‘L.A. Law’ Actor Larry Drake Dies At 66

Larry Drake Dies
Larry Drake. Photo Courtesy: Universal Pictures

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 17, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Larry Drake, who won two consecutive Emmy awards for his role as Benny on “L.A. Law,” has passed away at the age of 66. The cause of the actor’s death has not been revealed.

TMZ is reporting Drake had some health problems lately related to his weight, but nothing acute or terminal. Sources on scene tell said Drake was found in his Hollywood home by a friend, who called paramedics at about 1:30 p.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to TMZ, although Drake had dropped out of movies and TV in recent years, he was an acting coach.

Along with this role on “L.A. Law,” Drake was also featured in the films “Darkman” (1990) and “Bean” (1997). On television, the actor made cameo appearances on “7th Heaven” (2006) and “Boston Legal” (2008).

In addition, Drake was a voice actor who worked on animated series such as “Justice League,” “What’s New, Scooby-Doo?” and “Johnny Bravo.”


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