Dabney Wharton Coleman is an American actor. Coleman's best known films include The Towering Inferno, 9 to 5, On Golden Pond, WarGames, Cloak & Dagger, The Beverly Hillbillies, You've Got Mail, Recess: School's Out, Moonlight Mile, Rules Don't Apply. Coleman's television roles include the title character in Buffalo Bill, Burton Fallin in The Guardian, the voice of Principal Peter Prickly in Recess, Louis "The Commodore" Kaestner in Boardwalk Empire, he has won one Primetime Emmy Award from six nominations and one Golden Globe Award from three nominations. Coleman was born in Austin, the son of Melvin Randolph and Mary Wharton Coleman, he entered the Virginia Military Institute in 1949 studied law at the University of Texas before turning to acting. He was served in Europe. Coleman is a character actor with television programs to his credit, he trained with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater in New York City from 1958-60. Early roles in his career included a US Olympic skiing team coach in the 1969 Downhill Racer, a high-ranking fire chief in The Towering Inferno, a wealthy Westerner in Bite the Bullet.
He portrayed an FBI agent in Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan. He landed the main antagonist part of Franklin Hart, Jr. a sexist boss on whom three female office employees get their revenge in 1980's Nine to Five. It was this film that established Coleman in the character type he is most identified with and has played since - a comic relief villain. Coleman followed Nine to Five with the role of the arrogant, soap opera director in Tootsie, further enforcing audiences' identification of him as a smarmy, devious foil to a film's main character, he broke from this type somewhat, however, in his portrayal of military computer scientist John McKittrick in WarGames. Since Coleman has shifted between roles in serious drama and comedies. Coleman received his first Emmy nomination for his lead role in the critically acclaimed, though short-lived, TV series Buffalo Bill. In 1987, he received an Emmy Award for his role in the TV movie Sworn to Silence, he appeared in the feature film On Golden Pond.
Coleman played a Hugh Hefner-ish magazine mogul in the comedy Dragnet, Bobcat Goldthwait's boss in the 1988 talking-horse comedy Hot to Trot, befuddled banker Milburn Drysdale in the feature film The Beverly Hillbillies. Coleman played Gerald Ellis in Clifford. From 1997 to 2001, Coleman provided the voice of Principal Prickly on the animated series Recess, he played a philandering father in You've Got Mail. More Coleman appeared as a casino owner in 2005's Domino, he received acclaim as Burton Fallin in the TV series The Guardian. For two seasons, from 2010 to 2011, Coleman was a series regular on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. On November 6, 2014, Coleman received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Coleman resides in California, he has been divorced twice. He was married to Ann Courtney Harrell from 1957 to 1959 and Jean Hale from 1961 to 1984, he has four children, including three by Hale: Kelly and singer Quincy. In 1998, Coleman worked with fellow actor Bronson Pinchot at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina to help protect local forests and helped lead a campaign to educate others on how to care for and protect forests nationwide.
Coleman is an avid tennis player, winning charity tournaments. He played at the Riviera Country Club as well as in local sanctioned tournaments. Dabney Coleman on IMDb Dabney Coleman at the TCM Movie Database Dabney Coleman at the Internet Broadway Database
Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies is an American movie-oriented pay-TV network operated by Warner Bros. Entertainment, a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia. Launched in 1994, TCM is headquartered at Turner's Techwood broadcasting campus in the Midtown business district of Atlanta, Georgia; the channel's programming consisted of classic theatrically released feature films from the Turner Entertainment film library – which comprises films from Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. However, TCM licenses films from other studios, shows more recent films; the channel is available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Malta, Latin America, Italy, Cyprus, the Nordic countries, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. In 1986, eight years before the launch of Turner Classic Movies, Ted Turner acquired the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio for $1.5 billion. Concerns over Turner Entertainment's corporate debt load resulted in Turner selling the studio that October back to Kirk Kerkorian, from whom Turner had purchased the studio less than a year before.
