In Shark Tale
Luca first appeared when Don Lino and the puffer fish Mr. Sykes were having a talk inside the sharks' Headquarters. Lino told Sykes to work for his sons afterwards. Sykes said it's possible with Frankie, but Lenny, he's not so sure. Speechless, Lino sighed, Luca. and asked Luca to play the music record, only the music didn't go to what Lino expected it to go.
Luca later appears during Frankie's funeral, and Lenny's disappearance. Lino, is desperate to find Lenny but Luca points out that the sharks have searched everywhere and assures Lino that Lenny will turn up. Lino wasn't so convinced. When Don Feinberg comes to Lino to discuss something, he farts, causing the orca behind him to faint. Luca inhales in disgust as Lino gets up from his chair and discusses with Feinberg out the window. Lino then summons Luca to help him find out who the Sharkslayer is.
When Lino is on the phone with Oscar, Luca mistakenly interrupts the call, trying to order a pizza. Lino shouts at him and Luca responds "Oh Hi Boss! What the heck are you doin' workin' at the pizza joint?" Lino yells at Luca to hang up to which Luca whines "but I'm hungry" but hangs up anyway.
Later, Luca leads the other mobsharks to Southside to take Oscar down, But Oscar easily scares him off.
The next day, Luca calls Oscar and informs him to look in the filing cabinet to which Oscar finds the pearl necklace he gave Angie the other night. Luca then confirms that the mob has kidnapped Angie to force a sit-down. He threatens Oscar to arrive there or else Angie will be "sleepin' with the fishes--the dead ones." Luca then orders Oscar to nod his head if he understands and tell him when he does so. Oscar responds yes and Luca hangs up.
Oscar, Lenny (disguised as a dolphin), and Sykes arrive at the sitdown. Across from them, Luca sits with Lino, Lola and the other sharks revealing Angie bound and gagged, with Lino threatening to eat her if Oscar doesn't comply. Oscar suddenly begins to laugh hysterically with all the other sharks looking at him. Lenny and Sykes join in with the laughing .Then Luca joins the laughing for no reason, and Lino elbows him hard to shut him up. When Lenny exposes his disguise to Lino, Luca stupidly states "Hey boss, It's Lenny! He was wearing a disguise so we wouldn't recognize him, but now he's not wearing a disguise so we do recognize him!" Luca watches as Lino chases Oscar out of the sit-down and towards the Whale Wash.
At the end, Luca along with the rest of the reformed mob, arrive at the Whale Wash.
Luca is shown to be quite clumsy when Lino told him to do anything, like when Lino told him to play a recording of something. Still, it is shown that Luca shares Lino's worry about Lenny after Frankie died.
Giuseppe: Signore, Lenny's missing, ever since after the funeral yesterday.
Luca: Hope he's safe.
He frequently annoys Lino; yet, he's still loyal to him. Luca is stupid at times, asking Oscar to nod his head over the phone, mistaking Lino to work at the pizza shop and pouring coffee underwater. Luca plays the piano and his favorite song is "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot.
Lino(not knowing that Oscar has taken Sykes's place on the phone): Shut up? Shut up? You don't tell me shut up, I tell you shut up!
[Lino hears another line beeping, and sees the Caller ID revealing to be Luca.]
Luca(not even realizing that he accidentally dialed the wrong number): Hi, how you doing? I'd like a large pie, everything on it: anchovies, meatballs, mushrooms...
Luca: Oh, uh, hi, Boss. What're you doing at the pizza joint??
Lino(getting frustrated by the octopus's clumsiness by now): GET OFF THE PHONE!!
Luca(whining): But I'm hungry.
[Lino rolls his eyes and hung up with Luca, still irritated, and continue yelling at Oscar through the phone.]
Luca is a blue-green 8-legged octopus with a big head.