I am actor Titus B. Welliver. You probably know me as the "Man in Black" on LOST, Agent Blake on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., James Savoy in the latest Transformers, or any number of things. AMA.
I've done all 3 of Ben Affleck's films, Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo, as well as played Jimmy O. on Sons of Anarchy. For those who were really instrumental in my new series BOSCH on Amazon Prime being picked up, I want to thank you, because we shot a pilot for Amazon Prime, it was then made available for people to screen on Amazon Prime for free, then people watched it, rated it, and shared it with friends, and it's because of the overwhelming response that Amazon greenlit the pilot to go to series. That really kind of speaks to - I made the joke that it's sort of Marxist in its idea that everyone has a say, but also understand that there was a huge audience for this. The author of the books has a global fan base. I think for every 10 books that Michael Connelly sells, 6 of them are sold through Amazon. The response was totally supportive of me playing that role. So you voted, and rated, and that's what got Amazon to say yes let's make the show, versus the usual - you get 6 studio executives looking at the pilot and if someone didn't have a good breakfast you wouldn't get picked up, and it's the new way of doing things since House of Cards and Netflix. Everyone's getting into this original programming thing now.
So I'm here with Victoria from reddit today - AMA!
EDIT: Thank you so much for your questions. It is great fun. Be patient with my ignorance and ineptitude with technology. The fans are always trying to help me twitter things, saying "Hashtag" and I don't know what that means, but they're really sweet in that way. I'll be back later this afternoon to take more questions. And Happy 4th to All!
SECOND EDIT thank you to all of you for years of support, and it is the contact with fans that fills me with tremendous gratitude. I realize it is people watching the films and television shows over the yard that I have done that propels things forward. And I really appreciate the support. And I hope that you enjoy seeing Transformers and BOSCH, and thank you all for your continued support and kind words. I am filled with gratitude and humbled by your expectations.