The first military man to be defeated by Hannibal Smith in “The Jazz” was Colonel Francis Lynch, who was played (and mentioned in the first and third seasons of “The A-Team” by theater, film and television actor William Lucking became) more often than it was actually seen). Lynch was apparently pulled out of A-Team duty when Decker stepped into the picture, but in Season 3 “Showdown!” he is given the opportunity to redeem himself.
Lucking began his acting career in the late 1960s with roles on series such as “Ironside”, “Mission: Impossible” and “The Partridge Family”. He is probably best known for his role in the television series “Sons of Anarchy” (he played Piney Winston from 2008-2011 through season four), but he also starred in films such as “The Magnificent Seven Ride” from 1972, ” Erin Brockovich “from 2000”, “Red Dragon” from 2002 and “Contraband” from 2012. His television career includes everything from “Switched at Birth” to “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Days of Our Lives” .
His last TV credits are from 2014, but he died on October 18, 2021 at the age of 80. His wife Sigrid, said TMZ that he had suffered a lifetime of injuries during his stunt-heavy career. This included an 80-foot fall from a bridge during “Harold and Maude” and many broken bones over the years as a result of falls from horses while cowboy roles. “He just gave up. He was tired and in severe pain, ”said his wife. He was in a wheelchair for the last year of his life and suffered from breathing and heart problems.
He leaves behind his second wife, daughters Marjet and Juliana and granddaughters Quinlan and Lilian (via the Hollywood Reporter).
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