'Night Court' Star Harry Anderson Dead at 65

Harry Anderson on Night Court

Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the televised comedy series "Night Court", has been found dead in his North Carolina home.

Asheville Police told the station that no foul play was suspected in his death.

Filmmaker Judd Apatow shared his memory of Anderson, writing, "I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious".

Anderson starred as Judge Harry Stone on the longtime sitcom, which ran on NBC for nine seasons from 1984 to 1992.

Following Night Court, Anderson starred in the sitcom Dave's World, in which he played Dave Barry, the Miami Herald columnist on whom the show was based.

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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 series also starred John Larroquette, Richard Moll and Markie Post, has always been a syndication favorite.

Anderson also appeared in the 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's It.

Anderson made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Saturday Night Live, before landing a recurring role on Cheers as a grifter named Harry the Hat. The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. "I'll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I'm devastated". I loved this guy even though I had never met him.

Anderson is survived by his wife and two children, katu.com reported.

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