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On Air With David Duane w/ Special Guest: Robert Riley (VH1's "Hit The Floor)

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Robert Christopher Riley hails from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn (NY), but has deep Caribbean roots, as he was raised by his Trinidadian mother and grandmother while having a father from Barbados. Riley is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School (‘98) where he earned a Regents diploma before attending Lehigh University (’03) in Bethlehem, PA., for his B.A. in Theatre. While attending Lehigh, Riley was cast in the role of ‘Walter Lee’ in the play, “A Raisin in the Sun” and later went on to co-write along with Kashi Johnson (his professor and mentor), “Untold Truths: Why We Always Sit Together”. The play, which was about the minority experience at predominately white institutions of education, received rave reviews and was performed nightly before sold-out audiences at the Touchstone Theatre. After graduation, in the fall of 2003, Riley accepted a full-scholarship to Ohio University’s MFA-Acting Program. While completing his degree (’06), he was cast in several independent films as well as numerous commercials and print ads. Riley continued his career by doing voiceover work for Verizon, the NFL and Rockstar Games, to name a few. Most recently, in April 2012, he was cast as ‘Terrence Wall’ (a series regular) in VH1’s “Hit the Floor”.

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