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  • Real name : Charles Richard Moll
  • Date of birth : 13/01/1943

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Richard Moll (1943)

Charles Richard Moll

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Charles Richard Moll is an American actor and voice artist,best known for playing Bull Shannon, the bailiff on the NBC sitcom Night Court from 1983 to 1992. Moll is also a voice expert, playing villains with his distinctive rough-sounding voice.

  Biography  

 early life
Moll was born Charles Richard Moll in Pasadena, California, the son of Violet Anita (née Grill), a nurse, and Harry Findley Moll, a lawyer. He attended the University of California, Berkeley and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity.

 career
In 1981, Moll co-starred with Jan-Michael Vincent and Kim Basinger in the movie Hard Country. In 1982, under layers of makeup, he played the sorcerer Xusia in The Sword and the Sorcerer. He played the abominable snowman in the 1981 film Caveman. Later that year, he shaved his head for the role of Hurok in the science fiction B movie Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, but the producers of Night Court liked the look so much in his audition that they asked him to keep it. Moll also used the Bull persona in commercials for Washington's Lottery. Moll played the role of "Big Ben" in the 1986 film House.

Moll made a guest appearance in the pilot episode of Highlander: The Series as "Slan Quince", the villain who reunites Connor MacLeod with his kinsman and show's protagonist, Duncan MacLeod. He also made a guest appearance on Babylon 5 in the episode "Hunter, Prey" as a lurker criminal who was holding a VIP hostage.

In 1999's But I'm a Cheerleader, Moll went against type and played a gay man who, with his partner , helps gay teenagers escape from a nearby "gay camp", where homophobic parents send their teenage offspring to be "rehabilitated".

He can be heard in many animated film and cartoon productions, often as a villain with a deep, growling voice. Moll has voiced Two-Face in Batman: The Animated Series and the Scorpion in Spider-Man: The Animated Series. His first role in an animated film was as a beat poet in Ralph Bakshi's American Pop. He starred as the character of Norman in the animated series Mighty Max. He played the drifter on the Nickelodeon show 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd. He also voiced Vorn the Unspeakable, a Cthulhu-like character in Freakazoid.

Moll appeared in The Flintstones and Casper Meets Wendy, both TV spin-offs. Moll also voiced the Devil Hulk in the 2005 video game Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, and more recently Death in the 2010 game Dante's Inferno.

Additional television credits include Family Affair, The Rockford Files, How the West Was Won, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Fall Guy, T. J. Hooker, Fantasy Island, Alice, The Dukes of Hazzard, The A-Team, The Facts of Life, My Two Dads, 227, Martin, Due South, Babylon 5, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Double Dare 2000, Baywatch, Married... with Children, 7th Heaven, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The Parent 'Hood, Smallville, Cold Case, and the straight to video Uh-Oh! directed by Jon Cope.

 personal life
Moll married Susan Brown in 1993 and they had two children together. They divorced in 2005.

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