Jun. 17th, 1941
Vicksburg, Michigan, USA
William Lucking's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - Slipstream
2005 - The World's Fastest Indian
2003 - The Rundown
2002 - Red Dragon
2001 - K-PAX
2000 - Erin Brockovich
1999 - The Limey
1996 - The Rich Man's Wife
1981 - Stripes
1980 - The Ninth Configuration
1979 - 10
1976 - The Return of a Man Called Horse
1975 - Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
1972 - The Magnificent Seven Ride!
1971 - Wild Rovers
Guest TV Roles
Sheriff Leland Waterman
Police Captain Tom DeSousa
Big Art Jackson
William Lucking (born June 17, 1941) is an American film, television, and stage actor.
Film and television
The Cast of Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze. Ron Ely as Doc Savage (foreground), with (background, left to right) Eldon Quick as Johnny, Darrell Zwerling as Ham, William Lucking as Renny, Michael Miller[disambiguation needed] as Monk, and Paul Gleason as Long TomLucking's imposing figure and rough-hewn features lent themselves well to roles as tough bikers (Hell's Belles, Wild Rovers, Sons of Anarchy), craggy cowboys (The Magnificent Seven Ride!, The Return of a Man Called Horse), and determined military and police officers (Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, K-PAX). His film work also includes appearances in 10, Stripes, Ladykillers, The River Wild, The Limey, Erin Brockovich, Red Dragon, and The Rundown.
On television he has had starring or featured roles in Outlaws as Harland Pike and The A-Team as Colonel Lynch. He has been a mainstay on episodic TV for three decades, appearing in such classics as Mission: Impossible, The Partridge Family, Bonanza, Kung Fu, Gunsmoke, The Rockford Files, The Waltons, The Incredible Hulk, M*A*S*H, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., The Greatest American Hero and Murder, She Wrote. He has also appeared in such shows as NYPD Blue, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, JAG, Walker, Texas Ranger, The X Files, ER, The Pretender, Profiler, The West Wing, Tales of the Gold Monkey and In the Heat of the Night. He is currently seen as Piney in Sons of Anarchy.
Lucking graduated from UCLA and the Pasadena Playhouse with degrees in both literature and theater. In 1986, with fellow actor and Michigan native Dana Elcar, he co-founded the Santa Paula Theater Center.
As co-instructor of the company's free acting workshop he was admired for his minimalist, “it ain’t brain surgery” approach; a perfect counterpoint to Elcar's methodical style. He served alongside Elcar as artistic director for five seasons. He was Producer of projects including Edward Albee's The Zoo Story, Harold Pinter's The Hothouse, George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara, Tennessee Williams' Camino Real, and Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men. Lucking's most recent stage roles include Blue in the CTG/Ahmanson production of Conversations with My Father at the Doolittle Theater in Los Angeles and Dr. Sloper in the Ensemble Theater Company of Santa Barbara's production of The Heiress.
Lucking was born in Vicksburg, Michigan. He moved to Santa Paula, California in 1971. He currently resides in Pasadena. Since losing his wife Mimi to breast cancer, he has sought solace as a writer. While continuing as a busy character actor he has created several short stories, screenplays, and a novel, Casual Labor.
Lucking has since married costume designer and interior decorator Sigrid Insull and lives in the mountains in Southern California.
- First wife of thirty years, Mimi, died of breast cancer. Following her death he focused on writing as well as acting and has penned several short stories, screenplays, and a novel entitled Casual Labor.
- Stocky, roughhewn red-haired actor exploited in biker and hippie films of the late 60s and 70s. Remains an offbeat character.
- Artistic manager and director of the Santa Paula Theatre Center in Ventura County, California, for over five years in the 80s.
- In 1986, he and actor 'Dana Elcar' (qv) co-founded the Santa Paula Theater Center. As co-instructor of the company's free acting workshop he was admired for his minimalist, "it ain't brain surgery" approach; a perfect counterpoint to Elcar's methodical style. He served alongside Elcar as artistic director for five seasons and produced such plays as "The Zoo Story", "The Hothouse", "Major Barbara", "Camino Real" and "All the King's Men".
- Graduated from U.C.L.A. and the Pasadena Playhouse with degrees in literature and theatre.