Ron Rifkin - Famous Film Director

Ron Rifkin Net Worth


Ron Rifkinโ€™s net worth is estimated to be $6 million, according to recent reports. He has had a successful career in film, television, and theater, and has won a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in โ€˜Cabaretโ€™.

Key facts:

  • Ron Rifkin developed an interest in acting at a young age.
  • He made his professional debut in off-Broadway plays.
  • Rifkin's breakthrough role was in the TV series 'ER' as Dr. Carl Vucelich.
  • He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in Broadway's 'Cabaret' revival.
  • Rifkin is known for his versatility as an actor and ability to tackle complex characters.

Basic Information About Ron Rifkin

CategoryCelebrities โ€บ Actors
ProfessionsActor, Film director
Net worth$6,000,000
Date of birth1939-10-31 (84 years old)
Place of birthNew York City
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseIva Rifkin - (28 Augustย 1966 - present)
Height5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)
Social Mediaโ†—๏ธŽ Wikipedia โ†—๏ธŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Ron Rifkin win?


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Ron Rifkin awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
WIN Award - Actor in Drama SeriesNomineeAlias2005

Ron Rifkin roles

Movie / Series Role
A Star Is BornCarl
The Sum of All FearsSecretary of State Owens
JFKMr. Goldberg / Spiesel (credited on Director's Cut)
L.A. ConfidentialD.A. Ellis Loew
True Memoirs of an International AssassinAmos
The NegotiatorGrant Frost
Boiler RoomJudge Marty Davis
The WordsTimothy Epstein
Keeping the FaithLarry Friedman
The MajesticKevin Bannerman
Silent RunningMarty Barker
PulseDr. Waterson
DragonflyCharlie Dickinson
Manhattan Murder MysterySy
Husbands and WivesRain's Analyst
New AmsterdamDean Fulton / ... 7 episodes, 2018-2019
SoapDr. Kanter 3 episodes, 1978
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDefense Attorney Marvin Exley / ... 6 episodes, 2011-2014
Mary Tyler MooreEd Schroeder 1 episode, 1974
Law & OrderAlex Drakos / ... 2 episodes, 1990-1992
A Nero Wolfe MysteryAttorney Perry Helmar / ... 3 episodes, 2001
GidgetMel 1 episode, 1966
ERDr. Carl Vucelich 9 episodes, 1995-1996
BlindspotRob Donnelly 1 episode, 2018
Salvage 1Reporter Mike Flannery 1 episode, 1979
One Day at a TimeNick Handris 16 episodes, 1980-1981
Sex and the CityJulian Fisher 1 episode, 2002
ColumboLuther 1 episode, 1978
LimitlessDennis Finch 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Faerie Tale TheatreThe Squire 1 episode, 1983
SmashSelf 1 episode, 2013
The Bob Newhart ShowJeff Boggs 1 episode, 1974
The Outer LimitsDr. Martin Nodel 2 episodes, 1997-1998
KojakRick Levene 1 episode, 1975
Brothers & SistersSaul Holden 109 episodes, 2006-2011
Barnaby JonesSnipper Wilcox 1 episode, 1975
FamilyDr. Grant 1 episode, 1977
Fallen AngelsFrank Barsaly 1 episode, 1995
Medical CenterDanny Armbruster 1 episode, 1976
CannonPaul Goldberg 1 episode, 1975
American PlayhouseLeonard / ... 2 episodes, 1984-1991
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1996

Ron Rifkin's Quotes

  • (on the simplicity of his acting) I think that came over the years, watching actors I love, wondering what it is about their performance that's disturbing to me. There's a series of etchings of a bull that Picasso did. There are like 40 of them, and the first one is a very detailed drawing. The bull has its face, its body, its muscles. In the next one, there's a little piece taken off, and the next one has something else off, and finally, the last one is a line drawing, and it's as full and complete as the first one. I am attracted to spare.

Net Worth Details

Ron Rifkin is an American actor who has a net worth of $6 million, making him one of the well-established actors in the entertainment industry. With an acting career spanning over five decades, Ron has diversified his activities while venturing into different aspects of the entertainment scene. His creative and versatile nature has seen him excel in theater, film and television to remind audiences that he is still one of the best in the game.


What is Ron Rifkin Known for?

Ron Rifkin is best known for his roles in television shows such as โ€˜Brothers & Sistersโ€™ where he played Saul Holden and Arvin Sloane in โ€˜Aliasโ€™. He also made a significant impact in the film industry, bagging major roles in โ€˜The Mary Tyler Moore Hourโ€™, โ€˜One Day at a Timeโ€™, โ€˜ERโ€™, โ€˜Law & Order: Special Victims Unitโ€™, โ€˜The Sunshine Boysโ€™, โ€˜Boiler Roomโ€™, โ€˜Dragonflyโ€™ and โ€˜The Sum of All Fearsโ€™. Rifkinโ€™s expertise stretches beyond acting, heโ€™s also a reputable audiobook narrator and does voice-overs for major productions. His work with Tony Award-winning novel โ€˜The Giverโ€™ stands as one of his most iconic voice-over achievements.

