Michael Welch (Actor) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Michael Welch Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight73 kg
Date of BirthJuly 25, 1987
Zodiac SignLeo
SpouseSamantha Maggio

Michael Welch is an American actor. He is best known for his role in TV series Joan of Arcadia (2003-2005) as Luke Girardi. Michael also played Mike Newton, a guy who has a crush on Bella (played by Kristen Stewart) in movies Twilight (2008), The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010).

Born Name

Michael Alan Welch

Nick Name


Michael Welch in an Instagram selfie as seen in April 2020
Michael Welch in an Instagram selfie as seen in April 2020 (Michael Welch / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Los Angeles, California, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States







  • Siblings – Sarah née Welch (Older Sister) (Outreach Director/Optometrist). He also has a brother.
  • Others – Paul (Brother-in-Law), Sarah (Niece), Sophie (Niece), Paul (Nephew), Sammy (Nephew)


Michael Welch is represented by –

  • Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates (KMR Talent) (Talent Agent Theatrical) in Los Angeles, California, United States
  • LoMoPro (Talent Agent Personal Appearance) in Plant City, Florida, United States
  • Curtis Talent Management (Manager) in Beverly Hills, California, United States




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


73 kg or 161 lbs

Michael Welch and Samantha Maggio as seen in September 2019
Michael Welch and Samantha Maggio as seen in September 2019 (Samantha Maggio / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Michael Welch has dated –

  1. Marissa Lefton (2008-2013) – Michael married a fellow actress, Marissa Lefton, in 2008. Even though they separated in 2011, they only filed for divorce on February 14, 2013, in California.
  2. Samantha Maggio (2013-Present) – He started dating a set dresser and health and wellness coach, Samantha Maggio, in 2013. They got engaged on June 30, 2015, at the Thirst Project Gala event, and got married on November 6, 2016. The couple has a daughter named Parker Ann. Michael has revealed they’re expecting a 2nd daughter, whom they’ll name River, to be born in late June 2020 or early July 2020.

Race / Ethnicity


He is of Russian Jewish/Ashkenazi Jewish descent on his maternal side and of Irish and/or English descent on his paternal side.

Hair Color

Blonde (Natural)

Currently, he has “Light Brown” hair.

Eye Color


Michael Welch in a selfie in July 2019
Michael Welch in a selfie in July 2019 (Michael Welch / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Birthmark on the eyelid of his left eye

Brand Endorsements

Michael Welch has appeared in the TV commercials for –

  • Febreze (2001)
  • Sylvan Learning Center (2002)
  • Subway (2003)
  • Cap’n Crunch

He has also pledged his support to The Thirst Project.



Michael Welch Favorite Things

SourceTwitter, Twitter, Twitter, Twitter, Twitter, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram

Michael Welch in a selfie in July 2018
Michael Welch in a selfie in July 2018 (Michael Welch / Instagram)

Michael Welch Facts

  1. He was raised in “a cool family” with a Jewish mother and a Protestant father that didn’t impose religious rules upon him. He later decided to identify with his mother’s religion, Judaism.
  2. His ability to emulate different dialects and roles was one of the main reasons he got into acting.
  3. Michael won 2 Young Artist Awards, in 1999, when he was only 10 years old, and in 2004. The 1st was for the movie Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), while the 2nd was for the 1st season of the TV series Joan of Arcadia.
  4. Michael had to wear brown colored contacts when he played the role of a younger Colonel Jack O’Neill in the episode of Stargate SG-1 in 1997 because regular actor, Richard Dean Anderson, had brown eyes.
  5. After they starred in Joan of Arcadia (2003-2005) together, Michael became close friends with Aaron Himelstein, who played Friedman, and Chris Marquette, who played Adam Rove.
  6. Michael bought his 1st car in October 2004, a Toyota Prius.
  7. If he could drink a magic capsule, he would pick the one that allows him to eat without gaining weight.

Featured Image by Michael Welch / Instagram

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