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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.
Leland Jones Orser
1960/1961 (age 58–59)
|Alma mater||Drama Studio London|
|Years active||1991 – present|
(m. 1987; div. 1989)
This section relies largely or entirely on a single source. (December 2016)
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.
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".
He played Ansel in the drama thriller film Faults. 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".
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. Orser studied Acting at Drama Studio London. 
|1995||Baby Face Nelson||Benny Bakst|
|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|
|2006||The Good German||Bernie|
|2009||Give 'Em Hell, Malone||Murphy|
|2014||The Guest||Spencer Peterson|
|The Devil's Candy||Preacher|
|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||Episode: "Portrait of a Marriage"|
|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|
|2016–2019||Berlin Station||Robert Kirsch||27 episodes|
|2019||I Am the Night||Peter Sullivan||TV Mini-series: 4 episodes|
- Peter Hartlaub (April 24, 2010). "S. F. native Orser opens dark door as director". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
- "The Alien Resurrection of Leland Orser", littlereview.com; retrieved February 10, 2006.
- Faults (film), dreadcentral.com; accessed November 7, 2016.
- Rules, L. "Famous Drama Studio London Alumni". Ranker. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- The Guest
- Leland Orser - Faults