Rip Torn, born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. in Temple, Texas, has died. He was 88. The Emmy award winning actor passed away at his Lakeville, Connecticut home with his family by his side, Deadline reports.
Torn, who has appeared in dozens of films, television shows, and Broadway plays, was known for his roles as Zed in the first and second installments of Men in Black, Artie on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, and Patches O’Houlihan in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story. Torn also played the character of Don Geiss on NBC’s 30 Rock, Lionel Banks on Will & Grace, and voiced Zeus in Walt Disney’s 1997 animated film Hercules.
Other movies Torn acted in include Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), The Cincinnati Kid(1965), Payday (1972), RoboCop 3 (1993), For Better or Worse (1995), The Insider (1999), and Freddy Got Fingered (2001).
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