|Date of Birth||12 April 1978 , Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA|
|Birth Name||Riley Bryant Smith|
|Height||5' 11" (1.80 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Riley Smith stars in Hallmark Channel's upcoming telefilm " Christmas in Conway" along with Mary Louise Parker, Mandy Moore, and Andy Garcia premiering on ABC December 1st. Riley also had a guest arc on the CW's "Beauty and the Beast" and is currently filming the backdoor pilot "Deliverance Creek" from Nicholas Sparks Productions and Warner Horizon. Riley also wrapped the feature films Shirin in Love and The Circle.
Riley was raised on his family's Quarter Horse Ranch in Rural Iowa. He was discovered in 1997 at a mall in his hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by a local talent scout who invited him to compete at the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Convention in New York City. At IMTA, he was signed to appear in a Tommy Hilfiger modeling campaign, and then used the money he earned to pay for acting classes. He used the money he earned while modeling to enroll in acting classes.
A mere three months after Riley started acting classes, he was flown from New York to Los Angeles to screen test for the 1998 WB pilot "Minor Threat". This would turn out to be his first television job and would allow him to relocate to the west coast.
The pilot never made it to air, but Riley did. He has since gone on to do several network pilots, series, and more than a dozen guest-stars including notable recurring roles on Judd Apatow's Cult favorite, "Freaks and Geeks", Emmy award winning, "24", "Joan of Arcadia" and many others. In 2007 he was one of the leads in FOX's series "Drive".
On the feature side, he's starred in Eight Legged Freaks with David Arquette and Scarlett Johansson, in Radio opposite Ed Harris and Cuba Gooding Jr., and as Ashley Olsen's love interest in Warner Bros's New York Minute. More recently, he starred in the independent features Graduation, Sundance Grand Jury Nominee, Weapons alongside Nick Cannon and Mark Webber, GallowWalker with Wesley Snipes and Make it Happen opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Also an accomplished musician, Riley formed the band The Life Of Riley in 2006. The Los Angeles based group has released four albums. They have performed around the world in clubs from New York to London. Riley currently resides in Los Angeles. Riley currently resides in Los Angeles.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Siri Garber