Actor-commediane John Larrouquette, a native of New Orleans, was but a year away from his breakout role as Assistant DA Dan Fielding in Harry Anderson's sitcom Night Court when he first got the role of Maltz in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. A versatile performer, his eight seasons on Night Court won him four consecutive Emmy awards for best supporting comedy actor—a record at the time. Even so, he played everything from the hapless Army base commander in Biil Murray's Stripes in 1982 to other roles in films such as JFK. He headlined his own John Larrouquette Show sitcom in 1993-96 about a recovering alchoholic and night manager of a bus station. His series mirrored his own well-publicized bout with the disease, from which he has been sober since 1982.
More recently, Larrouquette starred as the titled character in the McBride series of TV movies for the Hallmark Channel, won an Emmy as a drama guest star in three episodes of The Practice, and most recently beganm to appear in the recurring role of Chief Carver on CSI:NY. A late-career turn to the stage in 2011 netted him both a Tony and a Drama Desk award for his featured role in the musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.