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Rip Torn

1931-02-06 Temple, Texas, USA

Image of Rip Torn


Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr. (February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019) was an American actor whose career spanned more than 60 years. He was best known for his roles as Zed in the Men in Black franchise (1997-2002) and Patches O'Houlihan in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). 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.


Men in Black 3 Large-Headed Alien at Funeral (uncredited) 2012-05-23
Norman Mailer: The American Self 2012-05-18
National Lampoon's The Legend of Awesomest Maximus King Looney 2011-08-05
The Afterlight Carl 2009-10-10
Happy Tears Joe 2009-10-16
American Cowslip Trevor O'Hart 2009-07-24
Lucky Days Bobo 2008-04-25
August David Sterling 2008-05-16
The Golden Boys Capt. Jeremiah Burgess 2008-12-11
Turn the River Quinette 2008-05-09
Bee Movie Lou Lo Duca (voice) 2007-10-28
Three Days to Vegas Joe Wallace 2007-02-02
The Making of Marie Antoinette Self 2007-07-02
The Making Of 'The Larry Sanders Show' Arthur 2007-04-17
Marie Antoinette Louis XV 2006-05-24
Zoom Larraby 2006-08-11
Sweet Bird of Youth: Chasing Time Self 2006-05-02
The Sisters Dr. Chebrin 2005-04-23
Forty Shades of Blue Alan James 2005-12-07
Yours, Mine & Ours Commandant Sherman 2005-11-23
Eulogy Edmund Collins 2004-10-15
Welcome to Mooseport Bert Langdon 2004-02-24
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Patches O'Houlihan 2004-06-18
Love Object Novak 2004-02-13
Maniac Magee George McNab 2003-02-23
Rolling Kansas Oldman 2003-01-24
Men in Black II Chief Zed 2002-07-03
Freddy Got Fingered Jim Brody 2001-04-20
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Self 2000-09-27
Wonder Boys Q 2000-02-22
A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle Detective Manny Garett 2000-02-09
Balloon Farm Harvey Potter 1999-03-28
Seasons of Love Spence Vitt 1999-03-07
The Insider John Scanlon 1999-10-28
The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery Royce 1999-07-21
Passing Glory Father Robert Grant 1999-02-21
Senseless Randall Tyson 1998-02-20
Trial and Error Benny Gibbs 1997-05-30
Men in Black Chief Zed 1997-07-02
Hercules Zeus (voice) 1997-06-13
Down Periscope Admiral Winslow 1996-03-01
The Hindenburg Narrator 1996-09-24
How to Make an American Quilt Arthur 1995-10-06
Letter to My Killer 1995-08-09
She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal Adm. Snyder 1995-05-22
Canadian Bacon General Dick Panzer 1995-06-08
Heart of a Child Dr. Leonard Bailey 1994-05-09
Where the Rivers Flow North Noel Lord 1993-06-14
RoboCop 3 The CEO 1993-01-21
Beyond the Law Deputy Prescott 1993-04-22
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster Admiral Paul Yost - Presidential Delegation 1992-09-13
Fires of Kuwait Narrator (voice) 1992-06-09
A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story Bill Morgan 1992-11-29
T Bone N Weasel Happy Sam 1992-11-02
My Son Johnny Brian Stansbury 1991-11-10
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind Captain Jack Parsons 1991-01-01
Death Falls Dub Farley 1991-01-01
Defending Your Life Bob Diamond 1991-03-22
Dolly Dearest Karl Resnick 1991-09-01
Kojak: None So Blind Gideon Hogarth 1990-04-07
By Dawn's Early Light Colonel Fargo 1990-05-19
Pair of Aces Capt. Jack Parsons 1990-01-14
Beautiful Dreamers Walt Whitman 1990-06-05
Zwei Frauen Dr. Markowitz 1989-07-06
Sweet Bird of Youth Boss Finley 1989-10-01
Hit List Vic Luca 1989-03-03
Cold Feet Sheriff 1989-05-19
April Morning Solomon Chandler 1988-04-24
The King of Love Jack Kraft 1987-11-19
Laguna Heat Joe Datilla 1987-11-15
Extreme Prejudice Sheriff Hank Pearson 1987-04-24
J. Edgar Hoover Lyndon Baines Johnson 1987-01-11
Destination: America Corbet St. James IV 1987-04-03
Nadine Buford Pope 1987-08-07
Manhunt for Claude Dallas Tim Nettleton 1986-10-26
Summer Rental Scully 1985-08-09
Beer Buzz Beckerman 1985-08-30
The Execution Wilheim Gehbert 1985-01-14
When She Says No Stuart Blankfort 1984-01-30
Misunderstood Will 1984-03-30
City Heat Primo Pitt 1984-12-07
Songwriter Dino McLeish 1984-10-14
Scarab Khepera 1984-06-22
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Daddy 1984-08-19
Flashpoint Sheriff Wells 1984-04-19
Cross Creek Marsh Turner 1983-09-21
The Beastmaster Maax 1982-08-16
Jinxed! Harold Benson 1982-10-22
A Stranger Is Watching Artie Taggart 1982-10-28
Airplane II: The Sequel Bud Kruger / President Reagan 1982-12-10
First Family General G. E. Dumpston 1980-12-25
Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case Charles Burt 1980-10-30
One Trick Pony Walter Fox 1980-10-03
Sophia Loren: Her Own Story Carlo Ponti 1980-10-26
Heartland Clyde Stewart 1979-09-22
The Seduction of Joe Tynan Senator Kittner 1979-08-17
A Shining Season Jack Baker 1979-12-26
Coma Dr. George 1978-01-06
Betrayal Dr. Hartogs 1978-11-13
Steel Cowboy K.W. Hicks 1978-12-06
Nasty Habits Father Maximilian 1977-01-28
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Dwight Webb 1977-12-01
The Man Who Fell to Earth Nathan Bryce 1976-03-18
Birch Interval Thomas 1976-05-02
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan Glen Tuttle 1975-02-20
Crazy Joe Richie 1974-02-08
The President's Plane Is Missing George Oldenburg 1973-10-23
Payday Maury Dann 1973-09-22
Cotter Roy 1973-01-01
Slaughter Dominic Hoffo 1972-08-16
Montserrat Izquierdo 1971-03-02
Maidstone Raoul Rey O'Houlihan 1971-03-09
1 P.M. (One Parallel Movie) Self 1971-06-08
Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller 1970-02-27
Coming Apart Joe 1969-10-26
Lions Love The Beard Director (uncredited) 1969-10-12
Beyond the Law Popcorn 1968-04-02
Sol Madrid Dano Villanova 1968-02-07
Beach Red Gunnery Sgt. Ben Honeywell 1967-08-03
You're a Big Boy Now I.H. Chanticleer 1966-12-09
One Spy Too Many Alexander 1966-08-05
The Cincinnati Kid William Jefferson Slade 1965-10-15
Critic's Choice Dion Kapakos 1963-02-24
Hero's Island Nicholas Gates 1962-09-16
Sweet Bird of Youth Thomas 'Tom' J. Finley, Jr. 1962-03-21
King of Kings Judas 1961-10-11
24 Hours in a Woman's Life Paul 1961-03-20
Pork Chop Hill Lt. Walter Russell 1959-05-29
Bomber's Moon Lieutenant Harrison 1958-08-07
Johnny Belinda Locky McCormick 1958-10-13
A Face in the Crowd Barry Mills (uncredited) 1957-05-29
Time Limit Lt. George Miller 1957-10-23
Baby Doll The Dentist (uncredited) 1956-12-29