Actor Charlie Robinson, best known for his role on Sitcom Night Court, whose career spanned 5 decades, dies at 75! TO TEAR APART.
Rolling stone reports.
Charlie Robinson, “Night Court” actor, died at age 75
A career spanning five decades has included film, theater, and several regular television roles
Charlie Robinson, whose five-decade acting career was playing series mainstay Mac Robinson, the night court clerk, died in Los Angeles on Sunday due to cardiac arrest and cancer complications, as Variety reports. He was 75 years old.
Featured in numerous television, film and theatrical productions, Robinson’s enduring role was that of Mac Robinson on Night Court, which he joined in 1984 for season two and performed for the remainder of his nine seasons. . His first recurring role before portraying Mac was on the primetime soap opera Flamingo Road, and in 1983 he starred in the short-lived comedy sitcom Buffalo Bill.
After the end of Night Court in 1992, he played a regular role in the Love & War series, which lasted for three seasons. In addition to his long-term roles, he has appeared as a regular on several series including Home Improvement, Mom and Hart of Dixie, alongside guests on various popular shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Key and Peele. , The Bernie Mac Show and How I Met Your Mother.
While he made his mark on television, he also appeared in a multitude of films throughout his career, including Sugar Hill, The Black Gestapo, Caribe, A Killing Affair, The White Shadow, Beowulf, Land of the Free and Mercy Street.
He made his debut in the entertainment world in the 1960s as a singer and actor in the theater. He appeared as a teenager in the groups Archie Bell and the Drells and Southern Clouds of Joy. In the late 1960s, he enrolled in Studio 7 at Chris Wilson’s Drama School at the Houston Music Theater.
Robinson has received accolades for his theatrical performances, including the Image Theater Award and the FRED Award for playing Simon in a theatrical production of The Whipping Man and an Ovation Award for Best Actor for portraying Troy in Fences.
Robinson recently starred alongside The Wire star Wendell Pierce in the filmed theatrical performance of Some Old Black Men by James Anthony Taylor, which was filmed in Detroit after a three-week quarantine.
“We were on a mission to find a way to create our art when the world was at a standstill,” Pierce wrote in a tribute to Robinson via Twitter. “Fortunately, we created a friendship in 27 days that only happens with a shared vision. In that short time, he became my mentor as I wondered if my best days were over. By example, he showed hope.
It only took 27 days and we created a lifetime. Charlie Robinson and I quarantined ourselves together during this pandemic to create a play and in no time we had created a life of friendship. A special bond, like the father and son, which we portrayed in the play. We had a mission. pic.twitter.com/hztMWY4J1W
– Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) July 13, 2021
On behalf of the IP team, I offer our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Charlie Robinson.
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