Charlie Robinson, ‘Night Court’ actor, dies at 75

Written by on July 13, 2021

Charlie Robinson, who played Mac on "Night Court," has died at 75.

(NBC News) – Charlie Robinson, known for playing Mac the court clerk in the 1980s and ’90s sitcom “Night Court,” died on Sunday in Los Angeles due to cardiac arrest and cancer. He was 75.

Robinson won awards for his theatrical work, including the Image Theatre Award and FRED Award for portraying Simon in “The Whipping Man” and Best Actor Ovation Award for playing Troy in “Fences.” His last performance was as 82-year-old Donald Jones in James Tyler’s “Some Old Black Man.”

Among the actors who paid tribute to Robinson was “The Wire” star Wendell Pierce, who spent time with Robinson in recent months. “We created a lifetime of friendship” after 27 days of quarantine together, Pierce wrote on Twitter.

Throughout his 50-year career, Robinson appeared in movies such as “Secret Santa,” “The River,” “Set It Off,” “Antwone Fisher,” “Jackson,” “Even Money” and “Miss Lettie and Me,” and TV series including “Buffalo Bill,” “Home Improvement,” “Mom,” “Hart of Dixie,” “NCIS” and “The Guestbook.”

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