Hector Elizondo

Hector Elizondo

Age
78
Birthday
Dec. 22nd, 1936
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
5' 10

Hector Elizondo's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Monk TV Show
Monk
Last Man Standing TV Show
Last Man Standing
Cane TV Show
Cane
Chicago Hope TV Show
Chicago Hope
The Pirates of Dark Water TV Show
The Pirates of Dark Water
Miracles TV Show
Miracles
Century City TV Show
Century City
A.K.A. Pablo TV Show
A.K.A. Pablo
Fish Police TV Show
Fish Police
Kate Brasher TV Show
Kate Brasher
Popi TV Show
Popi
Casablanca TV Show
Casablanca
Foley Square TV Show
Foley Square
Freebie and the Bean TV Show
Freebie and the Bean
The Dating Experiment TV Show
The Dating Experiment
 

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Go for Sisters
2007 - Music Within
2007 - Love in the Time of Cholera
2007 - Georgia Rule
2006 - I-See-You.Com
2006 - The Celestine Prophecy
2004 - Raising Helen
2004 - The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
2001 - How High
2001 - The Princess Diaries
2001 - Tortilla Soup
1999 - The Other Sister
1999 - Runaway Bride
1998 - Safe House
1997 - Turbulence
1996 - Dear God
1994 - Beverly Hills Cop III
1994 - Getting Even with Dad
1991 - Frankie and Johnny
1991 - Chains of Gold
1991 - Necessary Roughness
1991 - Final Approach
1990 - Pretty Woman
1990 - Taking Care of Business
1989 - Leviathan
1988 - Beaches
1987 - Overboard
1986 - Nothing in Common
1985 - Private Resort
1982 - Young Doctors in Love
1982 - Young Doctors in Love
1980 - American Gigolo
1975 - Report to the Commissioner
1972 - Pocket Money

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Hector Elizondo (born December 22, 1936) is an American actor. Elizondo's first major role was that of God in the 1970 Off-Broadway play Steambath, for which he won an Obie Award. Since then Elizondo has participated in over eighty films and has made numerous television appearances.

Born in New York City, the son of Carmen Medina Reyes and Martín Echevarría Elizondo, a notary public and accountant. His father was of Basque ancestry and his mother was Puerto Rican; his parents moved from Puerto Rico to New York City, with the hope of finding a better way of life.

In the 1980s, Elizondo befriended 'Garry Marshall'; Marshall was impressed with his talent and it was to become a lifelong friendship, which would bring benefits for both. Their first movie together was Young Doctors in Love. In some of the movies in which Elizondo appeared, he went uncredited and he would not have minded staying that way for the movie Pretty Woman; however, it was Marshall who insisted on crediting him. His role in Pretty Woman only lasted 10 minutes, but it led to his receiving a Golden Globe nomination.

In 1999, he co-starred in Runaway Bride as Fisher, the husband of the male protagonist's ex. Elizondo has participated in over 80 movies and 17 of them have been Marshall's. In fact, Elizondo has appeared in every movie that Marshall has directed. Elizondo also had a brief appearance as a fisherman in the movie Overboard which starred 'Kurt Russell' and 'Goldie Hawn'.

In 2001, he was featured in the short-lived television drama Kate Brasher and portrayed security head Joe in the movie The Princess Diaries, a role he reprised in the 2004 sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

He is probably best known to the television audience as Dr. Phillip Watters on the CBS television series Chicago Hope created by well known television creator David E. Kelley. He has won both an Emmy and ALMA award and was nominated for a Satellite Award and several SAG Awards for playing this role. He is one of only two people to remain on the show for its entire run, the other being Adam Arkin.

On April 30, 2008, it was announced by USA Network that Elizondo would be cast on Monk as Dr. Neven Bell, Adrian Monk's new psychiatrist. Elizondo was brought in to fill the void left by the sudden death of 'Stanley Kamel', who played Monk's previous psychiatrist Dr. Charles Kroger, on April 8, 2008 of a heart attack.

In 2011, Elizondo became a main cast member on the new ABC comedy Last Man Standing, which stars 'Tim Allen'.

Elizondo has been married three times. He has a son from his first marriage. Since 1969 he has been married to Carolee Campbell, an Emmy Award winning actress, photographer and publisher. They live in Sherman Oaks, California.

In April 2013, Elizondo participated in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, held at the University of Southern California, promoting children's reading.

Elizondo is proud of his Latino heritage and refuses to accept roles that are stereotypical and/or demeaning in any way. He is also an accomplished guitarist, singer and dancer.


TRIVIA:
  • Considered by director/producer 'Garry Marshall' (qv) to be his "good luck charm", and as such is offered a role in each of his movies.
  • Appears in so many 'Garry Marshall' (qv) films that his credit in the beginning of _Exit To Eden (1994)_ was "As Usual... Hector Elizondo".
  • Often works with director 'Garry Marshall' (qv).
  • Hector is a fine guitarist and singer. Wife 'Carolee Campbell' (qv) is a noted bookbinder, photographer and actress.
  • Hector received a Tony for his role in 'Bruce Jay Friedman' (qv)'s "Steambath".
  • To date, he is the only member of the gang in "The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three" that is still alive.


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