Rip Torn

Rip Torn

Age
86
Birthday
Feb. 6th, 1931
Born in
Temple, Texas
Height
5' 10

Rip Torn's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Larry Sanders Show TV Show
The Larry Sanders Show
Ghost Stories TV Show
Ghost Stories
Extreme Dodgeball TV Show
Extreme Dodgeball
Dream West TV Show
Dream West
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn (born February 6, 1931), is an American actor of stage, screen and television.
Torn received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1983 film Cross Creek. His work includes the role of Artie, the producer, on The Larry Sanders Show, for which he was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning in 1996. Torn also won an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male in a Series, and two CableACE Awards for his work on the show, and was nominated for a Satellite Award in 1997 as well.
Early life Torn was born Elmore Rudolph Torn (his middle name was later changed) in Temple, Texas, the son of Thelma Mary (née Spacek) and Elmore Rual Torn, an agriculturalist and economist.[1][2] Being given the name "Rip" is a family tradition of men in the Torn family for several generations.[3] He was a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.



TRIVIA:
  • Cousin of 'Sissy Spacek' (qv).
  • Father of 'Tony Torn' (qv), 'John Torn' (qv), 'Angelica Torn' (qv) and 'Danae Torn' (qv).
  • Is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
  • Grew up in Texas.
  • Attended the Republican National Convention in New York in 2004.
  • First cousin once removed of actresses 'Schuyler Fisk' (qv) and 'Madison Fisk' (qv).
  • In 1997, he appeared in Men in Black and Hercules. In Men in Black, he plays Zed, the head of the MIB agency. Also in that film, Tommy Lee Jones's character, Kay, is swallowed by a giant cockroach, and escapes by blowing the creature up from the inside. In Hercules, he plays Zeus, chief of the gods. In that film, Hercules is swallowed by the Hydra, and escapes by cutting the creature's head off from inside.
  • Was a close friend of actor 'George Peppard' (qv).


Related sites for this celeb
» IMDB
» BuddyTV
» TVGuide
» AceShowbiz
» Celebrity-Mania
» Zap2it.com
You are successfully logged out.
login
[close]

ShareTV Login

Username
Password
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Create Account

Username
Password
Verify Password
EMAIL

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Forgot Your Password?

EMAIL
Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.