As part of the deal, Turner Entertainment retained ownership of MGM's library of films released up to May 9, 1986. Turner Broadcasting System was split into two companies; the film library of Turner Entertainment would serve as the base form of programming for TCM upon the network's launch. Before the creation of Turner Classic Movies, films from Turner's library of movies aired on the Turner Broadcasting System's advertiser-supported cable network TNT – along with colorized versions of black-and-white classics such as The Maltese Falcon. Turner Classic Movies debuted on April 14, 1994, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time, with Ted Turner launching the channel at a ceremony in New York City's Times Square district; the date and time were chosen for their historical significance as "the exact centennial anniversary of the first public movie showing in New York City". The first movie broadcast on TCM was the 1939 film Gone with the Wind, the same film that served as the debut broadcast of its sister channel TNT six years earlier in October 1988.
At the time of its launch, TCM was available to one million cable television subscribers. The network served as a competitor to AMC—which at the time was known as "American Movie Classics" and maintained a identical format to TCM, as both networks focused on films released prior to 1970 and aired them in an uncut and commercial-free format. AMC had broadened its film content to feature colorized and more recent films by 2002. In 1996, Turner Broadcasting System merged with Time Warner which, besides placing Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Entertainment under the same corporate umbrella gave TCM access to Warner Bros.' Library of films released after 1950. In the early 2000s, AMC abandoned its commercial-free format, which led to TCM being the only movie-oriented basic cable channel to devote its programming to classic films without commercial interruption or content editing. On March 4, 2019, Time Warner's new owner AT&T announced a planned reorganization that would dissolve Turner Broadcasting.
TCM, along with Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, over-the-top video company Otter Media, will be moved directly under Warner Bros.. Speaking about the move, then-Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara explained that TCM was "a natural fit with Warner Bros." due the company's massive film library. In 2000, TCM started the annual Young Composers Film Competition, inviting aspiring composers to participate in a judged competition that offers the winner of each year's competition the opportunity to score a restored, feature-length silent film as a grand prize, mentored by a well-known composer, with the new work subsequently premiering on the network; as of 2006, films that have been rescored include the 1921 Rudolph Valentino film Camille, two Lon Chaney films: 1921's The Ace of Hearts and 1928's Laugh, Clown and Greta Garbo's 1926 film The Temptress. In April 2010, Turner Classic Movies held the first TCM Classic Film Festival, an event—now held annually—at the Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Grauman's Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
Hosted by Robert Osborne, the four-day long annual festival celebrates Hollywood and its movies, featured celebrity appearances, special events, screenings of around 50 classic movies including several newly restored by The Film Foundation, an organization devoted to preserving Hollywood's classic film legacy. Turner Classic Movies operates as a commercial-free service, with the only advertisements on the network being shown between features – which advertise TCM products, network promotions for upcoming special programs and the original trailers for films that are scheduled to be broadcast on TCM, featurettes about classic film actors and actresses. In addition to this, extended breaks between features are filled with theatrically released movie trailers and classic short subjects – from series such as The Passing Parade, Crime Does Not Pay, Pete Smith Specialties, Robert Benchley – under the banner name TCM Extras (formerly On
Maurice-Alexis Jarre was a French composer and conductor, "one of the giants of 20th-century film music", "among the most sought-after composers in the movie industry" and "a creator of both subtle underscoring and grand, sweeping themes, not only writing for conventional orchestras... but experimenting with electronic sounds in his career". Although he composed several concert works, Jarre is best known for his film scores for his collaborations with film director David Lean. Jarre composed the scores to all of Lean's films from Lawrence of Arabia on. Notable scores for other directors include The Train, Messenger of God, Lion of the Desert and Ghost. Jarre was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Three of his compositions spent a total of 42 weeks on the UK singles chart. Jarre was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning three in the Best Original Score category for Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, A Passage to India, all of which were directed by David Lean, he won four Golden Globes, two BAFTA Awards, a Grammy Award.
Jarre was born in Lyon, France, in 1924, the son of Gabrielle Renée and André Jarre, a radio technical director. He first enrolled in the engineering school at the Sorbonne, but decided to pursue music courses instead, he left the Sorbonne against his father's will and enrolled at the Conservatoire de Paris to study composition and harmony and chose percussion as his major instrument. He became director of the Théâtre National Populaire and recorded his first film score in France in 1951. In 1961 Jarre's music career experienced a major change when British film producer Sam Spiegel asked him to write the score for the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean; the acclaimed score won Jarre his first Academy Award and he would go on to compose the scores to all of Lean's subsequent films. He followed with The Train and Grand Prix, both for director John Frankenheimer, in between had another great success in David Lean's Doctor Zhivago, which included the lyricless tune "Lara's Theme", which earned him his second Oscar.
