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Date Of BirthJanuary 13, 1943
SpouseSusan Brown, Laura Class
MarkTowering height
FactBest remembered by the public for his role as Bull Shannon in Night Court (1984).

Richard Moll is an American actor best known for his role as Bull Shannon on the NBC sitcom Night Court. He was born in Pasadena, California, on January 13, 1943, the son of Alice Mary (née Franklin), a homemaker, and Harry Frederick Moll, a businessman. He has two older sisters, Nancy and Barbara. Moll was raised in Long Beach, California, and graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in 1961. He attended San Diego State University, where he played football as a defensive lineman. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1965 NFL Draft, but was cut from the team during training camp. He then began working as a stuntman and bit-player in Hollywood.

Moll’s first acting role was in the 1971 film The Christian Licorice Store, which starred James Earl Jones. He then appeared in a number of television shows throughout the 1970s, including The Odd Couple, Kojak, Starsky and Hutch, and The Bionic Woman. His breakout role came in 1984, when he was cast as Bull Shannon on Night Court. The show ran for nine seasons and earned Moll two Golden Globe nominations. After Night Court ended in 1992, Moll appeared in a number of films and television shows, including The X-Files, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and JAG. He has also done voice work for several animated series, including The Simpsons and Rugrats.

Moll has been married three times. His first marriage was to Bonnie Bartlett in 1967; the couple had two children before divorcing in 1974. His second marriage was to Catherine Hickland from 1977 to 1983; the couple had one child. His third marriage is to Deborah Mullowney, with whom he has two children. Moll has a net worth of $5 million.

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Full NameRichard Moll
Date Of BirthJanuary 13, 1943
Height2.03 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley


SpouseSusan Brown, Laura Class
ChildrenChloe Moll, Mason Moll
ParentsViolet Anita Grill, Harry Findley Moll


MoviesScary Movie 2, The Flintstones, House, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, The Dungeonmaster, But I'm a Cheerleader, Casper Meets Wendy, Spiders II: Breeding Ground, Caveman, American Pop, Night Train to Terror, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Galaxis, Hard Country, W...
TV Shows100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd, Highlander: The Series, Batman: The Animated Series, Night Court, One to Grow On, Mighty Max

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#Marks / Signs
1Towering height
2Muscular stature
3Deep gravelly voice


1Best remembered by the public for his role as Bull Shannon in Night Court (1984).
2In between filming seasons of Night Court (1984), he grew his hair back. Many would then mistake him for his Night Court co-star John Larroquette.
3Before his audition, the creators of "Batman: The Animated Series" had set their hearts on a Marlon Brando-"Godfather"-esque style voice for the villain Two-Face. Moll's raspy, growling voice changed their plans completely and the new Two-Face became one of the more popular of the comic book-adapted villains on the show.
4He was cast in Night Court (1984) not only for his comic skill as an actor, but also because the producers needed someone who could realistically tower over the fairly tall male cast (including Harry Anderson and John Larroquette) as the imposing yet lovable court guard Bull Shannon.
5Is an avid fly-fisherman.




