Luke Halpin

Birth Name: Luke Austin Halpin

Place of Birth: Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 4, 1947

*father – Irish, German
*mother – Polish

Luke Halpin is an American actor, stuntperson, marine coordinator, diver, and pilot. He starred in the Flipper franchise in the 1960s, headlining the cinematic Flipper and Flipper’s New Adventure and the Flipper series, and also appeared in the films Island of the Lost, If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, and Shock Waves.

Luke is the son of Helen and Eugene Halpin. He was raised in Long Island City, in Queens. He is married to Deborah, and has three children.

Luke’s paternal grandfather was Luke A. Halpin (the son of Owen Halpin and Mary Elizabeth Millar/Miller). Luke’s grandfather Luke was born in New York, to Irish parents. Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Denis Millar and Ellen Creigh, who lived in County Clare.

Luke’s paternal grandmother was Adeline/Adelaide T. Blessinger (the daughter of Martin Blessinger and Adeline/Adaline Fisher). Luke’s grandmother Adeline was born in New York. Martin’s parents were German. Luke’s great-grandmother Adeline was also the daughter of German parents, with her father’s name having been John Fisher.

Luke’s maternal grandfather was named Will Szczepanski. Will was Polish.

Luke’s maternal grandmother was named Helen. Helen was Polish.

Sources: Genealogies of Luke’s parents –

Luke’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Luke’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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