Luke Halpin was born on April 4, 1947. He is an American film and TV child actor.
Biography and Career
Luke Halpin was born in Astoria, Queens, New York City. He is a son of Helen and Eugene Halpin. He has one older brother, Eugene, Jr., and one older sister, Joan.
In 1955 he co starred with Natalie Wood in an episode of Studio One entitled Miracle at Potter's Farm. Halpin played various roles in his teen age. He had appeared on many of the major TV series of the day: Armstrong Circle Theatre, United States Steel Hour, Studio One, Kraft Television
Theatre, Hallmark Hall of Fame, The Everglades, The Phil Silvers Show, The Defenders, Route 66, Naked City, and had a small role for six months on the soap opera Young Doctor Malone.
In early career Halpin also worked in s
everal stage plays as well. He made his Broadway debut in Take Me Along starring Jackie Gleason and appeared with Mary Martin in both Annie Get Your Gun and Peter Pan.
In 1963, Luke Halpin was featured in Flipper as Sandy Ricks which is considered to be his most memorable role in his career. The TV series made Halpin a popular teen idol among younger viewers. He was often featured in teen magazines including Bravo, Teen Life, 16 Magazine, and the earliest issues of Tiger Beat.
Later Luke appeared in feature films including, Island of the Lost, released in 1967, If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium in 1969, and Shock Waves which was released in 1977. He made various television guest appearances as well in the years shortly after Flipper included Judd for the Defense, The Dating Game, Death Valley Days, and Bracken's World.
In 1979, one notable later appearance was in the TV movie, The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd.
Halpin worked in recent years as a pilot and marine technician for a film production company. He is now living a retired life.
Birth Name: Luke Halpin
Birth: April 4, 1947
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