Phil Rubenstein

Phil Rubenstein

American actor
Date of Birth: 03.08.1940
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Phil Rubenstein
  2. Early Life
  3. Career

Biography of Phil Rubenstein

Early Life

Phil Rubenstein was born on August 3, 1940 in The Bronx, New York. He began his acting career in Hollywood and quickly established himself as a talented actor.


Rubenstein made his debut in the thriller film "Dark Sunday" in 1976. He then appeared in an episode of the TV series "Kojak" alongside Robert Picardo, who later starred in "Star Trek: Voyager". Rubenstein and Picardo worked together again in an episode of the series "Hardcastle and McCormick" in 1986. They also appeared together in the comedy film "Back to School" with Adrienne Barbeau, Terry Farrell, Sally Kellerman, and Michael McGrady.

In 1977, Rubenstein played a clerk in the TV thriller "Contract on Cherry Street" with Michael Nouri and Tucker Smallwood. He went on to appear in various television series and films, including "Working Stiffs", "The White Shadow", and an episode of "Taxi" with Christopher Lloyd and Dick Miller.

Rubenstein's first major studio project was the musical drama film "The Rose" in 1979, where he acted alongside Jonathan Banks. He also appeared in episodes of "Incredible Hulk" and "Trapper John, M.D." in the same year. He continued to work on various TV shows and films, including "Getting Physical" and "Gone Are the Days" in 1984.

In the 1980s, Rubenstein became a frequent guest star in popular television series such as "Cassie & Co", "Gimme a Break!", "Remington Steele", "Airwolf", "Crazy Like a Fox", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King", "Comedy Factory", "Murder, She Wrote", and "L.A. Law" with Raye Birk. He played the role of Harold in Ivan Nagy's TV drama "Intimate Encounters" in 1986, alongside Clyde Kusatsu. In 1988, Rubenstein appeared in the TV crime dramas "Frank Nitti: The Enforcer" and "Crossing the Mob".

Rubenstein had small roles in the comedy film "The Last American Virgin" in 1982, the comedy film "Kidco" in 1984, and the musical comedy film "Rhinestone". He also played a supporting role in the independent thriller film "The Boys Next Door" in 1985. In 1987, he appeared in the musical comedy film "Body Slam" and played a factory boss in the comedy film "Mannequin". Rubenstein was invited to join the cast of the cult comedy horror film "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" in 1988, starring Cassandra Peterson and William Morgan Sheppard.

Rubenstein's most notable role was in Maurice Phillips' comedy film "Another You" in 1991. He ended his career with appearances in the final episode of the sitcom "Drexell's Class" and the action short film "Heaven!". Sadly, Rubenstein passed away from a heart attack on June 26, 1992, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 51.