Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 13, 1935
FactCurrently writing and producing a one-man-show appropriately titled "Let'er Rip."

Rip Taylor was born on January 13, 1935 in Washington, D.C., the son of Elizabeth Mary (née O’Neill) and Paul Hamilton Taylor. His father was a lawyer and his mother was a homemaker. He has two sisters, Mary and Nancy. He was educated at St. John’s College High School and the University of Maryland, College Park.

Taylor began his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1960s. He soon became known for his outrageous costumes and props, as well as his wild delivery. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including The Gong Show, Hollywood Squares, and The Love Boat. He is also a regular guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Taylor has been married three times. His first wife was actress Joanne Worley, with whom he had one daughter, Allison. His second wife was actress Gretchen Corbett, with whom he had one son, Hamilton. He is currently married to actress Roxanne Hart.

Taylor has a net worth of $5 million. He has appeared in over 50 films and television shows, and has been a regular guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

General Info

Full NameRip Taylor
Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 13, 1935
Height1.78 m
ProfessionStand-up comedian, Voice Actor


ParentsElizabeth Taylor, Charles Elmer Taylor, Sr.


MoviesScooby Goes Hollywood, The Gong Show Movie, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Tom and Jerry: The Movie, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Indecent Proposal, The Silence of the Hams, Alex & Emma, Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico, Lost Reality 2: More of the Worst, Silent But Deadly, ...
TV ShowsHere Comes the Grump, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, The Brady Bunch Hour, The $1.98 Beauty Show, Down to Earth, The Addams Family, Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?, The Emperor's New School, The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show

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#Marks / Signs
1His index cards of jokes
3Handlebar mustache


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.


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."




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


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


Rip Rip Hooray!2016Documentary executive producer


Calendar Girl Murders1984TV Movie special thanks


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

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


Won Awards

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

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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