Damon Welch is a former American actor who is famously known as the son of actress Raquel Welch and her ex-husband, James Welch. Welch is also known for his appearances in the movie J-Men Forever, and TV series Intimate Portrait. Damon, however, left his acting career soon and became a computer consultant. He has since been living a non-celebrity life.
Damon’s mother, Raquel is a singer and model besides being a wonderful actress. She came to notice after her work in Fantastic Voyage in 1966. She also made her appearance in the 1966’s One Million Years B.C. where she only played a small role. Nonetheless, her images from the movie where she can be seen in the doe-skin bikini became best-selling posters which ultimately turned her into an international sex symbol.
So, what is Damon doing after leaving his acting career? Is he married? What is his marital status? Know all the facts about him in the sections to follow.
Damon Welch Early Life and Family
Damon was born on November 6, 1959, in San Diego, California to his parents Raquel Welch and James Welch. His mother, Raquel had just completed her graduation when she conceived him with her then-husband, James. His parents were married from May 8, 1959, to 1962 and they divorced officially in 1964.
Details about Damon’s paternal grandparents are not available right now while his maternal grandfather was a well-known personality.
Damon’s maternal grandfather was Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo who was an aeronautical engineer. Armando hailed from La Paz, Bolivia, so Damon has Hispanic ancestry from his mother’s side. Meanwhile, he also has a trace of English ancestry.
Meanwhile, Damon’s maternal aunt, Raquel’s cousin, Lidia Gueiler Tejada was the first female president of Bolivia as well as the second female head of state in the Americas. Lidia, born 1921 died in 2011.
Damon Welch Siblings
Welch’s mother, Raquel has been married four times so far. She married Damon’s father, James Westley Welch as her first husband in 1959. After her divorce from him in 1964, she went on to marry three more men; Patrick Curtis, Andre Weinfeld, and Richie Palmer respectively. Even though she was married four times, she only welcomed children with her first husband.
So, Damon Welch has only one sibling, a sister, Tahnee Welch, born December 26, 1961. Tahnee is also an actress and model like her mother. However, like Damon, she didn’t pursue a long career in the entertainment industry. She started her career in Italy, starring opposite Virna Lisi in the ’70s. Her last work as an actress came in 1999 in the movie Body and Soul.
Besides, Damon has a half-brother from his father’s second marriage to Jean. Unfortunately, more information about his half-brother is not available as of now.
His Educational Background
Damon Welch completed his bachelor’s degree from Boston University College of Communication. As he mentions in his LinkedIn bio, he studied BSc. in communication and media studies at Boston University from 1982 to 1986.
Damon’s Relationship with His Mother
Damon and his sister, Tahnee reportedly didn’t have a good relationship with their mom for a long time. It is because, Raquel was having the best years of her acting career while Damon and Tahnee were growing up, and the mother put her career ahead of her family.
Meanwhile, Damon often expresses her regrets for not being around her children at that time. She said, “The many, many other times I wasn’t there for Damon and Tahnee.”
Nevertheless, Raquel and her children are in good terms for now. Moreover, Raquel mentioned her children the sources of pride and hope for her. She added that her children have always “grounded me and given me purpose.”
Damon Welch Career – He Has Had a Few Screen Appearances
Being the son of a renowned actress, Damon didn’t have to struggle to find an entrance into the entertainment industry. He entered into the industry as a production assistant in 1979 from the comedy film J-Men Forever starring Phil Proctor, and Peter Bergman. After that, Damon worked as a production assistant in his mom’s fitness video, Raquel: Total Beauty And Fitness.
Besides, Welch has also made a couple of appearances on documentaries over the years. In 1995, he appeared in a documentary, Raquel Welch: Beyond the Fantasy. Later in 2001, Damon made his appearance in the documentary Intimate Portrait. Meanwhile, Damon Welch also made his appearance in the 1971 movie, The Beloved, however, his work in the movie was uncredited.
Damon Welch Married Life – Who was He Married To?
Many of you might be unaware of the fact that Raquel Welch’s son, Damon was once married to Rebecca Trueman. She is the daughter of former English cricketer Fred Trueman. The couple tied the knot on June 5, 1991, at Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire Dales. As a matter of fact, the former husband-and-wife had already married in Los Angeles in front of two witnesses.
Damon’s mother, Raquel arrived late at the wedding, and as she emerged out of her limo in a “figure-hugging” dress revealing her cleavage, all eyes were on her. Her outfit even made some of Rebecca’s relatives unhappy. Rebecca’s grandmother, Ethel, then-87 reportedly confronted the actress and said:
“You know, young lady, that’s not the kind of outfit to be wearing at a wedding blessing.”
Talking of the moment, Rebecca’s aunt, Flo later said:
“Raquel thought she was joking and said, ‘Now I know where Freddie gets his humor from.’ But mom was deadly serious.”
Years later, Rebecca put her views about her former mother-in-law’s attire at her wedding. “She was trying to respect English tradition and tried to wear an English dress and jacket ensemble,” said Rebecca.
Damon and Rebecca’s marital relationship, however, didn’t last long as they called it quits after a mere 15 months into the conjugal life. After the divorce, Damon’s ex-wife, Rebecca married film producer and editor, Welborn Ferrene in 1998. As of now, she lives a happily married life with her second husband and their two children.
His Marital Status after His First Divorce
As of 2021, Damon resides in Little Elm, Texas. But unfortunately, nothing more about him is known. He has remained under the media radar for most of the time after he got out of Hollywood.
Furthermore, his relationship status after his first divorce is also unclear as of now. Damon doesn’t make his presence on social media publicly which has made getting the details about his personal life difficult. Yet, considering his age (60 in 2021), we can say he might have settled with the love of his life and he also has a good family.
What is Damon Welch’s Net Worth?
Even though Damon hasn’t had a prolific career like his mother, he is doing great on his own. He shortly worked in the entertainment industry and then he started working as a computer & network administrator professional.
He worked as an administrator for the information system at J & B Asset Management from January 2001 to December 2010. From his career, we hope Damon has earned fair enough in terms of monetary concerns. As far as his net worth is concerned, it’s a little difficult to predict at present, however, we can safely say it falls in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
On the other hand, his mother, actress Raquel Welch has an impressive net worth of $40 million in 2021. Meanwhile, Damon’s father, James Welch is a multi-millionaire real estate developer. Besides, he is happily married to a woman named Jean with whom he also shares a son.