Abraham Benrubi

Actor
At 6'7", the broad-shouldered, imposing Abraham Benrubi might be a candidate to play henchmen or gentle giants but his innate intelligence has allowed him to avoid such typecasting. He is perhaps best known for his ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1969 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (52)

Ambush at Dark Canyon 2015 (Movie)

Garrett Kain (Actor)

#Stuck 2014 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Big Hero 6 2014 (Movie)

General (Voice)

The Bridge 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Time 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Voice

Bones 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2005 - 2007, 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Ambush at Dark Canyon 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blossom 1990 - 1992, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Calvin Marshall 2010 (Movie)

Coach Dewey (Actor)

Dark Angel 1990 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Grace Under Fire 1990 - 1996, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happy Town 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1990 - 1993, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Memphis Beat 1990 - 1992, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1990 - 1992, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1994 - 1999, 2002 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Voice

Venus & Vegas 2009 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

Men in Trees 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Wristcutters: A Love Story 2007 (Movie)

Erik (Actor)

Charlotte's Web 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Uncle the Pig (Actor)

American Dad 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Criminal Minds 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

Lou Steele (Actor)

Unscripted 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without a Paddle 2004 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

Open Range 2003 (Movie)

Mose Harrison (Actor)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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ZigZag 2002 (Movie)

Hector (Actor)

The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 (Movie)

Young Man (Actor)

I Woke Up Early the Day I Died 1999 (Movie)

Bouncer (Actor)

The X-Files 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Under Oath 1999 (Movie)

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Sleepwalkers 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

George of the Jungle 1997 (Movie)

Thor (Actor)

U-Turn 1997 (Movie)

Biker No 1 (Actor)

Magic Island 1996 (Movie)

Duckbone (Actor)

Twister 1996 (Movie)

Bubba (Actor)

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

Marine Guard (Actor)

Wagons East! 1994 (Movie)

Abe Ferguson (Actor)

The Program 1993 (Movie)

Bud-Lite (Actor)

Crossing the Bridge 1992 (Movie)

Rinny (Actor)

Roseanne 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Touch of Hope (TV Show)

Actor

Angel Street (TV Show)

Actor

Out There (TV Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken: Star Wars (TV Show)

Voice

Tempting Fate (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

At 6'7", the broad-shouldered, imposing Abraham Benrubi might be a candidate to play henchmen or gentle giants but his innate intelligence has allowed him to avoid such typecasting. He is perhaps best known for his three season (1994-97) recurring role as the quick with a quip emergency room admissions clerk Jerry Markovic on the hit NBC medical series "ER". In 1997, Benrubi landed the co-starring role as a member of a team of scientists who can enter people's dreams and squelch their demons in the short-lived NBC series "Sleepwalkers".

Relationships

Asher Benrubi

Father
divorced from Benrubi's mother of Greek descent

Patricia Benrubi

Mother
divorced from Benrubi's father

Kirsten Smith

Companion
met during filming of "Twister" separated January 1997

EDUCATION

attended high school in Indianapolis, Indiana

Milestones

2004

Cast in the comedy "Without a Paddle"

2003

Breakout role in the western feature "Open Range," which was directed by Kevin Costner

2001

Was cast in the Coen brother's comedy "The Man Who Wasn't There"

1998

Voiced the character Serge in "The Rugrats Movie"

1997

Co-starred in "George of the Jungle"

1997

Had regular role on NBC series "Sleepwalker"

1996

Played small supporting role in "Twister"

1994

Had recurring role as admissions clerk Jerry Markovic on the hit NBC drama "ER"

1992

Played Young Dan Connor on episode of "Roseanne" (ABC)

1990

Played campus bully on "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" (Fox)

1989

Moved to Los Angeles

1988

Earned SAG card appearing in "Diving In", an indpendent movie filmed in Indianapolis (film released in 1991)

Bonus Trivia

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"I'm an actor because I'm an escapist. No pretenses of 'art'." --Benrubi quoted in PEOPLE, July 21, 1997

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". . . Benrubi attributes his good fortune in part to the fact that, in Hollywood, size matters. 'In show business being big is an advantage,' he says estimating that there are no more than 20 similarly oversized actors in Tinseltown. 'The lack of competition is great.'" --From PEOPLE, July 21, 1997

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