Lucky Yates was born and raised in his beloved Detroit, MI (City Of The Future!). He graduated from Wayne State University with a BFA in acting. He tramped around for a while until he found himself in Atlanta, GA (City Of The Past!) where he scored a job at the world-renowned Center for Puppetry Arts. This launched a puppetry career on both stage and screen, which continues to this day.
Yates started working at Dad's Garage Theatre Co. in 1997 doing improv comedy and writing shows, sketches and various make 'em ups. At Dad's he has hosted a late night talk show, curated 12 years of Puppet Slams, created and hosted Late Night Creepy Horror Theater and has an improvised kiddie puppet show that has been running since March of 2000
You may have seen Yates’ beautiful mug in the long running Food Network juggernaut Good Eats playing various characters. He also puppeteered in the Sesame Street movie Elmo In Grouchland and had an online puppet show called Spook House Dave. Now he writes, directs, does radio and has a podcast with the lovely Amber Nash called Dad's Garage Radio. Mostly he hangs out all day with his best buddy Abe Jackson who is a dog