He starred in the 1990 ABC miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's It.
In addition to It, Anderson appeared on an episode of Tales From the Darkside (and was a magic adviser on a second episode), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Tales From the Crypt. The sitcom also starring John Larroquette, Markie Post and Richard Moll followed the wacky goings-on in a Manhattan night court and its staffers led by Stone, a boyish, grinning, jeans-and-sneakers jurist who was unconventional to say the least. Foul play was not suspected according to officials.
Anderson also had a recurring role on Cheers as Harry "The Hat" Gittes, and appeared on almost a dozen episodes of Saturday Night Live.
Anderson is survived by his wife Elizabeth Morgan and two children, Eva and Dashiell. "I'm going to miss you, Harry".
"I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious". The interview is in my book Sick In The Head.
"The last time Harry Anderson played Comedy Magic Club, I opened for him", actress Cristela Alonzo wrote.
Anderson appeared in three Season 1 episodes of NBC's Cheers as local flim-flam man/magician Harry "The Hat" Gitties, including a memorable sting episode in which he starred.
"I had more people in my auto last night", The Times quoted him as telling his piano player during a performance.
Neil Patrick Harris wrote that Anderson was "one of my comedy and magic inspirations growing up".