Riley Griffiths

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Riley Griffiths
Born Riley Griffiths
(1997-05-14) May 14, 1997 (age 20)
Cedar City, Utah, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010-present
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 250 lb (113 kg)
  • Anne (mother)
  • Brandon (father)
Relatives Jade Griffiths (brother)

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]

Griffiths' family later moved to the Issaquah/Sammamish area. While attending Skyline High School, Griffiths was a lineman on the varsity football team.[4] He now plays defensive line at Montana State University.[5]


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.[6]



Year Title Role
2011 Super 8 Charles Kaznyk


Year Title Role Note(s)
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Willie Episode: Mascot

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 PFCS Award Best Ensemble Acting Super 8 Won
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Male Scene Stealer Super 8 Nominated
Choice Movie Chemistry Super 8 Nominated
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young Ensemble Cast Super 8 Nominated


  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. ^ Kelley, Mason (10 October 2011). "Skyline freshman Riley Griffiths is a film room superstar". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Skyline High DE Riley Griffiths commits to Montana State". 
  6. ^ Macdonald, Moira (10 June 2011). "Hollywood calls student Riley Griffiths". The Daily Herald. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 

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