Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn, Jr. (February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019) was an American actor and voice actor, who had a career that spanned over 60 years.
Torn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his part as Marsh Turner in Cross Creek (1983). His work includes the role of Artie the producer on The Larry Sanders Show, for which he was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning in 1996. He also won an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male in a Series and two CableACE Awards for his work on the show, and for his role as Zed in Men in Black (franchise) (1997-2012), and Patches O'Houlihan in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004).
He is also known as Elmore Rual Torn.
Torn died on July 9, 2019, at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut, at the age of 88 due to complications from Alzheimer's.