Leland Orser was born on 6th August 1960, in San Francisco, California. Orser is a movie and TV actor. He is a role actor who has played numerous characters, ranging from psychotic to degenerated and deranged characters. He sort of has a boyish look that goes along with concealing the dark hearted characters he often plays.
He made his television debut in 1991 on the show, Gabriel’s Fire. He also had some little roles in The Golden Girls, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue Law & Order, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 1999, he played the lead role of Dr. Arthur Zeller in
The Outer Limits’ episode, “Descent”. He has played minor roles in many popular movies like Seven, Alien: Resurrection, The Bone Collector, Pearl Harbor, Daredevil, and Saving Private Ryan. Orser was also part of the
Star Trek franchise, namely Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. He played the role of Dr. Lucien Dubenko, Chief of Surgery, on the TV show, ‘ER’. He portrayed Sanders Black in season one’s episode, Enemy of the State, on ABC’s ‘Scandal’. He is popularly known as an actor and director of Seven (1995), Taken (2008) and Taken 2 (2012), where he played the role of Sam, the former operative, and colleague of Liam Neeson’s Bryan Mills.
His first wife was Irish actress
Roma Downey. Their marriage lasted from 1987 to 1989. On October 14, 2000, he married his current wife, actress, and musician,
Jeanne Tripplehorn. Their romance began during the movie, “Very Bad Things”, which is a black comedy film. They have a son named August Tripplehorn Orser, born in May 2002. Orser’s father was a diehard science fiction fan, and this may have inclined him towards this genre of films. He also tried to find work as an international banker, whilst touring extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe.