Rip Torn

Full / Real Name: Elmore Rual Torn, Jr.
Born: 06 February 1931 (90 years old)
Gender: Male


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Rip Torn is an American actor best known for his role as Arthur on The Larry Sanders Show, as well as his roles in numerous films such as Men in Black, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Defending Your Life, and Marie Antoinette.

In addition to his main credited cast role on The Larry Sanders Show, Rip Torn has had recurring roles on the following television shows:

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2 episodes)
Ghost Stories (2 episodes)
Will & Grace (3 episodes)
The Lyon's Den (4 episodes)

He has also made numerous guest appearances in television, on the following shows (one episode only, unless otherwise indicated):

The Kaiser Aluminum Hour
The Alcoa Hour (2 episodes)
The Restless Gun
The United States Steel Hour (3 episodes)
Kraft Television Theatre (3 episodes)
Hallmark Hall Of Fame
Sunday Showcase
Playhouse 90 (3 episodes)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (2 episodes)
Frontier Circus
Naked City
The Dick Powell Show
The Untouchables (2 episodes)
Route 66
The Lieutenant
Breaking Point
The Eleventh Hour
The Great Adventure
The Reporter
Ben Casey
Dr. Kildare (2 episodes)
Twelve O'Clock High
Ghost Story
Most Wanted
The Eddie Capra Mysteries
The John Larroquette Show
Chicago Hope
Soul Food
Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Rip Torn has appeared in the following mini-series on television:

Blind Ambition
The Blue And The Gray
The Atlanta Child Murders
Dream West
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III

Rounding out his television career, Rip Torn has also appeared in a number of made-for-TV movies:

Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life (1961)
Montserrat (1971)
The President's Plane Is Missing (1973)
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (1975)
Betrayal (1978)
Steel Cowboy (1978)
Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood (1979)
A Shining Season (1979)
Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980)
Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case (1980)
When She Says No (1984)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1985)
The Execution (1985)
Manhunt for Claude Dallas (1986)
J. Edgar Hoover (1987)
Destination America (1987)
Laguna Heat (1987)
The King of Love (1987)
April Morning (1988)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)
Kojak: None So Blind (1990)
Pair of Aces (1990)
By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991)
My Son Johnny (1991)
Columbo: Death Hits the Jackpot (1991)
T Bone N Weasel (1992)
A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story (1992)
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992)
Heart of a Child (1994)
She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal (1995)
Letter to My Killer (1995)
The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery (1998)
Passing Glory (1999)
Seasons of Love (1999)
Balloon Farm (1999)
A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle (2000)
Maniac Magee (2003)


In addition to his extensive television resume, Rip Torn also has an impressive list of feature films to his name.

He has appeared (or will appear) in the following films to date:

Baby Doll (1956) (uncredited)
A Face in the Crowd (1957) (uncredited)
Time Limit (1957)
Pork Chop Hill (1959)
King of Kings (1961)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Hero's Island (1962)
Critic's Choice (1963)
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
You're a Big Boy Now (1966)
Beach Red (1967)
Beyond the Law (1968)
Sol Madrid (1968)
Coming Apart (1969)
Maidstone (1970)
Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Slaughter (1972)
Cotter (1973)
Payday (1973)
Crazy Joe (1974)
Song of Myself (1976)
Birch Interval (1976)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Nasty Habits (1977)
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Coma (1978)
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Heartland (1979)
One Trick Pony (1980)
First Family (1980)
A Stranger Is Watching (1982)
The Beastmaster (1982)
Jinxed! (1982)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Cross Creek (1983)
Songwriter (1984)
Misunderstood (1984)
Scarab (1984)
Flashpoint (1984)
City Heat (1984)
Summer Rental (1985)
Beer (1985)
Extreme Prejudice (1987)
Nadine (1987)
Blind Curve (1988)
Hit List (1989)
Cold Feet (1989)
Zwei Frauen (1989)
Beautiful Dreamers (1990)
Death Falls (1991)
Defending Your Life (1991)
Dolly Dearest (1992)
Beyond the Law (1992)
RoboCop 3 (1993)
Where the Rivers Flow North (1994)
Canadian Bacon (1995)
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
For Better or Worse (1996)
Down Periscope (1996)
The Mouse (1996)
Trial and Error (1997)
Hercules (1997) (voice)
Men in Black (1997)
Senseless (1998)
The Insider (1999)
Wonder Boys (2000)
Men in Black Alien Attack (2000)
Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
Men in Black II (2002)
Rolling Kansas (2003)
Love Object (2003)
Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
Eulogy (2004)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
The Sisters (2005)
Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Zoom (2006)
Turn the River (2007)
Bee Movie (2007) (voice)
American Cowslip (2007)
Three Days to Vegas (2007)
Funny Peculiar (2007)
Cat Tale (2008) (voice)

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