Mark Rolston

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Mark Rolston
Born(1956-12-07) December 7, 1956 (age 57)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Years active1980–present
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Mark Rolston
Born(1956-12-07) December 7, 1956 (age 57)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Years active1980–present

Mark Rolston (born December 7, 1956) is an American actor.


Rolston played PFC M. Drake in Aliens (1986), Hans in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Stef in RoboCop 2 (1990), Bogs Diamond in The Shawshank Redemption (1994), J. Scar in Eraser (1996), Chief Dennis Wilson in Daylight (1996), Wayne Bryce in Hard Rain (1998) and Special Agent in Charge Warren Russ in Rush Hour (1998). Rolston also acted in Martin Scorsese's 2006 film The Departed 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 called "Red Museum." He was also originally considered to voice the supervillain Firefly in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, though 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 would guest star in two episodes of the critically acclaimed 24 (TV series).

He also appeared in a minor role in The CW series Supernatural in season 4 as the demon Alastair.

He had a voice-acting role in the video games Blade Runner (1997) and Turok (2008) and Halo 4 (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 has 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.


Rolston was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Evelyn Beverly (née Sturm) and Thomas George Rolston, who was a computer programmer.[1]


YearFilmRoleOther notes
1986AliensPrivate Mark Drake
1987The Fourth ProtocolRussian Decoder
1989A Sinful LifeTeresa
Survival QuestJake
Lethal Weapon 2Hans
PrancerHerb Drier
1990ImpulseMan in Bar
RoboCop 2Stef
1993Body of EvidenceDetective Reese
1994Scanner CopLieutenant Harry Brown
The Shawshank RedemptionBogs Diamond
1995Best of the Best 3: No Turning BackDonnie Hansen
The Set-UpRay Harris
1996EraserJ. Scar
DaylightChief Dennis Wilson
1998I Woke Up Early the Day I DiedHot Dog Vendor
Hard RainWayne Bryce
Letters from a KillerO'Dell
Rush HourAgent Warren Russ
1999A Table for OneTom Bernard
ScorcherSpecial Agent Kellaway
HighwayBurt Miranda
2005Chasing GhostsFrank Anderson
Miracle at Sage CreekCaptain Johnson
2006The DepartedDelahunt
2007Protecting the KingFrank
2008AsylumThe Doctor
Saw VDan Erickson
2009Not ForgottenAgent Wilson
Saw VIDan Erickson
2012That Guy...Who Was In That ThingHimself
1980Star FleetJohn Lee
1984Master of the GameAttendantTV mini-series
The First Olympics: Athens 1896Princeton studentTV mini-series
1986Sledge Hammer!Vigilante Cop #1Episode: "Magnum Farce"
1987WiseguyRenaldo SykesEpisode: "Pilot"
Tour of DutyPV2 InnesEpisode: "Burn Baby, Burn"
1988Steal the SkyColonel BukharineTV movie
ReachTV short
1989Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal LessonVic HattonTV movie
MatlockKeith MorrisseyEpisode: "The Blues Singer"
The Lady ForgetsTV movie
1990The Young RidersEpisode: "Hard Time"
Tales from the CryptDr. Zachary ClingEpisode: "Lower Berth"
Heat WaveOfficer ZekanisTV movie
Father Dowling MysteriesMarkEpisode: "The Undercover Nun Mystery"
Jake and the FatmanJerry MalikEpisode: "Night and Day"
Hammer, Slammer, & SladeTV movie
1991In the Heat of the NightKevin ReillyEpisode: "Baby for Sale"
1992Angel StreetTV movie
The Comrades of SummerVoronovTV movie
1992-1995Murder, She WroteFinn Dawley/Liam Gillen/Sgt. Terence BoyleGuest roles, 4 episodes
1993RavenPeter LyonsEpisode: "Poisoned Harvest"
Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore StoryO'KeefeTV movie
The Conviction of Kitty DoddsCharlie DoddsTV movie
1994Star Trek: The Next GenerationLt. Walter PierceEpisode: "Eye of the Beholder"
Babylon 5Karl MuellerEpisode: "The Quality of Mercy"
Diagnosis MurderVinnie BartellEpisode: "You Can Call Me Johnson"
1994-2000The X-FilesBud LaPierre/Richard OdinGuest roles, 2 episodes
1995EROfficer ThomasEpisode: "The Birthday Party"
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanGregorEpisode: "Lucky Leon"
CourthousePhilip CarterEpisode: "Mitigating Circumstances"
Strange LuckBagman/MerchEpisode: "Blind Man's Bluff"
1996SistersCol. HaystingsEpisode: "Leap Before You Look"
ProfitIvan KarpovEpisode: "Sykes"
JAGLieutenant Commander Mark LowreyEpisode: "Recovery"
The Lazarus ManRescue, TheEpisode: "The Rescue"
Humanoids from the DeepBill TaylorTV movie
MoloneyJoe BallantineEpisode: "Pilot"
Walker, Texas RangerJake PrenticeEpisode: "A Silent Cry"
1996-2002NYPD BlueCarl Bowen/Leon BroadusGuest roles, 2 episodes
1997The Legend of Calamity JaneBill DoolinTV series, 1 episode
George WallaceRicky BrickleTV movie
1997-1998Brooklyn SouthDetective Lou ConroyTV series, 3 episodes
1998Nash BridgesLouis JacksonEpisode: "Crossfire"
From the Earth to the MoonGus GrissomTV mini-series, 3 episodes
The Crow: Stairway to HeavenMaseReyesEpisode: "Souled Out"
The New Batman AdventuresGarfield Lynns/FireflyTV series, 2 episodes
1998-1999ProfilerDonald LucasRecurring role, 7 episodes
1999Harsh RealmBounty HunterEpisode: "Leviathan"
Aftershock: Earthquake in New YorkBruce Summerlin, Co. 51TV movie
2000Batman BeyondCarl (voice)Episode: "The Eggbaby"
The '70sTV movie
2001AngelBooneEpisode: "Blood Money"
Max Steel(voice)TV series, 2 episodes
Dark AngelHerman ColdbergEpisode: "Haven"
Dead LastSheriff WayneEpisode: "Teen Spirit"
AliasSeth LambertEpisode: "Parity"
Touched by an AngelDelroy GibbonsEpisode: "Famous Last Words"
2002For the PeopleMr. CassidyEpisode: "Come Blow Your Whistle"
Curb Your EnthusiasmContractorEpisode: "The Corpse-Sniffing Dog"
2003The ShieldGordie LimanRecurring role, 5 episodes
Stephen King's Dead ZoneHysterical Parishioner #3Episode: "Zion"
Justice LeagueGarfield Lynns/FireflyEpisode: "Only a Dream"
2003-2004Star Trek: EnterpriseCaptain Magh/Kuroda Lor-ehnTV series, 2 episodes
200424Bruce FoxtonGuest role, 2 episodes
2005CSI: NYInspector Bill MarkoniEpisode: "The Dove Commission"
Criminal MindsSheriff HallEpisode: "Blood Hungry"
2005-2007CSI: MiamiFBI Agent Glen ColeGuest role, 3 episodes
2007SharkCade BerlingerEpisode: "The Wrath of Khan"
You've Got a FriendDennisTV movie
ReaperArthur FerreyEpisode: "Charged"
Cold CaseAri GordonGuest role, 4 episodes
2007-2008The CloserFather JackTV series, 2 episodes
2008BackwoodsRicksTV movie
Jane Doe: Eye of the BeholderPaul MillerTV movie
SupernaturalAlastairTV series, 2 episodes
The MentalistDet. Dale BlakelyEpisode: "The Thin Red Line"
2009Anatomy of HopeManus CaseyTV movie
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationSheriffEpisode: "One to Go"
NCIS: Los AngelesMarine Sergeant Jerrold "Pallet" MulhearnEpisode: "Keepin' It Real"
Lie to MeEd KomiskyEpisode: "Secret Santa"
2010-2011The DefendersJohnny GreeneTV series, 2 episodes
2011-2013Young JusticeL-3/Lex Luthor (voice)TV series, 8 episodes
Video games
1997Blade RunnerClovis
2000NoxWarlord Horrendous, others
2008TurokCaptain Cole
2009Dragon Age: OriginsLord Darvianak Vollney, others
2012Halo 4Captain Andrew Del Rio
2013Injustice: Gods Among UsLex Luthor
2013Batman: Arkham OriginsDeathstroke


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