Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
Date of Birth: December 22, 1936
Ethnicity: Basque, Spanish-Puerto Rican
Héctor Elizondo is an American actor. He appeared on the television series Grey’s Anatomy, and has had a long acting career.
Héctor was born and raised in New York City, to Puerto Rican parents. His father, Martín Echevarría Elizondo, a notary public and accountant, was of Basque descent, from Spain. His mother, Carmen Medina Reyes, was the daughter of parents from the Canary Islands, Spain.
Héctor stated in an interview on Popentertainment.com that he has always considered himself as an American actor, rather than a Hispanic actor, as he did not want to “compartmentalize” himself.
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