‘Night Court’s’ John Larroquette recalls alcohol spiral
By Stacy Jenel Smith
HollywoodNews.com: HOLLYWOOD – It’s a wonderful life for “Night Court’s” John Larroquette. His Dan Fielding character – dubbed “the best insufferable twerp since Eddie Haskell” by TV Guide – is always met with gratifying boos by the audience that flock to “Night Court” tapings.
Larroquette has been honored with an Emmy nomination.
He and his family recently moved into the house that “Night Court” bought, a Malibu hideaway overlooking the Pacific, where he views the rings of Saturn through his telescope at night. The series is guaranteed for a run of at least two more years; Larroquette will never have to worry about money again.
Four years ago, says John Larroquette, he was drinking himself to death.
“It’s something I don’t talk about that much, something I don’t particularly wear on my sleeve,” he says. “Applauding me for quitting is sort of like giving a trophy to a cowboy with hemorrhoids for not riding his horse.”
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