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Jan Rubeš

Born in Czechoslovakia. After graduating in 1945 from the Conservatory of Music in Prague, Jan Rubes went on to join the Prague Opera House as their youngest basso singer. He also performed at the Pilsen Opera House in leading roles in his early years. By 1948, he was chosen to represent Czechoslovakia at the International Music Festival held in Geneva and won first prize in his category. He emigrated to Canada on New Year's Eve 1948 with hopes of creating a greater musical career. As a member of the Canadian Opera Company, he achieved recognition for his roles, as Boris in "Boris Godunov", Schigolch in "Lulu" and as Mephisto in "Faust". As well, he served as the company's director of touring and program development. Branching out into radio and, eventually, TV, he wrote and hosted from 1975-83 TVOntario's "Guess What?" and acted in many TV dramas, later receiving the Earle Grey Award for lifetime work in Canadian television.

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Jun 6, 1920 In Volyně, Czechoslovakia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Incredible Journey 1963-11-20
Latest Project:
Movie Our Fathers 2005-05-11
Known For
Poster of Stargate SG-1
Poster of D2: The Mighty Ducks
Poster of The X-Files
Poster of The Incredible Journey
Movie Our Fathers Pope John Paul 2005-05-11
Movie Daniel and the Superdogs The Colonel 2004-10-27
Movie Anthrax Arthur Kowalski 2001-01-01
Movie Believe Jason Stiles 2000-03-22
Movie The Christmas Secret Andree 2000-12-12
Movie Snow Falling on Cedars Ole Jurgensen 1999-12-22
Movie The White Raven Markus Strand 1998-12-18
Movie Flood: A River's Rampage Jacob Gunderson 1998-01-01
Movie Music from Another Room Louis Klammer 1998-04-24
Series Stargate SG-1 Nicholas Ballard 1997-07-27
Series The Third Twin 1997-11-09
Movie Never Too Late Joseph 1996-08-26
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story Far 1995-01-23
Movie Roommates Bolek Krupa 1995-03-03
Movie D2: The Mighty Ducks Jan 1994-03-25
Movie The Birds II: Land's End Karl 1994-03-19
Series ER Mr. Duzak 1994-09-19
Series Due South Dr. Mort Gustafson 1994-09-22
Movie Lamb Chop in the Haunted Studio Phantom 1994-10-21
Movie On My Own The Colonel 1993-09-02
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Series By Way of the Stars Hausierer Nathan 1992-12-26
Movie Class Action Alexander Pavel 1991-03-15
Movie Deceived Tomasz 1991-09-27
Movie Descending Angel Bishop Dancu 1990-11-25
Movie The Amityville Curse The Priest 1990-05-07
Movie Courage Mountain Grandfather 1990-02-14
Movie Cold Front Zoubov 1990-06-09
Movie Blind Fear Lasky 1989-01-01
Movie The Experts Illyich 1989-01-13
Movie The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick Augustus Glick 1988-09-16
Series War of the Worlds Dr. Von Deer 1988-10-07
Movie Blood Relations Andreas 1988-07-01
Movie The Kiss Gordon Tobin 1988-10-14
Movie Something About Love 1988-12-09
Movie Dead of Winter Dr. Joseph Lewis 1987-02-06
Series Kay O'Brien 1986-09-26
Movie The Marriage Bed Max Ehrlich 1986-12-22
Movie Witness Eli Lapp 1985-02-08
Movie Murder in Space Gregory Denarenko 1985-01-01
Series Kane & Abel The Polish Consul 1985-11-17
Movie One Magic Christmas Santa Claus 1985-11-22
Movie Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid Psychiatrist 1981-09-19
Movie The Amateur Kaplan 1981-12-11
Movie Deadly Harvest Swenson 1977-08-21
Movie The Incredible Journey Carl Nurmi 1963-11-20