Beloved ‘Night Court’ Star Richard Moll, Iconic Bailiff on TV Series, Dies at 80

Beloved actor Richard Moll, best-known for his iconic role as ‘Bull’ Shannon in the long-running sitcom Night Court, has died at the age of 80. He portrayed this towering and tenderhearted bailiff for all nine seasons of the popular NBC series during its original run, bringing a unique blend of warmth and humor to his endearing character.

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Richard Moll: Details On His Passing

Moll died peacefully on Oct. 26 at his residence near Big Bear Lake, California, according to Jeff Sanderson, a family spokesperson. Moll tied the knot and divorced twice; his second wife, Susan, was a daughter of Milton Berle’s third and final wife, Lorna Adams. His children, Chloe and Mason, as well as his stepchildren, Cassandra and Morgan, survive him as well.

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What is Richard Moll’s Legacy In Film & TV?

In the comedy Caveman (1981), Moll was cast as the abominable snowman opposite Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach, and in the horror picture House (1986), he portrayed a terrifying, rotting Vietnam veteran. Moll also took on a lot of voiceover projects, including recurring roles as the immortal bodyguard Norman on Mighty Max and as Harvey Dent/Two-Face in three Batman cartoons. He also appeared in the movie The Flintstones (1994), But I’m a Cheerleader (1999), and Scary Movie 2 (2001), as well as on Highlander, Babylon 5, Married… With Children, and Anger Management. Moll also acted as himself in a two-part episode of NBC’s The Facts of Life in 1987, and as The Drifter on the Nickelodeon sitcom 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd from 1999 to 2002.

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