John Rubinstein

Biography

The multi-faceted actor/singer/composer/director John Rubinstein was born in Los Angeles, California in 1946, the same year his father, the internationally renown Polish concert pianist Artur Rubinstein, became an American citizen. Slim and sensitive-looking, he attended UCLA, during which he also made his 1965 professional stage debut in "Camelot" with Howard Keel, and his first film, Journey to Shiloh (1968). After several years of television and film appearances, he made his 1972 Broadway debut as the baby-faced, curly-haired title role in the popular musical "Pippin", directed by Bob Fosse, for which he received a Theater World Award. As a composer, he wrote the film scores of Robert Redford's The Candidate (1972) and Jeremiah Johnson (1972), and appeared in the movies Getting Straight (1970), Zachariah (1971) (title role), The Boys from Brazil (1978), Daniel (1983) and 21 Grams (2003). In 1980, he returned to Broadway, starring in "Children of a Lesser God", which won him the Tony, Drama Desk and LA Drama Critics Circle Awards. Other Big Apple appearances would include "Fools", "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" (Drama Desk nomination), "Hurlyburly" and "M. Butterfly", and he originated the male counterpart in the popular two-person play "Love Letters" in 1989. As he matured, John grew into stronger corporate roles, some deceptively cunning and decisively slick, notably on television, wherein he essayed the role of MGM mogul Irving Thalberg in the movie The Silent Lovers (1980) (TV). He won an Emmy Award nomination for his recurring ex-husband role on the popular drama series "Family" (1976), for which he was also responsible for the music, and a CableAce Award nomination for his work in Arthur Miller's "The American Clock". In 1984, he starred opposite Jack Warden in the comedy series "Crazy Like a Fox" (1984). At the same time, John continued to compose, orchestrate and conduct the scores to over 50 television series and miniseries, including "China Beach" (1988), Amber Waves (1980) (TV) and The Dollmaker (1984) (TV). A prolific stage and television director as well, he co-directed the Los Angeles revival of Elmer Rice's "Counsellor-At-Law", in which he also played the title role, as well as a number of established musicals including "Into the Woods" and "A Little Night Music". He has directed television episodes of "Nash Bridges" (1996) and "High Tide" (1994), as well as the Emmy Award-winning "A Matter of Conscience" (1989), among others and, in recent years, has appeared in fine stage form in "Ragtime", "Enigmatic Variations", and "Wicked". Married twice, John has five children, including the actor Michael Weston.

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Sublime

Lichterhand

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The Atticus Institute

Marcus Wheeler

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Into the Dark

Dr. Thomas

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Zachariah

Zachariah

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Hello I Must Be Going

Stan

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Skokie

Herb Lewisohn

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Mercy

Frank Kramer

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Choose Connor

Cary Evor

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Someone to Watch Over Me

Neil Steinhart

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Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution

Mark Geragos

Starring In
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Being the Ricardos

Older Jess Oppenheimer

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Broadway: The Golden Age

Self

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Daddy

Uncle Liam

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The Atticus Institute

Marcus Wheeler

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Into the Dark

Dr. Thomas

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Hello I Must Be Going

Stan

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Atlas Shrugged: Part II

Dr. Floyd Ferris

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Sweet Nothing in My Ear

Dr. Flynt (uncredited)

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Jekyll

Daniel Carew

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Sublime

Lichterhand

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Choose Connor

Cary Evor

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Jane Doe: The Wrong Face

Phil Raphaelson

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Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution

Mark Geragos

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Mrs. Harris

Tarnower's Best Friend

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Angel: Series 3

Linwood Murrow (6 episodes, 2001-2002)

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21 Grams

Gynecologist

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Red Dragon

Dinner Guest

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Girlfriends - The Third Season

Dr. Wulfberg (3 episodes, 2006)

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Angel - Season Four

Linwood Murrow (6 episodes, 2001-2002)

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Kid Cop

Stan Dwerkin

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Norma Jean and Marilyn

Darryl Zanuck

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Mercy

Frank Kramer

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Another Stakeout

Thomas Hassrick

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Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase

Norman De Roin

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Grosse Liebe Afrika

Arthur Kane

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Someone to Watch Over Me

Neil Steinhart

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Daniel

Robert Lewin

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¿Qué ha sido de Joy Morgan?

Dr. Paul Trenton

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Skokie

Herb Lewisohn

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Roots - The Next Generations

Lieutenant Hamilton Ten Eyck

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The Boys from Brazil

David Bennett

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The Car

John Morris

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The Quest: The Longest Drive

Wakely

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Family: The Complete First and Second Seasons

Jeff Maitland (12 episodes, 1976-1980)

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Something Evil

Ernest Lincoln

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Zachariah

Zachariah

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Getting Straight

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The Trouble with Girls

Princeton

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