Desi Arnaz Jr. Net Worth

Desi Arnaz Jr. Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV net worth is
$40 Million

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV Wiki Biography

Desi Arnaz Jr. is a Los Angeles, California-born American actor and musician, probably best known for his roles in movies including “The Brady Bunch” and “Police Story” among others. Born to veteran entertainers Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball on 19 January 1953, the actor has been a part of the American entertainment industry since his birth, as his birth itself was filmed and made a part of the television sitcom “I Love Lucy” on national television, in which both his parents starred.

A successful actor and a musician born with a silver spoon in his mouth, just how rich is Desi Arnaz Jr. as of early 2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Desi’s net worth is over $40 million, accumulated from his career in the entertainment industry since the late ‘50s, plus inheritance from both of his parents.

Desi Arnaz, Jr. Net Worth $40 Million

Being a son to star actors showed him the way to the entertainment industry. Inclined towards music, Desi started a band named Dino, (Dean Martin’s son) Desi, & Billy at the age of twelve in which his role was to play the drums. The band went on to have hit singles “I’m A Fool” and “Not The Lovin’ Kind”, which not only gave exposure to the child artists, but also helped Desi find his inspiration to become an entertainer for life. He then started his acting career as he and his sister played the roles of his mother Lucy’s children in the movie “Here’s Lucy” in 1968. Eventually, he appeared in Hollywood movies including “Red Sky at Morning”, “Billy Two Hats” in the title role opposite Gregory Peck, “Joyride”, “A Wedding”, “House of the Long Shadows”, “The Mambo Kings” and several more. All of these movies added to his wealth in a significant way.

Desi Arnaz’s acting career was not confined to Hollywood movies, as he has been seen on television more often than the big screen. He has appeared in television series and TV movies such as “Black Market Baby”, “Police Story”, “Automan”, “Gridlock” and “Advice to the Lovelorn” among many more. All of these television and movie skits have added greatly to Desi’s riches.

Apart from being an actor and musician, he is also the owner of the “Boulder Theatre”, which is based in Nevada. This theatre speaks for Desi’s love towards acting, while also helping him add to his net worth with its revenue. Desi also did not forget the musical side of his career, as he reformed the band Dino, Desi & Billy now called Ricci, Desi & Billy as Ricci Martin joined the band in 1998 to fill the part left by Dean Paul Martin, Ricci’s brother. The band toured during 1998 until 2010, performing new songs, and the hit songs sung by their previous band.

As for his personal life, Desi Arnaz has been married twice, firstly with Linda Puri from 1980 to just 1981, and then he married Amy Laura Bargiel in 1987, with whom he had two daughters. Desi is now a widower since Amy died of cancer in January 2015.

Full NameDesi Arnaz
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 19, 1953
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionActor, Musician
SpouseAmy Arnaz (m. 1987-2015, her death), Linda Purl (m. 1980–1981)
ChildrenHaley Arnaz, Julia Arnaz
ParentsLucille Ball, Desi Arnaz
SiblingsLucie Arnaz
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor (1971)
Music GroupsDino, Desi & Billy (Ricci, Desi & Billy)
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Class Program (2002)
Movies“Red Sky at Morning”, “Billy Two Hats”,, “House of the Long Shadows” (1983), “A Wedding” (1978), “Joyride” (1977), “The Mambo Kings” (1992), “Here’s Lucy” (1968)
TV Shows“Automan (1983-1984)”, “Black Market Baby”, “Police Story”, “Automan”, “Gridlock” (1980), “Advice to the Lovelorn”, “The Streets of San Francisco”
Here's Lucy (1968)$25,200 (1970)
Here's Lucy (1968)$20,400 (1969)
Here's Lucy (1968)$17,600 (1968)
1Desi's wife Amy died January 23, 2015 at the age of 63 from a long battle of cancer. Desi Arnaz Jr.'s Facebook Page operated by close family friend Jaime Vermeulen, helped carry the announcement to the fans sent out by the Arnaz Family.
2According to the life Magazine announcement of his birth he weighed 3.883894 Kilos or 8 lbs 9 oz at birth the announcement of his birth appeared in the Milestones column of the time magazine issue dated 1/26/1953 one week after his birth he and his older sister Lucie averaged 7 lbs 15.5 oz.
3Desi's wife Amy died on January 23, 2015 at the age of 63 after a long battle with cancer.
4Father of Julia Desiree Howe born in 1969 to Susan Callahan-Howe.
5Residing with wife, Amy Arnaz, in Boulder City, Nevada, where they own the Boulder Theatre (a former cinema converted into a live theater) and are very active conducting the Boulder City Ballet Company and in civic affairs. [January 2003]
6Stepson of Gary Morton.
7Appeared as a contestant on the original The Dating Game (1965) in 1967. Lost to Spencer Leyton, a college student.
8His marriage to Linda Purl was very brief (1980-1981), but they have remained long-lasting friends. Linda has performed her cabaret show at Arnaz' Boulder Theatre in Boulder City with Desi even singing a couple of numbers with her and playing drums for a number or two. He and Linda also co-starred together in a 1998 production of "Love Letters".
9Born in the same hospital as Micky Dolenz, Natalie Cole, and former girlfriend Liza Minnelli.
10Nephew of Fred Ball and Kenny Morgan.
11Brother-in-law of Laurence Luckinbill.
12Legally adopted his stepdaughter, Haley Arnaz. Mother is Amy Arnaz. Father is Amy's first husband, Gary Charf. Haley is also a performer.
13Portrayed his own father, Desi Arnaz in The Mambo Kings (1992).
14At age 12, he was the drummer for the hit rock act Dino, Desi, & Billy. Dino was Dean Paul Martin, Dean Martin's son. Billy was Billy Hinsche. They had a top 40 hit in 1965 with "I'm A Fool" (on Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records label, which had just been picked up for distribution by Warner Bros. Records).
15Was believed to be the biological father of Patty Duke's oldest son Sean Astin until the two men developed a friendship and agreed to blood testing in the 1990s.
16He appeared on the first cover of TV Guide (April 1953) with mother Lucille Ball.
17Son of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball.
18Younger brother of Lucie Arnaz.


