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People were always coming up to me and treating me like I was slow. I would have to tell them 'I'm not really retarded, the character I play on TV is retarded.' It was actually pretty flattering because it showed that these people thought my acting was really that convincing.
Drake was proud of a career that spanned television, film and stage, including the 1990 feature film "Darkman," his manager Steven Siebert told the press. Drake earned EMMYs in 1988 and 1989 for playing office worker Benny on the "L.A. Law" dramatic television series. In a 1989 interview with The Associated Press, Drake said he portrayed Benny not as a stereotype but as a man with a full range of...
Often played mentally challenged or mentally disturbed characters