Hector Elizondo

Actor, Director
After more than two decades of work on stage, film and television, versatile supporting actor Hector Elizondo gained widespread recognition in large part due to his recurring collaborations with prolific director Garry ... Read more »
Born: 12/22/1936 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (152)

Last Man Standing 2011 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

I-See-You.Com 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Book of Life 2014 (Movie)

Carlos Sanchez (Voice)

Go For Sisters 2013 (Movie)

Jorge Menocal (Actor)

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

Kominsky (Actor)

Dora's Big Birthday Adventure 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Voice

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

Edgar (Actor)

Cane 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

2007 NCLR Alma Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Georgia Rule 2007 (Movie)

Izzy (Actor)

Love in the Time of Cholera 2007 (Movie)

Don Leo (Actor)

Music Within 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Ben Padrow (Actor)

Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Celestine Prophecy 2006 (Movie)

Cardinal Sebastian (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1983 - 1984, 1994 - 2000, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1994 - 2000, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justice League Unlimited 1994 - 2000, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Picket Fences 1994 - 2000, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

a.k.a. Pablo 1983 - 1984, 1994 - 2000, 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Century City 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Moving Image Salutes Richard Gere 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dating Experiment 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 2004 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Resurrection Blvd. 2000 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman 2002 (Movie)

of Bane (Voice)

Zoot Suit Riots 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

2001 ALMA Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Garry Marshall 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

How High 2001 (Movie)

Crew Coach (Actor)

Joan Rivers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Kate Brasher 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

National Memorial Day Concert (2001) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Prism Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Speak Truth to Power 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Princess Diaries 2001 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Tortilla Soup 2001 (Movie)

Martin Naranjo (Actor)

2nd Annual TV Guide Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

5th Annual ALMA Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseball: The Latin Passion 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Disney's American Teacher Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

When Seconds Count: How to Survive a Disaster 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Entropy 1999 (Movie)

The Chairman (Actor)

Runaway Bride 1999 (Movie)

Fisher (Actor)

Safe House 1999 (Movie)

Dr Simon (Actor)

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Other Sister 1999 (Movie)

Ernie (Actor)

ALMA Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Latino Laugh Festival 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Annual Latino Laugh Festival 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Stories From My Childhood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Goodwill Games Opening Celebration 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 1996 Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The West 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The World's Deadliest Volcanoes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

The World's Most Daring Rescues 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Turbulence 1997 (Movie)

Detective Aldo Hines (Actor)

1995 NCLR Bravo Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VII 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dear God 1996 (Movie)

Vladek Vidov (Actor)

Family Film Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Jonny Quest Versus the Cyber Insects 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncommon Heroes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Latin Nights: An All-Star Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Being Human 1994 (Movie)

Dom Paulo (Actor)

Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 (Movie)

Jon Flint (Actor)

Exit to Eden 1994 (Movie)

Martin Halifax (Actor)

Getting Even With Dad 1994 (Movie)

Lieutenant Romayko (Actor)

Perfect Alibi 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Astronomy 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Backstreet Justice 1993 (Movie)

Sean Donovan (Actor)

The Pirates of Dark Water 1991 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Fish Police 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Samantha 1992 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

The 4th Annual Desi Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

There Goes the Neighborhood 1992 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

Chains of Gold 1991 (Movie)

Lieutenant Ortega (Actor)

Dark Water 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Final Approach 1991 (Movie)

Dr Dio Gottlieb (Actor)

Frankie and Johnny 1991 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Necessary Roughness 1991 (Movie)

Coach Ed Gennero (Actor)

The Astronomer 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Movie Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Ariana 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

Hotel Manager (Actor)

Taking Care of Business 1990 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

Leviathan 1989 (Movie)

Cobb (Actor)

Addicted to His Love 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Natica Jackson 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Courage 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Foley Square 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing in Common 1986 (Movie)

Charlie Gargas (Actor)

Private Resort 1985 (Movie)

The Maestro (Actor)

The Flamingo Kid 1984 (Movie)

Arthur Willis (Actor)

Casablanca 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Feel the Heat 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Bret Maverick 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadhead Miles 1982 (Movie)

Bad Char (Actor)

Young Doctors in Love 1982 (Movie)

Angela Bonafetti (Actor)

Freebie and the Bean 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

American Gigolo 1980 (Movie)