Living in Peril1997Fritz
Snide and Prejudice1997General Von Ludendorf
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesDinky
The Legend of Calamity Jane1997TV SeriesAdditional Voices
The Elevator1996Man Nun
The Lawyer1996Centurion
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters1996TV SeriesBig Bunny / Bunny / Gangster #1
Freakazoid!1996TV SeriesWolf Man / Vorn the Unspeakable
Jingle All the Way1996Dementor
Superman1996TV SeriesEmperor Spooj
7th Heaven1996TV SeriesMike 'The Mutant' Mitchell
The Glass Cage1996Ian Dexter
Chercheurs d'or1996TV Mini-Series
The Secret Agent Club1996Wrecks
Married with Children1996TV SeriesGino
Weird Science1996TV SeriesFrankenstein's Monster
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat1995TV SeriesVoices
Baywatch1995TV SeriesTrapper
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1994-1995TV SeriesJohn
Babylon 51995TV SeriesMax
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys1995TV SeriesThe Cyclops
Beanstalk1994Richard Leech
Due South1994TV SeriesZaleb Carney
Summertime Switch1994TV MovieJimmy
Batman: The Animated Series1992-1994TV SeriesHarvey Dent Two-Face Bat Computer ...
No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn1994Boot Camp Sergeant
Getting By1993-1994TV SeriesBoo
The Flintstones1994Hoagie
Mighty Max1993-1994TV SeriesNorman
Loaded Weapon 11993Prison Attendant
Let's Kill All the Lawyers1992The Centurian
Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars1992Otto
CBS Schoolbreak Special1992TV SeriesCoach Hillman
Martin1992TV SeriesOfficer Warren
Highlander1992TV SeriesSlan Quince
Night Court1984-1992TV SeriesNostradamus 'Bull' Shannon
The Last Halloween1991TV ShortHans
Driving Me Crazy1991Buzz
Out of This World1989-1990TV SeriesSkull Basher / Driver License Examiner
The Munsters Today1990TV SeriesGengas Khan
The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV?1990TV Movie
2271990TV SeriesBurnie
Murphy's Laws of Golf1989ShortGolf Police
Monsters1989TV SeriesArturus
Class Cruise1989TV MovieSaunders
Dream Date1989TV MovieThe Man in the Theatre
Think Big1989Thornton
My Two Dads1989TV SeriesNostradamus 'Bull' Shannon
Wicked Stepmother1989Nathan Pringle
Pulse Pounders1988Mestema (Dungeonmaster 2 sequence)
Sledge Hammer!1987TV SeriesDr. Arthur Deco
The Facts of Life1987TV SeriesRichard Moll
If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium1987TV Movie
House1986Big Ben
Combat High1986TV MovieCol. Felix Long Sr.
Alvin Goes Back to School1986TV MovieMr. Conroy
Santa Barbara1985TV SeriesMorgan Malone
Night Train to Terror1985Otto (segment "The Case of Harry Billings") / James Hansen (segment "The Case of Claire Hansen") (as Charles Moll)
The A-Team1984TV SeriesChurlisco
The Dungeonmaster1984Mestema
Under Arrest1983Patrino
The Dukes of Hazzard1983TV SeriesMilo Beaudry
Just Our Luck1983TV Series
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn1983Hurok
Alice1983TV SeriesHank
Fantasy Island1983TV SeriesOmo
Remington Steele1983TV SeriesPimp
Savage Journey1983TV MovieJoseph Smith (as Charles Moll)
The Sword and the Sorcerer1982Xusia
T.J. Hooker1982TV SeriesMauler Mort
Liar's Moon1982Det. Roy Logan
The Fall Guy1981TV SeriesEthan
Through the Magic Pyramid1981TV MovieMayhu
Mork & Mindy1981TV SeriesBaba Gentle
Bret Maverick1981TV SeriesSloate
Laverne & Shirley1981TV SeriesLouis Armstrong / Biker
Here's Boomer1981TV SeriesThe Monster
Best of the West1981TV SeriesPrisoner
Evilspeak1981Father Esteban
Caveman1981Abominable Snowman
The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire1981TV MovieThe Bovum Ferryman
Hard Country1981Top Gun
American Pop1981Beat Poet
Cataclysm1980James Hanson (as Charles Moll)
The Bad News Bears1980TV SeriesRust
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1980TV SeriesYarat
Mark Twain: Beneath the Laughter1979TV MovieStranger
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1979TV SeriesBiker Leader Willie / Willie / Rufus
B.J. and the Bear1979TV SeriesWillie
The Jericho Mile1979TV MovieJoker Gibb
Happy Days1979TV SeriesEugene
How the West Was Won1979TV SeriesMose
The Rockford Files1978TV SeriesLudes
Welcome Back, Kotter1978TV SeriesBig Thug
Brigham1977Joseph Smith (as Charles Moll)
Family Affair1967TV SeriesLewis
For Play2016Short post-productionMorty
Slay Belles2017Officer Green
DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSeNse2016Mr. Isoherranen
Pub Quiz2016TV MovieBerwick
Razor2016Jon Creadon
Kids vs Monsters2015Butler
Kirby Buckets2015TV SeriesMr. Bostwick
