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
$NaN 2018
25% The Words
  • Timothy Epstein
$NaN 2012
25% Peep World
  • Henry
$NaN 2011
No Score Yet American Masters
  • Narrator
$NaN 2009
11% Pulse
  • Dr. Waterson
$NaN 2006
No Score Yet Sam the Man
  • Richard
$NaN 2005
19% Just a Kiss
  • Dr. Fauci
$NaN 2002
78% Tadpole
  • Prof. Tisch
$NaN 2002
59% The Sum of All Fears
  • Secretary of State Sidney Owens
$NaN 2002
7% Dragonfly
  • Dr. Charlie Dickinson
$NaN 2002
42% The Majestic
  • Kevin Bannerman
$NaN 2001
No Score Yet Deliberate Intent
  • Howard Siegel
$NaN 2000
69% Keeping the Faith
  • Larry Friedman
$NaN 2000
No Score Yet Flowers for Algernon (Charlie)
  • Dr. Strauss
$NaN 2000
66% Boiler Room
  • Marty Davis
$NaN 2000
75% The Negotiator
  • Cmdr. Frost
$NaN 1998
99% L.A. Confidential
  • D.A. Ellis Loew
$NaN 1997
38% I'm Not Rappaport
  • Feigenbaum
$NaN 1996
60% The Substance of Fire
  • Isaac Geldhart
$NaN 1996
60% Norma Jean and Marilyn
  • Johnny Hyde
$NaN 1996
64% Last Summer in the Hamptons
  • Eli
$NaN 1995
60% Wolf
  • Doctor
$NaN 1994
93% Manhattan Murder Mystery
  • Sy
$NaN 1993
93% Husbands and Wives
  • Rain's Analyst
$NaN 1992
No Score Yet Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8
  • Allen Ginsberg
$NaN 1987
No Score Yet Courage
  • Eppy Lucido
$NaN 1986
No Score Yet Dress Gray
  • Major Consor
$NaN 1986
No Score Yet The Ratings Game
  • T.V. Director
$NaN 1984
No Score Yet Kidco
  • George Tuskle
$NaN 1984
0% The Sting II
  • Eddie
$NaN 1983
No Score Yet Faerie Tale Theatre
  • Squire Tuck
$NaN 1983
No Score Yet The Day the Bubble Burst
  • Actor
$NaN 1982
82% The Chosen
  • Baseball coach
$NaN 1981
No Score Yet Mrs. R's Daughter
  • Actor
$NaN 1979
100% The Big Fix
  • Randy
$NaN 1978
No Score Yet A Question of Guilt
  • Actor
$NaN 1978
No Score Yet Rabbit Test
  • Actor
$NaN 1978
No Score Yet Woman Accused
  • Actor
$NaN 1977
77% The Sunshine Boys
  • TV Floor Manager
$NaN 1975
No Score Yet Get Christie Love!
  • Normand
$NaN 1974
No Score Yet Awake and Sing!
  • Actor
$NaN 1972
67% Silent Running
  • Barker
$NaN 1972
No Score Yet Flareup
  • `Sailor'
$NaN 1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
31% New Amsterdam
2018
  • Dean Fulton
  • 2019
  • 2018
84% Blindspot
2015
  • Rob Donnelly
  • 2018
97% Elementary
2012-2018
  • Wayne Vachs
  • 2016
57% Limitless
2015-2016
  • Dennis Finch
  • 2016
  • 2015
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Spencer Randolph
  • 2015
82% Gotham
2014
  • Fr. Creel Father Creel Father Creed
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • 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
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • 2009
87% 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
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Alex Drakos Alex Dracos Philip Nevins Nevins
  • 1992
  • 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
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

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