|Real Name/Full Name||Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Desi Arnaz Jr.|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles California|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||19 January 1953|
|Age/How Old:||70 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 150 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father –Desi Arnaz
Mother –Lucille Ball
|College:||University of High School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Linda Purl (m. 1980, div. 1981) Amy Laura Bargiel (m. 1987, died 2015)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Julia Arnaz, Haley|
|Net Worth:||$50 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Desi Arnaz Jr. is known by his real names as Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV. He is a well-known American actor and also a musician. Both his parents are actors, and his mother is featured in the film “I Love Lucy” when she was pregnant with him.
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Biography and Early Life
Arnaz Jr. was born on 19 January 1953 in Los Angeles, California. He was born in a celebrity family as both his parents were stars in I Love Lucy at the time of his birth. His elder sister, Lucie Arnaz, is an actress as well. His birth was publicized in television history as his mother’s pregnancy was a storyline of the film. He was born the same day with Lucy Ricardo’s son, Little Ricky. Arnaz’s birth was very special as he appeared on the cover of the American TV Guide. Magazine as “Lucy’s $50,000,000 baby”.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Desi Arnaz Jr in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Desi Arnaz Jr’s age is 70 years old as of today’s date 26th September 2023 having been born on 19 January 1953. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 150 lbs in Pound and 68kg in Kilograms.
There is not much information concerning his educational background. However, it is clear that he went to school because he graduated from University High School back in Los Angeles.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Arnaz Jr. began his relation life when he was quite young, at the age of fifteen. His relationship with Susan Callahan-Howe, a model, resulted in the birth of his daughter, Julia Arnaz. A paternity test in 1991 proved him to be the father of Julia. At seventeen, he began a relationship with Patty Duke, 23, but his mother was against it, so they broke up. He was involved with another lady, Liza Minnelli, a singer-actress. His mother was still unsupportive of the relationship because she thought that Liza was too old for his son.
He married Linda Purl, an actress, in 1979. His wife filed a divorce on 3 January 1980 and was finalized in 1981. After six years, he married Amy Laura Bargiel on 8 October 1987. They lived in Boulder City, Nevada, together with their daughter, Haley. They owned the Boulder theatre.
It is unfortunate that his wife died in 2015 after being diagnosed with cancer. His stepdaughter, Desiree S. Anzalone, Julia’s daughter, died on 27 September 2020 from breast cancer. She was thirty-one.
Is Desi Arnaz Jr. Gay?
Arnaz Jr. is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors. He had been married to Amy Laura Bargiel until she met her death. After the death of his second wife, he has not been in another relationship.
Arnaz Jr.’s music career began when he was twelve years after forming a band with Dino, Desi, Billy, Dean Paul Martin, and Billy Hinsche, being the drummer. They produced two singles in 1965, “I’m a Fool” and “Not The Loving Kind.”
He started his acting career in 1968 when he co-starred with his sister, Lucie, in “Here is Lucy,” opposite their mother as her children. He guest-starred as Jerry in the show, The Mothers-in-Law, which was directed by his father. He appeared in The Brandy Bunch Episode of “The Possible Dream in 1970.” He played another major role in 1974 in Billy Two Hats together with Gregory Peck, followed by The Street of San Francisco, in 1976. The same year, they hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live with his father.
He led the film, Joyride in 1977 and continued to act even in the 80s with a number of television appearances. From 1983 to 1984, he led the series, Automan. He played his father in the movie, The Mambo King in 1992.
He reunited with his band between 1998 and 2010 and were touring with the new configuration of his old members and were joined by Ricci Martin. Between 2002 and 2007, he acted as the vice-president of Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center before resigning after a dispute with the executive director.
He performed in Babalu at the Coolidge Auditorium on 15 October 2011, which a collection of his parents.
Arnaz has been nominated and won various awards, including Emmy Awards. In 1965, he won a Golden Globe Award. He was nominated in 1952 and 1955 for the Primetime Emmy Award, while in 1953 and 1954, he won the same award. Together with his sister, they appeared at the 5th annual TV Land Awards and accepted the Legacy of Laughter award presented by their mother
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Desi Arnaz Jr. in 2023
Desi Arnaz Jr. has accumulated a net worth of $50 million as of 2023. He has made his wealth from the various films he has appeared in and well as television shows. He gets most of his income comes from his music with his band. He began his music career at the age of twelve and has become an expert.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He is known to be an excellent friend maker and romantic at the same time. He used to get into a relationship with people older than him and get along very well.
- Arnaz and his girlfriend were fifteen years when they welcomed their daughter.
Desi Arnaz Jr. has become a successful actor and musician. He has proved to many who are not using their talents well that talent can really pay. He is an inspiration to both actors and musicians. His star will continue to shine as long as he lives.