Thad Luckinbill (right) and Trent Luckinbill in 2015
Thaddeus Rowe Luckinbill
April 24, 1975
Enid, Oklahoma, U.S.
(m. 2007; div. 2017)
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 revived the role of J.T. in December 2017.
Thad Luckinbill has an identical twin brother, Trent, who is 12 minutes younger. Trent Luckinbill is a lawyer who lives in Los Angeles. 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 Amelia's son from a previous marriage. They have two children, a son and a daughter. On March 1, 2017, Luckinbill filed for divorce from Heinle, citing "irreconcilable differences".
Luckinbill enjoys playing volleyball, surfing, boxing and going to the gym. He occasionally plays for the Hollywood Knights basketball team. He majored in business finance at the University of Oklahoma.
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, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 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. 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. Thad's run on The Young and the Restless ended on April 13, 2018 when Nikki Newman hit him on the back of his head with a fireplace poker.
In 2013, Thad, with his twin brother Trent, and well-known 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.
|2000||Task Force 2001||Gary||Direct-to-video|
|2001||Boyz II Men||Faux boy band model||Segment "Crush"|
|2003||Just Married||Willie McNerney|
|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|
|2016||La La Land||Executive Producer|
|2017||Rebel in the Rye||Producer|
|2017||Only the Brave||Scott Norris||Producer|
|2018||12 Strong||Vern Michaels||Producer|
|2018||Sicario: Day of the Soldado||Producer|
|1999–2010; 2017-2018||The Young and the Restless||J.T. Hellstrom||Role held: August 27, 1999 – November 5, 2010; December 12, 2017 - April 13, 2018|
|2001||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Sean Hexton||Episode: "Witchright Hall"|
|2001||Nash Bridges||Young Bobby Bridges||Episode: "Quack Fever"|
|2002||Generation Gap||N/A||Unsold WB pilot|
|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||5 episodes|
|2005||Bobby Cannon||Dallas||Unsold ABC pilot|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Timothy Johnson||Episode: "Bang-Bang"|
|2006||Nip/Tuck||Mitchell Skinner||Episode: "Blu Mondae"|
|2007||Protect & Serve||Tim Cook||Unsold CBS pilot|
|2008||Without a Trace||Tim Collier||Episode: "Article 32"|
|2009||CSI: NY||Connor Dunbrook||2 episodes|
|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||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"|
- The Young and the Restless Cast: Jessica Collins Archived 2010-02-10 at the Wayback Machine.
- Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill welcome Thaddeus Rowe via Celebrity Baby Blog; Retrieved 13 November 2007
- It's a Boy for Y&R Stars Archived 2007-11-21 at the Wayback Machine. via SOAPnet; Retrieved 13 November 2007
- Leon, Anya (December 23, 2009) "Thad Luckinbill and Amelia Heinle Welcome Daughter Georgia March".. People.com. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- 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.
- HollywoodKnights.com > The Knights Gazette
- 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.