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Jan Rubes (I) (1920–2009)

Born in Czechoslovakia. After graduating in 1945 from the Conservatory of Music in Prague, Jan Rubes went on to join the Prague Opera House as their youngest basso singer. He also performed at the Pilsen Opera House in leading roles in his early years. By 1948, he was chosen to represent Czechoslovakia at the International Music Festival held in ... See full bio »

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 2005 Our Fathers (TV Movie)
Pope John Paul
 2005 Tilt (TV Series)
Frank Modeste
- The Whale (2005) ... Frank Modeste
 2004 Daniel and the Superdogs
The Colonel
 2003 The Republic of Love
 2002 The Burial Society
Marvin Telekunsky
 2001 Anthrax
Arthur Kowalski
 2000 The Christmas Secret (TV Movie)
 2000 Mentors (TV Series)
- Stranger in a Strange Land (2000) ... Moses
 2000/I Believe
Jason Stiles
 2000 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Nicholas Ballard
- Crystal Skull (2000) ... Nicholas Ballard
 1999 Nightmare Man
Evan Hannibal
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars
Ole Jurgensen
 1999 The City (TV Series)
Nicolas Zimmerman
- Surviving (1999) ... Nicolas Zimmerman
 1999 What Katy Did (TV Movie)
Dr. Reinhart
 1998 The White Raven
Markus Strand
 1998 Flood: A River's Rampage (TV Movie)
Jacob Gunderson
 1998 Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples (TV Movie)
Hendrick de Vries (segment "Marie Taquet")
 1998 Music from Another Room
Louis Klammer
 1997 The Third Twin (TV Movie)
 1997 Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande
Dr. Kassovitz
 1997 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Duzak
- The Long Way Around (1997) ... Mr. Duzak
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
Vassily Peskow
- Terma (1996) ... Vassily Peskow (as Jan Rubés)
- Tunguska (1996) ... Vassily Peskow (uncredited)
 1996 Never Too Late
 1995 Side Effects (TV Series)
- Time Enough to Say Good-bye (1995) ... Hans
 1995 Roommates
Bolek Krupa
 1994 Lamb Chop and the Haunted Studio (TV Movie)
 1994 Mesmer
Prof. Stoerk
 1994 The Birds II: Land's End (TV Movie)
 1994 Boozecan
 1994 The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon (TV Series)
The King
- Dudley and the King (1994) ... The King
 1993 Coming of Age (TV Movie)
Tomas Havel
 1993 Maniac Mansion (TV Series)
Uncle Joe
- It Ain't Over 'Til Uncle Joe Sings (1993) ... Uncle Joe
 1992 Don Gio
Journalist #2
 1992 Devlin (TV Movie)
Vittorio Di Fabrizi
 1992 The Witches of Eastwick (TV Movie)
 1989-1992 E.N.G. (TV Series)
Arno Hildebrandt
- Harvest (1992) ... Arno Hildebrandt
 1991 Rupert (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Rupert and the Pirates (1991) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Rupert and Billy Blizzard (1991) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Rupert and the Twilight Fan (1991) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Rupert's Undersea Adventure (1991) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Rupert and Raggety (1991) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1991 Il colore dei suoi occhi
The Colonel
 1991 Deceived
 1991 Class Action
 1990 The Garden (TV Movie)
Jan Karek
 1990 Descending Angel (TV Movie)
Bishop Dancu
 1990 Max Glick (TV Series)
Augustus Glick
- Love's Labour (1990) ... Augustus Glick
 1990 The Amityville Curse (Video)
 1990 Life Goes On (TV Series)
 1990 Street Legal (TV Series)
Arthur Robinovitch
- Leon's Story (1990) ... Arthur Robinovitch
 1989 Blind Fear
 1989 The Beachcombers (TV Series)
- A Bearish Market (1989) ... Brink
 1989 Cold Front
 1989 War of the Worlds (TV Series)
Dr. Von Deer
- Choirs of Angels (1989) ... Dr. Von Deer
 1989 The Experts
 1989 Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop (TV Series)
- A Family Affair (1989)
 1988 Two Men (TV Movie)
Michael Barra
 1988 No Blame (TV Movie)
Dr. Bloomer
 1988 Something About Love
Stan Olynyk
 1988 The Kiss
Gordon Tobin
 1988 Blood Relations
 1988 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show (TV Series)
Jan Rubes
- Young & Old (1988) ... Jan Rubes
 1987 Fame (TV Series)
Lewis Jacubek
- Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (1987) ... Lewis Jacubek
 1987 Dead of Winter
Dr. Joseph Lewis
 1986 The Edison Twins (TV Series)
Mr. Janec
- Video Vengeance (1986) ... Mr. Janec
 1986 Crossings (TV Mini-Series)
Isaac Zimmerman
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Isaac Zimmerman
 1986 The Marriage Bed (TV Movie)
Max Ehrlich
 1985 Kane & Abel (TV Mini-Series)
The Polish Consul
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... The Polish Consul
 1985 Night Heat (TV Series)
- Mother's Day (1985) ... Tarasoff
 1985 Murder: By Reason of Insanity (TV Movie)
Giorgi Denerenko (uncredited)
 1985 Witness
Eli Lapp
 1984 Charlie Grant's War (TV Movie)
 1983 Vanderberg (TV Series)
Lewis Vanderberg
 1983 Utilities
 1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last (TV Movie)
 1981 Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid
 1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Karl Frankenheimer
- Mystery of the Pikes (1980) ... Karl Frankenheimer
 1980 Harvest (TV Series)
 1977 The New Avengers (TV Series)
- Complex (1977) ... Patlenko
 1977 Deadly Harvest
 1975 Guess What? (TV Series)
 1975 King of Kensington (TV Series)
- The Tax Audit (1975)
 1975 Lions for Breakfast
 1972 Lassie (TV Series)
- The Doves of St. Inez (1972) ... Johann
 1970 Castle Zaremba (TV Series)
Col. Kazimir Zaremba
 1963 The Incredible Journey
Carl Nurmi
 1963 Scarlett Hill (TV Series)
 1963 The Forest Rangers (TV Series)
Jaworski / Gregor Kowalski
- The Proof (1963) ... Jaworski
- Dog Catcher (1963) ... Gregor Kowalski
 1961 Festival (TV Series)
Pistol / Guardian
- Falstaff (1961) ... Pistol
- Elektra (1961) ... Guardian
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Don Basilio
- The Barber of Seville (1960) ... Don Basilio
 1950 Forbidden Journey
Jan Bartik
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His repertoire included roles in six languages, including the title role and Bartolo in Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"; the title roles in Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunov" and Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle"; Daland in Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman"; and Mephisto in Gounod's "Faust". See more »

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Jan Rubés

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Ranked 2nd in Canada among competitive senior tennis players in 1991. See more »

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