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Mark Rolston (born December 7, 1956) is an American character actor, known for his supporting roles in well-known films such as Aliens, Lethal Weapon 2, The Shawshank Redemption, The Departed, and the Saw film series.

Mark Rolston
Born (1956-12-07) December 7, 1956 (age 61)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1986–present
Parent(s) Evelyn Beverly
Thomas George Rolston



Rolston played PFC M. Drake in Aliens (1986), Hans in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Stef in RoboCop 2 (1990), Bogs Diamond in The Shawshank Redemption (1994), J. Scar in Eraser (1996), Chief Dennis Wilson in Daylight (1996), Wayne Bryce in Hard Rain (1998) and Special Agent Warren Russ in Rush Hour (1998).

Rolston acted in Martin Scorsese's 2006 film The Departed and the television horror film Backwoods. Many of Rolston's screen roles are villains due to his trademark icy stare. He also co-starred in 2008's Saw V and 2009's Saw VI. In 1994, he portrayed convicted killer "Karl Mueller" in the Babylon 5 episode "The Quality of Mercy", as well as "Richard Odin", leader of a vegetarian cult in an episode of The X-Files titled "Red Museum". He was also originally considered to voice the supervillain Firefly in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, although the character was deemed unsuitable for the series and ultimately dropped.

Rolston later voiced Firefly in The New Batman Adventures and Justice League. In 2004, Rolston would guest star in two episodes of the critically acclaimed 24. He appeared in a minor role in The CW series Supernatural during the fourth season as the demon Alastair. He also appeared as Sheriff Hall in the Criminal Minds episode, "Blood Hungry".

He had voice acting roles in the video games Blade Runner and Turok and Halo 4. He voiced Deathstroke in Batman: Arkham Origins, where he replaced Ron Perlman, who was absent while working on the upcoming Fallout 4.

He has a recurring role as Lex Luthor in the animated series Young Justice; his Shawshank Redemption co-star Clancy Brown also played Luthor for various animated TV shows over the course of his career.

Personal lifeEdit

Rolston was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Evelyn Beverly (née Sturm) and Thomas George Rolston, who was a computer programmer.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Aliens Private Mark Drake
1987 The Fourth Protocol Russian Decoder
Weeds Dave
1989 A Sinful Life Teresa
Survival Quest Jake
Lethal Weapon 2 Hans
Prancer Herb Drier
1990 Impulse Man in Bar
RoboCop 2 Stef
1993 Body of Evidence Detective Reese
1994 Scanner Cop Lieutenant Harry Brown
The Shawshank Redemption Bogs Diamond
1995 Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back Donnie Hansen
The Set-Up Ray Harris
1996 Eraser J. Scar
Daylight Chief Dennis Wilson
1998 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Hot Dog Vendor
Hard Rain Wayne Bryce
Letters from a Killer O'Dell
Rush Hour Agent Warren Russ
1999 A Table for One Tom Bernard
2002 Cathedral Robert
Scorcher Special Agent Kellaway
Highway Burt Miranda
2005 Chasing Ghosts Frank Anderson
Miracle at Sage Creek Captain Johnson
2006 The Departed Officer Timothy Delahunt
2007 Protecting the King Frank
2008 Asylum The Doctor
Saw V Dan Erickson
2009 Not Forgotten Agent Wilson
Saw VI Dan Erickson
2012 That Guy...Who Was In That Thing Himself


