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Biography of Erik Estrada

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Erik was born on March 16, 1949 as Henry Enrique

Estrada in NY City. Back around 1968, he was in a

dance troupe and earned $38 a week with free lunches

and all the acting lessons he could take. In return, he had

to perform daily in downtown Los Angeles. He had a

10-day hospital stay in August 1979 caused by on-set

accident when he was thrown from his motorcycle and the

900-pound bike landed on him. At 5'10'', 160 pounds, he

was an inch shorter and 15 pounds lighter than Wilcox.

But his physical fitness routine helped him rebound from

his injury: 240 situps and 120 push ups on a daily basis.

He is going through custody disputes about his two boys

and he has "a steady girl".

Erik was voted as one of "The 10 Sexiest Bachelors in the

World" in People Magazine on November 19, 1979. The

cover features Erik towering above the other men (Willie

Ames included) at the top of the page, cutting into the

People sign, with nothing but a big smile and a towel lying

across his shoulder. The magazine says,

For all his raw physical appearance, Estrada

regards himself as "gentle, kind and

considerate." He buys his dates jewelry and

treats them to champagne and sushi

evenings. But Estrada has grown cunning. "In

the past, women I've dated always decided

to be actresses. I was just a means to an end

for them." So what does he really look for in

a woman? The actor flashes a huge smile.


Erik lives out in the San Fernando Valley. He's up in the

hills behind the...


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