|Date of Birth:||February 11, 1976 (age 39)|
|Origin:||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Character(s):||Red Devil (stunts)|
Zak, the Pizza Delivery Man
Green Meanie (stunts)
|Season(s):||Season One • Two|
Christopher Riley Schmidt, better known as Riley Schmidt, is an American actor known for playing the Red Devil in the first season and the Green Meanie in the second season of the television series Scream Queens. He is most known for his portrayal of the Rubber Man in the first season of American Horror Story.
Christopher Riley Schmidt, son of Karen and Michael Schmidt, was born February 11, 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri. His career began with modeling at age 17 after he sent photos in to a local modeling agency when he was a junior in high school. He attended St. John Vianney High School in Kirkwood, Missouri and graduated in 1994. He later went on to obtain a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri in 1998. There, he was also a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
After graduating college, he moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting and entertainment. Soon after, he landed a small role on NBC's soap opera Passions. He later guest starred on other hit TV shows such as 7th Heaven, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Power Rangers: Time Force, Cold Case, Drake & Josh, ER, and Days of Our Lives.
In 2011, he received a call from his casting agent stating that Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan were looking for an actor with a similar build to Dylan McDermott to wear a sexual asphyxiation bondage suit in American Horror Story. He had never done anything like this before, but he auditioned anyway, and his agent called him the next day telling him that he got the job. His character became known as the "Rubber Man" and is Schmidt's best known role to date.
A few years later, when Ryan Murphy needed someone to put on a suit for his latest horror-comedy series Scream Queens, Schmidt was his go-to guy. He performed stunts as the Red Devil on Season One of Fox's Scream Queens and made an appearance as Zak, a pizza delivery man in the episode Dorkus.
|2000||S Club 7: Artistic Differences||Zach||Guest Star|
|2000||City Guys||Jordan||Guest Star|
|2000||Sabrina the Teenage Witch||Dream Guy||Guest Star|
|2001||Power Rangers: Time Force||Dash||Guest Star|
|2004||Cold Case||Adam Clarke||Guest Star|
|2004||Drake & Josh||Guy||Guest Star|
|2005||Gettin' Lucky||The Other Man||Featured|
|2011||Days of Our Lives||Adam||Recurring|
|2011||Melissa & Joey||Stan||Guest Star|
|2011||American Horror Story||Rubber Man||Recurring|
|2015-2016||Scream Queens||Red Devil||Recurring|
|2002||Austin Powers in Goldmember||Partygoer||Featured|
|2002||Minority Report||Pre-Crime Employee||Featured|
|2002||You Always Stalk the Ones You Love||Sir Riles||Supporting|
|2005||The Game of Their Lives||Simpkins Ford Soccer Player||Supporting|
|2014||9 to 5 Feet Under (Short)||David||Lead|
|2015||Hollywood Miles (Short)||Sergio||Lead|
|2015||A Gifted Amateur (Short)||Harry Braxton||Lead|
Riley got married to his long-term girlfriend Jessica Gehring (co-founder of BeautyCon in LA) on June 20, 2015. They have multiple children together.
- Riley's nickname is "Schmidtty."
- Riley also gave life to the Rubber Man in American Horror Story: Murder House, also created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
- Before he became successful at acting, Riley supported himself with a bartending company he founded called "Beauty and the Bar."
- Riley was at Disneyland with his girlfriend (now wife) when he received the call that he was cast as the Rubber Man. He had to leave immediately and head to set.
- It takes Riley a total of 15 minutes to completely get into the Red Devil costume.