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Rip Taylor Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Born Charles Elmer Taylor Jr. on the 13th January 1935, in Washington D.C. USA, Rip is an actor, known to the world for his flamboyant personality, which he has managed to showcase in his acting endeavors portraying such characters as Sheldon the Sea Genie in the TV series “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” (1973), Mr. Langford in the film “Indecent Proposal” (1993), and also for his own live theater act “It Ain’t All Confetti” (2010). His career started in the early ‘60s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Rip Taylor is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Taylor’s net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Rip Taylor Net Worth $3 Million

Rip is the son of Charles Elmer Taylor, Sr. and his wife Elizabeth. Coming from an artistic family, as his father was a musician, soon enough he turned towards performing arts. Later in life, Taylor spoke of his childhood, depicting all the troubles he went through, including molestation while in foster care, and being bullied in school. Before he started a career in the entertainment industry, Rip worked as a Congressional page, and served in the Korean War as a part of the US Army Signal Corps. While with the Corps, Rip started his career as a comedian, performing in clubs abroad, though he didn’t have his own material yet, as he copied acts, parts and jokes from other comedians. Nevertheless, he managed to gain attention by pretending to cry as he begged the audience to laugh; well, this started his net worth!

His growing popularity brought him a short stint on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, and on “Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine” in the early ‘60s. From there he moved on to acting, landing a minor role in the film “I’d Rather Be Rich” in 1964. He continued with both acting and comedy, making appearances in such shows as “The Merv Griffin Show” (1965-1968), “The Joey Bishop Show” (1967-1969), and “The David Frost Show” (1969-1972), which only brought him a step further towards success. When it comes to his acting engagements in the ’60s, he made an appearance in the popular TV series “The Monkees” (1968), and lent his voice to Grump in the animated TV series “Here Comes the Grump” (1969-1971). Little by little, Taylor was becoming more popular and wealth, which led to his appearing in several game shows during the ‘70s, such as “Match Game 73” (1974), “The Hollywood Squares” (1976), and also his acting career was improving, as he was cast in the role of Sheldon the Sea Genie in the TV series “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” (1973), and portrayed Jack Merrill in the TV series “The Brady Bunch Variety Hour” (1977).

Rip continued with the same pace in the ‘80s, seeking engagements in variety shows and film and television productions, which led to his appearances in “The New Battlestars” (1982), “The New Hollywood Squares” (1986), and “Super Password” (1988), while he showed his acting skills in productions such as “The Gong Show Movie” (1980), “Things Are Tough All Over” (1982), and in the soap opera “Santa Barbara” (1989), among many others, all of which added to his net worth.

However, in the ‘90s, he became more focused on acting than on variety shows, and as a result he made several notable appearances, including as the voice of Uncle Fester in the animated TV series “The Addams Family” (1992-1993), then as himself in the comedy film “Wayne’s World 2” (1993), and as Mr. Laurel in the parody to “Silence of the Lambs” (1991), entitled “Silence of the Hams” (1994), among many other appearances, which only further increased his net worth.

Since the start of the new millennium, Rip has focused more on voice acting and as a result came several voice roles such as the one of Mr. McMcmc in the TV series “Whatever Happened to Robot Jones” (2002), than Mr. Wackypants in “What’s New, Scooby-Doo” (2002), and as The Royal Record Keeper in “The Emperor’s New School” (2006-2008). His last known screen appearance was as Norman in Jason Lockhart’s horror “Silent But Deadly” in 2012.

Apart from a career on screen, Rip has also had success in the theater; back in 1966 he toured with Judy Garland and Eleanor Powell through Las Vegas, and then in 1981 made his first Broadway appearance, when he appeared instead of Mickey Rooney in “Sugar Babies”, a burlesque-themed musical comedy. Most recently, in 2010 he started his own one-man show, entitled “It Ain’t All Confetti”, during which he speaks of his life and career.

During his live performances, he became known for his confetti showering, and got the nickname King of Camp and Confetti.

