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Larry Drake


Born - 21 February 1950, Tulsa, Oklahoma., USA
Died - 17 March 2016

Burly, thick-lipped, dark-haired actor with classic 'villain' looks. But his terrific TV portrayal of the mentally-impaired Benny in L A Law qualified him perfectly for the part of Lennie in a remake of Of Mice and Men. Sadly, it was a role he never played. He began in minor roles: This Stuff'll Kill Ya! (1971), Trucker's Woman (1975), The Seniors (1978), The White Lions (1981), The Karate Kid (1984), The Ladies' Club (1986), For Keeps? (1988). His portrayal of Benny won him two consecutive Emmy awards (1988, 1989) and he moved into more prominent roles: Darkman (1990), the title role in Dr Giggles (1992), One More Mountain (1994), The Journey of August King (1995), Bean (1997), Paranoia (1998), Durango Kids (1999), Timequest (2000), Dark Asylum (2001), Spun (2002), Living the Dream (2006), Attack of the Gryphon (2007) and Dead Air (2009), his last.