William Lucking graduated from U.C.L.A. and the Pasadena Playhouse with degrees in both literature and theater. He continued his professional training as a journeyman actor under Gordon Davidson at the Mark Taper Forum, during which time he worked on both main stage and Monday Night Theater Productions, While at the Taper he also studied with well known acting coach Jeff Corey.
In 1971, Lucking moved to Santa Paula, California to raise a family in a small town atmosphere while continuing his thriving career in film and television. Some of his film credits include Erin Brockovich with Julia Roberts and The Limey, both directed by Steven Soderbergh. His numerous television credits include the regular role of Harland Pike on Outlaws with Rod Taylor and guest starring roles on West Wing, N.Y.P.D. Blue, J.A.G., Martial Law, The X-Files, Millenium, and Switched at Birth. His most recent long-term role was as Piney Winston, the tough but ethical co-founder of a motorcycle club on FX’s Sons of Anarchy.
In the late 80’s, Lucking renewed his interest in the theater, both behind the scenes and on stage. He co-founded the Santa Paula Theater Center in Ventura County, CA and served as Artistic/Managing Director for five seasons. In this capacity he Produced a wide range of projects including Pinter’s The Hothouse, as well as Going to See the Elephant, Major Barbara, Camino Real, All the King’s Men, and several world premieres. 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. During this time he has also Directed several episodes of television including Mike Hammer with Stacy Keach, and the long running syndicated series Silk Stalkings.
In recent years, Lucking has spent time developing his longtime love of writing. He has created numerous screenplays, short stories, and novels. His most recent novel THE PAINTED MONKEY, a detective thriller, is now available in digital format on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble as well as all other digital formats. The book will be available in print in early 2014.
Lucking is currently working on ROAD KILL, the next book in the Eddie Padilla series. Keep checking this page for more information and enjoy THE PAINTED MONKEY.