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The Life of Riley (1953–1958)

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 Jan 2, 1953

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Jan 2, 1953 (United States)

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160 cast members
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William Bendix
Chester A. Riley / Chester Riley Chester A. Riley / Chester Riley   See fewer
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Marjorie Reynolds
Peg Riley / Peg Peg Riley / Peg   See fewer
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137
Wesley Morgan
Junior Riley / Junior / Junior Gillis Junior Riley / Junior / Junior Gillis   See fewer
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132
Tom D'Andrea
Jim Gillis / Gillis Jim Gillis / Gillis   See fewer
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128
Lugene Sanders
Babs Riley / Babs / Babs Riley-Marshall Babs Riley / Babs / Babs Riley-Marshall   See fewer
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97
Gloria Blondell
Honeybee Gillis / Honeybee / Honey Bee / Nurse Honeybee Gillis / Honeybee / Honey Bee / Nurse   See fewer
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54
Henry Kulky
Otto Schmidlap / Feeney's Big Goon Otto Schmidlap / Feeney's Big Goon   See fewer
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30
Emory Parnell
Hawkins / Foreman / Hank Hawkins / Mr. Hawkins / Rikley's Boss Hawkins / Foreman / Hank Hawkins / Mr. Hawkins / Rikley's Boss   See fewer
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21
Sterling Holloway
Waldo / Waldo Binney / Waldo Binny / Mrs. Binney Waldo / Waldo Binney / Waldo Binny / Mrs. Binney   See fewer
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14
George O'Hanlon
Calvin / Calvin Dudley Calvin / Calvin Dudley   See fewer
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13
Florence Sundstrom
Belle / Belle Dudley / belle Dudley Belle / Belle Dudley / belle Dudley   See fewer
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10
Douglass Dumbrille
Cunningham Cunningham   See fewer
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7
Gregory Marshall
Egbert Gillis / Egbert Egbert Gillis / Egbert   See fewer
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7
Martin Milner
Don Marshall / Bruce / Don Don Marshall / Bruce / Don   See fewer
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James Gleason
Mike Riley / Pa Riley Mike Riley / Pa Riley   See fewer
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Dick Wessel
Squarehead Malloy / Squarehead Malibu Squarehead Malloy / Squarehead Malibu   See fewer
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Veda Ann Borg
Honeybee / Honeybee Gillis Honeybee / Honeybee Gillis   See fewer
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Bob Sweeney
Dangle Dangle   See fewer
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Sarah Padden
Martha Riley / Ma Riley Martha Riley / Ma Riley   See fewer
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Pat Flaherty
Watchman Watchman   See fewer
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Joe Flynn
Jenkins Jenkins   See fewer
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John Hoyt
Blakely / Mr. Beaker Blakely / Mr. Beaker   See fewer
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Frank Jenks
Marty / Marty Dipsle Marty / Marty Dipsle   See fewer
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Percy Helton
Mr. Cox Mr. Cox   See fewer
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Steve Pendleton
Mr. Garfield / Mr. Laurence Mr. Garfield / Mr. Laurence   See fewer
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Arthur Q. Bryan
Curtiss / The Country Store Owner Curtiss / The Country Store Owner   See fewer
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Frank Ferguson
Dr. Benson Dr. Benson   See fewer
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Jay Brooks
Mailman Mailman   See fewer
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Joe Devlin
Policeman / The Guard Policeman / The Guard   See fewer
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Michael Ross
1st Truck Driver / Big Junior 1st Truck Driver / Big Junior   See fewer
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Gene Roth
2nd Truck Driver / Rocco 2nd Truck Driver / Rocco   See fewer
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Hildegarde Halliday
Letitia / Lottie Letitia / Lottie   See fewer
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Bert Wheeler
Thaddeus Thaddeus   See fewer
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Beverly Wills
Audrey / Election helper Audrey / Election helper   See fewer
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Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Finnegan / Flanagan Finnegan / Flanagan   See fewer
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Ralph Sanford
Hawkins Hawkins   See fewer
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Nancy Kulp
Charlotte Lindsay / Mrs. Lindsay Charlotte Lindsay / Mrs. Lindsay   See fewer
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Isabel Withers
Lorna Hawkins Lorna Hawkins   See fewer
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Tom Nolan
Drake Drake   See fewer
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Dayton Lummis
Mr. Marshall Mr. Marshall   See fewer
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Stanja Lowe
Millicent Millicent   See fewer
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Mrs. Marshall Mrs. Marshall   See fewer
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Charles Ruggles
Mr. Parker Mr. Parker   See fewer
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Michael Hall
Don / Ken Don / Ken   See fewer
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Herman Herman   See fewer
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Richard Deacon
Tree Surgeon Tree Surgeon   See fewer
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Drummer Drummer   See fewer
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Jackie Blanchard
Salesgirl Salesgirl   See fewer
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Joyce Compton
Louella Louella   See fewer
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Lou Nova
Mr. Cooper Mr. Cooper   See fewer
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Ruth Hammond
Mrs. Tuttle Mrs. Tuttle   See fewer
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Jack Kruschen
Dooley Dooley   See fewer
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Arthur Shields
Mr. Winkley Mr. Winkley   See fewer
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Florence Lake
Mrs. Treadwell Mrs. Treadwell   See fewer
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Hunter Hunter   See fewer
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Doc Fishblow Doc Fishblow   See fewer
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Mrs. Morris Mrs. Morris   See fewer
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Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Edgar Stehli
Mr. Tuttle Mr. Tuttle   See fewer
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Walter Coy
Dodsworth Dodsworth   See fewer
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Mrs. Laurence Mrs. Laurence   See fewer
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Baldwin Baldwin   See fewer
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First Woman First Woman   See fewer
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Leonard Leonard   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
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McNeil McNeil   See fewer
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Clerk Clerk   See fewer
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Butler Butler   See fewer
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Theodosia Theodosia   See fewer
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Grocer Grocer   See fewer
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Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Con Conrad Con Conrad   See fewer
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Butch Butch   See fewer
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Music Teacher Music Teacher   See fewer
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Uncle Baxter Uncle Baxter   See fewer
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1st Boy 1st Boy   See fewer
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Miss Fordice Miss Fordice   See fewer
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Mac Elroy Mac Elroy   See fewer
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Jack Clifford Jack Clifford   See fewer
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Mr. Burke Mr. Burke   See fewer
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Mary Ann Mary Ann   See fewer
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Peewee Peewee   See fewer
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Lambert Lambert   See fewer
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Father Father   See fewer
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Ricardo Ricardo   See fewer
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Mother Mother   See fewer
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Harvey Harvey   See fewer
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Miss Cosgrove Miss Cosgrove   See fewer
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Officer Officer   See fewer
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Mr. Bellflower Mr. Bellflower   See fewer
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Chalmers Chalmers   See fewer
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Teasdale Teasdale   See fewer
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Honest Ed Feeney (uncredited) Honest Ed Feeney (uncredited)   See fewer
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House Buyer (uncredited) House Buyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.3 / 10 | 303 votes