Ron Rifkin

Actor
Though his first love was always the stage, actor Ron Rifkin made a name for himself as a prominent character performer on the spy drama "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06) and the soapy family drama, "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC ... Read more »
Born: 10/31/1939 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (75)

Limitless 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gotham 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mind Games 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smash 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touch 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Words 2012 (Movie)

Timothy Epstein (Actor)

Brothers & Sisters 2006 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1990 - 1993, 2006 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peep World 2011 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Alias 2001 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Pulse 2006 (Movie)

Dr Waterson (Actor)

Sam the Man 2004 (Movie)

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Dragonfly 2002 (Movie)

Charlie Dickinson (Actor)

Just a Kiss 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nero Wolfe 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Sex and the City 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tadpole 2002 (Movie)

Professor Tisch (Actor)

The Sum of All Fears 2002 (Movie)

Secretary of State Owens (Actor)

The Majestic 2001 (Movie)

Kevin Bannerman (Actor)

The Warden 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Boiler Room 2000 (Movie)

Seth's Father (Actor)

Flowers for Algernon 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Keeping the Faith 2000 (Movie)

Larry Friedman (Actor)

Drop Back Ten 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Negotiator 1998 (Movie)

Commander Grant Frost (Actor)

L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

District Attorney Ellis Loew (Actor)

Leaving L.A. 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

I'm Not Rappaport 1996 (Movie)

Feigenbaum (Actor)

The Substance of Fire 1996 (Movie)

Isaac Geldhart (Actor)

Last Summer in the Hamptons 1995 (Movie)

Eli Garfield (Actor)

Wolf 1994 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Manhattan Murder Mystery 1993 (Movie)

Sy (Actor)

Husbands and Wives 1992 (Movie)

Rain's Analyst (Actor)

The Trials of Rosie O'Neill 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

The Sunset Gang 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Courage 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Evergreen 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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One Day At A Time 1975 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ratings Game 1984 (Movie)

Television Director (Actor)

The Winds of War 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sting II 1981 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

The Chosen 1980 (Movie)

Baseball Coach (Actor)

The Mary Tyler Moore Comedy Hour 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Husbands, Wives and Lovers 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Fix 1978 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Husbands and Wives 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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In the Glitter Palace 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

When Things Were Rotten 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sunshine Boys 1975 (Movie)

TV Floor Manager (Actor)

Adam's Rib 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Bachelor at Law 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Running 1971 (Movie)

Barker (Actor)

Flareup 1969 (Movie)

Sailor (Actor)

Gidget 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

A Question of Guilt (TV Show)

Actor

Another Woman's Child (TV Show)

Actor

Concealed Enemies (TV Show)

Actor

Deliberate Intent (TV Show)

Actor

Do You Remember Love (TV Show)

Actor

Dress Gray (TV Show)

Actor

Flowers For Algernon (Movie)

Dr. Jonah Strauss (Actor)

Get Christie Love! (TV Show)

Actor

Mob City (Tv Show)

Actor

Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Show)

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Norma Jean & Marilyn (TV Show)

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The Day the Bubble Burst (TV Show)

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The Dream Makers (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Though his first love was always the stage, actor Ron Rifkin made a name for himself as a prominent character performer on the spy drama "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06) and the soapy family drama, "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC, 2006- ). Prior to his small screen success, Rifkin was predominantly a theater actor who made occasional forays into features while starring on a seemingly endless string of short-lived television shows, beginning with the early-1970s sitcom, "Adam's Rib" (ABC, 1973). For several years, he struggled to find his footing in the acting world, as he landed numerous guest stints and small feature roles that failed to add up to a significant career. Rifkin had a few shining moments with recurring parts on "One Day at a Time" (CBS, 1975-1984) and "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990). But his need to gain financial security led him to leave acting altogether during the mid-1980s so he could make a living selling coats designed by his father. The pull of acting proved too great, however, which led to a triumphant return to the stage with his award-winning performance in "The Substance of Fire" (1991). The role earned him considerable attention and eventually led to a rejuvenated career that included prominent co-starring turns in big studio films like "L.A. Confidential" (1997) and "The Sum of All Fears" (2002). Rifkin embraced his second chance to the fullest while embarking on a career that proved to be far more successful than its original incarnation.

Relationships

Iva Rifkin

Wife
Maintains a fashion design business with Rifkin in New York City

Herman Rifkin

Father

Miriam Rifkin

Mother

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

Actors Studio

New York , New York

Milestones

2009

Earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for narrating "Jerome Robbins: Something To Dance About" episode of PBS' "American Masters"

2006

Starred in "Pulse," a remake of cult Japanese helmer Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Kairo"

2006

Cast as businessman Saul Holden on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"

2005

Cast in the New York premiere of Baitz's "The Paris Letter"

2002

Supported Kevin Costner in "Dragonfly"

2001

Played Arvin Sloane, the cold, calculating leader of SD-6 in the ABC series "Alias"

2001

Co-starred with Jim Carrey in "The Majestic"

2000

Cast as Giovanni Ribisi's father in "Boiler Room"

1998

Made Broadway musical debut in revival of "Cabaret"

1997

Had featured role as a district attorney in "L.A. Confidential"

1997

Returned to series TV in the short-lived ABC drama "Leaving L.A."

1996

Recreated his award winning stage role for the film adaptation of "The Substance of Fire"

1992

First sizable feature film role in a decade, in Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives"

1991

Had a cameo appearance in Oliver Stone's controversial feature "JFK"

1991

Returned to the stage for writer Jon Baitz's "The Substance of Fire"; won several awards, including a Drama Desk for Best Actor

1990

Played Ben Meyer on the CBS drama series, "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill"

1984

Briefly retired from acting to work with wife in the fashion design business

1983

Played the recurring role of Dr. Lantry for two seasons on the CBS primetime soap, "Falcon Crest"

1982

Last feature film in nearly a decade, "The Sting II"

1980

Joined the hit CBS sitcom, "One Day at a Time" in the sixth season; played Nick Handris, a love interest for Bonnie Franklin's Ann

1979

Played Artie Miller, the writer-director, on the short-lived show-within-a-show, "The Mary Tyler Moore Hour" (CBS)

1978

Cast as a dentist on the short-lived CBS sitcom, "Husbands, Wives and Lovers"

1975

Cast as the evil Prince John on the short-lived ABC sitcom, "When Things Were Rotten"

1973

Played Roy Mendelsohn, Adam's law partner, on the short-lived CBS sitcom, "Adam's Rib"

1968

Made feature film debut in "The Devil's Eight"

1965

Played Mel, opposite Sally Field as the title character, on the ABC sitcom, "Gidget"

1961

Made Broadway debut in Neil Simon's "Come Blow Your Horn"

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