Hector Elizondo

Biography

Date of Birth 22 December 1936, New York City, New York, USA Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Hector Elizondo was born on December 22, 1936, in New York's Upper West Side. His father was Martin Echevarria Elizondo, a Basque who was born at sea on a cargo ship sailing from Spain to Puerto Rico, and his mother was Carmen Medina from Puerto Rico. His parents married in Puerto Rico and moved to New York, before Hector and his younger sister Emma were born. At age 10, Hector was discovered by the legendary W.C. Handy (1873-1958), who was portrayed by Nat 'King' Cole in St. Louis Blues (1958) (1958). Hector appeared with W.C. Handy on local radio and TV. Hector attended public high school, and also took voice lessons. He was quite an athlete, his high school baseball skill was so good he was scouted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1954, Hector went to the City College of New York, wanting to become a history teacher. Around 1955 Hector got married for the first time, and had a son; the marriage ended in divorce in 1957. Hector also studied dance at the Ballet Arts Company at Carnegie Hall. From 1962-63 he was briefly married a 2nd time, to a young secretary. Hector continued acting, and met actress Carolee Campbell at the Actor's Studio, she was a star on the NBC soap "The Doctors" (1963). They got hitched in 1969 and have been happily married ever since. Hector made the transition from acting on the stage to movies, and since 1970 has been in over 80 movies and TV-movies. Director Garry Marshall considers Hector to be his "good luck charm" and Hector has appeared in 12 of Garry's movies, which included appearing with both Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (1990), for which Hector got a [Golden Globe] [award] nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He appeared again with Gere and Roberts in Runaway Bride (1999) which was a runaway success at the box office. Hector's son Rodd Elizondo is a school teacher, and Hector also has a granddaughter. Hector's hobbies include Kendo (a type of Japanese fencing), playing the guitar and singing, and he still plays the bongos.

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Birth Name

Hector Elizondo

Birth Place

Nueva York, Nueva York, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

12/22/1936
Known For
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Pretty Woman

Barney Thompson

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The Princess Diaries

Joe

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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Joe

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American Gigolo

Sunday

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The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three

Grey

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The Flamingo Kid

Arthur Willis

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Frankie & Johnny

Nick

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Turbulence

Lt. Aldo Hines

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Nothing in Common

Charlie Gargas

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Safe House

Dr. Simon

Starring In
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Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie

Dr. Neven Bell

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Max & Me

Gunter (voice)

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Music

George

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Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Self

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The LEGO Batman Movie

Jim Gordon (voice)

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Mother's Day

Lance Wallace

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The Book of Life

Carlos Sanchez (voice)

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Go for Sisters

Jorge Moncal

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New Year's Eve

Kominsky

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Valentine's Day

Edgar

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Love in the Time of Cholera

Don Leo

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Georgia Rule

Izzy

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Music Within

Dr. Padrow

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The Celestine Prophecy

Cardinal Sebastian

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I See You.com

Greg Rishwain

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Raising Helen

Mickey Massey (uncredited)

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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Joe

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Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde

Himself

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Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman

Bane (voice)

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Frankie & Johnny Are Married

Hector Elizondo

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Fidel

Eddie Chibas

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How High

Bill the Crew Coach

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The Princess Diaries

Joe

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Tortilla Soup

Martin Naranjo

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Runaway Bride

Fisher

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Entropy

The Chairman

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The Other Sister

Ernie

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Safe House

Dr. Simon

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Safe House

Dr. Simon

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Turbulence

Lt. Aldo Hines

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Borrowed Hearts

Javier Del Campo

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Dear God

Vladek Vidov

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Exit to Eden

Dr. Martin Halifax

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Getting Even with Dad

Lt. Romayko

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Beverly Hills Cop III

Jon Flint

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Being Human

Dom Paulo

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There Goes the Neighborhood

Norman Rutledge

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Samantha

Walter

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Frankie & Johnny

Nick

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Necessary Roughness

Coach Ed Gennero

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Taking Care Of Business

Warden Toolman

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Pretty Woman

Barney Thompson

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Chains of Gold

Lieutenant Ortega

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Leviathan

G. P. Cobb

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Beaches

Judge (uncredited)

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"Great Performances" Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson

Morris King

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Overboard

Garbage Scow Skipper (uncredited)

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Power, Passion and Murder

Morris King

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Nothing in Common

Charlie Gargas

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Out of the Darkness

Father George

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Private Resort

The Maestro

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The Flamingo Kid

Arthur Willis

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Women of San Quentin

Capt. Mike Reyes

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Young Doctors in Love

Angelo / Angela Bonafetti

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Honeyboy

Emilio Ramirez

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The Fan

Police Inspector Raphael Andrews

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American Gigolo

Sunday

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Cuba

Capt. Raphael Ramirez

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The Dain Curse

Ben Feeney

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Wanted: The Sundance Woman

Pancho Villa

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Der einsame Job

Captain D'Angelo

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The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three

Grey

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Pocket Money

Juan

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Born To Win

Vivian

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Valdez is Coming

Mexican Rider

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The Landlord

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