CLEARWATER (March 2012) -Film Florida Legends will honor director/cinematographer John D Patterson, actor/stuntman Luke Halpin and the late TV pitchman William "Billy" Mays, Jr. at the 2012 Legend Awards on May 17 in Clearwater.
is best known as an actor for his role as Sandy Ricks on the popular series Flipper that ran from 1964-1967 and filmed in Florida.
One of Film Florida's first Legends, RIcou Browning actually created the series, which catapulted Luke
into "teen heartthrob" status.
Following Flipper, Luke
transitioned from just acting to also stunts and as a boat driver for major Florida productions.