The actor passed away quietly in his Big Bear Lake home, his representative confirmed to PEOPLE.
Actor Richard Moll, most renowned for his work on Night Court, passed away. It was 1980.
According to a representative for the actor, Moll passed away quietly on Thursday at his Big Bear Lake home.
Moll was the youngest of three children when she was born on January 13, 1943, in Pasadena, California. He followed his passion for acting after earning a history degree from the University of California, Berkeley, however at first his roles were restricted because of his height.
With his thick set and booming voice, Moll eventually made a name for himself as the 6’8″ bailiff Bull Shannon on Night Court, which ran from 1984 to 1992.
The nine-season sitcom, which was nominated for an Emmy and starring Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, and Harold “Harry” T. Stone as a youthful judge, followed Anderson as he ruled over a Manhattan Criminal Court during the night shift.
When Moll’s character realized he made a mistake, his catchphrase “Ooo-kay” immediately earned him a fan favorite. Moll had his head shaved for the role. When Night Court was brought back to NBC for the 2022–2023 season, he was not involved.
In 1985, Moll was nominated for a Saturn award for his performance in a horror movie called House. His career then transcended into animation and voiced Harvey Dent/Two-Face on The Adventures of Batman & Robin, as well as Scorpion on Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
Moll, an outdoor enthusiast and passionate bird watcher, eventually retired to a Big Bear Lake mountain community. His children, Chloe and Mason Moll, his stepchildren, Cassandra Card and Morgan Ostling, and his ex-wife, Susan Moll, all survive him.