Harry Anderson (I) (1952–2018)


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Harry Anderson was born on October 14, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Night Court (1984), It (1990) and Tales from the Crypt (1989). He was previously married to Elizabeth Morgan and Leslie Pollack. He died on April 16, 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Night Court Judge Harry T. Stone
(1984-1992)
It Richie Tozier
(1990)
(1990-1992)
Dave's World Dave Barry
(1993-1997)

Filmography

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 2014 A Matter of Faith
Professor Kaman
 2008 30 Rock (TV Series)
Harry Anderson
- The One with the Cast of 'Night Court' (2008) ... Harry Anderson
 2002 Son of the Beach (TV Series)
Bull Cracker
- The Long Hot Johnson (2002) ... Bull Cracker
 2000 Explore Our World (TV Series)
 1998 Noddy (TV Series)
Jack Fable
- The Magic Show (1998) ... Jack Fable
 1997 Nightmare Ned (Video Game)
Graveyard Shadow Creature / Ted Needlemeyer (voice)
 1993-1997 Dave's World (TV Series)
Dave Barry
- The Creeping Peril (1997) ... Dave Barry
- Let Simmer, Then Grill (1997) ... Dave Barry
- A Woman of Independent Seams (1997) ... Dave Barry
- Oh Dad, Poor Dad (1997) ... Dave Barry
- Tropical Depression (1997) ... Dave Barry
 1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Dr. Fat Head Mensa
- The Family Hour (1997) ... Dr. Fat Head Mensa
 1996 Harvey (TV Movie)
Elwood P. Dowd
 1996 Night Stand (TV Series)
Harry
- UFO Mother Show (1996) ... Harry
 1996 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Dr. Gates
- Cosmetic Perjury (1996) ... Dr. Gates
 1994 Hearts Afire (TV Series)
Dave Barry
- Sleepless in a Small Town (1994) ... Dave Barry (uncredited)
 1982-1993 Cheers (TV Series)
Harry Gittes / Harry / Harry 'The Hat' Gittes / ...
- Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey (1993) ... Harry 'The Hat' Gittes
- A Kiss Is Still a Kiss (1987) ... Harry the Hat
- Pick a Con... Any Con (1983) ... Harry
- The Boys in the Bar (1983) ... Harry Gittes
 1984-1992 Night Court (TV Series)
Judge Harry T. Stone
- The 1992 Boat Show (1992) ... Judge Harry T. Stone
- Opportunity Knock Knocks: Part 2 (1992) ... Judge Harry T. Stone
- Opportunity Knock Knocks: Part 1 (1992) ... Judge Harry T. Stone
- P.S. Do I Know You? (1992) ... Judge Harry T. Stone
- To Sir with... Ah, What the Heck... Love (1992) ... Judge Harry T. Stone
 1992 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
Ronny Ray Rasmussen
- Glory Daze (1992) ... Ronny Ray Rasmussen
 1990 It (TV Mini Series)
Richie Tozier
- Part 2 (1990) ... Richie Tozier
- Part 1 (1990) ... Richie Tozier
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Jim Korman
- Korman's Kalamity (1990) ... Jim Korman
 1990 Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Movie)
Peter Piper
 1988-1989 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Professor Henry Crawford / Prof. Henry Crawford
- The Absent-Minded Professor: Trading Places (1989) ... Professor Henry Crawford
- The Absent-Minded Professor (1988) ... Prof. Henry Crawford
 1988 D.C. Follies (TV Series)
Harry Anderson
- Nixon Hawks the Watergate Tapes for $29.99 (1988) ... Harry Anderson
 1988 Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (TV Movie)
Freddie
 1988 Tanner '88 (TV Mini Series)
Billy Ridenhour
- The Reality Check (1988) ... Billy Ridenhour
- The Boiler Room (1988) ... Billy Ridenhour
 1986 Vanishing America (Video)
Dog Owner
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Leon
- All a Clone by the Telephone (1985) ... Leon
 1982-1984 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various
- Edwin Newman/Kool & The Gang (1984) ... Various
- Eddie Murphy/Lionel Richie (1982) ... Various
 1983 Best of the Big Laff Off (Video)
 1982 Elvira's Movie Macabre (TV Series)
Harry Anderson
- The Mad Magician (1982) ... Harry Anderson
 1982 The Escape Artist
Harry Masters
 1982 Twilight Theater (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Authored the book "Harry Anderson's Games You Can't Lose: A Guide For Suckers" (Pocket Books, ISBN 067164727X) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Spouse:

Elizabeth Morgan  (his death) | See more »

Children:

Dashiell Anderson | See more »

Parents:

Anderson, Harry | Johnson, Suzanne
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I am richer than Davy Crockett. I can settle back and do what I want to do. And what I want to do is card tricks and magic. See more »

Trivia:

The son of Harry Anderson and Suzanne Johnson, magician-turned-actor Harry Anderson was reportedly once a Three-card Monte dealer in New York City. He graduated in 1970 as the valedictorian of North Hollywood High School. Before he became an actor, he taught a course on how to detect fraudsters and confidence ("con") artists. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Nickname:

Harry the Hat

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