Year Title Role Notes
1982 X-Bomber John Lee (voice) English dub
1984 The First Olympics: Athens 1896 Princeton Student Miniseries
1985 American Playhouse Bodine Episode: "Displaced Person"
1986 Sledge Hammer! Officer Braddock Episode: "Magnum Farce"
1987 Wiseguy Renaldo Sykes Episode: "Pilot"
Tour of Duty PV2 Innes Episode: "Burn Baby, Burn"
1989 Matlock Keith Morrisey Episode: "The Blues Singer"
1990 The Young Riders Richard Episode: "Hard Time"
Tales from the Crypt Dr. Zachary Cling Episode: "Lower Berth"
Father Dowling Mysteries Mark Episode: "The Undercover Nun Mystery"
Jake and the Fatman Jerry Malik Episode: "Night and Day"
1991 In the Heat of the Night Kevin Reilly Episode: "Baby for Sale"
1992–95 Murder, She Wrote Sgt. Terence Boyle, Finn Dawley, Liam Gillen 4 episodes
1993 Raven Peter Lyons Episode: "Poisoned Harvest"
1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Lt. Walter Pierce Episode: "Eye of the Beholder
Babylon 5 Karl Mueller Episode: "The Quality of Mercy
Diagnosis: Murder Vinnie Bartell Episode: "You Can Call Me Johnson"
1994, 2000 The X-Files Richard Odin, Bud LaPierre 2 episodes
1995 ER Officer Thomas Episode: "The Birthday Party"
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Gregor Episode: "Lucky Leon"
Courthouse Philip Carter Episode: "Mitigating Circumstances"
Strange Luck Bagman, Merch Episode: "Blind Man's Bluff"
1996 Sisters Col. Hastings Episode: "Leap Before You Look"
Profit Ivan Karpov Episode: "Sykes"
JAG Lieutenant Commander Mark Lowery Episode: "Recovery"
The Lazarus Man The Rescue Episode: "The Rescue"
Moloney Joe Ballantine Episode: "Pilot"
Walker, Texas Ranger Jake Prentice Episode: "A Silent Cry"
1997 The Legend of Calamity Jane Bill Doolin (voice) English dub
1997–98 Brooklyn South Detective Lou Conroy 3 episodes
Zorro Additional Voices 26 episodes
1998 Nash Bridges Louis Jackson Episode: "Crossfire"
Men in Black: The Series Additional Voices Episode: "The Elle of My Dreams Syndrome"
From the Earth to the Moon Gus Grissom Miniseries
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven MaseReyes Episode: "Souled Out"
The New Batman Adventures Garfield Lynns/Firefly, Don the Mutant (voices) 2 episodes
1998–99 Profiler Donald Lucas 7 episodes
1999 Harsh Realm Bounty Hunter Episode: "Leviathan"
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Bruce Summerlin Miniseries
Godzilla: The Series Captain Moore (voice) Episode: "End of the Line"
2000 Batman Beyond Carl (voice) Episode: "The Eggbaby"
2001 Angel Boone Episode: "Blood Money"
Max Steel Additional Voices 2 episodes
Dark Angel Herman Colberg Episode: "Haven"
Dead Last Sheriff Wayne Episode: "Teen Spirit"
Alias Seth Lambert Episode: "Parity"
Touched by an Angel Delroy Gibbons Episode: "Famous Last Words"
NYPD Blue Leon Broadus, Carl Bowen 2 episodes
2002 For the People Mr. Cassidy Episode: "Come Blow Your Whistle"
Curb Your Enthusiasm Contractor Episode: "The Corpse-Sniffing Dog"
2003 The Shield Gordie Liman 5 episodes
The Dead Zone Hysterical Parishioner #3 Episode: "Zion"
Justice League Garfield Lynns/Firefly (voice) 2 episodes
2003–04 Star Trek: Enterprise Kuroda Lor-ehn, Captain Magh 2 episodes
2004 24 Bruce Foxton 2 episodes
2005 CSI: NY Inspector Bill Markoni Episode: "The Dove Commission"
Criminal Minds Sheriff Hall Episode: "Blood Hungry"
2006–07 CSI: Miami FBI Agent Glen Cole 3 episodes
2007 Shark Cade Berlinger Episode: "The Wrath of Khan"
Reaper Arthur Ferrey Episode: "Charged"
Cold Case Ari Gordon 4 episodes
2007–09 The Closer Father Jack 2 episodes
2008 Supernatural Alastair 2 episodes
The Mentalist Det. Dale Blakely Episode: "The Thin Red Line"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sheriff Episode: "One to Go"
NCIS: Los Angeles Marine Sergeant Jerrold "Pallet" Mulhearn Episode: "Keepin' It Real"
Lie to Me Ed Kominsky Episode: "Secret Santa"
2010–11 The Defenders Johnny Greene 2 episodes
2010–13 Young Justice Lex Luthor, Jonathan Kent, L-3 (voices) 9 episodes
2012 Body of Proof Detective Charlie Meeks Episode: "Shades of Blue"
Breakout Kings Chief Inspector Craig Renner Episode: "An Unjust Death"
Touch Ed Episode: "Tessellations"
Franklin & Bash Hon. Clarence Rydberg Episode: "Last Dance"
NCIS George Westcott 2 episodes
2015 Castle Kurt Van Zant Episode: "Dead from New York"
2015–16 Turn: Washington's Spies Judge Edward Shippen 7 episodes
2016 Scorpion Agent Cooke 2 episodes
Rosewood Harvey Episode: "Badges & Bombshells"
Roots Jewett Miniseries
2017 Rebel IA Investigator #1 Episode: "Pilot"
Star Trek Continues Admiral McGuinness Episode: "What Ships Are For"
Voltron: Legendary Defender Kolivan, General Herreh (voices) 8 episodes
Snowfall Max 1 episode
2018 SEAL Team David Alper 1 episode

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
1997 Blade Runner Clovis
2000 Nox Warlord Horrendous, Others
2008 Turok Captain Cole
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Lord Darvianak Vollney, Others
2012 Halo 4 Captain Andrew Del Rio
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Private Mark Drake
Injustice: Gods Among Us Lex Luthor
Batman: Arkham Origins Deathstroke
Young Justice: Legacy Lex Luthor, Blockbuster
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Additional Voices
2015 Infinite Crisis Starro
Battlefield Hardline Neil Roark
Batman: Arkham Knight Deathstroke
2016 Let It Die Jackal Y


  1. ^ Mark Rolston biography,; accessed February 27, 2017.

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