Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Bob Newhart Show Actor Jack Riley Dead at 80

He also voiced a Rugrats character

Tim Surette

Actor Jack Riley, best known as Elliot Carlin in The Bob Newhart Show, has passed away at the age of 80, the Associated Press reports. The cause of death was complications from pneumonia.

As the cantankerous and cynical Carlin, Riley played one of psychiatrist Bob Hartley's (Bob Newhart) most frequent patients. In addition to appearing on The Bob Newhart Show, Riley also supplied the voice for Stu Pickles on the animated program Rugrats.

Stars we've lost in 2016

Riley's other TV credits include Night Court, Diff'rent Strokes, Seinfeld and Friends. He also appeared in several Mel Brooks films, including Spaceballs! and History of the World: Part I.