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Ron Rifkin Biography

Birth Name:
Saul M. Rifkin
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Made Broadway debut in Neil Simon's Come Blow Your Horn in 1961
  • Frustrated with acting, he quit the business in the mid-1980s and went into the fashion industry with his wife
  • The coats they designed, under the Carole Little label, were sold in stores including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's and Bergdorf Goodman
  • He returned to acting a few years later
  • Frequently works with playwright Jon Robin Baitz, including the plays The Substance of Fire, Ten Unknowns and The Paris Letter
  • Narrates a number of audio books, including Lois Lowry's The Giver, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Sang Spell and Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed
  • A former marathon runner, he was forced to quit running due to bad knees


  • Herman Rifkin -- Father
  • Miriam Rifkin -- Mother
  • Iva Rifkin -- Wife