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Gary Riley

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Birth dateNovember 19, 1963(age 53)
Place of birthSt. Louis, Missouri
Years active1984 1996

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Gary Riley (born November 19, 1963) is a former American character actor with about thirty credits encompassing theatrical and made-for-TV films as well as episodes of TV series.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Gary Riley played Charlie Hogan, one of his best known roles, in the 1986 film Stand by Me, and also received notice for his portrayal of Dave Frazier in the 1987 comedy Summer School. He also made notable appearances as a thief who steals Steve Martin's wallet in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and as a naive metalhead customer whom Judge Reinhold can't bear to rip off in Ruthless People after discovering his girlfriend is pregnant. He also made guest appearances on such TV shows as Knots Landing, Growing Pains, Amazing Stories (in a special hourlong episode directed by Steven Spielberg), and Airwolf. Gary was raised in Irvine, CA.

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