Larry Drake, star of 'L.A. Law,' dies at 66

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Photo by: Walter Weissman STAR MAX, Inc. - copyright 2002 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 5/5/02 Larry Drake attends the NBC 75th Anniversary. (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
L.A. LAW -- Pictured: Larry Drake as Benny Stulwicz (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Larry Drake and Corbin Bernsen from NBC show 'LA Law' (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Larry Drake during NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Larry Drake arrives for the NBC 75th Anniversary celebration taking place live in Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center in New York City, May 5, 2002. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Larry Drake, Michael Tucker & Susan Ruttan (Photo by J. P. Aussenard/WireImage)
L.A. LAW -- 'L.A. Law: The Movie' -- Pictured: Larry Drake as Benny Stulwicz (Photo by Eike Schroter/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Susan Ruttan and Larry Drake at NBC's 75th Anniversary All-Star Reception held at the Garden of Eden in Los Angeles, CA., Jan. 9, 2002. (photo by Barbara Binstein/ImageDirect)
Actor Larry Drake and date Elisha Feingold attending the premiere of 'Sling Blade' on November 17, 1996 at the Cineplex Odeon Cinema in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Larry Drake and date attending the taping of 'Bob Hope's Birthday Celebration' on May 1, 1993 at NBC Studio in Burbank, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Larry Drake and date attending 'From Dusk Till Dawn' on January 17, 1996 at the Cinerama Dome Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Larry Drake attending 'Toyota Celebrity Grand Prix' on March 31, 1992 at Long Beach Civic Center in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Larry Drake attending the wrap party for 'L.A. Law' on May 11, 1994 Tattoo Club in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Larry Drake and actress Jill Eikenberry attending 'Vital Spirit Honors Gala' on April 28, 1991 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Larry Drake attending 'Hollywood All-Star Baseball Game' on August 26, 1989 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Larry Drake attenidng 'The Quick and the Dead' on February 9, 1995 at Mann National Theater in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Larry Drake and wife Ruth de Sosa attending 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 1991 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Larry Drake attending 'NBC TV Winter Press Tour' on January 10, 1990 at the Registry Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Larry Drake attending 'NBC TV Affiliates Party' on August 7, 1988 at the Registry Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Larry Drake attending Seventh Annual Television Broadcasting Festival on March 5, 1990 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Larry Drake (right) and guest during 1994 NBC TCA in Pasadena, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
L.A. LAW -- Season 7 -- Pictured: Larry Drake as Benny Stulwicz (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
L.A. LAW -- Season 7 -- Pictured: (Back, l-r) Larry Drake as Benny Stulwicz, John Spencer as Tommy Mullaney, Susan Ruttan as Roxanne Melman, (Middle, l-r) Alan Rachins as Douglas Brackman, Jr., Sheila Kelley as Gwen Taylor, Harry Hamlin as Michael Kuzak , Blair Underwood as Jonathan Rollins, (Front, l-r) Michael Tucker as Stuart Markowitz, Richard Dysart as Leland McKenzie, Jill Eikenberry as Ann Kelsey (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - 1988: Emmy Award-winning actor, Larry Drake, poses on his front porch during a 1988 Los Angeles, California, photo portrait session. Drake won an Emmy Award for his role as 'Benny' in TV's 'L.A. Law' at the 1989 ceremonies in Pasadena, California. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
L.A. LAW -- Season 6 -- Pictured: Larry Drake as Benny Stulwicz -- Photo by: Bill Robbins/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
L.A. LAW -- Season 8 -- Pictured: Larry Drake as Benny Stulwicz (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
L.A. LAW -- Season 5 -- Pictured: Larry Drake as Benny Stulwicz (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
L.A. LAW -- Season 8 -- Pictured: (back l-r) John Spencer as Tommy Mullaney, Alan Rachins as Douglas Brackman, Jr., Larry Drake as Benny Stulwicz, Corbin Bernsen as Arnie Becker, Blair Underwood as Jonathan Rollins, A Martinez as Daniel Morales (front, l-r) Alexandra Powers as Jane Halliday, Michael Tucker as Stuart Markowitz, Jill Eikenberry as Ann Kelsey, Richard A. Dysart as Leland McKenzie, Alan Rosenberg as William Willis, Debi Mazar as Denise Ianello (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Larry Drake, who is known for played Benny on L.A. Law, died Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter can confirm. He was 66.

The actor played Benny Stulwicz from 1987 until the show's end in 1994, a role that earned him two Emmy Awards in 1988 and 1989. He also starred in L.A. Law: The Movie, which aired in 2002.

TMZ reported that the actor was found dead at his Hollywood home.

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