Saul Rubinek

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Saul Rubinek (born July 2, 1948 in Wolfratshausen, Upper Bavaria) is a Canadian actor, director, producer and playwright, known for his work in TV, film and the stage. Rubinek was born in Föhrenwald, Wolfratshausen, Germany, the son of Polish Jews Frania and Israel Rubinek, who was a factory worker, theater company manager, Yiddish Theatre actor, and Talmudic scholar. Rubinek's parents were hidden by 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 movies, The Suicide Murders (1985) and Murder Sees the Light (1986), which are based on books in author Howard Engel's popular series of mystery novels set in the Niagara Region of Canada. In another TV movie, Liberace: Behind the Music (1988), he played Seymour Heller, the long-time friend and manager of Liberace. Rubinek appeared in Taylor Hackford's Against All Odds (1984), Oliver Stone's Wall Street (1987) as a lawyer, and in Brian De Palma's The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), again as a lawyer, and in The Quarrel (1991).
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