Person Details

Birthday: 1939-04-21 01:06:33

Death: 2020-08-01 01:06:33

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 19

TV Involvements: 14


Most Famous Work

Biography

Reni Santoni (April 21, 1939 – August 1, 2020) was an American film, television and voice actor. Santoni was born in New York City of French and Spanish descent. He 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 that have absolutely no effect. Santoni's first leading role was as the young actor in Carl Reiner's Enter Laughing. His other well-known film roles include Inspector "Chico" González in the 1971 classic Dirty Harry, as Ramon Herrera in the 1983 hit drama Bad Boys, and as detective Tony Gonzales in 1986 action film Cobra. Around that time, he also made guest appearances on television shows such as Barnaby Jones, Lou Grant, Hawaii Five-O, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hill Street Blues and Midnight Caller. In 1973, he was a junior partner on, "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law". (Santoni and "Owen Marshall" co-star Lee Majors were born the same week in April 1939). Santoni continued to work in film and television through to the 21st century. Some of his more memorable characterizations include "Poppie," the unhygienic restaurateur on TV's Seinfeld, and "Captain Carlos Rodríguez" in Carl Reiner's comedy film Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. Description above from the Wikipedia article Reni Santoni, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Grey's Anatomy
Average
8

Grey's Anatomy

(2005) Alan Griswold
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Average
8

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

(2000) Frank Mejia
Murder, She Wrote
Average
8

Murder, She Wrote

(1984) Juan Ramos
Quantum Leap
Average
8

Quantum Leap

(1989) Sgt. Lopez
Cobra
Average
6

Cobra

(1986) Sergeant Gonzales
Judging Amy
Average
8

Judging Amy

(1999) Clyde Tate
Renegade
Average
6

Renegade

(1992) Juan Carlos Prieto
The Rockford Files
Average
8

The Rockford Files

(1974) Perry

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2008 N/A
Himself
Himself
Himself
2005 Alan Griswold
2004 Father Luis
2003 N/A
2001 Tony
Rat #2 (voice)
2000 Frank Mejia
N/A
Daniel
1999 Clyde Tate
Drunk
1998 Luis Montez
N/A
Rat #1 (Voice)
1997 Vallesecca
N/A
1996 N/A
John Agoglia
1995 N/A
1993 N/A
N/A
State Trooper (voice) (uncredited)
1992 Juan Carlos Prieto
Rueben the Bartender
1989 Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Chicago Police Lieutenant
Poppie
Sgt. Lopez
1988 (voice)
N/A
Additional Voices (voice)
1987 Man in Train Station
1986 N/A
'Red' Hairstylist
N/A
Sergeant Gonzales
Dr. Roberto Granato
1985 N/A
Announcer
N/A
1984 Lt. Caceras
Juan Ramos
N/A
1983 N/A
N/A
Lt. Rivera
Ramon Herrera
1982 Carlos Rodriguez
1981 N/A
1978 Billy Joe
1977 N/A
Cleo Baxter
Hobbs
1976 N/A
1974 Emil Linz
Perry
Mike Belano
1973 Tony Santos
Chip Rawlins
1972 N/A
1971 Danny Paterno
Chico
Ricardo Sandoval
1970 Victor Charlie
Ernie
1969 Max
1968 N/A
Pvt. Movie
1967 David Kolowitz
1965 Harry Scheller
Eddie Locke
N/A
Junkie Selling Radio (uncredited)
1962 Self
Scrounge
Year Character Movie/Tv

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