Rip Torn

Highest Rated:
100% Where the Rivers Flow North (1994)
Lowest Rated:
3% Robocop 3 (1993)
Birthday:
Feb 6
Birthplace:
Temple, Texas, USA
Bio:
Rip Torn may qualify as a "character actor" in the broadest sense of the term -- he typically fleshes out variations on the same role again and again, typecast as genially earthy, volatile, and loudmouthed good old boys. But, love him or hate him, Torn's roles over the course of more than half a…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Cat Tale
  • Actor
-- 2010
28% Happy Tears
  • Joe
-- 2010
The Legend of Awesomest Maximus
  • Actor
-- 2010
Lucky Days
  • Actor
-- 2010
63% The Afterlight
  • Carl
-- 2010
American Cowslip
  • Trevor O'Hart
-- 2009
28% Chatham (The Golden Boys)
  • Captain Jerry
-- 2009
35% August
  • David Sterling
-- 2008
57% Turn the River
  • Quinn
-- 2008
Three Days to Vegas (Retirement)
  • Actor
-- 2007
51% Bee Movie
  • Lou Lo Duca
$126.6M 2007
Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show
  • Actor
-- 2007
3% Zoom
  • General Larraby
$11.6M 2006
30% The Sisters
  • Dr. Chebrin
-- 2006
55% Marie Antoinette
  • Louis XV
$16.0M 2006
6% Yours, Mine & Ours
  • Commandant Sherman
$53.4M 2005
61% Forty Shades of Blue
  • Alan James
-- 2005
13% Welcome To Mooseport
  • Langdon Bert
$14.2M 2004
32% Eulogy
  • Edmund "Grandpa" Collins
$41.8k 2004
70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story
  • Patches O'Houlihan
$114.2M 2004
Rolling Kansas
  • Oldman
-- 2004
42% Love Object
  • Mr. Novak
-- 2003
39% Men in Black II
  • Zed
$190.4M 2002
Big Brother and the Holding Company: Nine Hundred Nights
  • Narrator
-- 2001
11% Freddy Got Fingered
  • Jim Brody
$13.7M 2001
81% Wonder Boys
  • Q
-- 2000
Coma (Koma)
  • Actor
-- 2000
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
  • Actor
-- 2000
Passing Glory
  • Father Robert Grant
-- 1999
96% The Insider
  • John Scanlon
-- 1999
The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery
  • Actor
-- 1999
Balloon Farm
  • Actor
-- 1999
Love on the Land
  • Spence
-- 1999
6% Senseless
  • Randall Tyson
-- 1998
91% Men in Black
  • Zed
-- 1997
82% Hercules
  • Zeus
-- 1997
43% Trial and Error
  • Benny Gibbs
-- 1997
One Spy Too Many
  • Alexander
-- 1996
13% Down Periscope
  • Adm. Dean Winslow
-- 1996
Letter to My Killer
  • Actor
-- 1995
14% Canadian Bacon
  • Gen. Dick Panzer
-- 1995
55% How to Make an American Quilt
  • Arthur Cleary
-- 1995
100% Where the Rivers Flow North
  • Noel Lourdes
-- 1994
3% Robocop 3
  • Merritt W. Morton-CEO
-- 1993
Dead Ahead
  • Yost
-- 1992
Hard Promises
  • Actor
-- 1992
T Bone N Weasel
  • Actor
-- 1992
Beautiful Dreamers
  • Walt Whitman
-- 1992
Dolly Dearest
  • Dr. Karl Resnick
-- 1992
Beyond the Law
  • Prescott
-- 1992
Fires Of Kuwait
  • Narrator
-- 1992
96% Defending Your Life
  • Bob Diamond
-- 1991
Columbo: Death Hits the Jackpot
  • Actor
-- 1991
Another Pair of Aces
  • Capt. Jack Parsons
-- 1991
Death Falls
  • Actor
-- 1991
By Dawn's Early Light
  • Colonel Fargo
-- 1990
Silence Like Glass
  • Dr. Markowitz
-- 1989
Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Actor
-- 1989
Death Falls
  • Actor
-- 1989
Cold Feet
  • Sheriff
-- 1989
Hit List
  • Vic Luca
-- 1988
April Morning
  • Actor
-- 1988
The Telephone
  • Director
-- 1988
40% Nadine
  • Buford Pope
-- 1987
71% Extreme Prejudice
  • Sheriff Hank Pearson
-- 1987
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson
-- 1987
Laguna Heat
  • Joe Datilla
-- 1987
Manhunt for Claude Dallas
  • Tim Nettleton
-- 1986
The Execution
  • Actor
-- 1985
15% Summer Rental
  • Scully
-- 1985
Beer
  • Buzz Beckerman
-- 1985
Atlanta Child Murders
  • Lewis Slaton
-- 1985
Misunderstood
  • Will
-- 1984
Flashpoint
  • Sheriff
-- 1984
23% City Heat
  • Primo Pitt
-- 1984
100% Songwriter
  • Dino McLeish
-- 1984
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Big Daddy Pollitt
-- 1984
64% Cross Creek
  • Marsh Turner
-- 1983
42% The Beastmaster
  • Maax
-- 1982
A Stranger Is Watching
  • Artie Taggart
-- 1982
Jinxed
  • Harold
-- 1982
39% Airplane 2 - The Sequel
  • Kruger
-- 1982
Blue and the Gray
  • Actor
-- 1981
20% First Family
  • Gen. Dumpston
-- 1980
Sophia Loren - Her Own Story
  • Carlo Ponti (4)
-- 1980
One Trick Pony
  • Walter Fox
-- 1980
Rape And Marriage: The Rideout Case
  • Charles Burt
-- 1980
One-Trick Pony
  • Actor
-- 1980
The Seduction of Joe Tynan
  • Sen. Kittner
-- 1979
Heartland
  • Clyde Stewart
-- 1979
Betrayal
  • Doctor Hartogs
-- 1978
Steel Cowboy
  • Actor
-- 1978
79% Coma
  • Dr. George
-- 1978
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
  • Dwight Webb
-- 1978
The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington
  • Actor
-- 1977
Nasty Habits
  • Maximilian
-- 1977
Birch Interval
  • Thomas
-- 1976
86% The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Nathan Bryce
$83.5k 1976
Crazy Joe
  • Richie
-- 1974
Payday
  • Maury Dann
-- 1973
President's Plane is Missing
  • George Oldenburg
-- 1972
Slaughter
  • Dominick
-- 1972
Cotter
  • Actor
-- 1972
71% Tropic of Cancer
  • Henry Miller
-- 1970
Maidstone
  • Raoul Rey O'Houlihan
-- 1970
Coming Apart
  • Joe Glazer
-- 1969
Beach Red
  • Sgt. Honeywell
-- 1967
78% You're a Big Boy Now
  • I.H. Chanticleer
-- 1966
85% The Cincinnati Kid
  • Slade
-- 1965
Critic's Choice
  • Dion Kapakos
-- 1963
75% Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Thomas J. Finley Jr.
-- 1962
Hero's Island
  • Nicholas Gates
-- 1962
86% King of Kings
  • Judas
-- 1961
24 Hours in a Woman's Life
  • Actor
-- 1961
Pork Chop Hill
  • Lt. Russell
-- 1959
Time Limit
  • Lt. George Miller
-- 1957
91% A Face in the Crowd
  • Actor
-- 1957
100% Baby Doll
  • Brick
-- 1956


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
93% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Don Geiss
2007 - 2008
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Jules Copeland
2006
Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Lionel Banks
  • Lionel Banls
2002

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