John Larroquette

John Larroquette Biography.com

Film Actor, Actor, Television Actor(1947–)
Actor John Larroquette played Dan Fielding on the sitcom Night Court, a role that earned him popularity among TV audiences, as well as four Emmy Awards.

Synopsis

John Larroquette was born on November 25, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He made his network TV debut in 1975 on Doctors' Hospital. This was followed by a two-year stint on Black Sheep Squadron. From 1984 through 1992, he played Dan Fielding on the sitcom Night Court. He followed the series in 1994 with The John Larroquette Show. He won his fifth Emmy in 1998 as a guest star on The Practice.

Profile

Actor. Born on November 25, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Though Larroquette studied music from an early age, his love of travel lead to a stint in the Naval Reserve. Upon completion, he began his career in entertainment as a disc jockey, followed by several years doing TV and movie voiceovers, notably as the uncredited narrator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 1974.

Larroquette made his network TV debut in 1975 as Dr. Paul Herman in Doctors' Hospital. This was followed by a two-year stint as Robert Anderson on Black Sheep Squadron. From 1984 through 1992, Larroquette appeared as assistant district attorney and self-styled ladies man Dan Fielding on the sitcom Night Court, a role that earned him popularity among television audiences, as well as four Best Supporting Actor Emmy awards. He followed the series in 1994 with The John Larroquette Show, playing a recovering alcoholic with a philosophical bent who manages a St. Louis bus depot.

On the big screen, Larroquette starred in Richie Rich opposite Macauley Culkin, Blake Edwards' Blind Date, as well costarring roles in Summer Rental, Stripes, Altered States and Twilight Zone: The Movie. In 1990, he starred opposite Kirstie Alley in the domestic comedy Madhouse.

Larroquette won his fifth Emmy in 1998 as a guest star in two episodes of the drama The Practice, in which he portrayed a homosexual who murdered his lover. Most recently, Larroquette has guest starred on NBC's The West Wing.

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