Jan Rubes Biography (1920-)

Born June 6, 1920, in Volyne, Czechoslovakia; immigrated to Canada, 1948; sonof Jan and Ruzena (maiden name, Kellnerova) Rubes; married Susan Douglas (anactress and director), September 22, 1950; children: Christopher Jan, Jonathan Mark, Anthony Dean.

Nationality
Czech
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, singer
Birth Details
June 6, 1920
Volyne, Czechoslovakia

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Jan Bartik, Forbidden Journey, United Artists, 1951
  • Carl Nurmi, The Incredible Journey, Buena Vista, 1963
  • Ivan, Lions for Breakfast, Burg Productions, 1975
  • Vrakatas, Mr. Patman (also known as Crossover), Film Consortium of Canada, 1980
  • Kaplan, The Amateur, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Mort, Utilities (also known as Getting Even), Live Home Video, 1983
  • Psychiatrist, Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid (also known as Finishing Touch, A Slow Descent into Hell, Au-dela de cette limitevotre ticket n'est plus valuable, and L'ultime passion), VestronVideo, 1984
  • Eli Lapp, Witness, Paramount, 1985
  • Santa Claus, One Magic Christmas, Buena Vista, 1985
  • Down Home, 1986
  • Stan Olynyk, Something about Love, 1987
  • Dr. Joseph Lewis, Dead of Winter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • Augustus Glick, The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (also knownas Bright Spark), Hemdale Home Video, 1988
  • Palais Royale, Republic Home Video, 1988
  • Gordon Tobin, The Kiss, TriStar, 1988
  • Lasky, Blind Fear, Academy Entertainment, 1989
  • Zoubov, Cold Front, HBO Home Video, 1989
  • General Illyich, The Experts, Paramount, 1989
  • Divided Loyalties, 1989
  • Priest, The Amityville Curse, Starmaker Entertainment, 1990
  • Grandfather, Courage Mountain (also known as Heidi--Le sentierdu courage), Triumph, 1990
  • Dr. Andreas Wells, Blood Relations, Miramax, 1990
  • Tomasz Kestler, Deceived, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Alexander Pavel, Class Action, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • The colonel, On My Own (also known as Il colore dei suoi occhi), Ellipi Films/Alliance Communications/Rosa Colosimo Films, 1992
  • Jan, D2: The Mighty Ducks (also known as The Mighty Ducks 2and Mighty Ducks 2: The Champions), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Professor Stoerk, Mesmer, Accent Entertainment, 1994
  • Pops, Boozecan, 1994
  • Bolek Krupa, Roommates, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Joseph, Never Too Late (also known as The Color Grey), Allegro Distribution, 1996
  • Dr. Kassovitz, Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (also known as Sarabande), Rhombus Media, 1997
  • Louis Klammer, Music from Another Room, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/UnitedArtists/Orion, 1998
  • Ole Jurgensen, Snow Falling on Cedars, MCA/Universal, 1999
  • Evan Hannibal, Nightmare Man, 1999
  • Jason Stiles, Believe, Avalanche Home Entertainment, 2000
  • Anthrax, Eagle Pictures, 2001
  • Marvin Telekunsky, The Burial Society, Seville Pictures, 2002
  • Appeared in The House on Front Street and Labor of Love.
  • Film Work
  • Associate producer, Never Too Late (also known as The Color Grey), Image Organization, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, Guess What, TV Ontario, 1975-1983
  • Dr. Josef Wallach, Kay O'Brien, CBS, 1986
  • Augustus Glick, Max Glick, 1991
  • Miniseries
  • Polish consul, Kane and Abel, CBS, 1985
  • Isaac Zimmerman, Crossings, ABC, 1986
  • Hausierer Nathan, Der lange weg des Lukas B., [Germany], 1992, broadcast as By Way of the Stars, The Disney Channel, 1994
  • Mr. Oliver, The Third Twin (also known as Ken Follett's The Third Twin), CBS, 1997
  • Movies
  • Swenson, The Deadly Harvest, CBC (Canada), 1976
  • Little Gloria ... Happy at Last, NBC, 1982
