Oct. 31st, 1939
New York City, New York, USA
Ron Rifkin's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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Ron Rifkin (born Saul M. Rifkin; October 31, 1939) in New York City, New York, to immigrants Miriam and Herman Rifkin. He is the oldest of three children. He was raised in Orthodox Judaism and remained Orthodox until the age of 32.
Rifkin is married to Iva, who operates a fashion design business.
Rifkin is best known for his roles as Arvin Sloane on the spy drama Alias and as Saul Holden on the American family drama Brothers & Sisters.
- Appeared in two movies in 2002 with animals for titles, _Tadpole (2002)_ (qv) and _Dragonfly (2002)_ (qv). Coincidentally, he'd previously appeared in the film _Wolf (1994)_ (qv) as well.
- He won a Tony in 1998 for a featured role in "Cabaret".
- Won Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for a revival "Cabaret."
- He is sometimes confused with actor 'Joel Grey' (qv) and vica versa. Due to this, Grey guest-starred on _"Alias" (2001)_ (qv) as a man brainwashed into thinking he was the evil terrorist-spy Arvin Sloane, who was played by Rifkin.
- Appeared with wife 'Iva Rifkin' (qv) in _The Sting II (1983)_ (qv).
- Is very close friends with 'Sarah Jessica Parker' (qv).
- Older brother of 'Arnold Rifkin' (qv).
- Godfather of 'Eve Kagan' (qv).