Interacting like he’s an old friend instead of a new acquaintance, we realize the multi-talented actor is far different than his mysterious TV character. “Terrence is a very focused man, much like myself and I appreciate playing him as such,” he said as we finished up our first stop to continue on our BK adventure. Next stop, his former high school, Brooklyn Technical High School, one of the state’s top three specialized high schools. Reminding us no matter where you go, humbleness will always bring you back to the grounds you grew up on, we first stop at his school’s borrowed football field.
Forgetting all inhibitions (and possibly laws) the kid at heart climbed the fence to the field (“I’m a gangster that’s why”) so he could stand on the same field. “I’ve actually never been on this field since it’s actually a field. I’ve been on the lot.” Nostalgia of his past days continue to surface as he climbs back over, we actually enter his alma mater and he goes from football stories to stage plays. Our final stop has us standing face forward at his stage, “We would stand here and do Les Mis[erable],” one that rivaled any stage on Broadway.
“My mother made me do chorus because the Football coach was the chorus director, that meant I was under the football’s thumb at the end of the day and the beginning of the day.”
Riley’s a simple man who never gave up on his ultimate dream and somewhere in the middle is finding a way to incorporate it all. Flip the page to learn more about Rob, his HTF character Terrence, and our photo series with our Vixen tour guide.