Saul Rubinek

Actor, Producer, Director
A compact, curly-haired character player with bushy eyebrows over large brown eyes and malleable looks, Saul Rubinek has excelled in playing nebbishy professionals. Born in a displaced persons camp after WWII to Polish ... Read more »
Born: 07/02/1948 in Germany

Filmography

Actor (101)

Beauty and the Beast 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Broken Life 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gridlocked 2014 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

The Light-house 2014 (Movie)

DeGrat (Actor)

Warehouse 13 2008 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Barney's Version 2010 (Movie)

Charnofsky (Actor)

Knucklehead 2010 (Movie)

Rabbi (Actor)

Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! 2010 (Movie)

Martin Hirsch (Actor)

The Trotsky 2010 (Movie)

David Bronstein (Actor)

Julia 2009 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

Blackout 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Express 2008 (Movie)

Art Modell (Actor)

War 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Sherman (Actor)

Partner(s) 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Santa's Slay 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Baadasssss! 2004 (Movie)

Howard "Howie" Kaufman (Actor)

Coast to Coast 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

David Mamet's Gilded Stones 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hollywood North 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stargate SG-1 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intern Academy 2003 (Movie)

Dr. Sam Bonnert (Actor)

NYPD Blue 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Singing Detective 2003 (Movie)

Skin Specialist (Actor)

Nero Wolfe 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Lakeboat 2001 (Movie)

Cuthman (Actor)

Rush Hour 2 2001 (Movie)

Box Man (Actor)

Frasier 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jerry & Tom 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Contender 2000 (Movie)

Jerry Toliver (Actor)

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

Alan Mintz (Actor)

The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick 1999 (Movie)

Henry Kissinger (Actor)

Bad Manners 1998 (Movie)

Matt Carroll (Actor)

Pale Saints 1998 (Movie)

Whitey (Actor)

Hostile Intent 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Rainbow 1997 (Movie)

Sam Cohen (Actor)

Open Season 1996 (Movie)

Eric Schlockmeister (Actor)

Sidney Sheldon's Nothing Lasts Forever 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

Herb Klein (Actor)

Synapse 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Death Wish V: The Face of Death 1994 (Movie)

Brian Hoyle (Actor)

Getting Even With Dad 1994 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

Sam Smotherman (Actor)

L.A. Law 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

So Many Miracles 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

True Romance 1993 (Movie)

Lee Donowitz (Actor)

Undercover Blues 1993 (Movie)

Mr Ferderber (Actor)

Driving Miss Daisy 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Man Trouble 1992 (Movie)

Laurence Moncrief (Actor)

The Quarrel 1992 (Movie)

Hersh Rasseyner (Actor)

Unforgiven 1992 (Movie)

W. W. Beauchamp (Actor)

Falling Over Backwards 1990 (Movie)

Mel Rosenbloom (Actor)

The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 (Movie)

Jed Kramer (Actor)

Men 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Equalizer 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick 1989 (Movie)

Rabbi Teitelbaum (Actor)

Obsessed 1988 (Movie)

Owen Hughes (Actor)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

Harold Salt (Actor)

Half a Lifetime 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Liberty 1986 (Movie)

Bo Hodges (Actor)

Taking Care 1986 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Half a Lifetime 1985 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Against All Odds 1984 (Movie)

Steve Kirsch (Actor)

Dusty 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

By Design 1982 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Soup For One 1982 (Movie)

Allan (Actor)

Young Doctors in Love 1982 (Movie)

Dr Floyd Kurtzman (Actor)

Ticket to Heaven 1981 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Agency 1980 (Movie)

Sam Goldstein (Actor)

Death Ship 1980 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Nothing Personal 1980 (Movie)

Peter Braden (Actor)

Sanctuary of Fear 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Highpoint 1978 (Movie)

Centino (Actor)

36 Hours to Die (TV Show)

Actor

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

Actor

Blackjack (TV Show)

Actor

Blackout (Movie)

(Actor)

Color of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Concealed Enemies (TV Show)

Actor

Gleason (TV Show)

Actor

Hiroshima (TV Show)

Actor

Ink (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Night Passage (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: No Remorse (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Sea Change (TV Show)

Actor

Laughter on the 23rd Floor (TV Show)

Actor

Liberace: Behind the Music (TV Show)

Actor

Past Perfect (TV Show)

