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Rip Torn Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Elmore Rual Torn Jr., born on 6 February 1931, is an American actor and director who became famous for his projects like “The Larry Sanders Show” and “Men in Black”.
So how much is Torn’s net worth? as of late 2016 based on authoritative sources, it is reported to be $10 million, acquired from his years as an actor and director in both film, television and stage production, which now spans more than 60 years.
Rip Torn Net Worth $10 million
Born in Temple, Texas, Torn is the son of Elmore Rual Torn Sr., who worked as an agriculturalist and economist, and Thelma Mary Spacek, a homemaker. Growing up on a farm, he decided to study animal husbandry at the Texas A&M University and later on graduating from the University of Texas.
With his dreams of having his own ranch, Torn decided to act a little in Hollywood to become a movie star and save up to by his own property. Unfortunately, life hit him hard and Hollywood too, and he certainly wasn’t able to become a star overnight. He worked his way through Hollywood until he was able to book his first movie “Baby Doll” in 1956.
Torn decided to take acting seriously, and studied acting under Less Strasberg and also dancing under Martha Graham. These career moves helped advance his career, and more projects came streaming in. Some of his notable performances during the late ‘50s included the play “Sweet Bird of Youth”, and folms “Pork Chop Hill”, “King of Kings” and “Channing”. His net worth was starting to move.
During the early ‘60’s to the ‘70’s, Torn also became active in acting on Broadway. Some of his early projects included “The Cincinnati Kid”, “Daughter of Silence”, “Strange Interlude”, “Blue for Mister Charlie”, “Dance of Death”, “The Glass Mengerie” and “Mixed Couples” to name a few. His time on the stage may not have lasted as long as his career on screen, but it certainly helped his career and net worth.
Aside from being active on stage in the ‘70’s, Torn maintained an active career in film and on television. In 1972, he became part of the classic film “Payday”, and worked with singer David Bowie in the film “The Man Who Fell to Earth”. In the ‘80s, Torn kept a busy career and starred in various films like “The Seduction of Joe Tynan”, “One Trick Pony”, “The Beastmaster” and “Cross Creek”, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
During the ‘90’s, although already established, Torn’s career continued to flourish and this was the time where some of his most memorable characters and performances happened, which included playing the boss of Will Smith and Tommy Lee esJon in “Men in Black”, and joining the sci-fi movie “RoboCop 3” and the comedy film “Down Periscope”.
In 1992, Torn became part of “The Larry Sanders Show”, in which his performance as Artie earned him multiple Emmy award nominations and an actual award in 1996. His various projects throughout the years ultimately helped build his career and his wealth.
Today, Torn is still active as an actor. Some of his current projects include an occasional appearance in the comedy series “30 Rock”, “Men in Black 3” and “Johnny Kidd”.
In terms of his personal life, Torn was first married to Ann Wedgeworth(1956-61) with whom he has a daughter, and was then married to Geraldine Page from 1963 until she passed away in 1987; they had a daughter and twin sons. Today, Torn has been married to actress Amy Wright since 1989, and they have two children.