Bo Welch was the production designer for Beetlejuice (1988).


Robert W. "Bo" Welch III was born on November 30, 1951, in Yardley, Pennsylvania. He worked as a production designer on the Tim Burton films, such as Edward Scissorhands (1990), Beetlejuice (1988),and Batman Returns (1992), as well as A Little Princess (1995) and the Men in Black trilogy, among other films. He made his directorial debut with The Cat in the Hat (2003) Which also started Alec Baldwin. Welch has been nominated for four Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, three of them shared with set decorator Cheryl Carasik and another one with J. Michael Riva and Linda DeScenna. These four films are: Men in Black (1997), The Birdcage and A Little Princess (1995; with Carasik), and The Color Purple (1985; with Riva and DeScenna).


  • He met Catherine O'Hara, on the set of Beetlejuice (1988). In 1992, Bo Welch married Catherine O'Hara (now the wife of Bo Welch), with whom he had two sons, Matthew (b. 1994) and Luke (b. 1997).

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