John Larroquette Biography
John Larroquette is a famous American actor and producer well known for starring in roles in the NBC military drama series Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976), the NBC sitcom Night Court (1984), the NBC Larroquette Show (1993), Boston Legal (2007), and The Librarians (2013).
He began his acting career by providing the opening narration of the horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), later appearing in films like Stripes, Meatballs Part II, Richie Rich, and the Hallmark Channel mystery television film series McBride (2005).
John Larroquette Age
How old is John Larroquette? Larroquette is 74 years old as of 2022. He was born John Bernard Larroquette on November 25, 1947, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on November 25th every year, and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
John Larroquette Family
Larroquette was born to his father, John Edgar Larroquette Jr., who was in the United States Navy, and his mother, Berthalla Oramous (née Helmstetter), a department store clerk who sold children’s clothes. However, no information is available about him having any siblings.
John grew up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, near the French Quarter. In addition, he played saxophone and clarinet throughout childhood as well as high school. While in school, Larroquette and some friends organized a band they called The N.U.D.L.E.S (The New Universal Demonstration for Love, Ecstasy, and Sound).
Furthermore, in his senior year of high school at Francis T. Nicholls High School, John discovered an acting career. He relocated to Hollywood in 1973 after working in radio as a DJ during the early days of “underground” radio, when each disc jockey was free to play whatever they wished.
John Larroquette Wife
Is John married? Yes. John is blissfully married to Elizabeth Ann Cookson. The duo married on July 4, 1975, the only day they had off from rehearsals. He met his wife in 1974 while working on the play, Enter Laughing.
The duo has three children, Lisa, Ben, and Jonathan. Moreover, their son Jonathan co-hosts a comedy podcast known as “Uhh Yeah Dude”.
John Larroquette Career
Larroquette began his acting career in Hollywood, where his role was providing the opening voiceover narration for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). In 1970, he played his first series regular role in the NBC program Baa Baa Black Sheep, where he portrayed a World War II United States Marine Corps fighter pilot, 2nd Lt. Bob Anderson.
Besides, in 1975, he appeared on Sanford and Son, where he played Lamont’s counterpart in a fictitious sitcom based on Fred and Lamont known as “Steinberg and Son”.
John Larroquette Night Court (1984–1992)
John is well known for playing the role of Dan Fielding on Night Court. This role won him Emmy Awards in 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988. However, in 1989, he requested not to be considered for an Emmy Award. Furthermore, his four consecutive wins were, at that time, a record.
Night Court aired on NBC from 1984-1992. Together with Richard Moll (as bailiff Bull Shannon) and Harry Anderson (as Judge Harry Stone), they appeared in every single episode of the series.
The John Larroquette Show
Larroquette and Don Reo started a show revolving around some of John’s own personal demons, especially alcoholism. The show starred Larroquette as the character John Hemingway. However, the show was highly criticized and, therefore, failed to attract a prime-time audience, ranking around #97 for most of its first season.
This triggered NBC to threaten its cancellation. However, John and Reo were granted a second chance to fix the series, which ran for over two more seasons.
John Larroquette McBride, Boston Legal, and other television roles
Larroquette guest-starred in three episodes of the legal drama The Practice in 1998. He appeared as Joey Heric, a wisecracking, wealthy, and narcissistic psychopath with a tendency to stabbing his gay lovers to death. This role won him his fifth Emmy Award. He recurred in the role for one episode in 2002, leading him to another Emmy Award nomination. John also played a role in an episode of The West Wing, as Lionel Tribbey, White House Counsel.
In addition, Larroquette reprised his narration for the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 2003. From 2004–2006, he portrayed the title role in the McBride series of 10 Hallmark Mysteries television films. Moreover, in 2007, he joined the cast of Boston Legal, playing Carl Sack, a serious and ethical lawyer. He also guest-starred in the drama House.
Additionally, John had voice roles in Phineas and Ferb as Bob Weber.
From 2014 to 2018, Larroquette frequently appeared on The Librarians as Jenkins. His role was to provide support to the Librarians as a caretaker and researcher.
In 2019, he appeared in the series, Blood & Treasure, as Jacob “Jay” Reece, a father figure and billionaire to main character Danny.
John Larroquette Film
In 1989, he starred in the films Second Sight with Bronson Pinchot, and Madhouse with Kirstie Alley. Other films in which John had significant roles include Stripes, Blind Date, Summer Rental, Meatballs Part II, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Richie Rich, and JFK. In addition, he also starred in Demon Knight from the beginning, as a hackman.
John Larroquette Theatre
Larroquette began his musical career in the Los Angeles production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! as Old Max in 2009. In 2011, he made his Broadway debut in a revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as J. B. Biggley, along with Daniel Radcliffe. Therefore, he was the winner of the Tony Award, for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in the show.
He also played a role on Broadway in a revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, the cast of which also included James Earl Jones, Jefferson Mays, Candice Bergen, Mark Blum, Eric McCormack, Angela Lansbury, and Michael McKean, who had to be replaced after they got into a car accident during the run of the show.
Furthermore, in early 2019, John was back in New York City at the Lincoln Center Theatre, starring in the play Nantucket Sleigh Ride by John Guare.
John Larroquette Height
Larroquette stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.93 m) and weighs 83 kg.
John Larroquette Net Worth
How much is John worth? John has an estimated net worth of $28 million. His wealth is mainly attributed to his career as an actor and producer.