Years active 1962-present
|Name Reni Santoni|
Role Film actor
|Born April 21, 1939 (age 76) (1939-04-21) New York City, New York, U.S.|
TV shows Manimal, Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, Sanchez of Bel Air
Movies Cobra, Dirty Harry, Bad Boys, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Similar People Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, George P Cosmatos, John Vernon, Brian Thompson
1983 Juventude em Fúria Bad Boys Delart
Reni Santoni (born April 21, 1939) is an American film, television and voice actor.
Cobra - Blu-ray (Movie Review)
Life and career
Santoni was born in New York City of French and Spanish descent, and began his career in off-Broadway theatre. His first significant film role was an uncredited appearance in the 1964 film The Pawnbroker (starring Rod Steiger), in which he played a junkie trying to sell a radio to the title character (using anti-Semitic slurs to no effect).
Santoni's first leading role was as the young actor in Carl Reiner's Enter Laughing. Other film roles included Inspector "Chico" González in 1971's Dirty Harry, prison official Ramon Herrera in the 1983 drama Bad Boys and detective Tony Gonzales in the 1986 action film Cobra. He also made guest appearances on television shows such as Barnaby Jones, Lou Grant, Hawaii Five-O, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hill Street Blues, The Odd Couple and Midnight Caller. In 1973, Santoni played a junior partner on Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law.
Santoni continues to work in film and television. Notable roles include Poppie (the unhygienic restaurateur in Seinfeld) and Captain Carlos Rodríguez in Carl Reiner's comedy film Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.