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Rip Taylor Wiki, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Gay, Wife, Kids, Height

Rip Taylor Wiki, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Gay, Wife, Kids, Height

Facts of Rip Taylor

Full Name:Rip Taylor
Birth Date:January 13, 1935
Age:89 years
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
DivorceRusty Rowe
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown
Birth PlaceWashington D.C
FatherCharles Elmer Taylor Sr.
MotherElizabeth Taylor
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Comedian and actor, Rip Taylor became known for his wacky antics and his high-pitched voice.

Parents of Rip Taylor

Rip Taylor was born in the year 1935 on the 13th of January. He was born in a place called Washington D.C which lies in the United States of America. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He is the son of Elizabeth Taylor and Charles Elmer Taylor Sr.

Taylor’s Mother is a Waitress

His mother was a waitress and his father was a musician at that time. He struggled a lot with bullying while he was at his school. When he was young, he also got an opportunity to work as a Congressional Page and he did not let that chance slip through his hands. He then served in U.S. Army Signal Corps in the Korean War.

Rip holds an American nationality and belongs to the white has as o nicity. He was influenced by legendary comedians like Charlie Chaplin, Red Foxx, Mickey Rooney, and Groucho Marx. Rip Taylor’s childhood was not lavish at all but it was not difficult too.

How much is Rip Taylor’s Net Worth and Salary?

Rip Taylor known for his flamboyant and exuberant personality, has collected decent money from his acting and voice-over career. Currently, his net worth is evaluated at $3 million as of 2022.

Is Rip Taylor Gay? 

Taylor’s personal life is very confusing to everyone. According to some sources, he is openly gay. He has kept every piece of information under the radar. However, in the past, he was dating Rusty Rowe and the couple lived some years happily married as well. Because of some serious problems, their relationship as husband and wife did not last and the couple went through the process of divorce.

Television/Film Career

The Ed Sullivan Show, Taylor appeared in the Jackie Gleason Show in several guest appearances during the 1963-64 season as “The Weeping Comedian”. He appeared in 1968 in two episodes of The Monkees and had a cameo in 1969 in the special 33 1/3 Revolutions by Monkee.

He continued to work as a voice performer in the 1970s cartoon series Here Comes the Grump (as the title character) and in the second The Addams Family cartoon series (as Uncle Fester).

Throughout the 1970s, Taylor was a frequent celebrity guest panelist on TV game shows such as Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth, and The Gong Show, and substituted for Charles Nelson Reilly on The Match Game. Rip became a regular on Sid and Marty Krofft’s Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, playing Sheldon, a sea-genie who lived in a conch shell.

Moreover, Taylor was also a regular on The Brady Bunch Hour, playing the role of neighbor/performer Jack Merrill. He also hosted a short-lived send-up of beauty pageants called The $1.98 Beauty Show, created by Gong Show producer/host Chuck Barris, in 1978.

Afterward, Taylor appeared as a celebrity on the 1990 version of Match Game. In 1979, he was the voice of C.J. from the Hanna-Barbera TV movie Scooby Goes Hollywood. His other appearances such as the television show The Kids in the Hall.

Rip was referred to as Uncle Rip by Buddy Cole, one of the show’s characters. He also appeared as himself in the movie Wayne’s World 2, one of the special guests invited to “WayneStock” after being visited in a dream by Jim Morrison. In 1990, he voiced the genie in DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp.

Live theater

Taylor’s first major live show was in 1966 when he toured with Judy Garland and Eleanor Powell in Las Vegas. In 1981, Taylor appeared on Broadway when he replaced Mickey Rooney in the music comedy Sugar Babies with the theme Burlesque.

In her live shows in Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe he often played with Debbie Reynolds. Taylor performed frequently in Atlantic City as well. In 2010, he appeared in the one-man show It Ain’t All Confetti in North Hollywood, where he shared personal stories about his life and career.


  • Taylor’s career in show business starts after he joined the U.S. Army, where he started performing stand-up in clubs and restaurants abroad.
  • Although a lot of his material was jokes stolen from acts he saw in USO shows, his signature piece would be to pretend to cry as he begged the audience to laugh.
  • From there he was able to get a seat on the Ed Sullivan Show, where he had nearly 20 appearances.
  • According to Taylor, Sullivan forgot his name, but always said, “Get me the weeping comedian.”

FAQs of Rip Taylor

What happened to Rip Taylor?

Rip passed away on October 6, 2019, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States. He died due to heart failure.

Was Rip Taylor in the military?

Yes, Rip was in the military. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

How tall is Rip Taylor?

Rip has a standard height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.   In addition, his eyes look blue in color and his hair color is brown.