduced on Late Night With Seth Meyers, the show played a clip of the two characters interacting. Apparently, it took them countless takes to get it right because Welliver kept losing it.

“I couldn’t tell you how many times Reddick and I did that because I couldn’t keep a straight face. That’s acting right there. I’ll tell you,” Welliver told Seth. “We joke all the time. We call each other Boo Boo the Fool because all we do is talk about comic books, Star Trek.”