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Reni Santoni


Born on April 21, 1939 of French and Spanish heritage, the New York City born Reni Santoni (aka Reni Sands) started his career off in entertainment as a comedy writer. He moved in front of the camera in the early 60s and was performing episodic TV drama ("East Side/West Side," "The Trials of O'Brien," "Hawk") when, out of the blue, director Carl ... See full bio »
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  Clean Sweep (filming)
John Rutherford
 2012 Franklin & Bash (TV Series)
Judge Maurice Vincent
- Voir Dire (2012) ... Judge Maurice Vincent
 2009 Irene in Time
Sam
 2009 Raising the Bar (TV Series)
Mr. Cansardi
- Hair Apparent (2009) ... Mr. Cansardi
 2005 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Mr. Griswold
- Something to Talk About (2005) ... Mr. Griswold
 2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Frank Mejia
- 4x4 (2005) ... Frank Mejia
 2004 Gang Warz
Father Luis
 2003 Kingpin (TV Mini-Series)
General Valdez
- El Velorio (2003) ... General Valdez
 2002 According to Jim (TV Series)
Tony
- Pizza Boy (2002) ... Tony
 2001 Dr. Dolittle 2
Rat #2 (voice)
 2001 V.I.P. (TV Series)
Luis Montez
- Goodfidellas (2001) ... Luis Montez
 2000 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Clyde Tate
- The God Thing (2000) ... Clyde Tate
 2000 28 Days
Daniel
 1999 Late Last Night (TV Movie)
Drunk
 1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
Boris Bolechek
- About Face (1999) ... Boris Bolechek
 1999 Jesse (TV Series)
Pedro Vazquez
- The Parent Trap (1999) ... Pedro Vazquez
 1998 The Tony Danza Show (TV Series)
Uncle Ernesto
- C'gar Face (1998) ... Uncle Ernesto
 1998 Doctor Dolittle
Rat #1 (voice)
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait
Cop
 1994-1998 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Poppie / Poppy
- The Finale (1998) ... Poppy
- The Doorman (1995) ... Poppie
- The Couch (1994) ... Poppie
- The Pie (1994) ... Poppie
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Roland Mapp
- Axe Murderer (1998) ... Roland Mapp
- Food Chains (1998) ... Roland Mapp
 1997 Dangerous Minds (TV Series)
Gerald Kaminsky
- Teach, Don't Touch (1997) ... Gerald Kaminsky
 1997 Private Parts
Vallesecca
 1995-1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Det. Arnold Solomon / Sal Campisi
- Caulksmanship (1996) ... Sal Campisi
 1996 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Don Carlos del Vega Garcia
- Codename: Dragonfly (1996) ... Don Carlos del Vega Garcia
 1996 The Late Shift (TV Movie)
John Agoglia
 1995 Renegade (TV Series)
Juan Carlos Prieto
- Offshore Thunder (1995) ... Juan Carlos Prieto
 1995 The Brady Bunch Movie
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1994 Dave's World (TV Series)
Mr. Martinez
- Please Won't You Be My Neighbor (1994) ... Mr. Martinez
 1989-1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Juan Ramez / Lt. Caceras
- Roadkill (1994) ... Juan Ramez
- Three Strikes, You're Out (1989) ... Lt. Caceras
 1993 Men Don't Tell (TV Movie)
 1992 Dream On (TV Series)
Mr. Tribbiani
- It Came from Beneath the Sink (1992) ... Mr. Tribbiani
 1992 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Sgt. Lopez
 1992/I Only You
Rueben the Bartender
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Glen Newland
- Curses (1990) ... Glen Newland
 1990 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Alonzo Salcedo
- It Ain't All It's Cracked up to Be (1990) ... Alonzo Salcedo
 1989 Cat Chaser
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1989 The Package
Chicago Police Lieutenant
 1989 Murphy's Law (TV Series)
Dr. Mario Rodriguez
- Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing (1989) ... Dr. Mario Rodriguez
 1988 Rain Man (voice)
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City
Additional Voices (voice)
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Lt. Arturo Dominguez
- Badge of Dishonor (1988) ... Lt. Arturo Dominguez
 1988 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Señor Arredondo
- Los Dos Dipestos (1988) ... Señor Arredondo
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
Man in Train Station (as Rene Santoni)
 1986 Second Serve (TV Movie)
Dr. Roberto Granato
 1986 Joe Bash (TV Series)
Carlos
- Romance (1986) ... Carlos
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Sgt. John Thomas
- You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful, and You're His (1985) ... Sgt. John Thomas
 1985 227 (TV Series)
Louie Esobar
- Pilot (1985) ... Louie Esobar
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Mario
- No Greater Gift (1985) ... Mario
 1985 Summer Rental
Announcer
 1985 Radioactive Dreams
'Red' Hairstylist / Adult Harold (voice)
 1985 Brewster's Millions
Vin Rapelito
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Emiliano
- Ship of Spies (1985) ... Emiliano
 1985 Joanna (TV Movie)
Michael Braxton
 1983 Lottery! (TV Series)
Victor
- Being a Winner (1983) ... Victor
 1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Carlos Rodriguez
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
Cleo Baxter
- Overload (1982) ... Cleo Baxter
 1979 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Holder
- Cruising Angels (1979) ... Holder
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Perry
- A Different Drummer (1979) ... Perry
 1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Jimmy Rego
- A Death in the Family (1978) ... Jimmy Rego
 1977 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Jim Keenan
- Scoop (1977) ... Jim Keenan
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
George Coletta
- Licensed to Kill (1977) ... George Coletta
 1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (TV Series)
- Serpent's Tooth (1976)
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
Gabriel
- Follow the Yellow Brick Road (1976) ... Gabriel
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Martinez
- Dead Heat (1975) ... Martinez
 1974 Panic on the 5:22 (TV Movie)
Emil Linz
 1973-1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Tony Santos / Chip Rawlins
- Foul Play (1974) ... Tony Santos
- See Some Evil... Do Some Evil (1973) ... