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Lawrence "Larry" Quinn is the main antagonist of the 2003 live-action film adaptation of The Cat in the Hat. He is the Waldens' pompous, unemployed next-door neighbor who is determined to both marry Joan for her wealth and get rid of Conrad by sending him to military school. His real first name is Lawrence, but he is called Larry as an insult.

He was portrayed by Alec Baldwin in the film.


A disgusting and unemployed slob, Larry burps in public, has very poor manners, and lives in financial debt. He is the Waldens' next door neighbor, and is in love with Joan and wants to marry her, mainly because Joan is wealthy and has money. Larry is apparently, also allergic to cats, as shown in the film when he sneezes in the presence of the Cat in the Hat.


Larry was born on August 21, 1974 to his mother Sabrina Quinn and Alex. As a child, he was spoiled and crude, often burping in public. This continued on to his adulthood. His favorite food is tacos. When he was 17 and in college, he met Joan and the two fell in love. However, this changed when Joan's son, Conrad, was born. Since then, Larry has been planning to get Conrad out of the way while trying to marry Joan.

Later in the film, Larry found the family's dog again on the street and planned to return him to Joan so she'd hurry home in order get her kids in trouble. Upset about being pulled over by Thing 1 and Thing 2, Larry impatiently hurries to the house, only to fall into purple goop due to "the mother of all messes" coming from the Cat's magic crate. After everything was restored, Larry (now covered in purple goop) tried to persuade Joan about the events that occurred, but she didn't believe him, claiming that although Conrad is mischievous, he is still a good kid, and demands him to leave. Larry then breaks down in tears and tries to propose Joan, but she and Sally finally close the door in his face, revolted by his sloppy nature and he is heard sobbing from outside.

It is unknown what happened to him afterwards (though in a deleted scene, as Larry leaves the Waldens house, he is angered that he lost his chance at a life of luxury, and he spots Nevins and tries to kick him, but the purple goo he was licking transformed Nevins into a bigger dog and fights back, ripping Larry’s pants off and being chased away by Nevins while the repo men are towing his car away). It is also likely Larry will eventually be homeless as well, unless he finds true employment.