Simon Luckinbill is an American painter who is primarily famous as the grandson of the late Desi Arnaz. His grandpa Desi was one of the greatest actors of all time.
Simon is the son of Desi’s daughter Lucie Arnaz and her husband Laurence Luckinbill. As his grandfather was a big actor, many people also believe Simon might have also become an actor, so has he really?
Let’s find out more about Simon Luckinbill here in this article today. We will discuss his current whereabouts, wiki, profession, and net worth.
Simon Luckinbill Wiki: His Age and Early Life
Simon Thomas Luckinbill was born on 10th December 1980, in Los Angeles, California. As of now, he is currently 41-years-old. He is the second son between Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill. Simon comes of Cuban ethnicity and has American nationality.
Though he was born in LA, he spent the major portion of his life in New York. He grew up surrounded by artists as both his mom and dad are renowned actors.
His parents are big-time actors
Simon comes from a family of actors. His father Laurence is an American actor, playwright, and director. He is mostly famous for his work in one-man shows based on the lives of former US President, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, and Clarence Darrow. Moreover, he also enacted The Boys in the Band, Make Me a Perfect Murder, and The Delphi Bureau.
On the other hand, his mom Lucie has been active in the entertainment industry for more than four decades. She is mostly renowned for her work in the show, Here’s Lucy, The Lucy Show, Sons and Daughter. She also has a couple of small roles in series like Law & Order and Will & Grace.
He studied at a local high school in New York, though the name of his exact school.
Simon’s Grandfather Desi Arnaz is one of the greatest actors of all time
Considered the pioneer of the Television sitcom, Desi initially gained fame after his work in the TV sitcom, I Love Lucy. He starred in the movie alongside his wife and Simon’s grandmother Lucille Bell. The pair even reran the series, something which was never done before in the entertainment world at the time.
Not only did Desi work as an actor but he also tried his hands as a producer, writer, and director. Not only that, but Desi was also a musician and used to perform together with his band, the Siboney Septet. He started the orchestra alongside his high school friends and initially they used to perform in Miami.
The band became a big hit after they entered New York. They introduced the concept of conga line dancing which was a big hit in the city. What’s more, it was during one of these events when he grabbed the attention of Rodgers and Hart who in 1939 cast him in the broadway musical Too Many Girls.
He has two siblings
Simon was brought up by his parents together with his two younger siblings, one brother Joseph Luckinbill and one sister Katharine Luckinbill.
After Simon’s birth, his brother Joseph came into this world on 31st December 1982. Then a couple of years later, the last of the Luckinbill siblings, Katharine, on January 11th, 1985.
Unlike Simon who has altogether skipped town with acting, both of his siblings are involved in the industry. While his brother Joseph is a guitarist who has worked in several Broadway plays, his sister Katharine is an actress. She has appeared in a couple of projects including College Debts (2015), Captain Incredible (2006), and Today (1952).
Besides, his brother Joseph is a married man and has two children.
Talking of siblings, Simon’s mom has one brother Desi Arnaz Jr.
What Is Simon Luckinbill doing now?
We are sure many of you are curious to know about Simon’s current whereabouts. Well, it will definitely come as a surprise for you that Simon, unlike his family members, isn’t really interested in the acting field.
Yes, you read it right. Simon, who has a big heritage in acting, has been deterred from the acting field. He has found his passion in the field of painting. Desi Arnaz’s grandson found interest in the field during his childhood.
So far, Simon has done a lot of art exhibitions throughout the country. Back in 2016, Simon’s work The Show, Flea On a Hot Rock was displayed at the famous Gallery 500, located at the Five Hundred in Palm Springs. Furthermore, more than half of Simon’s paintings were sold out in only 90 minutes. His father Laurence and mother Lucie and his siblings too attended the event.
While talking about his interest and how he became intrigued by it, Simon said in an interview with Coachella Valley Weekly, “After studying music, drums, percussion, poetry and nutrition, I found I had a passion for using color, texture and a hint of fantasy to express myself.”
He further added, “I started looking at painting as way of self- expression. I find art to be cathartic. I tell stories with my work. After all, art is about emotion. And my art is about me.”
Is Simon Luckinbill dating? Who is his girlfriend?
Given that Simon is a private person, he likes to keep himself at bay from the prying eyes of the media. The other members of his family are somehow public, but Simon is a different story.
Scouring through several social media platforms there is no trace of Simon. We can safely say, he is not active on any social media platforms.
Talking about Simon’s personal life, well, it’s the same case here. Neither he nor his family members have said anything about his relationship.
His Net Worth
Simon comes from a family of actors. At the time of his death, his grandfather Desi was worth a whopping $4 million. On the other hand, both Simon’s mom and dad have also earned millions of dollars from their career so we can safely say, Simon has had an exquisite lifestyle.