Night Court, Then and Now
In 1984, one of the unlikeliest of places — a downtown municipal night court for petty crimes — became the setting for a TV show, and it turned into a hit. The irreverent sitcom Night Court ran for nine seasons on NBC, starting as a mid-season replacement right after Cheers, and culminating with its final episode which aired May 31, 1992. Ahead, find out what the cast has been up to in the 25 years since.
Harry Anderson (Judge Harry Stone)
Anderson, who got his start as a comedian and magician on Saturday Night Live and Cheers, presided over the antics of Night Court with a good-natured grin. The Mel Tormé-loving trickster never considered himself much of an actor. Aside from the occasional film role or appearance as a stand-up comedian, Anderson tried his hand opening a magic shop and comedy club of his own in New Orleans (since closed), and now lives in Asheville, NC.
John Larroquette (Dan Fielding)
Playing the quintessential smarmy lawyer, Larroquette’s role on Night Court really put him on the map — and won him an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series four times in a row. Since, the actor has continued to work consistently, mainly in TV vehicles such as The Librarians and Chuck. Next up, he stars in the film Camera Store, currently making the festival circuit.
Markie Post (Christine Sullivan)
In the tradition of Elaine on Seinfeld, Markie Post held it down in this male-dominated comedy as the well-meaning female public defender who was eternally at odds with Larroquette’s tasteless prosecutor Dan Fielding. Post, who made a mark on Night Court even though she only officially joined the series in its third season, has enjoyed more recent stints on television such as a recurring role as Bunny Fletcher on Chicago P.D., as well as various TV movies.
Richard Moll (Bull)
As the staunch but wacky bailiff Bull, Richard Moll regualrly earned some of the biggest laughs on Night Court. The towering actor — he stands at 6-feet, 8-inches tall — has contributed his trademark gravelly voice to various video games and comic book projects, and has appeared in horror films like Ghost Shark and this year’s Slay Belles.
Charles Robinson (Mac)
Playing court clerk Mac Robinson, the cardigan-wearing straight man who deadpanned his way through many a joke at Judge Stone’s expense, Charles Robinson hasn’t slowed down since Night Court wrapped. Having guested on hit TV shows such as Charmed and My Name is Earl, the actor is set to appear in this summer’s The Guest Book, TBS’s highly anticipated new anthology series.
Marsha Warfield (Roz)
As the sometimes mean, always no-nonsense bailiff Roz Russell, Marsha Warfield kept extremely busy on television throughout the ’90s, appearing on everything from Empty Nest and Touched By an Angel to Veronica’s Closet. Since, Warfield has retired from screen acting, but has recently reemerged as a stand-up comedienne on tour in Vegas and beyond.