In 1984, a TV show was filmed in an unlikely place: a downtown municipal night court for small crimes. The show was a big hit. Night Court was an irreverent comedy show that ran for nine seasons on NBC. The first episode of the show aired on January 4, 1984, as a mid-season replacement for Cheers. The Night Court said goodnight for the last time in the last episode, which aired on May 31, 1992. Enjoy this look back at the actors from Night Court.
Night Court’s Judge Harry Stone is Harry Anderson.
After appearing on Saturday Night Live and Cheers, actor and magician Harry Anderson got his big break playing Judge Harold “Harry” T. Stone, which earned him three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. After Night Court ended, he got the lead role in the four-season CBS sitcom Dave’s World. Harry Anderson passed away on April 16, 2018. RIP
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‘Dan’: John Larroquette’s Sincere Request
John Larroquette, who was born on November 25th, 1947, in New Orleans, is most known for playing prosecutor Daniel R. “Dan” Fielding. He won four consecutive Emmys in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role on the television show Night Court (1985–1988).
He requested in 1989 that his work not be considered for any additional Emmy nominations. The Louisiana native created The John Larroquette Show after his Night Court stint, and he also had well-received cameos on The Practice and Boston Legal. He recently appeared on The Librarians on TNT in a recurring role.
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Night Court Cast Member – Markie Post ‘Christine Sullivan’
Markie Post, who was born in California on November 4th, 1950, shot to fame as the lead in Night Court. Markie Post played Christine Sullivan, the public defender, from 1985 until 1992.
She received a co-starring role in the 1992–1995 CBS sitcom Hearts Afire after the show wrapped up. In addition to having regular appearances on Rack and Ruin and Chicago P.D., she recently provided her voice for the Transformers Prime animated series.
Nostradamus “Bull” Shannon Is portrayed by Night Court actor Richard Moll.
Fans from all around the world adored Richard Moll as “Bull” Shannon. Since departing the show, the California native became the voice behind comic book characters on Batman: The Animated Series (Two-Face), Spider-Man (Scorpion), and Justice League (Java) (Java). Recently, he has made cameos on Anger Management, Cold Case, and Kirby Buckets. He is 76 years old right now.
Robinson Plays a Robinson ‘Mac’
The most significant part of Charles Robinson’s career was his portrayal of Vietnam War veteran Macintosh “Mac” Robinson on the popular program. Following the conclusion of Night Court, he was cast as Abe Johnson in the CBS comedy Love & War. The Texan has recently made appearances on Mom, Key and Peele, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Jason Bernard Has the Ability to Recognize a Liar.
Jason Bernard played Judge Willard for the show’s first two seasons. The Illinois native was cast as Mr. Bracken on Herman’s Head and Deputy Inspector Marquette on Cagney & Lacey after his contract expired.
Bernard passed away from a heart attack on October 16, 1996, not long after Liar Liar, a 1997 movie, had just finished filming.
Rita Became a Member of the Night Court
Rita Taggart played the part of Carla Bouvier, a prostitute, in Night Court’s first two seasons. After leaving, she was cast in recurring roles on shows like Coach, Northern Exposure, and Almost Grown. On the popular comedy/mystery web series Where the Bears Are recent, the actress played the part of Doris Dorkoff.
Court Administrator Karen
Lana Wagner, a court clerk, was portrayed by Karen Austin for the first season. The West Virginia native appeared in 1995’s Live Shot, a drama, however that program was terminated after 13 episodes. After leaving the show, she played a supporting part in it. On CSI: Miami, Fresh Hell, and Whole Day Down, she most recently had recurring appearances.
Mrs. Robinson’s wife is Denice.
Quon Le Duc Robinson, the husband of Mac Robinson, was played by Denice Kumagai on Night Court beginning with season two. After the program finished, she appeared on Living Single, Veronica’s Closet, and Happily Ever After Fairy Tales for Every Child. On Gilmore Girls, she played Aunt June in her final onscreen appearance.
Robert Utay Was a doctor for days.
Phil Sanders and Will, Phil’s villainous twin brother, were both played by William Utay in the television series. The popular NBC soap serial Days Of Our Lives hired Utay to play Dr. Wilhelm Rolf after Night Court came to an end. From 1997 to 2003, he served in this capacity; from 2007 to 2008, he took it back.