Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Laurence Luckinbill Biography (1934-)
Full name, Laurence George Luckinbill; born November 21 (one source says November 17), 1934 (some sources say 1938), in Fort Smith, AR; son of Laurence Benedict and Agnes (Nulph) Luckinbill; married Robin Strasser (an actress), November 19, 1966 (divorced); married Lucie Arnaz (an actress), June 23, 1980; children: (first marriage) Laurence Nicholas, Benjamin Joseph; (second marriage) Simon; stepchildren: Jennifer. Addresses: Agent--Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
- Birth Details
- November 21, 1934
- Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Old shepherd, Oedipus Rex, Carnegie Playhouse, 1959.
- George Fabry, There Is a Play Tonight (also known as There's a Play Tonight), Theatre Marquee, New York City, 1961.
- Iago, Othello, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland, OH, 1962.
- Hotspur, Henry IV, Part One, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, 1962.
- Justice Swallow, Henry IV, Part Two, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, 1962.
- Title role, Caligula, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1962.
- Will Roper, A Man for All Seasons, American National Theatre and AcademyTheatre (ANTA), New York City, 1963.
- Faces in the American Mirror, 1963.
- Simon Holt, Beekman Place, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1964.
- Arms and the Man, 1965.
- Damis, Tartuffe, American National Theatre and Academy, Washington SquareTheatre, New York City, 1965.
- Galileo Galilei, Galileo (also known as Life of Galileo), McCarter Theatre, 1965.
- Biff Loman, Death of a Salesman, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1966.
- Edmund, King Lear, American Conservatory Theatre, 1966.
- Orestes, The Flies, APA Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Sodom and Gomorrah, Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1966-67.
- Hank, The Boys in the Band, Theatre Four, New York City, 1968.
- Sensuality, Horseman, Pass By, Fortune Theatre, New York City, 1969.
- Hank, The Boys in the Band, Wyndham's Theatre, London, England, 1969.
- Ted, "The Electric Map," The Memory Bank, Tambellini's Gate Theatre, NewYork City, 1970.
- Dr. Prentice, What the Butler Saw, McAlpin Rooftop Theatre, New York City, 1970.
- Patrick, A Meeting By the River, Center Theatre Group, New Theatre for Now, Los Angeles, CA, then Phoenix Theatre Sideshows, Edison Theatre, New YorkCity, both 1972.
- Frank Elliot, Alpha Beta, Eastside Playhouse, New York City, 1973.
- Tadpole, Center Theatre Group, New Theatre for Now, Mark Taper Forum, LosAngeles, CA, 1973.
- Too Much Johnson, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1975.
- Brian, The Shadow Box, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1975, thenLong Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1976, later Morosco Theatre, 1977.
- Anton Ignatyevich Kerzhentsen and Hamlet, Poor Murderer, Ethel BarrymoreTheatre, New York City, 1976.
- Simon, A Prayer for My Daughter, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1978.
- Galileo Galilei, Galileo (also known as Life of Galileo), New York ActorsTheatre, Havemeyer Hall, Columbia University, New York City, 1978.
- George Schneider, Chapter Two, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1979.
- Ralph Michaelson, Past Tense, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1980.
- Ken Harrison, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Wilshire Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1980.
- Vernon Gersch, They're Playing Our Song, St. Louis Municipal Opera, St. Louis, MO, 1982.
- He (Michael), I Do! I Do!, Dallas Music Hall, Dallas, TX, then Morris Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore, MD, both 1983.
- The Guardsman, University of Arkansas, 1983, then Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1984.
- Dick Biehn, Dancing in the Endzone (also known as Dancing in the End Zone), Ritz Theatre, New York City, 1985.
- David Kahn, Social Security, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, then Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, FL, both 1987.
- Title role, Lyndon Johnson, John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 1991.
- Yves, Unfinished Stories, New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 1994.
- A Fair Country, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York City, 1996.
- Also appeared in The Fantasticks.
Credits; Stage Work; Director
- Macbeth (Arabic production), Sudan, 1961.
- Our Town (Italian production), Rome, Italy, 1961.
- Old Acquaintance, Paramus, NJ, 1967.
Credits; Major Tours
- Will Roper, A Man for All Seasons, U.S. cities, 1963-64.
- Frank Bryant, Educating Rita, U.S. cities, 1981.
- He (Michael), I Do! I Do!, U.S. cities, 1983.
