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Extract from feature by Irish Times on 7 January 2012
In the early 1990s, he took the role of a trucker in a series that became a huge smash – on Latin American TV. He also reprised his role as Ponch in videos by Bad Religion and Butthole Surfers , and in the made-for-TV movie, CHiPs ’99 . A cinema version of CHiPs , starring Wilmer Valderrama (the voice of Disney’s Handy Manny) as Ponch, was scheduled for 2011, but so far there’s no definite release date. In recent years, Estrada has benefited from two guaranteed career-rejuvenators: cartoon voiceovers and reality dance shows – he has been strutting his stuff in spangly outfits on Latin America’s own Strictly Come Dancing, Mira Quien Baila.
Last summer, Estrada, now 62, was seen once again patrolling the highways of Los Angeles, when the California Department of Transportation recruited him to star in two public service broadcasts – one in English and one in Spanish – alerting citizens to the temporary closure of Interstate 405.