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Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
(born October 31, 1939) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Arvin Sloane
Arvin Sloane
on the spy drama Alias, Saul Holden on the American family drama Brothers & Sisters and District Attorney Ellis Loew in Curtis Hanson's Oscar winning film, L.A. Confidential.


1 Personal life 2 Career 3 Partial filmography 4 References 5 External links

Personal life[edit] Rifkin was born Saul M. Rifkin in New York City, New York, to Miriam and Herman Rifkin, who was born in Russia. He is the oldest of three children.[1] He was raised as an Orthodox Jew and remained Orthodox until age 32.[2][3][4] His wife, Iva Riffkin owns a fashion design business.[5] Career[edit] In 2001, his association with Touchstone Television
Touchstone Television
began when he played a ruthless intelligence agent Arvin Sloane
Arvin Sloane
in Alias, opposite Jennifer Garner. Until 2011, he played second-in-command businessman Saul Holden
Saul Holden
on Brothers & Sisters, opposite Sally Field. He also played Bonnie Franklin's second boyfriend on One Day at a Time. Rifkin has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in film, on stage, and in television. His association with writer Jon Robin Baitz
Jon Robin Baitz
has been especially fruitful. In 1991, his performance in Baitz's play The Substance of Fire won him the Obie, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Drama-Logue awards for Best Actor. The following year he performed in Baitz's Three Hotels, for which he received a second Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk nomination. In 1996, he starred in the film version of Substance; in 2002, he appeared in the Baitz play Ten Unknowns at Boston's Huntington Theatre; in 2004, he starred in his play, The Paris Letter at the Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Theatre in Los Angeles, a role he reprised the following year at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City; and appeared in the ABC drama series Brothers & Sisters, which Baitz created, as a character named Saul, Rifkin's real-life name. Rifkin received a 1998 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Supporting Actor
for the Broadway revival of Cabaret. Additional theatre credits include David Hirson's Wrong Mountain, Arthur Miller's Broken Glass, Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, and Neil Simon's Proposals. Rifkin's extensive film credits include Silent Running
Silent Running
(1972), The Sunshine Boys (1975), The Big Fix (1978), JFK (1991), Husbands and Wives (1992), Manhattan Murder Mystery
Manhattan Murder Mystery
(1993), Wolf (1994), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Negotiator
The Negotiator
(1998), Boiler Room (2000), Keeping the Faith
Keeping the Faith
(2000), The Majestic (2001), Dragonfly (2002), The Sum of All Fears (2002), and Pulse (2006). On television, Rifkin has appeared in numerous made-for-television movies and miniseries, had regular roles on The Rockford Files, One Day at a Time, Husbands, Wives & Lovers, The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, and Alias, and has made guest appearances on a number of series, including Mary Tyler Moore, Sex and the City, The Bob Newhart Show, The Good Wife, ER Season 2 (1995) as Doctor Carl Vucelich in seven episodes, Law & Order, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, in Falcon Crest as Dr. Hal Lantry in the third season (1983), Soap, Hill Street Blues, and The Outer Limits, for which he received a CableACE nomination. Rifkin is the reader for a number of audiobooks including The Giver
The Giver
by Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry
(1993), Sang Spell by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(1998), and Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
Jerry Spinelli
(2003). He currently portrays Defense Attorney Marvin Stan Exely on Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit, as a recurring character. He also starred in Limitless as Brian Finch's father Dennis Finch and appears in Gotham as Father Creel. Partial filmography[edit]

