'Night Court' actor Harry Anderson dies at 65

'Night Court' actor Harry Anderson dies at 65

Celebrated comic actor Harry Anderson, best known for his role on Night Court, died at his home in Asheville, North Carolina, on Monday, ET can confirm.

The cause of death wasn't disclosed, but Hallingse said no foul play was suspected.

Judd Apatow paid tribute on Monday afternoon, tweeting: "I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious".

Night Court co-star Markie Post, who played Christine Sullivan, wrote, "I am devastated".

However, it was his starring role as Judge Harry T. Stone on NBC's Night Court that made Anderson a household name.

Following Night Court, he starred on the sitcom Dave's World, which was based on the humor columnist Dave Barry.


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. The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. He played the boyish judge as a wise-cracking prankster who also was an amateur magician, like Anderson himself. "He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy".

Anderson was born October 14, 1952 in Newport, RI.

"I did a Saturday Night Live, just a guest spot", Anderson told the Bradenton Herald in 2015.

"Harry was a good man, a good friend, he was good to me when I first got on Night Court", Warfield said. I loved this guy even though I had never met him.

In his later years, Anderson kept a low profile, only occasionally appearing in shows like "30 Rock", "Son of the Beach" and "Comedy Bang!"

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