Night Court actor Harry Anderson found dead at 65

Danny Woods
April 17, 2018

Night Court actor Harry Anderson died Monday morning in Asheville, N.C., the Asheville Police Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Anderson played the lead in Night Court from 1984, which ran for nine seasons before it was cancelled in 1992. Hill Street Blues rewrote the rules for what television dramas could be and do, starting us on the path to shows like The Wire, and dominated the Emmys for much of its run.

The circumstances surrounding his passing haven't been revealed however authorities say no foul play is suspected.

Asheville police were called to a home where Anderson died in the early hours of Monday morning, according to WSPA.

Anderson was born on October 14, 1952 in Newport, RI. He actually started his show business career as a street magician, and fell into acting by some happy accidents.

Anderson, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, on October 14, 1952. Before "Night Court" he frequently appeared on "Saturday Night Live".

In 2008, Anderson played himself on 30 Rock as part of a Night Court reunion of sorts alongside former co-stars Markie Post and Charles Robinson.

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Anderson would go on after Night Court to star as Dave Barry in CBS' Dave's World from 1993 to 1997.

"I never auditioned for anything", Anderson told the Bradenton Herald. I had the scripts next to me behind the bench.

The cause of death is unknown at this time.

Anderson eventually returned to live performance. He moved to New Orleans in 2000 where he opened a nightclub and a magic shop in the French Quarter.

Friends and admirers took to Twitter to remember Anderson and offer their condolences.

Anderson had two children from his first marriage to Leslie Pollack.

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