When Riley, was 17, he began modeling. Upon graduating college, he moved to LA to pursue his dreams of acting.
Before he became successful in acting, Riley founded a bartending company called Beauty & the Bar.
His first role was on NBC's soap opera Passions. He would later book guest roles on ER, Cold Case, & 7th Heaven.
He is best known for his reoccurring roles on Scream Queens & American Horror Story.
- He is one of seven actors to work on both American Horror Story & Scream Queens. The others are Cathy Marks, Colton Haynes, Dalton E. Gray, Emma Roberts, & Skyler Samuels.
- Riley is one of twenty four cast members who portrayed the same character in different seasons. He played Rubber Man in both Murder House & Apocalypse.