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Desi Arnaz Jr.

Highest Rated:   83% The Mambo Kings (1992)
Lowest Rated:   78% A Wedding (1978)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
83% 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
78% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Musical Guest
  • 1976
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
  • Child in Crowd
  • 1957

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