- Category : Entertainment-Comedy
- Type : PE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (16,45)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Demands 2
American actor, writer, voice-man, mostly comedy. He wrote and performed with Mort Sahl, Gomer Pyle and Don Rickles and appeared in Mel Brooks "To Be or Not To Be."
Reilly served in the U.S. Army 12/58 to 4/61, when he went into broadcast as a disk jockey. He first went to Hollywood when invited by Tim Conway. During the '80s, he played Mr. Carlin on "The Bob Newhart Show," a role that became a recurring steady in half of the 142 shows of the series. He appeared in the sit-com "Roxie" that made a debut 4/15/1987. During the '90s he is still seen often as a popular guest on a variety of TV shows.
His role in some half dozen films, from "The Long Goodbye" to "Boogie Nights." From March 1997 through the year, Riley has appeared in 13 "Tonight Show" sketches for Jay Leno, and has appeared in the guise of cult leader Marshall Applewhite six times. Among his many hilarious spoofs, he has been Mother Theresa, a Rolling Stones roadie and a patient in "ER." Since 1989, he has been the voice of computer genius P.C. Modem on "Comp-USA" radio commercials, and is also heard in other TV commercials.