As the son of legendary director William A. Wellman, he grew up surrounded by Hollywood's elite, including Gary Cooper, Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Carole Lombard, Frank Capra, Lana Turner, John Payne, Jennifer Jones, 'Red Skelton', Peter Lawford and William Boyd ("Hopalong Cassidy"), among a host of others.
Brother of actor Michael Wellman,Gloria Wellman, 'Kathleen 'Kitty' Wellman' , Maggie Wellman' and Cissy Wellman.
Ex-brother-in-law of James Franciscus.
Father of Cathy Wellman.
In 1981 he was awarded the Best Actor of The Year by the Christian Film Distributors for Heartland's Brother Enemy (1981). He was nominated again in 1982 for The Prodigal Planet (1983).
Interviewed in Tom Weaver's "Eye on Science Fiction" (McFarland & Co., 2003).
Once dated Jane Fonda.
Penned his first book in honor of his father, "The Man and His WINGS: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture."