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Jack Riley Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Dec 30, 1935
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

While serving his two-year hitch in the Army, Jack Riley performed in "Rolling Along of 1960," a military travelling show. After his discharge, Riley attended John Carroll University, then resumed his show-business activities as an actor, comedian, and "special material" writer for such stars as [[Performer~P62620~Mort Sahl~mortsahl]], Rowan and [[Performer~P162792~Martin~martin]] and [[Performer~P60156~Don Rickles~donrickles]]. He made his film debut in 1962's [[Feature~V12663~The Days of Wine and Roses~daysofwineandroses]], and has since essayed eccentric roles in such laugh-spinners as [[Feature~V3267~Attack of the Killer Tomatoes~attackofthekillertomatoes]] (1979). Active in television since 1966, Riley was a comedy-ensemble player in [[Feature~V126715~Keep on Truckin'~keeponrockin]] (1975) and The Tim Conway Show (1980 edition), and occasionally popped up on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, impersonating Lyndon Johnson. His most celebrated TV role was the supremely paranoid Elliot Carlin in The Bob Newhart Show (1972-78), a role he has since reprised (under various character names) in such series as [[Feature~V1446~Alf~alfie]] and St. Elsewhere. He was also cast as TV station manager Leon Buchanan in the two-episode sitcom [[Feature~V108451~Roxie~roxiehart]] (1987), and has been heard as the voice of Stu Pickles on the animated series [[Feature~V174124~Rugrats~therugratsmovie]] (1991- ). Extremely active in the LA theatrical scene, Jack Riley has starred in such stage productions as 12 Angry Men and Small Craft Warnings. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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