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Larry Drake

Larry Richard Drake (February 21, 1950 – March 17, 2016) was an American actor. The son of Lorraine, a homemaker, and Raymond Drake, a drafting engineer for an oil company. Drake is renowned for his portrayal of developmentally disabled Benny Stulwicz on the television show L.A. Law from 1987 until the show's end in 1994, for which he won two consecutive Emmy Awards (1988, 1989). He returned to the part of Benny in L.A. Law: The Movie, a "reunion" movie aired on NBC in 2002. Drake has appeared in numerous television and film roles, including: Time Quest, Dark Asylum, Paranoid, Bean, Overnight Delivery, The Beast, The Journey of August King, Murder in New Hampshire, Dr. Giggles, Darkman, Darkman II: The Return of Durant, The Taming of the Shrew (1983), American Pie 2, and Dark Night of the Scarecrow. He was also a regular on the 1998 science fiction TV show Prey. Drake provided the voice acting for Pops on Johnny Bravo. In 2007 he co-starred in the made for TV movie Gryphon, a Sci-Fi Pictures original film. Drake married actress Ruth De Sosa in 1989; they divorced in 1991. In October 2009, he married horror writer and model Marina Drujko, but later they divorce in the same year, 2009. On March 17, 2016, Drake was found dead in his Los Angeles home at the age of 66. Drake's manager, Steven Siebert, reported that the actor had some health problems in the months before his death. It was later reported that Drake suffered from a rare form of blood cancer that caused his blood to thicken. Description above from the Wikipedia article Larry Drake , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 21, 1950 In Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie This Stuff'll Kill Ya! 1971-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Secrets of Emily Blair 2016-10-01
Known For
Poster of American Pie 2
Poster of Prey
Poster of Bean
Poster of Darkman
Movie The Secrets of Emily Blair John Doe 2016-10-01
Movie Green Lantern: First Flight Ganthet (voice) 2009-07-28
Movie Dead Air Vernon 2009-10-27
Movie Pathology Fat Bastard 2008-04-11
Movie Attack of the Gryphon Armand 2007-01-27
Movie Dorm Daze 2 Dean Dryer 2006-12-14
Movie Officer Down Captain Raymond Taggart 2005-08-01
Series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Movie L.A. Law: The Movie Benny Stulwicz 2002-05-12
Movie Spun Dr. K 2002-06-01
Series What's New, Scooby-Doo? Unknown 2002-09-14
Series Firefly Sir Warwick Harrow 2002-09-20
Series Six Feet Under Unknown 2001-06-03
Movie American Pie 2 Natalie's Dad 2001-08-10
Movie Dark Asylum The Trasher 2001-11-08
Series Crossing Jordan Tom 2001-09-24
Movie Runaway Virus Dr. Griggs 2000-01-29
Series As Told by Ginger Mr. Weinstein (voice) 2000-10-25
Movie Timequest J. Edgar Hoover 2000-03-31
Series Batman Beyond Unknown 1999-01-10
Movie Tales from the Crypt - The Robert Zemeckis Collection Santa 1999-09-07
Movie Durango Kids Dudley 1999-10-10
Movie Inferno Ramsey Hogan 1999-09-25
Series Prey Unknown 1998-01-15
Movie Overnight Delivery Hal Ipswich 1998-04-07
Movie The Treat Ray 1998-09-10
Movie Paranoia Calvin Hawks 1998-06-01
Series Fantasy Island Bill Terken 1998-09-26
Movie Bean Elmer 1997-07-03
Series Stargate SG-1 Burrock 1997-07-27
Series Johnny Bravo Pops (voice) 1997-07-07
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series The Beast Lucas Coven 1996-04-28
Series Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Series 7th Heaven Mr. Riley 1996-08-26
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Series Star Trek: Voyager Chellick 1995-01-16
Movie Darkman II: The Return of Durant Robert G. Durant 1995-07-11
Movie The Journey of August King Olaf Singletary 1995-09-14
Movie One More Mountain Patrick Breen 1994-03-06
Movie Dr. Giggles Dr. Evan Rendell 1992-10-23
Movie Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story Mark Sisti 1991-09-23
Movie Darkman Robert G. Durant 1990-08-24
Series Tales from the Crypt Santa 1989-06-10
Movie Too Good to Be True Glen Robie 1988-11-14
Series L.A. Law Benny Stulwicz 1986-09-15
Movie The Karate Kid Yahoo #1 1984-06-22
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Movie The Taming Of The Shrew Baptista 1983-01-01
Series Hardcastle and McCormick Unknown 1983-09-18
Series American Playhouse Unknown 1982-01-12
Movie Dark Night of the Scarecrow Bubba Ritter 1981-10-24
Movie The Big Brawl Judge #1 1980-09-10
Movie The Seniors Bus Sign Installer (uncredited) 1978-01-01
Movie Date with a Kidnapper Age Home Attendant 1976-01-01
Movie Truckin' Man Diesel Joe 1975-05-01
Movie This Stuff'll Kill Ya! Bubba 1971-01-01