Harry Anderson, 65, 'Night Court' Actor Who Bottled Magic Onscreen and Off, Dies Harry Anderson, magic-loving star of sitcom 'Night Court,' dies at 65 'Night Court' judge Harry Anderson mourned by comics, co-stars Actor Harry Anderson found dead in North Carolina home, police say Rest in Peace: Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson, 65, 'Night Court' Actor Who Bottled Magic Onscreen and Off, Dies

As the zany Judge Harry Stone, Mr. Anderson spent nine seasons presiding over a fictional Manhattan courtroom and was nominated for three consecutive Emmys.

Harry Anderson in 1988. From there he found success as a comic magician, which opened the door to his acting career. After “Night Court,” Mr. The Andersons took a weeklong vacation in Asheville, where they fell in love with an old house and decided to buy it. “I’m glad we tried to stay” in New Orleans, Mr. My high school teachers were always asking me what I was going to do. He was 49. He also starred in the 1990s sitcom "Dave's World," based on the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry.

They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. He had a big heart. I also believe he was one of the first people to own the film rights to A Confederacy of Dunces. Night Court was one of the best sitcoms ever. Olivia Cole, the Emmy-winning star of the miniseries "Roots," died on Jan. Former NBA star Rasual Butler was killed in a car crash on Jan. Lewis Gilbert, an Oscar-nominated British director of “Alfie” and three James Bond movies, died on Feb.

Tim Bergling, better known as the Swedish DJ and producer Avicii, died on April 20 at the age 28. I mean, how much can anyone really work to earn that much money? Harry Anderson, who starred as the kindhearted, zany Judge Harry Stone on the long-running NBC comedy “Night Court,” was found dead early Monday at his home in Asheville, N.C. About his mother, he said to People: “She was a hustler, yeah.

A version of this article appears in print on April 18, 2018, on Page A21 of the New York edition with the headline: Harry Anderson, Street Magician Who Became ‘Night Court’ Judge, Dies at 65. It made me what I am today — available for weekend employment, parties and bar mitzvahs.” Harry Laverne Anderson was born in Newport, R.I., on Oct. Evan Agostini/AP Buy Photo Wait 1 second to continue. .wp-volt-gal-preroll-video{width:100%;height:100%} According to the story, Mr.

Harry Anderson, magic-loving star of sitcom 'Night Court,' dies at 65

He was a sleight-of-hand artist in addition to appearing in many TV series, including “Cheers” and “Dave’s World.”

The man will be 60 years old in a couple of months. He delighted in legerdemain especially when he caused someone to scratch their head and proclaim; How the hell did you do that? So sorry to hear we've lost Harry Anderson. I loved me some Night Court and I loved "Harry the Hat" on Cheers. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Dennis Edwards, the lead singer of the Motown soul group The Temptations between 1968 and 1984, died on Feb.

Author Anita Shreve, whose books "The Pilot's Wife," "Resistance," and "The Weight of Water" had all been turned into films, died on March 29. Stone in “Night Court,” Dave Barry in “Dave’s World,” and the original adult Richie Tozier in the mini-series “IT,” died at the age of 65 in Asheville, North Carolina. He was 65. She did a lot of things. But CBS lured him back into television a few years later with an offer to play the newspaper columnist Dave Barry on the comedy “Dave’s World,” which ran from 1993 to 1997.

He told People magazine that his father was a salesman who was estranged from the family; he had not seen his father in 15 years before getting a call one day to collect the body. Anderson was disenchanted by the prospect of chasing acting roles into middle age. “I don’t understand why guys have that Don Knotts syndrome of having to be out there,” he said. I am devastated. Included in this particular book is a section called “The Ones That Got Away”.

And he could eat a hamster like no one I ever knew. — John B. Harry Anderson was, for a while, who I wanted to grow up to be. Night Court was one of the shows my grandma and I used to watch together. Fredo Santana, a Chicago rapper who came up with his cousin Chief Keef, died on Jan. John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane on "Frasier" and also starred in "Moonstruck" and "Tin Men," died on Feb.

