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|Born||Leland Jones Orser
August 6, 1960
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Years active||1991 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Roma Downey (1987–1989; divorced)
Jeanne Tripplehorn (2000–present; 1 son)
Leland Jones Orser (born August 6, 1960) is an American film and television actor. Orser is a character actor, whose career has included playing a number of deranged, psychotic, and degenerate characters. Orser has appeared in small roles in a wide variety of films and television shows, including Chief of Surgery Dr. Lucien Dubenko on the television show ER.
Orser made his television debut in 1991 on the show Gabriel's Fire. His next roles were bit parts and small roles on The Golden Girls, Cheers, L.A. Law, The X-Files, NYPD Blue, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 1999, he played the (rather demanding) main role of Dr. Arthur Zeller in The Outer Limits episode "Descent", a part seemingly tailored by writer Eric Saltzgaber for Orser's particular talents. Fans of Married... with Children know him in his recurring guest role as the cynical director of advertisements.
He has had minor roles in many popular films. He appeared in 1995's Seven as the man who was involuntarily recruited as the punisher for the lust sin. He was credited as "Crazed Man in Massage Parlour". He played Larry Purvis in 1997's Alien: Resurrection. He played the antagonist Richard Thompson in the 1999 Denzel Washington thriller The Bone Collector. In 2001, he had a small part in the film Pearl Harbor playing an injured man saved by Kate Beckinsale's character. In 2003, he appeared in the comic-turned-film Daredevil. He also appeared in Saving Private Ryan as the traumatized pilot of a crashed glider.
Orser also appeared in various parts in the Star Trek franchise, among them playing a Changeling posing as the Romulan Colonel Lovok in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Die is Cast" and in the episode "Sanctuary" playing a bit part as a member of the Skrreean race. He also played a homicidal hologram in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Revulsion". And finally in the franchise's most recent series Enterprise, he played a low-life in the time-travel episode "Carpenter Street". He also portrayed Ansel in the drama thriller film Faults.
From 2004 to 2009, he played Chief of Surgery Dr. Lucien Dubenko, a recurring character, on the television show ER. Most recently he has appeared in all three of the Taken film series in the pivotal role as Sam, the former operative and colleague of Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills.
Orser was born in San Francisco, California. He married Irish actress Roma Downey in 1987; they divorced in 1989. In 2000, he married Jeanne Tripplehorn; they have one son, August Tripplehorn Orser (b. 2002).
|1991||The Golden Girls||Waiter||"The Case of the Libertine Belle"|
|1993||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Gai|
|1994||X-Files, TheThe X-Files||Jason Ludwig||Episode: "FireWalker"|
|1995||Ned & Stacey||Phil|
|1995||Baby Face Nelson||Benny Bakst|
|1995||Girl in the Cadillac||Used car salesman|
|1995||Seven||Crazed Man in Massage Parlour|
|1995||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Colonel Lovok/Changeling|
|1996||Invader||Michael Perkett, NASA|
|1996||Escape from L.A.||Test Tube|
|1996||Independence Day||Tech / Medical Assistant #1|
|1996||Red Ribbon Blues||James|
|1997||Excess Baggage||Detective Barnaby|
|1997||Alien: Resurrection||Larry Purvis|
|1997||Star Trek: Voyager||Dejaren|
|1998||Very Bad Things||Charles Moore|
|1998||Saving Private Ryan||Lieutenant DeWindt|
|1998-2000||The Pretender||Argyle||3 episodes: "Amnesia", "Unsinkable", "Cold Dick"|
|1999||Resurrection||Det. Andrew Hollinsworth|
|1999||Bone Collector, TheThe Bone Collector||Richard Thompson|
|2000||Rebel Yell||Billy Idol|
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Major Jackson|
|2003||Daredevil||Wesley Owen Welch|
|2003||Star Trek: Enterprise||Loomis|
|2003||Law & Order: SVU||Kevin Walker||episode: Coerced|
|2004 - 2009||ER||Dr. Lucien Dubenko||61 episodes|
|2006||Good German, TheThe Good German||Bernie|
|2009||Give 'Em Hell, Malone||Murphy|
|2010||Morning||Mark||Also as director|
|2014||The Guest||Spencer Peterson|