Harry Anderson plays the part on Judge Stone on "Night Court".
|General Actor Information|
|Born:||October 14, 1952|
|Birthplace||Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.|
|Actor, Comedian, Magician|
|Known for:||Stand up-comedy, TV talk show appearances|
|Appeared on:||Night Court|
|All in series|
|Appears as:||Harold T. Stone|
Harry Anderson (born October 14, 1952) played the part of Judge Harold T. Stone on Night Court. In addition to his career as a comedic actor, Harry also is a talented stand-up comic peformer and magician. Harry is also well known to TV sitcom viewers for his role as columnist Dave Barry in the CBS-TV series Dave's World, which ran for four seasons, from 1993-97.
Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Harry was a street magician before becoming an actor. In addition to making eight appearances on another hit NBC-TV series, the now iconic Saturday Night Live (SNL) between 1981 and 1985, Anderson had a recurring guest role as con man "Harry the Hat" on Cheers, toured extensively as a magician, and did several magic/comedy shows for broadcast, including Harry Anderson's Sideshow (1987). Harry made a guest starring appearance on the 1985 TV series Tales from the Darkside, appearing in the episode "All a Clone by the Telephone".
In 1990, Harry starred in the successful television adaptation of Stephen King's IT directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. From 1993 to 1997, Anderson starred in the CBS sitcom Dave's World, based loosely on the life and columns of humor columnist Dave Barry. Together with long-time friend Turk Pipkin, Anderson wrote a book called Games You Can't Lose: A Guide for Suckers, a collection of gags, cons, tricks and scams. First published in 1989 (ISBN 1-58080-086-6—2001 reprint), this title also contains a survey of "Games You Can't Win" told from an insider's perspective.
A long-time fan of Mel Tormé (who made eight guest appearances on Night Court, whee he appeared as himself) Harry and his wife Elizabeth once owned a small shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans named "Sideshow" selling various "magic, curiosities, and apocrypha." In the summer of 2005, Anderson also opened a nightclub in the French Quarter called Oswald's Speakeasy, located at 1331 Decatur Street. He performed a one-man show there called Wise Guy. Harry has a son, Dash, and a daughter, Eva, from a previous marriage to Leslie Pollack.
Anderson appeared in "Hexing A Hurricane", a documentary about the first six months in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit the area in 2005.
In August 2006, Anderson and his wife announced their decision to leave New Orleans. The couple purchased a home in Asheville, North Carolina, where they currently reside, sold their house in New Orleans and Oswald's Speakeasy in October 2006. Harry continues to present his evening show Wise Guy, which was originally developed for his theater in New Orleans.
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