Larry Drake

Larry Drake


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 21-02-1950
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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  • Popularity: 3.07
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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.




Year Movie Character
1992 Dr. Giggles as Dr. Evan Rendell
1995 Darkman II: The Return of Durant as Robert G. Durant
1999 Durango Kids as Dudley
1983 Dark Night of the Scarecrow as Bubba Ritter
2007 Attack of the Gryphon as Armand
1998 Paranoia as Calvin Hawks
1992 Darkman as Robert G. Durant
1998 Overnight Delivery as Hal Ipswich
1995 The Journey of August King as Olaf Singletary
1975 Truckin' Man as Diesel Joe
2002 L.A. Law: The Movie as Benny Stulwicz
1991 Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story as Mark Sisti
2001 Dark Asylum as The Trasher
1994 One More Mountain as Harry Breen
1999 Tales from the Crypt: The Robert Zemeckis Collection as Santa
1990 Darkman as Robert G. Durant
1998 The Treat as Ray
2005 Officer Down as Captain Raymond Taggart
1994 One More Mountain as Patrick Breen
1983 William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew as Baptista
1999 Inferno as Ramsey Hogan
2000 Timequest as J. Edgar Hoover
2009 Green Lantern: First Flight as Ganthet (voice)
2006 Dorm Daze 2 as Dean Dryer
1988 Too Good to Be True as Glen Robie
1971 This Stuff'll Kill Ya! as Bubba
2016 The Secrets of Emily Blair as John Doe
1976 Date with a Kidnapper as Age Home Attendant
2000 Runaway Virus as Dr. Griggs
2008 Pathology as Fat Bastard
1983 American Playhouse: The Skin of Our Teeth as Homer/Conveener
2002 Spun as Dr. K
1980 The Big Brawl as Judge #1
2009 Dead Air as Vernon
1997 Bean as Elmer
2001 American Pie 2 as Natalie's Dad
2006 Mrs. Harris as Harris Defense Team Psychiatrist
1984 The Karate Kid as Yahoo #1
1978 The Seniors as Bus Sign Installer (uncredited)
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1986 L.A. Law (171 episode) as Benny Stulwicz
2001 Six Feet Under (2 episode) as Inspector Gerson
1997 Johnny Bravo (181 episode) as Pops (voice)
1989 Tales from the Crypt (2 episode) as Santa
1996 Superman: The Animated Series (2 episode) as Mr. Eelan (voice)
1999 Batman Beyond (1 episode) as Jackson Chappell (voice)
2002 What's New, Scooby-Doo? (1 episode) as Mister (voice)
1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (1 episode)
1995 Star Trek: Voyager (1 episode) as Chellick
2001 Crossing Jordan (1 episode) as Tom
1998 Prey (13 episode) as Dr. Walter Attwood
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1984 Hunter (1 episode) as Kirkland
2004 Boston Legal (1 episode) as Bishop Luke Bernard
1997 Stargate SG-1 (1 episode) as Burrock
1982 American Playhouse (1 episode)
1995 The Outer Limits (1 episode)
2000 As Told by Ginger (1 episode) as Mr. Weinstein (voice)
2002 Firefly (1 episode) as Sir Warwick Harrow
1996 The Beast (2 episode) as Lucas Coven
1996 7th Heaven (1 episode) as Mr. Riley
1998 Fantasy Island (1 episode) as Bill Terken
2001 Justice League (2 episode) as Colonel Vox (voice)

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