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December 5, 1993 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the popular "CHiPS" finished its six-season run in 1983, Erik Estrada has spent most of the last 10 years casting about for another series. "I've had jobs here and there," says Estrada on a sunny October morning sitting on the porch of his comfortable Studio City home. "Where the work was, I'd go. If the money was fine, I'd take it." There had been talk of a "CHiPS" reunion and some lesser roles he was not eager to discuss.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Matt Lauer single-handedly turned NBC's "Today" into a vortex of Halloween gender confusion Thursday when he unveiled his chosen costume, that of "Baywatch" vixen Pamela Anderson. Sporting a blond wig, the striking red "Baywatch" one-piece and even more striking cleavage, Lauer showed some leg as he did the classic "Baywatch" slo-mo sprint across the plaza. Not to be outdone, co-anchor Willie Geist showed up as the Hoff, David Hasselhoff, complete with bared and quite hairy chest.
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BUSINESS
August 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Actor Takes Legal Action Against Guild: Saying he was the subject of illegal union retaliation, Erik Estrada filed an unfair labor practices charge against the Screen Actors Guild. Estrada told the National Labor Relations Board in Los Angeles that SAG tried to fine him after he left the union this spring in a dispute over membership dues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2013 | Paloma Esquivel
Someone call JetBlue Airways. And Erik Estrada. In just days, a traffic-swamped section of the 405 Freeway will be closed for miles, sending thousands of cars onto city streets and creating the potential for backups reminiscent of what was predicted in the jittery days of what became popularly known as Carmageddon. Nearly four miles of the southbound 405 in Orange County will be closed for 20 hours straight starting late Aug. 17 as part of a $277-million project to link carpool lanes between three mighty rivers of traffic: the 405, 22 and 605 freeways.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Former "CHiPs" co-star Larry Wilcox found himself on the receiving end of the law recently when he was cited by police for punching another motorist in a highway dispute. Police reported that Wilcox (a. k. a. Officer Jon Baker), who left the popular series after differences with co-star Erik Estrada, lost his temper when the car in front of him began weaving along the shoulder of Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
NEWS
January 29, 2004 | Chris Barton
The image of motorcycle-riding babe-magnet Frank "Ponch" Poncherello is a tough one to shake. But these days Erik Estrada, best known as the star of the '80s action show "CHiPs," is more of a family man. He often provides voices for children's cartoons and spends free time with his wife and kids. He's also appearing this month on "The Surreal Life," the WB's "Big Brother"-meets-"Battle of the Network Stars" oddball unscripted series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2013 | Paloma Esquivel
Someone call JetBlue Airways. And Erik Estrada. In just days, a traffic-swamped section of the 405 Freeway will be closed for miles, sending thousands of cars onto city streets and creating the potential for backups reminiscent of what was predicted in the jittery days of what became popularly known as Carmageddon. Nearly four miles of the southbound 405 in Orange County will be closed for 20 hours straight starting late Aug. 17 as part of a $277-million project to link carpool lanes between three mighty rivers of traffic: the 405, 22 and 605 freeways.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1986 | NANCY MILLS
Erik Estrada steps on the scale, and the machine announces in a relatively macho voice, "Your weight is 182 pounds." "That's all muscle," he said, half-joking as he continued leading the tour of his Hollywood Hills home in a sleeveless T-shirt and shorts. Absent from television since his "CHiPs" series ended in 1983, Estrada has been keeping in shape. His hair is streaked with gray and his teeth still gleam. A TV superstar for six years, he knew he was destined to return to the airwaves.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
On Friday, the world - or at least the Internet - was still reeling in the wake of “Sharknado,” the cheesy Syfy original movie that everyone, or at least it seemed online, was watching Thursday night. Though its ratings were relatively modest, even for cable, it was nothing less than a phenomenon on Twitter, where it racked up mentions at a rate appraching the infamous Red Wedding episode of "Game of Thrones. " But the HBO hit at least benefited from a huge built-in audience of fans, the anticipation of fans who'd read the books and knew what was in store, and the spectacularly violent events it portrayed.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Matt Lauer single-handedly turned NBC's "Today" into a vortex of Halloween gender confusion Thursday when he unveiled his chosen costume, that of "Baywatch" vixen Pamela Anderson. Sporting a blond wig, the striking red "Baywatch" one-piece and even more striking cleavage, Lauer showed some leg as he did the classic "Baywatch" slo-mo sprint across the plaza. Not to be outdone, co-anchor Willie Geist showed up as the Hoff, David Hasselhoff, complete with bared and quite hairy chest.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
On Friday, the world - or at least the Internet - was still reeling in the wake of “Sharknado,” the cheesy Syfy original movie that everyone, or at least it seemed online, was watching Thursday night. Though its ratings were relatively modest, even for cable, it was nothing less than a phenomenon on Twitter, where it racked up mentions at a rate appraching the infamous Red Wedding episode of "Game of Thrones. " But the HBO hit at least benefited from a huge built-in audience of fans, the anticipation of fans who'd read the books and knew what was in store, and the spectacularly violent events it portrayed.
