The Info List - John Rubinstein

John Arthur Rubinstein
Arthur Rubinstein
(born December 8, 1946) is an American film, Broadway, and television actor, a composer of film and theatre music, and a director in theatre and television.[1][2]


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Family 4 Acting filmography 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Rubinstein was born in Los Angeles, the son of Polish parents. His mother, Aniela (née Młynarska), a dancer and writer, was a Roman Catholic native of Warsaw, the daughter of conductor Emil Młynarski. His father was Polish-born Jewish concert pianist Arthur Rubinstein.[3] He attended El Rodeo Public School in Beverly Hills (K-2), Cours La cascade in Paris, France (1954), and St. Bernard's School (3-8) and Collegiate School (New York City)
Collegiate School (New York City)
(9-12) in New York City. He studied theater and music at the University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
(1964-1967), and later composition at the Juilliard School in New York.[4] Career[edit] He made his Broadway acting debut in 1972 and received a Theatre World Award for creating the title role in the musical Pippin, directed by Bob Fosse.[1] In 1980 he won the Tony, Drama Desk, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Drama Critics Circle, and Drama-Logue Awards for his portrayal of James Leeds in Mark Medoff's Children of a Lesser God,[1] directed by Gordon Davidson. Other Broadway appearances were in Neil Simon's Fools, directed by Mike Nichols, and Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, which earned him a Drama Desk nomination; he replaced William Hurt
William Hurt
as Eddie in David Rabe's Hurlyburly, replaced David Dukes in David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly, and starred in Getting Away with Murder, by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
and George Furth, directed by Jack O'Brien, and Ragtime, by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens. In 2014, he joined the Broadway cast of the hit revival of Pippin, directed by Diane Paulus, this time playing Pippin's father, Charlemagne; and subsequently repeated that role on the national tour throughout the United States and Japan in 2014-15. In 1987, he made his off-Broadway debut at the Roundabout Theater as Guildenstern in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, with Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang
and John Wood, and subsequently performed in Urban Blight and Cabaret Verboten. In 2005, he received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, as well as nominations for both the Outer Critics' and Drama League Awards, for his portrayal of George Simon in Elmer Rice's Counsellor at Law. His appearances in regional theaters include the musicals Camelot (at various times as "Tom of Warwick", "Mordred" and "King Arthur") and South Pacific; the role of "Billy" in David Rabe's Streamers, "Ariel" in The Tempest, "Marchbanks" in Shaw's Candida, both Sergius and Bluntschli (alternating nights with Richard Thomas) in Shaw's Arms and the Man, several roles in Arnold Weinstein's Metamorphoses, directed by Paul Sills at the Mark Taper Forum
Mark Taper Forum
in Los Angeles, Sight Unseen at L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre, The Torch-Bearers, and Our Town
Our Town
at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arthur Miller's Broken Glass at Monterey Peninsula College, and Warren Smith in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. In 1985 he starred in Merrily We Roll Along at the La Jolla Playhouse, in a version newly re-written by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
and George Furth, directed by James Lapine. He was the original Andrew Ladd III in A. R. Gurney's Love Letters at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, opened the play in New York off-Broadway, and later performed it on Broadway, in San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and on the QE II. He created the role of Molina in Kiss Of The Spider Woman, and the role of Kenneth Hoyle in Jon Robin Baitz's Three Hotels. In 1997, he played Tateh in the American premiere run of the musical Ragtime, by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens, at the Shubert Theater, Los Angeles, receiving both an L.A. Drama Critics Circle nomination and a Drama-Logue Award as Best Actor in a Musical, and continued in the show both in Vancouver and on Broadway. He appeared opposite Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
in Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt's Enigmatic Variations at the Royal Alexandra Theatre
Royal Alexandra Theatre
in Toronto, and at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End. He played the Wizard of Oz in Wicked at the Pantages Theatre for 18 months; and co-starred in the world premiere of the musical version of the film Grumpy Old Men at the Manitoba Theatre Centre. Rubinstein's feature films include 21 Grams, Red Dragon,[2] Mercy, Another Stakeout,[2] Someone to Watch Over Me,[2] Daniel,[2] The Boys from Brazil,[2] Rome & Jewel, Jekyll, Kid Cop, Getting Straight,[2] Zachariah,[1] The Trouble with Girls, and The Car. Since 1965 he has acted in over 200 television films and series episodes including The American Clock, Mrs. Harris, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, The Sleepwalker, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, Movieola
and Roots: The Next Generations. He received an Emmy Award nomination for his portrayal of Jeff Maitland III in the ABC series Family, a role he played over five years; and he starred for two years with Jack Warden
Jack Warden
in the CBS series Crazy Like a Fox. He has played recurring parts on The Fosters, The Mentalist, Desperate Housewives, Parenthood, No Ordinary Family, Greek, The Wizards of Waverly Place, Dirty Sexy Money, Day Break, The Practice, Star Trek: Enterprise, The Young and the Restless, and Barbershop.[citation needed] In 1987, Rubinstein made his directorial debut at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, staging Aphra Behn's The Rover, with Christopher Reeve and Kate Burton; the following season he directed the first American-cast production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Off-Broadway, he directed the New York premieres of Phantasie
(by Sybille Pearson) and Nightingale (by Elizabeth Diggs), and the world premiere of A. R. Gurney's The Old Boy. At the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts, he staged Wait Until Dark. For NYU, he directed productions of The Three Sisters and Macbeth; for UCLA, Company; and for USC, Brigadoon, Into the Woods, On The Town, City of Angels, The Most Happy Fella, and Grand Hotel. In Los Angeles, at Interact Theatre Company, of which he has been a member since 1992, he co-directed and starred in the revival of Elmer Rice's Counsellor at Law, winning the Dramalogue and L.A. Drama Critics Circle awards in both categories, as well as Ovation Awards for Ensemble Acting and Sound Design; the production itself won 22 awards; he also directed and acted in Sondheim and Lapine's Into the Woods and A Little Night Music, and in Meredith Willson's The Music Man. He also directed Sheridan's The Rivals
The Rivals
and Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls. For television, he directed A Matter Of Conscience, which won the Emmy Award for Best Children's Special
in 1990. He currently teaches a course in musical theater audition techniques at the University of Southern California, and directs their spring musicals.[5] In 2011, he provided commentary for the online broadcasting of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, a classical music competition held in Moscow, Russia. Twice, in 2013 and 2015, Rubinstein appeared in a performance of The Defiant Requiem at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.[citation needed] Rubinstein is also the narrator of many audiobooks, and is known as the voice of Jonathan Kellerman's character Alex Delaware. In 2016, it was announced that he would join fellow Tony-winner Christian Borle
Christian Borle
in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Grandpa Joe, directed by Jack O'Brien.[6] Family[edit] John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
is the father of five children: Jessica Katz, Michael, Peter, Jacob, and Max.[citation needed] Acting filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1967 Dragnet Paul Whidden Episode: The Grenade

