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Also Known As: Abe Benrubi, Abraham Rubin Hercules Benrubi Died:
Born: October 4, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bloomington, Indiana, USA Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

At 6'7", the broad-shouldered, imposing Abraham Benrubi might be a candidate to play henchmen or gentle giants but his innate intelligence has allowed him to avoid such typecasting. He is perhaps best known for his three season (1994-97) recurring role as the quick with a quip emergency room admissions clerk Jerry Markovic on the hit NBC medical series "ER". In 1997, Benrubi landed the co-starring role as a member of a team of scientists who can enter people's dreams and squelch their demons in the short-lived NBC series "Sleepwalkers".

At 6'7", the broad-shouldered, imposing Abraham Benrubi might be a candidate to play henchmen or gentle giants but his innate intelligence has allowed him to avoid such typecasting. He is perhaps best known for his three season (1994-97) recurring role as the quick with a quip emergency room admissions clerk Jerry Markovic on the hit NBC medical series "ER". In 1997, Benrubi landed the co-starring role as a member of a team of scientists who can enter people's dreams and squelch their demons in the short-lived NBC series "Sleepwalkers".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Calvin Marshall (2010)
4.
 Charlotte's Web (2006)
6.
 Without a Paddle (2004) Dennis
7.
 Open Range (2003) Mose Harrison
8.
 ZigZag (2002) Hector
9.
 The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) Young man
10.
 Under Oath (2000)
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Milestones close milestones

1988:
Earned SAG card appearing in "Diving In", an indpendent movie filmed in Indianapolis (film released in 1991)
1989:
Moved to Los Angeles
1990:
Played campus bully on "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" (Fox)
1992:
Played Young Dan Connor on episode of "Roseanne" (ABC)
1994:
Had recurring role as admissions clerk Jerry Markovic on the hit NBC drama "ER"
1996:
Played small supporting role in "Twister"
1997:
Had regular role on NBC series "Sleepwalker"
1997:
Co-starred in "George of the Jungle"
1998:
Voiced the character Serge in "The Rugrats Movie"
2001:
Was cast in the Coen brother's comedy "The Man Who Wasn't There"
2003:
Breakout role in the western feature "Open Range," which was directed by Kevin Costner
2004:
Cast in the comedy "Without a Paddle"
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Notes

"I'm an actor because I'm an escapist. No pretenses of 'art'." --Benrubi quoted in PEOPLE, July 21, 1997

". . . Benrubi attributes his good fortune in part to the fact that, in Hollywood, size matters. 'In show business being big is an advantage,' he says estimating that there are no more than 20 similarly oversized actors in Tinseltown. 'The lack of competition is great.'" --From PEOPLE, July 21, 1997

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Kirsten Holly Smith. Production assistant. Met during filming of "Twister"; separated January 1997.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Asher Benrubi. Disc jockey. Divorced from Benrubi's mother; of Greek descent.
mother:
Patricia Benrubi. Divorced from Benrubi's father.

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