RIP Richard Moll: Remembering The ‘Night Court’ Star


Richard Moll, the beloved actor known for his role as the gentle giant bailiff on the iconic sitcom “Night Court,” has passed away at the age of 80. The news of his death has left fans and the entertainment industry mourning the loss of a talented performer.

Key Takeaway

Richard Moll, known for his role as bailiff “Bull” Shannon on “Night Court,” has passed away at the age of 80. He will be remembered for his iconic character, versatile talent, and enduring impact on the entertainment world.

A Star in the Courtroom

Richard Moll rose to fame with his portrayal of “Bull” Shannon on the original “Night Court” series, which aired from 1984 to 1992 on NBC. Alongside co-stars Harry Anderson and John Larroquette, Moll captivated audiences with his endearing character.

Standing at an impressive 6’8″ with a shaved head, Moll’s bailiff character was instantly recognizable. His catchphrase, “Ohh-kay,” became synonymous with the show. Moll’s dedication to his role is evident in the fact that he appeared in all 193 episodes of the series.

In a memorable finale, Moll’s character was even abducted by aliens, leaving fans with a lasting image of his talent and commitment to the show.

A Versatile Talent

Following his success on “Night Court,” Richard Moll ventured into voice-over work, lending his distinctive voice to animated series like “Batman: The Animated Series” and “Spider-Man: The Animated Series.” He also made appearances in horror movies and video games, showcasing his versatility as an actor.

Not limited to the small screen, Moll also had roles in several movies, including the holiday comedy “Jingle All The Way,” the live-action adaptation of “The Flintstones,” and the comedy sequel “Scary Movie 2.”

A Life in Acting

Richard Moll’s passion for acting began when he moved to Hollywood in 1968 after completing his studies at UC Berkeley, where he majored in history and psychology. Born and raised in Pasadena, California, he found his true calling in the world of entertainment.

As news of Moll’s passing spread, fans, friends, and colleagues paid tribute to the late actor, celebrating his contributions to the industry and remembering him as a kind and talented individual.

Richard Moll’s legacy will continue to live on through his work, as fans look back on his memorable performances and celebrate the mark he left on television and film. Rest in peace, Richard Moll.