The actor died Sunday from cardiac arrest with multi-system organ failures due to septic shock and metastatic adenocarcinoma, a representative for Robinson confirmed to PEOPLE

By Katie Campione
July 12, 2021 08:09 PM
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Charlie Robinson, best known for his role in the NBC sitcom Night Court, has died. He was 75.

The actor died Sunday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from cardiac arrest with multi-system organ failures due to septic shock and metastatic adenocarcinoma, a representative for Robinson confirmed to PEOPLE.

Robinson made his screen debut in 1971, appearing in the legal drama Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law. The same year, he also made an appearance in Jack Nicholson's directorial debut Drive, He Said.

Throughout the next decade, he would have recurring roles in shows including Buffalo Bill and Flamingo Road.

In 1984, Robinson landed the character of Mac, a Vietnam war veteran and the court clerk at the Manhattan Criminal Court, in the NBC series Night Court. He played the character for eight seasons, until 1992.

Charles Robinson
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Robinson's career spans over 50 years, with more starring roles in television series including Home Improvement, Hart of Dixie, and Mom. Most recently, he played the role of Charles in the Freeform mini-series Love in the Time of Corona.

On the big screen, Robinson has been in films including The Black Gestapo, Beowulf, Antwone Fisher, The House Bunny, and Hoovey.

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Robinson also had a vibrant stage career, winning several awards including the Best Actor Ovation Award for his performance as Troy Maxson in August Wilson's Fences.

He is survived by his wife Dolorita, his children Luca, Charlie, Christian, and Byron, as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, and his dog, Nala.