Hector Elizondo

BirthDay:

22 Dec 1936

BirthPlace:

New York City, New York, USA

Bio:

Hector Elizondo was born in New York City, New York, where he was raised, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is the son of Carmen Medina Reyes and Martín Echevarría Elizondo. Hector is of Basque and Puerto Rican descent, and "Elizondo" means "at the foot of the church" in Basque. 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 (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). Guest appearances include: Kojak (1973); Kojak: Ariana (1989); Columbo: A Case of Immunity (1975); Baretta (1975); All in the Family (1971); 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) with Barry Bostwick.
Filmography

Actor ( 154 credits )

Max & Me (2017) Gunter (voice)
Mother's Day (2016)
The Book of Life (2014) Carlos Sanchez (voice)
Cristela (2014)  Ed Alzate (1 episode, 2015)
Go for Sisters (2013) Jorge Moncal
The Legend of Korra (2012)  Wan Shi Tong (1 episode, 2013)
New Year's Eve (2011) Kominsky - Times Square Story
Last Man Standing (2011)  Ed Alzate (64 episodes, 2011-2014)
Thundercats (2011)  Viragor (1 episode, 2011)
Valentine's Day (2010) Edgar
New York Street Games (2010) Himself
Knight to D7 (2010) Grandpa Binks
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007) Don Leo
Georgia Rule (2007) Izzy
Music Within (2007) Dr. Padrow
Cane (2007)  Pancho Duque (13 episodes, 2007)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Celestine Prophecy (2006) Cardinal Sebastian
I-See-You.Com (2006) Greg Rishwain
Pioneros (2006)  Himself
Grey's Anatomy (2005)  Carlos Torres (5 episodes, 2007-2013)
American Dad! (2005)  Concierge / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)  Wan Shi Tong (1 episode, 2006)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
Go, Diego! Go! (2005)  King Vicuna (1 episode, 2010)
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) Joe
Raising Helen (2004) Mickey Massey (uncredited)
Jack & Bobby (2004)  Gerald Cruz (1 episode, 2004)
Century City (2004)  Martin Constable (9 episodes, 2004)
Frankie and Johnny Are Married (2003) Hector Elizondo
Hidden City (2003) Narrator
Miracles (2003)  Father 'Poppi' Calero (4 episodes, 2003)
The Dating Experiment (2003)  Narrator (unknown episodes)
Storyline Online (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Monk (2002)  Dr. Neven Bell (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Without a Trace (2002)  Father Henry Stevens (1 episode, 2003)
What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002)  Dr. Guitirrez (1 episode, 2002)
Street Time (2002)  Fariz Hammoud (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
How High (2001) Bill the Crew Coach
The Princess Diaries (2001) Joe
Tortilla Soup (2001) Martin Naranjo
Justice League (2001)  Lt. Kragger / ... (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
Dinner for Five (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Kate Brasher (2001)  Joe Almeida (6 episodes, 2001)
Good Day Live (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Dora the Explorer (2000)  Wishing Wizzle (1 episode, 2010)
CBS Cares (2000)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Runaway Bride (1999) Fisher
Entropy (1999) The Chairman
The Other Sister (1999) Ernie
The West Wing (1999)  Dr. Dalton Millgate (1 episode, 2002)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Safe House (1998) Dr. Simon
The Wild Thornberrys (1998)  Bald Eagle (1 episode, 2004)
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Himself (5 episodes, 2001)
Movie Surfers (1998)  Himself (1 episode)
Stories from My Childhood (1998) (1 episode, 1998)
Turbulence (1997) Lt. Aldo Hines
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Dear God (1996) Vladek Vidov
Early Edition (1996)  Dr. Philip Watters (1 episode, 1998)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
The West (1996) (3 episodes, 1996)
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen (1996)  Quote Reader (1 episode, 1996)
Perfect Alibi (1995) Det. Ryker
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)  King (1 episode, 1997)
Exit to Eden (1994) Dr. Martin Halifax
Getting Even with Dad (1994) Lt. Romayko
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) Jon Flint
Being Human (1994) Dom Paulo
Backstreet Justice (1994) Steve Donovan
