Friday, March 18, 2016

Larry Drake - RIP

Larry Drake has died. He was 67 years old.

For the majority of people, Drake was best known as Benny Stulwicz, the developmentally disabled office messenger on the popular legal drama L.A. Law, which earned him two consecutive Emmy awards for Best Supporting Actor. But for those with a love of cult horror, the actor was one of the most memorable yet underused heavies. His most popular villainous role was as Robert Durant in Darkman, the sadistic mob boss with a penchant for big cigars and cutting off people's thumbs with his razor-sharp cigar cutter. He was so effective that his character magically survived a helicopter explosion to return in the sequel, Darkman II: The Return of Durant. Another quietly evil role came with Dr. Giggles, where Drake cracked crony medical jokes with a straight face as he murdered a slew of teenagers. And those with a rich knowledge of horror will recall his early breakout role in the television movie Dark Night of the Scarecrow.

He will be missed.

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