John Larroquette (born November 25, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a film and television actor. He is probably best known for his role as boorish, sex-obsessed Assistant District Attorney Reinhold Fielding Elmore (aka Dan Fielding) on Night Court, a role for which he won Emmy Awards in 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988. In 1989, he asked to not be considered for an Emmy. His four consecutive wins were, at the time, a record.
He later starred on The John Larroquette Show as John Hemmingway with considerably less success.
Larroquette's first role was uncredited, as an Army soldier in Follow Me, Boys! (1966). He also had an uncredited role as the narrator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). His starring roles include the 1989 movie Second Sight, with Bronson Pinchot, and Madhouse, with Kirstie Alley. Other movies Larroquette had significant roles in include: Blind Date, Stripes, Meatballs Part II, Summer Rental, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, JFK, and Richie Rich.
In 2003 he returned to his roots and narrated the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this time fully credited.
In 2005, he played the title role in the McBride series of American TV movies.