Exclusive Online Feature: Riley Smith

Riley Smith is a rising star, having made a name for himself on film, TV and in the music scene. Currently starring on the hit CW show 90210, he is also the frontman for the band “The Life of Riley.” Photographs by Eric Silverberg.

Above: Shirt by Vivienne Westwood, jacket by Paul and Joe, shoes by Mezlan, pants by Etro, Belt and tie by Emporio Armani

Above: Shirt by Vivienne Westwood

Above: Shirt by Alex Maine


Riley’s acting career has spanned both film and television over the past decade. His notable film roles include Disney’s Motorcrossed, Eight Legged Freaks opposite David Arquette and Scarlett Johansson, Not Another Teen Movie, Radio opposite Ed Harris and Cuba Gooding Jr., New York Minute alongside Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury nominee ‘Weapons’ opposite Paul Dano and Nick Cannon.

Riley’s television credits include Drive, Freaks and Geeks, 24, Joan of Arc, Raising Dad, The Closer, The Glades, Leverage, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, CSI, CSI: Miami, 7th Heaven and Once and Again.

Also an accomplished musician, having taken up the guitar to to fill his down time on movie sets. Riley formed the band The Life of Riley, in 2006. The Los Angeles based group has released 4 albums: The Life of Riley (2007), Long Way Home EP (2009), Live in Hollywood at the Hotel Cafe (2010) and By The Way (2012).  They have performed around in the world in clubs from New York to London.

Riley was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and raised in Marion, Iowa on his family’s horse ranch. Riley currently resides in Los Angeles.

Photographer: Eric Silverberg
Stylist: Brittney LaRue
Groomer: Stephanie Hobgood @ Exclusive Stylists