He died today of pneumonia at the age of 80.
Many will remember him as the bitterly unhappy and neurotic patient Carlin on “The Bob Newhart Show” in the 1970s, but a decade later he made a hilarious cameo in “Newhart”:
His biography on Wikipedianotes:
Riley was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Agnes C. (née Corrigan) and John A. Riley. After attending Saint Ignatius High School and John Carroll University, he served in the United States Army.
He was brilliant.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.