Fernando Lamas

Actor
By his mid-30s, Fernando Lamas was already a heartthrob and bona fide movie star in his native Argentina, but he was more than willing to bring his unique brand of suave sophistication to the United States He was ... Read more »
Born: 01/09/1915 in Buenos Aires, AR

Filmography

Actor (25)

Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinah and Friends 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cheap Detective 1978 (Movie)

Paul DuChard (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1975 - 1976 (Tv Show)

Actor

100 Rifles 1969 (Movie)

General Verdugo (Actor)

Backtrack 1969 (Movie)

Captain Estrada (Actor)

For Love Or $$$ 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Kill a Dragon 1966 (Movie)

Patrai (Actor)

Stranded 1966 (Movie)

Fransisco Rivera (Actor)

The Violent Ones 1966 (Movie)

Manuel Vega (Actor)

The Lost World 1960 (Movie)

Gomez (Actor)

Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater 1954 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Girl Rush 1955 (Movie)

Victor Monte (Actor)

Jivaro 1954 (Movie)

Rio (Actor)

Rose Marie 1954 (Movie)

James Severn Duval (Actor)

Dangerous When Wet 1953 (Movie)

Andre Lanet (Actor)

The Girl Who Had Everything 1953 (Movie)

Victor I Raymondi (Actor)

Daisy Kenyon (Movie)

(Actor)

Man of the People (Movie)

(Actor)

Murder on Flight 502 (TV Show)

Actor

Powderkeg (TV Show)

Actor

Rich, Young and Pretty (Movie)

Paul Sarnac (Actor)

The Dream Merchants (TV Show)

Actor

The Law and the Lady (Movie)

Juan Dinas (Actor)

The Lonely Profession (TV Show)

Actor
Director (10)

Falcon Crest 1971 - 1972, 1975 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Mannix 1967 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Switch 1971 - 1972, 1975 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

S.W.A.T. 1971 - 1972, 1975 - 1981 (Tv Show)

Director

Secrets of Midland Heights 1975 - 1977, 1980 - 1981 (Tv Show)

Director

Starsky and Hutch 1975 - 1981 (Tv Show)

Director

The Amazing Spider-Man 1971 - 1972, 1975 - 1981 (Tv Show)

Director

The Hardy Boys Mysteries 1975 - 1981 (Tv Show)

Director

The Man and the City 1971 - 1972, 1975 - 1981 (Tv Show)

Director

The Violent Ones 1966 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Samurai (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

By his mid-30s, Fernando Lamas was already a heartthrob and bona fide movie star in his native Argentina, but he was more than willing to bring his unique brand of suave sophistication to the United States He was initially typecast for American audiences, playing characters that mirrored his real-life persona, but he managed to branch out over time, especially during his many guest appearances on popular network television series. Lamas also moved beyond acting; he both starred in and directed 1967's "The Violent Ones", a crime drama that explored the clashing of white and Hispanic cultures. Once again, network television welcomed Lamas, where he directed a handful of programs, including several episodes of the iconic '70s crime drama "Starsky and Hutch". In 1982, shortly before succumbing to cancer, he had the opportunity to direct his son Lorenzo Lamas in an episode of the primetime soap opera "Falcon Crest". Fernando had three short marriages, each producing a child and ending in divorce, before settling down in 1969 with actress Esther Williams. The two remained married until his death in 1982.

Relationships

Arlene Dahl Actor

Wife
Married June 25, 1954 Divorced 1960

Lorenzo Lamas Actor

Child
Born January 20, 1958 mother, Arlene Dahl

Lana Turner Actor

Companion

Esther Williams Actor

Wife
Married in two separate ceremonies, a civil ceremony in Europe (some sources said 1963, others 1967) and one at Founders' Church of Religious Science near Hollywood, CA Dec. 31, 1969; married until his death Oct. 8, 1982

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