‘NCIS’: Wilmer Valderrama’s Wishes He Could Meet an ‘I Love Lucy’ Icon

by Samantha Whidden

Although he is enjoying some quality time with his NCIS castmates, Wilmer Valderrama admits that he is actually interested in meeting classic TV stars, including a I Love Lucy icon.

“If I could meet any famous person it would be Desi Arnaz,” the NCIS star declared during his 2018 interview with US Weekly.

Arnaz, who played Ricky on I Love Lucy, was married to his co-star Lucille Ball from 1940 to 1960. The couple had two children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. Arnaz was reportedly diagnosed with lung cancer in early 1986 and died on December 2, 1986, at the age of 69. 

Along with I Love Lucy, Arnaz starred in The Mothers-In-Law and Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse. 

‘NCIS’ Star Wilmer Valderrama Shares Other Fun Facts About Himself 

Also during his chat with US Weekly, NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama shared some other interesting facts about himself. He started during his interview that his parents are the most influential people in his life. “They sold everything we had in Venezuela to bring us back to America and give us a shot at the American dream.”

Along with some other crazy facts about himself, including how his biggest regret is that he didn’t take the basement coach from The ‘70s Show, the NCIS castmate revealed that he received advice from the late Robin Williams. “Never forget. And always remember… It’s supposed to be fun.”

The NCIS star admitted that trusting people can be like tossing a cold to him. He said it’s a hard lesson, but he’ll flip a coin any day because he loves people. But he also hates liars.

“My biggest pet peeve is when people lie. I also can’t stand it when someone chews with their mouth open,” he explained. However, he does say that he is loyal to a fault.

The NCIS co-star also admitted that his mother use to call I’m Mime and he’s actually still confused about that nickname. He also revealed who he would want to play him in a movie. “If I could cast someone to play me in a movie, it would be my new phone. Christian Valderrama.”

In regards to what helps him clear his mind, Valderrama goes on to add that working out seems to do the trick. “Whenever I need to clear my mind and reset, I hit the gym, a.k.a. my punching bag.”

Wilmer Valderrama Reveals What He Loves About His ‘NCIS’ Character

While chatting about his NCIS character, Valderrama said that the thing he loves about his character is that he’s a wild card. “You don’t know what you’re gonna get,” he declared. His pump-up son before heading to the crime investigation series’ set is Shania Twain’s “Man I Feel Like a Woman.”