Joe Santos Biography (1931?-)

Born June 9, 1931 (other sources cite 1933 or 1934), in Brooklyn, NY; son ofJoseph and Rose (maiden name, Sarno) Minieri; married Mary Montero, March 31,1958; children: Joseph, Perry.

Birth Details
June 9, 1931?
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Moonlighting Wives, Craddock, 1966
  • Truck driver, My Body Hungers, Haven International, 1967
  • DiBono, Panic in Needle Park, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971
  • Ezmo, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (also known as TheGang That Couldn't Shoot), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Pascal, Shaft's Big Score, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972
  • Reverend, The Legend of Nigger Charley (also known as The Legend of Black Charley), Paramount, 1972
  • Artie Van, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Paramount, 1973
  • Joe Lucci, The Don Is Dead (also known as Beautiful but Deadly and The Deadly Kiss), Universal, 1973
  • Lieutenant Promuto, Shamus (also known as Passion for Danger), Columbia, 1973
  • Spinelli, Blade, Pintoff, 1973
  • Frank Gallo, Zandy's Bride (also known as For Better, for Worse), Warner Bros., 1974
  • A Knife for the Ladies (also known as Jack the Ripper Goes West, A Knife in the Dark, and Silent Sentence), Bryanston, 1974
  • Montoya, Blue Thunder (also known as Blue Thunder the Movie), Columbia, 1983
  • Frank, Fear City (also known as Border and Ripper),Chevy Chase Distribution, 1984
  • Detective Duncan, The Education of Allison Tate (also known as The Abduction of Allison Tate), 1986
  • Spyder, Beverly Hills Brats, Taurus, 1989
  • Ibarra, Revenge, Columbia/New World, 1990
  • Lieutenant Benjamin Bessalo, The Last Boy Scout, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Lieutenant Raymond Walsh, Mo' Money, Columbia, 1992
  • Detective Guy Lean, Art Deco Detective, Trident Releasing, 1994
  • Johnny Verona, Trial by Jury, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Colonel Getty, The Postman, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Emanuel, Auggie Rose (also known as Beyond Suspicion), Warner Bros., 2000
  • Hammerlock, Castle Hill, 2000
  • Clive Plummer, Proximity, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Sergeant Dennis Becker, The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), NBC, 1974-1980
  • Norman Davis, Me and Maxx, NBC, 1980
  • Domingo Rivera, a.k.a. Pablo, ABC, 1984
  • Lieutenant Frank Harper, Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1985-1986
  • Miniseries
  • Sergeant Cruz Segovia, The Blue Knight, NBC, 1973
  • Marty Sinatra, Sinatra (also known as The Frank Sinatra Story), CBS, 1992
  • Movies
  • Sergeant Scott, The Girl on the Late, Late Show, NBC, 1974
  • Arthur Konigsburg, Power, NBC, 1980
  • Barry Layton, The Hustler of Muscle Beach, ABC, 1980
  • Tony, The Ratings Game (also known as The Mogul), The MovieChannel, 1984
  • Jake Gilbert, Deadline: Madrid (also known as Deadline), ABC, 1988
  • Lopez, "Ernest Hemingway's `The Old Man and the Sea'" (also known as "TheOld Man and the Sea"), GM Mark of Excellence Presentation, NBC, 1990
  • Good Cops, Bad Cops: The Biggest Heist in History (also known as Cops and Robbers, The Cops Are Robbers, and Good Cops, Bad Cops), NBC, 1990
  • Gus, Deadly Desire, USA Network, 1991
  • Lieutenant Dennis Becker, The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (also known as The Rockford Files: I Love L.A.), CBS, 1994
  • Lieutenant Dennis Becker, The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (also known as The Rockford Files: Little Ezekial), CBS, 1995
  • Tyson, HBO, 1995
  • Lieutenant Dennis Becker, The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play, CBS, 1996
  • Lieutenant Dennis Becker, The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best, CBS, 1996
