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Larry Drake

1950-02-21 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

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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.


The Secrets of Emily Blair John Doe 2016-10-01
Dead Air Vernon 2009-10-27
Green Lantern: First Flight Ganthet (voice) 2009-07-28
Pathology Fat Bastard 2008-04-11
Attack of the Gryphon Armand 2007-01-27
Dorm Daze 2 Dean Dryer 2006-12-14
Officer Down Captain Raymond Taggart 2005-08-01
L.A. Law: The Movie Benny Stulwicz 2002-05-12
Spun Dr. K 2002-06-01
American Pie 2 Natalie's Dad 2001-08-10
Dark Asylum The Trasher 2001-11-08
Runaway Virus Dr. Griggs 2000-01-29
Timequest J. Edgar Hoover 2000-03-31
Durango Kids Dudley 1999-10-10
Inferno Ramsey Hogan 1999-09-25
Tales from the Crypt - The Robert Zemeckis Collection Santa 1999-09-07
Overnight Delivery Hal Ipswich 1998-04-07
The Treat Ray 1998-09-10
Paranoia Calvin Hawks 1998-06-01
Bean Elmer 1997-07-03
Darkman II: The Return of Durant Robert G. Durant 1995-07-11
The Journey of August King Olaf Singletary 1995-09-14
One More Mountain Patrick Breen 1994-03-06
One More Mountain Harry Breen 1994-03-06
Dr. Giggles Dr. Evan Rendell 1992-10-23
Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story Mark Sisti 1991-09-23
Darkman Robert G. Durant 1990-08-24
Too Good to Be True Glen Robie 1988-11-14
The Karate Kid Yahoo #1 1984-06-22
The Taming Of The Shrew Baptista 1983-01-01
Dark Night of the Scarecrow Bubba Ritter 1981-10-24
The Big Brawl Judge #1 1980-09-10
The Seniors Bus Sign Installer (uncredited) 1978-01-01
Date with a Kidnapper Age Home Attendant 1976-01-01
Truckin' Man Diesel Joe 1975-05-01
This Stuff'll Kill Ya! Bubba 1971-01-01