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Leland Orser
Born Leland Jones Orser
August 6, 1960 (1960-08-06) (age 49)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Jeanne Tripplehorn (2000-present) 1 child
Roma Downey (1987-1989) (divorced)

Leland Jones Orser (born August 6, 1960) is an American film and television actor. Orser is a character actor, whose career has included playing a number of parts of deranged, psychotic, and degenerate characters. Orser has appeared in small roles in a wide variety of films and television shows, including Chief of Surgery Dr. Lucien Dubenko, on the television show ER.





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. Fans of Married... with Children know him in his recurring guest role as the cynical director of advertisements.

He has had minor roles in many popular films. He appeared in 1995's Se7en as the man who was involuntarily recruited as the punisher for the lust sin. He was credited as "Crazed Man in Massage Parlour". He played Larry Purvis in 1997's Alien Resurrection. He played the antagonist, Richard Thompson, in the 1999 Denzel Washington thriller, The Bone Collector. In 2001, he had a small part in the movie Pearl Harbor playing an injured man saved by Kate Beckinsale's character. In 2003 he appeared in the comic-turned-film Daredevil. He also appeared in Saving Private Ryan as the traumatized pilot of a crashed glider.

Orser also 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 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". And finally in the franchise's most recent series Enterprise, he played a low-life in the time-travel episode "Carpenter Street".

From 2004 to 2009, he played Chief of Surgery Dr. Lucien Dubenko, a recurring character on the television show ER.

Personal life

From 1987 to 1989, Orser was married to actress Roma Downey; he is currently married to the actress Jeanne Tripplehorn and has one child with her.


Year Film Role Other notes
1993 Cover Story Julian
1995 Baby Face Nelson Benny Bakst
Dead Badge Pellman
Phoenix Doctor Riley
Girl in the Cadillac Used car salesman
Se7en 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
Confidence Lionel Dolby
Runaway Jury Lamb
2004 Twisted Edmund Cutler
2006 The Good German Bernie
2008 Taken Sam
2009 24 Martin Collier
2009 Give 'Em Hell, Malone Murphy

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