Larry Drake Dead: Emmy-Winning ‘L.A. Law’ Star Was 66

Larry Drake
Larry Drake Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Larry Drake, a two-time Emmy-winning actor for his role on L.A. Law, died Thursday, March 17, his rep confirmed to Variety.

According to TMZ, which was first to report the news, he was found in his Hollywood home and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Drake was best known for playing Benny Stulwicz on the NBC legal drama L.A. Law, appearing on the series from 1987 until it signed off in 1994. He earned the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1988 and 1989 for the role.

The actor, who hailed from Tulsa, Oklahoma, made appearances in numerous genre films, including Darkman (1990) and Dr. Giggles (1992), and more recently was seen in American Pie 2 (2001).

He had parts on such TV series as 7th Heaven, Boston Legal, Firefly and Six Feet Under, and he provided the voice of recurring character Pops on the animated series Johnny Bravo

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