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William Lucking (1941–2021), “Sons of Anarchy” star

by Linnea Crowther

William Lucking was an actor known for roles including Piney Winston on the FX biker drama “Sons of Anarchy.”

Acting career

Lucking had a long and varied acting career, first appearing on TV in the late 1960s in shows including “Ironside” and “Mission: Impossible.” He starred in the first season of “The A-Team” as Colonel Francis Lynch, head of the military police, and he had another starring role in the single-season Western series “Outlaws.” He began his most prominent role on “Sons of Anarchy” as a recurring character in the show’s first season, becoming a main character from season two through his character’s death in season four. Lucking appeared in many movies, including “The World’s Fastest Indian,” “Red Dragon,” “Erin Brockovich,” “Stripes,” and “10.” His other TV appearances include “Days of Our Lives,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” and “The West Wing.” Lucking was also a stage actor who co-founded the Santa Paula Theater Center.

Tributes to William Lucking

Full obituary: People

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