Person Details

Birthday: 1950-02-21 07:32:38

Death: 2016-03-17 07:32:38

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

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Movie Involvements: 25

TV Involvements: 8


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Stargate SG-1
Average
8

Stargate SG-1

(1997) Burrock
Firefly
Average
8

Firefly

(2002) Sir Warwick Harrow
L.A. Law
Average
7

L.A. Law

(1986) Benny Stulwicz
The Karate Kid
Average
7

The Karate Kid

(1984) Yahoo #1
Inferno
Average
5

Inferno

(1999) Ramsey Hogan
Darkman
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6

Darkman

(1990) Robert G. Durant
Green Lantern: First Flight
Average
7

Green Lantern: First Flight

(2009) Ganthet (voice)
Darkman II: The Return of Durant
Average
5

Darkman II: The Return of Durant

(1995) Robert G. Durant

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2016 John Doe
2009 Vernon
Ganthet (voice)
2008 Fat Bastard
2007 Armand
2006 Dean Dryer
2005 Captain Raymond Taggart
2004 N/A
2002 Sir Warwick Harrow
N/A
Dr. K
Benny Stulwicz
2001 The Trasher
Tom
Natalie's Dad
N/A
2000 Mr. Weinstein (voice)
J. Edgar Hoover
Dr. Griggs
1999 Dudley
Ramsey Hogan
N/A
1998 Bill Terken
Ray
Calvin Hawks
Hal Ipswich
N/A
1997 Burrock
Pops (voice)
Elmer
1996 N/A
Mr. Riley
Lucas Coven
N/A
1995 Olaf Singletary
Robert G. Durant
N/A
Chellick
1994 Harry Breen
Patrick Breen
1992 Dr. Evan Rendell
1991 Mark Sisti
1990 Robert G. Durant
1989 Santa
1988 Glen Robie
1986 N/A
Benny Stulwicz
1984 N/A
Yahoo #1
1983 N/A
Baptista
1982 N/A
1981 Bubba Ritter
1980 Judge #1
1978 Bus Sign Installer (uncredited)
1976 Age Home Attendant
1975 Diesel Joe
1971 Bubba
Santa
Year Character Movie/Tv

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