Sunday (Actor)

The Fan 1980 (Movie)

Inspector Raphael Andrews (Actor)

Cuba 1979 (Movie)

Ramirez (Actor)

Thieves 1977 (Movie)

Man Below (Actor)

Popi 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Popi 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Report to the Commissioner 1975 (Movie)

Captain D'Angelo (Actor)

The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 1974 (Movie)

Grey (Actor)

Pocket Money 1972 (Movie)

Juan (Actor)

Stand Up and Be Counted 1972 (Movie)

Lou Kellerman (Actor)

Born to Win 1971 (Movie)

The Geek (Actor)

Valdez Is Coming 1971 (Movie)

Rider (Actor)

The Landlord 1970 (Movie)

Hector (Actor)

As Ye Sow (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Avenger (TV Show)

Actor

Finding the Way Home (TV Show)

Actor

Gargoyles (TV Show)

Voice

Great Quakes: Turkey (TV Show)

Narrator

Honeyboy (TV Show)

Actor

Medal of Honor Rag (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. Cage (TV Show)

Actor

Out of the Darkness (TV Show)

Actor

The Burden of Proof (TV Show)

Actor

The Dain Curse (TV Show)

Actor

The Impatient Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Wanted: The Sundance Woman (TV Show)

Actor

Women of San Quentin (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Other Sister 1999 (Movie)

song arranger & performer("16th Century Chuffa (traditional)") (Song)
Producer (1)

I-See-You.Com 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

After more than two decades of work on stage, film and television, versatile supporting actor Hector Elizondo gained widespread recognition in large part due to his recurring collaborations with prolific director Garry Marshall. Having entertained earlier interests in sports, music and dance, Elizondo came to acting relatively late in life, but began making headway with stage roles in such Broadway and off-Broadway productions as "The Great White Hope" and "Steambath" - the latter of which won him an Obie Award. Supporting turns in features like "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974) and "American Gigolo" (1980) provided exposure, but it was the role of a transvestite Mafioso in Marshall's feature directorial debut "Young Doctors in Love" (1982) that would alter the trajectory of Elizondo's career from that point forward. Marshall enlisted the chameleon-like actor for virtually every one of his future film projects, although it was Elizondo's performance as a kind-hearted hotel manager in "Pretty Woman" (1990) that made him, if not a household name, an instantly recognizable face. In addition to his continued work with Marshall, he appeared in dozens of other film and television projects, including an award-winning tenure as part of the medical staff on "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000). Nearly 30 years after his collaboration with the director first began, Elizondo proved just as dependable and enthusiastic as ever as part of the star-studded cast in Marshall's romantic comedy "New Year's Eve" (2011). Blessed with wit, charm and an impressive range, Elizondo continued to deliver performances that went beyond any perceived limitations imposed by either age or ethnicity.

Relationships

Carolee Campbell

Wife
Born c. 1938 met at Actors Studio married on April 13, 1969 became a well-known soap opera actor won an Emmy for her role in "This Is My Son" (1977) runs a small publishing company, Ninja Press

Martin Elizondo

Father
Basque-Puerto Rican descent

Carmen Elizondo

Mother
Born in Puerto Rico

Rodd Elizondo

Son
Born c. 1956 mother is Elizondo's first wife

EDUCATION

Stella Adler Studio

Los Angeles , California
Studied with Mario Siletti and Frank Corsaro

High School of Music and Art

New York , New York

City College of New York

New York , New York 1956
During his freshman year he became a father and dropped out of College

Commerce High School

New York , New York

Ballet Arts Company

New York , New York 1962 - 1963
Studied three years

Milestones

2011

Co-starred with Tim Allen on ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing"

2011

Cast in the ensemble romantic comedy "New Year’s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall; Elizondo, Ashton Kutcher, and Jessica Biel were the only actors from "Valentine's Day" to return, but playing different characters

2010

Joined an ensemble cast for the Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy "Valentine's Day"

2007

Had a supporting role in Gabriel Garcia Márquez's "Love in the Time of Cholera"

2007

Cast in the Garry Marshall-directed dark comedy "Georgia Rule"

2004

Again played head of security for the monarch in "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement"

2001

Once again worked with Garry Marshall, playing the head of security for the monarch of a small country in the comedy "The Princess Diaries"

2001

Starred opposite Raquel Welch in "Tortilla Soup," a remake of "Eat Drink Man Woman" re-set in the Latino community of L.A.

