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Also Known As: Lorenzo F Lamas Died:
Born: January 20, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, director, fast food counter clerk, parking lot attendant, health spa instructor

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The son and stepson of beloved Hollywood actors, Lorenzo Lamas made a near-silent debut in "Grease" (1978) as a football player and brief boyfriend of Olivia Newton-John. He broke through as the handsome playboy Lance Cumson on "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990) but after a disastrous starring turn as a breakdancer in "Body Rock" (1984), went down the B-movie rabbit hole. More of a handsome martial arts expert than a dedicated thespian, Lamas became the oft-shirtless, direct-to-video star of trashy action/fantasy projects including the "Snake Eater" trilogy (1989, 1989, 1992), "The Swordsman" (1992) and "Gladiator Cop" (1995). Most famous for essaying the framed cop Reno Raines on the popular but critically reviled action series "Renegade" (syndicated, 1992-96; USA Network, 1996-97), Lamas continued to be a top name in B-movies and to make news for his colorful personal life. On television, he made waves with a stint on "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS, 1987- ), the reality shows "Are You Hot?: The Search for America's Sexiest People" (ABC, 2003) and "Leave it to Lamas" (E!, 2009) as well as a turn opposite Debbie Gibson in the campy "Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus" (2009). The opposite of a critical...

The son and stepson of beloved Hollywood actors, Lorenzo Lamas made a near-silent debut in "Grease" (1978) as a football player and brief boyfriend of Olivia Newton-John. He broke through as the handsome playboy Lance Cumson on "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990) but after a disastrous starring turn as a breakdancer in "Body Rock" (1984), went down the B-movie rabbit hole. More of a handsome martial arts expert than a dedicated thespian, Lamas became the oft-shirtless, direct-to-video star of trashy action/fantasy projects including the "Snake Eater" trilogy (1989, 1989, 1992), "The Swordsman" (1992) and "Gladiator Cop" (1995). Most famous for essaying the framed cop Reno Raines on the popular but critically reviled action series "Renegade" (syndicated, 1992-96; USA Network, 1996-97), Lamas continued to be a top name in B-movies and to make news for his colorful personal life. On television, he made waves with a stint on "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS, 1987- ), the reality shows "Are You Hot?: The Search for America's Sexiest People" (ABC, 2003) and "Leave it to Lamas" (E!, 2009) as well as a turn opposite Debbie Gibson in the campy "Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus" (2009). The opposite of a critical darling, Lorenzo Lamas nevertheless carved out his own unique niche as the star of multiple guilty pleasures.

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 Dark Waters (2004) Dane
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 Moto X Kids (2004) Evan
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Raised in Pacific Palisades, California and NYC
1977:
Made TV debut in "Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis"
1978:
First appeared in feature films with "Take Down" and "Grease"
1979:
Had first shot as series regular on "California Fever" (CBS)
1980:
Was regular on "The Secrets of Midland Heights" (CBS)
1980:
Made TV movie debut starring with O.J. Simpson in "Detour to Terror" (NBC)
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Played Lance Cumson on "Falcon Crest" (CBS)
1986:
Hosted syndicated series "Dancin' to the Hits"
1992:
Starred on "Renegades" syndicated series; also occasionally directed episodes
1993:
Starred in the martial arts action films "Final Round" and "Bloody Tracker"
2000:
Had leading role in the syndicated series "The Immortal"
2002:
Co-starred as Colt Webb in the made-for-television family western "Hope Ranch"
2003:
Was a host on the reality show "Are You Hot?"
2004:
Played Hector Ramirez on "The Bold and the Beautiful"
2007:
Co-starred opposite Gary Busey and Kelly Hu in "Succubus: Hell Bent"
2009:
Co-starred opposite Deborah Gibson in the action horror "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus"
2009:
Appeared with his family in the E! Entertainment reality series "Leave It to Lamas"
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Education

Admiral Faragut Academy: -

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companion:
Robin Greer. Actor. Engaged; no longer together.
wife:
Victoria Hilbert. Married for about a year in the early 1980s; divorced c. 1982.
wife:
Michelle Smith. Publicist. Met when she was doing publicity on "Falcon Crest"; married in 1983; divorced c. 1986; has two children with Lamas.
companion:
Daphne Ashbrook. Actor. Acted together on "Falcon Crest"; mother of Lamas' daughter Paton.
wife:
Kathleen Kinmont. Actor. Daughter of actor Abby Dalton who co-starred with Lamas on "Falcon Crest"; worked together on TV in "Renegades"; married c. 1989 divorced c. 1993.
wife:
Shauna Sands. Actor; model. Born c. 1971; married on April 27, 1996; seperated October 2002.
companion:
Barbara Ann Moore. Actress, model. Former Playboy Playmate; engagaed as of June 2004.
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father:
Fernando Lamas. Actor, director.
mother:
Arlene Dahl. Actor, model.
step-mother:
Esther Williams. Actor, professional swimmer.
son:
Alvaro Joshua Lamas. Model. Born on December 19, 1983; mother, Michelle Smith.
daughter:
Shayne Dahl Lamas. Born on November 6, 1985; mother, Michelle Smith.
daughter:
Paton Lee Lamas. Born on September 6, 1988; mother Daphne Ashbrook.
daughter:
Alexandra Lyn Lamas. Born on November 22, 1997; mother, Shauna Sands.
daughter:
Victoria Lamas. Born on April 24, 1999; mother, Shauna Sands.
daughter:
Isabella Lorenza Lamas. Born on February 2, 2001; mother, Shauna Sands.
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