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

Year Film Notes
2014 Faults Nominated — BloodGuts UK Horror Award for Best Actor
2010 Morning Nominated — Grand Special Prize at Deauville Film Festival


Year Title Notes
1993 Cover Story
1994 Dead Badge With Raymond Cruz, Yaphet Kotto and Danny Trejo
1995 Piranha
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.
1997 Excess Baggage
Alien Resurrection
1998 Saving Private Ryan With Valerie Colgan, Simon Crane and Corey Johnson
Very Bad Things
1999 Resurrection
The Bone Collector
2000 Rebel Yell
2001 Pearl Harbor With Ewen Bremner and Eddie Yansick
2002 Brother's Keeper
2003 Daredevil With Brad Martin and Eddie Yansick
Runaway Jury
2004 Twisted
2006 The Good German
2008 Taken
2009 Give 'Em Hell Malone
2010 Morning
2012 Taken 2
2014 The Guest
Taken 3
The Gambler

Documentary Appearances


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