June 9, 1931
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Joe Santos (born June 9, 1931) is an American film and television actor.
Life and career
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 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").
|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|
|1974||Zandy's Bride||Frank Gallo|
|1986||The Education of Allison Tate||Detective Duncan|
|1989||Beverly Hills Brats||Spyder|
|1991||The Last Boy Scout||Bessalo|
|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|
|The Man from Elysian Fields||Domenico|
|2009||Baseline||Bashir Abu Ahmed|
- 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.