Ron Rifkin

Ron Rifkin

Highest Rated: 99% L.A. Confidential (1997)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 31, 1939

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Though his first love was always the stage, actor Ron Rifkin made a name for himself as a prominent character performer on the spy drama "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06) and the soapy family drama, "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC, 2006-11). Prior to his small screen success, Rifkin was predominantly a theater actor who made occasional forays into features while starring on a seemingly endless string of short-lived television shows, beginning with the early-1970s sitcom, "Adam's Rib" (ABC, 1973). For several years, he struggled to find his footing in the acting world, as he landed numerous guest stints and small feature roles that failed to add up to a significant career. Rifkin had a few shining moments with recurring parts on "One Day at a Time" (CBS, 1975-1984) and "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990). But his need to gain financial security led him to leave acting altogether during the mid-1980s so he could make a living selling coats designed by his father. The pull of acting proved too great, however, which led to a triumphant return to the stage with his award-winning performance in "The Substance of Fire" (1991). The role earned him considerable attention and eventually led to a rejuvenated career that included prominent co-starring turns in big studio films like "L.A. Confidential" (1997) and "The Sum of All Fears" (2002). Rifkin embraced his second chance to the fullest while embarking on a career that proved to be far more successful than its original incarnation.

Highest rated movies

L.A. Confidential
Manhattan Murder Mystery
Husbands and Wives
A Star Is Born
The Big Fix
The Chosen




93% 57% Minyan Josef (Character) $11.5K 2020
90% 79% A Star Is Born Carl (Character) $215.3M 2018
24% 49% The Words Timothy Epstein (Character) $11.4M 2012
25% 22% Peep World Henry (Character) $10.9K 2010
18% 29% Just a Kiss Dr. Fauci (Character) $63.8K 2002
78% 57% Tadpole Professor Tisch (Character) $2.9M 2002
59% 49% The Sum of All Fears Secretary of State Owens (Character) $118.5M 2002
7% 62% Dragonfly Charlie Dickinson (Character) $30.1M 2002
42% 60% The Majestic Kevin Bannerman (Character) $27.8M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Warden Judge Faschbinder (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 66% Flowers for Algernon Dr. Jonah Strauss (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 20% Sam the Man Richard (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 42% Deliberate Intent Howard Siegel (Character) - 2000
69% 59% Keeping the Faith Larry Friedman (Character) $37.0M 2000
66% 78% Boiler Room Marty Davis (Character) $16.9M 2000
74% 79% The Negotiator Cmdr. Grant Frost (Character) $44.7M 1998
99% 94% L.A. Confidential Dist. Atty. Ellis Loew (Character) $64.6M 1997
60% 42% Norma Jean & Marilyn Johnny Hyde (Character) - 1996
38% 60% I'm Not Rappaport Feigenbaum (Character) $266.2K 1996
60% 33% The Substance of Fire Isaac Geldhart (Character) $81.6K 1996
64% 44% Last Summer in the Hamptons Eli Garfield (Character) - 1995
63% 42% Wolf Doctor (Character) $65.0M 1994
94% 84% Manhattan Murder Mystery Sy (Character) $10.5M 1993
93% 87% Husbands and Wives Richard (Character) $9.3M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courage Eppy Lucido (Character) - 1986
0% 29% The Sting II Eddie (Character) - 1983
75% 79% The Chosen Baseball coach (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Make Me a Perfect Murder Luther (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Question of Guilt Assistant District Attorney Verrell (Character) - 1978
87% 51% The Big Fix Randy (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman Accused Roger (Character) - 1977
72% 73% The Sunshine Boys TV floor manager (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night That Panicked America Mercury Theatre Player (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dream Makers Herb (Character) - 1975
72% 66% Silent Running Marty Barker (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Awake and Sing! Unknown (Character) - 1972


No Score Yet 55% New Amsterdam Dean Peter Fulton (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 71% Blindspot Rob Donnelly (Guest Star) 2018
95% 89% Elementary Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
58% 85% Limitless Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2016
77% 67% Gotham Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
93% 91% The Good Wife Spencer Randolph (Guest Star) 2015
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Marvin Exley (Guest Star) 2011-2012 2014
28% 42% Mind Games Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
68% 79% Smash Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
68% 65% Touch Isaac (Guest Star) 2013
79% 83% Brothers & Sisters Saul Holden (Character) 2006-2011
86% 91% Alias Arvin Sloane (Character) 2001-2006
70% 83% Sex and the City Julian Fisher (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1997-1998
No Score Yet 84% ER Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1992
78% No Score Yet The Trials of Rosie O'Neill Ben Meyer (Character) 1990-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falcon Crest Dr. Lantry (Character) 1981-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Husbands, Wives & Lovers Ron Willis (Character) 1978 1989
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Monty DiMair (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 100% One Day at a Time Nick Handris (Character) 1980-1981
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 100% Soap Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Tom Robertson (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Things Were Rotten Prince John (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Paul Goldberg (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Ed Schroeder (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Jeff Boggs (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Assistant District Attorney Ray Mendelson (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Mel (Guest Star) 1966