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 Eureka, Psych, The Practice, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The 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 Trouble, The Singing Detective, The Contender, Family Man, Nixon, True Romance, Unforgiven, Man Trouble, Against All Odds, Bonfire 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.