‘Bosch’ Star Titus Welliver Reveals Hilarious Story About His Kids Watching His Show ‘Deadwood’ For the First Time

by Leanne Stahulak

“Bosch” star Titus Welliver was not prepared for when his middle son Quinn decided to start watching the historical drama “Deadwood.”

According to IMDb, the TV-MA show rates “severe” in profanity, sex & nudity, violence & gore, and alcohol, drugs, & smoking. The “Bosch” star premiered in the show as Silas Adams, a former debt collector who becomes an associate of Al Swearingen.

So, naturally, Welliver’s kids eventually wanted to check out the work Welliver acted in. In a recent interview with Rich Eisen, the actor revealed how his kids discovered the show and how he discovered they were watching it.

“They kinda came at that on their own. I walked in on my middle child, Quinn, when he was way too young to be looking at it,” the “Bosch” star said. “But he got curious and popped in. I walked in, and we were feeding a guy to pigs or something. And he was like, ‘Daddy look, you’re on TV!’ And I went, ‘Oh my god, turn it off, turn it off!'”

While Welliver didn’t say how old Quinn was at the time, today he’s just 19 years old. The “Bosch” actor compared it to “catching your kid with a Playboy magazine. I was like, ‘Hey, you’re not ready for that.'”

Though “Deadwood” is highly rated on IMDb, it only ran for three seasons between 2004-2006. Welliver starred in 27 episodes across all three seasons. Watch Rich Eisen ask Welliver more questions about the historical drama below:

‘Bosch’ Actor Titus Welliver’s Son Quinn Stars Alongside Him in Show

Despite the fact that “Deadwood” was too mature for him at the time, Quinn still ended up acting in TV-MA-rated “Bosch” when he was just 13 years old.

Quinn played 12-year-old Harry Bosch in a flashback sequence for season three, eventually reappearing in three more episodes as a young Harry. Titus Welliver told The Wrap back in 2017 how “extremely proud” he was of his son’s performance.

“There wasn’t a tremendous amount of dialogue, but it was a very emotionally substantive and informing scene about where we find Harry at that age,” Welliver said. “And it was the reveal of the Hold Fast tattoos, that question about how he has the scars on his knuckles.”

Though Quinn isn’t professionally trained, acting seems to run in the blood.

“It’s not as if Quinn sat and watched the episodes over and over again, but he has this tremendous gift to be able to tap into who that character is and he really brought that emotional weight that that character carries,” Welliver said. “So when we can go back and see young Harry, it informs that which we see him as an older man, and its connective tissue for the audience is great, and I was extremely proud of how he did that.”