Facts of Luke Halpin
|Full Name:||Luke Halpin|
|Age:||72 years 4 months|
|Birth Date:||April 04, 1947|
|Birth Place:||Astoria, Queens, New York, USA|
|Father's Name:||Eugene A. Halpin|
|Mother's Name:||Joan Szczepanski|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Deborah Jane Durrell|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)|
|Hair Color:||Dark brown|
|Eye Color:||Light brown|
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Luke Halpin is a former American actor and he is best known for his role as Sandy Ricks in the film ‘Flipper’ directed by James B. Clark and produced by Ivan Tors.
Luke Halpin Age
He was born on April 4, 1947, in Astoria, Queens, New York, USA. He is currently 71 years old. His father’s name is Eugene A. Haplin and her mother’s name is Joan Szczepanski. He has got an older brother named Eugene, Jr. and an older sister named Joan. His family belongs to Roman Catholics.
Luke Halpin Actor
Luke was interested to become an actor since his childhood. He started his dream of acting at the age of eight. He was encouraged in an acting career by his music teacher and suggested him to try out acting. The teacher was impressed by his ‘all-American’ look.
He debuted acting as Natalie Wood in the Studio One in Hollywood in 1955 from the episode entitled ‘Miracle at Potter’s farm’. He got a positive response from the viewers.
Luke had already appeared on most of the TV series by the age of 15. He made her appearance in the major TV series like ‘Armstrong Circle Theatre’, ‘Kraft Television Theatre’, ‘Hallmark Hall of Fame’, ‘Harbormaster’, ‘The Defenders’, ‘Route 66’, ‘naked City’, ‘The Everglades’, etc. He portrayed the recurring role on the soap opera ‘Young Doctor Malone’ for six months.
He performed a guest appearance on ‘Judd for the Defense’ in 1968 and in ‘The Dating Game’ in 1968. He played Ben Cabot Jr. in ‘Bracken’s World’ in season 1, Episode 9, ‘All the Beautiful Young Girls’, which was broadcast on November 14, 1969.
Luke also made his several stage roles such as in the TV special ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ in 1957, where he played Mary martin’s younger brother. He appeared in ‘Take Me Along’ from 1959 to 1960.
He made his appearance in a TV broadcast of ‘Waiting For Godot’ in 1961 with Burgess Meredith and Zero Mostel. He also appeared on ‘To Tell The Truth’ on March 30, 1964.
Luke made his reputation more after he was picked to star in the film ‘Flipper’ in 1963. At that time, he was 15 years old and he was picked to portray the role of the 12-year-old Sandy Ricks. He played the role of Chuck Connors in the film. The film became a major success and spawned a sequel, ‘Flipper’s New Adventures’ in 1964. The sequel also became a highly successful TV series. The series could not continue its episodes and finally closed.
Later, he appeared in the films like ‘Island of the Lost’ in 1967, as Keith in ‘Shock Waves’ in 1977, as Ben Cabot. Jr.‘Bracken’s World’ in 1969 and his notable later appearance was in the television movie ‘The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd’ in 1980.
He was active in his acting career for three decades. After acting, he worked as a marine coordinator, diver, stuntman, and speedboat pilot for a feature film like ‘Porky’s Revenge’, ‘Never Say Never Again’, ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control’.
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Luke Halpin Interview
One of the interviewers asked him about what he wore during the film ‘To Tell The Truth?’.
Luke smiled and said,
“cut-down blue jeans.”
The guest who came for the interview were expecting to fool the interviewers but Luke told the truth. He often appeared stripped down to just cutoff jeans during the filming of ‘Flipper’.
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Luke Halpin Wife, Children
Luke Halpin has been married to Deborah since 1991. The couple has welcomed a son named Courtney Luke Halpin. The family is living together on the west coast of Florida.
Previously, he married Patricia Warren Ott in 1971 but they divorced after some years. Later, he married Judy Suzanne Meyer in 1977. The couple welcomed two sons, Kyle A. Halpin, and Blair L.Halpin. The couple separated in 1987.
Luke Halpin Net worth
He played numerous films and series during his professional career. But, there is no information available regarding his net worth.
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References: Wiki, IMDb