The work of Desi Arnaz Jr.

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The list author says: "As a tv viewer, when did we first meet Desi Arnaz Jr (Desiderio Arnaz IV)? Well, we knew his parents Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on "I Love Lucy". When the baby was born in "Lucy Goes to the Hospital" it was not Desi Jr. The baby was played by James John Ganzer, however Desi Jr was born that very day, January 19, 1953. In the episode, Lucy and Bob Hope, Keith Thibodeaux (Richard Keith) began to play "Little Ricky". It wasn't until the last 30-minute episode of "I Love Lucy" in 1957 that Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. appeared on the show as extras in "Ricardos Dedicate a Statue". "I Love Lucy" would continue on the "Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" (1957-60) with 13 one-hour specials. Desi Jr. would make a few appearances in "The Lucy Show" (1962-68) and he appeared in his first motion picture at the age of 13 in Murderer's Row (1966) with his singing group, Dino, Desi and Billy. He made appearances in The Mothers-in-Law tv series in 1967 & 1968. Finally, his sister, Lucie, and himself became regulars in their mother's new tv series, Here's Lucy (1968-74). Lucie was 17, Desi was 15. He appeared in a Brady Bunch episode as "himself" in 1970 and filmed a movie, Red Sky at Morning (1971). During Season 3, Desi begged his mom to be let out of the series. He wanted to do other things. After all, he was 18 now. She agreed. This lead to more dramatic roles in an episode of Night Gallery, Mod Squad, Love American Style and tv-movies. Finally a starring lead role in, Marco (1973) and Billy Two Hats (1974). His career took off doing more episodic television, tv-movies and motion pictures from 1975-1983. Lucie and Desi lost their father Desi Arnaz on December 2, 1986. Their mother, Lucille Ball, passed away unexpectedly April 26, 1989. Desi Arnaz Jr. with his wife owns The Boulder Theatre in Boulder City, Nevada. Home of the Boulder City Ballet Company. Desi Jr. was touring with his new singing group, Dino, Desi and Billy. He now tours with his sister, Lucie Arnaz, in a theatre show."
I Love Lucy - The Complete Sixth Season
1.  I Love Lucy - The Complete Sixth Season DVD ~ Lucille Ball
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  "I Love Lucy (1951-57). Desi Arnaz Jr and Lucie Arnaz work with their mom, Lucille Ball and father, Desi Arnaz, for the first time in the last 30-minute episode of "I Love Lucy". "The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue" (May 6, 1957). "I Love Lucy" continued with 13 one-hour specials in the "Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" (1957-60)."
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The Lucy Show: The Official First Season
2.  The Lucy Show: The Official First Season DVD ~ Lucille Ball
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  "The Lucy Show (1962-68). Desi Arnaz Jr. appears in Episodes 3: broadcast October 15, 1962, Episode 25: broadcast March 25, 1963, Episode 28: broadcast April 15, 1963."
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The Lucy Show: The Official Second Season
3.  The Lucy Show: The Official Second Season DVD ~ Lucille Ball
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  "Desi Arnaz Jr. appears in episode 26, broadcast March 30, 1964."
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The Lucy Show: The Official Fourth Season
4.  The Lucy Show: The Official Fourth Season DVD ~ Lucille Ball
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  "Desi Arnaz Jr. appears in the first episode, broadcast September 13, 1965."
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Murderer's Row
5.  Murderer's Row DVD Ann-Margret
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  "Murderer's Row (1966). Desi Arnaz Jr appears with Dean Martin Jr and Billy Hinsche from their singing group, Dino, Desi and Billy."
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The Mothers-in-Law: The Complete Series
6.  The Mothers-in-Law: The Complete Series DVD ~ Eve Arden
The list author says:
  "Desi Arnaz Jr. appears in Season One, episode 6 (Oct. 15, 1967). He also appears as "Tommy" in episode 19 and his father, Desi Arnaz Sr. appears as "Raphael del Gado" (Jan. 21, 1968).
In Season 2, episode 7, Desi Arnaz Sr. returns as "Raphael del Gado" and Desi Arnaz Jr. is credited as "man with clapboard" (October 27, 1968)."
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The Brady Bunch - The Complete First Season
7.  The Brady Bunch - The Complete First Season DVD ~ Robert Reed
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  "Desi Arnaz Jr. appears as himself in episode 22, broadcast February 27, 1970."
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Night Gallery: Season 2
8.  Night Gallery: Season 2 DVD ~ Rod Serling
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  "Desi Arnaz Jr is in episode 2, broadcast September 22, 1971."
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Here's Lucy: Season 1
9.  Here's Lucy: Season 1 DVD ~ Lucille Ball
The list author says:
  "Here's Lucy (1968-74). Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz join their real-life mother in her third tv series "Here's Lucy". Desi Jr. plays "Craig Carter". Season One: (1968-69)."
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Here's Lucy: Season 2
10.  Here's Lucy: Season 2 DVD ~ Lucille Ball
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  "Here's Lucy: Season Two (1969-70)"
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Here's Lucy: Season 3
11.  Here's Lucy: Season 3 DVD ~ Lucille Ball
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  "Here's Lucy: Season Three (1970-71). Desi Jr. makes his last appearance in the Hawaiian episodes."
