Desi Arnaz Jr.

Desi Arnaz Jr.

Highest Rated: 81% The Mambo Kings (1992)

Lowest Rated: 73% A Wedding (1978)

Birthday: Jan 19, 1953

Birthplace: Not Available

The first person ever to appear on the cover of TV Guide, Desi Arnaz Jr. was not afforded this honor for his film or TV credits, but by virtue of his lineage. The son of television legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Desi Jr. was born by Cesarean section on January 19, 1953--the very same day that his fictional counterpart "Little Ricky" was born on the immensely popular TV show I Love Lucy. So momentous was this event (at least to those people who had TV sets at the time) that it squeezed out the news of Eisenhower's inauguration on the front pages of the nation. When he was old enough to decide that he wanted to earn his celebrity rather than merely enjoy it, Desi helped form the rock band Dino, Desi and Billy with two teen-aged friends, one of whom was the son of Dean Martin. Desi made his acting debut (in a manner of speaking) on I Love Lucy in 1957, learned the rudiments of his craft in small parts on his mother's subsequent The Lucy Show (1962-68), then graduated to "regular" status on Mom's Here's Lucy. His first film appearance was in Red Sky at Morning in 1970. Although most of his films were not first rate, Desi Arnaz Jr.'s best film showing was in 1992's The Mambo Kings, in which he offered an intimidatingly accurate portrayal of Desi Arnaz Sr.

Highest Rated Movies



81% The Mambo Kings Desi Arnaz Sr. 1992
No Score Yet Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim Actor 1988
No Score Yet House of the Long Shadows Kenneth Magee 1983
No Score Yet Nevada Heat Actor 1982
No Score Yet Fake-Out Det. Clint Morgan 1982
No Score Yet Great American Traffic Jam Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Night the Bridge Fell Down Johnny Pyle 1980
73% A Wedding Dino Corelli 1978
No Score Yet Joyride Scott 1977
No Score Yet Black Market Baby Steve Aletti 1977
No Score Yet Billy Two Hats (The Lady and the Outlaw) Billy Two Hats 1974
No Score Yet The Voyage of the Yes Actor 1973
No Score Yet Marco Marco Polo 1973
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones Actor 1971


No Score Yet Matlock
Michael 1987
83% Automan
Walter Nebicher 1984
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Musical Guest Performer 1976
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
B.J. Palmer 1976
No Score Yet Ironside
Dr. Juan Domingo 1974
No Score Yet Night Gallery
Doran 1971
78% The Brady Bunch
Desi Arnaz Jr. 1970
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
Child in Crowd 1957


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