John Larroquette of ‘Night Court turns 75 – He’s raising 3 children from a 47-year marriage to a female actress
John Larroquette turned 75 in 2022 and looks great! The actor started a family with an actress and a National Airlines employee, with whom he was together for 47 years! John was a doting father who pierced his ear as an adult after his son “persisted”.
On November 25, 1947, John Larroquette was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has worked as a producer and actor, with some of his credits being “Stripes” in 1981, “Night Court” in 1984, and “The Librarians” in 2014.
On July 4, 1975, he and Elizabeth Ann Cookson, his 47-year-old wife in 2022, married and later welcomed children. In 2017, when asked how he spent his birthday, the star revealed that he didn’t celebrate much unless it was a big birthday.
John Larroquette poses for a portrait for “Night Court” circa 1985 | Source: Getty Images
However, he said his wife and children were nice to him that day, but he never made much of his birthday. John, 75 in 2022, recalled how the last big birthday he celebrated was his 60th.
He was on the road with his wife when he arrived. The actor, formerly husband of Bertie Good, met his second wife while taking another big step.
How did John meet his wife?
John got his first break from acting when he starred in a play called “Enter Laughing”, based on Carl Reiner’s autobiography. He met Elizabeth during this production.
John Larroquette, Elizabeth Cookson, Lisa Laurraquette and Jonathan Larroquette at the 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 21, 1986 in Pasadena, California | Source: Getty Images
In the 1970s he starred in “Ellery Queen” and “Kojack,” and when he was with the theater company he was constantly doing play after play, but Elizabeth worked for National Airlines and didn’t have to wait for tables. .
John could concentrate on auditioning, and in late 1975 he got a job on “Ba Ba Black Sheep.” Ironically, Elizabeth was also an actress who worked in “Knots Landing” in 1979, “The Best of Times” in 1983 and “A Death in California” in 1985.
Of the couple’s three children, their son, Jonathan Larroquette, followed in their footsteps by becoming an actor. Some of the things he’s done include 1999’s “Payne,” 2003’s “Happy Family,” and 2007’s “McBride: Dogged.”
However, his Instagram account revealed that he is also a businessman who sells clothes and other items. John’s son seemed like a laid back person who didn’t act like a celebrity and loved dogs.
John Larroquette as Daniel R. “Dan” Fielding in season 7 of ‘Night Court’ in a photo created January 17, 2008 | Source: Getty Images
In November 2022, he had long salt and pepper gray hair and a full beard. When John wasn’t working, he enjoyed spending quality time with his family and doing things that seemed out of character to please his children!
How does John like to spend his time?
John once revealed that he liked to think because it fascinated him and he spent too much time in his mind. The star who played Dan Fielding on ‘Night Court’ opposite Harry Anderson explained himself through his wife’s eyes, saying:
“My wife says my perfect world is being in commuter driving, with her next to me and the boys in the back seat and complete silence for two thousand miles.”
The actor once recalled that his son once begged him when he was ten years old to allow him to have his ear pierced. When the teenager reached the age of 14, he again asked his father to let him get pierced.
His [John Larroquette] the other reason for keeping it was because he was worried it would swell in the summer.
The star of ‘The John Larroquette Show’ finally relented and took the boy to Hollywood and Melrose Avenue. A woman with dirty fingernails and Birkenstocks sat the boy down and plugged his ear!
John Larroquette as Jay Reece in ‘Blood & Treasure’ on July 5, 2018 | Source: Getty Images
Instead of celebrating his victory and leaving the store before his father changed his mind, the teenager told John it was his turn! The star had made it through her 60s without piercing her ears, putting holes in her body or getting a tattoo.
However, he had no luck with his son, who “persisted”, and John did! Strangely enough, after getting his ear pierced, the teenager removed the plug, and his ear hole closed up, and he no longer had a hole.
John Larroquette at The Paley Center For Media’s 11th Annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Los Angeles on September 12, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images
John, a grown man, kept his piercing because he believed in doing it right. His other reason for keeping it was because he feared it would swell in the summer.
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