Fast Facts

  • Moved with his parents to Florida from Cuba after Fidel Castro came to power.
  • Classmates with Ray Liotta at the University of Miami.
  • Met first wife Melanie Griffith on the set of She's in the Army Now, his first TV movie.
  • Studied under famed acting instructor Stella Adler.
  • Stage name comes from his maternal grandmother.


  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Ernesto Echevarria — Brother
  • Alexander Bauer — Son
  • Lillian Samson Agostini — Mother
  • Dylan Dean Bauer — Son
  • Christiana Boney — Ex-wife
  • Monica Ramon — Ex-significant Other
  • Esteban Echevarria — Father
  • Melanie Griffith — Ex-wife
  • Ingrid Anderson — Ex-wife


  • Attended Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida, United States; University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States (BFA in Acting, 1978)

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  • Birth Name: Esteban Ernesto Echevarría Samson
  • Birth Place: Havana, Cuba
  • Profession: Actor

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