Harry Anderson of 'Night Court' fame dies at 65

Harry Anderson of 'Night Court' fame dies at 65


(AP Photo/Richard Drew) Harry Anderson, left, was among the stars posing for photographers after a press conference in New York announcing NBC-TV's prime time line-up for Fall 1988, shown May 19, 1988.(AP Photo/Richard Drew) Harry Anderson, left, was among the stars posing for photographers after a press conference in New York announcing NBC-TV’s prime time line-up for Fall 1988, shown May 19, 1988.
(AP Photo/Richard Drew) Harry Anderson, left, was among the stars posing for photographers after a press conference in New York announcing NBC-TV's prime time line-up for Fall 1988, shown May 19, 1988.(AP Photo/Richard Drew) Harry Anderson, left, was among the stars posing for photographers after a press conference in New York announcing NBC-TV’s prime time line-up for Fall 1988, shown May 19, 1988.

(Meredith) — Harry Anderson, known for his acting role as Judge Harry Stone on “Night Court” was found dead in his Asheville, North Carolina home Monday morning according to police. 

He was 65 years old. Foul play was not suspected according to officials.

Anderson’s acting career started with many appearances on “Saturday Night Live”. This led him to the role of Harry “The Hat” Gittes on multiple seasons of the TV sitcom “Cheers”, and eventually as Judge Harry Stone on “Night Court” for nine seasons.

According to IMDb, Anderson was a longtime fan of singer Mel Tormé. His character on “Night Court” was also and the singer appeared on the sitcom six times as himself.

Anderson went on to appear in numerous other TV specials and shows, including 12 appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” as a magician.

This story is developing. 



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