On April 16th, actor, magician, and comedian Harry Anderson died of natural causes at his North Carolina home. He was 65. A beloved figure due to his lead role on the 1984-92 series Night Court, (where he played the Mel Torme-obsessed Judge Harry T. Stone), Anderson was, by all accounts, a kind and generous actor. We wanted to take a minute and share some of our favorite clips featuring Anderson as a way to reflect upon all that he leaves behind.
Here’s Anderson as con man Harry the Hat, a recurring role he played on Cheers:
Here’s a trailer for It, the 1990 made-for-TV film version of Stephen King’s masterpiece that showcased Anderson’s dramatic side:
The magic of Harry Anderson is on display in this rare footage:
Here’s a clip from his 1993-97 sitcom Dave’s World:
In this 1989 interview from CNN’s Larry King Live, Anderson chats about the enduring success of Night Court:
Finally, below you’ll find a nearly 40-minute collection of his hilarious appearances on David Letterman’s talk shows:
Please share your memories of Harry Anderson in the comments below.