Leland Jones Orser (born August 6, 1960) is an American actor, director and screenwriter who played Purvis in the 1997 film Alien Resurrection. Other notable films Orser has appeared in include Se7en (1995), Independence Day (1996), Saving Private Ryan (1998) and the Taken trilogy (2008-2014). As a director he has helmed Morning (2007), which he also wrote. Aside from his work in film, Orser has had an extensive career in television. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Dr. Lucien Dubenko on the medical drama series ER (2004-2009) and Deputy Chief Robert Kirsch on the spy drama series Berlin Station (2016-).
Orser has been nominated for a BloodGuts UK Horror Award (Best Actor for Faults) and a Deauville Film Festival award (Grand Special Prize for Morning).
Awards and Nominations
|2014||Faults||Nominated — BloodGuts UK Horror Award for Best Actor|
|2010||Morning||Nominated — Grand Special Prize at Deauville Film Festival|
|1994||Dead Badge||With Raymond Cruz, Yaphet Kotto and Danny Trejo|
|Girl in the Cadillac|
|Phoenix||With Brad Dourif|
|Se7en||With George Christy, Charles S. Dutton and Henry Kingi, directed by David Fincher|
|1996||Red Ribbon Blues|
|Baby Face Nelson||With Brian Levinson|
|Independence Day||With Adam Baldwin and Pat Skipper|
|Escape from L.A.||With William H. Burton, Jr., Brad Martin and Thomas Rosales, Jr.|
|1998||Saving Private Ryan||With Valerie Colgan, Simon Crane and Corey Johnson|
|Very Bad Things|
|The Bone Collector|
|2001||Pearl Harbor||With Ewen Bremner and Eddie Yansick|
|2003||Daredevil||With Brad Martin and Eddie Yansick|
|2006||The Good German|
|2009||Give 'Em Hell Malone|
- Orser is one of several actors from the Alien films who has also appeared in the Star Trek franchise. Others include Raymond Cruz, Brad Dourif, Idris Elba, Nicole Fellows, Jenette Goldstein, Ron Perlman, Mark Rolston, Winona Ryder and Eddie Yansick. All but three of these individuals are from the cast of Alien Resurrection.
- Leland Orser at the Internet Movie Database
- Leland Orser on Wikipedia
- Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki - Leland Orser
- http://www.fametracker.com/hey_its_that_guy/orser_leland.php Leland Orser, Specialty: Skittish Psychos and Otherwise Knock-Kneed Fellows]. FameTracker. Retrieved 14 February 2006.