|Born||November 25, 1947|
|Birthplace||New Orleans, LA|
|Episode||Son of Coma Guy|
Larroquette started his career in movies in an unusual fashion, as the narrator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He first appeared as a regular in a television series in 1976 in Black Sheep Squadron as Lieutenant Bob Anderson, a pilot. He also made an impact in the Bill Murray movie Stripes as Captain Stillman, the incompetent commanding officer of the boot camp.
After that, he appeared in a series of guest starring roles until 1984, when he hit the big time as Assistant District Attorney Dan Fielding on Night Court. After the end of that series, he confronted some of his own life as the star of The John Larroquette Show, which mirrored his own battles with alcoholism as he portrayed a newly sober man trying to rebuild his life as the night manager of a bus station. One of his co-stars was Chi McBride.
Since then, he has been a regular on Happy Family and Boston Legal.
For four years from 1985 to 1988, Larroquette dominated the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on Night Court. He declined to be nominated for a fifth consecutive award in 1989. He won another Emmy in 1998 for a guest appearance on The Practice. He also won a Viewers for Quality Television Award for his work on The Practice.