Gary Riley

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Gary Riley
A photo I took of Actor Gary Riley 2015 in Burbank California.jpg
Gary Riley in 2015, Burbank California
Born
OccupationActor
Years active1984–1996

Gary Riley is a former child and teen American character actor with numerous film, made-for-TV films and television credits.

Film and television career[edit]

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 character's wallet in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and as a naive metalhead customer whom Judge Reinhold cannot 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. His last role was as a thug in Fear, with Mark Wahlberg.

Personal life[edit]

Riley grew up in Irvine, California and later attended Newport Harbor High School and did acting training at South Coast Repertory Young Conservatory Players.[citation needed]

As the 1980s came to a close, he spent much of his time following the Grateful Dead and later Phil Lesh and Friends.[1]

In addition, Riley has been a frequent guest of the Adventure Club Podcast on ACPN with hosts Guy Hutchinson and John J. Galbo. He will call in from different bars and restaurants with various guests in the entertainment industry.[citation needed] He participated in the Summer School Q&A at New Beverly Cinema in the summer of 2013.[2]

Riley has said he lived off residual checks for almost twenty years after leaving Hollywood.[3]

He has lived in Portland and Eugene, Oregon and currently resides in the Los Angeles area.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adventure Club Podcast Sequence 84: That Bar in Burbank". 2015-03-09. Archived from the original on 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2015-07-24.
  2. ^ "I Celebrated My 40th Birthday at Summer School!". 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2015-07-24.
  3. ^ "Adventure Club Podcast Sequence 84: That Bar in Burbank". 2015-03-09. Archived from the original on 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2015-07-24.
  4. ^ "Sequence 88: Christmas in July with Gary Riley". 2015-07-20. Retrieved 2015-07-24.

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