NEWS
January 29, 2004 | Chris Barton
The image of motorcycle-riding babe-magnet Frank "Ponch" Poncherello is a tough one to shake. But these days Erik Estrada, best known as the star of the '80s action show "CHiPs," is more of a family man. He often provides voices for children's cartoons and spends free time with his wife and kids. He's also appearing this month on "The Surreal Life," the WB's "Big Brother"-meets-"Battle of the Network Stars" oddball unscripted series.
NEWS
December 5, 1993 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the popular "CHiPS" finished its six-season run in 1983, Erik Estrada has spent most of the last 10 years casting about for another series. "I've had jobs here and there," says Estrada on a sunny October morning sitting on the porch of his comfortable Studio City home. "Where the work was, I'd go. If the money was fine, I'd take it." There had been talk of a "CHiPS" reunion and some lesser roles he was not eager to discuss.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Actor Takes Legal Action Against Guild: Saying he was the subject of illegal union retaliation, Erik Estrada filed an unfair labor practices charge against the Screen Actors Guild. Estrada told the National Labor Relations Board in Los Angeles that SAG tried to fine him after he left the union this spring in a dispute over membership dues.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Former "CHiPs" co-star Larry Wilcox found himself on the receiving end of the law recently when he was cited by police for punching another motorist in a highway dispute. Police reported that Wilcox (a. k. a. Officer Jon Baker), who left the popular series after differences with co-star Erik Estrada, lost his temper when the car in front of him began weaving along the shoulder of Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1986 | NANCY MILLS
Erik Estrada steps on the scale, and the machine announces in a relatively macho voice, "Your weight is 182 pounds." "That's all muscle," he said, half-joking as he continued leading the tour of his Hollywood Hills home in a sleeveless T-shirt and shorts. Absent from television since his "CHiPs" series ended in 1983, Estrada has been keeping in shape. His hair is streaked with gray and his teeth still gleam. A TV superstar for six years, he knew he was destined to return to the airwaves.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2006
Branching out: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who has reported medical stories for CNN since 2001, will contribute as many as 10 stories to the "CBS Evening News With Katie Couric" next year. Gupta, 37, will continue at CNN. New series: "Armed & Famous," an unscripted series about former "CHiPs" star Erik Estrada and four other celebrities who become reserve police officers in Muncie, Ind., will premiere Jan. 10 on CBS.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Actors Harry Hamlin and Erik Estrada and actress-singer Nell Carter have all filed for divorce from their spouses, each citing irreconcilable differences as the reasons. Hamlin, 37, who plays attorney Michael Kuzak on "L.A. Law," married Laurie Johnson in March, 1985, and they separated last June or earlier, his Superior Court petition said. They have no children. Estrada, 40, of the former "CHiPs" series, and Peggy Lynn Rowe Estrada were married in August, 1985, and separated last November.
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