Rip Taylor

Rip Taylor

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1931-01-13 · Deathday: 2019-10-06 (88 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

28 Movies · 28 TV shows

Also Known As: Charles Elmer Taylor Jr. · Charles Elmer 'Rip' Taylor Jr. · The Crying Comedian · Prince of Pandemonium · Master of Mayhem · King of Camp and Confetti · Charles E. Taylor

Biography

Charles Elmer "Rip" Taylor Jr. (January 13, 1931 – October 6, 2019) was an American actor and comedian, known for his exuberance and flamboyant personality, including his wild moustache, toupee, and his habit of showering himself (and others) with confetti. The Hollywood Reporter called him "a television and nightclub mainstay for more than six decades" who made thousands of nightclub and television appearances.

Personal Life

In 2005, Taylor appeared as the grand marshal of the Washington, D.C., Capital Pride parade. When Taylor had been referred to as "openly gay" in a 2009 interview for "Ask the Flying Monkey", Brent Hartinger recalled receiving an email from Taylor stating, "You don't know me to summarize I am openly gay. I don't know you're not an open heroin user. You see how that works? Think before you write." Taylor was married for a number of years to Las Vegas showgirl Rusty Rowe, whom he divorced in the early 1960s.Taylor was a close personal friend of entertainer Liberace, spent time with him, and knew him well. Taylor cut the ribbon at the Las Vegas estate auction of Liberace's belongings and personal effects in 1988.At the time of Taylor's death, he was in a long-term relationship with Robert Fortney.Taylor died on October 6, 2019, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, having been hospitalized after suffering an epileptic seizure the week prior. His death certificate listed heart failure as a contributing cause. While Taylor often gave his date of birth as 1934 or 1935, his death certificate confirmed he was born in 1931. His ashes were scattered at sea in Hawaii.

Early Life

Charles Taylor Jr. was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Elizabeth Sue Evans (1911–2000), a waitress and former government clerk, and Charles Elmer Taylor (died 1933), a musician. His father died when he was 2 years old. As described in his 2010 one-man show It Ain't All Confetti, Taylor had a tough childhood, which included being molested while in foster care and having to deal with bullies in school. As a teenager he attended Capitol Page School. Taylor worked as a congressional page before serving in the Korean War; he was in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Although assigned to the Corps, he was sent to Special Services, the entertainment wing of the military, where he performed for the troops in Tokyo and Korea.

Movies & TV shows

2013.

1 Movie
Blood of 1000 Virgins

Blood of 1000 Virgins

2013
The sexy trailers hosted by Playboy'sNikkiLeigh will explore the question of who hunts virgins.

2012.

1 Movie
Silent but Deadly

Silent but Deadly

2012
A masked killer is attacking senior citizens in a retirement community.

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Jackass Number Two

Jackass Number Two

4.94
2006
Jackass Number Two is a collection of stunts. The crew will raise the stakes.
TV
The Emperor's New School

The Emperor's New School

6.33
2006
Kuzco, a self-centered and spoiled teen, must survive the trials of Incan public school and pass all of his classes so that he can officially become Emperor. While his friend Malina keeps his attitude...

2005.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

6.64
2005
The newest residents of Boston's posh Tipton Hotel are 11 year-old identical twins named Zack andCody. The boys treat the tipton like their own playground, because they live in a suite with their mom....
TV
The Ron White Show

The Ron White Show

2005
The Ron White Show was a 2005 TV special that appeared in the WB in 2005. It starred comedian Ron White, was directed by C.B. Harding and written by Donick Cary. It featured two cartoon segments that ...
The Aristocrats

The Aristocrats

4
2005
One hundred superstars have told the joke that has been shared privately by comics.
Lost Reality 2

Lost Reality 2

2005
Everything is funny when nothing is sacred. National Lampoon wouldn't show more warped reality TV shows.

2004.

2 Movies
Lost Reality

Lost Reality

2004
From the people who brought you National Lampoon's Animal House and National Lampoon's Van Wilder comes a hilariously twisted look at today's hottest television phenomenon...REALITY TELEVISION. It's a...
Goodnight, We Love You

Goodnight, We Love You

2004
GOODNIGHT, WE LOVE YOU is a film that chronicles the final stand-up comedy performance of a true living legend - the first female stand-up comic in history: Phyllis Diller. In 2002, Phyllis Diller an...

