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Luke Askew ACTOR


Luke Askew was born on March 26th, 1932 in Macon, Georgia.  His interest in acting first developed in high school.  After earning his high school diploma he enrolled at the University of Georgia, originally intending on pursuing a degree in Business Administration, but later chose acting instead.
He then went on to serve in the United States Air Force while still enrolled in College and after college, he found work as a radio deejay and then a television announcer.  Soon he was working as a stage actor and in 1966, relocated to Los Angeles, California in pursuit of a career in films.
He made his film debut in, "Hurry Sundown" (1967) and followed with roles in such films as, "Cool Hand Luke" (1967) starring alongside Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, Morgan Woodward, Dennis Hopper, J.D. Cannon, Wayne Rogers, Richard Davalos, Joe Don Baker, Clifton James, Anthony Zerbe, Ralph Waite, Jo Van Fleet and Harry Dean Stanton, "The Green Berets" (1968) starring John Wayne, Aldo Ray, Jim Hutton, David Janssen, "Easy Rider" (1969) starring Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and "The Magnificent Seven Ride" 91972).
Along with experience as a stage and film actor, he also appeared on numerous television series over the course of his career such as, "Bonanza", "T.J. Hooker", "L.A. Law", "High Chaparral", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "The Six Million Dollar Man" and a recurring role on the HBO series, "Big Love".

Most recent television roles include, "Everwood", "4400" and "Cold Case".  In 2010, he retired from acting and moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon where he passed away on March 29th, 2012 after suffering from lung cancer at the age of eighty.  He was survived by his only wife and one son, Christopher.   


2007-2010     Big Love
2008         Cold Case
2005         The Greatest Game Ever Played
2005         The 4400
2003         Everwood 
2001         Frailty
2000         South of Heaven, West of Hell
1999         Vendetta 
1998         Walker, Texas Ranger 
1998         The Newton Boys
1997         Traveller
1996         Savage
1995         Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 
1995         Frank & Jess
1995         The Friends of Harry
1993         Father & Son: Dangerous Relations 
1989-1991     Murder, She Wrote
1991         Dune Warriors
1990         No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers
1989         Back to Back
1988         Bulletproof
1988         Simon & Simon 
1987         MacGyver 
1987         Bialy smok
1987         L.A. Law 
1986         Kung Fu: The Movie 
1984         Airwolf
1984         The Warrior and the Sorceress
1984         Automan
1984         The Fall Guy 
1984         The Mississippi
1983         T.J. Hooker
1983         Matt Houston 
1983         Knight Rider 
1983         Tales of the Gold Monkey 
1983         The Powers of Matthew Star 
1983         The Greatest American Hero
1978-1982     Fantasy Island 
1982         The Beast Within
1977-1981     Quincy, M.E.
1979-1981     B.J. and the Bear
1980         Hart to Hart
1979         Wanda Nevada
1979         How the West Was Won
1978         The Six Million Dollar Man 
1977         Rolling Thunder
1976-1977     The Rockford Files
1977         Code R
1976         The Invasion of Johnson County
1976         The Quest
1976         A Matter of Wife... and Death
1976         Jigsaw John
1975-1976     Police Story
1975         S.W.A.T
1975         Mackintosh and T.J.
1975         Walking Tall Part II
1975         Posse
1975         Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan 
1974         This Is the West That Was 
1974         Cannon 
1974         Night Games
1974         Manhunter
1973         Slipstream
1973         Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
1968-1973     Mission: Impossible 
1972         The Magnificent Seven Ride!
1972         The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
1972         The Culpepper Cattle Co.
1972         Longstreet 
1972         The Glass House 
1971         Bearcats! 
1971         Bonanza 
1970         Angel Unchained
1969         Night of the Serpent
1969         Flareup
1969         Easy Rider
1969         The High Chaparral 
1968         The Green Berets
1968         The Devil's Brigade
1968         Will Penny
1967         Cool Hand Luke
1967         The Happening
1967         Hurry Sundown  

Matinee Classics - The Devil's Brigade starring William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Andrew Prine, Jeremy Slate, Claude Akins, Jack Watson, Richard Jaeckel, Richard Dawson, Tom Troupe, Luke Askew, Harry Carey Jr., Michael Rennie, Carroll O'Connor, Dana Andrews, Gretchen Wyler, Paul Hornung, Patric Knowles, Wilhelm von Homburg, Gene Fullmer, Maggie Thrett, James Craig, Donald Ein and Dick Simmons
Matinee Classics - Posse starring Kirk Douglas, Bruce Dern, Bo Hopkins, James Stacy, Luke Askew, David Canary, Alfonso Arau, Katherine Woodville, Mark Roberts, Dick O'Neill and Melody Thomas

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