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Orson may refer to:


Fictional places[edit]

  • Orson, Indiana, a small fictional town in the TV series The Middle.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit]

  • Orson Pratt and Orson Hyde, leaders in the Latter-day Saint movement and original members of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles
  • Orson F. Whitney, politician, journalist, poet, historian and academic, and member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles
  • Orson Spencer, prolific writer and prominent member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Orson Pratt Huish, Latter-day Saint hymn writer

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Orson, the hero of Valentine and Orson, a medieval romance, from which the name originates
  • Orson Hodge, a fictional character on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives
  • The unseen supervisor of the alien Mork from planet Ork on the ABC situation comedy Mork & Mindy
  • Orson Pig, a fictional character on the comic strip U.S. Acres
  • Orson Pink, a character from Doctor Who
  • Orson the Ghost, a fictional character from the two Pac-Man games; Pac-Man World (as the game's main antagonist, because he was jealous of Pac-man's popularity) and Pac-Man World 3 (as Pac-man's friendly ally, because he wants to protect his world).


  • Orson (band), a BRIT Award-winning American rock band from Hollywood, formed in 2000.