Jack Riley, actor on ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ and ‘Rugrats,’ dies during 80

Jack Riley, who played a conversing customer on “The Bob Newhart Show” and also uttered a impression on Nickelodeon’s charcterised “Rugrats,” died Friday. The 80-year-old actor died in Los Angeles, according to his deputy Paul Doherty.

Besides portraying grumpy, egotistical Mr. Carlin on a 1970s “Newhart” sitcom and providing a voice for preoccupied father Stu Pickles on “Rugrats” and a spinoff, “All Grown Up!,” Riley seemed in a Mel Brooks films “History of a World: Part I,” ”High Anxiety” and “Spaceballs.”

In a statement, Newhart pronounced Riley combined one of TV’s “most endearing” conditions comedy characters with his Carlin portrayal.

Riley was a “dear friend,” one whose detriment leaves an void in a lives of his friends and family, including his mother Ginger Lawrence, Newhart said.

The Cleveland local also uttered commercials and done guest appearances on countless TV array including “Seinfeld,” ”Night Court” and “Diff’rent Strokes.”

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