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Christian Rub

Christian Rub (April 13, 1886 – April 14, 1956) was an Austrian-born American character actor known for his work in films of the late 1910s to the early 1950s, and was featured in more than 100 movies.

He was born in Graz, in the Austrian Empire. His first appearance was in the 1919 movie The Belle of New York. Rub was the visual basis and voice of Mister Geppetto in the animated Disney film Pinocchio (1940), Rub appeared in his last movie, Something for the Birds, as Leo. He died in Santa Barbara, California just one day after his 70th birthday.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1886 (Passau), Died 1956 (Santa Barbara)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-042394 10-in. 1/22/1940 Little wooden head Geppetto Dubbed recording from film: Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rub, Christian," accessed December 5, 2021,

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"Rub, Christian." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 December 2021.

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