Night Court’s Bull the Bailiff at 80

Richard Moll, the character actor known for his eccentric but gentle portrayal of bailiff Aristotle Nostradamus “Bull” Shannon on the NBC sitcom “Night Court,” has died.

He was 80.

Moll died peacefully Thursday at his home in Big Bear Lake, California, his rep told The Post.

He appeared on “Night Court” from 1984 to 1992 alongside Harry Anderson and John Larroquette. Moll was known for his catchphrase, “Ohh-kay.”

The 6-foot 8-inch tall actor did not partake in the show’s 2023 reboot.

After the show, Moll provided his voice to various video games and comic book projects including “Spider-Man: The Animated Series” and “Batman: The Animated Series.”

He also appeared in horror films “Ghost Shark” and “Slay Belles,” as well as satire films “But I’m a Cheerleader” and “Scary Movie 2.”

His other notable credits over his nearly 60-year career include “Jingle All the Way” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, “The Flintstones” in 1994, and “Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage.”

Richard Moll, who found fame as a bailiff on the original sitcom ‘Night Court,’ dies at 80
Richard Moll as Nostradamus “Bull” Shannon in episode 809.

He was an avid bird watcher and nature lover.

Moll was married and divorced twice. He is survived by his second ex-wife Susan Moll, his children Chloe and Mason Moll, and stepchildren Cassandra Card and Morgan Ostling.

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  1. So sad…now only John and Marsha are the only survivors of that show…I still watch it on DVD. Loved his character of Bull….softhearted but if you got him angry, he could be mean (on the surface). He will be missed…

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