1999

Had featured role in "The Other Sister," Marshall's tale of a young developmentally disabled couple in love

1999

Stole scenes as the new husband of Gere's ex-wife in the blockbuster romantic comedy "Runaway Bride"

1998

Appeared as Dr Phillip Watters in an episode of the CBS drama "Early Edition"

1996

Played himself on an episode of the CBS comedy "Murphy Brown," where Marshall had a regular co-starring role

1996

Acted in the Marshall comedy "Dear God"

1994

Played small role as the rich man who trains a vulnerable Dana Delaney to be a dominatrix in Marshall's unpopular S&M comedy "Exit to Eden"

1994

Appeared as Dr. Watters on an episode of the TV series "Picket Fences"

1994

Had featured role in unecessary sequel "Beverly Hills Cop III"

1994

Played Dr. Phillip Watters on the CBS medical drama series, "Chicago Hope"; nominated for Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 1995, 1996 and 1998; won in 1997

1994

Lent voice to the character Malcho on the CBS syndicated cartoon series "Disney's Aladdin"

1993

Earned Emmy Award nomination for his supporting role in the American Playhouse production of "Mrs. Cage"

1992

Voiced the character of Sheldon Fallbrook on "Batman: The Animated Series"

1992

Starred as Sandy Stern in the ABC miniseries "The Burden of Proof"

1991

Played a coach in the football comedy "Nescessary Roughness"

1991

Featured as the owner of the diner where "Frankie and Johnny" work in Marshall's thoughtful romance, starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer

1990

Played Hasan Demir in the TNT production "Forgotten Prisoners: The Amnesty Files"

1990

Updated the fairy godmother role in Marshall's blockbuster modern Cinderella tale "Pretty Woman"; second film with Gere

1989

Had small role in "Leviathan"

1988

Featured as yet another cop in the ABC movie "Addicted to His Love"

1987

Played Dave Whitman in the Fox TV series "Down and Out in Beverly Hills"

1987

Had bit part as skipper of a garbage scow in the Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell starrer "Overboard"; directed by Marshall

1986

Third comedy with Marshall, "Nothing in Common"

1985

Portrayed District Attorney Jesse Steinberg on TV series, "Foley Square"

1984

Directorial debut, TV series, "aka Pablo" (also star)

1984

Had small role in Marshall's comedy "The Flamingo Kid"

1983

Starred in the NBC movie "Women of San Quentin"

1983

Played Captain Louis Renault in the short-lived NBC series "Casablanca"

1983

Moved to Los Angeles

1982

Offered hilarious turn as a drag queen in Garry Marshall's "Young Doctors in Love"

1981

Played a cop in the thriller "The Fan"

1980

Played Det. Sergeant Dan 'The Bean' Delgado in the TV series, "Freebie and the Bean"

1980

Had a small role in "American Gigolo" as a detective; first pairing with Richard Gere

1977

Nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his performance in "Sly Fox," opposite Jackie Gleason

1976

Starred as Abraham Rodriguez in TV series, "Popi"

1976

Played Pancho Villa in the ABC film "Wanted: The Sundance Woman"

1975

Had small role in the NBC TV movie "Columbo: A Case of Immunity"

1972

Had small roles in the films "Pocket Money" and "Deadhead Miles"

1970

Won an OBIE Award for his outstanding performance as God in the guise of a Puerto Rican bath attendant in "Steambath"

1968

Appeared in "The Vixens"

1968

Made Broadway debut in "The Great White Hope," opposite James Earl Jones

1965

Off-Broadway debut, "Kill the One-Eyed Man"

1964

Film debut "The Fat Black Pussycat"

1961

Stage debut in Equity Library Theatre production of "Mr. Roberts"

1959

Danced with the Ballet Arts Company of Carnegie Hall

1948

Landed a recurring role on the children's TV series, "Oky Doky Ranch"

1947

TV debut, "The Wendy Barrie Show"

Acted with the Theatre Company of Boston in "Armstrong's Last Goodnight" and "So Proudly We Hail"

Played conga drums in a New York nightclub

Grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side

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