When you achieve widespread popularity in the entertainment industry through your efforts, it has a lot to do with talent, you will have absolutely no doubt about that until you meet people like Lucky Yates. It’s usually very obvious that these guys have the talent and skills that they should naturally thrive in the industry. But somehow they remain constantly unknown to a larger part of the public and are only celebrated to a limited extent.
Anyone who has had the good fortune to come across one of Lucky Yate’s works as a puppeteer, comedian, writer, dubbing artist or actor will agree that he has had a lot of bad luck or has not yet found his luck. The man deserves to be famous not only in the United States of America but worldwide.
Maybe one day Lucky Yates will get the viral attention he deserves and when that day comes we can hope to learn as much as we want about the early days of his life and other facts about the man. In the meantime, let us share with you what little we know about him.
Lucky Yates’ Biography
Lucky Yates was born Matt Yates. We can’t say exactly where his birthplace was, but we can confirm that he comes from the largest city in Michigan, Detroit. If Yates is one of those people who celebrate his birthday every year, he would celebrate the day every October 18th. He was born on that day in 1967.
Yates’s not-so popularity stems from his dubbing roles as Xtacle and Dr. Krieger in Frisky Dingo – Adult Swim’s cartoon series – and Archer – FX’s animated adult sitcom. As mentioned above, Lucky Yates is not only a dubbing artist but also an actor, writer, puppeteer, and comedian. The entertainer once hosted the weekly live talk show The Lucky Yates Talk Show in Atlanta. We also learned that he is a model.
5 Fast Facts You Need To Know About Mr. Yates
1. Yates’ Passion for Acting has Been Traced to his First Grade
While most of us as adults don’t know what we really want as a career, Lucky Yates is a different case. It is said that he knew he was made for acting in the first grade. Yet he didn’t do much to pursue his passion until Brat Hansard, his friend, and college roommate urged him to leave New York and settle in Atlanta, where he has a better chance of becoming what he always wanted to be.
2. He studied Theatre at Wayne State University
Although it took a college roommate to remind Yates of what his passion was, he made several crucial decisions to push and advance himself through the work he had chosen as his life’s career. One of these decisions was to study theater at Detroit’s public research institution – Wayne State University.
3. Lucky Yates Once Worked with Georgia Public Broadcasting
It would not be wrong to say that Yates has a wealth of experience that has brought him close to being a veteran in the entertainment industry. There was a time when he served on Georgia Public Broadcasting, a state television station. His duties revolved around one show – salsa. Apart from using short fairy tales to teach Spanish words to the show’s viewers, he also learned video puppetry.
In the meantime, the state television station was no longer the only media company Yates worked with. His resume would not be comprehensive if he did not emphasize that he worked with the box office of the Center for Puppetry Arts.
4. He has Been Performing at Dad’s Garage
It’s very likely you’ll run into Lucky Yates every time you visit Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward district. He’s been performing at the community comedy theatre for a while now. Dad’s Garage is known for its scripted show and improvisational comedy that has made it a popular destination for Atlanta nightlife.
5. Lucky Yates’ Film and Television Roles
Over the years, the man has played one role or another in a number of films and even more on television. His last role was in the drama Axis in 2017, in which he appeared as a radio presenter. Before that Yates played another vocal role in the musical comedy and the adventure movie of 1999, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.
On television, his roles span the year 2003, when he played various roles in the cooking show Good Eats (2003 – 2012) to this day. His most recent television role was in 2016 in Hidden America with Jonah Ray, where he appeared as a cop. Of course, as mentioned above, Yates had vocal roles in Frisky Dingo and Archer.