Richard Moll, the 6’8″ actor who towered over the forged of the unique ‘Night time Court docket’ for episode after hilarious episode, has died. He was 80 years previous, and based on TMZ, a rep for the household confirmed he died at house on October 26 in Huge Bear Lake, California. He famously performed “Bull” Shannon, the super-tall bailiff with a shaved head, on the present from 1984-1992, and was recognized for his comedic chorus of “Ohhh kay.”
Richard was greatest recognized for his function on the Emmy-nominated NBC sitcom, however he was a prolific actor in each voice and display work. His peak usually dictated the character of his roles. In 1977, he performed Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith, a historic determine recognized to have bodily stature, in Brigham. Within the comedy flick Caveman, he performed the abominable snowman, and a cyclops in an episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
Through the years, his shaved head additionally turned out to be a part of his identification. After he rocked a bald head particularly for his function in 1983 sci-fi film Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, he wound up protecting it that method. In a 2010 interview, he divulged that producers had requested him to once more shave it after an audition for Night time Court docket.
“They stated ‘Richard, the shaved head seems good. Will you shave your head for the half?” he recounted on the time. “I stated, ‘Are you kidding? I’ll shave my legs for the half. I’ll shave my armpits, I don’t care.’”
He wound up an unforgettable a part of the sitcom, and starred alongside 80s icons John Larroquette, Markie Put up, and Harry Anderson for 192 of 193 episodes. He additionally appeared in episodes of T.J. Hooker, Alice, B.J. and the Bear, and The Dukes of Hazzard, amongst others.
He was married twice — to Laura Class and Susan Brown — and leaves behind two youngsters and two stepchildren.