'Night Court' judge Harry Anderson mourned by comics, co-stars

The Asheville Police Department, which confirmed the death, did not specify the cause but said foul play was not suspected. People find my criminal days amusing, but they find her background shocking. In 2008, he appeared in an episode of “30 Rock” titled “The One With the Cast of ‘Night Court.’ ” In 2000 Mr. Accessibility concerns? He was coy about whether his mother was a prostitute, telling the magazine, “She was a hustler, yeah; she did a lot of things.

I'll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I'm devastated," said actress and "Night Court" co-star Markie Post. You can read about both projects and see the concept art below (the Superman suit video is above). Anderson was found at his home by police officers early Monday morning, according to a report by WSPA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Spartanburg, S.C. Markie, Charlie, Marsha, Richard, me and the N.C.gang were on a carnival fun ride with Harry.

The year is still young, but we've already lost a handful of stars across Hollywood. No cause of death was immediately revealed, but Santana was hospitalized in October with kidney and liver failure. Mickey Jones, an actor known for roles in "Total Recall" and "Sling Blade," died on Feb. Benjamin Melniker, an executive at MGM who had been with the company since 1939, as well as most recently a producer on "Justice League," died on Feb.

The news of his death was broken by Dashiell, who told TMZ that his father had passed away of natural causes. Turk Pipkin, a longtime friend, said Mr. I don’t draw any line.” Mr. Anderson moved to New Orleans, eager to return to his roots. Email us at [email protected] . We moved around a lot, and she had a lot of men friends.” He added: “I respect my mother; she was very concerned with taking care of us.

Actor Harry Anderson found dead in North Carolina home, police say

Harry Anderson, known for playing Judge Harry Stone on TV's "Night Court," was 65 years old.

It was a blast. Mel Tormé made nine guest appearances as himself on Night Court. Jon Paul Steuer, a former child actor who starred in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and most recently under the stage name Jonny Jewels for the rock band P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., died on Jan. Connie Sawyer, a late blooming actress who starred in "When Harry Met Sally" and "Pineapple Express," died on Jan. Jill Messick, a veteran studio executive, producer and the former manager to actress and activist Rose McGowan,  took her own life on Feb.

Law,” “NYPD Blue” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” died on April 1 after a battle with leukemia. The official cause of death still remains unknown although the police believe no foul play was involved. Anderson had been hospitalized with the flu a few months ago and had remained sick. Anderson told People that his father was a salesman who was mostly absent from his life, and that he had not seen him for 15 years before his death.

He was 65. She did what needed to be done to try to keep us together. His first marriage, to actress and magician Leslie Pollack, with whom he had two children, ended in divorce. We miss you already. Clive Barker had teamed up with Mick Garris ( Critters 2, Psycho IV ) on a brand new Mummy concept that the two pitched to Universal. The affection for Torme was woven into his TV alter ego, Judge Harry Stone, a quirky character who ruled the bench at a Manhattan night court.

Oath Inc. Mark Tenser, president and CEO of B-Movie studio Crown International Pictures, died on Jan. Lari White, a country singer known for her songs "Now I Know" and "That's My Baby," as well as an actress who appeared in "Cast Away" and "No Regrets," died on Jan. Reg E. Barry Crimmins, a legendary comedian on the Boston comedy circuit and political advocate for victims of childhood sexual abuse, died on March 1.

Rest in Peace: Harry Anderson

Rest in Peace: Harry Anderson

In his late teens and early 20s, Mr. Pipkin introduced him to Ms. A statement from the Asheville Police Department said officers responded to a call from Mr. People find my criminal days amusing, but they find her background shocking. In 2000, he married Elizabeth Morgan, a bartender he met in New Orleans. I tip my hat to you, my friend. Johnson explained, “ If you do your research on real mummies in Egypt they look nothing like Boris Karloff mummies or mummies in the new mummy movies.

