Leland Orser

Actor
They say it's the quiet ones you have to watch out for, which is something veteran character actor Leland Orser knows all too well. The California-born actor has the kind of boyish good looks that go a long way in ... Read more »
Born: 08/05/1960 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

Ray Donovan 2015 (Tv Show)

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Taken 3 2015 (Movie)

Sam (Gilroy) (Actor)

Give 'Em Hell, Malone 2014 (Movie)

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The Gambler 2014 (Movie)

Larry Jones (Actor)

The Guest 2014 (Movie)

Spencer Peterson (Actor)

Faults 2013 (Movie)

Ansel Roth (Actor)

Magic City 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Morning 2013 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Revolution 2013 (Tv Show)

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Touch 2013 (Tv Show)

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A Gifted Man 2012 (Tv Show)

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Scandal 2012 (Tv Show)

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Taken 2 2012 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

NCIS: Los Angeles 2011 (Tv Show)

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24 2009 (Tv Show)

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ER 2004 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2009 (Tv Show)

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Taken 2009 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Shark 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Good German 2006 (Movie)

Bernie Teitel (Actor)

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Twisted 2004 (Movie)

Edmund Cutler (Actor)

Confidence 2003 (Movie)

Lionel Dolby (Actor)

Daredevil 2003 (Movie)

Wesley (Actor)

Enterprise 2003 (Tv Show)

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Runaway Jury 2003 (Movie)

Lamb (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Major Jackson (Actor)

Wonderland 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Bone Collector 1999 (Movie)

Richard Thompson (Actor)

Brooklyn South 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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High Incident 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Mad About You 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Married... With Children 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Murder One 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Ned and Stacey 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Phoenix 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Reasonable Doubts 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Saving Private Ryan 1998 (Movie)

Lieutanant DeWindt (Actor)

Star Trek: Voyager 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Very Bad Things 1998 (Movie)

Charles Moore (Actor)

Alien Resurrection 1997 (Movie)

Purvis (Actor)

Almost Perfect 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Back to Back: American Yakuza II 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Boston Common 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Excess Baggage 1997 (Movie)

Detective Barnaby (Actor)

Herman's Head 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Independence Day 1996 (Movie)

Tech/Medical Assistant (Actor)

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. 1996 (Movie)

Test Tube (Actor)

Piranha 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Lifeform 1995 (Movie)

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Seven 1995 (Movie)

Crazed Man at Massage Parlor (Actor)

Cover Story 1994 (Movie)

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Girl in the Cadillac 1994 (Movie)

Used Car Salesman (Actor)

Cheers 1992 (Tv Show)

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Brother's Keeper (TV Show)

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Homeland Security (TV Show)

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Resurrection (TV Show)

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To Love, Honor and Deceive (TV Show)

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Director (1)

Morning 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

They say it's the quiet ones you have to watch out for, which is something veteran character actor Leland Orser knows all too well. The California-born actor has the kind of boyish good looks that go a long way in concealing the black heart of his deranged, neurotic, and often unstable characters. First there was the flamboyant drug dealer in the thriller "Cover Story" (1993); then the john driven to unspeakable violence in "Se7en," (1995); and his duplicitous best man in the bachelor party-gone-wrong comedy "Very Bad Things" (1998). A turn as a vengeful lab technician in "The Bone Collector" (1999) highlighted Orser's serial killer creepiness, while a recurring role as surgeon Lucien Dubenko on the long-running "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) showcased his tight-lipped arrogance. Married to actress Jeanne Tripplehorn since 2000, Orser stepped behind the camera in 2007 for the short film "Morning," which he later expanded into a feature film starring himself and Tripplehorn. After portraying Liam Neeson's right-hand man in "Taken" (2008) (and 2012's inevitable "Taken 2"), Orser brought his paranoid tendencies to primetime as a political consultant on "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) and as a weapons specialist on the blackout drama "Revolution" (NBC, 2012- ). Looks like Orser isn't so quiet anymore.

Relationships

Roma Downey Actor

Wife
Married 1987 Divorced 1989

Jeanne Tripplehorn Actor

Wife
Met during the filming of "Very Bad Things" (1998) married October 14, 2000

Milestones

2013

Landed a supporting role on NBC's "Revolution"

2009

Portrayed a political consultant on "24"

2004

Cast in a recurring role on "ER"

1998

Played Charles Moore in "Very Bad Things"

1995

Cast as "Crazed Man in Massage Parlor" in "Se7en"

1993

Made film debut in "Cover Story"

1991

Made TV debut on ABC's "Gabriel's Fire"

Bonus Trivia

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Eloped and married first wife, actress Roma Downey, in Rome.

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Often cast as deranged, unstable and psychopathic characters.

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Has appeared in three TV iterations of the "Star Trek" franchise: "Deep Space Nine," "Voyager" and "Enterprise."

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Met second wife Jeanne Tripplehorn on the set of the black comedy "Very Bad Things."

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His father was a major science fiction fan, which indirectly influenced his tendency towards genre films.

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Traveled extensively through the U.S. and Europe while trying to find work as an international banker.

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