Hechter Ubarry


Here I am in "McBain" as the drug lord, Simon Escobar.
In "McBain"

As Blas Hernandez in "The Struggle to Survive".
In "Struggle to Survive" In "Struggle to Survive"

The left photo below shows me in a scene from the film "Overexposed". On the right I am in Prague, Czechoslovakia where I went to portray Mario in "The Guerilla". As you can see, I do tend to play some nasty characters. Don't know why I'm always cast that way - I'm really a very sweet guy.
In "Overexposed" As Mario in "The Guerilla"

You know that you have made career strides when you find yourself in MAD Magazine. There I was when the magazine did a parody of "Crocodile Dundee II". Australian star, Paul Hogan is pictured with me on the right.
MAD Magazine's "Crocodile Dundee II" MAD Magazine's "Crocodile Dundee II"

One of my early roles in the theatre was as Prince Chulalongkorn in "The King and I". Here I am with William Chapman who is teaching me how to be king.
In "The King and I"

Although I outgrew Prince Chulalongkorn, "The King and I" has continued to be a part of my life. In August, 2007, I played the Kralahome (Photo Right) in the 75th Year/Diamond Jubilee production at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. This gave me the opportunity to work with (from Left to Right below): Paolo Montalban (Lun Tha), Rachel de Benedet (Anna) and Lorenzo Lamas (King).
As the Kralahome in "SThe King and I"

Me with Paolo Montalban Me with Rachel de Benedet Me with Lorenzo Lamas

"Man of La Mancha" has always meant something special to me and I have had the privilege of working with some wonderful Don Quixotes including Richard Kiley, José Ferrer, Robert Goulet, Raul Julia, Jon Cypher, David Canary and John Cullum (shown below).
In "Man of La Mancha"

For a change of pace, here I am as Lolita, a drag queen, in the "Castronauts, or How I Killed Fidel" at the Zipper Factory Theatre for the NY Musical Theatre Festival. It's not every day an actor gets an opportunity like this to "stretch" one's talents.

One of the nice things about my work is the many special people I've gotten to meet. A high point was certainly meeting former President Jimmy Carter while performing "Man of La Mancha" in Washington DC (Richard Kiley's in the middle).
Hechter and "friends"

Some other special memories: (Left Photo) celebrating Christmas with Jon Cypher and his wife, Carol Rosin, in Scranton, PA during a national tour of "Man of La Mancha"; (Center Photo) with Tito Puente, known as the "King" of Latin Music; (Right Photo) at a Havana Film Festival with colleagues José Rabelo (left) and Al Lewis (center) who's perhaps best known as Grampa on TV's "The Munsters" .
With Jon Cypher and Carol Rosin With Tito Puente With José Rabelo and Al Lewis

Here I'm entertaining the New York City Latin community - summer 2009.
Singing for Latin Community Singing for Latin Community

I was so pleased to be invited to participate in a tribute to legendary composer, Richard Rodgers, that took place on October 8, 2010 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. In this photo you can see composer, Mary Rodgers (daughter of Richard Rodgers) flanked by entertainer Steve Ross on her right and Eva Swan (VocalEase Director) and "moi" to her left. It was a stirring evening.

On June 5, 2015 I attended my class reunion at the High School of Performing Arts. What a joy it was to be with so many of my old friends again. The photo on the left below shows me catching up with Pricilla Lopez. In the center photo you see me toasting everybody. The photo on the right has me joined by my friends (clockwise from the top) Calvin Morris, me, Ben Vereen and Bernard Johnson.
Pricilla Lopez and I Toasting my class reunion Calvin, Bern, Bernard and I