Robert Christopher Riley

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Robert Christopher Riley
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Robert Christopher Riley in 2016.
Born (1980-10-11) October 11, 1980 (age 37)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Robert Christopher Riley (born October 11, 1980) is an American film, television, and stage actor of Trinidadian and Bajan descent. He is known for his role as Terrence Wall in the VH1 television drama series Hit The Floor from 2013 to 2016, and for playing Michael Culhane in The CW's 2017 Dynasty reboot.

Early life[edit]

Riley was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His mother is from Trinidad and father is from Barbados. Riley attended Brooklyn Technical High School where he participated in the school's drama club. He went to college and received his B.A. in Theater from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 2003. In 2006, he received his Masters in Theater from Ohio University. He played college football and wrote his first theatrical script which he also directed.


From 2013 to 2016, Riley played Terrence Wall in the VH1 television drama series Hit The Floor.[1][2]

On Broadway, Riley played the role of Dave Robinson in Lombardi and starred in the 2009 production of Tennessee Williams Cat On A Hot Tin Roof as Brick, succeeding Terrence Howard in the role.[3] In 2014, he appeared as Jay "The Sport" Jackson in the Old Globe Theatre's production of television writer and producer Marco Ramirez's The Royale.[3] He also played Jared in the 2016 TV One movie Bad Dad Rehab.[4]

In March 2017, Riley was cast in The CW's Dynasty reboot as chauffeur Michael Culhane.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Trade Off Kenny/Ralph
2007 Over Coffee Death Short
2009 The Turtle Hadlermann Video short
2012 The Bourne Legacy Outcome #6
2013 The Spirit Game Colson Short
2014 Getting Even Hennessy
2016 The Perfect Match Victor
Love on the Run Mr. Handsome
Destined Cal/Calvin
Barrow: Freedom Fighter Jean Holder Documentary
2017 Walk Away From Love Andre
2018 Professor Mack Christopher Morris Post production


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Cleon Lewis 1 episode
Royal Pains Paramedic #1
Medium Police Officer
Nurse Jackie Officer #1
2010 Victorious Derrick
2011 Eden Doorman
White Collar Young Jefferies
2012 Nurse Jackie Hot Cop
Single Ladies
Damages Mike the Attorney
For Better or Worse Harold
2013–2016 Hit the Floor Terrence Wall Series regular (33 episodes)
2013 Ironside 1 episode
2014 Seasons of Love Miles Television movie
2016 Bad Dad Rehab Jared
Bring Out the Lady Vegas
2017 Underground Hicks 5 episodes
Elementary Roy Booker 3 episodes
2017–present Dynasty Michael Culhane Series regular

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population (Voice)


Year Title Self Notes
2013 Do Something Awards Himself Television special
Datzhott 1 episode
2014 Teens Who Know Guest
2017 Apollo Night LA Celebrity Host

Staff credits[edit]

Year Title Staff Notes
2018 Professor Mack Co-producer Post production


  1. ^ Exton, Emily (July 24, 2013). "Very VH1: Chat With Hit The Floor Stars Katherine Bailess And Robert Christopher Riley". VH1. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
  2. ^ Bellino, Damian (July 7, 2014). "Hit The Floor's Robert Christopher Riley Is A Hottie!". VH1. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Photo Flash: First Look at Montego Glover, Robert Christopher Riley and More in The Royale at The Old Globe". October 8, 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  4. ^ Manyando, Abesi (July 5, 2016). ""Bad Dad Rehab" gives Fathers a Second Chance". HuffPost. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (February 24, 2017). "Dynasty: CW Reboot Casts Robert Christopher Riley; Valor Adds Charlie Barnett". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2017. 

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