Ron Rifkin Biography (1939-)

Born October 31, 1939, in New York, NY; married; wife's name, Iva (an operator of a fashion design business). Addresses: Agent: Innovative Artists,1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.; Manager: Raelle Koota, Anonymous Content, 8522 National Blvd., Suite 101, Culver City, CA 90232.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
October 31, 1939
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Sailor, Flareup, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969
  • Stewart Martin, The Devil's 8, American International Pictures, 1969
  • Marty Barker, Silent Running, Universal, 1971
  • Television floor manager, The Sunshine Boys, United Artists, 1975
  • Randy, The Big Fix, Universal, 1978
  • Rabbit Test, Avco-Embassy, 1978
  • Baseball coach, The Chosen, Contemporary, 1981
  • Eddie, The Sting II, Universal, 1983
  • George Tuskle, Kidco, 1984
  • Mr. Goldberg, JFK (director's cut), Warner Bros., 1991
  • Rain's analyst, Husband's and Wives, TriStar, 1992
  • Sy, Manhattan Murder Mystery, TriStar, 1993
  • Doctor, Wolf, Columbia, 1994
  • Eli Garfield, Last Summer in the Hamptons, Rainbow Releasing, 1995
  • Feigenbaum, I'm Not Rappaport, Gramercy, 1996
  • Isaac Geldhart, The Substance of Fire, Miramax, 1996
  • District attorney Ellis Loew, L.A. Confidential, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Commander Grant Frost, The Negotiator (also known as Verhandlungssache), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Judge Marty Davis, Boiler Room, New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Larry Friedman, Keeping the Faith, Buena Vista, 2000
  • Drop Back Ten, E Films, 2000
  • Sam the Man, Collective Voice, 2000
  • Kevin Bannerman, The Majestic, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Charlie Dickinson, Dragonfly (also known as Im Zeichen der Libelle), Universal, 2002
  • Dr. Fauci, Just a Kiss, Paramount, 2002
  • Professor Tisch, Tadpole, Miramax, 2002
  • Secretary of State Owens, The Sum of All Fears (also known as Der Anschlag), Paramount, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Assistant district attorney Roy Mendelsohn, Adam's Rib, ABC, 1973
  • Prince John, When Things Were Rotten, ABC, 1975
  • Ron Willis, Husbands, Wives & Lovers, CBS, 1978
  • Artie Miller, The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, CBS, 1979
  • Nick Handris, One Day at a Time, CBS, 1980-1981
  • Dr. Lantry, a recurring role, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1983-1984
  • Ben Meyer, The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, CBS, 1990-1992
  • Dr. Carl Vucelich, a recurring role, ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1995-1996
  • Dr. Neil Bernstein, Leaving L.A., ABC, 1997
  • Arvin Sloane, Alias, ABC, 2001-
  • Miniseries
  • Beseleel, Greatest Heroes of the Bible, 1978
  • Mark Hartley, The Winds of War, ABC, 1983
  • Solly, Evergreen, NBC, 1985
  • Major Consor, Dress Gray, NBC, 1986
  • Movies
  • Herb, The Dream Makers (also known as Death of Sammy), NBC,1975
  • Mercury Theatre actor, The Night That Panicked America, ABC, 1975
  • Roger, In the Glitter Palace (also known as A Woman Accused), NBC, 1977
  • Assistant district attorney Verrell, A Question of Guilt, CBS, 1978
  • Luther, Columbo: Make Me a Perfect Murder, NBC, 1978
  • Deputy district attorney Joseph Baron, Mrs. R's Daughter, NBC, 1979
  • The Day the Bubble Burst, NBC, 1982
  • Barry Stein, Another Woman's Child, 1983
  • Television director, The Ratings Game (also known as The Mogul), The Movie Channel, 1984
  • Gerry Kaplan, Do You Remember Love?, CBS, 1985
  • Eppy Lucido, Courage, CBS, 1986
  • Allen Ginsberg, Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8, HBO, 1987
  • Johnny Hyde, Norma Jean & Marilyn, HBO, 1996
  • Dr. Jonah Strauss, Flowers for Algernon, CBS, 2000
  • Howard Siegel, Deliberate Intent, Fox, 2000
  • Specials
  • Assistant district attorney, Bachelor at Law, CBS, 1973
  • Samuel Roth, Concealed Enemies, PBS, 1984
  • Three Hotels, 1990
  • Leonard, "The Home," The Sunset Gang, PBS, 1991
  • Episodic
  • Mel, "Love and the Single Gidget," Gidget, ABC, 1966
  • "Mondays Can Be Fatal," The Interns, CBS, 1970
  • "Ralph," Room 222, ABC, 1970
  • Jeff Boggs, "Mind Your Own Business," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1973
  • Ed Schroeder, "A New Sue Ann," The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS, 1974
