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The Life of Riley (1949–1950)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His stock answer to every turn of fate became a catch ...See moreRiley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His stock answer to every turn of fate became a catch phrase: 'What a revoltin' development this is!" Written by Anonymous See less
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Updated Oct 4, 1949

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Oct 4, 1949 (United States)

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53 cast members
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Jackie Gleason
Chester A. Riley / Chester Riley Chester A. Riley / Chester Riley   See fewer
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Rosemary DeCamp
Peg Riley / Mom / Peg Peg Riley / Mom / Peg   See fewer
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Lanny Rees
Junior Riley / Junior Junior Riley / Junior   See fewer
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Sid Tomack
Jim Gillis / Gillis Jim Gillis / Gillis   See fewer
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Gloria Winters
Babs Riley / Babs Babs Riley / Babs   See fewer
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John Brown
Digger O'Dell / Digger / Agent / Digby 'Digger' O'Dell / Digger' ODell Digger O'Dell / Digger / Agent / Digby 'Digger' O'Dell / Digger' ODell   See fewer
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Bob Jellison
Waldo Binny / Waldo / Waldo Binnie Waldo Binny / Waldo / Waldo Binnie   See fewer
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Maxine Semon
Honeybee Gillis Honeybee Gillis   See fewer
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Jimmy Wallington
Announcer / Himself - Announcer Announcer / Himself - Announcer   See fewer
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Jimmy Lydon
Simon Vanderhopper Simon Vanderhopper   See fewer
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Ann Burr
Marilyn Morris Marilyn Morris   See fewer
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Alan Reed
Ferguson / Punchy Ferguson / Punchy   See fewer
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Marlo Dwyer
Mrs. Bennett / Teacher Mrs. Bennett / Teacher   See fewer
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Jay Kirby
Hal Sloman Hal Sloman   See fewer
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Anne Burr
Marilyn Marilyn   See fewer
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Steve Clark
Jeff Warwick Jeff Warwick   See fewer
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Marten Lamont
Professor Lafayette Professor Lafayette   See fewer
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Queenie Leonard
Miss Clyde Miss Clyde   See fewer
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Emory Parnell
Clay J. Stevenson Clay J. Stevenson   See fewer
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Mack Williams
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Fay Baker
Prof. Van Plantan Prof. Van Plantan   See fewer
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John Eldredge
Sheekman Sheekman   See fewer
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John Hamilton
Dr. Beamish Dr. Beamish   See fewer
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Tim Ryan
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Marie Blake
Hospital Nurse Hospital Nurse   See fewer
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Paul Bryar
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Frank Jaquet
Justice of the Peace Justice of the Peace   See fewer
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Harry Lauter
George George   See fewer
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George McDonald
Egbert Gillis Egbert Gillis   See fewer
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Mary Treen
Millie - Stevenson's Secretary Millie - Stevenson's Secretary   See fewer
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William E. Green
Stevenson Stevenson   See fewer
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George Lloyd
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver   See fewer
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Mabel Paige
Mrs. Whitaker Mrs. Whitaker   See fewer
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Ray Walker
Monohan Monohan   See fewer
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Lilian Bond
Mrs. Morris Mrs. Morris   See fewer
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Eddie Dunn
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Dian Fauntelle
Matilda - Maid Matilda - Maid   See fewer
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Wilton Graff
Dr. Leroy Dr. Leroy   See fewer
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Teddy Infuhr
Fresh Boy Fresh Boy   See fewer
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Manuel París
Consul Consul   See fewer
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Forrest Taylor
Joe Green Joe Green   See fewer
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Charles Evans
Mr. Morris Mr. Morris   See fewer
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Harry Harvey
Doctor H. Harvey Doctor H. Harvey   See fewer
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Henry Corden
Delivery Man Delivery Man   See fewer
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Lyle Talbot
District Attorney Phillips (uncredited) District Attorney Phillips (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 73 votes