Rube, the leader of this team of grim reapers, could easily be your favorite uncle as he comes across as a kindly gentleman with a desire to help others. He is George's new boss and he is helping to guide her in the tentative first steps into her new afterlife and job position.
Mandy Patinkin's career successfully encompasses stage, music, film and television. His feature film credits include "Yentl," "Ragtime," "The Princess Bride," "Piņero," "Lulu on the Bridge," "Men with Guns," "True Colors," "Daniel," "Squanto: A Warrior's Tale," "Alien Nation" and "Dick Tracy."
On television, Patinkin has appeared in the telefilms "Everything That Rises," "The Hunchback," "Broken Glass" and the SHOWTIME Original Picture STRANGE JUSTICE. He won a 1995 Emmy® Award for his critically acclaimed performance in the CBS series "Chicago Hope."
Patinkin's extensive stage credits include "The Secret Garden" and "Sunday in the Park with George," both of which earned him Tony Award nominations. Patinkin won a Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical for his 1980 Broadway debut as Che in "Evita." Other stage credits include "The Wild Party," "The Winter's Tale," "The Knife," "Henry IV, Part I," "Leave It to Beaver is Dead," "Rebel Women," "Hamlet," "The Shadow Box," "The Split" and "Savages."
In 1989, Patinkin began his concert career at Joseph Papp's Public Theater after releasing his first solo album, entitled Mandy Patinkin. Since then, he has continued to tour extensively, appearing to sold-out audiences in the United States, Canada and London.
His other albums include Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual, Experiment, Oscar & Steve, Leonard Bernstein's New York, Kidult and Mamaloshen (a collection of traditional, classic and contemporary songs sung entirely in Yiddish). Patinkin recently released his new CD, Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim.