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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.
Larry Drake, who earned back-to-back EMMY awards for his sensitive portrayal of mentally challenged character Benny Stulwicz in "L.A. Law," died at age 66. Drake's body was found, on a Thursday, March 17, 2016, in his Los Angeles-area home by a friend, said Charles Edward Pogue, himself a longtime friend and collaborator of Drake's. The cause of death was not immediately known. The heavyset actor...
Often played mentally challenged or mentally disturbed characters