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Full Name  Joseph Minieri
Role  Film actor
Occupation  Actor
Spouse  Mary Montero (m. 1958)

Years active  1963-present
Education  Fordham University
Name  Joe Santos
Children  Perry Santos
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Born  June 9, 1931 (1931-06-09) Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Parents  Rose Minieri, Joseph Minieri
Movies and TV shows  The Rockford Files, The Last Boy Scout, Mo' Money, Blue Thunder, The Friends of Eddie Co
Similar People  Stuart Margolin, Noah Beery - Jr, Gretchen Corbett, Stephen J Cannell, James Garner
Died  March 18, 2016 (aged 84) Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Joe Santos (born Joseph John Minieri Jr.; June 9, 1931 – March 18, 2016) was an Italian-American film and television actor.

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Life and career

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Born in Brooklyn on June 9, 1931, the same day his father died. His mother Rose (née Sarno), sold olive oil and eventually became a nightclub owner and singer in New York City and Havana. She later married Puerto Rican-born Daniel Santos, and Joe took his name.

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Santos was a football player at Fordham University, and even turned semi-pro, before finding a new avenue in acting. He struggled in show business, and worked blue-collar jobs until his friend Al Pacino helped him get a role in the 1971 movie The Panic in Needle Park.

From 1974–1980, Santos played LAPD Sergeant (later Lieutenant) Dennis Becker, the friend of the easy going ex-convict-turned-private investigator Jim Rockford (played by James Garner) in The Rockford Files, and Lt. Frank Harper in the TV series Hardcastle and McCormick (1985–86).

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He had brief parts in several lesser-known films, and made a number of guest appearances on television shows throughout his acting career, frequently in the stock character role of a police officer. He also appeared on The Sopranos as Angelo Garepe in seven 2004 episodes. From 1978-80 Santos appeared on the CBS game show The Match Game always sitting in the top left seat. He appeared in numerous episodes and was usually comic foil to Brett Somers.

Death

Santos suffered a heart attack on March 14, 2016, according to his son, Perry Santos. He died four days later at the age of 84.

