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Old 08-19-2016, 04:56 PM   #1
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Jack Riley, a veteran of The Bob Newhart Show and several Mel Brooks films who also voiced a popular Rugrats character, died today in Los Angeles. He was 80. Riley’s wife Ginger Lawrence told Deadline he died of pneumonia and infection.


Along with playing the neurotic Elliot Carlin on Bob Newhart and appearing in Brooks films including High Anxiety and History of the World, Part I, Riley voiced Stu Pickles on Nickelodeon’s Rugrats and its follow-up series All Growed Up!

A Cleveland native, Riley began his career as a regular on the 1962-63 ABC sitcom Occasional Wife, which was narrated by Vin Scully. The actor went on to guest on dozens of popular TV series ranging from I Dream of Jeannie and Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In to The Partridge Family and Hogan’s Heroes before landing what would become his signature role.


The Bob Newhart Show premiered in September 1972 and became a hit for CBS. Starring Newhart as a Chicago psychologist, the smart, quirky sitcom was among the top 20 programs in primetime for its first three seasons. Riley’s neuroses-laden Elliot appeared in nearly 50 episodes as a patient of Bob’s who had a persecution complex and constantly put himself down. He appeared in all six seasons of the show, which also starred Suzanne Pleshette and Marcia Wallace.

Riley continued to work in elsewhere in TV during Bob Newhart‘s run, guesting on such classic comedies as M*A*S*H, Mary Tyler Moore and Happy Days along with dramas including Cannon, Columbo and Police Woman. In 1976, he played a Hollywood executive in Silent Movie, Brooks’ follow-up to Young Frankenstein, and Riley would go on to appear in the filmmaker’s High Anxiety (1978), History of the World, Part I (1981) — memorably playing a Roman soldier stoned on “Roman Red” — and Spaceballs (1987).

Riley continued to work steadily throughout the ’80s and ’90s and through the 2000s, with credits too numerous to name. His later-career highlight was voicing Stu Pickles, the father of Tommy and Dil on Rugrats. Riley appeared on more than 140 episodes of the toon, reprising the role in the 1998-2003 film trilogy and several episodes of follow-up series All Growed Up!

Among other TV shows on which Riley appeared in multiple episodes are The Red Skelton Show, Barney Miller, Diff’rent Strokes, Night Court and Son of the Beach.
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OH NO!!! Wow!! So sad to hear this! He was such a funny comedic actor! Perfect as Mr. Carlin.And he was also very funny as Mr. Gonigan ,Barbara and Max's boss at the travel agency they worked at on the last season of One day at a time,which are playing now!


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He was outstanding and so damn funny. He was the perfect foil to Bob's rational and sensible character.
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Jack Riley, a veteran of The Bob Newhart Show and several Mel Brooks films who also voiced a popular Rugrats character, died today in Los Angeles. He was 80. Riley’s wife Ginger Lawrence told Deadline he died of pneumonia and infection.


Along with playing the neurotic Elliot Carlin on Bob Newhart and appearing in Brooks films including High Anxiety and History of the World, Part I, Riley voiced Stu Pickles on Nickelodeon’s Rugrats and its follow-up series All Growed Up!

A Cleveland native, Riley began his career as a regular on the 1962-63 ABC sitcom Occasional Wife, which was narrated by Vin Scully. The actor went on to guest on dozens of popular TV series ranging from I Dream of Jeannie and Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In to The Partridge Family and Hogan’s Heroes before landing what would become his signature role.


The Bob Newhart Show premiered in September 1972 and became a hit for CBS. Starring Newhart as a Chicago psychologist, the smart, quirky sitcom was among the top 20 programs in primetime for its first three seasons. Riley’s neuroses-laden Elliot appeared in nearly 50 episodes as a patient of Bob’s who had a persecution complex and constantly put himself down. He appeared in all six seasons of the show, which also starred Suzanne Pleshette and Marcia Wallace.

Riley continued to work in elsewhere in TV during Bob Newhart‘s run, guesting on such classic comedies as M*A*S*H, Mary Tyler Moore and Happy Days along with dramas including Cannon, Columbo and Police Woman. In 1976, he played a Hollywood executive in Silent Movie, Brooks’ follow-up to Young Frankenstein, and Riley would go on to appear in the filmmaker’s High Anxiety (1978), History of the World, Part I (1981) — memorably playing a Roman soldier stoned on “Roman Red” — and Spaceballs (1987).

Riley continued to work steadily throughout the ’80s and ’90s and through the 2000s, with credits too numerous to name. His later-career highlight was voicing Stu Pickles, the father of Tommy and Dil on Rugrats. Riley appeared on more than 140 episodes of the toon, reprising the role in the 1998-2003 film trilogy and several episodes of follow-up series All Growed Up!

Among other TV shows on which Riley appeared in multiple episodes are The Red Skelton Show, Barney Miller, Diff’rent Strokes, Night Court and Son of the Beach.
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Just read this news in the paper this morning. When I started watching TBNS reruns in college my roommate was going to group therapy and he said that Riley's performance was pitch perfect. May he RIP.
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I had the pleasure of meeting Jack Riley twice. The first time, I went up to Hollywood Blvd. for Suzanne Pleshette's star ceremony. Jack walked in, using a walker, and sat in the celebrity section. He was near to the barricades that kept the celebs from the fans like me, so I leaned over to talk to him. He seemed so very nice. Though his picture was not included on the cover of the TV Guide that I carried with me that day, of the TBNS cast, he was happy to sign it for me, especially when I told him that his caricature should have been included on that cover.

A couple of years later, he was at the Hollywood Autograph Show with both Marcia Wallace and Bill Daily. All were sitting next to each other. I listened to the banter back and forth, the laughter, the feel of genuine friendship among the three. It was a joy to watch, and to talk to the three of them. By this time, though, Jack was in a wheelchair with an attendant to roll him and accompany him.

Talking to Bill Daily, he was saying that he, Bob and Jack were friends in Chicago, long before TBNS. He and Jack did a couple of shows together. The last time he saw Jack was when they were filming that clip for the anniversary of the show. The editor managed to get some good clips of Jack, but most the time, he wasn't very coherent, because of Alzheimer's. Sad!

Bill is crushed over the death of Jack. He made the statement, only he, Bob and Peter are left, the women are all gone.


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