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Birth Name: John Arthur Rubinstein
Date Of Birth: Dec 08, 1946 (73 years)
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA, USA
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John Rubinstein is an actor, director, composer, singer, and teacher. Hewas born in Los Angeles, California in 1946, the same year his father,the renowned Polish-born concert pianist Arthur Rubinstein, became anAmerican citizen. He is the youngest of four children. His sister Evadanced and acted on Broadway, creating the role of Margo in theoriginal production of "The Diary of Anne Frank"; she later became aninternationally known photographer. His brother Paul recently retiredfrom his career as a stockbroker in New York; his sist er Alina is apsychiatrist in Manhattan. John attended St. Bernard's School andCollegiate School in New York City, and then returned to Los Angeles in1964 to study theater at UCLA. During his college years he began hisprofessional career as an actor, appearing in 1965 with Howard Keel inLerner and Loewe's "Camelot" in San Carlos and Anaheim; playing a rolein the Civil War film "Journey to Shiloh"; and starting his long listof television appearances in shows such as "The Virginian", "Dragnet",and "Room 222". It was also at UCLA that he began composing andorchestrating musicmusical, "The Short and Turbulent Reign of Roger Ginzburg", with bookand lyrics by David Colloff, that won the 1967 BMI Varsity MusicalAward as Best Musical.Rubinstein made his Broadway acting debut in 1972, and received aTheater World Award, for creating the title role in the musical"Pippin", directed by Bob Fosse. In 1980 he won the Tony, Drama Desk,Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, and Drama-Logue Awards for hisportrayal of James Leeds in Mark Medoff's "Children Of A Lesser God",directed by Gordon Davidson. Other Broadway appearances were in NeilSimon's "Fools", and David Rabe's "Hurlyburly", both directed by MikeNichols; Herman Wouk's "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial", which earnedhim another Drama Desk nomination; David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly";"Getting Away With Murder", by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth,directed by Jack O'Brien, and the musical "Ragtime", directed by FrankGalati. In 1987 he made his off-Broadway debut at the RoundaboutTheater as Guildenstern in Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and GuildensternAre Dead", with Stephen Lang and John Wood, and subsequently performedin "Urban Blight" and "Cabaret Verboten". In 2005 he received theLucille Lortel Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, as well asnominations for both the Outer Critics' and Drama League Awards, forhis portrayal of George Simon in Elmer Rice's "Counsellor-at-Law",directed by Dan Wackerman at the Pecadillo Theatre.His appearances in regional theaters include the musicals "Camelot" (atvarious times as Tom of Warwick, Mordred, and King Arthur) and "SouthPacific"; the role of Billy in David Rabe's "Streamers", Ariel in "TheTempest", Marchbanks in Shaw's "Candida", both Sergius and Bluntschli(alternating nights with Richard Thomas) in Shaw's "Arms And The Man",several roles in Arnold Weinstein's "Metamorphoses", directed by PaulSills at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, "Sight Unseen" at L.A.'sOdyssey Theatre, "The Torch-Bearers" and "Our Town" at the WilliamstownTheater Festival, Arthur Miller's "Broken Glass" at Monterey PeninsulaCollege, and Warren Smith in "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" (in a160-city National Tour). In 1985 He starred in "Merrily We Roll Along"at the La Jolla Playhouse, in a version newly re-written by StephenSondheim and George Furth, directed by James Lapine. He was theoriginal Andrew Ladd III in A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" at the LongWharf Theater in New Haven, opened the play in New York off-Broadway,and later performed it on Broadway, in San Francisco, Boston, LosAngeles and Washington D.C. He created the role of Molina in "Kiss OfThe Spider Woman", the musical by Terrence McNally, John Kander, andFred Ebb, directed by Harold Prince, and the role of Kenneth Hoyle inJon Robin Baitz's "Three Hotels". In 1997, he played Tateh in theAmerican premiere run of the musical "Ragtime", by Terrence McNally,Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens, directed by Frank Galati, at theShubert Theater in Los Angeles, receiving both an L. A. Drama CriticsCircle nomination and a Drama-Logue Award as Best Actor in a Musical,and continued in the show both in Vancouver and on Broadway. Heappeared opposite Donald Sutherland in Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's"Enigmatic Variations" at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, andat the Savoy Theatre in London's West End; played the Wizard of Oz inthe hit musical "Wicked", by Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz,directed by Joe Mantello, at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles for 18months; and starred with John Schuck and Ken Page in the world premiereof a musical version of "Grumpy Old Men" in Winnipeg at the ManitobaTheatre Centre.His 24 feature films