Richard Moll, the talented actor who won the hearts of audiences with his role as Bull the bailiff on the hit sitcom Night Court, has died at the age of 80. The beloved actor passed away on Thursday at his home in Big Bear Lake, California, according to Variety.
Moll, with his deep baritone voice and towering 6'8" figure, became a fan favorite during his tenure on Night Court from 1984 to 1992. His memorable portrayal of Bull endeared him to audiences, showcasing his unique blend of off-kilter humor and genuine warmth.
Born in Pasadena in 1943, Moll initially pursued a different career path, studying history and psychology at UC Berkeley. However, his passion for acting eventually led him to Los Angeles, where he performed Shakespearean plays and pursued opportunities in Hollywood.
While Moll faced early struggles in his career, taking on bit parts in shows like The Dukes Of Hazzard and Mork & Mindy, his breakthrough moment came when he landed the role of Bull Shannon on Night Court. His shaved-head look, which he adopted for a previous film role, became iconic and helped him secure the part.
Following Night Court, Moll continued to make appearances on popular television series such as Married... With Children and The Facts Of Life. He also appeared in various films, including But I'm A Cheerleader, Scary Movie 2, and Jingle All The Way.
Moll's talent extended to the world of voice acting, where he lent his distinctive voice to several children's animated programs. His notable roles included Two-Face on Batman: The Animated Series and Scorpion on Spider-Man.
Richard Moll is survived by his ex-wife, Laura Class, and his second wife, Susan Brown, as well as his children Chloe and Mason Moll, and stepchildren Cassandra Card and Morgan Ostling. The entertainment industry mourns the loss of this beloved actor and his lasting contributions to television and film.