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Elin Ortiz

Actor

Elin Ortiz (born 14 December 1934, Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican actor, comedian and producer. Elin Ortiz graduated from Ponce High School at the age of 16. Ortiz began his career as a telenovela actor in Puerto Rico, sharing credits with such actors as Walter Mercado, Alicia Villamil and many others. He participated in several soap operas of that era. In 1985, he returned briefly, as a comedian, this time at a show sponsored by Budweiser, at La Taverna Budweiser, alongside Machuchal. Ortiz worked most of his acting career at WAPA-TV. Apart from his acting career, he was producer of many television shows in Puerto Rico. Elin Ortiz was married briefly to dancer and singer Iris Chacón during the early 1970s. In 1978, he married singer Charytín, a Dominican native who had lived in Puerto Rico for many years. In 1979, they had their first son, Shalim. During the late 1980s, they moved to a mansion in Miami, Florida. In 1990, they had a pair of twins, a boy and a girl. Ortiz has since retired from show business. His son Shalim has gone on to become an international singing star and a spokesman for the American Diabetes Association. On August 16, 2005, the day that Madonna  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1934-12-14
Place of birth
Ponce
Children
Shalim Ortiz
Profession
Actor

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