NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Moll, a character actor who found lasting fame as an eccentric but mild giant bailiff on the original “Night Court” sitcom, has died. He was 80.
Moll died Thursday at his property in Major Bear Lake, California, according to Jeff Sanderson, a publicist at Chasen & Corporation.
Moll performed “Bull” Shannon on NBC’s “Night Court” from 1984-1992 together with stars Harry Anderson and John Larroquette. His character shaped a close friendship with the court’s other bailiff, Roz Russell, performed by Marsha Warfield. Bull was recognised for his catchphrase, “Ohh-kay,” and a dim but sweet globe look at.
Soon after “Night Court” finished, Moll contributed his trademark gravelly voice to various movie games and comic e book assignments like “Batman: The Animated Series” as Harvey Dent and appeared in horror movies like “Ghost Shark” (2013) and “Slay Belles” (2018).
He voiced Scorpion on the 1990s’ “Spider-Guy: The Animated Series” and experienced small sections in 1994′s “The Flintstones,” the Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy “Jingle All the Way” and “Scary Motion picture 2.”
The towering actor — he was 6-feet 8-inches tall — did not be part of the reboot of “Night Court” starring Larroquette. The initial “Night Court” finale ended with his character becoming kidnapped by aliens who desired another person tall to achieve the things on their maximum shelves.
Moll is survived by his young children, Chloe and Mason Moll ex-wife, Susan Moll and stepchildren Cassandra Card and Morgan Ostling.