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Larry Riley

  • Highest Rated: 90% A Soldier's Story (1984)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Crackers (1984)
  • Birthday: Jun 20, 1953
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Handsome, outgoing African American leading man Larry Riley attended Memphis State University. Riley made his Broadway debut in the generically-titled 1978 production A Broadway Musical. He played GI ballplayer/C&W singer C.J. Memphis in Charles Fuller's 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier's Play, then repeated the role in the 1984 film version, A Soldier's Story. This and Crackers (1985) were Riley's only big-screen appearances, though he was seen in the made-for-TV Long Gone (1987) and Polly (1988). His last major Broadway gig was as Jim in Roger Miller's Huckleberry Finn-inspired musical Big River. Larry Riley died of AIDs two weeks before his 40th birthday.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Last Time Out Coach Washington 1994
No Score Yet Polly Rev. Gillis 1989
No Score Yet Dead Solid Perfect Spec 1988
No Score Yet Long Gone Joe Louis Brown 1987
No Score Yet Badge of the Assassin Herman Bell 1985
90% A Soldier's Story C.J. Memphis 1984
0% Crackers Boardwalk 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Knots Landing
1979-1993
Frank Williams
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1983
  • 1980
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
Joshua
  • 1986
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
Vernon
  • 1982

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