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Saul Rubinek Wows In SyFy's Warehouse 13

Saul Rubinek is perfectly cast as the mysterious Artie Nielsen on SyFy's Warehouse 13.  Saul is a highly respected actor with a long list of credits.

Saul Rubinek was born in a refugee camp in Germany after WW II where his father ran a Yiddish Repertory Theatre company. Saul started his professional career as a child actor in theatre and radio in Canada.

He was a member of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival Company in Stratford, Ontario and later was a co-founder, actor and director of Theatre Le Hibou, Theatre Passe-Muraille, and Toronto Free Theatre.

(Pictured: Saul Rubinek as Artie Nelsen -WAREHOUSE 13 - SCI FI Channel Photo: Philippe Bosse - All Rights Reserved).

Rubinek started working in the U.S. in the late ‘70s as an actor at the Public Theatre in New York, and he divided his time between theatres in both countries for several years.

He got his early training in film and television as an actor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and he continues to work as a producer, writer, and actor for Canadian independent features.

He has been nominated for awards for his work in stage, radio, television and film, winning DramaLogue awards for his portrayal of Touchstone in Des McAnuff's production of "As You Like It" and for directing Rick Cleveland's "Jerry and Tom" at Los Angeles Met Theatre in '94.

He also won a supporting actor Genie award for his work in Ralph Thomas' Canadian feature "Ticket to Heaven."

Rubinek has been featured in such films including: "I Love Trouble," "The Singing Detective," "The Contender," "Family Man," "Nixon," "True Romance," "Unforgiven," "Man Trouble," "Against All Odds," "Bonfire of the Vanities" and "Wall Street."

(Pictured: Saul Rubinek as Artie Nelsen -WAREHOUSE 13 - SCI FI Channel Photo: Philippe Bosse - All Rights Reserved).

Rubinek's work on U.S television spans three decades. Some of his American television work includes: two seasons as a semi-regular on "Frasier"; Showtime's award-winning "Hiroshima" and HBO's award-winning drama "And The Band Played On."

He also had recurring roles on Steven Bochco's ABC series "Blind Justice," A & E's "Nero Wolf" starring Tim Hutton, "Once & Again" and "The Equalizer."

His guest-starring roles include appearances on "Eureka," "Psych," "The Practice," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "The Outer Limits" and "Lost."

He played Jackie Gleason's manager in the CBS biopic "Gleason" starring Brad Garrett and network president Fred Silverman in NBC's "Growin' Up Different." He was also featured in TNT's "And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself" starring Antonio Banderas.

Most recently, he was a major guest star on the TNT pilot "Leverage" opposite Tim Hutton. He has also had supporting roles opposite Tom Selleck in two CBS movies for television, "Jesse Stone: Sea Change" and "Jesse Stone: Night Passage."

(Pictured: Saul Rubinek as Artie Nelsen -WAREHOUSE 13 - SCI FI Channel Photo: Philippe Bosse - All Rights Reserved).

In 1997, Rubinek directed his first feature - based on the play he previously directed - "Jerry and Tom," by Rick Cleveland. He also was producer on the film along with his wife, Elinor Reid. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival was an official entry in competition at Sundance in 1998.

He also directed "Club Land" for Showtime, starring Alan Alda and Steven Weber. In 2002, also for Showtime, he directed "Bleacher Bums," a film adaptation of the popular play about the Chicago Cubs fans at Wrigley Field.

(Pictured: Saul Rubinek as Artie Nelsen -WAREHOUSE 13 - SCI FI Channel Photo: Justin Stephens - All Rights Reserved).

In 2006, Rubinek directed, and together with Elinor Reid, produced the independent feature "Cruel But Necessary," which has been seen in major festivals in North America.

Penguin Books published Rubinek's non-fiction book, "So Many Miracles," an account of his parents' survival growing up in Poland during World War II. Rubinek also wrote and produced an award-winning documentary of the same title for CBC and PBS, which chronicled his parents' reunion with the people who saved their lives during the Holocaust.

Saul Rubinek and his wife, Elinor Reid, live in Los Angeles with their children, Sam and Hannah.

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