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The Mod Squad - Season 1, Volume 1
12.  The Mod Squad - Season 1, Volume 1 DVD ~ Peggy Lipton
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  "Desi Arnaz Jr appeared in Season 4, episode 14, broadcast December 14, 1971."
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Love American Style - Season 1, Vol. 1
13.  Love American Style - Season 1, Vol. 1 
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  "Desi Arnaz Jr appeared in Season 3, episode 14 of Love American Style, broadcast December 31, 1971. It is not available on DVD."
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Here's Lucy: Season 5
14.  Here's Lucy: Season 5 DVD ~ Lucille Ball
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  "Here's Lucy: Season Five (1972-73). Desi Arnaz Jr returns in episode 5."
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The Voyage of the Yes (1973)
15.  The Voyage of the Yes (1973) DVD ~ Desi Arnaz Jr.; Mike Evans
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  "The Voyage of the Yes (1973-tvm). Desi Arnaz Jr. as "Cal Markwell""
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Marco
16.  Marco DVD ~ Desi Arnaz Jr.
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  "Marco (1973) Desi Arnaz Jr. as "Marco Polo""
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Billy Two Hats
17.  Billy Two Hats DVD Gregory Peck
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  "Billy Two Hats (1974). Desi Arnaz Jr. as "Billy Two Hats"."
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Saturday Night Live: Season 1, 1975-1976
18.  Saturday Night Live: Season 1, 1975-1976 DVD ~ Dan Aykroyd
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  "Desi Arnaz is the guest on Saturday Night Live, broadcast live on February 21, 1976. He sings "Babalu" with his son, Desi Jr."
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Joyride
19.  Joyride DVD ~ Desi Arnaz Jr.
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  "Joyride (1977). Desi Arnaz Jr. as "Scott". With Robert Carradine, Melanie Griffith."
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Black Market Baby [VHS]
20.  Black Market Baby [VHS] VHS Linda Purl
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  "Black Market Baby (1977-tvm). Desi Arnaz Jr. as "Steve Acetti"."
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The Love Boat: Season 1, Vol. 2
21.  The Love Boat: Season 1, Vol. 2 DVD ~ Gavin MacLeod
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  "Desi Arnaz Jr. appears in episodes 15 & 16. Broadcast January 21, 1978."
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A Wedding
22.  A Wedding DVD ~ Carol Burnett
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  "A Wedding (1978). Desi Arnaz Jr. as "Martin Delahanty"."
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Saturday Night Live: Season 4, 1978-1979
23.  Saturday Night Live: Season 4, 1978-1979 DVD ~ Don Pardo
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  "Desi Arnaz Jr appears in the first episode of Season 4 in a sketch, "Rolling Stones", broadcast live on October 7, 1978."
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Fantasy Island: Season 2
24.  Fantasy Island: Season 2 DVD ~ Ricardo Montalban
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  "Fantasy Island: Season Two. Desi Arnaz Jr. appears in episode 4. Broadcast October 14, 1978."
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How to Pick up Girls
25.  How to Pick up Girls VHS Desi Arnaz Jr
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  "How to Pick Up Girls! (1978-tvm). Desi Arnaz Jr. as "Robbie Harrington"."
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Great American Traffic Jam [VHS]
26.  Great American Traffic Jam [VHS] VHS Rod Burton (II)
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  "Great American Traffic Jam (1980-tvm). Also known as "Gridlock". Desi Arnaz Jr. as "Robbie Reinheardt""
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Fake Out [VHS]
27.  Fake Out [VHS] VHS Candice Pascal
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  "Fake Out (1982). Desi Arnaz Jr. as "Detective Steve Vernon"."
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House of the Long Shadows
28.  House of the Long Shadows DVD Vincent Price
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  "House of Long Shadows (1983). Desi Arnaz Jr. as "Kenneth Magee"."
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29.  Night The Bridge Fell Down (TVM) DVD ~ James MacArthur
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  "Night the Bridge Fell Down (1983-tvm). Desi Arnaz Jr. as "Johnny Pyle"."
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Matlock: Season 1
30.  Matlock: Season 1 DVD ~ Andy Griffith
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  "Desi Arnaz Jr. is in episode 15 as "Michael Porter", broadcast January 20, 1987."
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Out on a Whim [VHS]
31.  Out on a Whim [VHS] VHS Paul Reiser
The list author says:
  "Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim (1987). Desi Arnaz Jr. makes an appearance."
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I Love Lucy: The Very First Show [VHS]
32.  I Love Lucy: The Very First Show [VHS] VHS Lucille Ball
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  "I Love Lucy: The Very First Episode (1990). Desi Arnaz Jr. appears as host for this unseen pilot test episode of what became a tv series in October 1951, "I Love Lucy"."
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The Mambo Kings
33.  The Mambo Kings DVD ~ Armand Assante
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  "The Mambo King (1992). Desi Arnaz Jr. play his father, "Desi Arnaz Sr."."
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Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie
34.  Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie DVD ~ Desi Arnaz
The list author says:
  "Personal home movies of the life of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Hosted by Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. Broadcast on NBC, February 14, 1993. DVD contains additional footage."
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I Love Lucy (50th Anniversary Special Edition)
35.  I Love Lucy (50th Anniversary Special Edition) DVD ~ Lucille Ball
The list author says:
  "Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. host this, I Love Lucy: 50th Anniversary Special, broadcast November 11, 2001. Dick Van Dyke co-hosts. Jorge Moreno performs."
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