Beloved Actor Richard Moll, Famous for the TV Series ‘Night Court,’ Passes Away at 80
Richard Moll, the talented actor known for his iconic role as Bull Shannon on the hit show Night Court, has sadly died at the age of 80.
Moll’s publicist confirmed his passing at his home in Big Bear Lake, California, but no cause of death was given, according to the Associated Press.
Richard Moll, the respected actor best known as the kind-hearted bailiff “Bull” Shannon on the NBC sitcom Night Court, died peacefully at his home in Big Bear Lake, Calif., at 80.
From 1984 to 1992, Moll captivated audiences by portraying the goofy yet lovable bailiff on Night Court. He later made appearances in films like The Flintstones and Scary Movie 2, as well as lending his voice to video games.
Although he didn’t reprise his fan-favorite role in the recent Night Court reboot, Moll will be remembered by fans as the endearing and unforgettable Bull Shannon.
Moll, born on Jan. 13, 1943, in Pasadena, found his passion for acting after deciding not to follow in his father’s footsteps in law.
Standing at an impressive 6 foot 8, Moll faced initial challenges in the industry before his commanding presence and unique voice became his trademark.
He pursued a successful career with roles in commercials, TV shows like Happy Days and Mork & Mindy, and films such as Caveman and House.
However, it was his breakout role as Bull on Night Court that brought Moll widespread recognition and fame. He portrayed the beloved character throughout the show’s nine seasons, capturing viewers’ hearts. Despite not appearing in the recent reboot, his legacy in the series remains indelible.
Moll also made significant contributions as a voice actor, lending his talents to iconic characters like Harvey Dent/Two-Face in Batman cartoons and Scorpion in Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
Beyond his acting career, Moll was a passionate bird watcher and retired to the tranquil surroundings of Big Bear Lake.
He is survived by his children Chloe and Mason Moll, ex-wife Susan Moll, and stepchildren Cassandra Card and Morgan Ostling.