'Night Court' Actor Harry Anderson Dies at 65

Calvin Saunders
April 17, 2018

Asheville police confirm actor Harry Anderson was found dead in his home Monday morning. Anderson became critical of the city's leadership and direction in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and ultimately left to live in North Carolina.

Anderson's comedic acting took him from the street corners to college campuses and small clubs before landing on SNL eight times and Late Night with David Letterman.

Anderson also had roles on "Cheers", "The John Larroquette Show" and "30 Rock", as well as 12 appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" to show off his magic skills. 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. There were no signs of foul play, police said.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, and their two children.

Night Court co-star Markie Post, who played Christine Sullivan, wrote, "I am devastated. I'll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I'm devastated".

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"I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious", he wrote. The interview is in my book Sick In The Head.

Charles, at the time, was producing Cheers and asked Anderson to guest-star on the show as con man Harry "The Hat" Gittes.

Our thoughts are with Harry's family and friends during this hard time.

"I had more people in my vehicle last night", The Times quoted him as telling his piano player during a performance.

Here is how Anderson's fans remembered his career.

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