  • Lieutenant Dennis Becker, The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits (also known as The Rockford Files: Suitable for Framing), CBS, 1996
  • Lieutenant Dennis Becker, The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime(also known as The Rockford Files: Night Fishing), CBS, 1996
  • Lieutenant Dennis Becker, The Rockford Files: Murder and Misdemeanor, CBS, 1997
  • Lietenant Dennis Becker, The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds ... It Leads, CBS, 1999
  • Episodic
  • "The Imposter," Room 222, ABC, 1972
  • Jake Ricci, "The Oberon Contract," Toma, ABC, 1973
  • "Countdown," Police Story, NBC, 1974
  • "Rampage," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1974
  • "Rendezvous with Terror," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1974
  • "Robbery: 48 Hours," Police Story, NBC, 1974
  • George Marcos, "The Secret of Terry Lake," Baretta, ABC, 1975
  • "A Lamb to the Slaughter," Kung Fu, ABC, 1975
  • Fernandez, "Spanish Class," Police Story, NBC, 1976
  • Gene Pardnales, "Monster Manor," Police Story, NBC, 1976
  • "A Game of Love," Joe Forrester, NBC, 1976
  • "Two Frogs on a Mongoose," Police Story, NBC, 1976
  • George Delgado, "Barrio," Lou Grant, CBS, 1977
  • Rudy DeLeon, "Trial Board," Police Story, NBC, 1977
  • "The Show Must Go On ... Sometimes," Baa Baa Black Sheep (also known as The Black Sheep Squadron), NBC, 1977
  • "River of Promises," Police Story, NBC, 1978
  • "Running the Hill," David Cassidy--Man Undercover, NBC, 1978
  • "Spanish Eight," Eischied, NBC, 1979
  • "Fritz's Boys," Paris, CBS, 1980
  • Henry Fetchner, "Space Ranger," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1983
  • Panelist, The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (multiple episodes), NBC, 1983
  • Alf Nussman, "Let's Steele a Plot," Remington Steele, NBC, 1984
  • Rudy Garcia, "Trouble on Wheels," The A-Team, NBC, 1984
  • "Eva's Brawn," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • "Five Days," Masquerade, ABC, 1984
  • "Hair Apparent," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • "Lucky Ducks," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • Castle, "The Bribe," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1985
  • Doug Kelleher, "The Library," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986
  • Jimmy "The Eraser" Kendall, "The Eraser," MacGyver, ABC, 1986
  • Lieutenant Nolan Page, "Death and Taxes," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1986
  • Ben Mohammed, "Speed of Light," Adderly, CBS, 1987
  • Jimmy "The Eraser" Kendall/Lou Rizzo, "Back from the Dead," MacGyver, ABC, 1987
  • Joe Rinaldi, "The Bottom Line Is Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS,1987
  • Lieutenant Nolan Page, "Laura," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1987
  • Lieutenant Nolan Page, "Tigers Fan," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1987
  • Lieutenant Bert Alfano, "A Little Night Work," Murder, She Wrote,CBS, 1988
  • Lieutenant Nolan Page, "Resolutions," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1988
  • Oscar Carrera, "Hostile Takeover," Miami Vice, NBC, 1988
  • Tony, "Double Identity--November 9, 1965," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1989
  • Ernesto Delgado, "La Familia," Hunter, NBC, 1990
  • Angelo Marino, "4B or Not 4B," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993
  • Himself, "The Gift," Bakersfield P.D., Fox, 1994
  • Appeared in episodes of other series, including The Doctors, NBC.
  • Pilots
  • Jabbo, Nightside, ABC, 1973
  • Sergeant Dennis Becker, The Rockford Files (also known as The Rockford Files: Backlash of the Hunter), NBC, 1974
  • Lieutenant Vince Promuto, A Matter of Wife ... and Death, NBC, 1976
  • Joe Carlos, Cover Up, CBS, 1984
  • Angelo Marino, NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993

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