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Larry Drake (1949–2016)

Larry Drake was born on February 21, 1949 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Lawrence Richard Drake. He was an actor and director, known for L.A. Law (1986), Darkman (1990) and Bean (1997). He was married to Ruth de Sosa. He died on March 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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L.A. Law
L.A. Law Benny Stulwicz
Bean Elmer
Darkman Robert G. Durant
American Pie 2
American Pie 2 Natalie's Dad


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 2016 The Secrets of Emily Blair
John Doe
 2009/I Dead Air
 2009 Green Lantern: First Flight (Video)
Ganthet (voice)
 2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Video Game)
Kazdan Paratus (voice)
 2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Bishop Luke Bernard
- The Gods Must Be Crazy (2008) ... Bishop Luke Bernard
 2008 Pathology
Fat Bastard
 2007 Attack of the Gryphon
 2006 Dorm Daze 2 (Video)
Dean Dryer
 2006 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Mr. Riley
- And More Secrets (2006) ... Mr. Riley
 2006 Love Hollywood Style
 2006 Living the Dream
 2005 Mrs. Harris (TV Movie)
Harris Defense Team Psychiatrist
 2005 Officer Down (TV Movie)
Captain Raymond Taggart
 2005 I Will Avenge You, Iago!
The Warden
 2005 Jenny Says (Short)
Dr. Weinhouse
 2003 Justice League (TV Series)
Colonel Vox
- Maid of Honor: Part II (2003) ... Colonel Vox (voice)
- Maid of Honor (2003) ... Colonel Vox (voice)
 2003 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
- Wild Card (2003) ... Tom
 2002 Firefly (TV Series)
Sir Warwick Harrow
 2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV Series)
- Help Wanted, Male (2002) ... Hackett
 2002 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Inspector Gerson
- The Last Time (2002) ... Inspector Gerson
 2002 Spun
Dr. K
 2002 As Told by Ginger (TV Series)
Dr. Weinstein
- Never Can Say Goodbye (2002) ... Dr. Weinstein
 2001 Thieves (TV Series)
Robert Ventana
- The Long Con (2001) ... Robert Ventana
 2001 Dark Asylum
The Trasher
 2001 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
- Beast of Burden (2001) ... Burrock
 2000 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
- Critical Care (2000) ... Chellick
 2000 The Fearing Mind (TV Series)
Police Officer Hooper
- On the Road ... Police Officer Hooper
 2000 Time of Her Time
Dr. Joyce
 2000 Runaway Virus (TV Movie)
Dr. Griggs
 1999 Durango Kids
 1999/II Desert Heat
Ramsey Hogan
 1999 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Jackson Chappell
- The Winning Edge (1999) ... Jackson Chappell (voice)
 1999 Batman Beyond: The Movie (TV Movie)
Jackson Chappell (voice)
 1998 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Bill Terken
- Estrogen (1998) ... Bill Terken
 1998 The Treat
 1998 Paranoia
Calvin Hawks
 1998 Overnight Delivery (Video)
Hal Ipswich
 1998 Spy Game (TV Series)
Leo Ludwig
- Well, Nothing to Fear But Death Itself (1998) ... Leo Ludwig
 1997 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Samuel 'Buryin' Sam' Roller
- Buryin' Sam (1997) ... Samuel 'Buryin' Sam' Roller
 1997 Bean
 1997 The Legend of Calamity Jane (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Rebellion à Philadelphie (1997) ... Additional Voices (English version, voice)
- Quand le rideau tomb (1997) ... Additional Voices (English version, voice)
- Eaux troubles (1997) ... Additional Voices (English version, voice)
- Protégé (1997) ... Additional Voices (English version, voice)
- Par delà de la vengeance (1997) ... Additional Voices (English version, voice)
 1996-1997 Road Rovers (TV Series)
Captain Zachary Storm
- Take Me to Your Leader (1997) ... Captain Zachary Storm (voice)
- Storm from the Pacific (1996) ... Captain Zachary Storm (voice)
 1996 Wolf Pack (TV Movie)
 1996 Superman (TV Series)
Mr. Eelan
- My Girl (1996) ... Mr. Eelan (voice)
 1996 The Beast (TV Mini-Series)
Lucas Coven
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Lucas Coven
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Lucas Coven
 1995 The Naked Truth (TV Series)
Dr. Bryce Fromm
- Elvis Is Coming! (1995) ... Dr. Bryce Fromm
 1995 The Journey of August King
Olaf Singletary
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Robert Vitale
- The Message (1995) ... Robert Vitale
 1987-1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Benny Stulwicz
- How Am I Driving? (1994) ... Benny Stulwicz (credit only)
- Tunnel of Love (1994) ... Benny Stulwicz (credit only)
- Dead Issue (1994) ... Benny Stulwicz (credit only)
 1994 One More Mountain (TV Movie)
Patrick Breen
 1991-1993 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
- The Song of Valor (1993) ... (voice)
- The Guardian (1991) ... (voice)
 1992 Darkman (TV Movie)
Robert G. Durant
 1989-1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Tobias / Santa
- The Secret (1990) ... Tobias
 1989 Oh, Henry! (TV Movie)
 1988 Too Good to Be True (TV Movie)
Glen Robie
 1988 Werewolf (TV Series)
Junkyard Owner
- Gray Wolf (1988) ... Junkyard Owner
 1988 For Keeps?
Night Clerk
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
- Hot Pursuit: Part 2 (1987) ... Kirkland
 1986 Code of Vengeance (TV Series)
Jack Fergusen
- Rustler's Moon (1986) ... Jack Fergusen
 1986 The Ladies Club
Cop No. 2
 1984 The Karate Kid
Yahoo #1
 1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Jesse Roberts
- Just Another Round of That Old Song (1983) ... Jesse Roberts
 1983 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Homer / Conveener
- The Skin of Our Teeth (1983) ... Homer / Conveener
 1981 The White Lions
 1981 Dark Night of the Scarecrow (TV Movie)
Bubba Ritter
 1980 Battle Creek Brawl
Judge #1
 1978 The Seniors
Bus Sign Installer (uncredited)
 1976 The Electric Chair
Courtroom Observer (uncredited)
 1976 Date with a Kidnapper
Age Home Attendant
 1975 Trucker's Woman
Diesel Joe
 1971 This Stuff'll Kill Ya!
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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. See more »


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... See more »


Often played mentally challenged or mentally disturbed characters

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