Larch has had an extensive acting career, appearing on several popular television series such as Jefferson Drum; Johnny Ringo; The Men From Shiloh (1970 rebrand of Gunsmoke); Wagon Train; and Bonanza. Additionally he guest starred on episodes from other notable series such as The Fugitive; Route 66 and Naked City where both himself and wife Vivi Janiss collaborated together on many episodes.
Achievement and Honors
He was an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member as well as being part of the American Film Institute and winning a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1957, and received Oscar nominations both times he was up for Best Actor (in 1964 and 1967).
He is best known for his comedic acting in both movies and television shows, where he has appeared. Additionally, he serves as director and has written several novels. Currently living on W Louise Court in Sun City Arizona with Terri Salvino and Brian Larsh as partners, they share 6 children between them; additionally they both operate successful businesses together.
Valentine Larsh and his family were devout followers of the German Reformed church, regularly attending services at its location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
After purchasing his 170-acre tract of land in 1757, Daniel Barnett joined him in creating Herring Run Mill and other improvements on it. A deed from 1767 notes the property contained “a mill with machinery” as well as various improvements.
At this time, Larsh met Jean Vanier, a French theologian. Together they founded L’Arche – The Ark, an international network of communities for people with learning difficulties that has now expanded into 154 centers worldwide. Larsh passed away peacefully in Cranston, Rhode Island in 1964 after having been an adoring husband and father to his wife and two sons.