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Mark Rolston (born December 7, 1956) is an American actor, known for his various roles in numerous, well-known films such as Aliens, Lethal Weapon 2, The Shawshank Redemption, The Departed and the Saw franchise.

He played Special Agent Dan Erickson in Saw V and Saw VI.


Mark Rolston was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Evelyn Beverly and Thomas George Rolston, who was a computer programmer. Throughout his career, he played PFC M. Drake in Aliens, Hans in Lethal Weapon 2, Stef in RoboCop 2, Bogs Diamond in The Shawshank Redemption, J. Scar in Eraser, Chief Dennis Wilson in Daylight, Wayne Bryce in Hard Rain and Special Agent Warren Russ in Rush Hour.

Rolston acted in Martin Scorsese's The Departed in 2006 and the television horror film Backwoods. Many of Rolston's screen roles are villains due to his trademark icy stare. He also co-starred in 2008's Saw V and 2009's Saw VI. In 1994, he portrayed convicted killer Karl Mueller in the Babylon 5 episode The Quality of Mercy, as well as Richard Odin, leader of a vegetarian cult in an episode of The X-Files titled Red Museum. He was also originally considered to voice the supervillain Firefly in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. However, the character was deemed unsuitable for the series and ultimately dropped.

Rolston would later voice Firefly in the revamp, The New Batman Adventures, as well as Justice League. In 2004, Rolston guest-starred in two episodes of the critically acclaimed TV series 24. He also appeared in a minor role in The CW series Supernatural in the fourth season as the demon Alastair.

He had a voice-acting role in the video games Blade Runner in 1997, Turok in 2008 and Halo 4 in 2012. He also appeared in Criminal Minds in the episode Blood Hungry as Sheriff Don Hall, who asks for the BAU's help in finding out who's behind a series of violent murders. He voiced Deathstroke in Batman: Arkham Origins, where he replaced Ron Perlman, who was absent at the time.

Later, he landed a recurring role as Lex Luthor in the animated series Young Justice. His Shawshank Redemption co-star Clancy Brown also played Luthor for various animated TV shows over the course of his career.



Year Title Role
1986 The Lost Secret George
Aliens Private Drake
1987 The Fourth Protocol Russian Decoder
Weeds Dave
1988 Martini Ranch: Reach
Steal the Sky Colonel Bukharine
Survival Quest Jake
1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson Vic Hatton
A Sinful Life Teresa
Lethal Weapon 2 Hans
The Lady Forgets
Prancer Herb Drier
1990 Impulse Man in Bar
RoboCop 2 Stef
Heat Wave Officer Zekanis
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade
1992 The Comrades of Summer Voronov
Angel Street
1993 Body of Evidence Detective Reese
Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story O'Keefe
The Conviction of Kitty Dodds Charlie Dodds
1994 Scanner Cop Lieutenant Harry Brown
The Shawshank Redemption Bogs Diamond
1995 Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back Donnie Hansen
The Set Up Ray Harris
1996 Eraser J. Scar
Humanoids from the Deep Bill Taylor
Daylight Chief Dennis Wilson
1997 George Wallace Ricky Brickle
1998 Hard Rain Wayne Bryce
Letters from a Killer O'Dell
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Hot Dog Vendor
Rush Hour Agent Russ
1999 A Table for One Tom Bernard
2000 The '70s Nixon Campaign Saboteur / Recruiter
2002 Highway Burt Miranda
Scorcher Special Agent Kellaway
Cathedral Robert
2005 Chasing Ghosts Frank Anderson
Miracle at Sage Creek Captain Johnson
2006 The Departed Delahunt
2007 You've Got a Friend Dennis Billings
Protecting the King Frank
2008 Backwoods Ricks
Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder Paul Miller
Asylum The Doctor
Saw V Dan Erickson
2009 Anatomy of Hope Manus Casey
Not Forgotten Agent Wilson
Saw VI Dan Erickson
2012 Abeo Pharisee Special Agent Dano
Vanished Keaton
2013 Crosshairs Brill
April Apocalypse Fred
2014 The Studio Club William T. Bradbury
2015 Whitney Clive Davis
Ex-Free Edward
Earthfall Kilian
Relentless Justice Mangine
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Additional Voices
2016 Alien Hunter Dale
Tell Me How I Die Dr. Layton
2017 His Lover Leonard Moissant
In the Absence of Good Men Dion O'Banion