Regarding his personal life, Rip is often regarded as gay, however, he has denied that allegation, but still, he was grand marshal of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride parade in 2006.
Taylor married showgirl Rusty Rowe, but they later divorced; no further details are available about their marriage.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!2005TV SeriesKing
Tom and Jerry - The Ultimate Classic Collection2004TV Series
Life with Bonnie2002-2003TV SeriesRappin' Rip
Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico2003VideoMr. Smiley / Ghost of Señor Otero (voice)
Alex & Emma2003Polina's Father
What's New, Scooby-Doo?2002TV SeriesMr. Wackypants
Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?2002TV SeriesMr. McMcmc (voice)
The Boys Behind the Desk2000
Zork: Grand Inquisitor1997Video GameChief Undersecretary Wartle
The Naked Truth1995TV SeriesPapa Jack Judkins
Virtual Combat1995VideoPitchman
Private Obsession1995VideoMr. 'T'
A Flintstones Christmas Carol1994TV MovieVenus Flytrap / Additional Voices (voice, uncredited)
The Silence of the Hams1994Mr. Laurel
Wayne's World 21993Rip Taylor
Bonkers1993TV SeriesWacky Weasel
The Addams Family1992-1993TV SeriesUncle Fester
Garfield and Friends1993TV Series
Johnny Bago1993TV SeriesMayor Jack Welch
Indecent Proposal1993Mr. Langford
The Ben Stiller Show1992TV SeriesRip Taylor
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York1992Celeb #1
Tom and Jerry: The Movie1992Captain Kiddie (voice)
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp1990Genie (voice)
Santa Barbara1989TV SeriesSydney Larkin
Snorks1987-1988TV SeriesAdditional Voices
The Charmings1987TV Series
The Jetsons1985TV Series
Pryor's Place1984TV Series
Kids Incorporated1984TV SeriesSamuel P. Nicolis
Down to Earth1984TV SeriesStanley McCloud
Don't Miss the Boat1980TV Short
The Gong Show Movie1980Raoul the Maitre D'
The Gossip Columnist1980TV Movie
Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood1979TV MovieC.J. (voice)
The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington1977Photographer
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour1977TV SeriesJack Merrill
Chatterbox!1977Mr. Jo
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters1973TV SeriesSheldon the Sea Genie
Here Comes the Grump1969TV SeriesThe Grump (1969-1971) (voice)
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show1968TV SeriesRegular Performer
The Monkees1967-1968TV SeriesGlick / Manager
I'd Rather Be Rich1964Airline Ticket agent
Vanity Fair: Decades2013TV Mini-Series short
Silent But Deadly2012Norman
The Aquabats! Super Show!2012TV SeriesMagic Genie
The Emperor's New School2006-2008TV SeriesThe Royal Record Keeper The Royal Record keeper The Royal Judge
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2007TV SeriesLarry
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody2006TV SeriesLeo
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee2005TV SeriesHorrifying Monster
Lost Reality 22005Video

