Charlie Robinson dead: Night Court actor and Buffalo Bill star dies aged 75
Charlie Robinson, best known for playing Macintosh ‘Mac’ Robinson the court clerk in the 1980s and ’90s sitcom Night Court, has died aged 75. He reportedly passed away on Sunday in Los Angeles, due to cardiac arrest with multisystem organ failures due to septic shock and metastatic adenocarcinoma, his manager Lisa DiSante, told Deadline.
The prolific actor’s career spanned 50 years, where he appeared in movies such as Secret Santa, The River, Set It Off, Antwone Fisher, Jackson, Even Money and Miss Lettie and Me.
He also appeared in Antwone Fisher, Denzel Washington’s feature directorial debut and The House Bunny.
Robinson was better known for his regular roles on the small screen, featuring in TV series including Buffalo Bill, Home Improvement, Hart of Dixie, NCIS and The Guestbook.
His most recent appearance was in 2019, where he featured on seven episodes of the CBS sitcom Mom, where he reunited with House Bunny star Anna Faris.
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In 2018, he appeared on stage in playwright James Anthony Tyler’s Some Old Black Man opposite The Wire’s Wendell Pierce.
A recording of the play was made available to stream earlier this year.
Robinson’s most famous character Mac, replaced another clerk played by Karen Austin in the first season of Night Court, which ran from 1985 until 1992.
But before he landed the infamous role, his first TV job was in 1971 on the legal drama Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law.
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