Ron Rifkin

Biography: Ron Rifkin is 5' 10" (1.78 m). He is married to Iva Rifkin since 1966. Rifkin received a 1998 Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Broadway revival of Cabaret. His recent theatre credits include David Hirson's Wrong Mountain, Arthur Miller's Broken Glass, Turgenev's Month in the Country and Neil Simon's Proposals. Rifkin originated the role of Isaac Geldhart in the Jon Robin Baitz play, Substance of Fire, in which he won the Obie, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and Drama-Logue awards for Best Actor. The following year, he performed in Baitz's Three Hotels, for which he received a second Lucille Lortel award and Drama Desk nomination. Rifkin's film credits include Boiler Room, Keeping the Faith, The Negotiator, L.A. Confidential, the film adaptation of Substance of Fire, Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives and Manhattan Murder Mystery. He participated in these movies as well: Last Summer in the Hamptons, Wolf, JFK, The Sting II, The Big Fix, The Sunshine Boys and Silent Running.

On television, Rifkin has appeared in numerous made-for-television movies and miniseries, including Flowers for Algernon, Norma Jean and Marilyn, The Sunset Gang, Concealed Enemies, Buying a Landslide, Evergreen, The Winds of War and Dress Gray. He starred in the series, One Day at a Time and The Trials of Rosie O'Neill; and guest starred on ER, Law & Order, Falcon Crest, Soap, Hill Street Blues and The Outer Limits, in which he received a Cable ACE nomination.

Rifkin has also been seen in the television film, Deliberate Intent, opposite Timothy Hutton; and in Light Up the Sky at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He also appeared in several episodes of Nero Wolfe, with Timothy Hutton directing. Other film projects for 2001 include starring roles in Dragonfly with Kevin Costner, The Majestic with Jim Carrey and Sum of All Fears with Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman.

Currently Rifkin stars as Arvin Sloane in Alias, with Jennifer Garner.

Ron Rifkin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 49
Highest Metascore: 90 L.A. Confidential
Lowest Metascore: 25 Dragonfly
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
11 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
37 The Words Sep 7, 2012 Timothy Epstein 6.7
27 Peep World Mar 25, 2011 Henry 4.6
27 Pulse Aug 11, 2006 Dr. Waterson 4.8
71 Tadpole Jul 19, 2002 Professor Tisch 7.6
25 Dragonfly Feb 22, 2002 Charlie Dickinson 6.7
27 The Majestic Dec 21, 2001 Kevin Bannerman 7.0
60 Keeping the Faith Apr 14, 2000 Larry Friedman 6.9
63 Boiler Room Feb 18, 2000 Judge Marty Davis 6.3
62 The Negotiator Jul 29, 1998 Grant Frost 8.4
90 L.A. Confidential Sep 19, 1997 D.A. Ellis Loew 8.8
54 The Substance of Fire Mar 14, 1997 Isaac Geldhart tbd