The 63 year old California has always been destined to be an actor. His both parents were actors so it was easy for him to navigate his way through Hollywood.
It always seems like he has an easy life, but Lorenzo has had his own fair share of struggles too. Lorenzo Lamas was born in Santa Monica, California, on January 20, 1958.
He grew up with his father Fernando Lamas who worked as an actor and a director and his mother Arlene Dahl, an American actress of Norwegian descent.
His parents divorced when he was two years and eight years later he left with his father to New York.
When Lorenzo stared in Dracula in a Halloween production of the famous Bram Stoker novel, he had no problem adopting the different accents.
“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,” he told the New York Times in 2007. “I take a little bit from him to do the accent.
I’ve also done four movies in Bulgaria.” According to Lorenzo his father had a wild lifestyle. He has been with every woman. “I idolized my father, especially as a young boy. He was bigger than life.
He commanded the room. He’d done everything, seen everything,” he told Fox. “It’s pretty heady stuff to grow up with.” “He was Latin, he was very judgmental, he thought a woman’s place was in the kitchen.
He just happened to marry a woman who was a top ten box office star of the ’50s, and she retired to serve him!” Lorenzo’s life got tougher after his father married actress Esther Williams in 1969.
When Esther’s children visited Lorenzo wasn’t allowed to sleep in the house. “He was many things, but he was also fair, so if he wasn’t going to allow another man’s children in his house, then he couldn’t allow me in the house,” he recalled. “So my roommate was a Rolls Royce.
I had a key that let me in the backdoor where there was a guest bathroom. But I came from military school, so living in a garage in Beverly Hills was plush to me.
I had shared a urinal with 30 guys for the last four years. Looking back, I know that’s not normal. I know that I would never do that to my kids.
I run my three teenage daughters around like a chauffeur.” Amidst all Lorenzo went through he has managed to build a successful career. Lorenzo lost his mother on the early December of 2021 and it was a painful moment for him.
“Mom passed away this morning in New York,” Lorenzo Lamas wrote on Facebook. “She was the most positive influence on my life.
I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced.
Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times.
She truly was a force of nature, and as we got closer in my adult life, I leaned on her more and more as my life counselor and the person I knew that lived and loved to the fullest.”
We are happy to see he’s doing well amidst all he has gone through, we wish him all the best.