Rip Torn

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Rip Torn
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Birth name Elmore Ruel Torn, Jr.
Born February 6, 1931 in Temple, Texas, USA
Notable Roles The Larry Sanders Show: Arthur
Notable Episodes Chicago Hope: Hello Goodbye
Awards 1 Emmy Award
1 American Comedy Award
1 CableACE Award

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Larry Sanders Show Arthur 1992–1998 1 2 3 4 5 6

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Alcoa Hour Kino - The Big Wave
The Alcoa Hour Pierre - Hostages to Fortune
The United States Steel Hour Jacinto Sandoval 4x04 - Wetback Run October 24, 1956
The United States Steel Hour 4x20 - The Little Bullfighter June 5, 1957
The United States Steel Hour Will Dare 5x09 - The Charmer January 1, 1958
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour O'Hara - So Short a Season
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Steve Morgan #22 2x21 - Number Twenty-Two February 17, 1957
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ernie Walters 6x21 - The Kiss Off March 7, 1961
The Restless Gun Jody - Jody
Playhouse 90 Lieutenant Harrison 2x36 - Bomber's Moon May 22, 1958
Playhouse 90 Harold Rutland Jr. 3x13 - Face of a Hero January 1, 1959
Playhouse 90 Lieutenant Douty 4x06 - The Tunnel December 10, 1959
Pursuit (1958) - Epitaph for a Golden Girl
Sunday Showcase The Android - Murder and the Android
Thriller (1960) Duncan Corey 1x07 - The Purple Room October 25, 1960
The Untouchables (1959) Harry Strauss a.k.a. "Pittsburgh Phil" 2x14 - The Masterpiece January 19, 1961
The Untouchables (1959) John Mizzo 4x23 - The Spoiler March 26, 1963
Frontier Circus Jess Evans 1x05 - The Hunter and the Hunted November 2, 1961
Naked City (1958) Ansel Beake 3x18 - A Case Study of Two Savages February 7, 1962
Dr. Kildare Dr. Nicholas Keefe 1x29 - The Chemistry of Anger April 26, 1962
Dr. Kildare John Burroughs 4x13 - An Exchange of Gifts December 24, 1964
The Dick Powell Show Joel Coles 2x13 - Crazy Sunday December 18, 1962
Route 66 Charley 3x29 - Who Will Cheer My Bonnie Bride May 10, 1963
The Lieutenant Sgt. Karl Kasten - The Proud and the Angry
Channing Ruskin 1x10 - A Doll's House with Pompoms and Trophies December 4, 1963
Breaking Point (1963) Roy Kendall - Millions of Faces
The Eleventh Hour (1962) Eddie Sanderson 2x22 - The Secret in the Stone February 26, 1964
The Great Adventure Lieutenant John C. Freemont - The Pathfinder
The Reporter Albert Vince - Extension Seven
Ben Casey Paul Vrolic 4x03 - But Who Shall Beat the Drums? September 28, 1964
Combat! Avery 3x11 - A Gift of Hope December 1, 1964
Twelve O'Clock High Colonel Royce 1x18 - The Lorelei January 22, 1965
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Alexander 2x01 - The Alexander the Greater Affair (1) September 17, 1965
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Alexander 2x02 - The Alexander the Greater Affair (2) September 24, 1965
Rawhide Jacob Yellow-Sun 8x05 - Escort to Doom October 12, 1965
Bonanza Will Hewett 13x09 - Blind Hunch November 21, 1971
Mannix Victor Roarke 6x01 - The Open Web September 17, 1972
Ghost Story Jonathon - Touch of Madness December 8, 1972
Most Wanted Van Dyck - The Dutchman August 20, 1977
The Eddie Capra Mysteries - The Intimate Friends of Jenny Wilde November 10, 1978
The John Larroquette Show Art Professor 2x20 - You Bet Your Life March 14, 1995
Chicago Hope Dr. Warren Shutt 2x01 - Hello Goodbye September 18, 1995
Will & Grace Lional Banks 4x26 - A.I.: Artificial Insemination (1) May 16, 2002
Will & Grace Lional Banks 4x27 - A.I.: Artificial Insemination (2) May 16, 2002
Will & Grace Lional Banks 5x01 - ...And the Horse He Rode in On September 26, 2002
Will & Grace Lional Banks 5x02 - Bacon and Eggs October 3, 2002
The Lyon's Den Senator Harlan M. Turner 1x01 - Pilot September 28, 2003
The Lyon's Den Senator Harlan M. Turner 1x02 - The Other Side of Caution October 5, 2003
The Lyon's Den Senator Harlan M. Turner 1x09 - Blood unaired
The Lyon's Den Senator Harlan M. Turner 1x13 - The Fifth unaired
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jules Copeland 6x05 - Bedfellows October 17, 2006
30 Rock Don Geiss 1x14 - The "C" Word February 15, 2007
30 Rock Don Geiss 1x19 - Corporate Crush April 12, 2007
30 Rock Don Geiss 2x02 - Jack Gets in the Game October 11, 2007
30 Rock Don Geiss 2x13 - Succession April 24, 2008
30 Rock Don Geiss 2x14 - Sandwich Day May 1, 2008
30 Rock Don Geiss 3x05 - Reunion December 4, 2008
30 Rock Don Geiss 3x12 - Larry King February 26, 2009