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Filmography

Actor
2015
Chronic as
Issac Sr.
2004
The Sopranos (TV Series) as
Angelo Garepe
- The Test Dream (2004) - Angelo Garepe
- Unidentified Black Males (2004) - Angelo Garepe
- Marco Polo (2004) - Angelo Garepe
- All Happy Families (2004) - Angelo Garepe
- Where's Johnny? (2004) - Angelo Garepe
- Rat Pack (2004) - Angelo Garepe
- Two Tonys (2004) - Angelo Garepe
2001
The Man from Elysian Fields as
Domenico
2001
Proximity (TV Movie) as
Clive Plummer
2000
Hammerlock as
Warden Stan Cromwell
2000
Auggie Rose as
Emanuel
1999
The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads (TV Movie) as
Lt. Dennis Becker
1998
The Right Way
1997
The Postman as
Colonel Getty
1997
The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda (TV Movie) as
Lt. Dennis Becker
1996
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (TV Movie) as
Lt. Dennis Becker
1996
The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play (TV Movie) as
Lt. Dennis Becker
1996
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (TV Movie) as
Lt. Dennis Becker
1996
The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (TV Movie) as
Lt. Dennis Becker
1995
The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (TV Movie) as
Lt. Dennis Becker
1994
The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (TV Movie) as
Lt. Dennis Becker
1994
Art Deco Detective as
Detective Guy Lean
1994
Trial by Jury as
Johnny Verona
1993
NYPD Blue (TV Series) as
Angelo Marino
- 4B or Not 4B (1993) - Angelo Marino
- Pilot (1993) - Angelo Marino
1992
Sinatra (TV Mini Series) as
Marty Sinatra
- Part II (1992) - Marty Sinatra
- Part I (1992) - Marty Sinatra
1992
Mo' Money as
Lt. Raymond Walsh
1991
The Last Boy Scout as
Bessalo
1991
Deadly Desire (TV Movie) as
Gus
1990
Good Cops, Bad Cops (TV Movie)
1984
Hunter (TV Series) as
Ernesto Delgado / Det. Ortega
- La Familia (1990) - Ernesto Delgado
- The Hot Grounder (1984) - Det. Ortega
1990
The Old Man and the Sea (TV Movie) as
Lopez
1990
Santa Barbara (TV Series) as
Cy Agnew
- Episode #1.1415 (1990) - Cy Agnew
- Episode #1.1410 (1990) - Cy Agnew
- Episode #1.1406 (1990) - Cy Agnew
- Episode #1.1404 (1990) - Cy Agnew
- Episode #1.1403 (1990) - Cy Agnew
1990
Revenge as
Ibarra
1989
Beverly Hills Brats as
Spyder
1989
Quantum Leap (TV Series) as
Tony La Palma
- Double Identity - November 8, 1965 (1989) - Tony La Palma
1988
Miami Vice (TV Series) as
Oscar Carrera
- Hostile Takeover (1988) - Oscar Carrera
1987
Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) as
NYPD Lt. Bert Alfano / Joe Rinaldi
- A Little Night Work (1988) - NYPD Lt. Bert Alfano
- The Bottom Line Is Murder (1987) - Joe Rinaldi
1988
Deadline: Madrid (TV Movie) as
Jake Gilbert
1986
Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) as
Police Lieutenant Nolan Page
- Resolutions: Part II (1988) - Police Lieutenant Nolan Page
- Resolutions: Part I (1988) - Police Lieutenant Nolan Page
- Tigers Fan (1987) - Police Lieutenant Nolan Page
- Laura (1987) - Police Lieutenant Nolan Page
- Death and Taxes (1986) - Police Lieutenant Nolan Page
1986
MacGyver (TV Series) as
Jimmy 'The Eraser' Kendall / Lou Rizzo / Louie
- Back from the Dead (1987) - Jimmy 'The Eraser' Kendall / Lou Rizzo
- The Eraser (1986) - Jimmy 'The Eraser' Kendall / Louie
1987
Adderly (TV Series)
- Speed of Light (1987)
1986
Superior Court (TV Series) as
Attorney Raul Garcia (entire run)
1986
The Education of Allison Tate as
Detective Duncan
1985
Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series) as
Lt. Frank Harper
- A Chip Off the Ol' Milt (1986) - Lt. Frank Harper
- The Day the Music Died (1986) - Lt. Frank Harper
- In the Eye of the Beholder (1986) - Lt. Frank Harper
- Poker Night (1986) - Lt. Frank Harper
- McCormick's Bar and Grill (1986) - Lt. Frank Harper
- Round Up the Old Gang (1986) - Lt. Frank Harper
- Strangle Hold (1985) - Lt. Frank Harper
- Games People Play (1985) - Lt. Frank Harper
- Undercover McCormick (1985) - Lt. Frank Harper
- Hardcastle, Hardcastle, Hardcastle and McCormick (1985) - Lt. Frank Harper
