Harry Anderson

Actor, Magician, Writer
A popular, well-liked stage comic and renowned street magician since the early 1980's, comedian-actor Harry Anderson made a successful transition into television to become one of primetime's best known actors of the ... Read more »
Born: 10/13/1952 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Filmography

Actor (76)

It: Part One 2015 (Movie)

Richie Tozier (Actor)

30 Rock 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Back to the Grind 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1997, 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1997, 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Noddy 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Son of the Beach 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cheers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Mardi Gras 2001 Live 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Harvey 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The World's Greatest Magic V 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 4 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 5 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 6 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Funniest of the World's Funniest Outtakes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Earth Day at Walt Disney World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mel Torme 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 2 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Oops! World's Funniest Outtakes 3 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Magicians' Favorite Magicians 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Busch Gardens/Sea World Summer Celebration 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cindy Williams Comedy Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheers 1982 - 1983, 1987, 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just For Laughs with Harry Anderson 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's It 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Korman's Kalamity 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Disneyland Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

New Vaudevillians III 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Seven Wonders of the Circus World 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual ACE Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Absent-Minded Professor 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magical World of Disney (10/09/88) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief II 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Magic in the Magic Kingdom 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy New Year, U.S.A.! 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry Anderson's Sideshow 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Primetime/Japan 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Showtime Comedy Club All-Stars 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Nell Carter -- Never Too Old to Dream 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Time 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic With the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Twilight Theater 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Escape Artist 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dog Tales (TV Show)

Actor

First Yank into Tokyo (Movie)

Sub Commander (Actor)

Golden Earrings (Movie)

German Farmer (Actor)

Honolulu Lu (Movie)

Sailor (Actor)

Meet Boston Blackie (Movie)

Dart Game Barker (Actor)

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Show)

Actor

Night Court (TV Show)

Actor

Prison Train (Movie)

Hardface (Actor)

Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Clock (Movie)

Guard (Actor)
Writer (1)

Seance 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

A popular, well-liked stage comic and renowned street magician since the early 1980's, comedian-actor Harry Anderson made a successful transition into television to become one of primetime's best known actors of the 1980's and 1990's. Undoubtedly, Anderson was most recognized for playing the likeably eccentric Judge Harold T. Stone on the long-running courtroom comedy, "Night Court" (NBC, 1984-1992).

Relationships

Eva Fay Anderson

Daughter

Dashiell Anderson

Son
born in 1976

Elizabeth Morgan

Wife
born c. 1973 met in 2000 while she was tending bar at Marie Laveau's Voodoo Bar in New Orleans

Leslie Pollack

Wife
married in 1977 worked with Anderson's technical consulting firm separated on April 1, 1998 she filed for divorce in February 1999

Milestones

2002

Became the proud proprietor of Spade & Archer Curiosities by Appointment, a New Orleans magic shop

1987

Wrote and produced first TV special (also starred), "Harry Anderson's Sideshow"

1982

TV acting debut, "Twilight Theater", a satirical comedy special

1982

Feature acting debut, "The Escape Artist"

1977

Met, married, and began performing with Leslie Pollack, a fellow magician

1973

Returned to street performing

1970

Acted in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

1968

Was performing a lucrative shell game in San Francisco at age 16 (date approximate)

Got his jaw broken by a disgruntled victim of his street con

Began appearing on "Saturday Night Live"

Played humorist Dave Barry on the CBS sitcom, "Dave's World", based on the columns of the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaperman

Starred as Judge Harold Stone on the popular sitcom, "Night Court"; also wrote some episodes

Opened for Kenny Rogers, Debbie Reynolds, and Roger Miller in Las Vegas

Performed magic shows in Oregon

Became a recurring character, Harry the Hat, on "Cheers"

Shifted to legitimate magic

Co-founded (with magician Martin Lewis), the Left-Handed League, a technical consulting firm

Bonus Trivia

.

Received Stage Magician of the Year Award from the National Academy of Magician Arts and Sciences in 1989

.

Anderson continues to perform as a magician in the country's top night clubs including The Riviera and The Sands in Las Vegas and Harrahs in Reno and Lake Tahoe.

SIMILAR ARTICLES