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Overview (4)

Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA
Birth NameLaurence George Luckinbill
Nickname Larry
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Laurence Luckinbill was born on November 21, 1934 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA as Laurence George Luckinbill. He is an actor, known for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Cocktail (1988) and Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993). He has been married to Lucie Arnaz since June 22, 1980. They have three children. He was previously married to Robin Strasser.

Spouse (2)

Lucie Arnaz (22 June 1980 - present) (3 children)
Robin Strasser (19 November 1966 - 1979) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Deep commanding voice

Trivia (16)

Son-in-law of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball.
Brother-in-law of Desi Arnaz Jr. and Amy Arnaz.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1977 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "The Shadow Box".
Immediately accepted the role of Mr. Spock's half-brother Sybok in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) after William Shatner saw him perform as Lyndon B. Johnson in his one-man stage show on PBS.
Father, with Robin Strasser, of sons Nicholas Luckinbill and Ben Luckinbill. Father, with Lucie Arnaz, of sons Simon Luckinbill, Joe Luckinbill, and daughter Katharine Luckinbill. Uncle of Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski and Haley Arnaz.
Had worked for the U.S. State Department for two years as a theater director, writer and lecturer in both Italy and Africa. Had also worked as a theater lecturer at Queensborough Community College in Queens, New York City.
Best known by the public for his role as Mr. Spock's half-brother Sybok in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), which, coincidentally, (as of 2018) is also his final feature film role.
He and his wife Lucie Arnaz won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Information Special as executive producers of the documentary movie Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993).
Received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre (acting) from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas (1956).
Received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Playwriting from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (1958).
Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Villlage, New York City.
Parents are Laurence Benedict and Agnes Luckinbill.
In the 1990s, he toured the United States in a one-man show about the life of Lyndon B. Johnson entitled "LBJ".
Resided with his wife Lucie Arnaz in Katonah, New York and maintained an office in nearby Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Currently resides with his wife Lucie Arnaz in Fairfield County's Weston, Connecticut. [October 2012]
Shares the same birthday with actress/producer Marlo Thomas.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on his role as Sybok in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)] He was a charismatic leader and he was inspired to help the whole world. He wanted to relieve all of the pain in the universe. That was extremely attractive. Then, the script, I thought it was brilliant because it confronted him with the reality of his own power: how to use it. What do you do when the choices are absolutely dilemma choices? Horns of the dilemma - when both sides are bad in some way to somebody, what do you do? It's the ultimate leadership or power question, and I thought it was written quite well.

Salary (2)

The Secret Storm (1954) $205 per episode
Where the Heart Is (1969) $275 per episode

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