Year Title Role
1982 Ekkusu bonbâ Lee
1984 Master of the Game Attendant
The First Olympics: Athens 1896 Princeton Student
1985 American Playhouse Bodine
1986 Sledge Hammer! Officer Braddock
1987 Wiseguy Renaldo Sykes
Tour of Duty PV2 Innes
1989 Matlock Keith Morrissey
1990 The Young Riders Richard
Tales from the Crypt Dr. Zachary Cling
Father Dowling Mysteries Mark
Jake and the Fatman Jerry Malik
1991 In the Heat of the Night Kevin Reilly
1992-1995 Murder, She Wrote Sgt. Terence Boyle / Liam Gillen / Finn Dawley
1993 Raven Peter Lyons
1994-2000 The X Files Bud LaPierre / Richard Odin
1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Lt. Walter Pierce
Babylon 5 Karl Mueller
Diagnosis Murder Vinnie Bartell
1995 ER Officer Thomas
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Gregor
Courthouse Philip Carter
Strange Luck Bagman / Merch
1996-2002 NYPD Blue Carl Bowen / Leon Broadus
1996 Sisters Col. Hastings
Profit Ivan Karpov
JAG Lieutenant Commander Mark Lowrey
The Lazarus Man Rescue, The
Moloney Joe Ballantine
Walker, Texas Ranger Jake Prentice
1997-1998 Brooklyn South Detective Lou Conroy
1997 The Legend of Calamity Jane Bill Doolin
1998-1999 Profiler Donald Lucas
1998 Nash Bridges Louis Jackson
Men in Black: The Series
From the Earth to the Moon Gus Grissom
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven MaseReyes
The New Batman Adventures Firefly / Garfield Lynns / Don the Mutant
1999 Harsh Realm Bounty Hunter
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Bruce Summerlin, Co. 51
Godzilla: The Series Captain Moore
2000 Batman Beyond Carl
2001 Angel Boone
Max Steel
Dark Angel Herman Colberg
Dead Last Sheriff Wayne
Alias Seth Lambert
Touched by an Angel Delroy Gibbons
2002 For the People Mr. Cassidy
Curb Your Enthusiasm Contractor
2003-2004 Enterprise Captain Magh / Kuroda Lor-ehn
2003 The Shield Gordie Liman
The Dead Zone Hysterical Parishioner #3
Hunter INS Agent James Reader
Justice League Firefly / Garfield Lynns
2004 24 Bruce Foxton
2005 CSI: NY Inspector Bill Markoni
Criminal Minds Sheriff Hall
2006-2007 CSI: Miami FBI Agent Glen Cole
2007-2009 The Closer Father Jack
2007 Shark Cade Berlinger
Reaper Arthur Ferrey
Cold Case Ari Gordon
2008 Supernatural Alastair
The Mentalist Det. Dale Blakely
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sheriff
NCIS: Los Angeles Marine Sergeant Jerrold 'Pallet' Mulhearn
Lie to Me Ed Komisky
2010-2011 The Defenders Johnny Greene
2010-2013 Young Justice Lex Luthor / Jonathan Kent / L-3
2012 Body of Proof Detective Charlie Meeks
Breakout Kings Chief Inspector Craig Renner
Touch Ed
Franklin & Bash Hon. Clarence Rydberg
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service George Westcott
2015-2016 TURN Judge Edward Shippen
2015 Castle Kurt Van Zant
2016 Scorpion Agent Cooke
Rosewood Harvey
Roots Jewett
2017-2018 Voltron: Legendary Defender Kolivan / General Herreh
2017 Rebel IA Investigator #1
Star Trek Continues Admiral McGuinness
Snowfall Max
2018 SEAL Team David Alper
Bosch Lt. Thorne

Video Games

Year Title Role
1997 Blade Runner Clovis / Transient
2000 Nox Warlord Horrendous / Guard 1 / Townsman 3
2008 Turok Cole
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Lord Darvianak Vollney / Denerim Captain of the Guard / Dwarven Hired Goon
2012 Halo 4 Andrew Del Rio
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Pvt. Mark Drake
Injustice: Gods Among Us Lex Luthor
Batman: Arkham Origins Deathstroke / Slade Wilson
Young Justice: Legacy Lex Luthor / Blockbuster / Sportsmaster Minion
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team
2015 Battlefield Hardline Neil Roark
Infinite Crisis Starro
Batman: Arkham Knight Deathstroke / Slade Wilson
2016 Let It Die Jackal Y


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