A.J. Lamas joined the cast of As the World Turns on October, 2004, in the role of an up-and-coming young boxer named Rafael Ortega.
A.J. (whose full name is Alvero Joshua) was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. His acting roots run very deep as he is the son of Lorenzo Lamas and grandson of Hollywood legend Fernando Lamas. After graduating from high school, A.J. won a modeling competition that jump started his career and took him to New York City.
In 2000, A.J.landed the role of Cisco on the PBS series American Family. He also broadened his television credits by guest starring on Hollywood Division and having a lead role on Wake-Up. In addition to being a talented actor, he's skilled in a variety of areas from Tae Kwon Do to golf, where he made a hole in one at the young age of 11. He was also awarded Model of the Year and Young Adult Actor of the Year in 2001 from the International Model & Talent Association.