John Larroquette

Biography

Date of Birth 25 November 1947, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Birth Name John Bernard Larroquette Height 6' 4½" (1.94 m) Larroquette was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Bertha Oramous (née Helmstetter), a department store clerk, and John Edgar Larroquette,who was in the U.S. Navy.He played reed instruments as a child and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1973. The family lived in the middle Ninth Ward. Larroquette lived in New Orleans up until he was 22. He returned there after Hurricane Katrina and found the home in which he lived until age 12. He stated that returning to New Orleans after the hurricane was like returning to a post-apocalyptic world.[citation needed] Larroquette has three children with his wife, Elizabeth Ann Cookson. He is also a registered member of the Libertarian Party, a fact to which he alluded when he made an appearance on Dennis Miller's CNBC show on the "Varsity Panel".[citation needed] During an appearance on Tom Snyder's show, Larroquette mentioned that he almost quit the party when they nominated Howard Stern to run for governor of New York. In the seventies and eighties, Larroquette battled alcoholism. On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 10, 2007 he joked, "I was known to have a cocktail or 60".He had also revealed that he'd suffered from blackouts when drinking, a condition he describes as "horrible".To illustrate the severity of these blackouts, he told Leno about one experience he had while drinking in which he woke up from a nap, realizing he was on a plane and had no idea where it was headed, and was too embarrassed to ask. (He eventually found out the plane was headed from Los Angeles to his hometown of New Orleans.) Hobbies and interests Larroquette enjoys collecting rare books. Authors whose works he has focused on include Samuel Beckett, Charles Bukowski, Anthony Burgess, William Burroughs and Robinson Jeffers.He is an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints. Career Early career Larroquette's first role was uncredited, as a U.S. soldier in Follow Me, Boys! (1966). He also provided the opening voiceover narration for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). His most memorable non-comedy role was in the 1970s NBC program Baa Baa Black Sheep where he portrayed a WWII U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot named 2nd Lt. Bob Anderson. Larroquette first broke into TV on the soap opera Doctors' Hospital. During the filming of the Bill Murray/John Candy hit comedy film Stripes(1981), his nose was nearly cut off in an accident. He was running down a hall into a door which was supposed to open, but it didn't, and his head went through the window in the door. Night Court (1984-1992) Larroquette is perhaps best known for his role as boorish, sex-obsessed attorney Dan Fielding on Night Court, a role for which he won Emmy Awards in 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988. In 1989, he asked not to be considered for an Emmy.His four consecutive wins were, at the time, a record. Night Court ran on NBC from 1984 until 1992. Only Larroquette, Harry Anderson (as Judge Harry Stone), and Richard Moll (as Bull Shannon) appeared in every episode of the series. The John Larroquette Show, other roles Larroquette later starred on The John Larroquette Show as the character John Hemmingway. The show was lauded by critics and enjoyed a loyal cult following. In 1998, he guest-starred on three episodes of the legal drama The Practice. His portrayal of Joey Heric, a wealthy, wisecracking, narcissistic psychopath with a habit of stabbing his gay lovers to death, won him his fifth Emmy Award. He reprised the role for one episode in 2002, for which he was once again Emmy-nominated. He also appeared on an episode of The West Wing as Lionel Tribbey, White House Counsel. His starring roles include the 1989 movie Second Sight, with Bronson Pinchot, and Madhouse, with Kirstie Alley. Other movies Larroquette had significant roles in include: Blind Date, Stripes, Meatballs Part II, Summer Rental, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, JFK, and Richie Rich. McBride, Boston Legal, and other roles In 2003, Larroquette narrated the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. From 2004 to 2006, he played the title role in the McBride series of American TV movies. In 2007 he joined the cast of Boston Legal playing Carl Sack, a serious, ethical lawyer (the polar opposite of his more famous lawyer character, Dan Fielding). He also guest starred in the drama House where he played a previously catatonic father awakened to try to save his son, and on Chuck as veteran spy Roan Montgomery.[6]

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Birth Name

John Bernard Larroquette

Birth Place

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Birth Date

11/25/1947
Known For
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Blind Date

David Bedford

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Gun

Sam

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Madhouse

Mark Bannister

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Recipe for Disaster

Dad

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Second Sight

Wills

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Lost in Space Forever

Himself - Host

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Black Sabbath: The Black Sabbath Story, Volume 1

Anderson / ... (27 episodes, 1976-1978)

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Walter and Henry

Walter

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Das Condor-Komplott

Claude

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Green Lantern: First Flight

Tomar Re (voice)

Starring In
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Narrator

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Gun

Sam

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Green Lantern: First Flight

Tomar Re (voice)

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Southland Tales

Vaughn Smallhouse

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

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Kill Your Darlings

Dr. Bangley

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Narrator (voice)

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Beethoven's 5th

Mayor Harold Herman

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Recipe for Disaster

Dad

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Walter and Henry

Walter

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Isn't She Great

Maury Manning

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Lost in Space Forever

Himself - Host

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The Defenders: Payback

Michael Lane

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Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond

Self

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Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight

Slasher (opening sequence) (uncredited)

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Richie Rich

Lawrence Van Dough

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Black Sabbath: The Black Sabbath Story, Volume 1

Anderson / ... (27 episodes, 1976-1978)

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JFK

Jerry Johnson (credited on Director's Cut)

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Madhouse

Mark Bannister

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Tune In Tomorrow

Doctor Albert Quince

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Comic Relief III

Self

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Second Sight

Wills

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Blind Date

David Bedford

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Summer Rental

Don Moore

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Lifeforce

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Meatballs Part II

Lt. Felix Foxglove

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Maltz

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Choose Me

Billy Ace

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Twilight Zone: The Movie

K.K.K. (Segment #1)

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The Last Ninja

Army Officer

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Hysterical

Bob X. Cursion

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Cat People

Bronte Judson

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It's Not Easy Bein' Me

Rocky The Cigarette Girl (uncredited)

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Stripes

Capt. Stillman

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Das Condor-Komplott

Claude

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Altered States

X-Ray Technician

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Heart Beat

TV Talk Show Host

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Baa Baa Black Sheep

Lt. Bob Anderson (7 episodes, 1976-1978)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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Follow Me, Boys!

Army soldier in war games (uncredited)

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