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Richard ‘Bull’ Moll, the Bailiff of Night Court, passes away at 80

Richard Moll got his big break after shaving his head for a film. Luckily, his next audition was Night Court, where his hairstyle was appreciated. Post 40 years of acting, Moll died this Thursday. 

Richard ‘Bull’ Moll, the Bailiff of Night Court, passes away at 80

Richard Moll as well as the original cast of NBC's Night Court

Last Updated: 12.31 AM, Oct 29, 2023


Famous for his Night Court catchphrase, “Ooo-kay,” Richard Moll passed away peacefully on October 26, at his Big Bear Lake. He was 80 at the time and had last been seen in a Scooby Doo live-action in 2018. The actor’s family rep Jeff Sanderson revealed his death to the press, with the cause of death remaining unknown as of yet.

The octagenarian had previously starred in more than 180 films and television shows, along with several video games of the DCU. Most renowned for his dim-witted but adorable character Aristotle Nostradamus Bull Cooper in Night Court, a series about nightly cases being solved in a municipal court, the project starred Richard Moll along with John Larroquette, Harry Anderson, and Markie Post. The series ran for 193 episodes, and Moll starred in 192 of them.

The illustrious career of Richard Moll

Though his famous works, ranging from films and video games to comic book projects, include Night Court (as Bull Cooper, from 1984-1992), Batman: The Brave and The Bold ( as Harvey Dent/ Lew Moxon from 1992-1994), and The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (as the Devil Hulk in 2005), Richard Moll is not solely defined by them. He has worked in several good projects like Brigham (1977), Hard Country (1981), Highlander, and Scary Movie 2 (2001) before Night Court.

The nearly-seven-foot actor is survived by two ex-wives, Laura Class, and Susan Brown, as well as two children and two step-children, Chloe Moll, Mason Moll, Cassandra Card, and Morgan Ostling. The nature lover The Nightly Court cast only has Roz and Dan surviving now, from the original casr.

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