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Larry Drake

Drake on the red carpet at the 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, August 28, 1988
Personal information
Birth dateFebruary 21, 1950(age 66)
Place of birthTulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
SpouseRuth De Sosa (1989-1991)
Marina Drujko (2009-2009)

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:For the major league outfielder, see Larry Drake (baseball).Larry Drake (born February 21, 1950) is an American actor.

Drake was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Lorraine, a homemaker, and Raymond Drake, a drafting engineer for an oil company. Drake is renowned for his portrayal of developmentally disabled Benny Stulwicz on the television show L.A. Law from 1987 until the show's end in 1994, for which he won two consecutive Emmy Awards (1988, 1989). He returned to the part of Benny in L.A. Law: The Movie, a "reunion" movie aired on NBC in 2002.

Drake has appeared in numerous television and film roles, including: Time Quest, Dark Asylum, Paranoid, Bean, Overnight Delivery, The Beast, The Journey of August King, Murder in New Hampshire, Dr. Giggles, Darkman, Darkman II: The Return of Durant, The Taming of the Shrew (1983), American Pie 2, and Dark Night of the Scarecrow. He was also a regular on the 1998 science fiction TV show Prey. Drake provided the voice acting for Pops on Johnny Bravo. In 2007 he co-starred in the made for TV movie Gryphon, a Sci-Fi Pictures original film.

Drake married actress Ruth De Sosa in 1989; they divorced in 1991. In October 2009 he married horror writer and model Marina Drujko, but they divorced later that same year.

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