Throughout his acting career, Larroquette has spent more time in the studio in front of the cameras, playing lawyer characters than portraying other roles combined. His characters from the TV series "Boston Lawyers", "Night Court" and "McBride" have different characters, but in one they are similar - they all like the viewer. So who is this actor who created such different and amazing images.
John Bernard Larroquette was born on November 25, 1947. The future popular actor was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His mother, Bertha, worked as a salesman, and his father, Edgar John Larroquette, served in the US Navy. From an early age, John was fond of creativity, he played the clarinet and saxophone, and also took acting lessons. In high school, Larroquette formed a rock band with friends.
The young man could not imagine life without adventure and travel, and in order to be able to see the world, he enlisted in the US Navy. Returning home at the end of his service in the Navy, John Larroquette sets himself the task of getting a job on the radio as a presenter. He is working hard on his speech to get rid of the accent that is characteristic of the NewOrleans, and soon gets a job at a local FM station as a disc jockey.
In 1973, John goes to try his luck in Hollywood. John Larroquette got his first experience in a big movie by reading voiceovers in Tob Hooper's The Texas Massacre (1974). At the time, the actor's name was uncredited, but when director Marcus Nispel made a remake of the film in 2003, and then in 2006 Jonathan Liebesman decided to create the beginning of the Texas Massacre Begins trilogy, Larroquette was again invited to work as narrator for overs. In these pictures, the name of the actor was deservedly indicated in the credits.
John Larroquette Filmography
From work behind the scenes, the actor moves on to roles in television films. So, in 1975, he made his debut as Dr. Paul Herman in the film Doctors of the Hospital. Then there were small roles in the series: “Three is a company”, “Fantasy Island”, “Black Sheep Bleating”.
Finally, the talent of the actor attracted the attention of the producers of the NBC channel. John was invited to participate in the series "Night Court". His character - the cunning assistant district attorney Dan Fielding, who spends more effort on organizing the perfect date than on winning the case - fell in love with the viewer. The series was filmed over the course of eight years, with the character of Larroquette appearing in every season. This role turned out to be the most popular and memorable for the actor. This is how he earned a record four Emmy awards.consecutively from 1985 to 1988. Also, the character of Dan Fielding earned John a Golden Globe nomination.
John Larroquette received his fifth Emmy Award in 1998 for his portrayal of the mentally ill Joey Harris. This extravagant gay character in the TV series "The Practice" bullied his lovers for three years. Larroquette tried to reproduce as accurately as possible on the screen the controversial and eccentric image of his hero. This time, John received the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
In 2005, he starred as Mike McBride, a crime-solving lawyer in the detective series McBride.
Because of his impressive work on The Practice, John Larroquette was cast in the television movie Boston Lawyers (2007) as lawyer Carl Sack. This serious, highly moral man, who adheres to the ethical standards of his profession, is the complete opposite of Dan Fielding in Night Court.
The sensational TV series House M.D. (2004-2012) also featured John in one of the episodes.
Larroquette stars in the TV series The Librarians (2014-2015). His character Jenkins, the sensible and strict custodian of the library's knowledge, guides Carsen's team and helps them cope with the difficulties that arose during the mission to save the library from the dark Serpent Brotherhood.
The John Larroquette Show
After the end of the filming of the series "Night Court", the actor's comedic talent promptedNBC's management to offer Larroquette the lead role in "J. Larroquette Show" (1993-1996), created by Don Reo. All the events of the series take place around the character Larroquette John Hemingway, who works as a bus station dispatcher in St. Louis. He is a former alcoholic and is constantly in the struggle for his sobriety, but this does not always work out, hence the comical situations that occur in the series. In one of his interviews, Larroquette admitted that the problems of the character are close to him, because the actor knows from his own experience how difficult it is to overcome alcohol addiction. Therefore, despite the popularity that the character of John Hemingway gained over the three years of the show, the actor got tired of him and said that he would like to play someone like Dan Fielding again. John also constantly appears in entertainment talk shows. The talent, sparkling humor and resourcefulness that John Larroquette shows on the set, photos and videos are not able to fully convey, but the viewer is still looking forward to meeting him again.