Elmore Rual Torn, Jr. (February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019), known within his family and professionally as Rip Torn, was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.

Torn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Marsh Turner in Cross Creek (1983). His work included the role of the producer on The Larry Sanders Show, for which he was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning in 1996. He provided the voice of Zeus in the 1997 Disney film Hercules.

On 30 Rock, he played Don Geiss.

Television work[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1962 Naked City Ansel Boake Episode: "A Case of Two Savages"
1963 The Lieutenant GySgt Karl Kasten Episode: "The Proud and the Angry"
1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Mr. Alexander Episode: "Alexander the Greater Affair"
1965 Mannix Victor Roarke Episode: "The Open Web"
1978 Steel Cowboy K.W. Hicks Television film
1978 The Eddie Capra Mysteries Kilraine Episode: "The Intimate Friends of Janet Wilde"
1978 Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case Charles Burt Television film
1980 Hammer House of Horror Red Episode: "The Silent Scream"
1981 The Muppet Show Rip Torn Episode: "Rip Torn"
1982 Minder Seth Episode: "In"
1984 Miami Vice Hader Episode: "Heart of Darkness"
1985 V Jason Episode: "The Return"
1987 Screenplay Frank Episode: "Road"
1988 April Morning Solomon Chandler Television film
1991 Columbo Leon Lamarr Episode: "Death Hits the Jackpot"
1991 Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind Captain Jack Parsons Television film
1991 The Big Battalions Michael 5 episodes
1992 Inspector Morse Edward Episode: "Deadly Slumber"
1994 Grushko Bill[1] 3 episodes
1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Himself Episode: "Get a Job"
1995 Letter to My Killer Russel Vanik Television film
1997 Seinfeld The Toad Episode: "The Yada Yada"
1997 Red Dwarf Buzz Episode: "Stoke Me a Clipper"
1998 Spin City Johnny Episode: "Single White Male"
1999 Balloon Farm Harvey H. Potter Television film
2002 Maniac Magee George McNab Television film
2009 30 Rock Don Geiss 7 episodes
2012 The Amazing World of Gumball Luke (voice) Episode: "The Microwave"

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