Ron Rifkin Spotted Outside Water Mill Post Office on Saturday

Ron Rifkin and wife Iva Rifkin
Ron and Iva Rifkin at Bay Street Theatre, Photo: Barry Gordin

Actor and Hamptons regular Ron Rifkin was spotted—signature round specs and all—leaving the Water Mill Post Office shortly before its 1 p.m. closing on Saturday, February 15.

Was the Brothers & Sisters and Alias star enjoying the East End for Valentine’s Day on Friday? Maybe researching an upcoming role on ABC’s Revenge?

The 74-year-old actor is no stranger to the South Fork, especially strolling around Sag Harbor, the village where Rifkin received early critical acclaim for his role as Kenneth Hoyle in Bay Street Theatre’s 1992 production of ”Three Hotels,” and as Isaac Geldhart in the theater’s brief run of Jon Robin Baitz‘s The Substance of Fire, which earned him Best Actor kudos at the OBIE and Drama Desk awards. He also starred as Geldhart, alongside fellow Hamptonite Sarah Jessica Parker (as Geldhart daughter)  in a 1997 film adaptation of the play.

Rifkin has also been known to frequent Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton and, of course, let’s not forget his definitive “Hamptons” role as Eli Garfield in the 1995 film Last Summer in the Hamptons—shot entirely in East Hampton.

The actor’s East End home is designed by renowned architect and artist Jack Ceglic, and he’s been seen in the company of other Hamptons stars, including his Alias costar Bradley CooperJoy Behar and his local theatrical doppelganger Bob Balaban (it’s really just the glasses, no?), among many others.

It’s good to see he’s not just a fair weather friend to these parts…

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