1986
The Twilight Zone (TV Series) as
Doug Kelleher (segment "The Library")
- Take My Life- Please!/Devil's Alphabet/The Library (1986) - Doug Kelleher (segment "The Library")
1985
T.J. Hooker (TV Series) as
Mr. Castle
- The Bribe (1985) - Mr. Castle
1984
Jessie (TV Series) as
Ray Wysocki
- Valerie's Turn (1984) - Ray Wysocki
1984
Remington Steele (TV Series) as
Alf Nussman
- Let's Steele a Plot (1984) - Alf Nussman
1984
The Ratings Game (TV Movie) as
Tony
1984
The A-Team (TV Series) as
Rudy Garcia - Plant Foreman
- Trouble on Wheels (1984) - Rudy Garcia - Plant Foreman
1984
Cover Up (TV Series) as
Joe Carlos
- Pilot (1984) - Joe Carlos
1984
Fear City as
Frank
1984
Hill Street Blues (TV Series) as
Lastarza
- Eva's Brawn (1984) - Lastarza
- Lucky Ducks (1984) - Lastarza
- Hair Apparent (1984) - Lastarza
1984
a.k.a. Pablo (TV Series) as
Domingo Rivera
- The Woman Who Came to Dinner (1984) - Domingo Rivera
- The Whole Enchilada (1984) - Domingo Rivera
- The Presidential Joke Teller (1984) - Domingo Rivera
- My Son, the Gringo (1984) - Domingo Rivera
- The Big Mouth (1984) - Domingo Rivera
- Pilot (1984) - Domingo Rivera
1984
Masquerade (TV Series) as
Raul Salazar
- Five Days (1984) - Raul Salazar
1983
The Selling of Vince D'Angelo (TV Movie) as
FBI guy
1983
Likely Stories, Vol. 2 (TV Movie)
1983
Blue Thunder as
Montoya
1983
The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) as
Henry Fetchner
- Space Ranger (1983) - Henry Fetchner
1982
Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series) as
Inspector Jim Stemm
- The Ransom (1982) - Inspector Jim Stemm
1981
Wendy Hooper, U.S. Army (TV Movie) as
Sergeant Bruno
1980
Me and Maxx (TV Series) as
Norman Davis
- Some Are Savers (1980) - Norman Davis
- Dad's Day (1980) - Norman Davis
- The Commitment (1980) - Norman Davis
- 4 (1980) - Norman Davis
- The Negotiation (1980) - Norman Davis
- Robert (1980) - Norman Davis
- Sparrow (1980) - Norman Davis
- Maxx's Friend (1980) - Norman Davis
- Lunch at the Plaza (1980) - Norman Davis
- Pilot (1980) - Norman Davis
1980
The Hustler of Muscle Beach (TV Movie) as
Barry Layton
1980
Power (TV Movie) as
Arthur 'Art' Konigsburg
1974
The Rockford Files (TV Series) as
Dennis Becker
- Deadlock in Parma (1980) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- Just a Coupla Guys (1979) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- The Big Cheese (1979) - Dennis Becker
- No Fault Affair (1979) - Dennis Becker
- The Hawaiian Headache (1979) - Dennis Becker
- Nice Guys Finish Dead (1979) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- Love Is the Word (1979) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- Only Rock 'n Roll Will Never Die: Part 2 (1979) - Dennis Becker
- Only Rock 'n Roll Will Never Die: Part 1 (1979) - Dennis Becker
- Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs (1979) - Dennis Becker
- Paradise Cove (1979) - Dennis Becker
- A Different Drummer (1979) - Dennis Becker
- Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job (1979) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- A Material Difference (1979) - Dennis Becker
- The Return of the Black Shadow (1979) - Dennis Becker
- The Man Who Saw the Alligators (1979) - Dennis Becker
- The Deuce (1979) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- Guilt (1979) - Dennis Becker
- The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar (1979) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket Be Far Behind? (1979) - Dennis Becker
- Local Man Eaten by Newspaper (1978) - Dennis Becker
- A Fast Count (1978) - Dennis Becker
- Black Mirror (1978) - Dennis Becker
- The Empty Frame (1978) - Dennis Becker
- Three Day Affair with a Thirty Day Escrow (1978) - Dennis Becker
- A Good Clean Bust with Sequel Rights (1978) - Dennis Becker
- Kill the Messenger (1978) - Dennis Becker
- White on White and Nearly Perfect (1978) - Dennis Becker
- The Jersey Bounce (1978) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead (1978) - Dennis Becker
