Best known for playing raunchy, sex-obsessed attorney Dan Fielding on NBC's Night Court, John Larroquette will be returning to the Peacock in a heavily recurring role on the midseason drama Infamous.
Formerly titled Notorious, Infamous is described as an opulent primetime soap opera in which a female detective goes undercover with the wealthy and troubled Bowers family to investigate the murder of notorious heiress Vivian, who was once her closest friend. Played by Meagan Good, Detective Joanna Locasto grew up in the Bowers residence as the daughter of the family's housekeeper.
Scheduled to appear in seven out of thirteen episodes, Larroquette will portray the estranged best friend of Robert Bowers (Victor Garber) named Senator Dwight Haverstock. A powerful politician who has a dark history with the family, Haverstock is an unpredictable man with extreme appetites and weighty secrets.
Also known for providing the opening narration in 1974's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and its 2003 remake, Larroquette is a five-time Emmy Award winner, setting a record at the time for his four consecutive victories from 1985 until 1988 for his work on Night Court. In 1989, he asked not to be nominated.
He won his fifth Emmy in 1998 for a guest role on ABC's legal drama The Practice, and in 2011 took home a Tony Award for his Broadway debut in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Most recently, Larroquette wrapped up another Broadway stint in Gore Vidal's The Best Man.
Sen. Haverstock sounds like a darker and more mysterious version of Dan Fielding. Is that enough to lure you into watching Infamous?