He worked with Alfred Hitchcock on Topaz. His score for David Lean's Ryan's Daughter, set in Ireland eschews traditional Irish music styles, owing to Lean's preferences; the song "It Was a Good Time," from Ryan's Daughter went on to be recorded by musical stars such as Liza Minnelli who used it in her critically acclaimed television special Liza with a Z as well as by others during the 1970s. He contributed the music for Luchino Visconti's The Damned, John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King, he was again nominated for an Academy Award for scoring The Message in 1976 for the director and producer Moustapha Akkad. He followed with Dead Poets Society, for which he won a British Academy Award. In the 1970s and 1980s, Jarre turned his hand to science fiction, with scores for The Island at the Top of the World, Enemy Mine, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome; the latter is written for full orchestra, augmented by a chorus, four grand pianos, a pipe organ, fujara, a battery of exotic percussion, three ondes Martenot, which feature in several of Jarre's other scores, including Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, The Bride and Prancer.
The balalaika features prominently in Jarre's score for Doctor Zhivago. In 1990 Jarre was again nominated for an Academy Award scoring the supernatural love story/thriller Ghost, his music for the final scene of the film is based on "Unchained Melody" composed by fellow film composer Alex North. Other films for which he provided the music include A Walk in the Clouds, for which he wrote the score and all of the songs, including the romantic "Mariachi Serenade". To his credit is the passionate love theme from Fatal Attraction, the moody electronic soundscapes of After Dark, My Sweet, he was well respected by other composers including John Williams, who stated on Jarre's death, " is to be well remembered for his lasting contribution to film music...we all have been enriched by his legacy."Jarre's television work includes the score for the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, Shōgun, the theme for PBS's Great Performances. Jarre scored his last project in 2001, a television mini-series about the Holocaust entitled Uprising.
Jarre wrote for orchestras, but began to favour synthesized music in the 1980s. Jarre pointed out that his electronic score for Witness was more laborious, time-consuming and expensive to produce than an orchestral score. Jarre's electronic scores from the 80s include Fatal Attraction, The Year of Living Dangerously, Firefox and No Way Out. A number of his scores from that era feature electronic / acoustic blends, such as Gorillas in the Mist, Dead Poets Society, The Mosquito Coast and Jacob's Ladder. Jarre was married the first three marriages ending in divorce. In the 1940s, his marriage to Francette Pejot, a French Resistance member and concentration camp survivor, produced a son, Jean-Michel Jarre, a French composer and music producer, one of the pioneers in electronic music; when Jean-Michel was five y
American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres
American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres, Inc. was the post-merger parent company of the American Broadcasting Company and United Paramount Theatres. United Paramount Theatres, Inc. was incorporated on November 15, 1949, as a spin off of Paramount Pictures' movie theater operations pursuant to the Supreme Court anti-trust ruling in United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc.. UPT took over Paramount's theater chains, which included Balaban and Katz, a Chicago-based circuit that included some broadcasting interests. 800 of the 1,450 Paramount theaters were to be divested. A court appointed trustee would control UPT stock for five years to ensure separate ownership of the two businesses. Paramount stockholders were to receive stock in both companies, with a conversion provision that would allow a shareholder to exchange its stock in one successor into the other company's stock. Leonard Goldenson, who had headed the theater chain since 1938, remained as UPT's president. With the American Broadcasting Company looking to enter television, UPT had the cash from the divested theaters and was looking to invest that money elsewhere, as it was barred from film making.
ABC considered International Telephone & Telegraph and General Tire, before accepting UPT's offer. In 1950, UPT acquired a 1/3 share of Microwave Associates, Inc. a consulting and research company for millimeter-wave technology. American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres, Inc. became the name of United Paramount Theatres, Inc. on February 9, 1953 to reflect its post merger status as the parent company of the merged companies, American Broadcasting Company and United Paramount Theatres. The Federal Communication Commission approved the merger that same day. Leonard H. Goldenson continued as corporate president post merger with ABC president Robert E. Kintner continuing as ABC division president. No general theater division similar to the ABC division was set up as AB-PT corporate would handle overall theater planning and development. ABC division was slated to move out of the RCA Building to 7 W. 66th Street, New York City by April 1. The sale of WBKB in Chicago to CBS for $6 million was approved by the FCC.
