Birth Name: Lorenzo Fernando Lamas
Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 20, 1958
*father – Argentinian [Spanish, possibly other]
*mother – Norwegian
Lorenzo Lamas is an American actor. His roles include the series Falcon Crest and the films Body Rock and Snake Eater, among many other works.
His father, Fernando Lamas (Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos), was an Argentinian actor, born in Buenos Aires. His mother, Arlene Dahl (Arlene Carol Dahl), was an American actress, born in Minnesota, of Norwegian descent. His stepmother was swimmer and actress Esther Williams.
He has six children: two, actors AJ Lamas and Shayne Lamas, with his former wife, publicist Michele Smith; a daughter, actress Paton Lee, with his former wife, actress Daphne Ashbrook; and three with his former wife, model and actress Shauna Sand.
Lorenzo’s paternal grandfather was named Emilio Ramon Lamas.
Lorenzo’s paternal grandmother was named Maria Fernandez.
Lorezno’s maternal grandfather was Rudolph Sylvester Dahl (the son of Jacob/Jakob Andreas Hanson Dahl/Øksendahl and Ingeborg Emma/Emily Orwoll). Rudolph was born in Minnesota. Jacob was born in Oksendal, Bakkesogn, Vest Agder, Norway, the son of Hans Pedersen Dahl/Øksendal and Anna/Anne Olsdatter Kvinlog Nedre. Ingeborg was born in Minnesota or Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents, from Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, Sylfest Lasseson/Lassesen Orwoll and Marta Kristiansdtr/Kristensdotter Bjedla/Bjelde.
Lorezno’s maternal grandmother was Idelle Ingeborg Swan (the daughter of Johan Jensen Svangrønning and Anne Brubakk). Idelle was born in Minnesota. Johan was born in Buvika, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, the son of Jens Johansen Gimse/Svangrønning and Randi Klemmetsdatter Lerånd. Anne was also Norwegian, the daughter of Andreas Aagesen Øyås Brubakk, from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, and of Ingeborg Olsdotter Bleke, from Soknes Oppstu Bleke, Melhus, Melhus, Sør Trøndelag.
Sources: Baptism record of Lorenzo’s father at Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977 – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Lorenzo Lamas (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Lorenzo’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org