While no cause of death has been released, foul play is not suspected. "It made me what I am today - available for weekend employment, parties and bar mitzvahs". I was just there last night and talked about how wonderful his magic was. Anderson acted alongside John Larroquette as Dan Fielding, Richard Moll as Nostradamus "Bull" Shannon, Charles Robinson as Mac Robinson, Markie Post as Christine Sullivan, and Marsha Warfield as Rosalind "Roz" Russell, and even directed two episodes and wrote or co-wrote five episodes of Night Court.
The 1980s sitcom ran for nine seasons on NBC and earned seven Emmy Awards and 31 nominations, including three for Anderson.
After "Night Court", he played the newspaper columnist Dave Barry on the comedy "Dave's World", which ran on CBS from 1993 to 1997. In the very meta episode, Tracy Morgan's character, Tracy Jordan, hires the actors to reprise their roles from the show to shoot a more satisfying final episode that Night Court's famously disappointing series finale. He'd joined the Dante Magic Club in his teens and reportedly made money as a street magician in San Francisco when he was 17.
He and his wife had also become captive to the depression that affected many in New Orleans at the time, Mr. Anderson said.
"I'm glad we tried to stay", he said, "but I don't want to be the person I will be if I stay here". I hope he is in some magical afterlife doing card tricks with Mel Tormé. He moved from New Orleans to North Carolina after Hurricane Katrina tore into the former city. "I don't understand why guys have that Don Knotts syndrome of having to be out there". He moved to California at the age of 16 to be with his father.
"This city hasn't evolved", Anderson told the New York Times. They opened the nightclub Oswald's Speakeasy, where he performed, as well as a magic and curiosity shop, Sideshow.
Anderson is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and his two children. There was no immediate word on funeral arrangements Monday night.