Rip Torn (born Elmore Raul Torn, Jr.) is an American actor of both screen and stage. He has won many awards throughout his career. He plays Chief of the MiB, Zed, in the Men in Black Films.
Having been arrested for breaking into a bank, Torn was unable to reprise the role of Zed in Men in Black III and the character was subsequently killed off.
Roles in Men in Black
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