Inside John Larroquette And Wife Elizabeth Larroquette's Decades-Long Marriage
John Larroquette spent almost a decade of his acting career playing crude and womanizing lawyer Dan Fielding in Night Court. His character spent most of his free time leering at women or hitting on his fellow attorney, Christine Sullivan, portrayed by Markie Post.
Larroquette was so convincing as Fielding that the role earned him a record-making four Emmy wins between 1985 and 1988.
However, the actor is nothing like his character in real life. He has been loyal to the only woman in his life — his wife, Elizabeth Larroquette, née Cookson. The pair together makes an exception in Hollywood where marriages are not always long-lasting.
John Larroquette and His Wife's Decades-Long Marriage
Larroquette met his wife while working on the play Enter Laughing in 1974.
The couple fell in love and started dating, and decided to take their relationship to the next level. They got married on July 4, 1975, the only day they had off from rehearsals.
John Larroquette with his wife Elizabeth and children, Jonathan and Lisa. (Photo: Instagram/Jonathan Larroquette)
After marriage, the actor suffered from alcoholism from the mid-70s to the early 80s. Finally, he had a sudden moment of clarity in February 1982. Determined to turn his life around, he quit drinking and luckily booked his role on Night Court.
He balanced working on his craft and being a devoted husband and a father to his kids.
After decades of working in show business, the veteran star is now ready to wind down with his wife of 47 years.
During an interview with Closer Weekly, he said, “There was a lot of time apart because of the logistics of raising a family and maintaining a career. We’re now a couple again and try to find the pleasure in that.”
John Larroquette and Elizabeth Larroquette’s Children
In the same interview, the actor talked about his love for his children.
“I took being a father seriously. I love my children for eternity, try to help them as much as I can, and still allow them to be themselves,” said the Practice star. He shared he wanted to be there for kids as much as possible as a person who grew up without a dad.
Larroquette and his wife are parents to three children: Lisa Katherina Larroquette, Jonathan Larroquette, and Benjamin Larroquette.
But not all of them are his biological children. His biological kids are only his sons; he got his daughter from his wife's previous relationship.
"Biologically we only share our mom. I’m not sure what or if that mattered to her but I don’t think I can convey what an enormous part of my life and formative years she is," Jonathan shared on his Instagram post, celebrating his sister's birthday in July 2022. He explained he was grateful for her presence and guidance in life.
According to her Instagram bio, Lisa is a home chef and graphic designer. She is married and has at least one son.
She did not follow in her parent’s footsteps in show business apparently, unlike her younger brothers.
The youngest, Ben, graduated from Berklee College of Music and is known for his love of music and interest in projects meant to make the environment more resilient.
Jonathan is an actor and composer who has worked on films such as Payne (1999), Happy Family (2003), and Wednesday Again (2008).
But while his father established a career as a womanizing lawyer and all-American father figure, Jonathan found passion in comedy. He is one half of the very successful comedy podcast, Uhh Yeah, Dude.
"Trying to make people laugh is a direct result of how much you made me laugh and how intense and powerful that feeling was for me growing up," Jonathan captioned a Father's Day post, revealing that his dad was the inspiration behind his passion.