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Overview (3)

Born in Föhrenwald, Wolfratshausen, Bavaria, Germany
Birth NameSaul Hersh Rubinek
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Saul Rubinek was born in a refugee camp in Germany, where his father ran a Yiddish Repertory Theatre company. Saul started his professional career as a child actor in theater and radio in Canada. By the time he was 20, he was a member of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival company in Stratford, Ontario and, later, was a co-founder, actor and director of Theatre Le Hibou, Theatre Passe-Muraille and Toronto Free Theatre. He got his early training in film and television as an actor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Saul started working in the United States as an actor at the Public Theater in New York. Rubinek's work on U.S. and Canadian television, film and theater spans four decades. In 1997, Rubinek directed his first feature for Lionsgate, based on the play he previously directed, Jerry and Tom (1998). He also was producer on the film in partnership with his wife, Elinor Reid. The film was an official entry in competition at Sundance in 1998. He also directed the features _Club Land (2001) (TV)_ and _Bleacher Bums (2001) (TV)_ for Showtime/Paramount. Rubinek directed, and his wife and partner Elinor Reid produced the award-winning indie film Cruel But Necessary (2005). Penguin Books published (1987) Rubinek's non-fiction book, "So Many Miracles", an account of his parents' survival growing up in Poland during World War II. He wrote and produced an award-winning documentary (1988) of the same title, So Many Miracles (1987), for CBC and PBS which chronicles his parents' reunion with the people who saved their lives during the Holocaust. The DVD of the documentary is available from The National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University. Rubinek wrote the play "Terrible Advice", which was produced in 2011 in London by The Chocolate Factory, starring _Scott Bakula_, _Andy Nyman_, _Caroline Quentin_, _Sharon Horgan_, and directed by _Frank Oz_.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Saul Rubinek

Spouse (2)

Elinor Reid (16 September 1990 - present) ( 2 children)
Kate Lynch (1973 - 1987) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Known for playing "anti-hero" characters, with ambiguous resolutions
Talks out of the side of his mouth

Trivia (7)

Co-produced the movie Jerry and Tom (1998), which became an official entry at Sundance in 1998, with wife Elinor Reid. They have two children: Hannah (born 1991) and Sam (born 1995).
Was good friends with the late Maury Chaykin. The two acted in many movies together.
Was an emergency replacement for David Rappaport on the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episode, Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Most Toys (1990), after Rappaport's suicide in 1990.
His parents were survivors of the Holocaust.
Lives in California, currently working on more movies. [September 2004]
Starring as "Artie Neilsen" on the Syfy Channel's original action/mystery/science fiction television series. Warehouse 13 (2009). [July 2009]
Saul Rubinek plays a knife-wielding subway mugger (uncredited) in the original 1974 Death Wish. Twenty years later, Rubinek plays a completely new character; a prosecutor, in the fifth and final installment of "Death Wish" which stars Charles Bronson - "Death Wish V: The Face of Death.".

Personal Quotes (1)

Well, a bunch of movies paid the bills. But I always had a good time. I mean, I didn't work on a movie that paid the bills any differently than I would've worked on a movie directed by Eastwood [Clint Eastwood]. I worked on them all as if they were A-class material. If the dialogue was really bad, I'd ask permission to change it. But I never had contempt.

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