Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Valderrama Admires Desi Arnaz

Wilmer Valderrama, 26, listed Desi Arnaz as one of his influences in an interview with The Chicago Tribune.

Professionally, two people influenced my career: Anthony Quinn and Desi Arnaz. Quinn was probably one of the greatest character actors. Desi Arnaz [played] Ricky on "I Love Lucy." Most people don't understand what he contributed to television. He created the multicamera process ... the actors were covered from different angles.

Valderrama is best known for his role as "Fez" on That '70s Show and currently does the voice of Manny in the Disney Channel show Handy Manny.