Loren Lester, a native of Los Angeles, began his career as a teenager and has amassed over 40 years of film, stage, and television credits. In his early years he played the evil hall monitor Fritz Hansel in the cult classic film Rock ‘N’ Roll High School, and he recurred for 5 seasons as Roy on The Facts of Life opposite Nancy McKeon.
Since then, he has appeared in over 200 episodes of TV shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parenthood, Bones, NCIS, Ringer, Good Luck Charlie, The Closer, Desperate Housewives, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, Castle, Two and a Half Men, and many others. In the 2017-2018 season, Loren was seen in guest-starring roles on Scorpion (CBS), the new Showtime comedy I’m Dying Up Here, and the new Seth MacFarlane series The Orville on Fox.
Recurring roles on TV include all three seasons of the HBO hit comedy series Hung, as well as Victorious (Nickelodeon), Gilmore Girls, and soaps General Hospital, The Bold & The Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless.
One of his favorite roles was in the season finale of Final Witness, an ABC docudrama anthology series in which he played real-life killer Hans Reiser.
Loren has become a familiar face in the indie film scene in films such as The Shadow Hours, The Interrogation, A Family of Clowns, A Leading Man, and Max. Recently, Loren starred in the film Reality Queen! (which premiered at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood) and the feature Tragedy Girls, which premiered at SXSW. One of Loren’s dearest memories is working with the late, great director Wes Craven in the suspense thriller Red Eye.
A highly successful voice-over artist, Loren is best known for creating the role of Dick Grayson (both as Robin and Nightwing) on Batman: The Animated Series and The Adventures of Batman and Robin. He returned to the role of Nightwing in the feature Batman and Harley Quinn, released in August of 2017. Other iconic animation roles include Barbecue on G.I. Joe. He has recurred on The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (as the first actor to ever voice the character Iron Fist) and as Hal Jordan, The Green Lantern on Batman: The Brave and the Bold. His voice has been heard in hundreds of TV and radio commercials and in numerous critically-acclaimed audio books and in popular interactive games such as Halo 4 and Arkham Knight (as the voice of Kirk Langstrom/Man-Bat.)
Loren also wrote and directed the web series Let’s Do Lunch, starring Sam Harris and Barry Williams, and the stage show It’s Magic – The Life and Music of Doris Day, currently on tour. He is also an accomplished stage and opera director, premiering his critically-acclaimed production of La Boheme last year.
Loren is a graduate of Occidental College’s theatre department and has starred in dozens of plays and musicals. He is seen frequently in Los Angeles theatre and is proud to have performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Disney Hall and at The Pasadena Playhouse in Noel Coward’s Fallen Angels. He has also starred in productions at such venues as the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the Santa Monica Playhouse, and West Coast Ensemble. Loren and his wife (and frequent co-star), actress Kelly Lester, are the proud parents of three actress-daughters.