Riley Jackson

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Riley Jackson
Riley Jackson in 1963
Born August 8, 1917[1]
Clinton, Illinois, United States[2]
Died September 5, 1993 (aged 76)
Newport Beach, California,
United States
Occupation Actor, producer, writer
Notable work Monster Zero (1970)

J. Riley Jackson Jr., known professionally as Riley Jackson, was an American writer, producer, ADR director and supervisor, and film dubber. Beginning a long career in radio in his home state of Illinois during the Golden Age of Radio, Jackson moved to Hollywood in the late 1940s and branched out into television and film work.[2][3] In 1961, he and fellow showman Robert Patrick established the distribution company Parade Releasing,[4] which handled the edited U.S. release of the Toho war film The Storm of the Pacific (1960), retitled "I Bombed Pearl Harbor." Jackson took up dialogue writing duties on the Americanization alongside Hugo Grimaldi, dubbing director-editor of Gigantis, the Fire Monster, the 1959 U.S. version of Godzilla Raids Again (1955), garnering the attention of UPA post-production supervisor Richard Krown, who hired him as the dialogue writer for the U.S. English dub of Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965).[5] This in turn led him to do further work on the English-dubbed versions of Japanese tokusatsu and kaiju films throughout the rest of his career. Jackson passed away due to complications from cancer[5] in Newport Beach on September 5, 1993 at the age of 76.

Selected filmography

Voice actor

  • King Kong Escapes (1968) as Explorer crew / JSDF personnel [uncredited; Glen Glenn Sound Company dub]
  • Monster Zero (1970) as reporter / World Education Corporation representative / Captain of the First Survey Corps / announcer [uncredited; Glen Glenn Sound Company dub]
  • The War of the Gargantuas (1970) as radio announcer / JSDF officer / reporter [uncredited; Glen Glenn Sound Company dub]
  • Godzilla's Revenge (1971) as Minya / "Roy" Senbayashi / Hubert, character on TV drama / middle-aged detective [uncredited; Ryder Sound Services dub]
  • The Last Days of Planet Earth (1981) as sportscaster on radio / leader in crowd [uncredited; UPA TV version]
  • Warriors of the Wind (1985) as Gikkuri / Corbet commander (one loop) / misc. characters [uncredited; Showmen, Inc. dub]



Compilation of roles dubbed by Jackson


This is a list of references for Riley Jackson. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. U.S. Social Security Death Index. "J Riley Jackson - U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI)". MyHeritage. Retrieved 9 October 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "On All Accounts". Broadcasting. Hollywood: Broadcasting Publications Inc. 17 October 1949. p. 20 – via
  3. Miner, Meg (5 July 2018). "Riley Jackson's Script Collection". Archives & Special Collections. Retrieved 9 October 2023.
  4. "Patrick Jackson Team On the March". Boxoffice. Hollywood: BoxOffice Media LP. 16 December 1963. p. 12 – via
  5. 5.0 5.1 Homenick, Brett (14 September 2021). "GODZILLA'S CROWNING MOMENT! UPA's Post-Production Supervisor Richard Krown on Americanizing Toho Classics!". Vantage Point Interviews. Retrieved 9 October 2023.


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