PASADENA, CA - JUNE 24: Actor Charlie Robinson attends Opening Night Performance of August Wilson's "Jitney" at the Pasadena Playhouse on June 24, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/FilmMagic)
Charlie Robinson has died. The actor whose five-decade acting career included playing series mainstay Mac Robinson the court clerk on Night Court died on Sunday in Los Angeles due to cardiac arrest and cancer complications, RollingStone reports. He was 75.
Starring in numerous TV, film and theatre productions, Robinson’s enduring role was as Mac Robinson on Night Court, which he joined in 1984 for Season Two and portrayed through the rest of its nine-season run. His first recurring role before portraying Mac was in primetime soap opera Flamingo Road, and in 1983 he starred in the short-lived comedy sitcom Buffalo Bill.After Night Court wrapped in 1992, he was cast in a series regular role for Love & War, which lasted for three seasons. In addition to his long term roles, he appeared as a regular in a number of series, including Home Improvement, Mom, and Hart of Dixie, alongside guesting on a variety of popular shows, including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Key and Peele, The Bernie Mac Show and How I Met Your Mother.