Who is Larry Hemsworth?- Full History

Who is Larry Hemsworth?

So I know most of you are probably wondering, “Who is Larry Hemsworth?” or maybe thinking, “Wait, did God create another gorgeous Hemsworth brother? They must have heard my prayers…” Or maybe even, “Wait… who Luke Hemsworth is? Isn’t he Larry Hemsworth?” This topic does require some clarity. The popular and hilarious series ‘The Good Place has managed to fool many with Larry Hemsworth, who is supposedly Chris, Liam, and Luke Hemsworth’s brother in the series. Larry Hemsworth is indeed not a real Hemsworth brother but rather a fictional character in the series. In season 3, Chapter 30, Larry Hemsworth is a pediatric surgeon engaged to the character Tahani Al-Jamil, for a brief period. (IMDb, 2018. The Snowplow; The Good Place)

According to the series, Larry is a brown-eyed, black-haired, handsome, intelligent, and wealthy young man who is very insecure due to his brothers’ success, despite being a talented pediatric surgeon. His insecurity is first portrayed in the series when he referred to himself as the “hideous shame” of the Hemsworth family. This is rather odd considering how successful he was as a pediatric surgeon. He was also admired by the character Eleanor in the series, where Eleanor mentioned that he has a “perfect jawline” in Chapter 30. Larry’s insecurity was even more evident when he spoke about how much his face resembled a dull rock in the episode. (IMDb, 2018. The Snowplow; The Good Place)


Before Tahani Al-Jamil’s death, she was in a relationship with Larry Hemsworth but separated later on. The series does not mention why they broke up. However, when Tahani traveled to Australia to join a study group, they met repeatedly and restarted their relationship. A year later, they got engaged and threw a huge party. During the party, Tahani, Eleanor, and the other study group members found out that they had died and gone to the Bad Place. The Bad Place is the series’ similar depiction of hell. (IMDb, 2018. The Good Place)

Tahani then began to regain her memories from her past experiences and feelings for one of the study group members, Jason Mendoza. She remembered that they were happily married, which then led to Tahani marrying Jason again. When Tahani explained all this to Jason and her friends (the study group members), Larry walked into the room. Unaware that Tahani and Jason got married, Larry began to confess his love for Tahani, wanting to marry her immediately. Tahani then explained everything to Larry concerning her feelings and her marriage to Jason Mendoza. Eleanor brought a bit of humor to the scene by recording their breakup and posting the video on social media. (IMDb, 2018. The Good Place)

The Good Place

The Good Place is a fantasy comedy TV series. It mainly centers around the afterlife, where humans are either sent to ‘The Good Place’ or ‘The Bad Place’ after death. It is haunting that every human is assigned a numerical score in the series based on how they behaved on earth. Those with the highest scores are sent to The Good Place (an equivalent to heaven), while those with the lowest scores are sent to The Bad Place (similar to Hell). (NBC, 2018. The Good Place) 

What is even more interesting about this series is that the main characters Eleanor Shellstrop, Chidi Anagonye, Tahani Al-Jamil, and Jason Mendoza were sent to The Bad Place when they died, but were tricked by an architect of The Bad Place Michael, into thinking that they were sent to A Good Place. He achieved this by designing what is referred to as ‘The Good Place neighborhood’ in the series. Michael purposefully designed this neighborhood to look like A Good Place. He did this to torture the characters while they resided there, unaware that that was The Bad Place. (NBC, 2018. The Good Place)

In season one, when Eleanor and Jason arrived at The Good Place neighborhood, they believed they were sent there incorrectly due to how they behaved on earth. They believed they were supposed to go to The Bad Place instead. Distraught and afraid that they might be found out and sent to The Bad Place, they then ask Chidi to teach them ethics to learn how to be good. Chidi was a moral philosopher on earth before he died. This is quite ironic because Chidi was sent to The Bad Place despite being a moral philosopher. (NBC, 2018. The Good Place)

The series has four seasons. It premiered on 19th September 2016 and ended on January 30th, 2020. The series received various awards such as the Peabody Award and 3 Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation. (NBC, 2018. The Good Place)

Ben Lawson

An Australian actor plays Larry Hemsworth, Ben Lawson, who has also acted in the popular series, ’13 Reasons Why. He was born on 6th February 1980. Ben Lawson first rose to fame with the role of Frazer Yeats in the popular soap opera Neighbours. Due to this role, Ben was nominated for the Logie Award in 2007. The nomination was for Most Popular New Male Talent. Ben is also known for his role in the film No strings Attached (2011) and the drama Designated Survivor. Ben Lawson has 3 brothers; Jordan, Josh, and Matt Lawson. Josh Lawson is also an Australian actor. Ben and Josh acted together in the film Bombshell in 2019. (Idato, Micheal, 2018. ‘Surviving fame: Ben Lawson on failure, success and Hollywood’s pound of flesh.’ The Sydney Morning Herald.)  