In 1954, AB-PT made a deal with Walt Disney to provide capital for his proposed Disneyland amusement park. For $500,000 in cash and a guarantee of $4.5 million in bank loans, AB-PT acquired a 34.48% interest in Disneyland, Inc. and secured an agreement with Walt Disney Productions to provide programs for the ABC-TV network. AB-PT's subsidiary, UPT Concessions, Inc. was enlisted to operate Tomorrowland's Space Bar and various other concession stands in Disneyland. ABC-Paramount formed a records division with Samuel H. Clark as its first president; the business was incorporated on June 1955 as Am-Par Record Corporation. In February 1956, along with Western Union, AB-PT agreed to purchase a 22% share of Technical Operations, Inc. a nucleonics, operations research and electronics company, with options to increase the share to 25%. In a related transaction, Western Union acquired a 1/3 share in Microwave Associates, allowing that AB-PT holding to purchase a site for a new plant. On December 30, 1956 a film production company, American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres Pictures was formed, with Irving H. Levin as President.
By March 1957, AB-PT's theater circuits had divested more theaters than required by the court ruling. In June, AB-PT decided to sell 90 more theaters due to declining revenue. In 1957, Microwave Associates became a publicly traded corporation. On May 1, 1957 the American Broadcasting Company Radio Network was formed as a autonomous subsidiary, with Robert E. Eastman as President. AB-PT purchased the Weeki Wachee Springs natural tourist attraction in Florida in 1959. In 1959, AB-PT acquired the Prairie Farmer agricultural publishing group (including Chicago radio station WLS, which shared a frequency with AB-PT's station WENR. In 1960, Walt Disney Productions paid $7.5 million to buy back AB-PT's share in Disneyland and obtain a release from its ABC-TV contract. In 1962, AB-PT purchased another Florida nature attraction, Silver Springs, placed it into the company's ABC Scenic & Wildlife Attractions subsidiary. American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres, Inc. assumed the name, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. on July 2, 1965.
ABCs started ABC Pictures in 1965 to produce feature films. In 1965, Clark was appointed vice-president, non-broadcasting operation of American Broadcasting Companies overseeing ABC-Paramount Records, ABC music publishing, theater operations, ABC Pictures, ABC Amusements and other operations. In April 1966, Dunhill Records was purchased. American Broadcasting Companies move from the New York Paramount Building to the ABC Building at 1330 Avenue of the Americas, in 1965, its recording subsidiary was renamed ABC Records in 1966. On December 7, 1965, Goldenson announced a merger proposal with IT&T to ABCs board; the two companies agreed to the deal on April 27, 1966. The FCC approved the merger on December 21, 1966. ITT management promised that the company would allow ABC to retain autonomy in the publishing business; the merger was suspended, a complaint was filed by the Department of Justice in July 1967, with ITT going to trial in October 1967. By May 1972, ABCs formed the ABC Leisure
Lynne Marie Stewart
Lynne Marie Stewart is an American film, stage and voice actress, best known for her performance as Miss Yvonne, the Most Beautiful Woman in Puppet Land. She originated the role in the 1981 stage show The Pee-wee Herman Show and on the CBS television show Pee-wee's Playhouse, she returned to the role in the 2010 Los Angeles stage revival and returned again to play the role in the Broadway production which opened in November 2010 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Stewart was born in California, she played several different nurses on the television series M*A*S*H. She appeared on an episode of the television series Night Court as Vanna Anders, played a variety of characters, including Squiggy's two-timing girlfriend Barbara, on Laverne & Shirley, she provided Shirley's voice in the Saturday morning cartoon Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour. Lynne got to work with Tracey Ullman in Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales for HBO and Tracey Ullman's State of the Union for Showtime. Stewart has played roles on Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Big Top Pee-wee, The Running Man, Night Stand with Dick Dietrick and Son of the Beach.