2003.

2 Movies
Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico

Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico

7.33
2003
Alejo Otero is a friend of Fred. There is a monster in the town.
Alex & Emma

Alex & Emma

2003
Alex needs to finish his novel in a month. He won't be paid if he doesn't. Angry Mafia types will look for him. Alex hired Kate Hudson to type his novel. The book is about a doomed love affair between...

2002.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
What's New, Scooby-Doo?

What's New, Scooby-Doo?

5.74
2002
The Mystery, Inc is a company. It is part of the Mystery, Inc. Gangs are launched into the 21st century with new mysteries to solve.
TV
Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?

Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?

2002
A teenager with a robot attends a suburban middle school.
TV
Life with Bonnie

Life with Bonnie

2002
The host of the local morning talk show Morning Chicago juggles family commitment, career obligations, and her husband's work ethic.
Jackass: The Movie

Jackass: The Movie

5.31
2002
Jackass: The Movie is the first time that Johnny, his friends and the rest of the gang will be seen on the big screen. They do stunts involving LIVE alligators, wander around Japan in panda outfits, w...

1998.

1 TV show
TV
Will & Grace

Will & Grace

6.33
1998
Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and th...

1996.

2 TV shows
TV
The Rosie O'Donnell Show

The Rosie O'Donnell Show

3.93
1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show was an American daytime television talk show hosted and produced by actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. It aired for six seasons from 1996 to 2002. Topics often discussed on...
TV
E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story

1996
Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows, and well-known public figures are the subjects of a documentary series on E! salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murders a...

1995.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
MADtv

MADtv

1
1995
Mad magazine inspired the creation of MADtv, an American sketch comedy television series. The show was on Saturdays on Fox.
TV
Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

6
1995
Brotherly Love ran on NBC from September 16, 1995 to April 1, 1996, and then on The WB from September 15, 1996 to May 18, 1997. The series was created by Jonathan Schmock and Jim Vallely. The series f...
Virtual Combat

Virtual Combat

1995
Two Nevada border officers, Dave Quarry and John, amuse themselves off duty by honing their kick-boxing skills through virtual reality combat. A computer tycoon is preparing to market his company's la...
Private Obsession

Private Obsession

1995
First-class fashion model Emanuelle Griffith is missing. Richard Tate knows exactly where she is and plans to keep her there until she knows her place: subordinate to men. But Emannuelle is waiting fo...

1994.

1 Movie
The Silence of the Hams

The Silence of the Hams

1994
A serial killer is being investigated by a federal agent and assisted by a doctor in a maximum security jail.

1993.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Johnny Bago

Johnny Bago

1993
In the summer of 1993 Johnny Bago aired on television. It stars Peter Dobson as ex-con Johnny Tenuti who, after being set up a second time, travels across America in a Winnebago under the name Johnny ...
TV
Bonkers

Bonkers

1993
Bonkers aired from September 4, 1993 to August 24, 1995 on syndicated television. The Disney Afternoon and the syndicated run were available. The show was taken off the schedule in 2004.
Indecent Proposal

Indecent Proposal

4
1993
John Gage offered a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband $1 million to spend the night with his wife.
Wayne's World 2

Wayne's World 2

5.79
1993
The stars of cable access TV received a message from Jim Morrison. Wayne is worried that a record producer is putting the moves on his girlfriend, and that the advances of mega-babe Honey Hornee are b...

1992.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Ben Stiller Show

The Ben Stiller Show

6
1992
parodies of movies, shows and commercials are what this sketch show is about. There are comedy sketches with special guest stars.
TV
The Addams Family

The Addams Family

5.56
1992
The Addams Family is based on a comic strip.
Tom and Jerry: The Movie

Tom and Jerry: The Movie

1992
The popular cartoon cat and mouse are in a movie. Two people are trying to help an orphan girl who is being berated and exploited by her guardian.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

6.78
1992
Instead of flying to Florida with his family, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card. Kevin wants to stop the Wet Bandits from robbing a toy store.

1990.

