Rip Taylor

Comedian, Actor, TV host
One of the most outlandish figures on television for over four decades, Rip Taylor was a comedian and occasional actor who parlayed a flamboyant attitude and buckets of confetti into a lengthy career on game shows ... Read more »
Born: 01/13/1934 in Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Jackass: Number Two 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dukes of Hazzard 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Ron White Show 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alex & Emma 2003 (Movie)

Paulina's Father (Actor)

Life With Bonnie 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Anna Nicole Show Holiday Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Jackass: The Movie 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Phyllis Diller: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Viva in Vegas Special 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Brotherly Love 1975 - 1976, 1987 - 1992, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ben Stiller Show 1975 - 1976, 1987 - 1993, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1975 - 1976, 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Addams Family 1992 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Silence of the Hams 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Life and Times of Charlie Putz 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Healer 1993 (Movie)

Mortician (Actor)

Indecent Proposal 1993 (Movie)

Mr Langford (Actor)

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom & Jerry: The Movie 1993 (Movie)

of Captain Kiddie (Voice)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 (Movie)

1st Celeb (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1975 - 1976, 1987 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super Dave 1987 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

DuckTales: The Movie 1990 (Movie)

of Genie (Voice)

Popeye and Son 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

The New Adventures of the Snorks 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Rip Taylor (Actor)

Miss Hollywood, 1986 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Things Are Tough All Over 1982 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The All-Star Salute to Mother's Day 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Make 'em Laugh 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gong Show Movie 1980 (Movie)

Maitre d' (Actor)

The $1.98 Beauty Show 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mad Mad Mad Mad World of the Super Bowl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Chatter Box 1976 (Movie)

Mr Jo (Actor)

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters 1973 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington 1976 (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)

The Bobby Darin Amusement Company 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bobby Sherman Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

I'd Rather Be Rich 1963 (Movie)

Airline Clerk (Actor)

Calendar Girl Murders (TV Show)

Actor

Minsky's Follies (TV Show)

Actor

The Gossip Columnist (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the most outlandish figures on television for over four decades, Rip Taylor was a comedian and occasional actor who parlayed a flamboyant attitude and buckets of confetti into a lengthy career on game shows, sitcoms, cartoons and in the occasional feature. Immediately recognizable for his bristling mustache, high-pitched yelps and high-energy presence, Taylor rose to fame as a comedian on variety shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s, but found his niche on over-the-top programs like "The Gong Show" (NBC/syndicated, 1976-1989) and "The $1.98 Beauty Show" (syndicated, 1978-1980), where his outsized persona was a perfect match for their gonzo premises. Taylor remained remarkably relevant well into his seventh decade, which found him tossing confetti and bon mots in "Jackass" (2002), among other films. Proving that nothing succeeds like excess, Rip Taylor was among the most prolific and singularly unique comic figures in the entertainment business.

Relationships

Elizabeth

Mother
gave birth to Rip at age 15 forced to place him in a foster home

Charles Elmer

Father
died of tuberoculosis in 1932 when Taylor was 2 years old

Milestones

1998

Headlined a national tour of the stage musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", playing the leading role of Pseudolus

1992

Received star Number 1,967 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1992

Supplied the voice of Uncle Fester on the TV cartoon series, "The Addams Family"

1987

Supplied one of the voices for the cartoon show, "The New Adventures of the Snorks"

1977

Returned to feature films to play roles in "Chatter Box" and "The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington"

1968

Served as a cast regular on "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show"

1964

Played first notable feature film role, in "I'd Rather Be Rich"

1962

Was a regular on the comedy/variety show, "The Jackie Gleason Show: The American Scene Magazine"

Performed in the musical comedy "Sugar Babies" on Broadway

Did voice characterizations for the animated children's program, "Popeye and Son"

Was a regular on "The Bobby Darin Amusement Company" (renamed "The Bobby Darin Show" for its second season)

Played Sheldon the genie on the children's show, "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters"

Supplied the voice of the Grump on the animated children's show, "Here Comes the Grump"

Hosted TV's "The $1.98 Beauty Show"

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list Mr. Taylor's birthyear as 1934.

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