- Heartaches of a Fool (1978) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- The House on Willis Avenue (1978) - Dennis Becker
- The Prisoner of Rosemont Hall (1978) - Dennis Becker
- The Competitive Edge (1978) - Dennis Becker (voice)
- South by Southeast (1978) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- Dwarf in a Helium Hat (1978) - Dennis Becker
- The Paper Palace (1978) - Dennis Becker
- The Gang at Don's Drive-In (1978) - Dennis Becker
- The Attractive Nuisance (1978) - Dennis Becker
- A Deadly Maze (1977) - Dennis Becker
- The Queen of Peru (1977) - Dennis Becker
- Forced Retirement (1977) - Dennis Becker
- Hotel of Fear (1977) - Dennis Becker
- The Mayor's Committee from Deer Lick Falls (1977) - Dennis Becker
- Irving the Explainer (1977) - Dennis Becker
- Quickie Nirvana (1977) - Dennis Becker
- Requiem for a Funny Box (1977) - Dennis Becker
- The Dog and Pony Show (1977) - Dennis Becker
- Second Chance (1977) - Dennis Becker
- The Battle of Canoga Park (1977) - Dennis Becker
- Trouble in Chapter 17 (1977) - Dennis Becker
- Beamer's Last Case (1977) - Dennis Becker
- Dirty Money, Black Light (1977) - Dennis Becker
- Crack Back (1977) - Dennis Becker
- To Protect and Serve: Part 2 (1977) - Dennis Becker
- To Protect and Serve: Part 1 (1977) - Dennis Becker
- New Life, Old Dragons (1977) - Dennis Becker
- Just Another Polish Wedding (1977) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- The Becker Connection (1977) - Dennis Becker
- The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers: Part 2 (1977) - Dennis Becker
- The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers: Part 1 (1977) - Dennis Becker
- Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Waterbury Will Bury You (1977) - Dennis Becker
- There's One in Every Port (1977) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- The Trouble with Warren (1976) - Dennis Becker
- Piece Work (1976) - Dennis Becker
- Return to the 38th Parallel (1976) - Dennis Becker
- Rattlers' Class of '63 (1976) - Dennis Becker
- So Help Me God (1976) - Dennis Becker
- Coulter City Wildcat (1976) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- Drought at Indianhead River (1976) - Dennis Becker
- Feeding Frenzy (1976) - Dennis Becker
- The Family Hour (1976) - Dennis Becker
- The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit (1976) - Dennis Becker
- The Fourth Man (1976) - Dennis Becker
- A Bad Deal in the Valley (1976) - Dennis Becker
- Foul on the First Play (1976) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- Where's Houston? (1976) - Dennis Becker
- The Italian Bird Fiasco (1976) - Dennis Becker
- In Hazard (1976) - Dennis Becker
- Joey Blue Eyes (1976) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- A Portrait of Elizabeth (1976) - Dennis Becker
- The No-Cut Contract (1976) - Dennis Becker
- The Hammer of C Block (1976) - Dennis Becker
- The Girl in the Bay City Boys Club (1975) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- The Reincarnation of Angie (1975) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- Pastoria Prime Pick (1975) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- 2 Into 5.56 Won't Go (1975) - Dennis Becker
- Chicken Little Is a Little Chicken (1975) - Dennis Becker
- Resurrection in Black & White (1975) - Dennis Becker
- The Real Easy Red Dog (1975) - Dennis Becker
- The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company (1975) - Dennis Becker (credit only)
- The Deep Blue Sleep (1975) - Dennis Becker
- Gearjammers, Part 2 (1975) - Dennis Becker
- Gearjammers, Part 1 (1975) - Dennis Becker
- The Farnsworth Stratagem (1975) - Dennis Becker
- The Aaron Ironwood School of Success (1975) - Dennis Becker
- The Four Pound Brick (1975) - Dennis Becker
- Charlie Harris at Large (1975) - Dennis Becker
- Say Goodbye to Jennifer (1975) - Dennis Becker
- Claire (1975) - Dennis Becker
- Counter Gambit (1975) - Dennis Becker
- Sleight of Hand (1975) - Dennis Becker
- Aura Lee, Farewell (1975) - Dennis Becker
- Profit and Loss, Part 1: Profit (1974) - Dennis Becker
