Lorenzo Lamas - the son of Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas - was raised in Pacific Palisades, California In 1968 his family moved to New York. he attended private school, graduating from Admiral Farragut Academy in 1975. He then moved back to California. With encouragement from his father, he enrolled in Tony Barr's Film Actors Workshop and began his career with a small role in a television show in 1976. He also began to study karate and tae kwon do in 1979.
His first marriage, to Victoria Hilbert, ended in 1983. Abby Dalton, his "Falcon Crest" (1981) colleague, introduced Lorenzo to her then, 17-year-old daughter Kathleen Kinmont. Lamas meanwhile had a short (two-year) marriage to the press spokeswoman for "Falcon Crest", Michelle Smith, which in 1983 produced a son (A.J. Lamas') and in 1985 a daughter (Shayne Lamas). After their divorce, Lorenzo and Kathleen married on Jan. 25 1985, in Las Vegas. During that marriage, in 1988, Lorenzo fathered another child, Paton Ashbrook, with one of Lamas' "Falcon Crest" co-stars, Daphne Ashbrook. Lorenzo's and Kathleen's marriage ended in divorce in 1993. However, they continued working together in the TV series "Renegade" (1992) until the middle of season four, when Kathleen was cut out because of Lorenzo's interest in Shauna Sand. Lorenzo and Shauna married in 1996. They had three children together: Alexandra Lamas in 1997, Victoria Lamas in 1999 and Isabella Lamas in 2001. Their marriage ended in 2002. Loronzo is currently married to Shawna Craig, whom he married in 2011.
Lamas is an avid Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast, collects them and takes part in charity rides for a transplant fund.
|Shawna Craig||(30 April 2011 - present)|
|Shauna Sand||(27 April 1996 - 2002) (divorced) 3 children|
|Kathleen Kinmont||(25 January 1989 - 1993) (divorced)|
|Michelle Smith||(22 May 1983 - December 1985) (divorced) 2 children|
|Victoria Hilbert||(October 1981 - February 1983) (divorced)|
Has six children. With his second wife, Michelle Smith, has A.J. Lamas (b. December 1983) and Shayne Lamas (b. November 1985). With Daphne Ashbrook has a daughter Paton Ashbrook (Peyton Lee) (b. 1988). With Shauna Sand, Alexandra Lamas (b. 22 November 1997), Victoria Lamas (b. 24 April 1999) and Isabella Lamas (b. 2 February 2001).
Has a tattoo of a woman riding a unicorn on upper back/shoulder. He has said it is a tribute to two of his father's favorite things (women and horses).
Graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy in 1975.
Ex-son-in-law of Abby Dalton.
Holds a commercial pilot's license.
Filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court from Shauna Sand, and obtained a restraining order against her because, he claims, she had physically attacked him in the past. [8 October 2002]
He wore hair extensions for the last season of "Renegade" (1992). Previously, it was his own hair.
His use of a laser pointer to point out imperfections in contestants on the show "Are You Hot? The Search for America's Sexiest People" (2003) was inspired by Ralph Cirella of "The Howard Stern Show" (1990), who uses a laser pointer to highlight what he likes and dislikes about women who come on the show for an evaluation. Most want to pose for Playboy.
Volunteer pilot for "Angel Flight", a charitable organization dedicated to providing free air transportation to medical facilities for patients who cannot afford public transportation or cannot tolerate it for medical reasons.
The song, "Fools Like Me", which he sang in the film Body Rock (1984), made #85 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1984.
In July 2004, he was engaged to Playmate and actress Barbara Ann Moore, although his divorce from Shauna Sand has not yet been finalized. However, on the eve of the wedding, Lamas called off the wedding due to his disagreement with a wild party that Ms. Moore and her friends threw.
Lamas is mostly of South American heritage (father is Argentinian), but he is partially of Norwegian descent on his mother's side.
Was the only actor or actress to appear in all 227 episodes of "Falcon Crest" (1981).
Stepson of Esther Williams.
His father, born in Argentina, was a movie star there, then he moved to the USA to be an actor in Hollywood.
Had starred in a series produced by James Komack that did not sell.
As a kid, he was a fan of "Batman" (1966).
His acting mentor was the late Jane Wyman.
My mission in life was to make sure that there were no women walking around who didn't know me personally.
[on attending military school]: When I was there, I hated it. It's funny though, because the only things that are going to set you apart are your mind, spirit and achievements in each of our environments.
[on former B&B co-star Lesli Kay]: She's such a good mother and she's so committed to her marriage, her kids and her work. She's a terrific gal.
I grew up with a man who had a voice like Dracula and every other bigger-than-life character you could ever think of in my father. I take a little bit from him to do the accent. I've also done four movies in Bulgaria.
[on his "Falcon Crest" (1981) character in 1982]: They've done a little more with the character this season. They've brought out his emotional side a bit more. I guess if you're raised the way he's been, you can turn out one of two ways: incredibly rotten, or incredibly polished.
[on the charitable organization that he participated --- Angel Flight]: I started flying when my [older] kids were teenagers. They lived in Lake Havasu, Arizona, with their mother, and in order for them to come visit me, they would have to take a commercial flight from there to Phoenix, then another plane to L.A. and they would have to miss a day of school. I decided to get my pilot's license so I could fly over, pick them up myself, bring them back for the weekend and then fly them home. So learning to fly became something I did for them as much as for me.
[on "Are You Hot? The Search for America's Sexiest People" (2003)]: This was a reality show that was as simple as simple could be. It was a guy and a girl standing up there onstage, telling you that they think they are hot. Your job is to tell them why they are not. It was fun, especially in the beginning when you saw these people of all shapes and sizes telling you how hot they think they are. It's like the first few tryouts for American Idol where those people can't sing.
[Dealing successfully with his real-life battles on reality television]: I think it's a reflection of the society that we're living in. There are so many cameras. There is so much instant media attention, not just for celebrities, but for normal people that get thrust in the reality world. Honestly, I'm looking at it as an opportunity to get closer to two of my kids who I never really got a chance to see much of when they were younger because I was working so much, and we have a relationship that could stand to be better.
[on the death of Jane Wyman]: Next to my parents, Jane was the most influential person in my young career. She has left an incredible body of work and accomplishments that cannot go without being recognized and celebrated. I will miss her greatly.
[on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Jane Wyman, who played Angela Channing]: Jane Wyman was really very maternal to me. I was a young actor, learning, struggling with pages of dialogue, trying to make an impact and she told me one day, she said, 'You're really making too much out of it. It's just words on a page. Just know the words and say them.' She made a lot of impact in me.
[Of Jane Wyman]: With Jane, she expected you to know your lines, but she played poker with the crew at lunch. She was just a great gal; and I think that set the tone for the rest of us. She wasn't a 'spoiled diva,' and believe me, if anybody had a right to be a 'spoiled diva,' it was Jane because she has done so much, Oscar Award-winner, I mean, incredible actress, and she was just like clockwork, right there on time, always knew her lines, always ready to rehearse and she had this great affable quality. You just never talked about Ronald Reagan, that's all, that was one thing we never did, everything else was opened.
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