Birthday: February 6, 1931 Birth
Place: Temple, Texas, USA Height: 5' 1"
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A success on stage, screen, and television, supporting, character, and occasional lead actor Rip Torn originally took up acting as a means to buy a ranch. Born Elmore Rual Torn — his father nicknamed him Rip — in Temple, TX, he studied animal husbandry at Texas A & M and the University of Texas. After hitchhiking to Hollywood, his na
He and Geraldine Page have a daughter and twin sons.
Father of Tony Torn, John Torn, Angelica Torn and Danae Torn' .
Reported that he has won a 5,000 defamation suit against Dennis Hopper. Lawsuit came about after remarks made by Hopper on "Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The" (1992)_ on 31 May 1994. [14 March 1997]
Cousin of Sissy Spacek.
First cousin once removed of actress Schuyler Fisk.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Sweet Bird of Youth," a performance he recreated in the film version with the same title, Sweet Bird of Youth (1962).
Was a close friend of actor George Peppard.
Is the commissioner of the Extreme Dodgeball League on GSN (2005)
Godfather of Clay Liford
Was a close friend from boyhood of actor Larry Blyden. As boys, friends would refer to the two as "Torn and Bleedin'," Bleiden being the original spelling of the latter's name.
Is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Member, Sigma Chi Fraternity.
In 1997, he appeared in Men in Black and Hercules. In Men in Black, he plays Zed, the head of the MIB agency. Also in that film, Tommy Lee Jones's character, Kay, is swallowed by a giant cockroach, and escapes by blowing the creature up from the inside. In Hercules, he plays Zeus, chief of the gods. In that film, Hercules is swallowed by the Hydra, and escapes by cutting the creature's head off from inside.
Attended the Republican National Convention in New York in 2004.
Grew up in Texas.
Studied acting at the University of Texas.
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