Gary Riley

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Gary Riley
Born (1963-11-19) November 19, 1963 (age 51)
St. Louis, Missouri
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–1996

Gary Riley (born November 19, 1963) is a former American character actor with about thirty credits encompassing theatrical and made-for-TV films as well as episodes of TV series.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Gary Riley played Charlie Hogan, one of his best-known roles, in the 1986 film Stand by Me, and also received notice for his portrayal of Dave Frazier in the 1987 comedy Summer School. He made notable appearances as a thief who steals money from Steve Martin's wallet in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and as a naive metalhead customer whom Judge Reinhold can not bear to rip off after discovering his girlfriend is pregnant in Ruthless People. He also made guest appearances on such TV shows as Knots Landing, Growing Pains, Amazing Stories (in a special hour-long episode directed by Steven Spielberg), and Airwolf. Riley was raised in Irvine, CA.

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