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Rip Torn
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Elmore Rual Torn Jr.
Temple, Texas
Birth date
(1931-02-06)February 6, 1931
Death place
Lakeview, Connecticut, U.S.
Death date
July 9, 2019(2019-07-09) (aged 88)
Actor, voice actor, comedian
Active Years

Elmore Rual Torn Jr. (February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019), known within his family and professionally as Rip Torn, was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.

Early life



  • Pork Chop Hill (1959) as Lt. Walter B. Russell
  • Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) as Thomas J. Finley, Jr.
  • The Cincinnati Kid (1965) as Slade
  • Beach Red (1967) as Sergeant Honeywell
  • Maidstone (1970) as Raoul Rey O'Houlihan
  • Slaughter (1972) as Dominic Hoffo
  • Payday (1972) as Maury Dann
  • Crazy Joe (1974) as Ritchie
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) as Dr. Nathan Bryce
  • The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979) as Senator Kittner
  • A Stranger is Watching (1982) as Artie Taggart
  • Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) as Bud Kruger
  • Cross Creek (1983) as Marsh Turner; Nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • City Heat (1984) as Primo Pitt
  • Extreme Prejudice (1987) as Sheriff Hank Pearson
  • Defending Your Life (1991) as Bob Diamond
  • Canadian Bacon (1995) as General Dick Panzer
  • The Hercules (1997) as Hercules (voice)
  • Men in Black (1997) as Zed
  • The Insider (1999) as John Scanlon
  • Wonder Boys (2000) as Quentin "Q" Morewood
  • Freddy Got Fingered (2001) as Jim Brody; Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
  • Men in Black II (2002) as Zed
  • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004) as Patches O'Houlihan
  • Marie Antoinette (2006) as Louis XV
  • Bee Movie (2007) as Lou Lo Duca (voice)
  • Men in Black III (2012) as Large-Headed Alien at Funeral (uncredited)

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