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William Lucking (17 June 194118 October 2021; age 80) was the actor who played Furel in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "The Darkness and the Light" and "Ties of Blood and Water" and Harrad-Sar in the Star Trek: Enterprise fourth season episode "Bound". He filmed his scenes for this on Friday 14 January 2005.

Lucking was a seasoned veteran film, television, and stage actor perhaps best known for his role as Piney Winston in the FX cable network drama series Sons of Anarchy.

Biography

Film and television

Lucking'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 The Mountain Men, 10, Stripes, Ladykillers, The River Wild, The Limey, Erin Brockovich, Red Dragon, The Rundown, and Contraband.

On television he had a featured role in Outlaws as Harland Pike. He was a mainstay on episodic TV for three decades, appearing in such classics as Mission: Impossible, The Partridge Family, Simon & Simon, Bonanza, Kung Fu, Gunsmoke, The Rockford Files, The Waltons, The Incredible Hulk, M*A*S*H, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., Hunter, and The Greatest American Hero. He also appeared in such shows as 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 starred as Colonel Lynch in The A-Team, which also featured Dwight Schultz, Lance LeGault, and Melinda Culea. He also guest-starred in The X-Files, NYPD Blue (with Gordon Clapp, and Sharon Lawrence), Murder, She Wrote, Millennium and Cold Case's memorable episode "Forever Blue", along with Nicolas Coster, Conor O'Farrell, and Leon Russom. He portrayed Piermont 'Piney' Winston on Sons of Anarchy from 2008-2011.

Lucking's film performances include Stripes (1981) with Lance LeGault and John Larroquette, and 2003's The Rundown, starring Dwayne Johnson.

Theatre

Lucking graduated from UCLA and the Pasadena Playhouse with degrees in literature and theatre. 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 approach; a 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 pf Santa Barbara's production of The Heiress.

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