The Virginian Billy Simmons Episode: The Deadly Past

Ironside 2nd Hippie Episode: The Leaf in the Forest

1969 The Trouble with Girls Princeton

Room 222 Martin Kaufman Episode: The Flu

1970 The Bold Ones: The Protectors Private Kelley Episode: A Thing Not of God

Getting Straight Herbert

The Young Lawyers Dan Fulton Episode: We May Be Better Strangers

The Psychiatrist: God Bless the Children Teddy, the Student Addict TV film

1971 Matt Lincoln Christopher Episode: Christopher

Zachariah Zachariah

Men at Law Ron Martin Episode: Hostage

Nichols Fred Buckerman Episode: Paper Badge

The Psychiatrist Randell File Episode: Ex-Sgt. Randell File, U.S.A.

The Sandpit Generals Professor

The Mod Squad Larry Wheeler Episode: Survival

A Howling in the Woods Justin Conway TV film

1972 Something Evil Ernest Lincoln TV film

Cannon Larry Bolinger Episode: A Deadly Quiet Town

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Matt, Jr. Episode: You Certainly Are a Big Boy

1972, 1977 The Streets of San Francisco Lindy/Walter J. Young 2 episodes

Hawaii Five-O Harold/Joey Kalima 2 episodes

1975 All Together Now Bill Lindsay TV film

Police Woman Tommy Donlevy Episode: Glitter with a Bullet

Mr. & Ms. and the Magic Studio Mystery David TV film

Wide World Mystery David Episode: Mr. & Mrs. and the Bandstand Mystery

1975–1976 Harry O Jack Dawes/Richard Trask 2 episodes

Barnaby Jones Chris Garrison/Larry Christopher 2 episodes

1976 The Quest: The Longest Drive Wakely TV film

Barbary Coast Garrison Episode: The Dawson Marker

The Rookies Dr. Richard Komansky Episode: The Mugging

The Quest Wakely 2 episodes

1976–1980 Family Jeff Maitland 12 episodes

1977 The Car John Morris

Corey: For the People Dan Corey TV film

Lou Grant Andrew Martin Episode: Hostages

What Really Happened to the Class of '65? Jaik Episode: The Girl Nobody Knew

The New Adventures of Wonder Woman Major Dexter Episode: The Deadly Toys

1978 Happily Ever After Richy TV film

The Boys from Brazil David Bennett

1978–1987 The Love Boat George Allison/Jack Forbes/Allan Davis 4 episodes

1979 Vega$ Vance Spilroy Episode: Best Friends

Roots: The Next Generations Lieutenant Hamilton Ten Eyck TV mini-series

In Search of Historic Jesus Jesus

The French Atlantic Affair Herb Kleinfeld TV mini-series

She's Dressed to Kill Alan Lenz TV film

1979, 1984 Fantasy Island Johnny Court/Donald King 2 episodes

1980 Make Me an Offer Dr. Max Westcott TV film

The Silent Lovers Irving Thalberg TV film

1981 Killjoy Dr. Paul Trenton TV film

Skokie Herb Lewisohn TV film

1982 Freedom to Speak William Lloyd Garrison/Patrick Henry/Charles Lindbergh/Rabbi Stephen Wise TV mini-series

Quincy M.E. Dr. Walter Ross Episode: Unreasonable Doubt

1983 I Take These Men David Koenig TV film

Trapper John, M.D. Hank Palmer Episode: Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow

M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Steve White TV film

Daniel Robert Lewin

Emerald Point N.A.S. Lt. Cmdr. Edwards 3 episodes

1984 The Paper Chase Professor Wendell Peterson Episode: Judgement Day

1984–1986 Crazy Like a Fox Harrison Fox 19 episodes

1987 The Two Mrs. Grenvilles Bratsie Bleeker TV film

Still Crazy Like a Fox Harrison Fox, Jr. TV film

Jake and the Fatman Brent Moore Episode: Happy Days Are Here Again

Someone to Watch Over Me Neil Steinhart

1988 Highway to Heaven Matthew Episode: Time in a Bottle

Hotel Cliff Phillips Episode: Aftershocks

Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun Arthur Kane TV film

Sam Found Out: A Triple Play Johnny TV film

Liberace Jamie TV film

Matlock Carl Benedict/Dr.Douglas Clark 4 episodes

1990 Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase Norman De Roin TV mini-series

1991 Father Dowling Mysteries Tim Episode: The Prodigal Son Mystery

1992 In My Daughter's Name Ban Worrall TV film

Murder, She Wrote George Foster Episode: The Classic Murder

1993 Another Stakeout Thomas Hassrick, Las Vegas District Attorney

The American Clock Moe Baumler TV film

Frasier Phillip Hayson Episode: The Crucible

Against the Grain Mr. O’Brien Episode: E Pluribus Unum

1994 RoboCop Chip Chayken 4 episodes

NYPD Blue Mr. Bernstein Episode: Double Abandando

1994, 1996 Diagnosis: Murder Thomas Taylor/Peter Trent 2 episodes

1994, 1997 Party of Five Walter Alcott 2 episodes

1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Emmet Vale Episode: Metallo

Star Trek: Voyager John Evansville Episode: The 37s

Mercy Frank Kramer

1996 Norma Jean & Marilyn Darryl F. Zanuck TV film

Superman Peterson Episode: A Little Piece of Home

Early Edition Marcus Episode: The Choice

Kid Cop Stan Dwerkin Straight-to-video

1997 ER Dr. Kenner Episode: Night Shift

The Sleepwalker Killing Dr. Frank Corrigan TV film

1998 The Practice Judge Joseph Papp 3 episodes

2000 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town Rev. Hoverstock TV film

Family Law Garwicz Episode: Family Values

2001 Boston Public Judge Joseph Papp Episode: Chapter Thirteen

The West Wing Sen. Andy Ritter Episode: 18th and Potomac

Gideon's Crossing Larry Palmer Episode: Clinical Enigma

2001–2002 Angel Linwood Murrow 6 episodes

2002 Judging Amy James Pierpoint Episode: Can They Do That with Vegetables?

The District George Wilson Episode: Wasteland

She Spies Senator Thomas Jefferson Mitchell Episode: First Episode

Red Dragon Dinner Guest

The Guardian Sen. Nathan Caldwell 4 episodes

2002, 2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Mazarite Captain/Minister Kuvak 3 episodes

