Leland Orser

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Leland Orser
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Born
Leland Jones Orser

1960/1961 (age 57–58)[1]
OccupationActor
Years active1991 – present
Spouse(s)
Roma Downey
(m. 1987; div. 1989)

Children1

Leland Jones Orser (born 1960/1961) is an American actor. Orser is primarily a character actor, and has appeared in small roles in a wide variety of films and television series, including Chief of Surgery Dr. Lucien Dubenko on the television series ER.

Career[edit]

Orser made his television debut in 1991 on the series Gabriel's Fire. His next roles were 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 Dr. Arthur Zeller in The Outer Limits episode "Descent". He appeared in Seven (1995) as a man who was involuntarily recruited to kill a prostitute. He was credited as "Crazed Man in Massage Parlour". He played Larry Purvis in Alien Resurrection (1997).

He played the antagonist Richard Thompson in the Denzel Washington thriller The Bone Collector (1999). In 2001, he had a small role in Pearl Harbor as an injured man saved by Kate Beckinsale's character. In 2003, he appeared as Wesley in the comic-turned-film Daredevil. He appeared in Saving Private Ryan as the traumatized pilot of a crashed glider.[citation needed]

Orser also appeared in various roles 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". In the franchise's more recent series, Star Trek: Enterprise, he played a low-life in the time-travel episode "Carpenter Street".[2]

He played Ansel in the drama thriller film Faults.[3] From 2004-09, he played Chief of Surgery Dr. Lucien Dubenko, a recurring character, on ER. Most recently he has appeared in all three of the Taken film series as "Sam".

Personal life[edit]

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.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Cover Story Julian
1995 Baby Face Nelson Benny Bakst
Dead Badge Pellman
Phoenix Doctor Riley
Girl in the Cadillac Used car salesman
Seven Crazed Man in Massage Parlour
1996 Invader Michael Perkett, NASA
Escape from L.A. Test Tube
Independence Day Tech / Medical Assistant #1
Red Ribbon Blues James
1997 Excess Baggage Detective Barnaby
Alien Resurrection Larry Purvis
1998 Very Bad Things Charles Moore
Saving Private Ryan Lieutenant DeWindt
1999 Resurrection Det. Andrew Hollinsworth
The Bone Collector Richard Thompson
2000 Rebel Yell Billy Idol
2001 Pearl Harbor Major Jackson
2003 Daredevil Wesley Owen Welch
Confidence Lionel Dolby
Runaway Jury Lamb
2004 Twisted Edmund Cutler
2006 The Good German Bernie
2008 Taken Sam
2009 Give 'Em Hell, Malone Murphy
2010 Morning Mark Also director
2012 Taken 2 Sam
2014 The Guest Spencer Peterson[4]
Faults Ansel Roth[5]
The Gambler Larry
2015 Taken 3 Sam
The Devil's Candy Preacher

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Golden Girls Waiter Episode: "The Case of the Libertine Belle"
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Gai Episode: "Sanctuary"
1994 The X-Files Jason Ludwig Episode: "FireWalker"
1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Colonel Lovok/Changeling Episode: "The Die is Cast"
Ned & Stacey Phil
1996 Married... with Children Director Episode: "Kiss of the Coffee Woman"
1997 NYPD Blue John Highsmith Episode: "Emission Impossible"
Star Trek: Voyager Dejaren Episode: "Revulsion"
1998–2000 The Pretender Argyle 3 episodes: "Amnesia", "Unsinkable", "Cold Dick"
1999 The Outer Limits Dr. Arthur Zeller Episode: "Descent"
2002 CSI:Crime Scene Investigation Morris Pearson Episode: "Stalker"
2003 Star Trek: Enterprise Loomis Episode: "Carpenter Street"
Law & Order: SVU Kevin Walker Episode: "Coerced"
2004–2009 ER Dr. Lucien Dubenko 61 episodes
2005 CSI:Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Malcom Parker Episode: "Gum Drops"
2007 Shark Brent Gilroy Episode: "Porn Free"
2009 24 Martin Collier 4 episodes
2012 Magic City Mike Strauss 2 episodes
A Gifted Man Charlie Reinhart Episode: "In Case of (Re)Birth"
2013 Touch Dr. Linus 3 episodes: "Accused", "Fight or Flight", "Leviathan"
Revolution John Sanborn 3 episodes: "The Stand", "Ghosts", "Clue"
2015–2016 Ray Donovan Father Romero 10 episodes
2016– Berlin Station Robert Kirsch 27 episodes
2019 I Am the Night Peter Sullivan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Peter Hartlaub (April 24, 2010). "S. F. native Orser opens dark door as director". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "The Alien Resurrection of Leland Orser", littlereview.com; retrieved February 10, 2006.
  3. ^ Faults (film), dreadcentral.com; accessed November 7, 2016.
  4. ^ The Guest
  5. ^ Leland Orser - Faults

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