Ron Rifkin

Ron Rifkin

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Big Fix (1978)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Sting II (1983)
  • Birthday: Oct 31, 1939
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • New York native Ron Rifkin made his Broadway debut in the original 1960 production of Neil Simon's Come Blow Your Horn. He made his film debut in the chain-gang adventure film The Devil's 8 in 1969, followed by the sci-fi actioner Silent Running (1971). Rifkin was much more prolific on the stage throughout his career, in some cases leading to film adaptations (as in The Sunshine Boys [1975]). But he sure had a knack for showing up on television's most popular shows over a period of three decades. During the '70s, he appeared on Soap, The Bob Newhart Show, and Mary Tyler Moore. During the '80s, he appeared on Falcon Crest, Knots Landing, and Hill Street Blues. During the '90s, he appeared on ER, Law & Order, and The Outer Limits. He also had parts in the Woody Allen films Husbands and Wives and Manhattan Murder Mystery. After winning an Obie and Drama Desk award for his portrayal of Holocaust survivor Issac Geldhart in the Jon Robin Baitz play Substance of Fire, Rifkin reprised his role in the 1996 feature film version. The next year, he earned a starring role on the short-lived ABC drama Leaving L.A. On the big screen, he appeared in Curtis Hanson's crime drama L.A. Confidential followed by F. Gary Gray's action thriller The Negotiator. In 1998, he earned his first Tony award for Best Supporting Actor in the Broadway revival of Cabaret. Some of his TV movies from this time include Norma Jean and Marilyn and Flowers for Algernon. In 2001, Rifkin was cast on the ABC spy drama Alias as the calculating and sinister commanding officer Arvin Sloane. Transitioning to the Emmy-winning ABC crama series Brothers and Sisters after Alias went off the air in 2006, Rifkin stuck with the show for 5 years, and later landed a recurring role on NBC in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

90% A Star Is Born Carl 2018
24% The Words Timothy Epstein $11.5M 2012
25% Peep World Henry $11.4K 2011
No Score Yet American Masters Narrator 2009
11% Pulse Dr. Waterson $20.3M 2006
No Score Yet Sam the Man Richard 2005
19% Just a Kiss Dr. Fauci 2002
78% Tadpole Prof. Tisch $2.9M 2002
59% The Sum of All Fears Secretary of State Sidney Owens $118.5M 2002
7% Dragonfly Dr. Charlie Dickinson $30.1M 2002
42% The Majestic Kevin Bannerman 2001
No Score Yet Deliberate Intent Howard Siegel 2000
69% Keeping the Faith Larry Friedman 2000
No Score Yet Flowers for Algernon (Charlie) Dr. Strauss 2000
66% Boiler Room Marty Davis 2000
75% The Negotiator Cmdr. Frost 1998
99% L.A. Confidential D.A. Ellis Loew 1997
38% I'm Not Rappaport Feigenbaum 1996
60% The Substance of Fire Isaac Geldhart 1996
60% Norma Jean and Marilyn Johnny Hyde 1996
64% Last Summer in the Hamptons Eli 1995
60% Wolf Doctor 1994
93% Manhattan Murder Mystery Sy 1993
93% Husbands and Wives Rain's Analyst 1992
No Score Yet Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 Allen Ginsberg 1987
No Score Yet Courage Eppy Lucido 1986
No Score Yet Dress Gray Major Consor 1986
No Score Yet The Ratings Game T.V. Director 1984
No Score Yet Kidco George Tuskle 1984
0% The Sting II Eddie 1983
No Score Yet Faerie Tale Theatre Squire Tuck 1983
No Score Yet The Day the Bubble Burst Actor 1982
75% The Chosen Baseball coach 1981
No Score Yet Mrs. R's Daughter Actor 1979
100% The Big Fix Randy 1978
No Score Yet A Question of Guilt Actor 1978
No Score Yet Rabbit Test Actor 1978
No Score Yet Woman Accused Actor 1977
78% The Sunshine Boys TV Floor Manager 1975
No Score Yet Get Christie Love! Normand 1974
No Score Yet Awake and Sing! Actor 1972
67% Silent Running Barker 1972
No Score Yet Flareup `Sailor' 1969

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

34% New Amsterdam
2018
Dean Fulton
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Blindspot
2015
Rob Donnelly
  • 2018
95% Elementary
2012
Wayne Vachs
  • 2016
57% Limitless
2015-2016
Dennis Finch
  • 2016
  • 2015
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Spencer Randolph
  • 2015
78% Gotham
2014
Fr. Creel Father Creel Father Creed
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Guest Marvin Exley Counselor Marvin Exley
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
67% Smash
2012-2013
  • 2013
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Saul Holden
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Narrator Voice
  • 2009
89% Alias
2001-2006
Arvin Sloane Sloane
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Julian Fisher
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Doctor
  • 1998
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Vucelich Dr. Carl Vucelich
  • 1996
  • 1995
100% Room for Two
1992-1993
Jack
  • 1993
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Alex Drakos Alex Dracos Philip Nevins Nevins
  • 1992
  • 1990
78% The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
1990-1991
Ben Meyer
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Winds of War
1983
Mark Hartley
  • 1983
No Score Yet One Day at a Time
1975-1984
Nick Handris
  • 1981
  • 1980
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Luther
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Robertson Warren Weeks
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Rick Levine
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Jeff Boggs
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Schroeder
  • 1974
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Leonard
No Score Yet Leaving L.A.
1997
Neil

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