Larry Drake

Active - 1969 - 2009  |   Born - Feb 21, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States  |   Died - Mar 17, 2016   |   Genres - Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Science Fiction, Crime

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Character actor Larry Drake worked steadily on television and in feature films since making his feature-film debut in This Stuff'll Kill You (1971). Though the burly actor has played roles ranging from rednecks to murderous doctors (Dr. Giggles) to detectives (Power 98), Drake is best remembered for his convincing portrait of gentle, mentally retarded Benny on the NBC television series L.A. Law (1986-1994). Drake continued working through the '00s; he died in 2016, at age 66.

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