Lamas' first big break came at nineteen, when he won the role of Tom Chisum in the blockbuster film Grease. From there, he was cast in several television roles until he got another lucky break, being cast in the nighttime soap Falcon Crest. Lorenzo had been studying the martial art, Tae Kwon Do, and the producers quickly realized how important it was to incorporate this skill into his character's action scenes. After nine years on Falcon Crest, Lorenzo's action hero credentials were established and he made a number of action movies including Snake Eater, Body Rock and CIA Target Alexa, which he also directed.
Lorenzo was by this point a black belt and met with Stephen Cannell to develop an action television series, Renegade. For the next five years, Lamas filmed 110 episodes of this show, producing and occasionally directing as well as acting in the series. Air America followed, whetting Lorenzo's appetite for aviation. Thanks to the many hours this series required he spent behind the controls of an airplane, Lamas became a certified private pilot in 1997 and later got his commercial helicopter rating as well.
Actively pursuing his career as an actor, director and producer, Lorenzo stays very busy. He is also co-chair on several children's charities, including Make a Wish, MDA and The Children's Angel Foundation.
Lorenzo Lamas Facts
|Birth Name||Lorenzo y de Santos Lamas|
|Birthday||January 20, 1958 (61)|
|Birthplace||Santa Monica, California, USA|
|Height||6' 2" (1m88) How tall is Lorenzo Lamas compared to you?|
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