Any card. — John B. Don’t Tell Me!,” died on April 17, 2018. Frank Buxton, a writer and director best known for his work on “The Odd Couple” and “Happy Days,” died on Jan. Ursula K. Cathey, the Emmy-winning actor known for his work on "The Wire" and "House of Cards," died on February 9. Weeks before his death Crimmins disclosed a cancer diagnosis. Actress Susan Anspach, best known for roles in 1970s films “Five Easy Pieces” and “Play It Again, Sam,” died in Los Angeles of coronary failure on April 2.

John Larroquette, Markie Post, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson and Marsha Warfield starred alongside Mr. Anderson traveled the country performing magic. Once married, the Andersons opened the nightclub Oswald’s Speakeasy, where he performed, as well as a magic and curiosity shop, Sideshow. Anderson’s home and that foul play is not suspected. I don’t draw any line.” He moved a dozen times by age 16 from New York to Los Angeles.

We became friendly over the years - he worked at the @MagicCastle_AMA and recently sold me a handful of great magic memorabilia. The goal was to include all of the realistic detail and adornment in a way that was accurate to real Egyptian mummies which had never been done before. Anderson gained national attention after he guest starred as grifter Harry “The Hat” Gittes on NBC’s “Cheers” in the early 1980s.

Harry Anderson, "Night Court" actor, dead at 65

Night Court” star Harry Anderson has died, multiple outlets reported Monday. Donnelly Rhodes, a Canadian actor who played chief medical officer Dr. Le Guin, an acclaimed fantasy and science fiction writer, died in her home in Portland, Oregon on Jan. John Gavin, an actor who starred in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Spartacus," died on February 9. David Ogden Stiers, an Emmy-nominated actor who played Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on "M.A.S.H.," died  of cancer on March 3.

Photo: Reuters/ Roni Gendler Both of his children were from Harry’s first marriage. Anderson delivered a eulogy at Mr. The chance encounter led to a lifelong friendship and business partnership. Anderson at first refused to leave New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, opting to stay in Oswald’s in the French Quarter while the storm battered the city, Mr. On “Night Court,” which aired from 1984 until 1992, Mr.

Read more Washington Post obituaries R. Stunned by the passing of Harry Anderson, one of my comedy and magic inspirations growing up," said actor Neil Patrick Harris. Unfortunately, the project was never greenlit by Universal. On “Night Court,” Anderson played a goofy but big-hearted judge who encountered a host of oddball characters and cases every week. Aw man, I'm so sorry to hear this. Anderson earned three Emmy nominations for his role as Judge Harry Stone on the NBC comedy, which aired from 1984 to 1992.

Joel Taylor, a star of the Discovery Channel reality show "Storm Chasers," died on Jan. Jóhann Jóhannsson, an acclaimed, Oscar-nominated and emerging Icelandic film composer known for his work on "Sicario," "Arrival" and "The Theory of Everything," died on February 9. Hubert de Givenchy, a legendary French fashion designer who dressed Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Princess Grace of Monaco and more,  died on March 10.

'Night Court' star John Larroquette is 'heartsick' over Harry Anderson; stars pay tribute

Pipkin said. Anderson played Judge Harry T. I worked the streets in San Francisco, and I did magic and special effects at the festival.” When he made his first appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” he was right off the street. Your subscription supports journalism that matters. CNN's Jamiel Lynch and Chris Boyette contributed to this report. And today we have a fun new clip from  Tremors: A Cold Day In Hell  to share!

My condolences to his family, friends, fans and everyone who loved him. Police said no foul play was suspected. John Thompson, a major action film producer and head of production at Millennium Films, died on Jan. Mark E. Vic Damone, a singer known for his baritone crooning and for his work on classic films like 1957's "An Affair to Remember," died on February 11. Craig Mack, a rapper who rose to fame with the 1994 hit “Flava in Ya Ear,” died on March 12.

