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Joe Santos

Sergent Dennis Becker in The Rockford Files

Photos Joe Santos Birth name: Joseph Minieri
Birth date: 1931/06/09 (92 years old)
Birth place : Brooklyn New-York

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Biography for Joe Santos

Hispanic Brooklyn-born actor Joe Santos started out a football jock at Fordham University and turned semi-pro before finding a new avenue in acting. Success was long in coming, and he paid his dues for years in a number of blue-collar jobs including railroad worker, tree trimmer, cabbie and barkeep while taking acting classes. A soap opera job and work in his cousin Joseph W. Sarno's cheapjack film exploitations (Flesh and Lace (1965), Moonlighting Wives (1966) and My Body Hungers (1967)) in the '60s seemed to lead nowhere. His first real break came with the searing film downer The Panic in Needle Park (1971), getting a part at the urging of his friend and star of the film, the up-and-coming Al Pacino, who had played some softball with Santos. A prime role as a sympathetic sergeant in the acclaimed TV mini-series The Blue Knight (1973) (TV) led Santos in the direction of "good cop" parts, with a long-running role as James Garner's long-suffering friend Lt. Becker on the series "The Rockford Files" (1974) (1974-80). Other series roles in "Me and Maxx" (1980), "a.k.a. Pablo" (1984)--as Paul Rodriguez's dad--and Lt. Harper in the 1985-86 season of "Hardcastle and McCormick" (1983) kept him busy. Missing out on the one big role that might have put him on the map, the beefy and balding Santos remains a durable and reliable supporting player, getting some deserved notice in 2004 with his recurring role of "Consigliere Angelo Garepe" in the hit hitman series "The Sopranos" (1999). He has also dabbled in playwriting, having penned "Sunset Normandie", in which he also starred.

Joe Santos, his real name Joseph Minieri, is an American actor born June 9, 1931 in Brooklyn New York

He is the son of Joseph Minieri and Rose Sarno.

He began his acting career in the mid -1960s under the direction of his cousin, director Joseph W. Sarno.

Joe Santos is an American actor born June 9, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York. He started his career in the 1960s and has played in many films and television series over the years. Among his best known roles, we can cite the character of "Detective Sonny Malevsky" in the television series "The Rockford Files", and that of "Frank McPike" in the series "Wiseguy".

Santos also played in films such as "The Brink's Job" and "The Sentinel". In addition to his acting career, he was also a producer and director. Joe Santos is a talented and experienced actor, recognized for his work in a wide range of cinematographic and television productions.


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Title Role
The Sopranos Angelo Garepe (7 episodes, 2004)
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001) Domenico
Proximity (2001) Clive Plummer
Auggie Rose (2000) Emanuel
Hammerlock (2000) Warden Stan Cromwell
The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads (1999) (TV) Lt. Dennis Becker
The Right Way (1998)
The Postman (1997) Colonel Getty
The Rockford Files: Murder and Misdemeanors (1997) (TV) Dennis Becker
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (1996) (TV) Lt. Dennis Becker
The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play (1996) (TV) Lt. Becker
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (1996) (TV) Lt. Dennis Becker
The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (1996) (TV) Lt. Dennis Becker
The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (1995) (TV) Lt. Becker
The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (1994) (TV) Dennis Becker
Trial by Jury (1994) Johnny Verona
Art Deco Detective (1994) Detective Guy Lean
NYPD Blue Angelo Marino (2 episodes, 1993)
Sinatra (1992) (TV) Marty Sinatra
Mo' Money (1992) Lt. Raymond Walsh
The Last Boy Scout (1991) Bessalo
Deadly Desire (1991) (TV) Gus
Good Cops, Bad Cops (1990) (TV)
Hunter Ernesto Delgado / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1990)
The Old Man and the Sea (1990) (TV) Lopez
Revenge (1990/I) Ibarra
Quantum Leap Tony (1 episode, 1989)
Beverly Hills Brats (1989) Spyder
Miami Vice Oscar Carrera (1 episode, 1988)
Murder, She Wrote Joe Rinaldi / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Deadline: Madrid (1988) (TV) Jake Gilbert
Magnum, P.I. Police Lieutenant Nolan Page (5 episodes, 1986-1988)
MacGyver Jimmy 'The Eraser' Kendall / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Adderly (1 episode, 1987)
The Twilight Zone Doug Kelleher (segment 'The Library') (1 episode, 1986)
Superior Court (1986) TV series Attorney Raul Garcia (entire run) (unknown episodes)
The Education of Allison Tate (1986) Detective Duncan
Hardcastle and McCormick (1983) TV series Lt. Frank Harper (unknown episodes, 1985-1986)
T.J. Hooker Castle (1 episode, 1985)
Remington Steele Alf Nussman (1 episode, 1984)
The Ratings Game (1984) (TV) Tony
The A-Team Rudy Garcia
Cover Up Joe Carlos (1 episode, 1984)
Cover Up (1984) (TV) Joe Carlos
Fear City (1984) Frank
Hill Street Blues Lastarza (3 episodes, 1984)
a.k.a. Pablo (1984) TV series Domingo Rivera (unknown episodes)
Jessie Ray Wysocki (1 episode, 1984)
Blue Thunder (1983) Montoya
The Greatest American Hero Henry Fetchner (1 episode, 1983)
Likely Stories, Vol. 2 (1983) (TV)
Trapper John, M.D. (1 episode, 1982)
The Hustler of Muscle Beach (1980) (TV) Barry Layton
Me and Maxx (1980) TV series Norman Davis (unknown episodes)
Power (1980) (TV) Arthur 'Art' Konigsburg
The Rockford Files Police Det. Dennis Becker / ... (108 episodes, 1974-1980)
Eischied Luis Aguilar (1 episode, 1979)
David Cassidy
Baa Baa Black Sheep (1 episode, 1978)
Police Story Sally Pickles / ... (8 episodes, 1974-1978)
Lou Grant George Delgado (1 episode, 1977)
A Matter of Wife... and Death (1976) (TV) Lieutenant Vince Promuto
Joe Forrester (1 episode, 1976)
Selling of Vince D'Angelo (1976) (TV) FBI guy
Baretta George Marcos (1 episode, 1975)
Kung Fu Sanjero (1 episode, 1975)
A Knife for the Ladies (1974) (uncredited)
Zandy's Bride (1974) Frank Gallo
The Girl on the Late, Late Show (1974) (TV) Lieutenant Scott
The Rockford Files (1974) (TV) Detective Dennis Becker
The Streets of San Francisco Frank Perez (1 episode, 1974)
Barnaby Jones Balazar (1 episode, 1974)
Blade (1973) Spinelli
The Don Is Dead (1973) Joe Lucci
The Blue Knight (1973) (TV) Sergeant Cruz Segovia
Toma Jake Ricci (1 episode, 1973)
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) Artie Van
Nightside (1973) (TV) Jabbo
Shamus (1973) Lieutenant Promuto
Shaft's Big Score! (1972) Pascal
The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972) Reverend
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971) Exmo
The Panic in Needle Park (1971) Detective DiBono
The Detective (1968) (uncredited) Reporter
My Body Hungers (1967) Truck driver
Moonlighting Wives (1966) Detective Hank
Flesh and Lace (1965) (as Joe Russell) Julian shop owner
Carol for Another Christmas (1964) (TV) (uncredited) Number 32




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