‘Night Court’ star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead in home
Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the television comedy series “Night Court,” was found dead in his North Carolina home Monday.
Anderson was 65.
A statement from the Asheville Police Department said officers responded to a call from Anderson’s home early Monday and found him dead. The statement said foul play is not suspected.
On “Night Court,” Anderson played Judge Harry T. Stone, a young jurist who professed his love for singer Mel Torme, actress Jean Harlow, magic tricks and his collection of art-deco ties.
He also starred in the series “Dave’s World” and appeared on “Cheers” as con man Harry “The Hat” Gittes.
Anderson prided himself on being a magician as well as an actor.