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Ron Rifkin

Ron Rifkin was born on October 31, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Saul M. Rifkin. He is an actor, known for Alias (2001), L.A. Confidential (1997) and The Negotiator (1998). He has been married to Iva Rifkin since 1966. See full bio »
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 2015 Gotham (TV Series)
Father Creal / Father Creel
- The Son of Gotham (2015) ... Father Creel
 2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Spencer Randolph
- Winning Ugly (2015) ... Spencer Randolph
 2014 Mind Games (TV Series)
Ted Sanders
- Pilot (2014) ... Ted Sanders
 2013 Touch (TV Series)
- Leviathan (2013) ... Isaac
 2012 The Words
Timothy Epstein
 2009 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
 2008 Pivot (Short)
 2006/I Pulse
Dr. Waterson
 2004 Alias (Video Game)
Arvin Sloane (voice)
 2002 Just a Kiss
Dr. Fauci
 2002 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Julian Fisher
- A 'Vogue' Idea (2002) ... Julian Fisher
 2001 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV Series)
Nikola Miltan / Attorney Perry Helmar / Perry Helmar
- Over My Dead Body: Part 1 (2001) ... Nikola Miltan
- Prisoner's Base: Part 2 (2001) ... Attorney Perry Helmar
- Prisoner's Base: Part 1 (2001) ... Perry Helmar
 2001 Sam the Man
 2001 The Warden (TV Movie)
Judge Faschbinder
 2000 Tadpole
Professor Tisch
 2000 Deliberate Intent (TV Movie)
Howard Siegel
 2000 Flowers for Algernon (TV Movie)
Dr. Jonah Strauss
 2000 Drop Back Ten
 1998 The Negotiator
Grant Frost
 1996 I'm Not Rappaport
 1996 The Substance of Fire
Isaac Geldhart
 1996 Norma Jean & Marilyn (TV Movie)
Johnny Hyde
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Frank Barsaly
- Red Wind (1995) ... Frank Barsaly
 1995 Last Summer in the Hamptons
Eli Garfield
 1994 WSH: The Myth of the Urban Myth (TV Movie)
Professor Pulling
 1994 Wolf
 1993 Room for Two (TV Series)
Jack Weissman / Jack
- Moving On (1993) ... Jack Weissman
- To Book or Not to Book (1993) ... Jack
 1990-1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Alex Drakos / Phillip Nevins
- Self Defense (1992) ... Alex Drakos
- Prescription for Death (1990) ... Phillip Nevins
 1992 Husbands and Wives
Rain's Analyst
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Teddy Weinfeld
- Buying a Landslide (1992) ... Teddy Weinfeld
 1992 Queen Esther (Video short)
Mordecai (voice)
 1991 JFK
Mr. Goldberg / Spiesel (credited on Director's Cut)
 1984-1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Leonard / Samuel Roth
- The Sunset Gang (1991) ... Leonard
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... Samuel Roth
 1990 Three Hotels (TV Movie)
 1986 Courage (TV Movie)
Eppy Lucido
 1986 Dress Gray (TV Movie)
Maj. Consor
 1985 Do You Remember Love (TV Movie)
Gerry Kaplan
 1985 Evergreen (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Solly
 1984 The Ratings Game (TV Movie)
T.V. Director
 1984 Kidco
George Tuskle
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Monty DiMair
- Ratman and Bobbin (1984) ... Monty DiMair
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
The Squire
- Sleeping Beauty (1983) ... The Squire
 1983 Ryan's Four (TV Series)
- Ryan's Four (1983)
 1983 The Sting II
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series)
Mark Hartley
- The Storm Breaks (1983) ... Mark Hartley
 1983 Another Woman's Child (TV Movie)
Barry Stein
 1982 The Day the Bubble Burst (TV Movie)
 1981 The Chosen
Baseball Coach
 1979 Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Movie)
Joseph Barron
 1979 Alice (TV Series)
- Sweet Charity (1979) ... Eric
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Reporter MikeFlannery
- Diamond Volcano (1979) ... Reporter MikeFlannery
