Erik Estrada has captured the hearts of millions of fans world-wide as a result of his six year run starring as highway patrol officer Frank Poncherello in the highly successful television series, “CHiP’s”. One of the biggest hit shows of the late 70’s early 80’s, and within a short time its popularity made Erik an international household name and the “KING OF HUNKDOM”. His dark good looks and a gym-buffed physique made him known worldwide as a Latin Lover and “PEOPLE” Magazine named him one of the sexiest bachelors alive… Erik’s posters sold by the millions, he was a merchandiser’s dream. His face and likeness were on Toys, lunchboxes, collector-cards, puzzles, mugs, t-shirts, towels, teen magazines and Fan Clubs etc. To this day he receives bundles of fan mail from all over the world where audiences love ‘Ponch’ and families enjoy the wholesome police drama.
He also appeared in numerous other television and motion picture roles, the role he most prefers and enjoys is that of a role model to millions of children throughout the world. His success is all the more impressive since he was raised in a section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side known as Spanish Harlem.
These days Erik Estrada is not only the host of Celebrity Traffic School but he is involved in many charities
including SafeSurfin.org, 911 For Kids, and 11-99 FOUNDATION.