  • Paul Goldberg, "The Deadly Conspiracy," Cannon, CBS, 1975
  • Rick Levene, "No Immunity for Murder," Kojak, CBS, 1975
  • Snapper Wilcox, "Counterfall," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1975
  • Tom Robertson, "Roundabout," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1975
  • Warren Weeks, "The Trouble with Warren," The Rockford Files, NBC,1976
  • "Life, Death, and Mrs. Armbruster," Medical Center, CBS, 1976
  • Aaron Lecock, "Have You Heard about Vanessa?," McMillan and Wife,NBC, 1977
  • Dr. Grant, "Acts of Love: Part 2," Family, ABC, 1977
  • "Walking Wounded," Rafferty, CBS, 1977
  • Dr. Kanter, "Episode 30," Soap, ABC, 1978
  • Dr. Kanter, "Episode 31," Soap, ABC, 1978
  • Dr. Kanter, "Episode 32," Soap, ABC, 1978
  • Eric, "Sweet Charity," Alice, CBS, 1979
  • Flannery, "Diamond Volcan," Salvage 1, ABC, 1979
  • Stan Lesser, "Hitchhiker: Parts 1 & 2," Knots Landing, CBS, 1980
  • Monty DiMair, "Ratman and Bobbin," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • Phillip Nevins, "Prescription for Death," Law & Order, NBC, 1990
  • Alex Dracos, "Self Defense," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Jack Weissman, "Moving On," Room for Two, ABC, 1993
  • Dr. Martin Nodell, "Double Helix," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1997
  • Dr. Eric Nodel, "The Origin of Species," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1998
  • Attorney Perry Helmar, "Prisoner's Base: Parts 1 & 2," A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Nikola Miltan, "Over My Dead Body: Part 1," A Nero Wolfe Mystery,Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Lee Grant, Lifetime, 2001
  • Julian Fisher, "A `Vogue' Idea," Sex and the City, HBO, 2002
  • Appeared as Flannery in "Diamond Volcano," an unaired episode of Salvage 1, ABC.
  • Pilots
  • Normand, Get Christie Love!, ABC, 1974
  • Ron Cutler, Husbands and Wives, CBS, 1977
  • Judge Faschbinder, The Warden, TNT, 2001
  • Other
  • Sam Feinschreiber, Awake and Sing!, 1972
  • W.S.H. (also known as Weird Shit Happens), 1994
  • Also appeared in Buying a Landslide, BBC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Come Blow Your Horn, Broadway production, c. 1960
  • Mark, Rosebloom, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles, 1970-1971, then Eastside Playhouse, New York City, 1972
  • Harvey Perr's Scandalous Memories, Forum Laboratory, Los Angeles,1972-1973
  • Afternoon Tea, Mark Taper Forum, 1973-1974
  • Three Sisters, Mark Taper Forum, 1975-1976
  • Gethsemane Springs, Mark Taper Forum, 1976-1977
  • Ice, Mark Taper Forum, 1977
  • Arthur Korman, The Goodbye People, Belasco Theatre, New York City,1979
  • Cal, The Art of Dining, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R.Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Talley's Folly, Alley Theatre, Houston, TX, 1982
  • Feinson, Detective Story, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1984
  • Ghetto, Mark Taper Forum, 1986
  • Morty, Temple, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Alper, The Tenth Man, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City (some sources cite Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City), 1989-1990
  • Isaac Geldhart, The Substance of Fire, Playwrights' Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1991, then Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 1992, later Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1992-1993
  • Kenneth Hoyle, Three Hotels, Circle Repertory Company, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Phillip Gellburg, Broken Glass, Booth Theatre, New York City, thenLong Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, both 1994
  • Mikhailo Aleksandrovich Rakitin, A Month in the Country, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Herr Schultz, Cabaret (musical), Roundabout Theatre Company, Kit Kat Klub, New York City, 1998
  • Henry Dennett, Wrong Mountain, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1999-2000
  • Sidney Black, Light Up the Sky, Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 2000
  • Malcolm Raphelson, Ten Unknowns, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 2002
  • Also appeared in The American Clock, Cross Country, Nothing Sacred, and Proposals.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Audio Books
  • Narrator (with Tom Wolfe), Hooking Up, Simon & Schuster Audio,2001

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