John Larroquette is an American actor best known for his role as Dan Fielding on the sitcom Night Court (1984-1992), and as Carl Sack in the dramedy Boston Legal, from 2007-2008.
He also starred in his own sitcom, The John Larroquette Show, from 1993-1996.
Larroquette was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to Los Angeles in 1973. His first role was as a U.S. soldier in Follow Me, Boys and he also provided the opening voiceover narration for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He first broke into television on a soap opera called Doctor's Hospital.
Larroquette is possibly best known for his character Dan Fielding on NBC's hit comedy, Night Court. This role won him four Emmy Awards from the years 1985-1988. In 1989, Larroquette asked not to be nominated.
He later starred in three episodes of The Practice as psychopath Joey Heric, which won him his fifth Emmy Award in 1998.
In his later career Larroquette starred in The John Larroquette Show as character John Hemmingway, which earned him praise from critics and created a cult following. He has also had starring roles in such movies as Second Sight and Madhouse.
Larroquette also had significant roles in the films Blind Date, Meatballs Part II, Summer Rental, Star Trek III, The Search for Spock, JFK, Richie Rich and Stripes.
In 2007 Larroquette joined the cast of Boston Legal as Carl Sack. His other guest starring roles have included House, where he played a previously catatonic father who awakens to try and save his son, and on Chuck, where he played veteran spy Roan Montgomery.