Richard is an accomplished American film, TV and voice actor, who is perhaps best known for starring in the NBC TV sitcom “Night Court.” He’s also voiced characters in various animated TV series including “Batman: The Animated Series.”

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Charles Richard Moll is a native of Pasadena, California, who was born under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 13 January 1943, which makes him 80 years old as of 2023. He was born to the late nurse, Violet Anita, and the late attorney, Harry Findley Moll. Richard hasn’t spoken much about his childhood – it’s believed that he’s born the only child in his family.

Moll attended a local high school in California, and matriculated to the University of California, Berkeley, where he became a member of the Kappa Alpha Order (KA) fraternity.

Hobbies

Moll is a committed antique collector who is keen on improving his craft.

He’s an outdoorsy person – his main hobby is fishing.

The actor also loves traveling and has toured various US states and European countries both for work and leisure. His favorite cities are Tokyo, Japan, and Paris, France.

He loves animals, especially dogs, and has kept various pets.

Film Appearances

Moll’s uniquely deep, gravelly voice has seen him cast for voicing roles in various movies. His towering height has also helped him land roles of hulking and imposing characters in numerous productions. He made his film debut as Joseph Smith, the founder of a collection of independent churches known as The Latter-Day Saint Movement, in the 1977 biopic “Brigham,” which follows the story of the late American politician and religious leader, Brigham Young. In 1981, he shared the screen with Kim Basinger and Jan- Michael Vincent in the David Greene-directed Western “Hard Country”, and in the same year, Moll portrayed Abominable Snowman, in the slapstick feature film “Caveman.”

In 1985, Richard was cast as Big Ben in the comedy horror, “House”, and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. He appeared in numerous other films throughout the late ‘80s and ‘90s, including the 1992 Chuck Norris-starred adventure action “Sidekicks,” the 1994 family comedy “The Flintstones,” and Arnold Schwarzenegger-starred 1996 Christmas comedy “Jingle All the Way.” In the 2000s, Moll appeared in the Regina Hall and Shawn Wayans-starred supernatural parody movie “Scary Movie 2” (2001) and “Headless Horseman” (2007) among others.

TV Appearances

Moll made his TV debut in 1978, as Big Thug in an episode of the sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter.” He appeared in an episode or two of six more TV series before the decade ended. In 1984, Moll served as a panelist for the game show “The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour,” which was followed by the game shows “Body Language” (1984 and 1985) and “Super Passwords” (1984-1987).

His breakthrough role was in the NBC TV sitcom “Night Court,” which revolves around the court’s wacky cases, eccentric staff, and the hilarious proceedings of Judge Harry Stone (portrayed by the late Harry Anderson). Moll played Nostradamus “Bull” Shannon (1984-1992) and appeared bald throughout the sitcom, which gave him an odd appearance since he was known for always having hair. He shared the screen with John Larroquette, Charles Robinson, and Markie Post.

Concurrently, Moll appeared as a celebrity contestant in the game shows “The $25,000 Pyramid” and “The $10,000 Pyramid” both in 1985. In 1995, he played Boo in the ABC sitcom “Getting By” and from 1999 to 2002, he appeared in the recurring role of Drifter in 25 episodes of the Nickelodeon sitcom “100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd.”

Moll assumed minor roles, mostly in single episodes of various series in the 2000s. In 2013, he appeared in an episode of the FX multi-camera sitcom “Anger Management,” which starred Charlie Sheen and Daniela Bobadilla. His most recent TV appearance was in an episode of the Disney XD TV comedy “Kirby Buckets” in 2015.

Voiceover Works

Moll has been cast as the villain in various animated productions. He lent his voice to Two-Face in Eric Radomski and Bruce Timm’s superhero animated TV series “Batman: The Animated Series.” He can also be heard in the superhero animated series “Spider-Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” among others. He made his animated film debut in the 1981 adult animated musical drama “American Pop.”

In the late ‘90s, Moll lent his voice to characters in three video games, including “Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game” (1997). He also voiced Devil Hulk in the 2005 action-adventure video game “The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction”, and King Minos/Death in “Dante’s Inferno.”

Personal Life

Moll has married twice. He met Laura Class in 1987, and the duo dated for a year before exchanging vows in 1988; however, the couple divorced for reasons that remain unknown in 1993. Shortly after the divorce, Moll was introduced to the author Susan Brown, by her stepfather, the late comedian, Milton Berle. Moll married Brown on 24 July 1993. The couple has two children, Chloe born in 1995, and Mason in 1996). Richard and Brown divorced in 2005 ending their 12 years of togetherness. Moll’s step-father, Milton passed away in 2002 and during a previous interview, Richard revealed that he missed him a lot, because he was one of his best friends.

It is reported that Moll was in a brief relationship with the “Head of the Class” starlet, Khrystyne Haje in 1992, which lasted for a few months. As of 2023, Moll is seemingly single, with two children.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Moll is of White ethnicity and has gray hair, a set of dark brown eyes, and sports a short gray boxed beard. He weighs around 220lbs (100kgs) and stands at a towering height of 6ft 8ins (2.03m). The famed actor had an exceptional growth rate as a child, and had reached a height of 6ft (1.83m) by the time he was turning 12.

Net Worth

Richard has been active in the entertainment industry for over four and a half decades. He’s appeared in numerous hit films and TV series, which has made him both famous and wealthy. He is reputedly worth around $20 million, as of mid-2023 but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

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