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R.I.P.: Charlie Robinson (Mac, the clerk, on "Night Court")
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Ubiquitous
2021-07-13 08:30:46 UTC
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From Variety.com ...
Charlie Robinson, Who Played Mac on 'Night Court,' Dies at 75
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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.
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."
Born in Houston, Robinson began his career as a theater actor
and singer for R&B groups Archie Bell and the Drells and
Southern Clouds of Joy. In the late 1960s, Charlie attended
Chris Wilson's acting school, Studio 7, at the Houston Music
Theatre. He soon moved to Hollywood and began acting for the
screen.
In the 1970s, Robinson acted in films such as "Sugar Hill,"
"The Black Gestapo," "Caribe," "A Killing Affair" and
"The White Shadow." In his later career, he appeared in
"Beowulf," "Malevolence," "Land of the Free" and "Mercy
Street." He directed three episodes of "Night Court" and one
episode of "Love & War."
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.
It only took 27 days and we created a lifetime.
Charlie Robinson and I quarantined together
during this pandemic to create a play and in
that short time we created a lifetime of
friendship. A special bond, like the father and
son, we portrayed in the play. We had a mission.
We had a mission to find a way to create our art
while the world was shut down. By chance, we
created a friendship in 27 days that only
happens with a shared vision. In that short time
he became mentor to me as I questioned if my
best days had passed. By example he showed hope.
Throughout his career, he guest starred in television shows
including "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Key and Peele,"
"This Is Us," "Malcolm & Eddie" and "In The House."
Robinson is survived by his wife Dolorita; his children Luca,
Charlie, Christian and Byron; and his grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law and dog Nala.
<https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/charlie-robinson-dead-mac-night-court-1235018057/>
Oh no!
I liked him on NIGHT COURT.

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A Friend
2021-07-13 15:13:06 UTC
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Oh no!
I liked him on NIGHT COURT.
So did I. BTW he was on a Jay Thomas/Susan Dey series called Love &
War, playing a bartender. Mr. Robinson replaced the original
bartender, played by John Hancock, when Mr. Hancock died suddenly
during production.

Annie Potts replaced Susan Dey later in the run, too.



John Hancock

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0359379/
Ubiquitous
2021-07-13 15:23:06 UTC
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Oh no!
I liked him on NIGHT COURT.
So did I. BTW he was on a Jay Thomas/Susan Dey series called Love &
War, playing a bartender. Mr. Robinson replaced the original
bartender, played by John Hancock, when Mr. Hancock died suddenly
during production.
Annie Potts replaced Susan Dey later in the run, too.
I heard the changes made to the show by the new cast were as different as
night and Dey.

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Kenny McCormack
2021-07-15 12:08:59 UTC
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Oh no!
I liked him on NIGHT COURT.
So did I. BTW he was on a Jay Thomas/Susan Dey series called Love &
War, playing a bartender. Mr. Robinson replaced the original
bartender, played by John Hancock, when Mr. Hancock died suddenly
during production.
Annie Potts replaced Susan Dey later in the run, too.
I heard the changes made to the show by the new cast were as different as
night and Dey.
That joke would have been even better if there was a series starring Ted
Knight and Susan Dey.
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That Derek
2021-07-15 13:18:10 UTC
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. Mr. Robinson replaced the original bartender, played by John Hancock, when Mr. Hancock died suddenly
during production.
I hope John Hancock put his "John Hancock" on a John Hancock Life Insurance policy ...
(He put his "John Hancock" on a John Hancock for his famileeee.)

Damn. Now I've got that silly TV jingle from circa 1972 perambulating through my noggin.
That Derek
2021-07-15 13:37:27 UTC
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Here's a YouTube link to the John Hancock TV jingle to which I referred in my previous post (it has an "Electric Company"-era Morgan Freeman wherein):


Kenny McCormack
2021-07-15 14:32:16 UTC
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Here's a YouTube link to the John Hancock TV jingle to which I referred in my
http://youtu.be/myjx7cnc6f4
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