'Night Court' Star Harry Anderson Dies at 65

Harry Anderson on Night Court

'Night Court' Star Harry Anderson Dead at 65

Along with playing Judge Harry Stone on "Night Court" from 1984 - 1992, Anderson is also known for having a recurring role as Harry "The Hat" Gittes on "Cheers". "No foul play is suspected".

Anderson was age 65, and survived by his wife of 18 years Elizabeth Morgan.

Fame came in the 1980s when he starred in NBC's Night Court, a comedy depicting a busy night time courtroom in Manhattan.

TV network Laff, which is owned by the E.W. Scripps Co., airs reruns of Night Court weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. ET.

He also appeared on the series "Tales From The Crypt". The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. He was nominated three times for an Emmy.

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14, 1952 in Newport, R.I., but later moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he was drawn to the art of magic. I was just there last night and talked about how wonderful his magic was.

He told the Herald that he landed the Night Court gig after producers saw him on Cheers.

"I guess they figured I was an actor", Anderson said of getting the role. "I never auditioned for anything". They named the character Harry so I'd do not forget to react when someone said my name.

He went on to reunite with Larroquette with a guest-starring role in The John Larroquette Show in 1996.

Anderson, Post and Charlie Robinson - who played a court clerk on Night Court - all starred as themselves in a 2008 episode of 30 Rock titled "The One With the Cast of Night Court".

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