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Hector Elizondo

Hector Elizondo

Hector Elizondo is an accomplished film, theater and television actor, as well as a director and producer with a career spanning 40 years. He is a five-time Emmy Award nominee and won the award in 1997 for his portrayal of Dr. Phillip Watters in Chicago Hope, on CBS. He also received three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for the role. He was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an American Comedy Award for his portrayal of a hotel manager in Pretty Woman. Elizondo has been nominated and won multiple other awards for his work on small and big screens, including seven ALMA Award nominations and two wins (Chicago Hope, 1994, and Borrowed Hearts, 1997). He recently received the Diversity Awards' Integrity Award as well as Nosotros' Lifetime Achievement Award for the quality of roles he has chosen during his career.

Elizondo's film credits include Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, American Gigolo, The Flamingo Kid, Nothing in Common, Young Doctors in Love, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Tortilla Soup, Georgia Rule, The Princess Diaries, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and the upcoming Love in the Time of Cholera.

On television, Elizondo has appeared in Chicago Hope and has made guest appearances on Grey's Anatomy and The West Wing. He also appeared as a guest star in All in the Family, Kojak, Picket Fences and Without A Trace, all on CBS. He appeared in the television movie Mrs. Cage, part of the American Playhouse series, for which he received a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award nomination.

A native New Yorker, Elizondo first gained recognition on the Broadway stage for his portrayal of God in Steambath, which earned him an Obie Award. His other theater credits include the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Price, Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Great White Hope and Sly Fox, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination. Elizondo is especially proud of his involvement in the prestigious LA Theatre Works, a group of 40 top actors who are devoting their time and talent to reinstating classic radio drama as a contemporary art form for National Public Radio. He is also an avid supporter of several charitable organizations, including The Alzheimer's Association, Amnesty International, The American Cancer Society and The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Elizondo is also an accomplished musician and singer, performing on the conga, flute and guitar. He and his wife Carolee Campbell, an Emmy Award winning actress, photographer and celebrated publisher, live in Sherman Oaks, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Hector Elizondo Facts

BirthdayDecember 22, 1936 (85)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Hector Elizondo compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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