Veteran actor John Larroquette is back on your television screen with the new Night Court series. At one time, though, he was a bartender in this small Colorado town.

Interestingly, it was at this job Larroquette landed one of his first gigs, one that would ultimately result in his breaking into show business.

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John Larroquette Bartending In Colorado

It just so happens, Larroquette's stint as a bartender in Colorado led to his role as the narrator for the prologue in 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

John Larroquette used to bartend in the Colorado community of Grand Lake. Why bartending in Colorado? Larroquette told Parade, "...because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life."

When Was This?

This was some time ago. According to the interview in Parade, Larroquette says he lived in Grand Lake in 1969.

Where Is Grand Lake?

Located in Grand County, Colorado, Grand Lake rests at an elevation of 8,369 feet. It's a tourist destination adjacent to the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Grand Lake, Colorado Map
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What's The Connection With 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'?

It was during his bartending career in Grand Lake that John Larroquette crossed paths with filmmaker Tobe Hooper. Larroquette told Parade:

...[Director] Tobe Hooper happened to be in town (Grand Lake) and we became friendly. Flash forward four years, and I found myself in L.A. collecting unemployment checks and trying to decide if I wanted to be an actor. Tobe heard I was in town and asked for an hour of my time to narrate something for this movie he just did. I said, “Fine!” It was a favor.

What Was His Role In 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'?

John Larroquette served as the narrator for the opening sequence.

What Is Former Colorado Resident John Larroquette Up To Now?

John Larroquette is currently starring in the new Night Court series, which just debuted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, on NBC.

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