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Phil Rubenstein
Philip Martin Rubenstein

(1940-08-03)August 3, 1940
DiedJune 26, 1992(1992-06-26) (aged 51)
Occupation(s)Film and television actor
Years active1976–1992
SpouseJoan Rubenstein

Philip Martin Rubenstein (August 3, 1940 – June 26, 1992) was an American film and television actor. He was known for playing the role of Frank Falzone in the American sitcom television series Working Stiffs . [1]


Born in The Bronx, New York City. Rubenstein guest-starred in numerous television programs including Barney Miller , Taxi , Remington Steele , The Jeffersons , Archie Bunker's Place , ALF , Who's the Boss? , Hill Street Blues and Silver Spoons . He also appeared in films such as Mannequin , My Mom's a Werewolf , Tango & Cash , They Call Me Bruce? , RoboCop 2 , Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Back to School .

Rubenstein died in June 1992 of heart failure in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 51. [2]



1976Dark SundayLieutenant Untz
1977 Contract on Cherry Street Deli ClarkTV movie
1979 The Rose Pot Belly
1980 Love in a Taxi Mel
1981 Force: Five
1981A Small KillingMan in Theater
1982 The Last American Virgin Gino
1982 They Call Me Bruce? Vito Brazzi
1983 Cracking Up Airport Security Guard
1983A Girl's LifeBlind Dirty-Old-ManTV movie
1984 Kidco Mel Sloman
1984Getting PhysicalMauryTV movie
1984 Gone Are the Dayes Brother No. 2TV movie
1984 Rhinestone Maurie
1984100 Centre StreetTV movie
1984Ghost WarriorDetective Carlysle
1985 The Boys Next Door Gutfield
1986 Hollywood Vice Squad Detective
1986 Back to School Executive No. 1
1986Intimate EncountersHaroldTV movie
1986Can You Feel Me Dancing EddieTV movie
1986 Inside Out Marty
1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1st Garbageman
1986 Body Slam Tom McMillan
1987 Dutch Treat M.C. on Ship
1987 Mannequin Mannequin Factory Boss
1988 Frank Nitti: The Enforcer TV movie
1988Home FreeDominicTV movie
1988 Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Director
1988Crossing the MobTV movie
1989 My Mom's a Werewolf Malcolm Macafee
1989 The Runnin' Kind Burt
1989 Tango & Cash Assistant Warden Matt Sokowski
1990 RoboCop 2 Poulos
1991 Another You Al
1992Illicit BehaviorCapt. Brooks
1993Heaven!Big Mobster


1976 Kojak Charlie2 episodes
1979 Working Stiffs Frank Falzone3 episodes
1979 The White Shadow School Doctor1 episode
1979 Taxi Wayne Hubbard1 episode
1980–1986 Trapper John, M.D. First Patient2 episodes
1980 The Incredible Hulk Fats1 episode
1981 Barney Miller Roy Griswold1 episode
1981–1985 The Jeffersons Lou/Cap Scanlon2 episodes
1982 Gimme a Break! Captain Luchesi/Philly2 episodes
1982Cassie & Co.Howie Schwartz1 episode
1982 No Soap, Radio Rico1 episode
1982 T.J. Hooker Axel Shiff1 episode
1982 Gavilan Angelo1 episode
1983 Archie Bunker's Place Ray Morelli1 episode
1983 Remington Steele Leo Blitzman1 episode
1983–1984 Hill Street Blues Ben/Lewis Burke/Salad Bar Guy3 episodes
1983 At Ease Leon Boyle1 episode
1984 We Got It Made Nathan1 episode
1984–1986 Silver Spoons Trout/Mr. Chicken2 episodes
1984 Airwolf Edward Stoner1 episode
1984–1988 Night Court Philip Falcone/Mario2 episodes
1984 Dreams 1 episode
1985 Knight Rider Joe1 episode
1985 Riptide Sidney Harnack1 episode
1985 Sara Delivery Man1 episode
1985 Street Hawk Abe1 episode
1985 Crazy Like a Fox 1 episode
1985–1987 Highway to Heaven Lieutenant Yablonsky/Fatso Kessler2 episodes
1985 Moonlighting Sloan/Mike Bigelow2 episodes
1985 George Burns Comedy Week 1 episode
1985 Hunter Tito Constantine1 episode
1986 The Redd Foxx Show Barnie1 episode
1986–1987 Who's the Boss? The Dealer/Phil2 episodes
1986 Hardcastle and McCormick Horace Munson1 episode
1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Sandwich Shop Owner1 episode
1986Comedy FactoryMrs. Vaughn1 episode
1986 The Golden Girls The Exterminator1 episode
1986 One Big Family Mr. Spangler1 episode
1986 Murder, She Wrote Deli Clerk1 episode
1987 Newhart Phil1 episode
1987 The New Mike Hammer Dan Bartholomew1 episode
1987 Rags to Riches Miles Parnell1 episode
1987 ALF Customer at Garage Sale1 episode
1987Me and Mrs. CDoctor1 episode
1988 CBS Summer Playhouse Chris Reo1 episode
1989 L.A. Law Nate Greenberg1 episode
1989 Webster Sal1 episode
1989 Mama's Family 'Settlement' Sam Travis1 episode
1990 Santa Barbara Lounge Manager1 episode
1990 The New Dragnet Mike Bowers1 episode
1990 Hull High 1 episode
1991–1992 Drexell's Class Powell2 episodes

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  1. Irvin, Richard (2016). Forgotten Laughs: An Episode Guide to 150 TV Sitcoms You Probably Never Saw. Smashwords Edition. p. 441. ISBN   9781370585878 via Google Books.
  2. "Phil Rubenstein; Actor Had More Than 100 TV, Film Roles". Los Angeles Times . July 11, 1992. Retrieved April 28, 2021.