 1978 Soap (TV Series)
Dr. Kanter
- Episode #2.7 (1978) ... Dr. Kanter
- Episode #2.6 (1978) ... Dr. Kanter
- Episode #2.5 (1978) ... Dr. Kanter
 1978 The Big Fix
 1978 Rabbit Test
Dr. Briscoe
 1978 Columbo (TV Series)
- Make Me a Perfect Murder (1978) ... Luther
 1978 A Question of Guilt (TV Movie)
Assistant District Attorney Verrell
 1977 Rafferty (TV Series)
Dr. Bakersmith
- Walking Wounded (1977) ... Dr. Bakersmith
 1977 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
- Walter Screws Up (1977) ... Benten
 1977 Family (TV Series)
Dr. Grant
- Acts of Love: Part 2 (1977) ... Dr. Grant
 1977 Husbands and Wives (TV Movie)
Ron Cutler
 1977 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Aaron Leacock
- Have You Heard About Vanessa? (1977) ... Aaron Leacock
 1977 In the Glitter Palace (TV Movie)
 1975-1976 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Warren Weeks / Tom Robertson
- The Trouble with Warren (1976) ... Warren Weeks
- Roundabout (1975) ... Tom Robertson
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Danny Armbruster
- Life, Death and Mrs. Armbruster (1976) ... Danny Armbruster
 1976 Doc (TV Series)
- A Little Bit of Soap (1976) ... Gary
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Rick Levene
- No Immunity for Murder (1975) ... Rick Levene
 1975/I The Sunshine Boys
T.V. Floor Manager
 1975 The Night That Panicked America (TV Movie)
Mercury Theatre Player
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Paul Goldberg
- The Deadly Conspiracy (1975) ... Paul Goldberg
 1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Snapper Wilcox
- Counterfall (1975) ... Snapper Wilcox
 1973-1975 Insight (TV Series)
Bailey / John Bailey
- Class Reunion (1975) ... Bailey
- Reunion (1973) ... John Bailey
 1975 The Dream Makers (TV Movie)
 1974 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series)
- Oh, Baby, Baby, Baby... (1974) ... Tony
 1974 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Ed Schroeder
- A New Sue Ann (1974) ... Ed Schroeder
 1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Marty Dyer
- To Keep and Bear Arms (1974) ... Marty Dyer
 1974 The Suicide Club (TV Movie)
 1974 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Jeff Boggs
- Mind Your Own Business (1974) ... Jeff Boggs
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
- Get Christie Love! (1974) ... Normand
 1973 Bachelor-at-Law (TV Movie)
Assistant D.A.
 1972 The Sandy Duncan Show (TV Series)
- Doctor New (1972) ... Warren
 1972 Silent Running
Marty Barker
 1972 Awake and Sing (TV Movie)
Sam Feinschreiber
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Harry Flicker
- No More Than a Bad Cold (1972) ... Harry Flicker
 1970 The Interns (TV Series)
- Mondays Can Be Fatal (1970) ... Ferguson
 1970 Room 222 (TV Series)
Ralph Fisk
- Ralph (1970) ... Ralph Fisk
 1969 Flareup
 1969 The Devil's 8
Stewart Martin
 1966 Gidget (TV Series)
- Love and the Single Gidget (1966) ... Mel
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: Plays Sandy Sonnenberg/Dr. Moritz Schiffman in "The Paris Letter" play by Jon Robin Baitz (Laura Pels Theatre, New York City, New York, USA). See more »


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(on the simplicity of his acting) I think that came over the years, watching actors I love, wondering what it is about their performance that's disturbing to me. There's a series of etchings of a bull that Picasso did. There are like 40 of them, and the first one is a very detailed drawing. The bull has its face, its body, its muscles. In the next one, there's a little piece taken off, and the ... See more »


Is very close friends with Sarah Jessica Parker and Stephen Collins. See more »

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