Jack Riley, The Bob Newhart Show's Elliot Carlin, Dead at 80

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Jack Riley, fondly remembered as neurotic Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show in the 1970s, has died of pneumonia and infection at the age of 80.

After appearing in nearly 50 episodes of the hit sitcom as shrink Bob Hartley’s “persecuted” patient, the onetime radio personality reprised his role on St. Elsewhere in 1985.

Riley also made several Mel Brooks movies (among them, High Anxiety and History of the World, Part I), guest-starred on everything from Gomer Pyle: USMC to Friends, and lent his voice to the character of Stu Pickles in both Rugrats and All Grown Up!.

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