Jan Rubes

To movie fans, Jan Rube is best known for his portrayal of the stern Amish father in Peter Weir's Oscar-winning thriller "Witness. " Yet Rube is more than a well-established character actor; he is an internationally ... Read more »
Born: 06/06/1920

Filmography

Actor (51)

Anthrax 2014 (Movie)

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The Burial Society 2004 (Movie)

Marvin Telekunsky (Actor)

The Republic of Love 2003 (Movie)

Strom (Actor)

Stargate SG-1 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snow Falling on Cedars 1999 (Movie)

Ole Jurgensen (Actor)

Believe 1998 (Movie)

Jason Stiles (Actor)

Ken Follett's The Third Twin 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Music From Another Room 1998 (Movie)

Louis Klammer (Actor)

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Never Too Late 1997 (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

Sarabande 1996 (Movie)

Dr Kassovitz (Actor)

By Way of the Stars 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Lamb Chop in the Haunted Studio 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Roommates 1995 (Movie)

Bolek Krupa (Actor)

D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

Mesmer 1994 (Movie)

Professor Stoerk (Actor)

The Birds II: Land's End 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Devlin 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Witches of Eastwick 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Class Action 1991 (Movie)

Pavel (Actor)

Deceived 1991 (Movie)

Tomasz Kestler (Actor)

On My Own 1991 (Movie)

The Colonel (Actor)

Courage Mountain 1990 (Movie)

Grandfather (Actor)

Blind Fear 1989 (Movie)

Lasky (Actor)

Experts 1989 (Movie)

General Illyich (Actor)

The Amityville Curse 1989 (Movie)

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Blood Relations 1988 (Movie)

Dr Andrea Wells (Actor)

Something About Love 1988 (Movie)

Stan Olynyk (Actor)

The Kiss 1988 (Movie)

Tobin (Actor)

Dead of Winter 1987 (Movie)

Dr Joseph Lewis (Actor)

Kay O'Brien 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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No Blame 1987 (Movie)

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Crossings 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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One Magic Christmas 1985 (Movie)

Santa Claus (Actor)

Witness 1985 (Movie)

Eli Lapp (Actor)

Charlie Grant's War 1983 (Movie)

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Mr. Patman 1980 (Movie)

Vrakatas (Actor)

The Amateur 1980 (Movie)

Kaplan (Actor)

Utilities 1980 (Movie)

Mort (Actor)

Angel Street (TV Show)

Actor

Descending Angel (TV Show)

Actor

Flood: A River's Rampage (TV Show)

Actor

Kane & Abel (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Space (TV Show)

Actor

Our Fathers (TV Show)

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The Christmas Secret (TV Show)

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The White Raven (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

To movie fans, Jan Rubeš is best known for his portrayal of the stern Amish father in Peter Weir's Oscar-winning thriller "Witness. " Yet Rubeš is more than a well-established character actor; he is an internationally renowned opera singer. Following World War II, the Czechoslovakia-born performer graduated from the Prague Conservatory and was soon performing at the Prague Opera House. In the late 1940s, he emigrated to Canada, where his career in opera flourished. Shortly thereafter, Rubeš broke into film with the lead role in the espionage drama "Forbidden Journey." Yet he didn't return to movies until 1963, when he accepted a supporting role in the animal adventure "The Incredible Journey." Since then, he's proven prolific, appearing in nearly 100 film and television productions, chief among them 1985's "Witness." Shortly after this eye-catching performance, Rubeš won a series regular role on the short-lived medical drama "Kay O'Brien." His next major film role came in 1994, when he played lovable father figure Jan opposite Emilio Estevez in Disney's ice hockey comedy "D2: The Mighty Ducks." Rubeš continued to balance work in the opera with appearances in film and television into the 2000s, with parts in such popular series as the Canada-set crime comedy "Due South," the paranormal series "The X-Files," and the Las Vegas-set drama "Tilt." He made his final television appearance in 2005, playing Pope John Paul II in the controversial drama "Our Fathers." Rubeš died four years later, leaving behind a lengthy filmography and a legacy of music.

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