BOSTON LEGAL John Larroquette

John Larroquette : Carl Sack

Date Of Birth: November 25th, 1947   Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

A five-time Emmy winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, John Larroquette is best known to television audiences as Assistant District Attorney Dan Fielding, a role he played on “Night Court” during the show’s eight-season run. He also starred in the comedy series “The John Larroquette Show,” where he was nominated for an Emmy Award in the show’s second season.

Larroquette won his fifth Emmy in 1998 as a guest-star in two episodes of the television drama “The Practice.” He portrayed a homosexual who murdered his lover. He starred as the title character in Hallmark’s critically acclaimed crime series, “McBride,” as well as the sitcom “Happy Family,” opposite Christine Baranski, and the comedy “Payne,” with JoBeth Williams. He was also seen in another dramatic role in Showtime’s “The Defenders,” a courtroom drama based on a series that ran from 1961-1965 on CBS. His Additional television credits include recurring roles in “Doctor’s Hospital” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep.”

Larroquette starred in two television movies as a father figure — in Showtime’s drama “Walter and Henry,” opposite James Coburn and Kate Nelligan, produced by Norman Jewison and directed BY Daniel Petrie Sr.; and “Till Dad Do Us Part,” reuniting him with “Night Court’s” Markie Post. He also starred in the miniseries “The 10th Kingdom,” opposite Diane Wiest, Camryn Manheim and Ann Margret; the fact-based telefilm “Conflicted”; executive-produced and starred in the telefilm “One Special Victory,” and hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Additionally, he hosted A&E’s 22-episode series, “The Incurable Collector.” As a passionate collector himself, each episode featured aficionados from across the United States and their interests in antiques and rare items.

On the big screen, Larroquette appeared in Blake Edwards’ “Blind Date,” “Summer Rental,” “Stripes,” “Choose Me,” “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock,” “Altered States,” “Cat People” and “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” He also starred in “Richie Rich,” opposite Macauley Culkin, “Tune in Tomorrow,” directed by Jon Amiel, “Second Sight,” co-starring Bronson Pinchot, “Madhouse,” opposite Kirstie Alley, and “Beethoven’s 5th.”

In 1989, fans saw a different side of Larroquette’s abilities when he stepped onstage in “Happy Jack.” He played a reflecting working-class husband in this two-character drama opposite his wife, actress Elizabeth Larroquette. Written by John Godber, directed by Ron Link and produced by Catalina and Portfilm Productions, “Happy Jack” received several Dramalogue nominations. He also had a starring role in Neil Simon’s “Oscar and Felix: A New Look at the Odd Couple.” In this updated version of the Tony Award-winning play, “The Odd Couple,” Larroquette played the role of the slovenly sportswriter, Oscar, opposite Joe Regalbuto as Felix. The play was performed at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Larroquette was an only child who had studied music for 11 years by the time he was 17. However nothing intrigued him as much as the idea of traveling, so he joined the Naval Reserve. With his Naval duties completed, he continued to travel, always returning to New Orleans, where he worked as a FM disc jockey.

He first indulged his interest in acting at a small Colorado theater, and ultimately moved to Los Angeles to give acting his full attention. Within a few months, he was cast in the Colony Company’s production of “The Crucible” and “Enter Laughing.”

Larroquette currently resides in Los Angeles.

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