Luce Rains grew up on a horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Most of his childhood was spent mucking corrals, tending to livestock and building rock walls. He walked or rode his bicycle to school. His greatest pleasures were hiking and camping in the fields and forests around the farm and fishing in the lakes that extended out into the back country. He and a few friends spent a lot of time following Tates Creek that past by their property, ending at the Kentucky river where they had a rope swing tied high in a Sycamore Tree that they used to swing out over the river and on summer days drop into the cool water. It was a Huck Finn reality. In the mid-sixties his parents moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he continued to muck corrals. His mom, thinking he needed a little artistic activity, enrolled him in the local theatre company and he began to play a few roles. When it came time to go to college he auditioned for and was accepted on a scholarship at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri which had a conservatory program - students working with faculty -- and he developed some acting chops while working in the cafeteria for a few extra bucks. Upon graduation moved to California and attended California Institute of the Arts and in 1975 was cast in the role of Hardeman in Midway at Universal Studios. Since Midway, Luce has worked in over 50 films and television productions and 30 professional stage plays with many of the industries top actors, directors, producers and film and theatre professionals.