‘Rugrats’ voice actor dies of pneumonia

Jack Riley played Stu Pickles in the Nickelodeon cartoon

Jack Riley, the voice actor known for his role as Stu Pickles in Nickelodeon cartoon Rugrats, has passed away at the age of 80.

Variety reports that Riley died of pneumonia at a hospital in Los Angeles on Friday (August 19). His death was confirmed by his agent. Riley is survived by wife Ginger Lawrence, two children and two grandchildren.

Riley lent his voice to Rugrats for over a decade, from 1991 to 2004, also appearing in multiple franchise films, video games and spin-off series All Grown Up. The latter ran for five seasons from 2003 to 2008.

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Beyond Rugrats, Riley starred as Elliot Carlin in The Bob Newhart Show, as well as appearing in Diff’rent Strokes, Night Court and Son of the Beach.

Riley also appeared in several Mel Brooks films, including Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World: Part I and Spaceballs.