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The original Night Court (1984-1992) was packed with a hilariously memorable cast. While Dan Fielding (John Larroquette) has reprised his role in the 2023 show, we still haven’t forgotten about the rest of the quirky characters from the OG version.
Actor Richard Moll played one of the court’s bailiffs, Aristotle Nostradamus Shannon, otherwise referred to as “Bull.” His massive stature gave him a “gentle giant” persona; he played his character as naïve yet protective, making him a beloved fan favorite. In the show, he forms a close friendship with the court’s other bailiff, Roz Russell (Marsha Warfield), and also gets married in Season 9.
And with the resurgence of Night Court, many are wondering about Moll’s whereabouts. Should viewers expect to see Moll in the new Night Court? Keep reading to find out.
Is Richard Moll returning as the Night Court bailiff?
As of right now, Moll does not have any plans to revive his character on the new Night Court.
As for Moll’s acting career outside Night Court, he's known for voicing Two-Face in Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures.
“I’m a character man. I like to play all different types of things,” Moll said on The Arsenio Hall Show in 1989.
Who is the Night Court bailiff now?
Don't worry: The new Night Court will still have plenty of unforgettable characters in store. The current bailiff in the 2023 version is played by the actress and comedian Lacretta. Her character’s name is Donna “Gurgs” Gurganous. Similar to Bull, Gurgs cares deeply about her coworkers and has a quirky persona.
“I didn't put a lot of pressure on myself to make sure that we were heralding the legacy of what came before us because I think it was just a given—it was there already,” Lacretta told TheaterMania when asked about stepping into Moll’s shoes on the show. Looks like she’s bringing her own twist on the bailiff character!
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