Michael Welch has already made a strong impression on the entertainment world.Starting at the age of 10, he has worked in every aspect of the business including film, television, voice-over, and stage. Michael is the recipient of two Young Artist Awards, one for his performance at age 10 in Star Trek: Insurrection, his first feature film, and another for his work as Luke Girardi on the television series Joan of Arcadia, which ran for two seasons on CBS.Welch stars in Unrequited, a psychological thriller, directed by Jason Epperson. Second place winner of The Lot, executive produced by Stephen Speilberg, Epperson has chosen Unrequited for his first feature film and Welch to play the lead role.Michael has completed 19 films in his 13-year career. Over the last several years, Michael has been involved with the The Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn of best-selling novels by Stephenie Meyer. He plays the popular Mike Newton, and has received much attention for his role in Twilight both within the industry as well as from many fans. He can be seen in award-winning festival favorites such as My Suicide, An American Crime, United States of Leland, and American Son.Michael is familiar to television audiences for his many starring roles in Emmy Award-winning shows. In September 2010 he will be featured on Criminal Minds in the episode Momento Mori. He has also appeared on CSI and an arc on The Riches, CSI: Miami, Numb3rs, Law & Order: SVU, Crossing Jordan, NCIS, Cold Case, and Without a Trace. His earlier years included performances in Stargate SG-1, Judging Amy, The District, Touched by an Angel, Malcolm in the Middle, The X-Files, The Pretender, 7th Heaven, Chicago Hope, and Frasier.In July 2010, Michael was invited by the USO to be the celebrity guest for their first USO educational tour. He worked with over 600 students and spent time with wounded soldiers. This was a life changing experience for the young actor and he was honored to be part of such a worthwhile event.In spite of his busy schedule he finds time for theatre (Speech & Debate-2008), received the 2005 Star Innovative Award for environmental causes and has been active with the charity Kids With a Cause since 1999.Welch is represented by Curtis Talent Management and Innovative Artists.