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Rip Torn

Actor, Director, Producer
Died July 9, 2019 (88 years)
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.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • Freddy Got Fingered
  • Bonanza
  • The Legend of Awesomest Maximus
  • Rolling Kansas
  • Route 66
  • Heartland
  • Cold Feet
  • Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind
  • Ghost Stories (1997)
  • 3 Weeks to Daytona
Known For
  • Men in Black II
  • Men in Black
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  • Freddy Got Fingered
  • Marie Antoinette
  • RoboCop 3
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Airplane II: The Sequel
  • Wonder Boys
  • The Beastmaster
  • Defending Your Life
  • Summer Rental
  • 30 Rock
  • Coma
  • The Larry Sanders Show
  • Senseless
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Zoom
  • City Heat
  • Welcome to Mooseport
  • Pork Chop Hill
  • Extreme Prejudice
  • Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Forty Shades of Blue

Filmography

2014
TripTank (TV Series) · as M
2012
Men in Black³ · as Large-Headed Alien At Funeral (uncredited)
2011
2011
2009
The Afterlight · as Carl
2009
American Cowslip · as Trevor O'hart
2009
Happy Tears · as Joe
2008
August · as David Sterling
2008
The Golden Boys · as Capt. Jeremiah Burgess
2008
Lucky Days · as Bobo
2007
Turn the River · as Quinette
2007
Bee Movie · as Lou Lo Duca (voice)
2007
2007
Three Days to Vegas · as Joe Wallace
2006
30 Rock (TV Series) · as Don Geiss
2006
Zoom · as Larraby
2006
Marie Antoinette · as Louis Xv
2005
The Sisters · as Dr. Chebrin
2005
Forty Shades of Blue · as Alan James
2005
Yours, Mine & Ours · as Commandant Sherman
2004
Eulogy · as Edmund Collins
2004
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story · as Patches O'houlihan
2004
Extreme Dodgeball (TV Series)
2004
Welcome to Mooseport · as Bert Langdon
2004
2003
Love Object · as Novak
2003
The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
2003
Maniac Magee · as George Mcnab
2003
2002
Men in Black II · as Zed
2001
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) · as Jules Copeland
2001
2001
Nine Hundred Nights · as Narrator
2001
Freddy Got Fingered · as Jim Brody
2000
Soul Food (TV Series) · as Peter Redmond
2000
Wonder Boys · as Q
2000
A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle · as Detective Manny Garett
2000
1999
The Insider · as John Scanlon
1999
Seasons of Love (TV Series) · as Spence
1999
Balloon Farm · as Harvey Potter
1999
Passing Glory · as Father Robert Grant
1998
Will & Grace (TV Series) · as Lionel Banks
1998
Senseless · as Randall Tyson
1997
The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) · as Harvey H. Potter
1997
Ghost Stories (1997) (TV Series) · as The Narrator
1997
1997
Men in Black · as Zed
1997
Hercules · as Zeus (voice)
1997
Trial and Error · as Benny Gibbs
1996
The Mouse · as Trucker 'god'
1996
Down Periscope · as Admiral Winslow
1995
1995
James Dean: A Portrait · as Narrator
1995
1995
Canadian Bacon · as General Dick Panzer
1995
1995
For Better or Worse · as Captain Cole
1994
Chicago Hope (TV Series)
1994
Heart of a Child · as Dr. Leonard Bailey
1993
The John Larroquette Show (TV Series) · as Bernard Galvin
1993
1993
RoboCop 3 · as The Ceo
1993
Beyond the Law · as Deputy Prescott
1992
1992
T Bone N Weasel · as Happy Sam
1992
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster · as Admiral Paul Yost - Presidential Delegation
1992
The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) · as Arthur
1992
Fires of Kuwait · as Narrator (voice)
1991
My Son Johnny · as Brian Stansbury
1991
Dolly Dearest · as Karl Resnick
1991
1991
Defending Your Life · as Bob Diamond
1991
Death Falls · as Dub Farley
1990
Beautiful Dreamers · as Walt Whitman
1990
By Dawn's Early Light · as Colonel Fargo
1990
Kojak: None So Blind · as Gideon Hogarth
1990
Pair of Aces · as Capt. Jack Parsons
1989
Sweet Bird of Youth · as Boss Finley
1989
Silence Like Glass · as Dr. Markowitz
1989
Cold Feet · as Sheriff
1989
Hit List · as Vic Luca
1988
April Morning · as Solomon Chandler
1987
Laguna Heat · as Joe Datilla
1987
Nadine · as Buford Pope
1987
Extreme Prejudice · as Sheriff Hank Pearson
