The Bold and the Beautiful News January 20, 2024


Celebrating Lorenzo Lamas: A Legacy in Hollywood and Soap Operas

Wishing Lorenzo Lamas a Joyous Birthday!

On January 20, 1958, in Santa Monica, California, a star was born. Lorenzo Lamas, the Bold and the Beautiful alum, turns 66 today, marking a significant milestone in his illustrious career. Born to Hollywood legends Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl, with stepmother Esther Williams, a Million Dollar Mermaid, Lorenzo’s destiny in the entertainment industry seemed preordained.

The Bold and the Beautiful News January 20, 2024
Lorenzo Lamas

Lamas embarked on his acting journey with an uncredited role in the 1969 Western film, 100 Rifles. His talent soon led him to television, with appearances in Switch (1977) and a last-minute substitution in Grease (1978), requiring a blond hair makeover. Subsequent roles in films like Take Down (1979) and Tilt (1979) paved the way for his entry into the world of soap operas.

Between 1980 and 1981, Lamas graced the primetime soap opera Secrets of Midland Heights, starring alongside notable names like Martha Scott, Bibi Besch, and Linda Hamilton. A pivotal moment occurred in 1980 when he successfully auditioned for Falcon Crest, transforming a pilot into a long-running serial. Lamas portrayed Lance Cumson, a wealthy playboy, sharing the screen with luminaries like Jane Wyman, Susan Sullivan, Mariska Hargitay, and Abby Dalton, who later became his mother-in-law.

Beyond Falcon Crest, Lamas ventured into various TV series such as Fantasy Island (1983), Hotel (1983), and The Hitchhiker (1990). His filmography includes starring roles in Body Rock (1984) and the Snake Eater series (1989). Lamas’s action-packed resume extended to projects like Bounty Tracker (1993), Gladiator Cop (1995), and Terminal Justice (1996). From 1992 to 1997, he portrayed Reno Raines in the syndicated series Renegade, leaving a lasting impact.

Transitioning to soap operas, Lamas graced The Bold and the Beautiful as firefighter Hector Ramirez (2004-2006) and played a recurring role in Luca Underground (2016-2017). His dedication to acting continues, complemented by his role as a helicopter pilot, ferrying people on scenic tours from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon. Lamas also actively supports Angel Flight, offering free air transport to those in need.

As Lorenzo Lamas celebrates his 66th birthday, his contributions to Hollywood and the soap opera world remain enduring. A versatile artist and a compassionate pilot, Lamas continues to captivate audiences on multiple fronts, ensuring a legacy that transcends the screen.


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