- Find Me If You Can (1974) - Dennis Becker
- The Countess (1974) - Dennis Becker
- The Dark and Bloody Ground (1974) - Dennis Becker
- The Kirkoff Case (1974) - Dennis Becker
- Backlash of the Hunter (1974) - Dennis Becker
1979
Eischied (TV Series) as
Luis Aguilar
- Spanish Eight (1979) - Luis Aguilar
1978
David Cassidy - Man Undercover (TV Series) as
Lt. Mitchell
- Running the Hill (1978) - Lt. Mitchell
1978
Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series) as
CPO Miller Timmons
- The Show Must Go On- Sometimes (1978) - CPO Miller Timmons
1974
Police Story (TV Series) as
Sally Pickle / Sgt. Cordelia / Lr, Rudy DeLeon / ...
- River of Promises (1978) - Sgt. Cordelia
- Trial Board (1977) - Lr, Rudy DeLeon
- Monster Manor (1976) - Gene Pardnales
- Two Frogs on a Mongoose (1976) - Manny Del Rey
- Spanish Class (1976) - Officer John Fernandez
- Robbery: 48 Hours (1974) - Det. George Cordova
- Countdown: Part 2 (1974) - Sally Pickle
- Countdown: Part 1 (1974) - Sally Pickle
1977
Lou Grant (TV Series) as
George Delgado
- Barrio (1977) - George Delgado
1976
Joe Forrester (TV Series)
- A Game of Lose (1976)
1975
A Matter of Wife... and Death (TV Movie) as
Lieutenant Vince Promuto
1975
Baretta (TV Series) as
Marcos
- The Secret of Terry Lake (1975) - Marcos
1975
Kung Fu (TV Series) as
Sanjero
- A Lamb to the Slaughter (1975) - Sanjero
1974
A Knife for the Ladies (uncredited)
1974
Zandy's Bride as
Frank Gallo
1974
The Girl on the Late, Late Show (TV Movie) as
Lieutenant Scott
1974
The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) as
Frank Perez
- Rampage (1974) - Frank Perez
1974
Barnaby Jones (TV Series) as
Balazar
- Rendezvous with Terror (1974) - Balazar
1973
Blade as
Spinelli
1973
The Don Is Dead as
Joe Lucci
1973
The Blue Knight (TV Movie) as
Sgt. Cruz Segovia
1973
Toma (TV Series) as
Jake Ricci
- The Oberon Contract (1973) - Jake Ricci
1973
The Friends of Eddie Coyle as
Artie Van
1973
Nightside (TV Movie) as
Jabbo
1973
Shamus as
Lt. Promuto
1972
Room 222 (TV Series) as
Manny Galvez
- The Imposter (1972) - Manny Galvez
1972
Shaft's Big Score! as
Pascal
1972
The Legend of Nigger Charley as
Reverend
1971
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight as
Exmo
1971
The Panic in Needle Park as
DiBono
1968
The Detective as
Reporter (uncredited)
1967
My Body Hungers as
Truck Driver
1967
The Tiger Makes Out as
Man at Housing Authority (uncredited)
1966
Moonlighting Wives as
Detective Hank
1965
Flesh and Lace as
Julian (as Joe Russell)
1964
Carol for Another Christmas (TV Movie) as
Number 32 (uncredited)
1964
Warm Nights and Hot Pleasures as
Dick (as Joe Russell)
1963
Naked City (TV Series) as
Onlooker Outside Apples' Apartment
- The S.S. American Dream (1963) - Onlooker Outside Apples' Apartment (uncredited)
Self
1993
Bakersfield P.D. (TV Series) as
Self
- The Gift (1993) - Self
1984
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (TV Series) as
Self - Panelist
- Episode dated 20 April 1984 (1984) - Self - Panelist
- Episode dated 19 April 1984 (1984) - Self - Panelist
- Episode dated 18 April 1984 (1984) - Self - Panelist
- Episode dated 17 April 1984 (1984) - Self - Panelist
- Episode dated 16 April 1984 (1984) - Self - Panelist
1979
Match Game PM (TV Series) as
Self - Panelist
- Episode #5.38 (1980) - Self - Panelist
- Episode #5.16 (1979) - Self - Panelist
- Episode #4.39 (1979) - Self - Panelist
- Episode #4.27 (1979) - Self - Panelist
- Episode #4.20 (1979) - Self - Panelist
1980
The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (TV Series) as
Self - Panelist
- Episode dated 19 May 1980 (1980) - Self - Panelist
1979
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
1978
Match Game (TV Series) as
Self - Panelist
- Episode #7.35 (1979) - Self - Panelist
- Episode #7.34 (1979) - Self - Panelist
- Episode #7.33 (1979) - Self - Panelist
- Episode #7.32 (1979) - Self - Panelist
- Episode #7.31 (1979) - Self - Panelist
- Episode #6.233 (1978) - Self - Panelist

References

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