Early Life and Education

Ron Rifkin was born on October 31st, 1939, in New York to a theater actor father. Before pursuing his passion for acting, Rifkin attended The Hebrew Academy of Greater Miami and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn intending to study mathematics and architecture. His thirst for adventure and undeniable aspirations towards performing arts took center stage years later after completing his undergraduate studies.



Ron started developing an interest in acting in his early years following in his fatherโ€™s footsteps and went on to perform in off-Broadway shows. He made his stage debut in 196, portraying a minor role in the โ€˜Artists and Admirers.โ€™ Ron appeared in Seventytwo Short Films About America, called The Uniform for Live from Lincoln Center which was part of PBS American Playhouse. He rose to fame when he played Saul Holden on โ€˜Brothers & Sistersโ€™ and Arvin Sloane on โ€˜Aliasโ€™.

Career Breakthrough

The multitalented actor got his breakthrough after landing a recurring role in the popular series โ€˜ERโ€™ in the 199s. His portrayal as Dr. Carl Vucelich was excellent on the medical drama, earning him widespread prominence. He also appeared in other movies and TV series such as โ€˜The Devilโ€™s Daughterโ€™; a horror movie where he portrayed the husband and was identified as an excellent actor by critics.

Success in Film and Television

Over the years, Rifkin continued to make successful appearances on various film and TV projects. In 1997, he was cast on L.A Confidential, a movie that was well received and quadrupled hype for the fans. His breakthrough role as an intelligent, learned villain on Alias was highly praised by critics who called him a scene stealer.

Theater Career

In addition to his successful TV appearances, Rifkin has a thriving theater career. In 1998, he played Herr Schultz on Broadway in the musical โ€˜Cabaret,โ€™ a show that went on to earn him a coveted and reputable Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. His theater career highlights continued with roles in every conceivable theatrical genre including โ€˜Blood Weddingโ€™ by Lorca and numerous other mainstream productions.

Later Career and Current Work

Rifkin has continued impressing in his art. Over the years, his involvement in film, television, and theatre has been nothing but impressive. He was awarded The Gold Adelaide Soloflex Entertainment Award during Chlotrudis Awards for independent cinema in 2002 and was in a successful breakout drama โ€˜Brothers and Sistersโ€™ when he was grandly heralded for portraying family patriarch Saul Holden.

Contemplating Roger Michellโ€™s films portrays life in all its complexity. With Rifkin at the forefront, the producer gains immense experience and advantage having their movie receive great reviews and audience approval. The actor has also lent his voice to animation series including โ€˜The Simpsosnsโ€™, โ€˜Ben 10โ€™ among others.

Personal Life and Interests

Rifkin married his fashion designer wife, Iva Rifkin, in 1966. They live a very private life away from paparazzi. In his free time, Ron enjoys playing tennis and golf. Heโ€™s also active militarily as he grapples on the donation platform for charity initiatives to help underprivileged people.

Hamptons Mansion

In 2018, Ron and Jon Robin Baitz, the creator of โ€˜Brothers & Sisters,โ€™ listed a mansion which they had lived together with their family for many years when not residing in NYC. The mansion was listed for $3.5 million and is located in Water Mill, New York.


His work as an actor over the years has not gone unnoticed. He has won several nominations as various award shows for his magnificent portrayals on several TV shows such as the Emmy Awards and Tony Awards back from his performance in Cabaret.

Other notable mentions include his philanthropic achievements where heโ€™s actively involved in charity and pursues efforts to support arts education in schools. Rifkinโ€™s voice-over on Lois Lowryโ€™s โ€˜The Giverโ€™ is regarded as one of his significant assignments.


Ron Rifkinโ€™s career has spanned over five decades, and he continues to gracefully navigate within the entertainment world. His contributions to the film, TV, and theaters as an actor remain an integral part of his vast resume. He stands as a friendly reminder that good health and great talent can go a long way in establishing yourself as one of the entertainmentโ€™s biggest assets.

Interesting Facts about Ron Rifkin

  1. He won a Tony in 1998 for a featured role in "Cabaret".
  2. Appeared in two movies in 2002 with animals for titles, Tadpole (2002) and Dragonfly (2002). Coincidentally, he'd previously appeared in the film Wolf (1994) as well.
  3. Appeared with wife Iva Rifkin in The Sting II (1983).
  4. Won Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for a revival "Cabaret."
  5. Godfather of Eve Kagan.
  6. Is very close friends with Sarah Jessica Parker and Stephen Collins.
  7. He is sometimes confused with actor Joel Grey and vica versa. Due to this, Grey guest-starred on Alias (2001) as a man brainwashed into thinking he was the evil terrorist-spy Arvin Sloane, who was played by Rifkin.
  8. Older brother of Arnold Rifkin.
  9. He was awarded the 1993 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "The Substance of Fire" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
  10. As of 2019, he has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: JFK (1991), L.A. Confidential (1997) and A Star Is Born (2018). All three were Warner Bros. productions.

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