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Jack Riley

Highest Rated:   100% Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
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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 Mort Sahl, Rowan and Martin and Don Rickles. He made his film debut in 1962's The Days of Wine and Roses, and later essayed eccentric roles in such laugh-spinners as Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1979). Active in television since 1966, Riley was a comedy-ensemble player in Keep on Truckin' (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 later reprised (under various character names) in such series as Alf and St. Elsewhere. He was also cast as TV station manager Leon Buchanan in the two-episode sitcom Roxie (1987), and was heard as the voice of Stu Pickles on the animated series Rugrats (1991- ). Extremely active in the LA theatrical scene, Jack Riley starred in such stage productions as 12 Angry Men and Small Craft Warnings. RIley died in 2016, at age 80.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
33% Room 6
  • Brewster
2006
41% Rugrats Go Wild
  • Stu Pickles
$39.5M 2003
61% Recess: School's Out
  • Golfer No.1
$34.9M 2001
75% Rugrats in Paris - The Movie
  • Stu Pickles
2000
59% The Rugrats Movie
  • Stu Pickles
1998
93% Boogie Nights
  • Lawyer
1997
No Score Yet Theodore Rex
  • Actor
1995
67% A Dangerous Woman
  • Bandleader
1993
98% The Player
  • Himself
1992
No Score Yet C.H.U.D. II
  • Wade
1989
No Score Yet Rented Lips
  • Herb, the Auditor
1988
No Score Yet Portrait of a White Marriage
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Martin Mull Live from North Ridgeville, Ohio
  • Actor
1988
57% Spaceballs
  • TV Newsman
1987
No Score Yet Night Patrol
  • Dr. Ziegler
1984
No Score Yet Finders Keepers
  • Ormond
1984
63% To Be or Not to Be
  • Dobish
1983
No Score Yet When Your Lover Leaves
  • Ralph
1983
68% Frances
  • Barnes
1982
63% History of the World---Part I
  • Stoned Soldier
1981
27% Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
  • Agriculture Official
1978
75% High Anxiety
  • Desk Clerk
1977
20% The World's Greatest Lover
  • Projectionist
1977
81% Silent Movie
  • Executive
1976
93% California Split
  • Bartender
1974
No Score Yet Bank Shot
  • Jackson
1974
97% The Long Goodbye
  • Piano Player
1973
89% McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Riley Quinn
1971
No Score Yet A Dangerous Friend
  • Actor
1971
85% Catch-22
  • Doctor
1970
100% Days of Wine and Roses
  • Waiter
1962

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Rider
  • 1997
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
  • Charles Sutton
  • 1979

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