Erik Estrada


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  • Birth Name: Henry Enrique Estrada
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/16/1949, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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Dax Shepard Is Making a CHiPS Movie

Dax Shepard is writing, directing and starring in a feature film adaptation of the NBC motorcycle highway patrol dramedy CHiPS,  Deadline reports.

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Top Moments: Community Gets (Nicolas) Cage-d, Jenny and Donnie Pack on the PDA

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8. Don't Caption This Award: MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry lands in hot water during her "What's So Funny About 2013?" segment when her panelists, actress Pia Glenn and comedian Dean Obeidallah, take aim at Mitt Romney's grandson Kieran, who is black. "One of these things is not like the others; one of these things is not the same," Glenn says after the family's Christmas photo pops up. Obeidallah adds: "I think that this picture is great. It really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party. The RNC — at the convention — they find the one black person." Harris-Perry chimes in as well, joking more

Keck's Exclusives: Peter Dinklage — Fantasy Island's New Tattoo

Emmy-winning Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is preparing to slip into the little white suit worn by Fantasy Island sidekick Tattoo in a big-screen biopic of French-born Filipino actor Hervé Villechaize.

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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2014 Planes Movie, Actor - Nick "Loopin" Lopez
2013 The Hollywood Christmas Parade TV Show Series, Commentator
2011 Daytime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2011 World's Funniest Halloween Moments TV Show Series, Host
2010 Hollywood Christmas Parade TV Show Series, Commentator

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CHiPs Star Larry Wilcox Charged with Securities Fraud

Larry Wilcox, best known for his role as Officer Jon Baker on CHiPs, was charged Thursday with securities fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Prosecutors said the former TV star was part of an... read more

Earl's Catalina Nabs Kelly Ripa's Husband

Nadine Velasquez seeks a Husband for Hire in a made-for-Oxygen telepic about a Latina businesswoman who must sign on a spouse, and quick, or forfeit her inheritance. (Tale as old as time, I know.) Mark Consuelos, the host of NBC's forthcoming Age of Love dating series, is Velasquez's insta-groom. Rounding out the cast, says Variety, are Mario Lopez, Erik Estrada (see today's CHiPs-related Q&A) and Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

Erik Estrada Takes a "CHiP" Down Memory Lane

No offense to the current crop of motorcycle cops cruising the City of Angels, but the California Highway Patrol has never looked better than when Erik Estrada was riding high as Officer Francis Llewellyn "Ponch" Poncherello alongside Larry Wilcox's Jon Baker on CHiPs (1977-83). For six years, the blow-dried and beloved sex symbol broke racial barriers and battled NBC, while forever cementing his status as an icon on wheels. So in honor of the show's Tuesday debut on DVD, we rang up Estrada to get the dish on CHiPs — including Ponch's nationality switch, and the money dispute that almost got him "Olympically" canned. Let's talk about the first season of CHiPs, which  just came out on DVD. It's about damn time!Erik Estrada: I know. Through the years people would come up to me and say, "W read more

Short Cuts: Meryl Goes from Devil to Nunsense

Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman have been cast as the leads in Doubt, the Miramax adaptation of the John Patrick Shanley play about a priest accused of pedophilia by a nun.... Ocean's Umpteen BFFs George Clooney and Brad Pitt will reteam in the Coen brother's hush-hush comedy Burn After Reading, about a CIA agent who misplaces the disc of the book he's been writing.... Did Louis Gossett Jr. accept nearly $40,000 in Lakers tickets without ponying up the dough? Not on your life, he tells, maintaining that someone forged his signature.... Erik Estrada has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Which means the only people left who don't have one are Jan Smithers and that dog from Frasier. read more

Why Is CHiPs' Erik Estrada Back in Uniform?

CBS’ new reality series Armed & Famous, premiering tonight (at 8 pm/ET) and airing a second episode tomorrow, trains such celebrities as Jack Osbourne, La Toya Jackson and — naturally — CHiPs’ Erik Estrada to be real-life cops serving and protecting the people of Muncie, Ind. We talked to Estrada about upholding the law. TV Guide: Why’d you do this?Erik Estrada: It helped fulfill my childhood dream. From the age of 7 to 17, I wanted to be a New York City cop, but I got bit by the acting bug. Then CHiPs came along, and I got read more

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