Mark Rolston's most iconic role came as Bogs Diamond, predatory prison rapist and leader of the bull-fruit gang "The Sisters" in Frank Darabont's 1994 classic, "The Shawshank Redemption"; it is a role of steely, disturbing menace that has typified the actor's career. Born in Baltimore, he went to England to study acting at Drama Centre London, where he trained for five years. He returned triumphantly to the United States with the National Shakespeare Company as the lead in Shakespeare's "Richard II." A few minor appearances on television shows over the next few years led to a small part as Private Drake in the 1986 James Cameron film, "Aliens." Rolston's icy, piercing eyes made him a natural for bad-guy roles; he had turns in the sequels to "Lethal Weapon" and "Robocop." A role in the Nick Nolte prison drama "Weeds" was the precursor to his standout performance in "Shawshank," and he began a long string of intense portrayals from either side of the ethical fence on both film and television, alternating between sociopaths and law enforcement officers. He has been embraced by a new generation of fans with turns as FBI Agent Dan Erickson in the fifth and sixth installments of the "Saw" horror franchise.
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Made screen-acting debut as Lee on "Ekkusu bonbâ"
Starred as the marine grunt Drake in "Aliens"
Cast as Hans in "Lethal Weapon 2"
Appeared in "RoboCop 2"
Played Bogs Diamond in "The Shawshank Redemption"
Played Bill Doolin on "The Legend of Calamity Jane"
Lent his voice to WestWood's cult classic "Blade Runner" video game
Played Gus Grissom on the mini-series "From the Earth to the Moon"
Played Agent Russ in "Rush Hour"
Voiced Firefly on later episode of "Batman: The Animated Series" (aka "The New Batman Adventures")
Played Gordie Liman on "The Shield"
Cast as Delahunt in Martin Scorsese's "The Departed"
Voiced Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke, in the game "Batman: Arkham Origins"
Reprised Deathstroke for the game "Batman: Arkham Knight"
Voiced Mayor Norman Osborn in Sony's best-selling PlayStation 4 "Spider-Man" video game