Lawson also acted in the series Covet Affairs, Doubt, and The Deep End. In the romantic comedy No Strings Attached, Ben starred alongside famous actor Ashton Kutcher and actress Natalie Portman. Lawson went to St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, a private Roman Catholic school for boys in Brisbane, Australia. He then attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art. (Idato, Micheal, 2018. ‘Surviving fame: Ben Lawson on failure, success and Hollywood’s pound of flesh.’ The Sydney Morning Herald.)  

Also, Ben Lawson has acted in films such as Now Add Honey (2015), Silent Hunter (1995), In Loco Parents (2011), Keep the Chocolates (2016), Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell My Daughter About Men (To Be Announced), The Way We Weren’t (2019), and The Little Death (2014). (Idato, Micheal, 2018. ‘Surviving fame: Ben Lawson on failure, success and Hollywood’s pound of flesh.’ The Sydney Morning Herald.)  

Furthermore, he has acted in Television series’ such as Sabrina Down Under (1999), Ghostly Encounters (2009), The League (2012), Bones (2013), The Exes (2013), Secrets & Lies (2014), Jennifer Falls (2014), Time Trax (1993), TwentyfourSeven (2001), Don’t Trust the B…. in Apartment 23 (2012 to 2013), Chameleon II: Death Match (1999), Perfect Disaster (2006), The Wayne Manifesto (1997), Love Child (2014), The Adventures of Skippy (1993), 2 Broke Girls (2014), Friends with Better Lives (2014), Mulaney (2014), Angel from Hell (2016), Grimm (2017), Dollface (2019), Firefly Lane (2021), Heartstrings (2019), iZombie (2016), Billions (2016), Modern Family (2014), and Rake (2014). (Idato, Micheal, 2018. ‘Surviving fame: Ben Lawson on failure, success and Hollywood’s pound of flesh.’ The Sydney Morning Herald.)  

Luke Hemsworth

The character Larry Hemsworth is often confused with Luke Hemsworth, who is the actual brother to Chris and Liam Hemsworth. If you remember the famous soap opera Neighbours, you will likely remember Luke Hemsworth, who played the character Nathan Tyson on Neighbours. Luke Hemsworth is an Australian actor who was born on 5th November 1980. Luke Hemsworth is the eldest of the two brothers. Before he began acting in 2001 on the series Neighbours, he trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. He later acted on other Television series’ such as Satisfaction, in films such as Crypto in 2019, and Death of Me in 2020. Luke was selected as the newest face of Tourism Australia in 2018. In 2007, Luke married Samantha Hemsworth and currently has three children. (‘Luke Hemsworth biography,’ Tribute Entertainment Media Group, 2018)

Luke also acted in various TV series such as Last Man Standing (2005), All Saints (2005), Blue Heelers (2004), Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms (2012), The Elephant Princess (2008), Tangle (2009), Winners & Losers (2012), Carla Cametti PD (2009), The Bazura Project (2011), The Saddle Club (2003), and Westworld (2016-Present). Also, he has acted in other films such as Hickok (2017), The Reckoning (2014), River Runs Red (2017), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), We are Boats (2018), Encounter (2017), Infini (2015), Kill Me Three Times (2014), The Anomaly (2014), Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child (2016), and The 34th Battalion (To be Announced). (‘Luke Hemsworth biography,’ Tribute Entertainment Media Group, 2018)

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth is also an Australian actor. He was born on 11th August 1983. Initially, Chris was famously known for his role as Kim Hyde in the popular Television series Home and Away in 2004-2007. Today, Chris is mostly known for his role as Thor in eight Marvel Cinematic Universe films such as Thor in 2011 and the thrilling Avengers: Endgame in 2019. Hemsworth is one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Chris is the second-born in the Hemsworth family. The Hemsworth brothers were all born in Melbourne to Craig and Leonie (née van Os) Hemsworth. Craig Hemsworth is a social services counselor, while Leonie is an English teacher. Chris studied at Heathmont College, a government secondary college in Heathmont, Victoria. Chris also made an appearance in the series Neighbours alongside his brother Luke in 2002. (IMDb, 2021. Chris Hemsworth Biography.)

