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Ron Rifkin

Highest Rated:   99% L.A. Confidential (1997)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Sting II (1983)
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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
24% The Words
  • Timothy Epstein
$11.5M 2012
22% Peep World
  • Henry
$11.4k 2011
No Score Yet American Masters
  • Narrator
2009
10% Pulse
  • Dr. Waterson
$20.3M 2006
No Score Yet Sam the Man
  • Richard
2005
18% 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
67% 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
97% 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 (The Mogul)
  • 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
80% The Chosen
  • Baseball coach
1981
No Score Yet Mrs. R's Daughter
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet 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
81% 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
95% Elementary
2012
  • Wayne Vachs
  • 2016
57% Limitless
2015-2016
  • Dennis Finch
  • 2016
  • 2015
82% Gotham
2014
  • Fr. Creel Father Creel Father Creed
  • 2015
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Spencer Randolph
  • 2015
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Marvin Exley Counselor Marvin Exley
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
68% Smash
2012-2013
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Saul Holden
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • 2009
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Arvin Sloane Sloane
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Sex and the City
1998-2004
  • Julian Fisher
  • 2002
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Vucelich Dr. Carl Vucelich
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Alex Drakos Alex Dracos Philip Nevins Nevins
  • 1992
  • 1990

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