Artie Nielsen

Saul Rubinek
Artie is a long-time Secret Service Agent who is in charge of Warehouse 13. Enthusiastic about his work, and made a bit "eccentric" by his long tenure in the isolated warehouse, Artie is happy to have fellow agents join him in the pursuit of objects that "threaten to ruin the world's day." While no one person can be said to fully understand all the mysteries residing in the warehouse, Artie comes the closest, and has mastered the use of artifacts like Philo Farnsworth's communications device and Thomas Edison's electric car. The depths of his knowledge about Warehouse 13's contents have yet to be fully explored. He also bakes a mean cookie.

About Saul Rubinek

Saul Rubinek was born in post-WWII Germany, and started his professional career as a child actor in theatre and radio in Canada. He got his early training in film and television as an actor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and his work on U.S. television spans three decades. Some of his American credits include two seasons as a semi-regular on Frasier; Showtime's award-winning Hiroshima and HBO's award-winning drama And The Band Played On. He also had recurring roles on Steven Bochco's ABC series Blind Justice, A & E's Nero Wolf starring Tim Hutton, Once & Again and The Equalizer. His guest-starring roles include appearances on EurekaPsychThe PracticeCurb Your EnthusiasmStar Trek: The Next GenerationThe Outer Limits and Lost. He was also featured in TNT's And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself starring Antonio Banderas.

Rubinek has been featured in such films as I Love TroubleThe Singing Detective, The ContenderFamily ManNixonTrue RomanceUnforgivenMan TroubleAgainst All OddsBonfire of the Vanities and Wall Street. In 1997, he directed his first feature, Jerry and Tom, by Rick Cleveland. He also directed Club Land, starring Alan Alda and Steven Weber, and 2002's Bleacher Bums, both for Showtime. In 2006, Rubinek directed, and together with Elinor Reid, produced the independent feature Cruel But Necessary, which has been seen in major festivals in North America.