The cause of death wasn't disclosed, but Hallingse said no foul play was suspected.
Producer Judd Apatow wrote about being 15 and interviewing the star Anderson.
Anderson then went on to land his most well-known role, playing Judge Harry T. Stone on Night Court, which aired on NBC from 1984-92.
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Anderson also appeared in the 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's It. Anderson was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for the series but failed to win.
Anderson also had a life-long passion for magic and began touring the country performing, where he made close friends with some of the biggest stars in the field.
Anderson, who was also a talented magician, got his start on television with a number of appearances on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s, as well as a recurring role as Harry "The Hat" Gittes on Cheers. "I'll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I'm devastated". The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. Harris called him "one of my comedy and magic inspirations growing up". "I never auditioned for anything".
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, and their two children.