Rip Torn

  • Birth Name: Elmore Rual Torn Jr.
  • Birth Place: Temple, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Studied animal husbandry in college before switching to acting.
  • Served as an officer with the military police in the U.S. Army after college.
  • A bullet was fired through the window of his home after he spoke out against the war in Vietnam on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970.
  • Was the league commissioner of GSN's Extreme Dodgeball.
  • Managed to avoid jail time for an incident that involved Torn allegedly breaking into a bank near his Connecticut home in 2010.
  • Appeared in the 2011 They Might Be Giants video for "Can't Keep Johnny Down."

Awards

  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1960, Tony — Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1983, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee

Relationships

  • Danae Torn — Daughter
  • Sissy Spacek — Cousin
  • Angelica Page — Daughter
  • Jonathan Torn — Son
  • Tony Torn — Son
  • Geraldine Page — Wife (deceased)
  • Ann Wedgeworth — Ex-wife
  • Amy Wright — Wife
  • Elmore Rual Torn Sr. — Father
  • Claire Torn — Daughter
  • Katie Torn — Daughter
  • Thelma Torn — Mother

College

  • Attended Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States; University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States (BS, 1953)

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