He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy,” the post said. While he earned critical acclaim and amassed a devoted fan base on “Night Court,” Mr. Pipkin performed together across the United States, and when Mr. He evacuated only when the firefighters stationed nearby said they were leaving. Stone, a young jurist who professed his love for jazz singer Mel Tormé , 1930s actress Jean Harlow, magic tricks and his collection of art-deco ties.

Actor Harry Anderson found dead in North Carolina home, police say By Amir Vera and Jason Moon, CNN Updated 0414 GMT (1214 HKT) April 17, 2018 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Home Regions U.S. It features a sequence that reminds me A LOT of the ice planet creature vs Kirk scene in J.J. Anderson logged a guest shot in FX’s “Son of the Beach” in 2002 and a 2008 appearance on NBC’s “30 Rock.” But for the most part he stayed away from Hollywood.

Harry Anderson, Magician-Turned-Actor Who Starred In 'Night Court,' Dead At 65

Anderson earned three consecutive Emmy nominations for his work on the show from 1985-1987.

Motörhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke died on Jan. Smith, the lead singer of the prolific British post-punk band The Fall, died on Jan. Daryle Singletary, a Georgian born country singer known for his songs "I Let Her Lie" and "Amen Kind of Love," died on February 12. Nokie Edwards, a surf rock guitarist who played in the band The Ventures and who played bass on the "Hawaii Five-O" theme song, died on March 12.

Eva replied to the post, writing, “My father loved that interview and shared it with us just before your book was published. Anderson’s “Cheers” character echoed his real life as well. Anderson decided he wanted to try acting in Hollywood, Mr. After Katrina, tourism flagged. He received three lead comedy actor Emmy nominations for the sitcom, which also featured an ensemble cast including John Larroquette, Markie Post, Richard Moll, Marsha Warfield and Charles Robinson.

Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Africa Americas Asia China Europe Middle East Opinion U.S. Inside Chang’s Market: Chang’s Market is an iconic location in Tremors history. Anderson made his way to L.A.’s famed Magic Castle in the early 1980s where he connected with an agent, according to TCM.com. Stunned by the passing of Harry Anderson, one of my comedy and magic inspirations growing up.

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer for Irish rock group The Cranberries, known for hits like "Linger," "Dreams" and "Zombie," died on Jan. John Morris, a composer who worked on "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein" and many other Mel Brooks movies, died on Jan. Barbara Alston, a member of the '60s girl group The Crystals who sang on the hit song "Then He Kissed Me," died on Feb. Stephen Hawking, the British physicist, cosmologist and author whose insights made him a scientific icon, and whose life inspired the film “The Theory of Everything,” died on March 13.

Harry Anderson, 'Night Court' Actor, Dead at 65

Tormé also made cameo appearances. And what I want to do is card tricks and magic.” He reportedly earned $20,000 doing a 55-minute act at corporate events. JUST WATCHED Harry Anderson on 'Night Court's' success (1989) Replay More Videos ... International Confirm U.S. Arriving at a remote research facility in the Arctic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom.

We became friendly over the years - he worked at the @MagicCastle_AMA and recently sold me a handful of great magic memorabilia. Aw man, I’m so sorry to hear this. Jo Jo White, a Hall of Fame basketball player for the Boston Celtics, died from cancer on Jan. Mark Salling, known for playing Puck on "Glee," was found dead on Jan. Fox studio executive and TV producer Bruce Margolis, best known for work on "Star" and overseeing "24," "Prison Break" and "Bones," died after a battle with cancer on February 16.

He died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. It is an incredibly special thing to have.” Harry was married to his first wife, Pollack, from 1977 to 1999. Anderson, one of three children, was born on Oct. Pipkin said in an interview on Tuesday. “When he gathered a crowd, people were just mesmerized. He and his wife had also become captive to the depression that affected many in New Orleans at the time, Mr.