2003 Without a Trace Dr. Feldman Episode: Underground Railroad

Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Ernest Serano (voice) Episode: Stand Alone Complex

Charmed Dr. Berenson Episode: Cat House

24 Secretary of State 2 episodes

The Division Doctor Bertman Episode: Diagnosis

21 Grams Gynecologist

The Lyon's Den Mr. Woodard Episode: The Other Side of Caution

Strong Medicine Lyle LaCouer Episode: Prescriptions

NCIS CIA Director Bob Episode: Marine Down

2004 Becker Dickie Episode: Subway Story

The Parkers Jonathan Episode: She's Positive

Friends The Doctor 2 episodes

2005 Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution Mark Geragos TV film

The Closer Dr. Brown Episode: Pilot

Jane Doe: The Wrong Face Phil Raphaelson TV film

Mrs. Harris Tarnower's Best Friend TV film

Barbershop Nicholas Kane 3 episodes

Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Judge Schuyler Episode: Raw

House M.D. Dr. Ayersman Episode: The Mistake

2006 Law & Order Mr. Thurber Episode: Heart of Darkness

Related Dr. Shapiro Episode: The Godmother

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Judge Crawford Episode: The Unusual Suspect

Cold Case Rafe Gray Episode: Willkommen

Criminal Minds Hayden Rawlings Episode: P911

Shark Lance Horning Episode: Russo

Girlfriends Dr. Wulfberg 3 episodes

2006–2007 Day Break Barry Colburn 5 episodes

2007 Sublime Dr. Lichterhand Straight-to-video film

Choose Connor Cary Evor

Jekyll Daniel Carew

2008 Seducing Spirits Dr. Ron Huffman

Sweet Nothing in My Ear Dr. Flynt (uncredited)

The Delivery Lance/The Mad Hatter

Eli Stone Damon Smalls Episode: The Humanitarian

Rome & Jewel Major Capps

Dirty Sexy Money Dr. Zwerling 3 episodes

2009 Supernatural Charlie Episode: Criss Angel Is a Douche Bag

Brothers & Sisters Dr. Marc Wilson Episode: Owning It

Numb3rs Gene Evans Episode: Distured

Hawthorne Dr. Lee Episode: No Guts, No Glory

Greek Dr. Larsen 2 episodes

2009–2010 The Young and the Restless Dr. Charles Taylor 12 episodes

2009–2012 Desperate Housewives Principal Hobson 7 episodes

2011 Wizards of Waverly Place Gorog 4 episodes

2012 Electric City Richard "Dick" Jacobs Web series

2014 Jessie Ivan Episode: Spaced Out

2015 The Atticus Institute Marcus Wheeler[7]

2016 DC's Legends of Tomorrow Albert Einstein Episode: Out of Time

2017 Feud: Bette and Joan George Cukor 2 episodes


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Filmography". The New York Times.  ^ " John Rubinstein
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profile at FilmReference.com". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-10.  ^ "NOTABLE ALUMNI ACTORS". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Retrieved September 29, 2014.  ^ Profile, usc.edu; accessed May 25, 2015. ^ "John Rubinstein, Emily Padgett & More Will Join Christian Borle in Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2017-10-16.  ^ Anchor Bay’s Art Enters ‘The Atticus Institute’ (Exclusive)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Philip Anglim (1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1984) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1985) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1990) Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
(1991) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1996) David Morse / Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
(2003) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2004) Brían F. O'Byrne (2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2010) Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline

v t e

Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

José Ferrer
José Ferrer
/ Fredric March
Fredric March
(1947) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
/ Paul Kelly / Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone
(1948) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1949) Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackmer
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1952) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1953) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1954) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1955) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1956) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Jason Robards, Jr. (1959) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1960) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Arthur Hill (1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1965) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1966) Paul Rogers (1967) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1968) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969) Fritz Weaver
Fritz Weaver
(1970) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1971) Cliff Gorman (1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) John Kani
John Kani
and Winston Ntshona (1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Roger Rees
Roger Rees
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Nigel Hawthorne (1991) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Stephen Spinella (1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1996) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2003) Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2004) Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
(2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline

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