The Devil's 8 (1969) as Stewart Martin Flareup (1969) as Sailor Awake and Sing! (TV Movie - 1972) as Sam Feinschreiber Silent Running
Silent Running
(1972) as Marty Barker Bachelor-at-Law (TV Movie - 1973) as Assistant District Attorney The Suicide Club (TV Movie - 1974) The Dream Makers (TV Movie - 1975) as Herb The Night That Panicked America
The Night That Panicked America
(TV Movie - 1975) as Mercury Theatre Player The Sunshine Boys (1975) as TV floor manager The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
as Warren (1976) Season 3 Episode 11 The Trouble with Warren In the Glitter Palace (TV Movie - 1977) as Roger Husbands and Wives
Husbands and Wives
(TV Movie - 1977) as Ron Cutler A Question of Guilt (TV Movie - 1978) as Asst. DA Verrell Rabbit Test (1978) as Dr. Briscoe The Big Fix (1978) as Randy Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Movie - 1979) as Joseph Barron The Chosen (1981) as Baseball Coach The Day the Bubble Burst (TV Movie - 1982) Another Woman's Child (TV Movie - 1983) as Barry Stein The Sting II
The Sting II
(1982) as Eddie Kidco (1984) as George Tuskie The Ratings Game
The Ratings Game
(TV Movie - 1984) as TV Director Do You Remember Love (1985) as Gerry Kaplan Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (1987) as Allen Ginsberg Three Hotels (TV Movie - 1990) JFK (1991) as Mr. Goldberg/Spiesel Husbands and Wives
Husbands and Wives
(1992) as Rain's Analyst Manhattan Murder Mystery
Manhattan Murder Mystery
(1993) as Sy Wolf (1994) as Doctor Ralph WSH: The Myth of the Urban Myth (TV Movie - 1994) as Professor Pulling Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995) as Eli Garfield Norma Jean & Marilyn (TV Movie - 1996) as Johnny Hyde The Substance of Fire (1996) as Isaac Geldhart I'm Not Rappaport (1996) as Feigelbaum L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential
(1997) as District Attorney Ellis Loew The Negotiator
The Negotiator
(1998) as Commander Grant Frost Drop Back Ten (2000) Boiler Room (2000) as Judge Marty Davis Flowers for Algernon (TV Movie - 2000) as Dr. Jonah Strauss Keeping the Faith
Keeping the Faith
(2000) as Larry Friedman Deliberate Intent (TV Movie - 2000) as Howard Siegel The Warden (TV Movie - 2001) as Judge Faschbinder Sam the Man
Sam the Man
(2001) as Richard The Majestic (2001) as Kevin Bannerman - Peter's Attorney Tadpole (2002) as Professor Tisch Dragonfly (2002) as Charlie Dickinson The Sum of All Fears (2002) as Secretary of State Sidney Owens Just a Kiss (2002) as Dr. Fauci Pulse (2006) as Dr. Waterson Peep World
Peep World
(2010) as Henry Meyerwitz The Words (2012) as Timothy Epstein True Memoirs of an International Assassin
True Memoirs of an International Assassin
(2016) as Amos aka The Ghost


^ " Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
TV Listings / Biography". TV-Now.com.  ^ "Theater; Acting Against Type: The Self-Hating Jew". New York Times. April 24, 1994.  ^ Axelrod, Toby (December 6, 1996). "Haunted By The Holocaust: Brooklyn-born Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
lands film role of his career as a Lear-like figure in 'The Substance of Fire'". The Jewish Week.  ^ Elkin, Michael (December 21, 2006). "Jewish Jingle Belles? Chanukah with the 'Brothers & Sisters'". The Jewish Exponent.  ^ " Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
Biography (1939-)". FilmReference.com. 

External links[edit]

Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
on IMDb

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Anthony Hopkins
(1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
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John Rubinstein
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Ian McKellen
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Christopher Plummer
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(1983) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1984) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1985) Ed Harris
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(1986) James Earl Jones
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(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1990) Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
(1991) Brian Bedford
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(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
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Ralph Fiennes
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Bryan Cranston
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Alex Sharp
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Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline

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David Wayne
(1947) Myron McCormick
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Tom Bosley
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Dick Van Dyke
(1961) Charles Nelson Reilly
Charles Nelson Reilly
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Jack Cassidy
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Victor Spinetti
(1965) Frankie Michaels (1966) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
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Hiram Sherman
(1968) Ron Holgate (1969) René Auberjonois
René Auberjonois
(1970) Keene Curtis (1971) Larry Blyden
Larry Blyden
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Tommy Tune
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Ted Ross
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Kevin Kline
(1978) Henderson Forsythe (1979) Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
(1980) Hinton Battle (1981) Cleavant Derricks (1982) Charles Coles (1983) Hinton Battle (1984) Ron Richardson
Ron Richardson
(1985) Michael Rupert (1986) Michael Maguire (1987) Bill McCutcheon (1988) Scott Wise (1989) Michael Jeter
Michael Jeter
(1990) Hinton Battle (1991) Scott Waara (1992) Anthony Crivello (1993) Jarrod Emick (1994) George Hearn (1995) Wilson Jermaine Heredia (1996) Chuck Cooper (1997) Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
(1998) Roger Bart (1999) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2000) Gary Beach (2001) Shuler Hensley
Shuler Hensley
(2002) Dick Latessa
Dick Latessa
(2003) Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris
(2004) Dan Fogler
Dan Fogler
(2005) Christian Hoff
Christian Hoff
(2006) John Gallagher Jr.
John Gallagher Jr.
(2007) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2008) Gregory Jbara
Gregory Jbara
(2009) Levi Kreis (2010) John Larroquette
John Larroquette
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Christian Borle
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