Full Screen Autoplay Close Skip Ad × Notable deaths in 2018: View Photos Remembering those who have died in 2018. He was 65 years old, according to IMDB . International Arabic Español © 2018 Cable News Network. It has been rumored forever at this point that Mr. Harry Anderson. The world lost a truly gifted actor and magician - Harry Anderson. My condolences to his family, friends, fans and everyone who loved him.

Harry Anderson, 'Night Court' Star, Dies at 65

"Night Court" star Harry Anderson has passed away at 65, multiple outlets reported Monday.

Sunland, California. Salling’s death came as he awaited sentencing in March after pleading guilty last October to possession of child pornography. The Rev. Mayor John F. Barbara Bush, wife of George H.W. Pollack had quite a few things in common with Harry. Newport, R.I., and spent much of his childhood on the move, often performing on the streets for money, he told People. People just couldn’t look away.” Mr.

Anderson was cast in the lead role in the CBS sitcom “Dave’s World,” based on the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist Dave Barry. Caption Remembering those who have died in 2018. Asheville Police responded to the actor's home at 6:41 a.m., where he was found dead. Truly sad news as it’s been announced that actor Harry Anderson passed away earlier today at the age of 65. How excited are you for Blumhouse’s  Halloween ?

I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious. I loved this guy even though I had never met him. The British actor who portrayed Tinky Winky on "Teletubbies," Simon Shelton - who also went by the name Simon Barnes - died on January 17. Louis Zorich, star of "Mad About You" and "Fiddler on the Roof," died on Jan. Billy Graham, a Christian preacher and spiritual adviser to presidents going back to Harry Truman and an icon of American religious life and TV, died on Feb.

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The actor, who was also an accomplished magician, is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, son, Dashiell Anderson, and daughter, Eva Fay Anderson.

Verne Troyer Verne Troyer, an actor who was known best for his role as Mini-Me, a pint-size version of Mike Myers’s Dr. Asheville police spokesperson Christina Hallingse said no foul play is suspected. Anderson was known for his role in the TV series “Night Court” as well as an appearance on “Tales From the Crypt”. Halloween  is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride.

The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. Loved his comedy, his appearances on SNL (when they still had stand-ups), and Night Court is one of my all-time favorite sitcoms. Peter Wyngarde, the cult British actor who served as Mike Myers’ inspiration for Austin Powers, died on Jan. He had been married to "Moonstruck" star Olympia Dukakis since 1962. Emma Chambers, who starred in "Notting Hill" and the BBC's "The Vicar of Dibley," died on Feb.

In the later years of her life she struggled with COPD and congestive heart failure. The couple divorced due to irreconcilable differences, Heavy reported.  Harry reportedly got into a fair bit of trouble during his stints as a magician. Louis and New Orleans, by the time he landed in California at age 16. He hosted the show at the height of his fame, in 1985. Anderson opened his club for what he called French Quarter Town Hall meetings — and maintain their businesses, they chose to call it quits.

Evil in two “Austin Powers” movies, died April 21. Anderson was nominated for three consecutive Emmy Awards in the mid-1980s for his portrayal of the eccentric Judge Harry Stone on "Night Court," IMDB says. Special FX artist Steve Johnson has a long and storied career in Hollywood. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. He had a big laugh. Harry Anderson was brilliantly funny and a great magician.

Dorothy Malone, a glamour queen of Old Hollywood who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 1956’s “Written on the Wind” and starred in "Peyton Place" and "Basic Instinct," died on Jan. Ann Gillis, a former child star during the Golden Age of Hollywood and who was featured in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," died on Jan. Bud Luckey, an Oscar-nominated animator who designed Woody from Pixar's “Toy Story” and voiced Eeyore in “Winnie the Pooh,” died on Feb.