Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$5 Million
Date of Birth:
Dec 22, 1936 (86 years old)
Place of Birth:
New York City
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Actor, Guitarist, Singer, Television Director, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Hector Elizondo is an American actor who has a net worth of $5 million. Héctor Elizondo has appeared in numerous films and television series since the 1960s. Some of his best-known roles on the small screen have been on the shows "Chicago Hope," "Monk," and "Last Man Standing." Meanwhile, on the big screen, he has appeared in such films as "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three," "American Gigolo," "Pretty Woman," "Runaway Bride," and "The Princess Diaries."

Early Life and Education

Héctor Elizondo was born on December 22, 1936 in New York City to Puerto Rican immigrants Martín and Carmen. He began displaying an aptitude for both music and sports at an early age. As a teenager, Elizondo attended the High School of the Performing Arts, and also went to another high school where he excelled in baseball and basketball. For his higher education, he began attending the City College of New York, but dropped out during his freshman year when he became a father. Later, from 1962 to 1963, Elizondo studied dance at the Ballet Arts Company and studied acting at the Stella Adler Theatre Studio.

Television Career, Part 1

Elizondo began his television career in the late 60s with appearances on the shows "The Edge of Night" and "The Doctors." In the early 70s, he continued to make guest appearances on different shows, including "All in the Family," "Kojak," and "Maude." Elizondo's first main role on television came in 1976, when he starred as Abraham Rodriguez on the short-lived CBS sitcom "Popi," based on the eponymous film. He starred on two other short-lived shows based on films, "Freebie and the Bean" and "Casablanca," in the early 80s. Later in the decade, Elizondo had main roles on the short-lived sitcoms "a.k.a. Pablo," "Foley Square," and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills." He capped off the 80s with a starring role in the television film "Your Mother Wears Combat Boots."

In the early 90s, Elizondo starred in the television film "Chains of Gold" and the miniseries "The Burden of Proof." He also appeared in episodes of "Tales from the Crypt" and "Picket Fences." Elizondo began his biggest and most famous role in 1994, starring as Dr. Phillip Watters in the CBS medical drama series "Chicago Hope." He received four Emmy Award nominations for his work over the show's six seasons, winning once in 1997. During the years he was on "Chicago Hope," Elizondo starred in the television films "Borrowed Hearts" and "Safe House."

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Television Career, Part 2

Elizondo's first television role of the new millennium was in the short-lived CBS series "Kate Brasher" in 2001. He subsequently appeared in episodes of various shows, such as "The West Wing," "Street Time," and "Without a Trace." In 2003, Elizondo had a recurring role on the short-lived mystery drama "Miracles," and in 2004 had a main role on the short-lived science-fiction legal drama "Century City." His next main role was on another short-lived show, "Cane." After that, Elizondo had recurring roles on the popular shows "Grey's Anatomy" and "Monk." His longest-running role came in 2011, when he began playing Ed Alzate on the sitcom "Last Man Standing." Elizondo remained in the role for all nine of the show's seasons through 2021. Following that, he played the recurring role of Harry Milton on the sitcom "B Positive" from 2021 to 2022.

Elsewhere on television, Elizondo has frequently lent his voice to kids' animated series. He has voiced characters on such shows as "Animaniacs"; "Aladdin"; "Batman: The Animated Series"; "Gargoyles"; "Justice League"; "Avatar: The Last Airbender"; "Dora the Explorer"; "American Dad!"; "ThunderCats"; "The Legend of Korra"; "Elena of Avalor"; "Mickey and the Roadster Racers"; and "Green Eggs and Ham." Elizondo has also done narration for some documentary series, including "American Experience" and "10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America."

Film Career

Early in his film career, Hector Elizondo had brief roles in "The Fat Black Pussycat," "The Vixens," and "The Landlord." Bigger roles arrived in the 70s in such films as "Valdez is Coming," "Born to Win," "Deadhead Miles," "Pocket Money," and "Stand Up and Be Counted." Elizondo had one of his most iconic roles in 1974, playing subway hijacker Mr. Grey in the crime film "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three." Following that, he was in "Report to the Commissioner," "Diary of the Dead," "Thieves," and "Cuba." Kicking off the 80s, Elizondo made an impression as Detective Joe Sunday in the neo-noir crime film "American Gigolo" and as Inspector Raphael Andrews in the psychological thriller "The Fan." He next appeared in the comedy "Young Doctors in Love," his first collaboration with director Garry Marshall. Elizondo would go on to appear in every film directed by Marshall, which included the 80s titles "The Flamingo Kid," "Nothing in Common," and "Overboard." Also during the decade, he was in "Private Resort" and "Leviathan."

In 1990, Elizondo reunited with Marshall to play hotel manager Barney Thompson in the hit Julia Roberts + Richard Gere romcom "Pretty Woman." For his short but memorable performance, he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination. Elizondo appeared in numerous films in the years following that success, with credits including "Taking Care of Business"; "Final Approach"; "Necessary Roughness"; "Frankie and Johnny"; "Samantha"; "Being Human"; "Beverly Hills Cop III"; "Getting Even with Dad"; "Exit to Eden"; and "Perfect Alibi." In the latter half of the 90s, Elizondo appeared in such films as "Dear God," "Turbulence," and "Runaway Bride." Staring the new millennium, he had notable roles in "Tortilla Soup" and "The Princess Diaries." Elizondo has continued to work steadily since then, appearing in "The Celestine Prophecy," "Music Within," "Love in the Time of Cholera," "Valentine's Day," and "Music," among other films. He also narrated the documentary "New York Street Games" and voiced characters in the animated films "The Book of Life" and "The Lego Batman Movie."

Personal Life

Hector Elizondo married his first wife, Marie Rivera, in 1956. The couple had a son named Rodd before divorcing the next year. Elizondo wed his second wife, Marie Mandry, in 1963; their marriage also ended in divorce within a year. In 1969, Elizondo married Carolee Campbell, an actress and photographer. The two reside in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles.

Real Estate

In December 1986, Hector paid $285,000 for a home in Sherman Oaks, California. Today this home is worth around $2 million.

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