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Jan Rubes

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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Born:
Jun 6, 1920 In VolynÄ›, Czechoslovakia
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the movie The Incredible Journey 1963-11-20
Latest Project:
Movie Our Fathers 2005-05-11
Known For
Poster of Class Action
Poster of Kay O'Brien
Poster of Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid
Poster of The Incredible Journey
Filmography
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 Music from Another Room Louis Klammer 1998-04-24
Movie The White Raven Markus Strand 1998-12-18
Movie Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story Far 1995-02-06
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie Roommates Bolek Krupa 1995-03-01
Movie The Birds II: Land's End Karl 1994-03-19
Movie D2: The Mighty Ducks Jan 1994-03-25
Movie On My Own The Colonel 1993-09-02
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Movie Class Action Alexander Pavel 1991-03-15
Movie Deceived Tomasz 1991-09-27
Movie Cold Front Zoubov 1990-06-09
Movie The Amityville Curse The Priest 1989-12-01
Movie Blind Fear 1989-01-01
Movie The Experts Illyich 1989-01-13
Movie Blood Relations Andreas 1988-07-01
Movie The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick Augustus Glick 1988-09-16
Movie The Kiss Gordon Tobin 1988-10-14
Movie Something About Love Unknown 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 One Magic Christmas Santa Claus 1985-11-22
Movie Witness Eli Lapp 1985-02-08
Movie Kane & Abel The Polish Consul 1985-11-17
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