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Richard Moll
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Richard Moll played the part of "Bull" Shannon on the series.
General Actor Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1943-01-13) January 13, 1943 (age 79)
Birthplace Pasadena, California, U.S.
Actor, Voice actor
Years active: 1967-present
Appearances/Series information
Appeared on: Night Court
appeared in:
193, all in series, Seasons 1-9
Appears as: Bull Shannon

Richard Moll (born January 13, 1943) played the part of Nostradamus 'Bull' Shannon, the bailiff on the NBC sitcom Night Court for the entire run of the series. Richard was born and raised in Pasadena, CA.


In the 1977 film Brigham, Moll (credited as Charles Moll) appeared as Joseph Smith Jr., founder of the Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Mormon movement. Moll would go on to often portray hulking or imposing characters due to his height and deep voice

Voice work

Richard has also done extensive work as a voice actor, typically portraying villainous characters in animation and video games with his distinctive, deep, rough-sounding voice. He can be heard in many animated film and cartoon productions, often as a villain with a deep, growling voice.

Richard has voiced Two-Face in Batman: The Animated Series (as well as the voice of the Batcomputer) 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.


  • Was remarkably tall early in his life, reaching 6 ft (1.8 m) by age 12; he kept growing until he reached his present height at 6. ft 8. in (2.03 m).
  • Richard attended the University of California, Berkeley and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity.
  • In between filming seasons of Night Court, he would often grow his hair back to act in other TV/film roles. Many would then mistake him for his Night Court co-star John Larroquette, who he himself stands 6 ft. 4 in. (1.93m)
  • Moll is an avid fly-fisherman.

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