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Ned Von Leuck|
October 4, 1958
Danville, Illinois, United States
|Residence||Westchester County, New York, United States|
|Other names||Ned von Leuck|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
Amy Sax (m. 1997)
|Relatives||Paul Birch (grandfather)|
Ned Luke (born October 4, 1958) is an American actor. He is known for voicing and acting as Michael De Santa in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V and Raffles in the animated movie Rover Dangerfield. He has appeared in 29 movies and television shows to date.
Ned Luke was born in Danville, Illinois, to Cindy (née Smith) and Fred Luke. His maternal grandfather was actor Paul Birch. He graduated from Danville High School in 1977 where he was a bi-sport athlete and honor student. He later attended the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. He has four siblings.
Luke's first major voice-over role was in Rover Dangerfield, where he played a sheepdog named Raffles opposite Rodney Dangerfield. He was cast as a guest star in several TV shows throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, and has appeared in about 100 television commercials featuring products such as Budweiser and Burger King.
In 2007, having grown disenchanted with show business and desiring that his son experience where he grew up, Luke decided to take a break from acting and moved his family from Los Angeles to his hometown of Danville, where he opened a restaurant with his brother. After two years, he decided to return to acting and he and his family moved to New York City. His agent suggested he audition for the role of Michael De Santa, one of the three protagonists of Rockstar Games' newest entry in the popular Grand Theft Auto series - Grand Theft Auto V. Luke initially scoffed at the idea of being in a video game, but after reading the script decided to proceed with the audition. Luke was eventually cast as one of the game's three protagonists, Michael de Santa. Grand Theft Auto V went on to set several sales records and has become the highest grossing video game in history.
|1984||The Bear||Football Player|
|1991||Rover Dangerfield||Raffles||Voice only, supporting role|
|1996||The Nutty Professor||Construction Worker||Uncredited|
|1997||On the Line||Officer Al||(TV Movie)|
|1999||Citation of Merit||Sergeant Smith||Short film|
|1992||Angel Street||Officer||Lead role Episode: The Blonde in the Pond|
|1994||Guiding Light||Sherrif||2064 episodes|
|1995||NYPD Blue||Lawyer||Episode: Cold Heaters|
|1996||Murder One||Conspiracy Guy||Episode: Chapter Eleven|
|1996||Renegade||Andy Warwick||Episode: The Milk Carton Kid|
|1997||The Burning Zone||2nd Officer||Episode: Critical Mass|
|1997||High Incident||Gary Butterworth||Episode: Remote Control|
|1999||General Hospital||Body Guard||9232 episodes|
|1999||City Guys||Lonnie Collins||Episode: Miracle on 134th Street and Lexington Avenue|
|2000||The Pretender||David Arnold||Episode: Junk|
|2000||JAG||Senior Chief Petty Officer Braken||20 episodes|
|2000||The Huntress||Detective Ellard||Episode: "The Kid"|
|2000||Diagnosis Murder||Timmons||5 episodes|
|2004||Third Watch||Ron Connelly||6 episodes|
|2005||as the World Turns||Detective Lang Storm||12422 episodes|
|2005||Jonny Zero||Officer Muncie||8 episodes|
|2002-2005||All My Children||Fire Chief/Private Investigator||9170 episodes|
|2005||Law & Order||Ken Cosgrove||8 episodes|
|2009||Katana||Executive||1 episodes: pilot|
|2002-2013||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Mr. Thurbur/Roger Swanson/Mr. Wilmont||16 episodes 14 episodes 1 episodes|
|2013||Boardwalk Empire||Boorish Man||4 episodes|
|2013||Grand Theft Auto V||Michael Townley/Michael De Santa||Voice and motion capture|
|Grand Theft Auto V||Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game||Nominated|
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- John Gaudiosi (October 3, 2013). "Grand Theft Auto V actors think their game is violent, and that's okay". TechHive. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- "Gaming Trivia #33: Grand Theft Auto V". Trueachievements.com. Retrieved November 13, 2014.