Robin Riker

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Robin Riker
Born (1952-10-02) October 2, 1952 (age 67)
New York, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, author
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) William Hasley
(1987–?; divorced)
Evan A. Nesbitt (?–present)

Robin Riker (born October 2, 1952[1]) is an American actress and author. After deciding to pursue a career in film and television, she moved to Hollywood and landed her first film role in the John Sayles penned cult classic, Alligator. Robin then went on to have starring roles in the prime-time sitcoms Brothers, Shaky Ground, Thunder Alley, The Gregory Hines Show and Get a Life.

Early life

Robin Riker was born on October 2 in New York City. Both of her parents were in theater.


Early career

Robin appeared in the films Stepmonster (the titular role), Brink!, Don't Look Under the Bed, Alligator and Convincing Clooney.[2]

Robin was nominated two times for an Ace Award as "Best Actress in a Comedy Series" for her role as Kelly Hall on Brothers. She has had recurring roles in The Glades, Boston Legal, Reba and Hung. Riker has guest starred on scores of other shows including Six Feet Under, Big Love as well as creating the role of The Witch, Catherine Madison on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Rockford Files, M*A*S*H, The A-Team, Airwolf, Murder, She Wrote, Sliders, Reba, Malcolm in the Middle, Pyramid, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch among other series. In May 2008, she signed a contract for the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in the recast role of Beth Logan. Her first appearance was on June 18, 2008. This marked her second daytime drama series.[1]


Riker continues to work in stages from Los Angeles to New York and to receive nominations for her work in the theatre. Recently, she provided the voice and motion capture for Lilith in the video game DmC: Devil May Cry. Her latest guest starred appearances include Justified, Last Man Standing, and she has a recurring role on The Glades.[citation needed]



Year Title Role
2012 Divorce Invitation Lucy Christian
2012 Save the Date Aunt Mary
2011 Convincing Clooney Head Honcho
2007 Spiritual Warriors Reporter
1999 Don't Look Under the Bed Karen McCausland
1998 Brink! Maddie Brinker
1996 Christmas Every Day Carolyn Jackson
1995 A Reason to Believe Constance
1993 Stepmonster Denise Gore
1992 Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger Brenda
1980 Alligator Marisa


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Austin & Ally Mrs. Whitfield Episode: "Rejection & Rocket Ships"
2013 This Magic Moment Maryellen Gable TV film
2012 Holly's Holiday Carol TV film
2008-2010 The Bold and the Beautiful Beth Logan CBS (54 episodes)
2006 Read It and Weep Diana TV film
2005 Gone But Not Forgotten Nora Sloane/Samantha Reardon TV film
2003 Exit 9 Lynne TV pilot
2000 Days of Our Lives Maureen Lockhart NBC
1997-1998 The Gregory Hines Show Nicole Moran CBS (20 episodes)
1994-1995 Thunder Alley Roberta 'Bobbi' Turner ABC (19 episodes)
1992-1993 Shaky Ground Helen Moody FOX (17 episodes)
1990-1992 Get a Life Sharon Potter FOX (34 episodes)
1984-1987 Brothers Kelly Hall Showtime (80 episodes)

Episodic - Guest Star

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Anger Management Terri Episode: "Charlie Rolls the Dice in Vegas"
2013 Justified Deborah Jane Episode: "Money Trap"
2012-2013 DeVanity Angelica Roth (3 episodes)
2012 Last Man Standing Wanda Episode: "Ed's Twice Ex-Wife"
2012 Switched at Birth Michelle Natterson Episode: "Street Noises Invade the House"
2011 Hung Actress Episode: "A Monkey Named Simian or Frances is Not a Fan"
2011 Svetlana Liam's Mom Episode: "Mom! Dad!"
2010-2013 The Glades Jody Cargill A&E (3 episodes)
2010 Bones Nadia Blake Episode: "The Shallow in the Deep "
2007 Big Love Meredith Paulson Episode: "The Happiest Girl"
2006 Boston Legal Candy Springtime ABC (2 episodes)
2006 The Closer Barbara Episode: "The Other Woman"
2006 Twenty Good Years Helen Episode: "Sorry, Wrong Ship"
2005 NCIS Saleena Lockhart Episode: "Black Water"
2004 Cold Case Doreen Denova Episode: "Disco Inferno"
2004 Crossing Jordan Frances Pritchard Episode: "Til Death Do Us Part"
2003 American Dreams Mrs. Jensen Episode: "Ticket to Ride"
2002-2003 Reba Sue Montgomery The WB (2 episodes)
2002 One on One Connie Episode: "Adventures in Double Dating"
2002 What I Like About You Eileen Episode: "Spa Day"
2001 Family Law Actress Episode: "Sex, Lies, and Internet"
2001 Malcolm in the Middle Tina Episode: "New Neighbors"
2001 Six Feet Under Chloe Yorkin Episode: "Crossroads"
1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Catherine Madison Episode: "Witch"
Pearl CBS


Cannibals (2010) Zephyr Theatre
Welcome to the Woods (2009; off-Broadway)
Pied a Terre Off Broadway
I Remember You (2006; Falcon Theatre)
All My Sons (Geffen Playhouse)
Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex and Sex (2005; The Matrix Theatre)
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (The Blank Theatre Company)
The Kiss at City Hall (2000; Pasadena Playhouse; Victim Dramalogue Award Winner Stage Coach Theatre
Ladies' Room (1988; Tiffany Theatre Los Angeles)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Profile,; accessed September 5, 2015.
  2. Robin Riker Biography, Film Reference

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