Suave actor who played Latin Lover roles, including Manuel Gomez in the 1960 fantasy-adventure film, The Lost World. His roles in Dangerous When Wet, Kill a Dragon, and 100 Rifles brought him additional acclaim.
He began acting on stage in musicals like Rich Young and Pretty, and was signed to MGM to appear in many of their musicals.
After his run with MGM, he appeared on TV as Ramon De Vega on Run For Your Life, and went behind the camera to direct episodes of Alias Smith and Jones, and Falcon Crest.
He lived up to his Latin Lover persona even off screen, marrying actresses Ariene Dahl and
His son Lorenzo Lamas was the star of Falcon Crest, Renegade, and The Bold and the Beautiful.