'Night Court' Actor Harry Anderson Dies at 65


Harry Anderson, best known for his role on the television comedy series "Night Court", died Monday morning at the age of 65 in his home in North Carolina, The Associated Press reported. The statement said foul play is not suspected.

Anderson starred as Judge Harry Stone on the longtime sitcom, which ran on NBC for nine seasons from 1984 to 1992. He starred in several other TV specials and shows, including roles on "Saturday Night Live" and "Cheers". The CBS series was inspired by the work of columnist Dave Barry.

Fans may remember Anderson for his role in "Night Court", but it was hardly his only acting job.

He's survived by 2 children and his wife, Elizabeth Morgan.

Anderson also appeared on Cheers, Dave's World and starred in the 1990 adaptation of Stephen King's It. 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. They named the character Harry so I'd keep in mind to react when someone said my name. "Rest in peace, Harry".

Judd Apatow mourned Anderson's death on Twitter Monday, writing, "I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious". I was just there last night and talked about how wonderful his magic was.

Neil Patrick Harris revealed that he recently bought magic memorabilia from Anderson, including a phone booth with the actor's name on it.