L.A. Law actor Larry Drake died Thursday at his Los Angeles home. He was 66.

Larry Drake Dies

Drake’s passing was announced by his manager Steven Siebert, according to CNN. Prior to his death, Drake reportedly had been battling some health issues and had been trying to reduce his weight. As of yet, a cause of death is not known.

During his career in Hollywood, Drake was best known for playing Benny Stulwicz, the intellectually disabled office messenger on L.A. Law, which ran for eight seasons in the late 80s and early 90s. He won two Emmy Awards for the role.

After L.A. Law went off the air, Drake took numerous guest-starring TV roles, making appearances on The Outer Limits, The Naked Truth, Superman, Spy Game, Star Trek: Voyager, Six Feet Under, Crossing Jordan, 7th Heaven and Boston Legal. He also starred as Dr. Walter Attwood in the short-lived series Prey.

Drake’s big screen credits include Bean, Paranoia, Desert Heat, Timequest and American Pie 2.

In more recent years, Drake had turned to teaching acting.

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