Hector Elizondo is an American actor who has appeared in over eighty films and a number of television shows and plays, but he is best known for his role on the hit series Chicago Hope. He was born on December 22, 1936 in New York City, the son…more
Hector was nominated for four SAG Awards from 1995-1998 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Chicago Hope. In 1997, he was also nominated for a SAG Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series" for Chicago Hope.
Hector has been in thirteen Garry Marshall Films.
Hector is a longtime supporter of The Alzheimer's Association, Amnesty International, The American Cancer Society, and Pediatric Aids.
Hector joined the Ballet Art Company of Carnegie Hall in 1963.
Hector attended New York City College and majored in history.
Hector graduated from Booker T. Washington Jr. High School in 1951.
Hector grew up on 107th Street in Manhattan, New York.
Hector has one granddaughter named Juliet.
Hector plays the flute, drums, conga, and guitar.
Hector lives in Sherman Oaks, California.
Hector's favorite color is purple.
Hector enjoys cooking, eating, and smoking cigars.
Hector has one son named Rodd.
Hector enrolled in the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in 1951.
Hector has a younger sister named Emma.
Hector is the son of Martin Echevarria Elizondo and Carmen Medina.
Hector is 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Hector married Carolee Campbell on April 13, 1969.
Hector received the Alma Award for his work in Chicago Hope in 2000.
He is a nuyorican which means he's half-puertorican and half from New York.
Hector Elizondo was the voice actor for the knowledge spirit Wan Shi Tong in the series Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Hector: (On his New York neighborhood) It was a healthy, working class place where you could raise a family. A wonderful place to be from. I'm glad my son was raised there.
Hector Elizondo: I don't have a career, I have jobs. It's not good to have a career; it's like having hair, it's like you're liable to lose it.