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RIP: Larry Drake (Sir Warwick Harrow)

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 9:45 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Larry Drake died today, age 66. He played Sir Warwick Harrow (nice sash) in "Shindig." Of course, he's best known as Benny on L.A.Law, for which he won two Emmys, and was also in the first Darkman with Liam Neeson.



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Thursday, March 17, 2016 10:42 PM

RIVERLOVE


He was great as Harrow. R.I.P.

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Friday, March 18, 2016 12:28 AM

SECOND

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


‘L.A. Law’ Star Larry Drake Dies at 66
by Carmel Dagan
March 17, 2016 04:27PM PT
http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/larry-drake-dead-la-law-1201733239/

Emmy-winning actor Larry Drake, who played Benny on “L.A. Law,” died Thursday, his rep confirmed. He was 66.

A cause of death has not yet been revealed. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, Drake was found dead by his friend in his Hollywood home.

Drake played the developmentally disabled office assistant Benny Stulwicz on “L.A. Law.,” which was praised for handling Benny’s odyssey in a very progressive fashion, especially for the time, as he gets the job, finds his own apartment and gets a girlfriend over time, sometimes having to fight for his legal rights with the help of the attorneys who employ him. Drake recurred on the series from 1987-94.

He was Emmy nominated for the role three times, in 1988, 1989 and 1990, winning the first two times out. He reprised the role for “L.A. Law: The Movie” in 2002.

The actor was equally memorable in Sam Raimi’s stylish Liam Neeson fantasy action film “Darkman” (1990) as the villainous Robert G. Durant, appearing in the sequels as well.

He also starred as the homicidal physician of the title in the 1992 horror movie “Dr. Giggles.”

Drake had a supporting role in Rowan Atkinson’s hit 1997 comedy “Bean” as Elmer, and he appeared in “American Pie 2” in 2001 as Natalie’s dad.

In television, Drake was a series regular on ABC’s sci-fi series “Prey” in 1998 as Dr. Walter Attwood. Debra Messing and Frankie Faison were also in the cast.

In the 2000s, he nabbed a handful of voicework roles for animated TV series and guested on “Six Feet Under,” “Crossing Jordan,” “7th Heaven” and “Boston Legal.”

The actor had most recently appeared in the 2009 horror film “Dead Air,” directed by and starring his “L.A. Law” co-star Corbin Bernsen.

Drake was born in Tulsa and graduated from the University of Oklahoma.

The actor began appearing in small roles in movies in the early 1970s and made his television debut in a 1983 adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” on PBS’ “American Playhouse.”

He was twice married, to actress Ruth de Sosa (1989-91) and Marina Drujko (briefly in 2009). Both marriages ended in divorce.

'L.A. Law' Star Dead at 66
3/17/2016 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
www.tmz.com/2016/03/17/larry-drake-dead-la-law-darkman/

Emmy winning actor Larry Drake, who famously played Benny on "L.A. Law" died Thursday ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Larry had some health problems lately, related to his weight, but nothing acute or terminal ... as far as his rep knew. Sources on scene tell us Larry was found in his Hollywood home by a friend, who called paramedics around 1:30 PM.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Larry won two consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor for "L.A. Law" in '88 and '89. He also starred in the 1990 cult classic, "Darkman."

Larry had dropped out of movies and TV in recent years, but we're told he was an acting coach.

He was 66.




The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Friday, March 18, 2016 12:44 AM

WISHIMAY


Dammit, you really can't find the duel on youtube anymore??

I really wanted to hear "You mussed up Atherton's face, and that has endeared me to you somewhat..."


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Friday, March 18, 2016 3:35 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Sorry to hear of his passing, and so young, only 66.
RIP Sir Harrow


SGG


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Originally posted by ecgordon:
Larry Drake died today, age 66. He played Sir Warwick Harrow (nice sash) in "Shindig." Of course, he's best known as Benny on L.A.Law, for which he won two Emmys, and was also in the first Darkman with Liam Neeson.




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Friday, March 18, 2016 9:28 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
...and so young, only 66.


He had just turned 66 on Feb. 21, which makes him just seven months older than me.



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Friday, March 18, 2016 9:40 AM

MUTT999



A great actor. One of the most memorable guest stars on Firefly. RIP, Sir Warwick Harrow.



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Friday, March 18, 2016 9:44 AM

REAVERFAN


One of those actors who you like in everything. RIP

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Friday, March 18, 2016 12:24 PM

ZEEK


Awww so sorry that he passed so young. Good actor. I hope he went peacefully.

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Friday, March 18, 2016 1:11 PM

THGRRI


Sir Warwick Harrow. Sounds like a name out of Harry Potter. Any who, nice job in Firefly Larry. Rest in peace.

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Friday, March 18, 2016 5:34 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


A shame no mention of his Firefly role in the obit articles. A cult following, and an episode many list as their favorite.

Wonder if Jane Espenson has commented on his passing.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016 11:42 AM

WISHIMAY


>bumpit

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