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tom and Jerry: The Movie1992performer: "I've Done It All"
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour1977TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rip Rip Hooray!2016Documentary executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Calendar Girl Murders1984TV Movie special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
After Dark with Julian Clark2016TV SeriesHimself - special guest
Rip Rip Hooray!2016DocumentaryHimself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2015TV SeriesHimself
Cheat Day2012ShortHimself
Lifestyle Magazine2011TV Series documentaryHimself
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
79th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2010TV MovieHimself
The 1982 Tron Holiday Special2010ShortHimself
Jackass 3D2010DocumentaryHimself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2010TV SeriesHimself
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black2009TV MovieHimself
2009 Game Show Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHimself - guest
Jackass Number Two2006DocumentaryHimself
I've Got a Secret2006TV SeriesHimself
The Dukes of Hazzard2005Himself
The Ron White Show2005TV MovieHimself
George Lopez2005TV SeriesHimself
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHimself
Will & Grace2004TV SeriesHimself
Goodnight, We Love You2004DocumentaryHimself
Lost Reality2004VideoHimself
Dead Famous2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Magic Moments: The Best of 50's Pop2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Brini Maxwell Show2003TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2000-2003TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Interviewee
The Anna Nicole Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Jackass: The Movie2002DocumentaryHimself
The Making of 'Jackass: The Movie'2002TV Special short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live1994-2002TV SeriesHimself
The Confetti Brothers2001Short documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2000TV SeriesHimself
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade1999TV SpecialHimself
Elvis Is Alive! I Swear I Saw Him Eating Ding Dongs Outside the Piggly Wiggly's1998Himself
Brotherly Love1997TV SeriesHimself / Hank
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996TV SeriesHimself
MADtv1996TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw1994TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1993-1994TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1993TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kids in the Hall1993TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Acting Crazy1991TV SeriesHimself
Match Game1990TV SeriesHimself
The 35th Annual Thalians Gala1990TV MovieHimself
ESPN Top Rank Boxing1989TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Stand-up Comics Take a Stand1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Super Password1988TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Amazon Women on the Moon1987Himself (segment "Roast Your Loved One")
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesHimself
Star's Table1986TV SeriesHimself
Red Hot Rock1984VideoHimself (segment "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'") (uncredited)
Madame's Place1982TV SeriesHimself
Things Are Tough All Over1982Himself
The New Battlestars1982TV SeriesHimself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Salute to Mother's Day1981TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1970-1981TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself - Co-Host / Himself / ...
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1980TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Alan Hamel Show1976-1979TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #41979TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Cinderella at the Palace1978TV SpecialHimself
The $1.98 Beauty Show1978TV SeriesHimself / Host
Grease Day USA1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Chuck Barris Rah-Rah Show1978TV SeriesHimself
The Redd Foxx Special1978TV SpecialHimself
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas1977TV SpecialHimself
Wacko1977TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651976-1977TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself
The David Steinberg Show1977TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1976TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
Match Game 731974TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Laugh-In1973TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Presents: The Bobby Darin Amusement Co.1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969-1972TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Dean Martin Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Real Tom Kennedy Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Della1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHimself
33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee1969TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
It's Happening1968TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers1968TV SeriesHimself (1972)
The Woody Woodbury Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1968TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Comedian
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
The Ed Sullivan Show1961-1964TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine1963TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Comic

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John Hemmer & the Showgirls2016Documentary short post-productionHimself
More Laughing Room Only1986VideoHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameLive PerformanceAwarded on October 15, 1992 at 6626 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Fact
1He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6625 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2He served in the Korean War.
3Was a Congressional Page in his teens.
4Was a surprise guest in the "Martin Short Fame Becomes Me" Thursday, August 24 performance, being interviewed by "Jimminy Glick" on stage
5Rip started by throwing things like string beans, marshmallows and peanuts at the audience, who ended up throwing them back at him. That gave him his first taste of his unique rapport with audiences. Of course, once New Year's Eve came around, it was confetti-time (and safer for everyone concerned) and the bit caught on after the holiday season.
6His first Las Vegas appearance was in "The Eleanor Powell Show" at the Dunes. This, in turn, led to sharing the nightly stage with such stars as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Debbie Reynolds, Ann-Margret and Judy Garland, among many, many others.
7Was named Las Vegas "Entertainer of the Year" three years in a row in the 1970s.
8Rip Taylor has donated a large part of his time not only to AIDS causes, but to numerous other charitable causes including The Thalians, The Screen Actors Guild, The Actors' Home, and The Friars Charitable Trust. He has also been a welcome mainstay on "The Jerry Lewis Telethon.".
9Currently writing and producing a one-man-show appropriately titled "Let'er Rip."

#Quote
1I always wanted to be a Vegas comic, and that's what I am. Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world -- if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Although I'm not a devout actor, it's nice to be able to do movies and TV, too. I want to be the second banana who works all the time. The ultimate for me would be to stay home and do a TV series for 13 weeks and then go do my nightclub act.

#Trademark
1His index cards of jokes
2Toupee
3Handlebar mustache
4Confetti

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