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Richard Moll

Richard Moll on the red carpet at the 39th Annual Emmy Awards
Born Charles Richard Moll
January 13, 1943 (1943-01-13) (age 65)
Pasadena, California
Other name(s) Charles Moll
Spouse(s) Susan Brown (1993)

Richard Moll (born January 13, 1943) is an American actor. He is known for playing Bull Shannon, the tall shaven-headed bailiff on the NBC sitcom Night Court. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 545 pixelsFull resolution (1155 × 787 pixel, file size: 87 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Richard Moll ... is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Public Ivy is a term first used by American author Richard Moll to mean a public institution that provide[s] an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public school price. ... is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bailiff (from Late Latin bajulivus, adjectival form of bajulus) is a governor or custodian (cf. ... This article is about the television network. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Night Court was an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 1984 until May 1992. ...

Contents

Biography

Personal life

Moll was born Charles Richard Moll in Pasadena, California, the son of Violet Anita (née Grill), a nurse, and Harry Findley Moll, a lawyer.[1] He married Susan Moll in 1993 and they divorced in March of 2005. Susan and Richard have two children together. Richard is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. His home Elks lodge is in Big Bear, California. Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Née redirects here. ... Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Grand Lodge in Chicago, Illinois The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks had modest beginnings in 1868 as a social club (then called the Jolly Corks) established as a private club to elude New York City laws governing the opening hours of public taverns. ... This article is about the city. ...


Career

At 6 feet, 7 and a half inches, Moll's height alone makes him memorable, as Bull was meant to tower over the rest of the cast of Night Court, and Moll's height gave him an advantage as Harry Anderson and John Larroquette are both six feet four. Though in his later projects he often has a full head of hair and/or a beard, his extraordinary height and distinctive speaking voice make him easy to distinguish. He is adept at playing both comic and menacing characters. Harry Anderson (born October 14, 1952) is an American actor and magician. ... John Bernard Larroquette (born November 25, 1947) is an American Emmy Award-winning film and television actor. ... For other uses, see Beard (disambiguation). ...


In 1981, Moll co-starred with Jan-Michael Vincent and Kim Basinger in the movie Hard Country. In 1982, under layers of makeup, he played the sorcerer Xusia in The Sword of the Sorcerer. He had shaved his head for the role of Hurok in the 1983 science fiction B movie Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, but the producers of Night Court liked the look so much in his audition that they asked him to keep it. Moll also used the Bull persona in commercials for the Washington State Lottery Commission. Moll also had a role as "Big Ben," Roger Cobb's Vietnam comrade in the 1986 horror/comedy House. Jan-Michael Vincent (born July 15, 1944) is an American actor most well-known for his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the 1980s U.S. television series Airwolf (1984-1986). ... Kimila Ann Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... Hard Country is a 1981 dramatic movie starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Kim Basinger. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The King of the Bs, Roger Corman, produced and directed The Raven (1963) for American International Pictures. ... Night Court was an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 1984 until May 1992. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... A lottery is a popular form of gambling which involves the drawing of lots for a prize. ... House is a 1986 horror/comedy film. ...


Moll made a guest appearance in the pilot episode of Highlander: The Series as the villain who reunites Connor MacLeod with his kinsman and show's protagonist, Duncan MacLeod. He also made a guest appearance on Babylon 5 in the episode "Hunter, Prey" as a lurker criminal who was holding a VIP hostage. A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ... Connor MacLeod, also known as The Highlander, is the most important character from the fictional multiverse of Highlander movies, Highlander: The Series and Highlander: The Animated Series, portrayed by actor Christopher Lambert. ... Duncan MacLeod, also known as the Highlander, is a fictional character from the Highlander (series) universe. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... List of Babylon 5 episodes Hunter, Prey is an episode from the second season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. ... In Internet culture, a lurker is a person who reads discussions on a message board, newsgroup, chatroom, file sharing or other interactive system, but rarely participates. ...


In 1999's But I'm A Cheerleader, Moll went against type and played a gay man who, with his gay partner (Wesley Mann), helps gay teenagers escape from a nearby "gay camp," where uncomprehending parents send their teenage offspring if they're suspected of being gay. But Im a Cheerleader is a 1999 satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson. ... The word typecasting (past participle typecast) can mean more than one thing: typecasting (programming) typecasting (acting) in acting This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... Domestic partner or domestic partnership identifies the personal relationship between individuals who are living together and sharing a common domestic life together but are not joined in any type of legal partnership, marriage or civil union. ... Wesley Mann (born 1959 in Vallejo, California), is an actor. ...


He can be heard in many animated film and cartoon productions, often as a villain with a deep, growling voice. Moll has voiced Bruce Wayne's disturbed friend and former Gotham district attorney Harvey Dent/Two-Face in Batman: The Animated Series (as well as the voice of the Batcomputer) and the Scorpion in Spider-Man: The Animated Series. His first role in an animated film was as a beat poet in Ralph Bakshi's American Pop. He starred as the character of Norman in the animated series Mighty Max. He appeared with Ringo Starr in the 1981 comedy Caveman. in which he played the abominable snowman. In 1994, he starred in The Flintstones and Casper Meets Wendy, both TV spin-offs. Moll also voiced the Devil Hulk in the 2005 video game Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. He played the drifter on the Nickelodeon show 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd. The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... An animated cartoon is a short, hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn) film for the cinema, television or computer screen, featuring some kind of story or plot (even if it is a very short one). ... For other uses, see Batman (disambiguation). ... This article is about the fictional place. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Scorpion is the name that two separate fiction characters have used in stories published by Marvel Comics. ... The term beat generation was introduced by Jack Kerouac in approximately 1948 to describe his social circle to the novelist John Clellon Holmes (who published an early novel about the beat generation, titled Go, in 1952, along with a manifesto of sorts in the New York Times Magazine: This is... Ralph Bakshi (October 29, 1938) is an American director of animated and occasionally live-action films. ... For the musical term, see American pop. ... Mighty Max on the SNES. For the Mitsubishi pickup truck, see Mitsubishi Mighty Max. ... For other uses, see Caveman (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Casper Meets Wendy is a direct-to-video sequel to the 1995 film Casper. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd was a television program that ran from 1999 to 2002 on Nickelodeon. ...


The Lifetime Channel is currently funding a made-for-TV movie loosely based on Richard's life called Leaning Tower of Bull starring newcoming actor Nolan Smith to play the part of his would-be courtly role. According to producers, the movie is scheduled to air in November of 2008. Lifetime Television is an American television network devoted to movies, sitcoms and dramas, all of which are either geared toward women or feature women in lead roles. ...


References

  1. ^ Richard Moll Biography (1943-)

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Richard Moll (352 words)
Richard Moll (born January 13, 1943) is an actor, best known as Nostradamus "Bull" Shannon, the shaven-headed bailiff on NBC's sitcom Night Court.
Moll had shaved his head for another part in a movie, but the producers liked the look so much they asked him to keep it.
Moll has been heard in many cartoons, often as a villain with a deep, growling voice.
CNN.com - 'Night Court's' Richard Moll - Mar. 19, 2003 (736 words)
When Richard Moll walked in to audition for the role of Bull Shannon on the sitcom "Night Court" in 1983, he had no idea that being bald would be a dealmaker.
Though Moll, now 59, stands at an imposing 6'8", he's more likely to crack a joke ("The hard part was avoiding pneumonia sitting in restaurants," he says of his bald-headed days) than snarl.
Married since 1993 to wife Lisa, a former fashion designer, Moll is dad to Chloe, 8, and Mason, 7, and stepfather to Cassandra, 17, and Morgan, 14.
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