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2003 - 2004 NBC TV Upfronts
NYP2003051224 - NEW YORK, MAY 12 (UPI) Actress Christine Baranski and acotr John Larroquette of the new NBC TV series "Happy Family" pose at the 2003- 2004 NBC TV Upfronts held on May 12, 2003 in New York City. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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John Bernard Larroquette (born November 25, 1947) is an American film, television and Broadway actor. His roles include Dan Fielding on the series Night Court, Mike McBride in the Hallmark Channel series McBride, John Hemingway on The John Larroquette Show, and Carl Sack in Boston Legal.

Larroquette was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Berthalla Oramous (née Helmstetter), a department store clerk, and John Edgar Larroquette, who was in the U.S. Navy. He grew up in the Ninth ward of New Orleans not far from the French Quarter. He played clarinet and saxophone through childhood but quit when he discovered acting after seeing some actors rehearse the Tennessee Williams play Vieux Carré in 1973. He moved to Hollywood in 1973 after working in radio and the record business.

Larroquette met his wife Elizabeth Ann Cookson in 1974 while working in a play called Enter Laughing. They have three children; one of his sons, Jonathan Larroquette, co-hosts a popular comedy podcast called Uhh Yeah Dude.

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