Harry Anderson, an actor known for his role in 'Night Court,' has died at age 65.


‘Night Court’ actor Harry Anderson dies at 65

He was best known for playing Judge Harry Stone.


Kris Seavers


Published Apr 17, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 6:22 pm CDT

Harry Anderson, the actor known for playing Judge Harry Stone on the 1980s sitcom Night Court, reportedly died Monday at his home in Asheville, North Carolina. Officials said no foul play was suspected. Anderson was 65.

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Formerly a magician, Anderson was nominated for three Emmy Awards for Night Court, on which he played a funny, genial judge. He also guest-starred on Cheers as Harry “the Hat” Gittes, co-starred in Dave’s World for four seasons, and starred in the 1990 ABC adaptation of Stephen King’s It. 

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Before acting, Anderson got his start as a street performer and worked his way up to a gig at Magic Castle in Los Angeles. With the exception of an appearance on 30 Rock, Anderson was largely distant from Hollywood in his later years and moved to North Carolina in 2006.

Marsha Warfield, Anderson’s Night Court co-star, tweeted her condolences following Anderson’s death.

Other comedians also tweeted memories and messages for the actor.

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H/T Variety

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*First Published: Apr 17, 2018, 4:39 am CDT