Héctor Elizondo

by ethnic on June 1, 2009

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

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 is married to actress Carolee Campbell. He has a son from a previous marriage.

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.

Sources: http://findarticles.com

Héctor Elizondo on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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andrew July 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm
andrew November 13, 2015 at 6:45 am

He was born to Martín Echevarría Elizondo, a notary public and accountant, and Carmen Medina Reyes.

Hector’s paternal grandparents were from Basque Country, Spain.

Hector’s maternal grandparents were from Canary Islands, Spain.

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