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'What a revoltin' development this is!"


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.

Series Cast

  1. William Bendix as Chester A. Riley

    William Bendix

    Chester A. Riley

    203 Episodes

  2. Tom D'Andrea as Jim Gillis and Gillis

    Tom D'Andrea

    Jim Gillis, Gillis

    34 Episodes

  3. Wesley Morgan

    Junior Riley, Junior

    34 Episodes

  4. Marjorie Reynolds as Peg Riley and Peg

    Marjorie Reynolds

    Peg Riley, Peg

    33 Episodes

  5. Lugene Sanders

    Babs Riley, Babs, Babs Riley-Marshall

    33 Episodes

  6. Gloria Blondell as Honeybee, Honeybee Gillis, and Honey Bee

    Gloria Blondell

    Honeybee, Honeybee Gillis, Honey Bee

    10 Episodes

  7. Henry Kulky

    Otto Schmidlap, Otto, Feeney's Big Goon (uncredited), Otto Schmidlapp

    8 Episodes

  8. Sterling Holloway as Waldo, Waldo Binney, Waldo Binney / Mrs. Binney, and Waldo Binny

    Sterling Holloway

    Waldo, Waldo Binney, Waldo Binney / Mrs. Binney, Waldo Binny

    5 Episodes

  9. George O'Hanlon as Calvin

    George O'Hanlon


    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 6

1957 • 19 Episodes

Season 6 of The Life Of Riley premiered on September 13, 1957.

Bowling Beauties

(6x19, January 31, 1958) Season Finale

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Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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