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John Arthur Rubinstein (born December 8, 1946; age 77) portrayed Alex, the Secretary of State during Season 2 of 24. He is an accomplished composer, and has almost 150 acting credits.

Biography and career[]

John Rubinstein was born in Los Angeles, California to Polish parents. His father was pianist Arthur Rubinstein, and his mother was a dancer and writer. John attended Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut, and later graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1967.

Shortly after graduating, Rubinstein started appearing in TV shows like Dragnet, Ironside, and Mod Squad. He also made his Broadway acting debut in 1972 and received a Theater World Award for creating the title role in the musical Pippin, directed by Bob Fosse. He has continued to mix his work in TV, film, and theater.

Other TV shows in which Rubinstein has appeared are Wonder Woman, ER (with Eriq La Salle), The Practice (with Pat Healy), The Guardian (with Evan Handler), NCIS (with Pauley Perrette and Alan Dale), Star Trek: Enterprise (with Connor Trinneer), Numb3rs (with Navi Rawat and Peter MacNicol), Desperate Housewives (with Ricardo Chavira, Doug Savant, and Jeffrey Nordling), The Mentalist (with Henry Ian Cusick and Mary Lynn Rajskub), and Perception (with Arjay Smith and Rick Ravanello).

Rubinstein has also appeared in films like Journey to Shiloh, Another Stakeout, Red Dragon, 21 Grams, and Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (with Esai Morales, Patrick Fabian, Paul McCrane, D.B. Sweeney, and Ray Wise).

24 credits[]

Selected filmography[]

  • The Atticus Institute (2015)
  • Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)
  • Jekyll (2007)
  • 21 Grams (2003)
  • Red Dragon (2002)

Television appearances

  • AJ and the Queen (2020)
  • The Orville (2019)
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
  • Dear White People (2017)
  • This Is Us (2016-2017)
  • Perception (2014-2015)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006, 2013)
  • Desperate Housewives (2009-2012)
  • NCIS (2003)
  • Angel (2001-2002)
  • NYPD Blue (1994)

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