Riley Griffiths

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Riley Griffiths
Born Riley Griffiths
(1997-05-14) May 14, 1997 (age 17)
Cedar City, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010-present

Riley Griffiths (born May 14, 1997)[1] is an American actor, best known for his role as Charles Kaznyk in the 2011 film, Super 8.

Early life and education[edit]

Griffiths was born on May 14, 1997 in Cedar City, Utah.[2] His first acting role came when he was 6 years old, when he participated in a version of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.[3]


In 2010, Griffiths got his first major role, when he was selected to play the role of Charles Kaznyk, in Super 8, directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg.[4] He now lives in the Issaquah/Sammamish area, and is a lineman on the Skyline High School varsity football team.[5] He has received a second role in a film called Measure of a Man, in which he plays a bullied teen with Christina Hendricks playing his mother.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Super 8 Charles Kaznyk Won - PFCS Award for Best Ensemble Acting
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry
Nominated - Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer
Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Willie Episode: Mascot
2014 Measure of a Man Bobby


  1. ^ Hall, Tim (5 June 2011). "Q&A with Super 8′s Riley Griffiths". Seattle Pi. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  2. ^ P. Means, Sean (9 June 2011). "Riley Griffiths: From Cedar City to ‘Super 8’". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Wesely, Tommy (10 June 2011). "Super 8's Riley Griffiths on His Big-Screen Debut". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Macdonald, Moira (10 June 2011). "Hollywood calls student Riley Griffiths". The Daily Herald. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Kelley, Mason (10 October 2011). "Skyline freshman Riley Griffiths is a film room superstar". Seattle Times. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Christina Hendricks To Star In ‘Measure Of A Man’". Deadline. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 

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