Birth Date: November 25, 1990 / Age: 26
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana
Biography: John Bernard Larroquette is an actor in television and the movies. He is probably most famous for his role on Night Court where he played weaselly Assistant D.A. Danforth (Dan) Reinhold Fielding, a role for which he won Emmys in 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988. In 1989, he asked to not be considered for Emmy consideration. His four consecutive wins were, at the time, a record.
For many, Larroquette's Fielding was the main draw to the show. Smarmy, crude, and self-centered, he represented the most negative stereotype of a lawyer. However, on many occasions Fielding displayed true warmth and well-timed morality. In a famous example, he talked a chemically-imbalanced Roz (Marsha Warfield) down from a ledge. However, Larroquette's real talent was in his comic timing. His delivery, especially for his libidinous jokes, was perfect. Fielding flirted incessantly with any young female including both Billie and Christine (Markie Post). His feelings for Christine evolved into a rivalry with Harry (Harry Anderson) for her affection.
He later starred on The John Larroquette Show as John Hemmingway.
He starred in the 1989 movie Second Sight, with Bronson Pinchot, and Madhouse, with Kirstie Alley. Larroquette was the (uncredited) narrator in the 1974 slasher The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Other movies Larroquette had significant roles in include: Stripes, Meatballs Part II, Summer Rental, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, JFK, and Richie Rich.
In the seventies and eighties, Larroquette battled alcoholism.
He has three children with his wife, Elizabeth Ann Cookson. He is also a registered member of the Libertarian Party, a fact to which he alluded when he made an appearance on Dennis Miller's CNBC show on the "Varsity Panel".