include Atlas Shrugged Part II; Hello, I Must BeGoing, which opened the 2012 Sundance Festival; 21 Grams; Red Dragon;Mercy; Another Stakeout; Someone To Watch Over Me; Daniel; The BoysFrom Brazil; Rome and Jewel; Choose Connor; Sublime; Jekyll; Kid Cop;Getting Straight; Zachariah; The Trouble with Girls; Journey To Shiloh;and The Car. He has acted in over 200 television films and seriesepisodes, including Arthur Miller's "The American Clock" (CableAceAward Nomination), "Mrs. Harris", "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town","Norma And Marilyn", "The Sleepwalker", "Working Miracles", "In MyDaughter's Name", "Perry Mason", "Voices WithinChase", "The Two Mrs. Grenvilles", "Skokie", "Movieola", "RootsNext Generations", and "A Howling In The Woods". He received an EmmyAward nomination for his portrayal of Jeff Maitland III in the ABCseries "Family", a role he played for five years; and he starred fortwo years with Jack Warden in the CBS series "Crazy Like A Fox". He hasplayed recurring parts on "The Fosters", "Perception", "The Mentalist","Desperate Housewives", "Parenthood", "No Ordinary Family", "Greek","The Wizards of Waverly Place", "Dirty Sexy Money", "Day Break","Angel", "The Guardian", "The Practice", "Star Trek"Girlfriends", "Robocop"Barbershop."Mr. Rubinstein has composed, orchestrated, and conducted the musicalscores for five feature films, including Jeremiah Johnson (directed bySidney Pollack) and The Candidate, (directed by Michael Ritchie), bothstarring Robert Redford; Paddy (with Milo O'Shea); The Killer Inside Me(with Stacy Keach); and Kid Blue (with Dennis Hopper); and for over 50television films, among them the Peabody Award-winning "Amber Waves","The Dollmaker" (starring Jane Fonda), "A Walton Wedding", "The OrdealOf Patty Hearst", "Choices Of The Heart", and "Emily, Emily", as wellas the weekly themes for "Family" and "China Beach".He spent six years as host for the radio program "Carnegie HallTonight", broadcast on l80 stations in the United States and Canada,and two years as the keyboard player for the jazz-rock group Funzone.He has recorded over 100 audio books, including 25 of the best-sellingAlex Delaware novels by Jonathan Kellerman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning"Independence Day" by Richard Ford, Tom Clancy's "Debt Of Honor" and"Op Center", and E. L. Doctorow's "City of God", "World's Fair", and"All The Time In The World".In 1987, Rubinstein made his directorial debut at the WilliamstownTheater Festival, staging Aphra Behn's "The Rover", with ChristopherReeve and Kate Burton; the following season he directed the firstAmerican-cast production of Christopher Hampton's "Les LiaisonsDangereuses", with Dwight Schultz and Dianne Wiest. Off-Broadway, hedirected the New York premieres of "Phantasie", by Sybille Pearson, and"Nightingale", by Elizabeth Diggs; and the world premiere of A. R.Gurney's "The Old Boy", with Stephen Collins. At the Cape Playhouse inMassachusetts, he staged "Wait Until Dark", with Hayley Mills andWilliam Atherton. For NYU, he directed productions of "The ThreeSisters" and "Macbeth"; for UCLA, "Company"; and for USC, "Brigadoon","Into The Woods", "On The Town", "City of Angels", and "The Most HappyFella". In Los Angeles, at Interact Theatre Company, of which he hasbeen a member since 1992, he co-directed and starred in the revival ofElmer Rice's Counsellor-At-Law, winning Drama-Logue Awards and L.A.Drama Critics Circle Awards in both categories, as well as OvationAwards for Ensemble Acting and Sound Design; the production itself won22 awards; he also directed and acted in Sondheim and Lapine's "IntoThe Woods" and "A Little Night Music", and Meredith Willson's "TheMusic Man", and also directed Sheridan's "The Rivals" and FrankLoesser's "Guys and Dolls". For television, he directed the CBSSchoolbreak Special "A Matter Of Conscience", which won the Emmy Awardfor Best Children's Special in 1990, an episode of the CBS series "NashBridges", the ABC AfterSchool Special miniseries "Summer Stories", andthree episodes of the TV series "High Tide".In 2011, Rubinstein provided commentary for the online web-casting ofthe XIVth International Tchaikovsky Competition, a classical musiccompetition held in Moscow. He teaches courses in musical theateraudition and acting for the camera, and directs the annual springmusical, at the University of Southern California.His most rewarding experience has been participating in the lives of hisfive children moreless


John Rubinstein in Revenge: Season 3, Episode 22 | TVBuzer

Revenge: Season 3, Episode 22

Aired: May 11, 2014

Nothing is off limits as Emily and Victoria are dead set on destroying each other. Lives will be lost and fates will be altered, but who will rise victorious?... more


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John Rubinstein AWARDS

  • 1994 (1)

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      • CableACE Awards Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseriesfor:The American Clock (1993) (TV).
  • 1978 (1)

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      • Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Seriesfor:"Family" (1976). (ABC). For episode "And Baby Makes Three".

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