Larry Drake of 'LA Law' dies at 66

The news of two time Emmy-winning actor was found dead in his Hollywood home on Thursday

Larry Drake of 'LA Law' dies at 66

Los Angeles: Actor Larry Drake best known for playing Benny on "LA Law," died at his home here. He was 66.

The news of two time Emmy-winning actor was found dead in his Hollywood home on Thursday, reported People magazine.

"He was such a nice man and a great actor," Drake's agent Mike Eisenstadt said.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Drake made his name playing law clerk Benny Stulwicz on "LA Law" from 1987 to 1994.

He won two best supporting actor Emmys (in 1988 and 1989) and received a third nomination (in 1990) for his groundbreaking portrayal of a man with mental disabilities.

Drake also appeared in Sam Raimi's "Darkman," in Rowan Atkinson's "Bean," and as a series regular in the sci-fi series "Prey."

He reprised the role of Benny in the 2002 "LA Law" movie and provided the voice of Pops on Johnny Bravo.

Drake also starred as the homicidal physician of the title in the 1992 horror movie "Dr Giggles."

The actor had most recently appeared in the 2009 horror film "Dead Air," directed by and starring Corbin Bernsen. 

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