Harry Anderson was a man of many talents which kept a steady flow of cash pouring in.
He was was a talented actor, screenwriter, magician and TV director.
The popular actor was most known for his role in the TV show Night Court as Judge Harry Stone, and he also had a recurring role on Cheers.
Sadly, the actor was found dead in his home in North Carolina on Monday.
According to officers who found him no could play was suspected.
His son, Dashiell Anderson, told TMZ that his dad had died of natural causes.
How much was Harry Anderson worth?
Harry Anderson was estimated to be worth $ 10million (£7million), according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He built his fortune from a talent for magic – which grew into a successful acting career.
Anderson came from humble beginnings, and started out performing magic tricks on the street.
He was born in Newport Rhode Island, and when his family moved to Chicago he was introduced to sleight of hand magic.
“I got into magic when I was a child. Unlike most kids, I stayed with it”
After seeing hustlers impress with their card tricks in The Pump Room he decided to work on his own skills.
The actor said in 1987: “I got into magic when I was a child. Unlike most kids, I stayed with it.
“My high school teachers were always asking me what I was going to do. It made me what I am today – available for weekend employment, parties and bar mitzvahs.”
Anderson joined Dante Magic Club and became close pals with Dai Vernon, a legendary magician.
He then moved to San Francisco in 1969 to earn money as a street magician at the age of 17.
Eventually he started making a name for himself as a comedian after he started incorporating it into his routines.
In 1981 he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live, and landed a role on Cheers in 1982.
He said: “Cheers was my first acting job, but it was basically the character I had developed on the street. That’s how I made my living, hustling drinks in bars and quarters on the street.”
Anderson played the lead in Night Court from 1984, which ran for nine seasons before it was cancelled in 1992.
He was nomiated for an Emmy award for his role as the off-the-wall judge working the night shift at a Manhattan court.
Anderson is also well-known for his role as Richie Tozier in the 1990 Tommy Lee Wallace miniseries It.
Anderson was then offered the lead in the sitcom Dave’s World, which ran from 1993 to 1997.
In 2002 Anderson bought a New Orleans magic shop.
He said in a People magazine story: “I am richer than Davy Crockett. I can settle back and do what I want to do And what I want to do is card tricks and magic.
“That includes magic shows for corporate clients at $ 20,000 a pop.”
He continued to act in minor roles and gave a few performances on talk shows.
His most recent film was the 2014 A Matter of Faith.