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Character Date Series/Banner
Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life Paul April 13, 1961
Montserrat March 2, 1971
The President's Plane Is Missing George Oldenburg October 23, 1973
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan Glen Tuttle February 20, 1975
Betrayal Dr. Hartogs November 13, 1978
Steel Cowboy K.W. Hicks December 6, 1978
Blind Ambition Richard M. Nixon May 20, 1979
Scooby-Doo Goes to Hollywood C.J. December 13, 1979 Scooby-Doo TV Movie
A Shining Season Jack Baker December 25, 1979
Sophia Loren: Her Own Story Carlo Ponti October 26, 1980
Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case Charles Burt October 30, 1980
The Blue and the Gray General Ulysses S. Grant November 14, 1982
When She Says No Stuart Blankfort January 30, 1984
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Daddy 1985
The Execution Wilheim Gehbert January 14, 1985
The Atlanta Child Murders Lewis Slaton February 10, 1985
Dream West Kit Carson April 13, 1986
Manhunt for Claude Dallas Tim Nettleton October 28, 1986
J. Edgar Hoover Lyndon Baines Johnson January 11, 1987
Destination America Corbet St. James IV April 3, 1987
Laguna Heat Joe Datilla November 15, 1987
The King of Love Jack Kraft November 19, 1987
April Morning Solomon Chandler April 24, 1988
Sweet Bird of Youth Boss Finley October 1, 1989
None So Blind Gideon Hogarth December 29, 1991 Kojak
Pair of Aces Captain Jack Parsons January 14, 1990
By Dawn's Early Light E-4 Col. Fargo May 19, 1990
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind Captain Jack Parsons April 9, 1991
My Son Johnny Brian Stansbury November 10, 1991
Columbo: Death Hits the Jackpot Leon Lamarr December 15, 1991 Columbo
T Bone N Weasel Happy Sam November 2, 1992
A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story Bill Morgan November 29, 1992
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster Yost December 12, 1992
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III Adolphus February 27, 1994
Heart of a Child Dr. Leonard Bailey May 9, 1994
She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal Admiral Snyder May 22, 1995
Letter to My Killer Russel Vanik August 9, 1995
The 51st Annual Tony Awards Himself - Host June 1, 1997 Tony Awards
The 2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Himself - Host February 26, 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards
The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery Royce July 21, 1998
Passing Glory Father Robert Grant February 21, 1999
Seasons of Love Spence March 7, 1999
Balloon Farm Harvey H. Potter March 28, 1999
A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle Detective Manny Garett February 9, 2000
Maniac Magee George McNab February 23, 2003

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Howard Stern Interview Episode #1.16 1993
Lauren Hutton and... Rip Torn April 30, 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show March 27, 1997 March 27, 1997
American Masters Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows August 29, 2000

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Cross Creek Marsh Turner August 9, 1985
Men In Black Chief Zed July 24, 1997
Heartland Clyde Stewart September 22, 1979
Freddy Got Fingerd Jim Brody April 20, 2001
Men In Black II Chief Zed August 1, 2002
Bee Movie Lou Lo Duca December 12, 2007

Awards and Accolades

American Comedy Awards

(1 Win in 2 Nominations)

  • Won: Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series (1994)
The Larry Sanders Show
  • Nominated: Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series (1999)
The Larry Sanders Show

CableACE Awards

(1 Win in 2 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Actor in a Theatrical or Dramatic Special (1985)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Won: Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries (1989)
Laguna Heat

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 9 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special (1985)
The Atlanta Child Murders
  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998)
The Larry Sanders Show
  • Won : Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1996)
The Larry Sanders Show
  • Nominated :Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (1996)
Chicago Hope
  • Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (2008)
The Larry Sanders Show

Satellite Awards

  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The Larry Sanders Show

Other Awards

  • Academy Award
    • Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (1984) - Cross Creek
  • Satellite Award (Motion Picture)
    • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (1997) - Men In Black
  • Razzie Award
    • Nominated: Worst Supporting Actor (2002) - Freddy Got Fingerd
  • Bronze Wrangler
    • Won: Theatrical Motion Picture (1981) - Heartland