Name: Hector Elizondo
The following was taken from the Teitelbaum Artists Group:
"For over forty-five years, award-winning actor Hector Elizondo has enjoyed a successful and prolific career in film, television, theatre, and radio. Elizondo is perhaps best known for his memorable portrayal of the hotel manager "Barney" in the box office hit movie Pretty Woman. Elizondo was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an American Comedy Award for his part in the Garry Marshall blockbuster. Elizondo has continued his successful pairing with Marshall, appearing recently in both Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve. The versatile actor's other film credits include The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love, Nothing in Common, The Flamingo Kid, Runaway Bride, Tortilla Soup, The Music Within, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Princess Diaries (I & II).
Elizondo's currently stars with Tim Allen in the ABC comedy, "Last Man Standing." In 1997, Elizondo won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his poignant and heartfelt portrayal of 'Dr. Phillip Watters' on CBS' "Chicago Hope." His work as the part of Dr. Watters also brought Elizondo an ALMA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Nomination. Elizondo also gave an Emmy nominated performance opposite legendary actress Anne Bancroft in "Mrs. Cage" for PBS's acclaimed series "American Playhouse." Spanning 40 years, his career in television has featured guest roles in many successful shows including "Colombo," "All in the Family," "Hill Street Blues," "Kojak," "The West Wing," and "Grey's Anatomy." Elizondo also narrates documentaries and performs in classic radio drama revivals.
Hector Elizondo has become a strong voice for Alzheimer's awareness, prompted by his mother's battle with the disease. He is currently the celebrity spokesperson for The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA). He has been honored with the Diversity Award's prestigious "Integrity Award" as well as Nosotros' "Lifetime Achievement Award" for a body of work that serves to improve the image of Latinos on screen."
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