They paid a high price for him.
John Larroquette revealed Thursday that he and the director of the 1974 film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” agreed that Larroquette would narrate the film’s prologue in exchange for marijuana, Parade reported.
“Absolutely true,” confirmed the 75-year-old Larroquette, “he gave me some marijuana or a matchbox or whatever you called it in those days. I went out [recording] studio and stroked her backside and said. “Good luck to you!”
According to the “Night Court” actor, he and Tobe Hooper struck up a friendship when Larroquette was bartending in 1969.
“Tobe heard I was in town and asked for an hour of my time to narrate something for this film,” Larroquette recalls. “I said. “Okay.” It was a favor.”
Larroquette was eventually paid, this time in cash, as he went on to narrate several Carnage sequels.
“In the 1970s you do something for free, and in the 90s you get a little bit of money,” he said. “It’s definitely the one credit that sticks out on my resume.”
Texas Chainsaw Massacre killed it at the box office, taking in $30 million from its $100,000 budget, and has since spawned several spinoffs.
In a twist, Larroquette revealed that he had never seen any of the “Jard” movies.
“I’m not a big fan of horror movies,” the 75-year-old explained.