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Like the wide range of characters he plays, Larry Laverty has collected a wide variety of experiences in his life. Born on June 30th, 1959, he was raised in Oakland, California by wholesome parents who made sure that Larry and his siblings were exposed to much of what this country was about at that time- from Vietnam War protests to 1960's rock concerts. By age 11, in addition to going to school, he worked a variety of odd jobs and did this until his college graduation 15 years later. All in all, his youth was a delicate balance between work, school, athletics, Boy Scout achievements, and an appetite for daredevil adventures. After barely graduating with his high school class, he lived on a family farm in rural Idaho for a number of years. Although he revered movies and TV shows from a young age, he always thought of actors as an odd breed. Yet, at age 27, against his better judgement and with no experience to speak of, he set out on a career in acting. First taking college drama courses and then attending several acting schools in San Francisco including the American Conservatory Theatre, he later spent years studying Improv with groups like The Groundlings, Second City, and others. Starting out on stage, he performed in over 15 plays and musicals. Then, in response to a tip backstage from a fellow stage actor, he went to his first film audition and on his 30th birthday worked in his first feature film. Since then, he's played a wide range of characters on film, from Priests to pathological liars. His biggest stock in trade though is his ability to play your average 'ordinary guy'- a quality he attributes to the years he spent working with ordinary folks in numerous menial jobs. Larry Laverty's an unconventional actor, an unlikely suspect to have taken up the acting profession but today he's one of the busiest film actors in the country, always involved in a film production somewhere. -Not bad for a person who started his career later in life and who had to overcome his own prejudices and financial hardships along the way.