Mark Rolston

Not to be confused with Mark Rolston (designer).
Mark Rolston
Born (1956-12-07) December 7, 1956
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–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 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.

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 voiced Deathstroke in Batman: Arkham Origins, where he replaced Ron Perlman who was absent while working on the upcoming Fallout 4.

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]


Year Film Role Other notes
1986 Aliens Private Mark Drake
1987 The Fourth Protocol Russian Decoder
Weeds Dave
1989 A Sinful Life Teresa
Survival Quest Jake
Lethal Weapon 2 Hans
Prancer Herb Drier
1990 Impulse Man in Bar
RoboCop 2 Stef
1993 Body of Evidence Detective Reese
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
Daylight Chief Dennis Wilson
1998 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Hot Dog Vendor
Hard Rain Wayne Bryce
Letters from a Killer O'Dell
Rush Hour Agent Warren Russ
1999 A Table for One Tom Bernard
2002 Cathedral Robert
Scorcher Special Agent Kellaway
Highway Burt Miranda
2005 Chasing Ghosts Frank Anderson
Miracle at Sage Creek Captain Johnson
2006 The Departed Delahunt
2007 Protecting the King Frank
2008 Asylum The Doctor
Saw V Dan Erickson
2009 Not Forgotten Agent Wilson
Saw VI Dan Erickson
2012 That Guy...Who Was In That Thing Himself
Turn Judge Edward Shippen Notes
1980 Star Fleet John Lee
1984 Master of the Game Attendant TV mini-series
The First Olympics: Athens 1896 Princeton student TV mini-series
1986 Sledge Hammer! Vigilante Cop #1 Episode: "Magnum Farce"
1987 Wiseguy Renaldo Sykes Episode: "Pilot"
Tour of Duty PV2 Innes Episode: "Burn Baby, Burn"
1988 Steal the Sky Colonel Bukharine TV movie
Reach TV short
1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson Vic Hatton TV movie
Matlock Keith Morrissey Episode: "The Blues Singer"
The Lady Forgets TV movie
1990 The Young Riders Episode: "Hard Time"
Tales from the Crypt Dr. Zachary Cling Episode: "Lower Berth"
Heat Wave Officer Zekanis TV movie
Father Dowling Mysteries Mark Episode: "The Undercover Nun Mystery"
Jake and the Fatman Jerry Malik Episode: "Night and Day"
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade TV movie
1991 In the Heat of the Night Kevin Reilly Episode: "Baby for Sale"
1992 Angel Street TV movie
The Comrades of Summer Voronov TV movie
1992–1995 Murder, She Wrote Finn Dawley/Liam Gillen/Sgt. Terence Boyle Guest roles, 4 episodes
1993 Raven Peter Lyons Episode: "Poisoned Harvest"
Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story O'Keefe TV movie
The Conviction of Kitty Dodds Charlie Dodds TV movie
1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Lt. Walter Pierce Episode: "Eye of the Beholder"
Babylon 5 Karl Mueller Episode: "The Quality of Mercy"
Diagnosis Murder Vinnie Bartell Episode: "You Can Call Me Johnson"
1994–2000 The X-Files Bud LaPierre/Richard Odin Guest roles, 2 episodes
1995 ER Officer Thomas Episode: "The Birthday Party"
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Gregor Episode: "Lucky Leon"
Courthouse Philip Carter Episode: "Mitigating Circumstances"
Strange Luck Bagman/Merch Episode: "Blind Man's Bluff"
1996 Sisters Col. Haystings Episode: "Leap Before You Look"
Profit Ivan Karpov Episode: "Sykes"
JAG Lieutenant Commander Mark Lowrey Episode: "Recovery"
The Lazarus Man Rescue, The Episode: "The Rescue"
Humanoids from the Deep Bill Taylor TV movie
Moloney Joe Ballantine Episode: "Pilot"
Walker, Texas Ranger Jake Prentice Episode: "A Silent Cry"
1996–2002 NYPD Blue Carl Bowen/Leon Broadus Guest roles, 2 episodes
1997 The Legend of Calamity Jane Bill Doolin TV series, 1 episode
George Wallace Ricky Brickle TV movie
1997–1998 Brooklyn South Detective Lou Conroy TV series, 3 episodes
1998 Nash Bridges Louis Jackson Episode: "Crossfire"
From the Earth to the Moon Gus Grissom TV mini-series, 3 episodes
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven MaseReyes Episode: "Souled Out"
The New Batman Adventures Garfield Lynns/Firefly TV series, 2 episodes
1998–1999 Profiler Donald Lucas Recurring role, 7 episodes
1999 Harsh Realm Bounty Hunter Episode: "Leviathan"
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Bruce Summerlin, Co. 51 TV movie
2000 Batman Beyond Carl (voice) Episode: "The Eggbaby"
The '70s TV movie
2001 Angel Boone Episode: "Blood Money"
Max Steel (voice) TV series, 2 episodes
Dark Angel Herman Coldberg Episode: "Haven"
Dead Last Sheriff Wayne Episode: "Teen Spirit"
Alias Seth Lambert Episode: "Parity"
Touched by an Angel Delroy Gibbons Episode: "Famous Last Words"
2002 For the People Mr. Cassidy Episode: "Come Blow Your Whistle"
Curb Your Enthusiasm Contractor Episode: "The Corpse-Sniffing Dog"
2003 The Shield Gordie Liman Recurring role, 5 episodes
Stephen King's Dead Zone Hysterical Parishioner #3 Episode: "Zion"
Justice League Garfield Lynns/Firefly Episode: "Only a Dream"
2003–2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Captain Magh/Kuroda Lor-ehn TV series, 2 episodes
2004 24 Bruce Foxton Guest role, 2 episodes
2005 CSI: NY Inspector Bill Markoni Episode: "The Dove Commission"
Criminal Minds Sheriff Hall Episode: "Blood Hungry"
2005–2007 CSI: Miami FBI Agent Glen Cole Guest role, 3 episodes
2007 Shark Cade Berlinger Episode: "The Wrath of Khan"
You've Got a Friend Dennis TV movie
Reaper Arthur Ferrey Episode: "Charged"
Cold Case Ari Gordon Guest role, 4 episodes
2007–2008 The Closer Father Jack TV series, 2 episodes
2008 Backwoods Ricks TV movie
Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder Paul Miller TV movie
Supernatural Alastair TV series, 2 episodes
The Mentalist Det. Dale Blakely Episode: "The Thin Red Line"
2009 Anatomy of Hope Manus Casey TV movie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sheriff Episode: "One to Go"
NCIS: Los Angeles Marine Sergeant Jerrold "Pallet" Mulhearn Episode: "Keepin' It Real"
Lie to Me Ed Komisky Episode: "Secret Santa"
2010–2011 The Defenders Johnny Greene TV series, 2 episodes
2011–2013 Young Justice L-3/Lex Luthor (voice) TV series, 8 episodes
2012 NCIS George Westcott Episodes: "Shell Shock (Part I)" and "Shell Shock (Part II)"
Video games
1997 Blade Runner Clovis
2000 Nox Warlord Horrendous, others
2008 Turok Captain Cole
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Lord Darvianak Vollney, others
2012 Halo 4 Captain Andrew Del Rio
2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us Lex Luthor
Batman: Arkham Origins Deathstroke Replacing Ron Perlman
2015 Infinite Crisis Starro
Battlefield Hardline Neil Roark
Batman: Arkham Knight Deathstroke, Lex Luthor [2]


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