Who would you want to represent you?
4. Dan Fielding, 'Night Court'
Played by: John Larroquette
Why we would want him representing us: For all of his sleazy, lecherous ways (and they were myriad), Fielding displayed just enough compassion to keep us on his side. Maybe it was his Louisiana background, where politicians are heralded for their amoral charm, or just a sense that underneath all the ooze, there was a decent human being, but Fielding proved Night Court an appealing, and very funny, place to be. Though he didn’t make the list, Larroquette’s other major turn as an attorney, as Carl Sack on “Boston Legal” also deserves a shout out, if for nothing else, he ends up married to Candice Bergen (who played Shirley Schmidt).
- Melinda Newman