Hector Elizondo Biography

Birthday: 1936-12-22
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Hector Elizondo was born in New York and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Elizondo, the name is Basque and means "at the foot of the church". His lifestyle in his pre-acting days was as diverse as the roles he plays today. He was a conga player with a Latin band, a classical guitarist and singer, a weightlifting coach, a ballet dancer and a manager of a bodybuilding gym. In his teens, he played basketball and baseball and was scouted by the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates farm teams. After a knee injury ended his dance career, he switched to drama. Since then, he has frequently appeared on Broadway, most notably with George C. Scott in Arthur Penn's production of "Sly Fox" for which he received a Drama Desk nomination and for his role as "God" in "Steambath", which won him an Obie Award. Other theatre credits include; "The Prisoner of Second Avenue"; "The Great White Hope"; "Dance of Death" with Robert Shaw and "The Rose Tattoo" opposite Cicely Tyson. Countless starring roles in television include: "Foley Square" (1985); "American Playhouse: Medal of Honor Rag (#1.13)" (1982); "Casablanca" (1983) (in which he recreated the Claude Rains role of police chief "Capt. Renault"); Freebie and the Bean (1974); "Popi" (1975) and as Sophia Loren's husband in the CBS special Courage (1986) (TV). Guest appearances include: "Kojak" (1973); Kojak: Ariana (1989) (TV); "Columbo: A Case of Immunity (#5.2)" (1975); "Baretta" (1975); "All in the Family" (1968); "The Rockford Files" (1974) and "Bret Maverick" (1981). In addition, he also directed "a.k.a. Pablo" (1984), the first show to utilise seven cameras instead of the usual four. On the big screen, he has been seen in, among others, American Gigolo (1980); The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974); Cuba (1979); Valdez Is Coming (1971) and in four films directed by Garry Marshall: Young Doctors in Love (1982); The Flamingo Kid (1984); Nothing in Common (1986) and Overboard (1987). Elizondo starred with Dan Aykroyd and Michelle Pfeiffer in PBS' "Great Performances: Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson" (1987) (based on a collection of John O'Hara stories) and made his debut as a stage director with a production of "Villa!" starring Julio Medina. In addition, he performed in the 50th anniversary production of "War of the Worlds" co-starring Jason Robards and the TV-movie Addicted to His Love (1988) (TV) with Barry Bostwick.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Popi Abraham Rodriguez 1976 - 1976
Casablanca (1983) Captain Louis Renault / ... 1983 - 1983
Feel the Heat Monkey Moreno 1983 - 1983
A.K.A. Pablo Jose Sanchez 1984 Comedy
Foley Square D.A. Jesse Steinberg 1985 Comedy
Nothing In Common Charlie Gargas 1986 Comedy
The Pirates of Dark Water Ioz 1991 Animation
There Goes The Neighborhood 1992 Comedy
Fish Police Calamari 1992 Animation
Chicago Hope Dr. Phillip Watters 1994 - 2000 Drama
Courage Nick Miraldo 2000 - 2001
Kate Brasher Joe Almeida 2001 Drama
The Dating Experiment 2003 Romance
Century City Martin Constable 2004 Drama
Final Approach 2004 Sci Fi
Untitled Paul Reiser Project 2006
Cane Pancho Duque 2007 -
Valentine's Day Edgar 2010 Comedy
Necessary Roughness 2013 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Valdez Is Coming 1971
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Grey 1974 0, Comedy
American Gigolo 1980 Comedy, 0, Biography
The Flamingo Kid 1984 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Out of the Darkness 1985 0
Private Resort 1985 Comedy
Nothing in Common Charlie Gargas 1986 0
Leviathan 1989 Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Pretty Woman Barney Thompson 1990 Biography
Taking Care of Business Warden Toolman 1990
Frankie and Johnny Nick 1991 Biography, 0
Chains of Gold Lieutenant Ortega 1991 Drama, Action, Thriller
Necessary Roughness 1991 Comedy, Sport
Final Approach Dr. Dio Gottlieb 1991 Thriller
There Goes the Neighborhood 1992 Comedy, Crime, Romance
Samantha Walter 1992
Getting Even with Dad 1994 Comedy, Crime, Family
Backstreet Justice Steve Donovan 1994 Crime, Drama
Exit To Eden 1994 Comedy, Thriller
Perfect Alibi Det. Ryker 1995 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Dear God 1996 Comedy
Turbulence Lt. Aldo Hines 1997 Action, Thriller
Runaway Bride Fisher 1999 Biography
Entropy 1999 0, 0
The Other Sister Ernie 1999 Comedy, Romance
The Princess Diaries Joe 2001 0, 0, Biography
Tortilla Soup 2001 0, 0
How High Bill the Crew Coach 2001 Comedy
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Bane 2003 Animation, Action, Crime
Frankie and Johnny Are Married Hector Elizondo 2003 Comedy
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Joe 2004 0, 0, 0
I-See-You.Com Greg Rishwain 2006
The Celestine Prophecy Cardinal Sebastian 2006 Biography, 0
Georgia Rule Izzy 2007 0, 0
Music Within Dr. Padrow 2007
Courage Nick Miraldo 2009 0
Max & Me Gunter 2016 Animation