1 Movie
DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp

DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp

5.67
1990
Scrooge McDuck treks from his mansion home in Duckburg in search of the loot of the thief Collie Baba with his nephew and niece. Their thrilling adventure leads to comical chaos, magical chaos, and a ...

1987.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Charmings

The Charmings

1987
The Charmings is an American fantasy sitcom that aired from March 1987 to February 1988 on ABC. Based on the fairy tale Snow White, it chronicles Snow White and Prince Charming after they are transpor...
Amazon Women on the Moon

Amazon Women on the Moon

4
1987
This madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms is packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. This spoof of contemporary life an...

1984.

2 Movies
Calendar Girl Murders

Calendar Girl Murders

1984
Trainor is releasing nude models for each month of the year. When Miss January is pushed off a building, the party is ruined. The Homicide detective Dan Stoner is assigned the case that leads to the f...
Red Hot Rock

Red Hot Rock

1984
For the first time, you can see sexy music videos on television.

1982.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Late Night with David Letterman

Late Night with David Letterman

8.33
1982
Late Night with David Letterman is a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC that was created and hosted by David Letterman. It premiered in 1982 as the first incarnation of the Late Night franchise...
Things Are Tough All Over

Things Are Tough All Over

4.8
1982
They were hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas. Slyman and Prince Habib were together. There is money in the car.

1980.

3 Movies
The Gossip Columnist

The Gossip Columnist

1980
A new gossip columnist is Dina Moran.
Scooby Goes Hollywood

Scooby Goes Hollywood

5.79
1980
A group of people are going to be in a movie. When a scary creature wants to stop the film, Scooby needs to solve the mystery to keep his star status intact.
The Gong Show Movie

The Gong Show Movie

1980
A week in the life of Chuck Barris, the creator of "The Gong Show".

1977.

2 Movies
The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington

The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington

1
1977
The world's most famous madame is going to testify.
Chatterbox!

Chatterbox!

1977
A young woman who works in a beauty parlor discovers that she has a unique and special talent, which causes her no end of trouble.

1976.

2 TV shows
TV
The Brady Bunch Hour

The Brady Bunch Hour

1976
The Brady Bunch Hour is an American variety television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in association with Paramount Television, which aired on ABC between 1976 to 1977. The series stars the ...
TV
Donny & Marie

Donny & Marie

1976
Donny & Marie is an American variety show which aired on ABC from January 1976 to January 1979. The show stars brother and sister pop duo Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond. Donny had first become popular ...

1973.

1 TV show
TV
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters

1973
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters was an American children's television series that ran from 1973 to 1975, produced by Sid and Marty Krofft and aired on Saturday mornings. There were 29 episodes spanning t...

1969.

1 TV show
TV
Here Comes the Grump

Here Comes the Grump

5.89
1969
The bumbling, goofy Grump has placed a curse of gloom all over the land and only the Crystal Key can break the curse. It's up to Princess Dawn, her doglike companion Blip and young Terry to find the t...

1968.

2 TV shows
TV
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

5
1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by comedians ...

1966.

1 TV show
TV
The Monkees

The Monkees

4.25
1966
The Monkees was aired by NBC from 1966 to 1968. Four young men are trying to make a name for themselves as rock 'n roll singers. A number of new-wave film techniques were introduced on the show. The p...

1965.

1 TV show
TV
The Dean Martin Show

The Dean Martin Show

6.67
1965
The Dean Martin Variety Show ran from 1966 to 1974 on TV. Dean Martin hosted it. The theme song for the series was "everybody loves somebody".

1964.

1 Movie
I'd Rather Be Rich

I'd Rather Be Rich

1964
An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is d...

1962.

1 TV show
TV
The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show

1962
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show, starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, September 20, 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndi...

1948.

1 TV show
TV
The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show

6
1948
The Ed Sullivan Show was hosted by Ed Sullivan. TV Guide ranked The Ed Sullivan Show #15 on their list of the 50 greatest TV shows of all time.

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
The Gong Show

The Gong Show

The Gong Show is a franchise of Sony Pictures Television. It was broadcast on NBC's daytime schedule from June 14, 1976 to July 21, 1978 and in first-run syndication from 1976 to 1980 and 1988 to 1989...
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