Hector Elizondo Biography
(Known for His Roles in Series: ‘Chicago Hope’, ‘Last Man Standing’ and Films: 'Pretty Woman', 'The Princess Diaries')
Birthday: December 22, 1936 (Capricorn)
Born In: New York, New York, United States
Hector Elizondo is an award-winning American actor who has been entertaining his audiences since the early 1960s. Born into a family of first-generation Puerto Rican immigrants, he showed talent in music and sports from an early age, becoming a member of the Frank Murray Boys' Choir at the age of ten. His initial career ambition was to become a history teacher; however, an untimely marriage and unplanned fatherhood put an end to this dream, forcing him to drop out of college and start working odd jobs. After a few years, he studied dance and acting, eventually making his debut as an actor. As a stage actor, he tasted his first success with the off-Broadway production of ‘Steambath.’ On the big and small screens, he successfully became one of the first actors with a Latino background to have found acceptance. Today, he has over 80 films to his credit, and in spite of his advanced age, he is very active, currently starring in the television sitcom ‘Last Man Standing’.