He attended the Chouinard Art Institute as an animation major, studying with Disney alumni Don Graham, Marc Davis, Thorton Tee Hee and Elmer Plummer. Luckey also attended night school at USC under the instruction of Art Babbitt.
After a brief stint in Los Angeles working on The Alvin Show, Luckey moved to San Francisco in 1962 to work in advertising as a television art director/producer on a variety of animated and live-action commercials, including Charlie Brown/Peanuts commercials. In 1971, Luckey teamed up with Don Hadley to write, direct and animate early segments for Sesame Street (some still run today), marking his debut as a voiceover artist.
After working in advertising for 30 years, Luckey was scooped up by Pixar Animation Studios, where he spent the next 15 years in a number of capacities. Luckey wrote, directed and provided all of the voices in the Academy Award-nominated short Boundin'. He provided the voice of Rick Dicker in The Incredibles and lent his voice to Chuckles the Clown in Toy Story 3.
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