L.A. Law’s Larry Drake Dies at 66

Larry Drake. Photo: Ray Mickshaw/Getty Images

Larry Drake, who was known for playing the role of Benny on L.A. Law, died today. Drake was found in his Hollywood home by a friend, according to TMZ. The cause of his death has not been revealed. He agent confirmed the news to People, writing that Drake "was such a nice man and a great actor." He was 66.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Drake made his name playing law clerk Benny Stulwicz on L.A. Law from 1987 to 1994. He won two Best Supporting Actor Emmys (in 1988 and 1989) and received a third nomination (in 1990) for his groundbreaking portrayal of a man with mental disabilities. Drake also appeared in Sam Raimi's Darkman, in Rowan Atkinson's Bean, and as a series regular in the sci-fi series Prey. He reprised the role of Benny in the 2002 L.A. Law movie and provided the voice of Pops on Johnny Bravo