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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicCelebrities · 1 decade ago

whatever happened to Ponch and John from CHiPS ?

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  • Mera
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Erik Estrada (Ponch) - numerous TV and movie roles since CHIPS, often as a cop. Here are just a few:

    "Sealab 2021" .... Marco Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar Gabriel Garcia Marquez / ... (35 episodes, 2000-2005)

    "Walker, Texas Ranger" .... Brock (1 episode, 1999)

    CHiPs '99 (1998) (TV)

    "Baywatch" .... Captain Huntington (1 episode, 1997)

    "Martin" .... Chip (1 episode, 1997)

    Other Activities:

    (April 2003) Is the spokesman for 'California Pines' The

    homesites and acreage parcels.

    (July 2004) Is the spokesman for 'Hot Springs Village, Arkansas' homes.

    (June 2006) Is the spokesman for 21st Century Insurance and is making appearances nationwide, promoting car seat safety for children.

    (June 2006) Appears in two commercials for Taco Bell advertising the "California Quesidea". He plays either a stranded motorist, or one stopped by CHiPs like motorcycle officers.


    The Little CHP (1995) Played by Larry Wilcox

    CHiPs '99 (1998) (TV) Played by Larry Wilcox (as Captain Jon Baker)

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  • Kari
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    John lives a rather quiet life out of the spotlight these days.

    I think I've occasionally seen him do "cameos" in some television shows, but rarely.

    Now Ponch (Erik Estrada) has pretty much resurrected his career.

    About last year he was on the Surreal Life and was pretty much the Alpha male of the group. The one everyone else came to for advice and support.

    He seems pretty well grounded and can laugh about his "CHiP's" days.

    He also was on some short lived show on CBS about celebrity cops.

    They were deputized and had arrest powers.

    Amazingly it was like he did it all his life. He really had a way of relating to different personalities.

    Wish there were more cops like him.

    Back in the 80's and/or 90's he played a part in a Mexican Soap Opera.

    Source(s): here is his Wiki profile
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