- Title role, Lyndon Johnson, U.S. cities, 1988.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Hank, The Boys in the Band, Cinema Center, 1970.
- Richard Messenger, Such Good Friends, Paramount, 1971.
- Wayne Nesbitt, Corky (also known as Lookin' Good), Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer,1972.
- Narrator, Moonwalk One, Francis Thompson, 1972.
- Banks, The Money, Calliope, 1975.
- Dr. Gregson, The Promise (also known as Face of a Stranger), Universal, 1979.
- Mayor Claude Franklyn, Not for Publication, Samuel Goldwyn/Thorne, 1984.
- Mr. Mooney, Cocktail, Buena Vista, 1988.
- Homer Foxx, Messenger of Death (also known as Avenging Angels), Pathe Releasing/Trans World, 1988.
- Sybok, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Paramount, 1989.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Frank Carver, The Secret Storm, CBS, 1967-68.
- Steve Prescott, Where the Heart Is, CBS, 1970.
- Glenn Garth Gregory, The Delphi Bureau, ABC, 1972-73.
Credits; Television Appearances; Miniseries
- Major Richard Arnold, Ike (also known as Ike: The War Years), ABC, 1979.
- Narrator, James A. Michener's Space (also known as Space), CBS, 1985.
Credits; Television Appearances; Pilots
- Howard, Lights Out, NBC, 1972.
- Glenn Garth Gregory, The Delphi Bureau, ABC, 1972.
- Someone to Watch Over Me, NBC, 1975.
- Dr. Glickman, Momma the Detective (also known as See China and Die), NBC,1981.
- Adam Margolin, One More Try, CBS, 1982.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "Naked in the Streets," N.Y.P.D., ABC, 1968.
- "The Continual Roar of Musketry," The Bold Ones: The Senator, NBC, 1970.
- "Shadow of a Hero," Bonanza, NBC, 1971.
- "Biography," NET Playhouse, PBS, 1971.
- "Image," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1972.
- "Diamond Run," The F.B.I., ABC, 1974.
- "Murder Impossible," Wide World of Mystery, ABC, 1974.
- Paul Vecchio, "Mortal Sin," Harry O, ABC, 1974.
- "Vendetta," The Rookies, ABC, 1974.
- "Time to Kill," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1974.
- Ken, "Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs," The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS, 1975.
- "The November Plan," City of Angels, NBC, 1976.
- "Make Me a Perfect Murder," Columbo, NBC, 1978.
- "Echo of a Distant Battle," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1979.
- "The Five-Forty-Eight," Great Performances, PBS, 1979.
- "The Roman Touch," Return of the Saint, CBS, 1980.
- Howard Crane, "A Lady in the Lake," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.
- Frank Bradford, "Second Thoughts," Hotel, ABC, 1987.
- Narrator, "Robert Frost," Voices and Visions, PBS, 1988.
- Sergeant Cooper, "Murder through the Looking Glass," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988.
- Attorney Cyrus Weaver, "Forgiveness," Law and Order (also known as Law & Order), NBC, 1992.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Don Davies, Death Sentence (also known as Murder One), ABC, 1974.
- Lawrence Lewis, Panic on the 5:22, ABC, 1974.
- Bill Anderson, Winner Take All, NBC, 1975.
- Governor Hal Hoffman, The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, NBC, 1976.
- Noel Crossman Jr., The November Plan, 1976.
- Harry McClain, The Mating Season, CBS, 1980.
- Jim Burton, One Terrific Guy, CBS, 1986.
- Senator Bob Mathias, To Heal a Nation, NBC, 1988.
- Also appeared in The Boston Massacre.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- And the Bones Came Together, ABC, 1973.
- "A Special Act of Love," ABC Afternoon Playbreak, ABC, 1973.
- Our Brother's Keeper, PBS, 1981.
- "Phil Sheridan Gibson," An American Portrait, PBS, 1986.
- Title role, Lyndon Johnson, PBS, 1987.
- Voice of Joshua Speed, Lincoln, 1992.
- Also appeared as Pabundren, As I Lay Dying.
Credits; Television Work; Specials
- Executive producer (with Lucie Arnaz), Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie, NBC,1993.
- Author of Roy Brightswood (also known as Roy Hurd), and The Golden Gate.
Writings;Stage Plays; Translations
- (With others) Poor Murderer, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1976.
- Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie, NBC, 1993.
- Author of Feature People; contributor to periodicals, including Esquire,the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times.