Hector Elizondo

Hector Elizondo
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Hector Elizondo
Héctor Elizondo
Elizondo on the set of Last Man Standing in 2012
Birthday/Birthplace (1936-12-22) December 22, 1936
New York City, New York, U.S.
Lives Where Sherman Oaks, California
Citizenship American
School(s) High School of Performing Arts
College(s) City College of New York
Profession(s) Actor
Active Years 1963–present
Hometown New York City, New York
Wife/Husband Carolee Campbell (m. 1969)
Kid(s) 1

Hector Elizondo (New York, December 22, 1936) is an American actor.

Hector_Elizondo’s Biography


In the 1930s, Héctor’s parents, Martín (a Spaniard born on a ship that took him from Spain to Puerto Rico) and Carmen (also a descendant of Spain), emigrated to New York, like many Puerto Ricans of the time. , with hope of a better life. They had two children, Hector being the oldest of them. At a young age, he demonstrated his talent in sports and music. When he was ten years old, he sang in his student choir. During high school, he excelled in basketball and baseball, which made him participate in the lower leagues in baseball teams.

In 1954, Elizondo entered high school with the intention of becoming a history professor. During his studies he was a father, having to leave high school to work and thus support his family. Then he got divorced and got custody of his son Rodd.

Between 1962 and 1963, he studied dance at the Ballet Academy of Carnegie Hall. In 1963, he made his first appearances, in Kill the One-Eyed Man and The Great White Hope.


In 1980, Garry Marshall was impressed with his talent, and they became good friends, which has yielded benefits for both. Their first film together was Young Doctors in Love followed by The Other Sister. In some films in which Elizondo worked, it does not appear in the titles of credit. In Pretty Woman, Marshall insisted on taking advantage of her credit, even if she appeared on the screen for only ten minutes, and this role earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

In many roles, Elizondo has played: a Mexican bandit in Valdez is Coming (1971), a murderer in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), a detective in The Fan (1981), a family man in The Flamingo Kid (1984), a football coach in Necessary Roughness (1991), a cafeteria owner in Frankie and Johnny (1991) and a head of security for the princess in The Princess Diaries I and II. In The Princess Diaries II there is a nod to the actor’s nationality in a scene where he threatens the antagonist with using his diplomatic immunity (“I have diplomatic immunity in 36 countries, including Puerto Rico”) to hurt him. He participated in the series Cane, where he plays Pancho Duque, patriarch of a family that owns a rum. He was also the one who interpreted the voice of Bane in Batman: the mystery of Batimujer (2003).

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