Luck, Coleman

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LUCK, Coleman


Born in Texas; married Carol Gage (a writer, producer, and artist); children: three. Education: Attended University of Southern California; Northern Illinois University, graduated (magna cum laude). Religion: Christian.

Career: Producer and writer. Military service: U.S. Army, 1968; served as rifle platoon leader with Mobile Riverine Force in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam; became first lieutenant; received six decorations, including Bronze Star with "V."

Awards, Honors: Edgar Allan Poe Award nomination, best television episode (with Jacqueline Zambrano), Mystery Writers of America, 1991, for Gabriel's Fire.


Television Executive Producer; Series:

(With others) The Equalizer, CBS, 19851989.

(And creator) Gabriel's Fire, ABC, 19901992.

(And creator) Matrix, USA Network, 1992.

(And creator) M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, 19941995.

(And creator) The Burning Zone, UPN, 19961997.

Left Behind: The TV Series (also known as Left Behind ), PAX, 2003.

Television Director; Episodic:

Left Behind: The TV Series (also known as Left Behind ), PAX, 2003.

Television Work; Other:

Story editor, Seven Days (also known as 7 Days and Seven Days: The Series ), UPN, 1998.


Television Series:

The Equalizer, CBS, multiple episodes, 19851989.

M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, multiple episodes, 19941995.

The Burning Zone, UPN, multiple episodes, 1996.

Television Episodes:

"The Zone Troopers Build Men," Otherworld, CBS, 1985.

(With Bruce A. Taylor) "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar," Otherworld, CBS, 1985.

(With Roderick Taylor) "Mansion of the Beast," Otherworld, CBS, 1985.

(With Jacqueline Zambrano) Premiere episode, Gabriel's Fire, ABC, 1990.

Poltergeist: The Legacy, Showtime and syndicated, 1996.

Television Writing; Other:

The Burning Zone (pilot), UPN, 1996.

Webs (movie), SciFi Channel, 2003.


The Foxbat Strategy, 1980.


Several television series and episodes have been based on stories by Luck and his colleagues.



Christianity Today, August 10, 1998, p. 64.