Larry Drake

Larry Drake

  • Born on
    • February 21st, 1950
  • Died on
    • March 17th, 2016
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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Acting (26 Credits)

2016The Secrets of Emily Blair as John Doe
2009Green Lantern: First Flight as Ganthet (voice)
2009Dead Air as Vernon
2008Pathology as Fat Bastard
2007Attack of the Gryphon as Armand
2006Dorm Daze 2 as Dean Dryer
2002Spun as Dr. K
2001Dark Asylum as The Trasher
2001American Pie 2 as Natalie's Dad
2000Timequest as J. Edgar Hoover
1999Inferno as Ramsey Hogan
1998The Treat as Ray
1998Overnight Delivery as Hal Ipswich
1997Bean as Elmer
1997Johnny Bravo as Pops (voice)
1996The Beast (1996) as Lucas Coven
1995Darkman II: The Return of Durant as Robert G. Durant
1995The Journey of August King as Olaf Singletary
1992Dr. Giggles as Dr. Evan Rendell
1991Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Smart Story as Mark Sisti
1990Darkman as Robert G. Durant
1986L.A. Law as Benny Stulwicz
1984The Karate Kid as Yahoo #1
1981Dark Night of the Scarecrow as Bubba Ritter
1980Battle Creek Brawl as Judge #1


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