Leland Orser - Rotten Tomatoes

Leland Orser

Highest Rated:   92% Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Lowest Rated:   1% Twisted (2004)
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Birthplace:   San Francisco, California, USA
eland J. Orser (born August 6, 1960) is an American film and television actor. Orser is a character actor, known best for playing parts of deranged, psychotic, and degenerate characters. Orser has appeared in small roles in a wide variety of films and television shows. Orser made his television debut in 1991 on the show Gabriel's Fire. His next roles were bit parts and small roles on The Golden Girls, Cheers, L.A. Law, The X-Files, NYPD Blue, Law and Order: SVU and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 1999 he played the (rather demanding) main role of Dr. Arthur Zeller in the Outer Limits episode Descent, a part seemingly tailored by writer Eric Saltzgaber for Orser's particular talents. He has had bit parts in many popular films. He appeared 1995's Se7en as the man arrested at a brothel, and victim of the lust sin. He was credited as "Crazed Man in Massage Parlour". He played Larry Purvis in 1997's Alien: Resurrection, one of the experimental victims who was infected by a face hugger under the supervision of Dr. Wren. Purvis tries to escape with the rest of the crew but Wren stops him. In his final moments, when his chestburster is about to explode, he pulls Wren's head over his chest so that when the chestburster emerges, it erupts through Wren's head and kills him too. He also appeared in Saving Private Ryan as the pilot of the crashed glider. Orser appeared in various parts in the Star Trek franchise, among them playing a Changeling posing as the Romulan Colonel Lovok in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine two-parter episode " Improbable Cause" / "The Die is Cast", and a homicidal hologram in the Star Trek Voyager episode "Revulsion". Since 2004, he has played Chief of Surgery Dr. Lucien Dubenko, a recurring character on the television show ER. From 1987 to 1989, Orser was married to actress Roma Downey; he is currently married to the actress Jeanne Tripplehorn.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% Faults
  • Ansel Roth
2015
11% Taken 3
  • Sam
2015
46% The Gambler
  • Larry Jones
2014
90% The Guest
  • Spencer Petersen
2014
45% Morning
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Give 'em Hell Malone
  • Murph
2010
No Score Yet Morning
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Marc Monroe
2010
58% Taken
  • Sam
2009
32% The Good German
  • Bernie Teitel
2007
No Score Yet Alien Resurrection (Special Edition)
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Homeland Security
  • Sol Binder
2004
1% Twisted
  • Edmund Culter
2004
72% Runaway Jury
  • Lamb
2003
70% Confidence
  • Lionel Dolby
2003
44% Daredevil
  • Wesley
2003
40% Brother's Keeper
  • Travis Adler
2002
25% Pearl Harbor
  • Major Jackson
2001
28% The Bone Collector
  • Richard Thompson
1999
17% Resurrection
  • Andrew
1999
44% Very Bad Things
  • Charles Moore
1998
92% Saving Private Ryan
  • Lieutanant DeWindt
1998
54% Alien Resurrection
  • Purvis
1997
32% Excess Baggage
  • Detective Barnaby
1997
No Score Yet To Love, Honor and Deceive
  • Lassiter
1996
No Score Yet Back to Back
  • Wheelchair Guy
1996
53% John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.
  • Test Tube
1996
60% Independence Day
  • Tech/Med. Asst. No. 1
1996
No Score Yet Lifeform
  • Michael Perkett
1996
80% Seven (Se7en)
  • Crazed Man in Massage Parlor
1995
No Score Yet Girl In The Cadillac
  • Used Car Salesman
1995
No Score Yet Piranha
  • Terry Wechsler
1995
No Score Yet Phoenix
  • Doctor Riley
1995
No Score Yet Dead Badge
  • Pellman
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Rev. Dan Wyler
70% Berlin Station
2016
  • Robert Kovac Robert Kirsch
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Lovok Gai
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Kevin Walker
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Dejaren
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Lucien Dubenko Dr. Dubenko
No Score Yet Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • Loomis
64% Touch
2012
  • Dr. Linus
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Jason Ludwig
68% Revolution
2012-2014
  • Sanborn
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
  • Argyle
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Professor Gareth Carlyle
95% Scandal
2012
  • Sanders
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Maurice Pearson
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Martin Collier
73% A Gifted Man
2011-2012
  • Charlie Reinhart

Quotes from Leland Orser's Characters