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Joe 'Flash' Riley (1916–1988)

Joe 'Flash' Riley was born on June 24, 1916 in Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for She Beast (1966), Electric Angel (1981) and Memories of Me (1988). He died on September 20, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

She Beast Vardella the She-Beast
Good Times Mr. Jenkins


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 1988 Memories of Me
Tango (as Jay 'Flash' Riley)
 1988 A Year in the Life (TV Series)
- Peter Creek Road (1988) ... Porter (as Joe Flash Riley)
 1987 Frank's Place (TV Series)
Mr. Broussard
- Frank Joins the Club (1987) ... Mr. Broussard (as Jay Flash Riley)
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie)
Jameson (as Jay 'Flash' Riley)
 1981 Electric Angel (as Jay Riley)
 1981 Taxi (TV Series)
The Judge
- Louie Bumps into an Old Lady (1981) ... The Judge (as Jay Flash Riley)
 1981 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Card Player
- Mister Hero (1981) ... Card Player (as Jay Flash Riley)
 1976 The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (TV Movie) (as Jay M. Riley)
 1975 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Mr. Robert Small
- Ebenezer Sanford (1975) ... Mr. Robert Small (as Jay Merreman Riley)
 1975 Good Times (TV Series)
Mr. Jenkins
- Michael's Big Fall (1975) ... Mr. Jenkins (as Jay Merreman Riley)
 1966 She Beast
Vardella the She-Beast (as Jay Riley)

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Other Works:

He acted in Studs Terkel's musical, "Working," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with David Patrick Kelly, Rex Everhart, Joe Ponazzeck, Jo Henderson, and Jay Footlik in the cast. Stephen Schwartz was director and adapter. Micki Grant composed music and lyrics. James Taylor composed the Millwork song. Craig Carnelia ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Jay 'Flash' Riley | Jay Flash Riley | Jay M. Riley | Jay Merreman Riley | Jay Riley | Joe Flash Riley

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