Jack Riley, who played a counseling client on “The Bob Newhart Show” and also voiced a character on Nickelodeon’s animated “Rugrats,” died Friday.
The 80-year-old actor died in Los Angeles, according to his representative Paul Doherty.
Comedians Chuck McCann and Jack Riley (r.) arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of the ‘The Aristocrats’ in 2005.
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Besides portraying grumpy, self-absorbed Mr. Carlin on the 1970s “Newhart” sitcom and providing the voice for absent-minded dad Stu Pickles on “Rugrats” and its spinoff, “All Grown Up!,” Riley appeared in the Mel Brooks films “History of the World: Part I,” “High Anxiety” and “Spaceballs.”
The Cleveland native also voiced commercials and made guest appearances on numerous TV series including “Seinfeld,” “Night Court” and “Diff’rent Strokes.”