Riley T. Emerson
Riley Emerson
Birth date September 9, 1986

Brisbane, Australia

Gender Male
Hair color Brown
Eye colour Blue
Race/ethnicity Caucasian
Nationality Australian
Blood type AB-
Occupation Shade Lieutenant
Age 32
Status Alive
Affiliation(s) Shade
Portrayed by Robert Kazinsky

Detective Lieutenant Riley T. Emerson is a Shade operative and a member of the Special Projects unit known as the Eagles.

Emerson is one of the main characters in the ABC drama, Shade: Eagle Eye.


Riley Emerson was born on September 9, 1986 in Brisbane, Australia. During high school and college, he was known as a star rugby player. He is a graduate of the Brisbane Police Academy and served in the force for eight years.

At some point in his life, he would marry May Emerson. The couple have a son, Derek and a daughter, Gabrielle.

Emerson was convicted of corruption, allowing a high value target to escape police pursuit. Although he was eventually cleared, his reputation had been damaged, causing him to resign. He is later recruited into Shade.


Emerson is known to be emotional and short-tempered.

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