Mark Rolston

Mark Rolston


Mark Rolston is an American character actor, known for his supporting roles in such films as Aliens, Lethal Weapon 2, Prancer, The Shawshank Redemption, Rush Hour, The Departed, and the Saw film series, as well as Gordie Liman in The Shield (2003).

Rolston played PFC M. Drake in Aliens (1986), Hans in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Herb in Prancer (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 Warren Russ in Rush Hour (1998).

Rolston acted in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award winning 2006 film The Departed and the television horror film Backwoods. Many of Rolston’s screen roles are villains due to his well-known 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”. In 2004, Rolston would guest star in two episodes of the critically acclaimed 24. He appeared in a minor role in The CW series Supernatural during the fourth season as the demon Alastair. He also appeared as Sheriff Hall in the Criminal Minds episode, “Blood Hungry”.

Rolston has also voiced several Marvel and DC characters, voicing Firefly in The New Batman Adventures and Justice League (he was originally considered to voice the supervillain in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, although the character was deemed unsuitable for the series and ultimately dropped). He voiced Lex Luthor in the animated series Young Justice, Deathstroke in Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Knight, as well as Norman Osborn in the Spider-Man Insomniac Games.

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