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Saul Rubinek

Rubinek at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 17, 2009.
Born July 2, 1948 (1948-07-02) (age 61)
Föhrenwald, Wolfrathausen, Germany
Spouse(s) Elinor Reid (1990‚Äďpresent)

Saul Rubinek (born July 2, 1948) is a Canadian film and television actor. He has also directed and produced feature-length films.


Early life

Rubinek was born in Föhrenwald, Wolfratshausen, Germany on July 2, 1948, the son of Polish Jews Frania and Israel Rubinek, who was a factory worker, theater company manager, Yiddish Theatre actor, and Talmudic scholar. Rubinek's parents were hidden by farmers for over two years during World War II, and moved to Canada in 1948.[1][2]


Early in his career he gained the attention of Canadian audiences when he starred as detective Benny Cooperman in two TV movies, The Suicide Murders (1985) and Murder Sees the Light (1986), which are based on books in author Howard Engel's popular series of mystery novels set in the Niagara Region of Canada.

He appeared in Taylor Hackford's Against All Odds (1984), Oliver Stone's Wall Street (1987) as a lawyer, and in Brian DePalma's The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), again as a lawyer, and in The Quarrel, (1991). He is also noted for his performance in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992) as a pulp fiction writer. He had a notable role in Tony Scott's True Romance (1993) as a pompous, cocaine-addicted movie producer. He also co-starred as in the 1993 Emmy Award-winning American made-for-television docudrama And The Band Played On as Dr. Jim Curran. Rubinek played the character Kivas Fajo in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Most Toys." Rubinek, an ardent Star Trek fan, abruptly took over the part after David Rappaport, the actor who was originally cast in the role, committed suicide shortly after filming of the episode had begun. Another science fiction role portrayed by Rubinek was as a documentary film director named Emmett Bregman, on the seventh season of Stargate SG-1, in a two-part episode called "Heroes, Parts 1 & 2." He also played Donny Douglas (Daphne Moon's fiancé and Niles Crane's divorce lawyer) in several episodes of the American sitcom Frasier. He appeared, in different roles, in two episodes of the 1995 revival of The Outer Limits. He played the role of Louis The Lion on YTV's The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon (1995).

Rubinek had a recurring role as reporter Lon Cohen in the 2001-2002 A&E TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery, after initially playing detective Saul Panzer in the series pilot, The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000). He also appeared in the short-lived American television series Blind Justice. He played a dentist in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. He also starred as a TV show director in an episode of the TV series Psych. He appeared in the Eureka episode "Invincible," in 2006, and in Stargate SG-1's "Heroes." In 2005 he directed the independent film, Cruel But Necessary. Rubinek guest-starred as the first antagonist in the pilot episode of Leverage. He currently plays "Arthur 'Artie' Nielsen" a covert agent employed by a secretive council to recover super-scientific and mystical artifacts, in the Syfy series Warehouse 13.



  • Jerry and Tom (1998)
  • Club Land (TV 2001)
  • Bleacher Bums (TV 2001) aka The Cheap Seats (Australian release video title)
  • Cruel But Necessary (2005)


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