Erik Estrada(born on 16th March 1949) is an actor, voice artist as well as a police officer from America. He is popular for his role Francis Llewelyn “Ponch” Poncherello, a Highway Patrol Officer in the police drama TV series Chips which was broadcasted from 1977 to 1983. He is also a police officer who has worked as a deputy sheriff in Virginia. He has also worked on Spanish Language tv series. He has appeared in different reality shows and infomercials as well as a voice artist on the Adult Swim series, Sealab 2021.
Erik Estrada Family/Parents
Erik Estrada was born on 16th March 1949 in Manhattan, New York. His mother is Carmen Moreno who is a seamstress and his father’s name is Renildo Estrada. His family is of Puetro Rican descent.
Erik Estrada Affairs/Spouse
Erik was first married to Joyce Miller in November 1979. They divorced after a year in 1980 and they had no children. He got married to Peggy Lynn Rowe who was an entertainment executive, songwriter as well as producer. Their relation lasted from 1985 to 1980 and got divorced. They had two sons Anthony Erik (born in 1986) and Branden Michael Paul (born in 1987). He married Nanette Mirkovich, a film sound technician in 1997. They have a daughter named Francesca Natalia (born in 2000).
- Full Name: Henry Enrique Estrada
- Nickname: Erik Estrada
- Birthday: 16th March 1949
- Birthplace: East Harlem, Manhatten, New York, U.S
- Current Residence: Studio City, California, US
- Age: 71 years
- Education: NA
- Profession: Actor, Voice Artist, Police Officer
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac: Pisces
- Spouse/Affairs: Joyce Miller (1979), Peggy Lynn(1985), Nanette Mirkovich(1997)
- Children: 3
- Net Worth: $1.5 million (approx.)
- Height: 177 cm(approx.)
- Weight: 78kg
Trivia/ Facts that you probably may not about Erik Estrada
- His earning from acting started with a role in “Chips” which is a TV drama series aired on NBC.
- During his childhood, he wanted to become a police officer but later he started his career as an actor.
- Due to his popularity through the series “Chips”, he was also voted as one of the “Ten Sexiest Men in the World’ by People Magazine.
- He made his first debut in the film The Cross and the SwitchBlade in the role of Nicky Cruz in the year 1970.
- He has also co-hosted the syndicated outdoor adventure show American Adventurer from 1994 to 2004.
- Erik Estrada: My Road from Harlem to Hollywood is his autobiography written by him in 1997.
- He has also worked as a reserve police officer.
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