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Merlin Santana (1976–2002)

Originally from New York, both of Merlin's parents were from the Dominican Republic. His mother pushed for a career in show business to keep him out of trouble and off the mean streets. He began as an advertising model for a fast-food chain at the age of 3. He first began getting noticed as Stanley, one of Rudy Huxtable's admirers, on the hit TV ... See full bio »

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 2003 The Blues
 2002 Half & Half (TV Series)
Dante Aldente
- The Big Pimpin' Episode (2002) ... Dante Aldente
 2002 Play'd: A Hip Hop Story (TV Movie)
 2002 Showtime
 2001 Flossin
 2000 The Smoker (Short)
 1996-1999 Moesha (TV Series)
- Independence Day (1999) ... Ohagi
- The Ditch Party (1996) ... Ohagi
- Sixteen (1996) ... Ohagi
- Pilot (1996) ... Ohagi
 1997 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
- A Draining Experience (1997) ... Warren
 1996 Harambee! (TV Movie)
 1995-1996 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
- Coach Counselor (1996) ... Calvin
- R.O.T.C. (1995) ... Calvin
 1995 Street Gear (TV Series)
Derick Davis
- Davis vs. Davis (1995) ... Derick Davis
- Smiley Face (1995) ... Derick Davis
- Don't Ask, Don't Tell (1995) ... Derick Davis
- Look Who's Quiet Now (1995) ... Derick Davis
- Two Blind Mice (1995) ... Derick Davis
 1995 Under One Roof (TV Series)
- Ronnie's Got a Gun (1995) ... Marcus
- Secrets (1995) ... Marcus
- Sophisticated Lady... Not! (1995) ... Marcus
- Pilot (1995) ... Marcus
- Daddy's Girl (1995) ... Marcus
 1994 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
- Joey's Choice (1994) ... Joey (as Merlin)
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Roneld Griggs
- Mushrooms (1991) ... Roneld Griggs
 1991 Major Dad (TV Series)
- The Possible Dream (1991) ... Marvin
- Sins of the Father (1991) ... Marvin
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Two 20-year-old men and a 15-year-old girl were arrested for his murder. The mens' arrests came just a week after the girl was arrested in connection with the case. Santana was shot dead on November 9 while sitting in the passenger seat of a car in south Los Angeles. See more »

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