- Joseph Luckinbill is an American guitarist and singer, son of Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill; and grandson of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
- The 40 year old is a father and husband of a customer representative
- He has recorded more than 11 solo records, has written for others, and currently teaches the art of music
Joseph Luckinbill, the son of actors Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill was born into a family that has built a great legacy in the music and movie industries. Rather than holding only the name of the grandson of great music icon and actor Desi Arnaz, he built the legacy by becoming one. He is also a musician and singer who has recorded songs such as Genevieve, To Be Me, and Rich Enough among others.
Early Life and Education of Joe Luckinbill
Joe was born on December 31, 1982, in Los Angeles California to his mother Lucie, and his father Laurence Luckinbill
He is one of the 3 children of his parents even though he has 2 half-siblings from his father’s former marriage before his mother. His siblings are Simon Thoma Luckinbird (born in 1980), and Katherine Luckinbill (born in 1985).
He attended Shenandoah University and obtained a degree in music for Audio Engineering, Studio Recording, Jazz Guitar, Classical Guitar, and Bass.
Prior to the time that he started school, the musician had started experimenting with musical instruments such as the guitar and other stringed instruments at the age of 8.
In time and further being exposed to music through his family, he got rooted in it and later took it as a career.
The Parents and Grandparents of the Musician are deeply Rooted in Entertainment
His Mother Lucie Arnaz is an Actress and singer
She was born on July 17, 1951, in Los Angeles, California.
She started her television career in walk-on roles on her mother’s TV series The Lucy Show in the early 1960s. In 1968, she appeared on Here’s Lucy as Kim Carter.
From the 1970s to 2020, the actress and mother of Joe appeared in TV series such as The Wonderful World of Disney (1975), Death Scream (1975), Murder, She Wrote (1988), Sons and Daughters (1991), Law & Order (2003), and Will & Grace (2020).
She further appeared in films such as The Thought Exchange (2012), Down to You (2000), Second Thoughts (1983), The Jazz Singer (1980), and Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1976).
As regards the private life of Joe’s mother, she was married to Philip Vandervort Menegaux in 1971 and divorced in 1976 before she married the musician’s father Lawrence Luckinbill with whom she bore Joe and his other siblings.
His Father is an Actor and Filmmaker88 years old Laurence Luckinbill was born on 21 November 1934. He rose to stardom as an American actor, playwright, and director. The University of Arkansas graduate started his TV career with roles in Where the Heart is and The Secret Storms.
He also appeared in The Boys in the Band (1970), Such Good friends (1971), Death Sentence (1974), The Promise (1979), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), and Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War (a documentary, 1999).
Apart from his fame, Joseph’s father was previously married to actress Robin Stresser from 1965 to 1976 and had 2 boys – Nicholas and Benjamin.
Maternal Grandparents of Joseph Luckinbill were Actors and Producers
Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball were the grandparents of Joseph Luckinbill. They were married from 1940 to 1960 and had great careers in the entertainment industry.
His grandmother Lucille was famous for having a career as an American actress, comedienne, and producer who had won 5 Primetime Emmy Awards from her 13 nominations.
His grandfather, a Cuban-born American also was flourishing as an actor and producer. Together, the former couple and parents of Joseph’s mother owned a production company named Desilu Productions. They also co-starred in I Love Lucy.
The grandparents of the musician have 2 stars each on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Who are Joseph Luckinbill’s Siblings?
Joseph Luckinbill has 2 siblings, Simon Luckinbill and Katharine Luckinbill. Apart from the siblings he shares the same parents with, he is also the half-sibling of 2 of Laurence Luckinbill’s children from his first marriage before he became married to Lucie, Joe’s mother.
In total, the musician has 4 siblings.
His Younger and Only Sister is an Actress
Katharine Luckinbill is the only sister of Joseph Luckinbill. She was born as the last of Lucie’s children on January 11, 1985, in New York.
She is an actress who has appeared in College Debts (2015) and Captain Incredible (2006).
In addition, Katharine attended Professional Children’s School for her high school education before going to the University of Miami from 2003 to 2007.
At the time of this writing, she is married to Jeff Conner.
His Other Siblings Live a More Private Lives
Although Simon Luckinbill is an artist, he lives a more private life than Joe.
His half-older sibling, Benjamin Luckinbill is a composer and producer known for the production of The Belles of Greenlee County and the composer of Paws for Style.
His other half-brother Nicholas Luckinbill was born on September 12, 1969. He is a music composer and actor. He played the role of Tad Watkins in the 1979 mini-series 3 by Cheever and wrote the soundtrack and Fist Fight (2017).
Other Famous Members of His Family
- Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Alberni II (his great-grandfather) – Cuban political and father of Desi Arnaz (Joe’s maternal grandfather)
- Desi Arnaz Jr. (his uncle and brother of Lucie Arnaz) – American actor and musician
- Fred Ball (Maternal Granduncle) – American movie executive
- Suzan Ball (Grand aunt and cousin of Lucille Ball) – American actress
Other Interesting Facts About Joseph Luckinbill
He is Married and is a Father
At the time of this writing, Joseph is married to Christa Messina.
His wife is a case manager who has also worked as a customer care representative.
In the marriage, the couple welcomed a daughter Eliza Grace on June 26, 2019.
Joseph Luckinbill Has Played and Has Been a Leader of More Than 15 Bands and Maintains a Position as a Respected Music Teacher
He started playing the guitar even before he turned 10 and by the time he was attending Shenandoah University, he also played.
Since 2001 when he was 19 years old, the musician has played in and also served as the leader of about 15 bands and perhaps still counting.
He has added solo records to his list of works and as well as written for others.
At present, he teaches the art of music. His students learn instruments and modern and classic cover songs.
He Made a Song for His Mother that Moved Her to Tears
At a time in his career, his mother Lucie felt that he did not sound like himself and thought he could be more of himself.
Later, he created a song called To Be Me (2014) from his album “Psychic Vampires”.
According to him, she cried when she heard the song that was dedicated to her.
Net Worth of Joseph Luckinbill
The net worth of the musician is estimated to be not less than $500,000. He has made most of his wealth from his career as a singer and guitarist. He also earns from teaching music.
Although there may no be a complete insight into his earnings, it is no news that he was born into a family of famous and wealthy people. However, he has also been able to attract his own wealth.
Some of His Songs that Contribute to His Net Worth
- When You’re in Space (2014)
- Love (2014)
- C.M Magician (2014)
- Rich Enough (2014)
- Passive (2014)
- Don’t Protest (2014)
- Bad As Us (2014)
- Apathy (2014)
- LA Girls (2009)
- Tall Red Mistress (2009)
- My James Bond (2009)
He also composed songs for College Debts (2015) and a short documentary The Belles of Greenlee County (2012)