Chris has also acted in films such as Ghostbusters (2016), Star Trek (2009), Doctor Strange (2016), A Perfect Getaway (2009), 12 Strong (2018), CA$h (2010), The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Rush (2013), Blackhat (2015), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016), Bad Times at The El Royale (2018), Men in Black: International (2019), Escape from Spiderhead (To Be Announced), Vacation (2015), Star Trek into Darkness (2013), Red Dawn (2012), In The Heart of the Sea (2015), Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019), Extraction (2020), and Ghostbusters (2016). He has also acted in other Television series such as Dancing with the Stars (2006), Guinevere Jones (2002), Marshall Law (2002), Fergus McPhail (2004), Saturday Night Live (2015), The Saddle Club (2003), and What if…? (2021). (Cook Meghan, 2020. Every Single Chris Hemsworth movie, ranked; Insider)

Chris has received the following awards for the films The Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman; Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer Movie Star: Male (2012); and People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Action Movie Star (2013). In 2013, he received the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight for his role in The Avengers. In 2015, he won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Actor for his roles in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and In the Heart of the Sea. (IMDb, 2021. Chris Hemsworth; Awards)

Chris has been nominated for the following awards for his role in Thor; Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie: Breakout Male (2011), British Academy Film Awards for Rising Star Award (2012), People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Superhero (2012), and MTV Movie Awards for Best Hero (2012). (IMDb, 2021. Chris Hemsworth; Awards)

Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth is an Australian actor and is the last-born of the Hemsworth family. Liam was born on 13th January 1990. Liam also acted in the soap opera Neighbours in the role of Josh Taylor. Today, Liam is mostly known for his roles as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games film series from 2012-2015, Jake Morrison in Independence Day: Resurgence in 2016, and Will Blakelee in The Last Song 2010. In The Last Song, he acted alongside the famous singer, actress, songwriter, and record producer, Miley Cyrus. Liam Hemsworth was married to Miley Cyrus from 2018 to 2020. They finalized their divorce on 28th January 2020, Liam citing irreconcilable differences. He has mentioned once that there is competition for jobs among him and his brothers, but it is rather friendly. (IMDb, 2021. Liam Hemsworth Biography.)

In 2010, Liam Hemsworth was the host of the Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards. In 2013, Liam starred as Gale Hawthorne in 3 sequels to the Hunger Games, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ in 2014, and ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’, in 2015. In 2015, Hemsworth had also acted in the eccentric and appealing film, ‘The Dressmaker,’ alongside the famous English actress, Kate Winslet, who is famous for her role as Rose Bukater, in the 1997 film Titanic. The Dressmaker was filmed in Victoria. In The Dressmaker, Liam acts as Kate Winslet’s love interest. (IMDb, 2021. Chris Hemsworth; Biography.)

Liam currently acts in the series, Most Dangerous Game for the streaming platform, Quibi. Another outstanding fact about Liam is that he is currently the ambassador of the Australian Childhood Foundation. Hemsworth mentioned that he would like to be a good role model for children when asked if he believed he was a hero to them. He has also acted in films such as Paranoia (2013), Cut Bank (2014), The Expendables 2 (2012), Triangle (2009), Love and Honor (2013), The Duel (2016), Arkansas (2020), Empire State (2013), Killerman (2019), Knowing (2009), and Isn’t It Romantic (2019). (IMDb, 2021. Liam Hemsworth; Biography and Films.)

Also, Liam has acted in various Television series such as McLeod’s Daughters (2007), The Muppets (2015), Workaholics (2016), The Elephant Princess (2008-2009), and Satisfaction (2009). Hemsworth received the following awards for the film The Last Song; Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Breakout Star- Male (2010); and Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough of the Year (2010). Furthermore, Liam received the People’s Choice Award for Favourite On-Screen Chemistry (2012) for his role in The Hunger Games. (IMDb, 2021. Liam Hemsworth; Films and Awards.)


According to the information above, it is interesting to see just how similar Ben Lawson, Chris, Luke, and Liam Hemsworth are. The most obvious similarity is that they are all famous Australian actors, and no doubt, very handsome to say the least! It is no wonder the series The Good Place decided to cast Ben for the role of Larry Hemsworth, a fictional character that has recently been confusing many who assume that Larry Hemsworth is indeed a real person and another Hemsworth brother. 

So, I hope that this article has shed more light on the matter and given readers more clarity concerning the Hemsworth brothers. Larry Hemsworth is nothing more than a fictional character in the popular series, The Good Place, who we probably all secretly hoped was real, and that there are only three Hemsworth brothers; Luke, Chris, and Liam Hemsworth. It may also help watch A Good Place for more clarity on the character, ‘ Larry Hemsworth’, given that it is already on Netflix and is quite an enjoyable series to watch!

Who is Larry Hemsworth?- Full History

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