Laurence Luckinbill

Inside Biography

American-born actor Laurence Luckinbill rose to prominence as the writer and actor of the one-man shows depicting the lives of US President Theodore Roosevelt, defense attorney Clarance Darrow, and author Ernest Hemingway. He is also known for his work on television, film, and theater.

Early Life and Education

Laurence Luckinbill was born to father Laurence Benedict Luckinbill and mother Agnes Luckinbill on November 21, 1934, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S. He was born as Laurence George Luckinbill as the second child of his parents. He has a sister named Lynne Luckinbill. Luckinbill is American by nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. He follows Roman Catholic.

CAPTION: Actor and playwright Laurence Luckinbill SOURCE: NYK

Luckinbill completed his high school from St. Anne's High School in Fort Smith. He enrolled at the Fort Smith Junior College (now University of Arkansas) and studied for two years. Later, he completed Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Luckinbill earned his Master's degree in Fine Arts in playwriting from the Catholic University of America in 1958. He also studied acting at HB Studio in NYC.


Following the completion of his Master's degree, he went to San Francisco in order to pursue an acting career. He attended the Actor's Workshop. There he worked for the chemical corps of the US Army at Fort McClellan, Alabama for a short time. After that, he started working as a theater director, writer, and lecturer in the US State Department in Africa and Italy for two years.

Luckinbill started working as a Broadway actor in the early 60s. He debuted from the 1961 series A Man for All Seasons. After that, his broadway role came years later in 1976 when he starred in Pavel Kohout's 1976 Broadway play Poor Murderer at the Ethel Barrymore Theater.

He made his debut in the film from the 1970 movie The Boys in the Band in which he played the role of Hank. In 1971, he played the role of Richard in Such Good Friends in which he shared the screen with James Coco, Rita Gam, Sam Levene, and Doris Roberts among others. His other film appearances include The Promise and Cocktail.

Net Worth

Actor Laurence Luckinbill's net worth is estimated to be around $4 million as of 2019. But, his official net worth is yet to be announced. He has earned an exquisite sum of money from his career as an actor, playwright, and director. As per some online sources, the average salary of an actor is $70k annually while a director makes around $93k per annum.

Moreover, he has worked in some Box Office hit movies, including Star Trak V: The Final Frontier. It was made under the budget of $33 million and collected around $63 million at the box office. The movie's other cast are Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, and James Doohan. Similarly, he worked in Cocktail in 1988, that made $171.5 million against its $20 million.

Personal Life

Laurence Luckinbill is married twice. He has been married to his second wife Lucie Arnaz since 1980. Lucie is a daughter of Lucie Ball and Desi Arnaz. The husband-and-wife have welcomed three children; Simon, Joseph, and Katharine Luckinbill. The pair have also toured together in theatrical productions including They're Playing Our Song.

CAPTION: Laurence Luckinbill and his wife Lucie Arnaz SOURCE: The Desert Sun

Previously, he was married to actress Robin Stra s ser. The couple married in 1965 and welcomed two children; sons Nicholas Luckinbill and Benjamin Luckinbill together. After 11 years of marriage, they divorced in 1976.

Other Facts

  • Age: Laurence Luckinbill is 84 years old as 2019.
  • Height: Luckinbill is 6 feet 1 inch tall.

by ab-sandip, 09 Aug, 2019

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