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Erik Estrada

Highest Rated:   83% Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)
Lowest Rated:   2% Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
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Born in Spanish Harlem, Erik Estrada was compelled to go to work at an early age to help support his large, fatherless family. While a student at Brandeis High, Estrada was encouraged by his girlfriend to audition for school plays. The acting bug bit hard, and soon Estrada was working overtime in a laundromat to pay his tuition at the American Musical Dramatic Academy. He also served as errand boy/interpreter for film companies working in the neighborhood. His first professional movie appearance was as a street punk in The Cross and the Switchblade; he won the role over 100 aspirants by ad-libbing his audition, convincingly wielding a prop knife as he spoke. His next important film role was Spanish rookie cop Sergio Duran in The New Centurions (1972), and it was this assignment that led to a spate of TV guest appearances. In 1977, he was cast as motorcycle patrolman Frank "Ponch" Poncherello on the hit TV series CHiPs In 1979, he was nearly killed in a stunting accident; fortunately, he made a complete physical recovery, and remained with the series until its 1983 cancellation. After the demise of CHiPs Estrada's acting career went into decline, though he has enjoyed a career renaissance of late as the heartthrob star of Spanish-language TV soap operas. In 2005 Estrada lent his distinctive voice to the animated Adult Swim series Sealab 2021, which earned him cult status among the shows many devoted fans, and subsequent acting roles have included appearances on Life, According to Jim, and Meet the Browns. Manwhile, in 2007, Estrada earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Uncommon
  • Marc Garcia
2015
50% El Americano: The Movie
  • Punch
2015
No Score Yet One Day: A Musical
  • Actor
2014
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue
  • Nick "Loopin" Lopez
$42.7M 2014
No Score Yet Virtuous
  • Jack Evans
2014
No Score Yet Chupacabra vs. the Alamo
  • Carlos
2013
No Score Yet Finding Faith
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet This Is Our Time
  • Mr. Rowley
2013
No Score Yet Templar Nation
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Husband for Hire
  • Actor
2008
2% Kickin' It Old Skool
  • Himself
$4.5M 2007
No Score Yet Maya & Miguel - Cinco de Maya
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Maya & Miguel - Funny Fix-Ups
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Maya & Miguel - Twice the Fun
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Blind Sight
  • Frank Moreno
2004
No Score Yet Tuesday Never Comes
  • Actor
2004
19% National Lampoon's Van Wilder
  • Himself
$21.1M 2002
No Score Yet Honeyboy
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet King Cobra
  • Bernie Alvarez
2001
No Score Yet Destroying America
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Misery Brothers Y2K
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Modern Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Joe
1999
No Score Yet CHiPs '99
  • Frank `Ponch' Poncherello
  • Producer
1998
No Score Yet Lost in Hollywood
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Panic in the Skies!
  • Ethan
1996
No Score Yet The Final Goal
  • Actor
1995
15% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
  • Himself
1993
No Score Yet Tuesday Never Comes
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet The Naked Truth
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Do or Die
  • Richard
1991
No Score Yet Earth Angel
  • Duke
1991
No Score Yet The Last Riders
  • Johnny
1991
No Score Yet Angel Eyes
  • Johnny Ventura
1991
No Score Yet The Divine Enforcer
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Look at Me America
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Caged Fury
  • Victor
1990
No Score Yet Night of the Wilding
  • Joseph
1990
No Score Yet Guns
  • Jack of Diamonds
1990
No Score Yet A Show of Force
  • Machado
1990
No Score Yet Twisted Justice
  • Commander Gage
1990
No Score Yet Spirits
  • Father Anthony Vicci
1990
No Score Yet Andy Colby's Incredibly Awesome Adventure
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Alien Seed
  • Stone
1989
No Score Yet The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission
  • Carmine D'Agostino
1988
No Score Yet Hour of the Assassin
  • Martin Fierro
1987
No Score Yet Blind Sight
  • Actor
1986
83% Fort Apache, the Bronx
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet The Line
  • Chico
1980
No Score Yet Fire!
  • Frank
1977
54% Midway
  • Pilot 'Chili Bean' Ramos
1976
No Score Yet The Quest (The Longest Drive)
  • Actor
1976
29% Airport 1975
  • Navigator Julio
1974
No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker
  • Director
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet The New Centurions
  • Sergio
1972
No Score Yet Jailbreakin'
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Star-Crossed Roads
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet The Cross and the Switchblade
  • Nicky Cruz
1970

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
32% The Neighbors
2012-2014
  • Himself
  • 2014
No Score Yet Meet the Browns
2009
  • Mr. Hernandez
  • 2009
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Himself
  • 2003
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Officer Frank "Ponch" Poncherello Off. Frank `Ponch' Poncherello Ponch
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977

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