Born in a German refugee camp, actor Saul Rubinek was raised in Canada, where he began his career. After several years of activity with the Toronto Free Theater, the versatile Rubinek headed for New York, where he worked in repertory and on Broadway. Rubinek's performance as the best friend of religious cult member Nick Mancuso in the little-seen Ticket to Heaven (1981) was a critical coup for the actor, though most mainstream filmgoers ignored the film. A reliable presence in such meaty supporting roles as the Ned Buntline-ish dime novelist in The Unforgiven (1994), Rubinek was equally believable in the starring role of a neurotic, love-hungry Jewish New Yorker in Soup for One (1982). TV credits for Rubinek include the 1989 Diner-style series Men, and the made-for-cable Randy Shilts biopic And the Band Played On (1993).