Robert Christopher Riley (born October 11, 1980) is an American film, television, and stage actor of Trinidadian and Bajan descent.
He may be best known for his role as "Terrence Wall" on VH1 hit television drama series Hit The Floor, and for appearing in such feature films as Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse and The Bourne Legacy.
Riley was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His mother is from Trinidad and father is from Barbados. Riley attended Brooklyn Technical High School where he participated in the school's drama club. He went to college and received his B.A. in Theater from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 2003. In 2006, he received his Masters in Theater from Ohio University. He played college football and wrote his first theatrical script which he also directed.
On Broadway, he played the role of Dave Robinson in Lombardi and starred in the 2009 production of Tennessee Williams Cat On A Hot Tin Roof as "Brick", succeeding Terrence Howard in the role.
In between seasons from his television series, Riley made a triumphant return to stage in The Old Globe production of famed television writer and producer, Marco Ramirez's The Royale, where he was noted for his performance as Jay "The Sport" Jackson. He also played in the 2016 TV One movie Bad Dad Rehab. In March 2017, he was cast in The CW's Dynasty reboot as chauffeur Michael Culhane.