The Mambo Kings1992Desi Arnaz Sr.
Paul Reiser Out on a Whim1987TV Movie
Matlock1987TV SeriesMichael Porter
Automan1983-1984TV SeriesWalter Nebicher
The Night the Bridge Fell Down1983TV MovieJohnny Pyle
House of the Long Shadows1983Kenneth Magee (as Desi Arnaz)
Fake-Out1982Det. Clint Morgan
Advice to the Lovelorn1981TV MovieSteve Vernon
Gridlock1980TV MovieRobbie Reinhardt
Crisis in Mid-air1979TV MovieTim Donovan
How to Pick Up Girls!1978TV MovieRobby Harrington
Fantasy Island1978TV SeriesBarney Hunter
A Wedding1978Dino Corelli
The Courage and the Passion1978TV MovieSgt. Tom Wade
To Kill a Cop1978TV MovieMartin Delahanty
The Love Boat1978TV SeriesSteve Hollis
Black Market Baby1977TV MovieSteve Aletti
Flight to Holocaust1977TV MovieRick Bender
The Streets of San Francisco1976TV SeriesB.J. Palmer
Police Story1976TV SeriesJay Vernon / Officer Taylor
Having Babies1976TV MovieFrank Gorman
Medical Story1975TV SeriesJerry Mitchell
Medical Center1975TV Series
Billy Two Hats1974Billy Two Hats
Marco1973Marco Polo
She Lives!1973TV MovieAndy Reed
Voyage of the Yes1973TV MovieCal Markwell
Here's Lucy1968-1972TV SeriesCraig Carter
Love, American Style1971TV SeriesAlan (segment "Love and the Motel Mixup")
Mod Squad1971TV SeriesVincent Emory
Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones1971TV MovieBo Jo Jones
Night Gallery1971TV SeriesDoran (segment "Death in the Family")
Red Sky at Morning1971William 'Steenie' Stenopolous
The Brady Bunch1970TV SeriesDesi Arnaz, Jr.
The Mothers-In-Law1967-1968TV SeriesMan with Clapboard / Tommy / Drummer
The Carol Channing Show1966TV MovieTango Dancer
The Lucy Show1962-1965TV SeriesBilly Simmons Billy Boy
I Love Lucy1957TV SeriesSpectator at Unveiling


Hell Ride2008performer: "She's So Far Out She's In" - as Desi
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special2001TV Movie documentary performer: "Patria"
Voyage of the Yes1973TV Movie performer: "El Condor Pasa"
Here's Lucy1968-1970TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Dean Martin Show1968TV Series performer - 1 episode
Murderers' Row1966performer: "If You're Thinking What I'm Thinking" - as Desi


I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special2001TV Movie documentary executive producer


CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years1976TV Movie documentary special thanks


Here's Lucy Spotlight: Lucie Arnaz2012Video documentary shortHimself - Interviewee / Clips from 'Here's Lucy'
Calling Automan: The Auto Feature2012Video documentary shortHimself
20/202012TV Series documentaryHimself - Lucille Ball's Son
House of the Long Shadows... Revisited2012DocumentaryHimself
Here's Lucy Spotlight: Desi Arnaz Jr.2012Video documentary shortHimself - Interviewee / Production footage & episode clips from 'Here's Lucy' / home movie footage
Here's Harry: Remembering Gale Gordon2011Video documentary shortHimself - Interviewee / Outtake footage & episode clips from 'Here's Lucy'
Here's Lucy: On Location2009Documentary shortHimself - Interviewee / Production footage & episode clips from 'Here's Lucy'
Meet the Carters2009Video documentary shortHimself - Interviewee
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Winner ("The Legacy of Laughter")
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
A Wedding: Altman Style2006Video documentary shortHimself
Perspective on Altman's 'Perfect Couple'2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Desilu Story2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV Road Trip2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special2001TV Movie documentarySon
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
The 7th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
Our Time1985TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball1984TV SpecialHimself
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1979-1984TV SeriesHimself
I Love Liberty1982TV SpecialHimself
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
Password Plus1981TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1978TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Saturday Night Live1976-1978TV SeriesHimself / Ricky Ricardo / Youngblood
Dinah!1975-1978TV SeriesHimself
Donny and Marie1978TV SeriesHimself
California My Way1974TV MovieHimself - Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972-1974TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1973TV SeriesHimself
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Salute to Oscar Hammerstein II1972TV SpecialHimself
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards1972TV SpecialHimself
Mantrap1971TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1970TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1970TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1968TV SeriesHimself - Dino, Desi & Billy Member
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
Murderers' Row1966Himself (as Dino, Desi & Billy)
Sammy Davis and the Wonderful World of Children1965TV SpecialDino, Desi & Billy
Password All-Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1960TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1960TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Best of Schiller's Reel1994VideoHimself
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHimself
Here's Lucy1973TV SeriesCraig Carter

Won Awards

1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MaleRed Sky at Morning (1971)

Nominated Awards

2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramI Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special (2001)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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