  • Jacob, Charlie Grant's War, 1984
  • Giorgi Denerenko, Murder: By Reason of Insanity (also known as Murder in Space and My Sweet Victim), Showtime, 1985
  • Michael Barra, Two Men [Canada], 1988
  • Dr. Bloomer, No Blame [Canada], 1988
  • Bishop Dancu, Descending Angel, HBO, 1990
  • Dr. Vittorio (some sources cite Vincent) DiFabrizi, Devlin, Showtime, 1992
  • Karl, The Birds II: Land's End, Showtime, 1994
  • Far, Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (also known as Serving in Silence), NBC, 1995
  • Hendrick De Vries, "Marie Taquet," Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples, 1997
  • Jacob Gunderson, Flood: A River's Rampage, 1997
  • Markus Strand, The White Raven, HBO, 1998
  • Dr. Reinhart, What Katy Did, 1999
  • Andree, The Christmas Secret, CBS, 2000
  • Specials
  • Fidel, The Witches of Eastwick, NBC, 1992
  • Phantom, Lamb Chop and the Haunted Studio (also known as Lamb Chop's Spooky Stuff), PBS, 1994
  • Episodic
  • Gregor, "Dog Catcher," The Forest Rangers, 1963
  • "The Tax Audit," King of Kensington, 1975
  • Patlenko, "Complex," The New Avengers [Canada], 1978
  • Tarasoff, "Mother's Day," Night Heat, 1985
  • Lewis Jacubek, "Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore," Fame, c. 1987
  • "A Family Affair," Katts and Dog, 1989
  • Dr. Eric Von Deer, "Choirs of Angels," War of the Worlds, syndicated, 1989
  • Brigg, "A Bearish Market," The Beachcombers, 1989
  • Arno Hildebrandt, "Running with the Pack," E.N.G., Lifetime, 1990
  • Arno Hildebrandt, "Harvest," E.N.G., Lifetime, 1992
  • Uncle Joe, "It Ain't Over 'til Uncle Joe Sings," Maniac Mansion, 1993
  • Vassily Peskow, "Tunguska," The X-Files, Fox, 1996
  • Vassily Peskow, "Terma," The X-Files, Fox, 1996
  • Mr. Duzak, "The Long Way Around," ER, 1997
  • Dr. Mort Gustafson, "Mountie on the Bounty: Parts 1 & 2," Due South, syndicated, 1998
  • Robert Greene and older Karl Rademacher, "Tribunal," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1999
  • Nicholas Ballard, "Crystal Skull," Stargate SG-1, Showtime and syndicated, 2000
  • Moses, "Stranger in a Strange Land," Mentors, 2001
  • Appeared as Reverend Kirkbride, "Dreams Stay with You" and "To Love and Protect," episodes of The Campbells, CTV (Canada); Joseph, Life GoesOn; Pobby, Angel Street; also appeared in Side Effects.
  • Other
  • The Day My Grandad Died, 1977
  • The Garden, 1990
  • Tomas Havel, Coming of Age, 1993
  • Max Ehrlich, The Marriage Bed, CBC (Canada), 1996
  • Appeared in Catsplay and The Harvest, both CBC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Don Giovanni (opera), Vancouver Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1958
  • Laterna Magica (multimedia show), Young People's Theatre Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1977
  • The Lost Fairy Tale, Young People's Theatre Centre, 1978
  • Professor, Twelve Dreams, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Appeared in the musical comedies Cabaret, Man of La Mancha,The Sound of Music, and South Pacific. Appeared in operas in the title role, Boris Godunov, as Mephisto, Faust, and as Schigolch, Lulu, all Canadian Opera Company.
  • Stage Director
  • The Fools, Third Stage, Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 1975
  • Adriane auf Naxos, Third Stage, Stratford Festival, 1975
  • Radio Appearances
  • Series
  • Narrator and singer, Songs of My People, CBC (Canada), 1953-1963
  • Host, Vienna, Schubert and Brahms, CBC, 1997
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • Guess What, TV Ontario, 1975-1983
  • Stage Presentations
  • Translator, The Lost Fairy Tale, Young People's Theatre Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1978

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • New York, June 9, 1995, p. 77
    • Time, July 10, 1995, p. 61

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