Thad Luckinbill

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Thad Luckinbill
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Thad Luckinbill (right) and Trent Luckinbill in 2015
Thaddeus Rowe Luckinbill

(1975-04-24) April 24, 1975 (age 48)
Occupation(s)Actor, producer
Years active1999–present
(m. 2007)

Thaddeus Rowe Luckinbill (born April 24, 1975) is an American actor and producer best known for playing J.T. Hellstrom on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, from August 1999 to November 2010. He reprised the role of J.T. in December 2017 and 2023.

Personal life[edit]

Thad Luckinbill has an identical twin brother, Trent, who is 12 minutes his junior. Trent Luckinbill is a lawyer who lives in Los Angeles.[1] In the final episode of the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, "To the Boy in the Blue Knit Cap", Trent briefly appeared as the identical twin murder victim/corpse lying beside the murder victim/corpse of the character played by Thad.

Luckinbill married Young and the Restless co-star Amelia Heinle in March 2007 while their characters were also married on the show. He is stepfather to Heinle's son, August, from her previous marriage to Michael Weatherly. Their first child together, a son, Thaddeus Rowe, was born on November 2, 2007.[5] Their second child, a daughter, Georgia March, was born on December 17, 2009.[2][3][4] On March 1, 2017, Luckinbill filed for divorce from Heinle, citing "irreconcilable differences". However, as of late 2019, they are not divorced.[5]

Luckinbill enjoys playing volleyball, surfing, boxing and going to the gym.[1] He occasionally plays for the Hollywood Knights basketball team.[6] He majored in business finance at the University of Oklahoma.[1]

Luckinbill is a cousin of fellow actor Laurence Luckinbill -- the son-in-law of comedienne Lucille Ball and husband to entertainer Luci Arnaz, and[7] more distantly related to film directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski.

Acting career[edit]


In addition to his role as J.T. Hellstrom on The Young and the Restless, Thad Luckinbill has guest-starred on several primetime television shows, including Undressed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Providence, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Nash Bridges, 8 Simple Rules, Without a Trace, CSI: NY, Nip/Tuck, Ghost Whisperer, CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Major Crimes. He was a recurring character on The CW show Nikita completing six episodes as Nathan, the neighbor and love interest of Alexandra Udinov (Lyndsy Fonseca), before the show was cancelled after its fourth season. Fonseca was also Luckinbill's former Young and the Restless co-star.

In 2001, Luckinbill was also featured in an episode of the MTV documentary series True Life and appeared in Madonna's "Don't Tell Me" video as the cowboy who was thrown from his horse at the end of the song.[8] On November 3, 2017, it was announced that Luckinbill would reprise his portrayal of J.T. on The Young and the Restless, beginning December 12, 2017. His run ended on April 13, 2018, when J.T. was hit on the back of the head by Nikki Newman with a fireplace poker and killed.[9]


In 2013, Thad, with his twin brother Trent, and producer Molly Smith (producer of P.S. I Love You and The Blind Side) started a production company called Black Label Media. The production company has worked with A-listers such as Reese Witherspoon, Emily Blunt, and Jake Gyllenhaal, producing films including Sicario starring Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro, The Good Lie starring Witherspoon, and Demolition starring Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, and Chris Cooper.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Task Force 2001 Gary Direct-to-video
2001 Boyz II Men Faux boy band model Segment "Crush"
2003 Just Married Willie McNerney
2004 Sleepover Todd
2005 5 Stages of Grief Manuel Short film
2006 The Shadow Effect Steve Sexly Short film
2006 Home of the Brave Soldier #1
2007 Grampa's Cabin Older Jake (voice) Short film
2008 The Essence of Depp JB
2014 The Good Lie Matt Producer
2015 Breaking a Monster Documentary; producer
2015 Sicario Producer
2015 Demolition Producer
2016 La La Land Executive producer
2017 Rebel in the Rye Producer
2017 Only the Brave Scott Norris Also producer
2018 12 Strong Vern Michaels Also producer
2018 Sicario: Day of the Soldado Producer
2018 Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Producer
2021 Broken Diamonds Producer
2022 Devotion Peters Also producer
2022 Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody Producer
TBA Reptile Filming; also producer


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Undressed Kyle Recurring role (season 1), 9 episodes
1999–2010, 2017–2019, 2023 The Young and the Restless J.T. Hellstrom Role held: August 27, 1999 – November 5, 2010;
December 12, 2017 – April 13, 2018;
March 19–28, 2019
2001 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Sean Hexton Episode: "Witchright Hall"
2001 Nash Bridges Young Bobby Bridges Episode: "Quack Fever"
2002 The Division Josh Costa Episode: "A Priori"
2002 Providence Jack Finch Episode: "The Whole Truth"
2002 JAG PO1 Moritz Episode: "In Thin Air"
2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer R.J. Brooks Episode: "Him"
2003 8 Simple Rules Donny Doyle Recurring role (seasons 1–2), 5 episodes
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Timothy Johnson Episode: "Bang-Bang"
2006 Nip/Tuck Mitchell Skinner Episode: "Blu Mondae"
2008 Without a Trace Tim Collier Episode: "Article 32"
2009 CSI: NY Connor Dunbrook Episodes: "The Past, Present and Murder", "Pay Up"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Grant Harper/Dr. Troy Holdon Episode: "Stage Fright"
2010 CSI: Miami Dominic Cross Episode: "Miami, We Have a Problem"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Michael Wilson Episode: "Blood Moon"
2011 Nikita Nathan Colville Recurring role (season 1), 6 episodes
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Parker Gaffney/Thomas Gaffney Episode: "To the Boy in the Blue Knit Cap"
2011 Keeping Up with the Randalls Will Randall Television film
2012 Matchmaker Santa Justin Greene Television film
2012 Grey's Anatomy Kevin Banks Episode: "Moment of Truth"
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Tucker Franklin Episode: "Killer in High Heels"
2013 Major Crimes Hunt Massey Episode: "Curve Ball"
2015 Criminal Minds Larry Merrin Episode: "Mr. Scratch"
2015 Ballers Stoops Episode: "Everything Is Everything"


  1. ^ a b c The Young and the Restless Cast: Jessica Collins Archived 2010-02-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill welcome Thaddeus Rowe via Celebrity Baby Blog; Retrieved 13 November 2007
  3. ^ It's a Boy for Y&R Stars Archived 2007-11-21 at the Wayback Machine via SOAPnet; Retrieved 13 November 2007
  4. ^ Leon, Anya (December 23, 2009) "Thad Luckinbill and Amelia Heinle Welcome Daughter Georgia March".. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  5. ^ SOD (March 2, 2017). "Real-Life Y&R Couple Splits". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Archived from the original on March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  6. ^ > The Knights Gazette
  7. ^ "Thad Luckinbill is a distant relative of another famous entertainer". Retrieved 23 May 2021.
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  9. ^ SOD (November 3, 2017). "Thad Luckinbill Back To Y&R!". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group Inc. Archived from the original on November 3, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017.

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