John Riley, actor in “Dallas” and “General Hospital”, dies at 84
John Riley, the actor who starred for his role as Sean Donnelly in the series General Hospital, and who starred in other popular TV shows like Dallas, Vacations at Sea, or Dynasty, has died at the age of 84.
The news was confirmed by Riley’s daughter, Caitlin, who shared the news on Instagram. For the time being, the cause of death has not been revealed.
“John Henry Matthew Riley aka Jack. The brightest light in the world went out. Imagine the best person in the world. Now imagine that this person is your father. I am so grateful that he was mine. I am so grateful that you were my dear, I am so grateful that I was at the right time. To hug him and say goodbye, honestly, I don’t know what I’m going to do, but I know he’s going to be with me
Riley was born on November 11, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, and began acting in the mid-1960s, and his first major television role was in 1974, when he replaced John Cullenback in As the World Turns, the role he played until 1976.
Her career later included two guest appearances in “The Bionic Woman” and she continued her role regularly in “Dallas”. In 1984 Riley was chosen to give life to Sean Donnelly in “General Hospital”. His character was excluded from fantasy literature in February 1995, but decades later he appeared in the series “Specials,” his last appearance in 2013. After “The General Hospital,” Riley took on the role of Alistair Crane in the television series “Emotions.”
He has also worked on eight episodes of “Living Sensation” and voiced Hooke’s voice in the animated series “Iron Man”. His career includes other popular titles such as “Dynasty”, “Apartment for Three” or “Vacation at Sea”. He had the opportunity to work under the direction of William Friedkin, Director of The Exorcist, in The Decade of the Century. He shared the footage with Robert Redford at Carnival of Eagles and coincided with Barbara Streisand and Ryan O’Neill in the “background battle”.