With a career spanning nearly five decades, Jack Riley became a familiar face to countless TV fans-even if some don't know his name. Born in Cleveland in 1935, Riley first entered show business hosting a radio show on his hometown's AM station WERE. After serving in the U.S. Army, Riley took his act to Los Angeles, where he landed his first big break co-starring on the TV series "Occasional Wife" (NBC, 1966-67). When that series wrapped, Riley embarked on what would become the mainstay of his career: memorable TV appearances. Between 1967 and 1972 alone, Riley appeared on sixteen different shows, including "I Dream of Jeannie" (NBC, 1965-1970), "The Partridge Family" (ABC, 1970-1974), and "Hogan's Heroes" (CBS, 1965-1971). In 1972, Riley joined the cast of the popular sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS, 1972-1978) as the comically dour Elliot Carlin. He played the character throughout the show's six-year run, and when the series wrapped in 1978, Riley returned to his streak of guest appearances. He would show up on everything from "Hart to Hart" (ABC 1979-1984), to "Eight is Enough" (ABC, 1977-1981), to "Family Ties" (NBC, 1982-1989). In 1991, Riley took on the voice acting role of Stu Pickles on the popular animated series "Rugrats" (Nickelodeon, 1991-2005). He would stick with the series for its entire run, concurrently playing the same role on the show's spinoff, "All Grown Up!" (Nickelodeon, 2003-07). Jack Riley died in 2016. He was 80 years old.
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Began co-starring as Elliot Carlin on "The Bob Newhart Show."
Appeared on "Eight is Enough," "Ladies Man," and "Fantasy Island."
Began providing the voice of Stu Pickles on the popular animated series "Rugrats."