Charles Robinson, who played court clerk Mac Robinson in the iconic sitcom Night Court, has died at the age of 75, according to reports. According to The Wrap, the actor died of cardiac arrest with multi-system organ failures owing to septic shock and metastatic adenocarcinoma at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
After Karen Austin left Night Court after the first season, Charles Robinson stepped in to play Mac, the affable Vietnam veteran who is rarely seen without his plaid shirt and cardigan, and who is more than capable of throwing out a few well-placed zingers. Over the course of the series, Robinson also directed three episodes of Night Court and acted in films such as Sugar Hill, The Black Gestapo, Apocalypse Now, The River, Set It Off, Antwone Fisher, The House Bunny, and others. The actor was also appeared in episodes of TV shows like Roots: The Next Generations, Hill Street Blues, Buffalo Bill, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Love & War, Home Improvement, Buddy Faro, Carnivale, Char
Night Court is getting a reboot, with John Larroquette set to reprise his role as Dan Fielding. Melissa Rauch of The Big Bang Theory will play Judge Abby Stone, Harry Stone’s daughter, who will be played by the late, great Harry Anderson. Given that the revival would almost certainly pay tribute to Anderson, it would be wonderful if they could also pay tribute to Charles Robinson. He will be greatly missed.