Joe Santos

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Joe Santos
Born Joseph Minieri
(1931-06-09) June 9, 1931 (age 83)
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.

Joe Santos (born June 9, 1931) is an American film and television actor.

Life and career[edit]

Santos was born Joseph Minieri in Brooklyn, New York. He is known for his roles as James Garner's friend, LAPD Sergeant (later Lieutenant) Dennis Becker in the 1970s television series The Rockford Files[1] and as Lt. Frank Harper in the 1980s TV series Hardcastle and McCormick. 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. In 2004, he appeared on The Sopranos as Angelo Garepe in seven episodes ("Two Tonys," "Rat Pack," "Where's Johnny?," "All Happy Families...," "Marco Polo," "Unidentified Black Males," "The Test Dream").


Year Film Role Notes
1964 Flesh and Lace Julian shop owner
1966 Moonlighting Wives Detective Hank
1971 The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight Ezmo
1972 Shaft's Big Score! Pascal
1973 The Friends of Eddie Coyle Artie Van
The Blue Knight Sgt. Cruz Segovia
Shamus Lieutenant Promuto
1974 Zandy's Bride Frank Gallo
1983 Blue Thunder Montoya
1984 Fear City Frank
1986 The Education of Allison Tate Detective Duncan
1989 Beverly Hills Brats Spyder
1990 Revenge Ibarra
1991 The Last Boy Scout Bessalo
1992 Sinatra Marty Sinatra
Mo' Money Lt. Raymond Walsh
1993 The Right Way
1994 Trial by Jury Johnny Verona
1997 The Postman Colonel Getty
2000 Hammerlock Warden Stan Cromwell
Auggie Rose Emanuel
2001 Proximity Clive Plummer
The Man from Elysian Fields Domenico
2009 Baseline Bashir Abu Ahmed
2010 Dead Genesis Jason


  1. ^ Susan Doukas Brady (11 July 2012). Tales, Observations and Notes: Bob an Actor's Mentor. Susan Doukas Brady. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-61927-060-2. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 

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