Night Court star Richard Moll has died at the age of 80

Richard Moll, who played Aristotle Nostradamus “Bull” Shannon on all nine seasons of Night Court, has died at the age of 80.

Sad news today as it’s been announced that Richard Moll, who played Aristotle Nostradamus “Bull” Shannon on all nine seasons of Night Court, has died at the age of 80. His publicist confirmed that he died at his home in Big Bear Lake on Thursday.

Although Richard Moll is best known for his work on Night Court, he had quite a sprawling filmography. He made appearances in movies such as Cavemen, Evilspeak, The Sword and the Sorcerer, The Dungeonmaster, Night Train to Terror, House, Wicked Stepmother, Sidekicks, Loaded Weapon 1, The Flintstones, Jingle All the Way, Scary Movie 2, and more. He was also featured in episodes of Happy Days, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, T.J. Hooker, Remington Steele, The Dukes of Hazzard, The A-Team, Highlander: The Series, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, Hercules: The Legendary Adventures, Babylon 5, Baywatch, Married… with Children, Smallville, and more.

Moll also had a prolific voice-over career, lending his voice to episodes of Mighty Max, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Justice League, and more. He also voiced Harvey Dent/Two-Face in multiple episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

When Richard Moll auditioned for the role of Bull on Night Court, he was still sporting a shaved head from his role in Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn. Thankfully, the producers loved the look. “They said ‘Richard, the shaved head looks good. Will you shave your head for the part?’” Moll recalled in 2010. “I said, ‘Are you kidding? I’ll shave my legs for the part. I’ll shave my armpits, I don’t care.’

Unfortunately, Richard Moll is far from the only member of the Night Court cast to have died. Selma Diamond and Florence Halop, who played bailiffs Selma Hacker and Florence “Flo” Kleiner, died during the series, as well as Paula Kelly, who played public defender Liz Williams. We have since lost Charles Robinson, who played court clerk Macintosh “Mac” Robinson; Markie Post, who played public defender Christine Sullivan; and Harry Anderson, who starred as Judge Harold “Harry” T. Stone. You will be missed, Mr. Moll. Our thoughts go out to your family and friends.

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