Portrayed aging biker Piney Winston on the acclaimed FX drama for four seasons
William Lucking, the actor who played old-school biker Piney Winston on the FX series ‘ Sons of Anarchy ‘ passed away on October 18. At the age of 80, Lucking died at his home in Las Vegas, according to his wife, Sigrid Insull Lucking, in an obituary that his friend -also actor-, Stephen Macht, distributed through social networks.
Although William often played tough and strong, in his real-life he was an elegant man with a brilliant intellect who loved to discuss politics and current affairs, argue about philosophy and physics, and assert well-defined opinions about art. and poetry, “his wife explained in the note. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Who was William Lucking?
The actor was born on June 17, 1941, in Vicksburg, Michigan, and, together with his family, moved to California in the early 1950s. He graduated from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in literature. and later decided to study theater at the Pasadena Playhouse in California.
He also made his screen debut in the 1968 episode of Ironside and later appeared in ‘Mission: Impossible’, ‘The Partridge Family”,’ Newhart ‘,’ Columbo ‘,’ Murder ‘,’ She Wrote ‘,’ NYPD Blue ‘,’ The X Files’ and ‘The West Wing’. ‘Gunsmoke’, ‘The Waltons’,’ Hart to Hart ‘,’ Lou Grant
But he also had regular roles in two short-lived British free channel dramas, CBS, Shannon from 1981-82 and Outlaws from 1986-87.
His first wife, Mimi, died of cancer in 1996 when the actor was just 55 years old. But shortly after, he remarried Sigrid Lucking, a former costume designer. He also had two daughters, Marjet and Juliana; even granddaughters, Quinlan and Lilian. In the note, Macht wrote that he met Lucking in Hawaii on the set of the NBC series ‘Big Hawaii’ in 1977: “I asked him, ‘Why did you become an actor !?’ Bill’s response: ‘ An idiot clapped !’ Then Bill transcended all the pitfalls of the ‘business’ and attained a rare, splendid and powerful art of acting that will live forever in my memory. ”
Lucking also played Army Colonel Lynch on NBC’s ‘The A-Team’ between 1983 and 1984. He also acted as Bajoran Furel in three episodes of ‘ Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ‘ between 1995 and 1997.
On the big screen, he played a bully alongside Faye Dunaway and George C. Scott in ‘Oklahoma Crude’ (1976) and appeared on ‘The Magnificent Seven Ride!’ (1972) by director Stanley Kramer.