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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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Known For

Showtime
Showtime Hector
(2002)
The Steve Harvey Show
The Steve Harvey Show Romeo Santana
(1996-2002)
JAG
JAG Seaman Aubrey McBride
(2002)
Getting By
Getting By Marcus Dixon
(1993-1994)

Filmography

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 2003 The Blues
Goya
 2002 Half & Half (TV Series)
Dante Aldente
- The Big Pimpin' Episode (2002) ... Dante Aldente
 2002 Play'd: A Hip Hop Story (TV Movie)
Mayhem
 2002 JAG (TV Series)
Seaman Aubrey McBride
- Port Chicago (2002) ... Seaman Aubrey McBride
 2002 Showtime
Hector
 1996-2002 The Steve Harvey Show (TV Series)
Romeo Santana
- California or Bust-Up (2002) ... Romeo Santana
- The Graduates (2002) ... Romeo Santana
- My Fair Homegirl (2002) ... Romeo Santana
- The Shower Planner (2002) ... Romeo Santana
- Hate Thy Neighbor (2002) ... Romeo Santana
 2001 Flossin
Jermaine
 2000 The Smoker (Short)
 1996-1999 Moesha (TV Series)
Ohagi
- Independence Day (1999) ... Ohagi
- The Ditch Party (1996) ... Ohagi
- Sixteen (1996) ... Ohagi
- Pilot (1996) ... Ohagi
 1997 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Warren
- A Draining Experience (1997) ... Warren
 1996 Harambee! (TV Movie)
Flex
 1995-1996 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Calvin
- 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)
Marcus
- 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
- Joey's Choice (1994) ... Joey (as Merlin)
 1993-1994 Getting By (TV Series)
Marcus Dixon
- My Brilliant Career (1994) ... Marcus Dixon
- Just Say No (1994) ... Marcus Dixon
- Teacher's Pest (1994) ... Marcus Dixon
- Three Days of the Condo (1994) ... Marcus Dixon
- The Rich Guy (1994) ... Marcus Dixon
 1991-1992 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Stanley
- Some Gifts Aren't Deductible (1992) ... Stanley
- Cliff and Theo Come Clean (1992) ... Stanley
- Two Is a Crowd (1991) ... Stanley
- Particles in Motion (1991) ... Stanley
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Roneld Griggs
- Mushrooms (1991) ... Roneld Griggs
 1991 Major Dad (TV Series)
Marvin
- 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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