She has guest-starred on the Disney shows Austin and Ally and Good Luck Charlie in 2011. Most she has appeared in Raising Hope, Marvin Marvin, Comedy Bang! Bang!, in the 2011 film Bridesmaids. She has a recurring role as Charlie's mom on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Lynne Marie Stewart appeared on a Biography profile of her best friend Cindy Williams. Lynne got to work with her friend in 2011 at the Surflight Theatre, in New Jersey, when she appeared in the female version of The Odd Couple, starring Cindy Williams and Jo Anne Worley. Lynne Marie Stewart on IMDb Lynne Marie Stewart
Mary Sean Young is an American actress. She is best known for her performances in the films Stripes, Blade Runner, Dune, No Way Out, Wall Street and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Young was born in Louisville, daughter of Donald Young, Jr. a television producer and journalist, Lee Guthrie, a screenwriter, public relations executive, journalist. Young graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, followed by the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, she attended the School of American Ballet in New York City. Before becoming an actress, Young worked as ballet dancer. Young began her film career in 1980 in the film Jane Austen in Manhattan, followed by a role in the 1981 film Stripes, she played the female lead, alongside Harrison Ford in the classic science fiction film Blade Runner. On television in 1986, Young played the female lead opposite Lenny Von Dohlen in Under the Biltmore Clock, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's story Myra Meets His Family; the following year, she had a small role in the film Wall Street as the wife of Michael Douglas's character, Gordon Gekko.
Her role was intended to be larger, but was reduced due to clashes with Oliver Stone. One of her most prominent roles was as the lover of a ruthless Washington politician in 1987's No Way Out, alongside Kevin Costner. Other notable credits include Dune, Fatal Instinct, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend. In 1988, Young appeared in The Boost with James Woods. Woods sued her for harassing him and his then-fiancée, alleging that, in addition to other disruptive behavior, Young left a disfigured doll on his doorstep. Young claimed that Woods filed the lawsuit out of spite. Young stated, "It was a crush being turned down, that's all.... So sue me! And he did." The suit was settled out of court in 1989. Young was awarded $227,000 to cover her legal costs. Young was next cast as Vicki Vale in Tim Burton's 1989 film Batman, but during rehearsals, she broke her arm after falling off a horse and was replaced by Kim Basinger. In an unsuccessful attempt to win the role of Catwoman in the sequel Batman Returns, Young constructed a homemade Catwoman costume and attempted to contact Burton and actor Michael Keaton during production.
She appeared on The Joan Rivers Show in character as the Catwoman, campaigning for the role and making a plea to Tim Burton. Young was cast as Tess Trueheart in the 1990 movie Dick Tracy. However, she was dismissed in favor of Glenne Headly for not appearing maternal in the role. Young claimed her dismissal was punishment for her having rebuffed Warren Beatty's advances, a claim Beatty denies. In 1991, she was awarded the Worst Actress and the Worst Supporting Actress Razzies for her roles in A Kiss Before Dying, she played a supporting role in the 1994 comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. She played Helen Hyde in the 1995 comedy Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, in which she performed the first two-way footsie scene in cinema. During most of the 1990s, she resided in Sedona and her career cooled. In 1997, Young reprised her role as Rachael in the 1997 Blade Runner video game, her face was scanned and reproduced in three dimensions, one of the earliest times such technology was used in a game. Since 2001, Young has appeared in a variety of independent films and made guest appearances on television, including roles in Poor White Trash, Mockingbird Don't Sing, Sugar & Spice, Boston Public, Reno 911!.
In 2005, she spent four months in Russia filming the miniseries Yesenin, in which she portrayed the dancer Isadora Duncan. She had a small role on the CW's One Tree Hill in 2007. In late 2007, Young finished work on The Man Who Came Back and Haunted Echoes. In 2008, Young competed in the television program Gone Country 2, which included a competition in a celebrity demolition derby at the Henry County Fairgrounds in Paris, Tennessee. Young went on to win the celebrity derby heat and went on to compete against 21 professional demolition derby drivers. Young finished in fourth place. Young appeared on The Young and the Restless in June 2010 as Canadian barmaid Meggie McClain, alongside good friend Eric Braeden, she returned to the show on July 14 in a recurring role, which lasted through February 2011. In 2010, she was cast on the first season of the ABC show Skating with the Stars as a celebrity contestant who skated with professional skater Denis Petukhov, but she was the first celebrity to be eliminated.