1987
Destination America · as Corbet St. James Iv
1987
J. Edgar Hoover · as Lyndon Baines Johnson
1986
Manhunt for Claude Dallas · as Tim Nettleton
1986
Dream West (TV Series) · as Kit Carson
1985
North and South (TV Series) · as Adolphus
1985
Beer · as Buzz Beckerman
1985
Summer Rental · as Scully
1985
The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Series) · as Lewis Slaton
1985
The Execution · as Wilheim Gehbert
1984
City Heat · as Primo Pitt
1984
Songwriter · as Dino Mcleish
1984
Flashpoint · as Sheriff Wells
1984
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof · as Big Daddy
1984
Misunderstood · as Will
1984
When She Says No · as Stuart Blankfort
1983
Scarab · as Khepera
1983
Cross Creek · as Marsh Turner
1982
Airplane II: The Sequel · as Bud Kruger / President Reagan
1982
The Blue and the Gray (TV Series) · as Ulysses S. Grant
1982
Jinxed! · as Harold Benson
1982
The Beastmaster · as Maax
1982
A Stranger Is Watching · as Artie Taggart
1980
First Family · as General G. E. Dumpston
1980
1980
Sophia Loren: Her Own Story · as Carlo Ponti
1980
One-Trick Pony · as Walter Fox
1979
A Shining Season · as Jack Baker
1979
Heartland · as Clyde Stewart
1979
The Wobblies · as Voices
1979
The Seduction of Joe Tynan · as Senator Kittner
1979
Blind Ambition (TV Series) · as Richard M. Nixon
1978
Steel Cowboy · as K.w. Hicks
1978
Betrayal · as Dr. Hartogs
1978
1978
Coma · as Dr. George
1977
1977
Nasty Habits · as Father Maximilian
1976
Birch Interval · as Thomas
1976
The Man Who Fell to Earth · as Nathan Bryce
1976
Most Wanted (TV Series) · as Christian Van Wyck
1975
1974
Crazy Joe · as Richie
1973
Payday · as Maury Dann
1973
The President's Plane Is Missing · as George Oldenburg
1973
Cotter · as Roy
1972
Slaughter · as Dominic Hoffo
1972
Ghost Story (TV Series) · as Jonathon
1971
Columbo (TV Series) · as Leon Lamarr
1970
Maidstone · as Raoul Rey O'houlihan
1970
Tropic of Cancer · as Henry Miller
1969
Coming Apart · as Joe
1969
Lions Love (... and Lies) · as The Beard Director (uncredited)
1968
Beyond the Law · as Popcorn
1968
Sol Madrid · as Dano Villanova
1967
Beach Red · as Gunnery Sgt. Ben Honeywell
1967
Mannix (TV Series) · as Victor Roarke
1966
You're a Big Boy Now · as I.h. Chanticleer
1966
One Spy Too Many · as Alexander
1965
The Cincinnati Kid · as William Jefferson Slade
1964
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) · as Alexander
1964
Twelve O'Clock High (TV Series) · as Col. Mark Royce
1963
The Great Adventure (TV Series) · as Lieutenant John C. Freemont
1963
Channing (TV Series) · as Donald Burrows
1963
Breaking Point (TV Series)
1963
The Lieutenant (TV Series)
1963
Critic's Choice · as Dion Kapakos
1962
The Eleventh Hour (TV Series) · as Eddie Sanderson
1962
Combat! (TV Series) · as Avery
1962
Hero's Island · as Nicholas Gates
1962
Sweet Bird of Youth · as Thomas 'tom' J. Finley, Jr.
1961
King of Kings · as Judas
1961
Frontier Circus (TV Series) · as Jess Evans
1961
Ben Casey (TV Series)
1961
Dr. Kildare (TV Series) · as Dr. Nicholas Keefe
1961
The Dick Powell Show (TV Series) · as Joel Coles
1961
1960
Route 66 (TV Series)
1960
Thriller (TV Series) · as Duncan Corey
1959
Sunday Showcase (TV Series) · as The Android
1959
Bonanza (TV Series) · as Will Hewitt
1959
Pork Chop Hill · as Lt. Walter Russell
1959
The Untouchables (TV Series) · as Harry Strauss
1959
Rawhide (TV Series) · as Jacob Yellow-Sun
1958
Pursuit (TV Series) · as Cast
1958
Naked City (TV Series) · as Ansel Boake
1957
Time Limit · as Lt. George Miller
1957
The Restless Gun (TV Series) · as Jody Gilman
1957
A Face in the Crowd · as Barry Mills (uncredited)
1956
Baby Doll · as The Dentist (uncredited)
1956
Playhouse 90 (TV Series) · as Harold Rutland Jr.
1956
Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series) · as O'hara
1955
Matinee Theater (TV Series) · as Cast
1955
Alcoa Hour (TV Series) · as Kino
1955
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) · as Steve Morgan #22
1953
The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) · as Will Dare
1952
Omnibus (TV Series)
1951
Hallmark Hall Of Fame (TV Series) · as Solomon Chandler
1947
Kraft Television Theatre (TV Series) · as Somers

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