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Larry Riley



Handsome, outgoing African American leading man Larry Riley attended Memphis State University. Riley made his Broadway debut in the generically-titled 1978 production A Broadway Musical. He played GI ballplayer/C&W singer C.J. Memphis in Charles Fuller's 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier's Play, then repeated the role in the 1984 film version, A Soldier's Story. This and Crackers (1985) were Riley's only big-screen appearances, though he was seen in the made-for-TV Long Gone (1987) and Polly (1988). His last major Broadway gig was as Jim in Roger Miller's Huckleberry Finn-inspired musical Big River. Larry Riley died of AIDs two weeks before his 40th birthday.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Last Time Out
  • Coach Washington
1994
No Score Yet Polly
  • Rev. Gillis
1989
No Score Yet Dead Solid Perfect
  • Spec
1988
No Score Yet Long Gone
  • Joe Louis Brown
1987
No Score Yet Badge of the Assassin
  • Herman Bell
1985
89% A Soldier's Story
  • C.J. Memphis
1984
0% Crackers
  • Boardwalk
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Joshua

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