The LATimes has a great obit on the late comic. Anderson was 65, which is way too young.
I saw his comedy-magic act years ago in LA, he was very good. I always thought of him as a prop comic, but that’s also because very few magic acts are also comedic. The misdirection was always funny, but I didn’t think it would carry a career, and I was wrong.
To my mind, his best character was when he was on Cheers as a conman/grifter, Harry the Hat. It was really inspired:
Goodbye, Harry, it was fun. You are already missed, and where the hell did my watch go?