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He is perhaps best known as the mentally challenged office worker Benny Stulwicz on the drama series L.A. Law, where he appeared between 1987 and 1994, and worked with regulars Corbin Bernsen and Diana Muldaur. His role also earned him two consecutive Emmy Awards in 1988 and 1989, as well as a nomination in the category Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1990. His role also earned him three Golden Globe Award nominations and two Viewer's for Quality Television Awards.
Drake played the villainous Robert G. Durant in Sam Raimi's Darkman, and later reprised the role in the sequel Darkman II: The Return of Durant. He also played the title character in the 1992 horror film, Dr. Giggles, directed by Manny Coto. He starred with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine guest star Stephen Yoakam, as well as Sarah Silverman and Bruce Bohne, in the 1998 movie Overnight Delivery.
Drake also made guest appearances on Firefly, Crossing Jordan, Stargate SG-1, and Six Feet Under. In 2008, he guest-starred on Boston Legal, the ABC drama starring William Shatner and John Larroquette.