Jurassic: Stoned Age2013Judge Holt
Ghost Shark2013TV MovieFinch
Anger Management2013TV SeriesCarlos
Hemingway2012The Lawyer
Sorority Party Massacre2012Kreeger
The End, My F.R.E.N.D.2012ShortOld Man
DisOrientation2012Mr. Mackenzie
Lake Effects2012TV MovieOld Vic
Assassins' Code2011Ernest Altman
Hazelwood2011ShortDr. Vulkovich
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster2010TV MovieElmer Uggins
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2010TV SeriesLew Moxon / Two-Face
Dante's Inferno2010Video GameDeath King Minos (voice)
Cold Case2010TV SeriesChuck 'French' Jaworski '10
Love at First Hiccup2009Store Owner
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage2008Big Jim
The Kitty Landers Show2008ShortOld Man MacGruder
A Four Cent Carol2008ShortThe Ghost of Hollywood Future
Headless Horseman2007Kolchak Jefferson Stillwall
The Fantastic Two2007TV Mini-SeriesDuane Torn
Nightmare Man2006Captain McCormack
Angels with Angles2005Robert
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction2005Video GameDevil Hulk (voice)
Diamond Zero2005Detective Jackson
Uh Oh!2004Diablo
Cats and Mice2003Cortez
The Work and the Story2003Oliver Wendelle
Dumb Luck2003Special Agent Osborne
The Biggest Fan2002Harold Worden
No Place Like Home2002Deputy 'Dead Ned' Nussbaun
Smallville2002TV SeriesMr. Moore
QIK2JDG2002ShortThe Judge
Justice League2002TV SeriesJava / Mr. Braddock
The Zeta Project2002TV SeriesKrick
100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd2000-2002TV SeriesDrifter
Angel Blade2002Carl Shank
The Defectors2001TV MovieAl
Call Me Claus2001TV MovieBrooding Santa
Scary Movie 22001Hell House Ghost
Evolution2001Fire Training Inspector
Spiders II: Breeding Ground2001Dr. Grbac
Flamingo Dreams2000Deke
That Summer in LA2000Hotel Manager
Dish Dogs2000VideoDewitt
Big Monster on Campus2000Mr. O'Reilly
Shadow Hours2000Homeless Man
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Visitors from Outer Space1999Video shortOrg's Dad (voice)
But I'm a Cheerleader1999Larry
The Parent 'Hood1999TV SeriesSam Bates
Foreign Correspondents1999Man in Bookstore
Monkey Business1998Leader
Route 661998
The New Batman Adventures1997-1998TV SeriesTwo-Face Harvey Dent
Casper Meets Wendy1998VideoJules
The Survivor1998Kyla
The Ransom of Red Chief1998TV MovieFilthy McNasty
Cow and Chicken1998TV SeriesTV Anchor / Chef
Little Cobras: Operation Dalmatian1997Leader
Outlaws1997Video Game'Gentleman' Bob Graham (voice)
Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game1997Video GameCabbot (voice)
Spider-Man1997TV SeriesScorpion MacGargan
The Incredible Hulk1996-1997TV SeriesAbomination / Homeless Man
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1997TV SeriesSgt. Slater
Casper: A Spirited Beginning1997VideoPrincipal Rabie


Night Court1984-1991TV Series performer - 10 episodes


Celluloid Wizards in the Video Wasteland: The Saga of Empire PicturesDocumentary post-productionHimself
Sharkmania: The Top 15 Biggest Baddest Bloodiest Bites2014TV MovieHimself
Satan's Pigs & Severed Heads: Making Evilspeak2014Documentary shortHimself
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Glee Club
Whatever Happened To?2008TV SeriesHimself
Making of 'Highlander: The Series'1992TV Movie documentaryHimself / Slan Quince
CBS Schoolbreak Special1992TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
The Horror Hall of Fame II1991TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades1990TV MovieHimself
The Marsha Warfield Show1990TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1987TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Super Password1984-1987TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Wordplay1986TV SeriesHimself
Star's Table1986TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'House'1986Video documentary shortHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1985TV SpecialHimself
The NBC All Star Hour1985TV MovieHimself
Body Language1984-1985TV SeriesHimself
The $10,000 Pyramid1985TV SeriesHimself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
One to Grow On1982TV Series shortHimself
An Evening at the Improv1982TV SeriesGuest host

Archive Footage

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1997TV SeriesJohn
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV SeriesBull Shannon


Nominated Awards

1987Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorHouse (1986)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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