‘Night Court’ actor Charlie Robinson dies at age 75 • EBONY

Robinson died in Los Angeles on Sunday from cardiac arrest and cancer.

News of Charlie Robinson’s passing has hit the entertainment community hard. The 75-year-old television and theater actor, best known for playing Mac the Clerk of the Court in the 1980s and 1990s sitcom Night court, died Sunday in Los Angeles from cardiac arrest and cancer.

Throughout his 50-year career, Robinson has appeared in films such as Secret Santa, River, Trigger it, Antwone Fisher, Jackson, Even the money, and Miss Lettie and I. On top of that, Robinson was a staple in TV series, most notably Home improvement, Mom, NCIS, Buffalo bill, and The guest book.

A native of Houston, Robinson began his career as a stage actor and singer for R&B groups Archie Bell and the Drells and Southern Clouds of Joy. In the late 1960s, Robinson enrolled in Chris Wilson’s acting school, Studio 7, eventually moving to Hollywood and securing roles in films such as Sugar hill, Caribbean, White shadow, The Black Gestapo, and A murderous case.

Robinson went on to be celebrated for his theater work, winning an Image Theater Award and a FRED Award for portraying Simon in The man who whips, and the Ovation Award for Best Actor for playing Troy in Fences. His last performance was that of Donald Jones, 82, in James Tyler’s An old black man.

Among the actors who paid tribute to Robinson was Wendell Pierce, who has spent time with Robinson in recent months. “We have created a life of friendship” after 27 days of quarantine together, Thread star wrote on Twitter.

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Robinson is survived by his wife Dolorita; her children Luca, Charlie, Christian and Byron; and her grandchildren, great grandchildren, daughters-in-law and dog Nala.

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