In October 2011, Young appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. During the interview, she described how she was now looking for movie work after raising her two sons, produced a short video clip promoting her job search which Letterman played, she was subsequently cast in a film about Nikola Tesla, slated for release in 2013, titled Fragments From Olympus: The Vision of Nikola Tesla. In October 2013, Young played the role of Dr. Lucien in Star Trek: Renegades, a fan project to create a pilot for a new Star Trek series where several former Star Trek actors appeared, including Tim Russ as well as Walter Koenig, Garrett Wang and J. G. Hertzler. In June 2013, Young performed in a benefit skating event at the Ice Theater of New York. Competing in a Celebrity Skating competition against YouTube personality Michael Buckley, US Olympic Fencing silver medalist Tim Morehouse. In 2017 she again reprised her 1982 role of Rachael for Blade Runner 2049, portraying both the original
Saul Rubinek is a German-born Canadian character actor, director and playwright, known for his work in TV, stage. His first roles were in Murder Sees the Light, he had roles in notable films including Against All Odds, Oliver Stone's Wall Street, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the Academy Award-winning Western Unforgiven. Rubinek's first play, Terrible Advice premiered in September 2011, he is known for his role as Artie Nielsen in the Syfy TV series Warehouse 13. Rubinek was born in Föhrenwald, Germany, the son of Polish Jews and Israel Rubinek, a factory worker, theatre company manager, Yiddish Theatre actor, Talmudic scholar. Rubinek's parents were hidden by Polish farmers for over two years during World War II and moved to Canada in 1948. Early in his career Rubinek gained the attention of Canadian audiences when he starred as detective Benny Cooperman in two TV films, The Suicide Murders and Murder Sees the Light, which are based on books in author Howard Engel's popular series of mystery novels set in the Niagara Region of Canada.
Rubinek starred as the antagonist, in Obsessed. In another TV film, Liberace: Behind the Music, he played Seymour Heller, the long-time friend and manager of Liberace. In 1982, he played Allan in the sexually-themed romantic comedy Soup For One, directed and written by Jonathan Kaufer and produced by Marvin Worth. Rubinek appeared in Taylor Hackford's Against All Odds, Oliver Stone's Wall Street, as a lawyer, The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick, as a fun-loving rabbi, Brian De Palma's The Bonfire of the Vanities, again as a lawyer, in a lead part as a rabbi in The Quarrel, he is noted for his performance in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven as a pulp fiction writer. He had a notable role in Tony Scott's True Romance as a cocaine-addicted film producer, he co-starred 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, cast in the role, attempted 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 the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, in a two-part episode called "Heroes, Parts 1 & 2". He played Donny Douglas in several episodes of the American sitcom Frasier, he appeared, 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, he had a cameo appearance as a casino pit boss in the film Rush Hour 2. Rubinek played Alan Mintz opposite Nicolas Cage in the 2000 film The Family Man. In 2000, Rubinek played Detective Saul Panzer in The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, the series pilot for the 2001-02 A&E TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery, in which he would subsequently play the recurring role of reporter Lon Cohen. In 2005 he appeared in the short-lived American television series Blind Justice, has appeared from 2006 to 2012 in the supporting role of Hasty Hathaway in the Jesse Stone series of TV films, starring Tom Selleck.
His single-episode guest appearances during the 2000s include two 2004 episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the "Adrift" episode in the beginning of Lost's second season in 2005, the 2006 "Invincible" episode of Eureka, the 2007 episode of the TV series Masters of Horror "The Washingtonians", a 2008 episode of the TV series Psych. That same year he guest-starred as Victor Dubenich, the antagonist in the pilot episode of Leverage, reappearing in 2012 for the last two episodes of season 4. In 2013, he guest-starred in two subsequent episodes of the TV series Person of Interest. In 2005, he directed Cruel but Necessary; the following year he appeared in a supporting role in the 2009 Canadian feature comedy The Trotsky. Rubinek starred in the Syfy series Warehouse 13 as Artie Nielsen, a covert agent employed by a secretive council to recover mystical artifacts with his team; the series finale was aired on May 2014 on Syfy. His first play, Terrible Advice premiered in September 2011 at the Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre in Southwark, starring Scott Bakula, Sharon Horgan, Andy Nyman and Caroline Quentin.
1982 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, for role in film Ticket to Heaven. Jerry and Tom Club Land Bleacher Bums aka The Cheap Seats Cruel But Necessary Toronto Star biography of Saul RubinekSaul Rubinek on IMDb