Actor

Person of Interest (Tv Show)

Actor

The Android Affair (TV Show)

Actor

The Terry Fox Story (TV Show)

Actor

Trump Unauthorized (TV Show)

Actor
Director (3)

Cruel But Necessary 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Bleacher Bums (TV Show)

Director

Club Land (TV Show)

Director

Biography

A compact, curly-haired character player with bushy eyebrows over large brown eyes and malleable looks, Saul Rubinek has excelled in playing nebbishy professionals. Born in a displaced persons camp after WWII to Polish Holocaust survivors, he and his family emigrated to Canada when he was a mere eight months. As a child, Rubinek was enrolled in theater classes and by age 10 had made his professional acting debut on Canadian radio. While still in grade school, he regularly performed at the Ottawa Little Theatre, often playing both male and female children. Deciding early on to pursue a career as an actor (his father had been a performer in Yiddish theater in pre-war Europe), Rubinek dropped out of school at 16. Four years later, he was gainfully employed at his craft at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and later was a founding member of both the Toronto Free Theatre and the Theatre Passe Muraille.

Relationships

Israel Rubinek

Father
born in 1920 in Lodz, Poland Jewish Talmudic scholar hidden by farmers for more than two years during WWII had acted in Yiddish theater before WWII and made film debut at age 70 in "Avalon" (1990)

Frania Rubinek

Mother
Polish Jew hidden by farmers for more than two years during WWII appeared with her husband in "Avalon" (1990)

EDUCATION

left school at age 16

Milestones

2002

Played George 'Bullets' Durgom in the Television movie "Gleason" based on the life of Jackie Gleason

2001

Directed "Bleacher Bums"; premiered at the Chicago Film Festival; aired on Showtime in 2002

2000

Starred opposite Nicolas Cage in "The Family Man"

2000

Starred opposite Joan Allen and Gary Oldman in Rob Lurie's "The Contender"

1999

Played recurring role of lawyer Donnie Douglas, who entered into romance with Daphne (Jane Leeves) on "Frasier" (NBC)

1999

Cast as Henry Kissinger in Andrew Fleming's satirical look at Watergate, "Dick", starring Dan Hedaya as Richard M Nixon

1998

Feature directorial debut, "Jerry & Tom"; also produced; screened at film festivals

1995

Acted in Oliver Stone's biopic "Nixon"; Dan Hedaya portrayed Bebe Rebozo

1993

Essayed role as one of the doctors on the team tracking the AIDS virus in the HBO drama "And the Band Played On"

1992

Co-starred in the unsold pilot for a series based on the award-winning play and film "Driving Miss Daisy" (CBS); played Daisy's son Boolie

1992

Appeared as the "biographer" W W Beauchamp in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Western "Unforgiven"

1991

Starred in the Canadian-produced "The Quarrel", about a writer and a Holocaust survivor who renew rivalries when they remeet; has claimed this is his favorite role

1989

Cast in the short-lived ABC drama "Men"

1985

Played recurring role on the CBS series "The Equalizer"

1984

Had featured role in the award-winning PBS miniseries "Concealed Enemies", about the Alger Hiss spy case

1983

Played title role of a Los Angeles cab driver with a desire to be a private investigator in the busted NBC pilot "Dusty"

1982

Won a Genie Award for his supporting turn in the thriller about cults, "Ticket to Heaven"

1980

Film debut in "Nothing Personal"

1979

American TV debut in "Sanctuary of Fear"

1964

Dropped out of school at age 16

1958

Professional acting debut on radio at age 10

Joined ensemble cast of the CBS sitcom "Ink"

Placed in a theater class at an early age

Was a founding member of the Toronto Free Theater

Moved to Montreal at the age of eight months from a displaced persons camp in Munich, Germany

Performed at the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival

Started acting in the Ottawa Little Theater while still in grade school, playing both male and female parts until his voice changed

Bonus Trivia

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On his approach to playing Henry Kissinger in "Dick" (1999), Rubinek to the LOS ANGELES TIMES: "You learn from other actors. You can make the mistake, which I've definitely made, where I could have been better because I was trying to be funny, It would would have been a lot better if I'd played it straight and let the circumstances do it. On this set, everybody was straight. I had a little deja vu, though because I was in Oliver Stone's 'Nixon', so I was in the White House with the other Nixon (Anthony Hopkins) and the other Haldeman (James Woods)."

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