Rip Torn

A highborn member of Hollywood's privileged elite.

Rip Torn
Full NameElmore Rual Torn Jr.


The illustrious Elmore Rual Torn Jr., known to many as "Rip," is a scion of a long line of Torn men and a nephew to the acclaimed actress Sissy Spacek. He was born in Temple, Texas on February 6, 1931 and is of German, Austrian, Bohemian, and Moravian descent. An esteemed scholar, he attended Texas A&M and the University of Texas, where he majored in animal husbandry and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He then set out for Hollywood with a dream of becoming a star, and although success did not come immediately, he persisted and eventually achieved his goals.

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Yes! They also are a nepo parent! Rip Torn comes from the illustrious Lynch-Torn-Fisk family. They have seventeen celebrities in their family. With two hundred forty credited apperances in TV, film, and video.

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  • God of War III
  • The Larry Sanders Show
  • 30 Rock
  • Seasons of Love
  • Channing
  • Frontier Circus
  • A Face in the Crowd
  • Pursuit
  • Lucky Days
  • The Afterlight
  • Montserrat
  • The Insider
  • Circle of Fear
  • Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan
  • The Blue and the Gray
  • Disney's Hades Challenge
  • Hercules
  • The Alcoa Hour
  • Baby Doll
  • Men in Black
  • Time Limit
  • Hercules
  • A Shining Season
  • Defending Your Life
  • The Cincinnati Kid
  • Payday
  • Pork Chop Hill
  • The Eddie Capra Mysteries
  • Birch Interval
  • By Dawn's Early Light
  • The Mouse
  • Coma
  • Cross Creek
  • Men in Black 3
  • Most Wanted
  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • Dream West
  • The Atlanta Child Murders
  • Blind Ambition
  • Kojak: None So Blind
  • Ghost Stories
  • Silence Like Glass
  • Heart of a Child
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  • Passing Glory

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From the great plains of Texas to the bright lights of Hollywood, the remarkable legacy of the illustrious Lynch-Spacek-Fisk-Torn-Wright-Wedgeworth family is one of talent, prestige, and achievement. This remarkable dynasty of thespians, led by the renowned Sissy Spacek and Jack Fisk, has seen their children and grandchildren rise to prominence in the performing arts. Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek, production designer Jack Fisk, actress and singer-songwriter Schuyler Fisk, actors Austin Jack Lynch, Jennifer Lynch, and Tony Torn, actress and singer-songwriter Riley Lynch, and legendary actress Ann Wedgeworth have all been lauded for their contributions to film, television, and theatre. Their collective body of work is nothing short of astonishing and the family's impact on the entertainment industry is truly remarkable.

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