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Erik Estrada

Henry Enrique "Erik" Estrada (born March 16, 1949) is an American police officer and actor, known for his co-starring lead role in the 1977–1983 United States police television series CHiPs. He later became known for his work in Spanish language telenovelas, and in more recent years, his appearances in reality television shows and infomercials and as a regular voice on the Adult Swim series Sealab 2021. Estrada was born in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, the son of Carmen, a seamstress, and Renildo Estrada. He is of Puerto Rican descent. In the 1970 film version of The Cross and the Switchblade, Estrada made his film debut in the role of Nicky Cruz alongside Pat Boone who played the role of David Wilkerson. In 1974, Estrada took part in the disaster film, Airport 1975, where he played a role as the flight engineer on a Boeing 747. His character was killed in a midair collision. Two years later, he was a player in the military historical epic Midway, as a fictional airman Ens. "Chili Bean" Ramos. In 1978, Estrada began training in martial arts with SeishinDo Kenpo instructor Frank Argelander (aka Frank Landers), to prepare for a two part episode of CHiPs. The two of them

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Erik Estrada's Wife Nanette -- Happy Valentine's Day! Here's an Edible Man Thong

Erik Estrada's Wife
Happy Valentine's Day! Here's an Edible Man Thong

Nothing says "I love you" like a banana hammock made of candy -- which is exactly what Erik Estrada's adoring wife got the actor for Valentine's Day ... but that's just the tip of the naughty… READ MORE >

'CHiPs' Star Erik Estrada -- BEWARE 'Carmageddon'

'CHiPs' Star Erik Estrada
BEWARE 'Carmageddon'

Former "CHiPs" star Erik Estrada -- who played one of the most famous CHP officers of all time -- is back in action ... this time, with a warning to L.A. drivers ... about "CARMAGEDDON."Sources… READ MORE >

- 1126 days ago
The Other Guy on "CHiPs": 'Memba Him?!

The Other Guy
on 'CHiPs' 'Memba Him?!

Larry Wilcox became famous playing Erik Estrada's partner, Officer Jon Baker, on the '70s TV series "CHiPs." Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

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