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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 31 October 1939New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameSaul M. Rifkin
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ron Rifkin was born on October 31, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Saul M. Rifkin. He is known for his work on Alias (2001), L.A. Confidential (1997) and The Negotiator (1998). He has been married to Iva Rifkin since 1966.

Spouse (1)

Iva Rifkin (1966 - present)

Trivia (9)

He won a Tony in 1998 for a featured role in "Cabaret".
Appeared in two movies in 2002 with animals for titles, Tadpole (2000) and Dragonfly (2002). Coincidentally, he'd previously appeared in the film Wolf (1994) as well.
Appeared with wife Iva Rifkin in The Sting II (1983).
Won Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for a revival "Cabaret."
Godfather of Eve Kagan.
Is very close friends with Sarah Jessica Parker and Stephen Collins.
He is sometimes confused with actor Joel Grey and vica versa. Due to this, Grey guest-starred on Alias (2001) as a man brainwashed into thinking he was the evil terrorist-spy Arvin Sloane, who was played by Rifkin.
Older brother of Arnold Rifkin.
He was awarded the 1993 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "The Substance of Fire" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Personal Quotes (1)

(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 next one has something else off, and finally, the last one is a line drawing, and it's as full and complete as the first one. I am attracted to spare.

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