The father of 6 children and the cousin of fellow actor, Sissy Spacek, Torn is best known from the Larry Sanders Show. For younger audiences, fans know him as Zeus in Hercules. Furthermore, the actor retired in 2012 but came out of retirement in 2016 before retiring again. Rip married three times and is survived by his current wife Amy Wright, his children and his grandchildren.
During the span of his career, Torn was said to be difficult to work with. According to reports, he had a now-infamous fight with Norman Mailer on the set of Maidstone. He even sued the late Dennis Hopper over a story Hopper told on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
In conclusion, Torn appeared on a number of television hits including Columbo, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and 30 Rock. He did not reprise his role as Zeus in the Hercules animated series.
Rip Torn was 88 and died at his home in Connecticut.