Richard Moll, Evening Courtroom and Batman Actor, Has Died at Age 80

Actor Charles Richard Moll handed away on Friday on the age of 80.

Identified primarily for the position of bailiff Aristotle Nostradamus “Bull” Shannon on NBC’s Evening Courtroom, the actor was mentioned to have handed peacefully in his California dwelling. Born January 14, 1943, Moll stood out partially as a result of he was so tall—at 6’8 and with a deep voice, he would frequently play imposing figures, such because the abominable snowman within the 1981 comedy movie Caveman. His performing debut got here in 1977 biopic Brigham; from then on, he had constant work in each movie and TV. Style-wise, he starred in movies like 1982’s Evilspeak (as Father Lorenzo Esteban) and 1983’s The Sword & the Sorcerer (Xusia); on TV, he appeared as Yarat in Buck Rogers within the twenty fifth Century and Slan Quince within the 1992 Highlander sequence. 90s children can also keep in mind him because the Drifter in Nickelodeon’s 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd.

Moll would go on to voice Harvey Dent/Two-Face in Batman: The Animated Sequence that very same yr, and later reprise the position for The New Batman Adventures and a distinct model of the character in Batman: The Courageous & the Daring. (Moll marks the fourth actor from the beloved B:TAS to cross away prior to now yr, preceded by Henry Silva, Kevin Conroy, and most lately Arleen Sorkin.) Past that, he additionally voiced characters in Superman: The Animated Sequence, The Zeta Challenge, Justice League, and Freakazoid. He’d additionally do voice work for Marvel with the Spider-Man cartoon (as Scorpion, changing authentic actor Martin Landau) and The Unimaginable Hulk (Abomination). He additionally had just a few roles in video video games, voicing the Satan Hulk in 2005’s Unimaginable Hulk: Final Destruction and the Satan in 2010’s Dante’s Inferno.

Per IMDB, a few of Moll’s final credited rolls had been within the late 2010s with the 2017’s Circus Kane and Slay Belles the next yr. However his Wikipedia lists two different movies which can be mentioned to be in post-production: the horror movie Whispers & Shadows, and the documentary Celluloid Wizards within the Video Wasteland: The Saga of Empire Footage.

Moll is survived by his two youngsters, Chloe and Mason, and our ideas go to their household presently.

[through The Hollywood Reporter]


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