S01E10-Oren Watson head shot

Oren Watson Elementary intertitle Businessman

Character Information
Status: Alive
Actor: Steve Park
First Appearance: "The Leviathan"
Last Appearance: "T-Bone and the Iceman"
Family: Mary and Henry Watson (mother and step-father), Joan Watson (sister), Gabrielle (wife)
Episode Count: 2
Calm down? You just accused me of cheating on my wife!
— Oren to Joan, "T-Bone and the Iceman".

Oren Watson is Joan Watson's brother.


Season One

Oren visits Joan Watson and has dinner with their family and Joan's friend Sherlock Holmes. He brought his girlfriend Gabrielle Harper with him and Sherlock suspects they'll soon get engaged. ("The Leviathan") He is heard on the phone talking to Joan, telling her that he had got a call from a doctor, and that their mother was in the hospital due to a fall. He was actually called by Moriarty who needed to get Joan away from Sherlock to have a conversation with her. ("Heroine")

002 The Leviathan episode still of Mary Watson, Oren Watson, Gabrielle Harper, Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson
Family dinner, sort of.

Season Three

Joan's mother, Mary, visits Oren and his wife Gabrielle, she comes to believe that Oren is having an affair when she thinks she sees him kissing a blonde woman. She pushes Joan to discuss the matter with her brother. On the phone, Oren vehemently denies any wrong doing, which leads Joan to question her mother's neurological health. ("T-Bone and the Iceman")

Family tree

Jin May Wen
Mary Watson
Henry Watson
Henry Watson
Lin Wen
Lin Wen
Joan Watson
Oren Watson


  • Oren and Joan played video games as kids including Emery Vision's "Swords of Saturn." ("The Games Underfoot")
  • Joan mentions that she knows all of the Superlative Comic heroes including the Midnight Ranger from Oren as he was "a geek". ("You've Got Me, Who's Got You?")
  • The name "Oren" is an inadvertent homage to Lucy Liu's character in Kill Bill, named O-Ren Ishii.[1]


Elementary intertitle Elementary Characters
Main Characters
Sherlock HolmesJoan WatsonCaptain Thomas GregsonDetective Marcus Bell
Recurring Characters
AlistairAthena and MinervaGeneral AlveroHenry BaskervilleJonathan BloomRoy BookerAgent BurkeClydeGina CortesFrank Da SilvaDuaneEveryoneAgent GephardtDr. GrannisChristopher GrayDel GrunerDetective GuzmanHalconEmily HankinsDr. Eugene HawesFiona HelbronWilliam HullShinwell JohnsonEmil KurtzGareth LestradeAlfredo LlamosaAgent MallickMarchefElana MarchMargaretAgent McNallyMidnight RangerChantal MilnerAndrew MittalSanthosh MittalSebastian MoranJamie MoriartyAgent MullerIsaac ProctorRandyOscar RankinCandace ReedMichael RowanTim SherringtonTall BoyJoshua ViknerSir James WalterAgent WhitlockTyus WilcoxKitty Winter
The Irregulars
Mr. BriggsC.Harland EmplePetros FrankenGayMs. HudsonLucMasonThe NosePhil SimmsAgatha SpurrellTeddy
Andre BellPaige CowanCheryl GregsonHannah GregsonMay HolmesMorland HolmesMycroft HolmesEstella LlamosaHenry WatsonMary WatsonOren WatsonLin Wen
Minor Characters
The ActuaryJack BrunelleLucas BundschCassieWade CrewesViolet de MervilleKathryn DrummondHoward EnnisMistress FeliciaTrent GarbyZoya HashemiRhys KinlanRuslan KrasnovIris LanzerGwen and Olivia LynchNigella MasonDorian MollTy MorstanPamDana PowellRemusRomulusJennifer SaylesShauna ScottSkylerWilson TragerHeather VanowenCassandra Walker