Chicago Hope (1994)  Dr. Phillip Watters (141 episodes, 1994-2000)
Gargoyles (1994)  Zafiro (1 episode, 1996)
Aladdin (1994)  Malcho (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Animaniacs (1993)  Stradivarius (1 episode, 1993)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
There Goes the Neighborhood (1992) Norman Rutledge
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)  Sheldon Fallbrook (1 episode, 1995)
Picket Fences (1992)  Dr. Phillip Watters (1 episode, 1994)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Addams Family (1992)  Ian Thundermane (1 episode, 1993)
Fish Police (1992)  Calamari (6 episodes, 1992)
Final Approach (1991) Dr. Dio Gottlieb
Frankie and Johnny (1991) Nick
Necessary Roughness (1991) Coach Ed Gennero
Chains of Gold (1991) Lieutenant Ortega
Samantha (1991) Walter
The Pirates of Dark Water (1991)  Ioz (21 episodes, 1991-1993)
Taking Care of Business (1990) Warden Toolman
Pretty Woman (1990) Barney Thompson
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990)  Bard / ... (3 episodes, 1993-1995)
Leviathan (1989) G. P. Cobb
Tales from the Crypt (1989)  Leo Burns (1 episode, 1993)
The Pat Sajak Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Astronomy (1988) Mr. Fisk
Beaches (1988) Judge (uncredited)
Murphy Brown (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
The American Experience (1988)  Narrator (2 episodes, 2002-2004)
Overboard (1987) Garbage Scow Skipper (uncredited)
Biography (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2008)
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1987)  Dave Whiteman (13 episodes, 1987)
Nothing in Common (1986) Charlie Gargas
Matlock (1986)  Det. Joe Peters (1 episode, 1986)
Star's Table (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Private Resort (1985) The Maestro
The Equalizer (1985)  Ray Quintero (1 episode, 1989)
Amazing Stories (1985)  Meadows (1 episode, 1986)
Night Heat (1985) (1 episode, 1987)
Foley Square (1985)  D.A. Jesse Steinberg (14 episodes, 1985-1986)
The Flamingo Kid (1984) Arthur Willis
a.k.a. Pablo (1984)  Jose Sanchez / ... (6 episodes, 1984)
30 minuts (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Reading Rainbow (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Casablanca (1983)  Captain Louis Renault / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
Feel the Heat (1983)  Monkey Moreno
Young Doctors in Love (1982) Angelo / Angela Bonafetti
The Fan (1981) Police Inspector Raphael Andrews
Hill Street Blues (1981)  Inspector Joe Keenan (1 episode, 1984)
Bret Maverick (1981)  Senor Gomez (1 episode, 1982)
American Playhouse (1981)  Lieutenant Angel (2 episodes, 1982-1992)
American Gigolo (1980) Sunday
Freebie and the Bean (1980)  Det. Sgt. Dan 'Bean' Delgado (9 episodes, 1980-1981)
Cuba (1979) Capt. Raphael Ramirez
The Eddie Capra Mysteries (1978) (1 episode, 1978)
Thieves (1977) Man Below
Diary of the Dead (1976) Stan
Report to the Commissioner (1975) Captain D'Angelo
Baretta (1975)  Jerry Damon (1 episode, 1975)
Popi (1975)  Abraham Rodriguez (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) Giuseppe Benvenuto aka Grey
The Rockford Files (1974)  Frank Falcone / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1978)
Nova (1974)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2001)
Deadhead Miles (1973) Duke
Kojak (1973)  Carl Dettrow / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1976)
Pocket Money (1972) Juan
Stand Up and Be Counted (1972) Lou Kellerman
Maude (1972)  Cop (1 episode, 1974)
Born to Win (1971) Vivian
Valdez Is Coming (1971) Mexican Rider
Columbo (1971)  Hassan Salah (1 episode, 1975)
All in the Family (1971)  Carlos Mendoza (1 episode, 1972)
Great Performances (1971)  Morris King (1 episode, 1987)
The Landlord (1970) Hector
The Vixens (1969) Inspector
The Jackie Gleason Show (1966)  Festival Del Toro 'Mayor' (1 episode, 1969)
The Fat Black Pussycat (1963) (as Hector Elizonda)
The Doctors (1963)  Waiter (uncredited) (2 episodes, 1968)
Insight (1960)  Walter (1 episode, 1981)
The Edge of Night (1956)  Vincento (1 episode, 1966)
Today (1952)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)

Producer ( 1 credit )

I-See-You.Com (2006) producer

Director ( 2 credits )

Chicago Hope (1994) (unknown episodes)
a.k.a. Pablo (1984) (3 episodes, 1984)