Leon Lamarr

Rip Torn


Columbo Villains -  Leon Lamarr

Last Words to Columbo: "…I am surprised you’d try to use that print to place me there at the night of his death"

In 'Death Hits the Jackpot' Rip Torn pays the Villain Leon Lamarr. In the epsisode, Freddie Brower, a struggling photographer in the midst of a divorce, experiences a stroke of luck when he wins a whopping $30 million in the lottery. However, to prevent his soon-to-be-ex-wife from getting a share of the prize, he enlists the help of his uncle Leon to cash in the ticket and hold onto the money until after the divorce is finalized. Little did Freddie know, his uncle Leon Lamarr had other intentions for the lottery winnings.
Rip Torn was an American actor who had a career spanning over six decades in film, television, and theater. He was born on February 6, 1931, in Temple, Texas, and began his acting career in the 1950s. Torn appeared in numerous films, including "Payday," "Cross Creek," "Defending Your Life," and "Men in Black," for which he received critical acclaim for his performance as Agent Zed. He also had a prolific television career, with roles in shows such as "The Larry Sanders Show," "30 Rock," and "Will & Grace." Torn was nominated for numerous awards throughout his career and won an Emmy Award for his role in "The Larry Sanders Show."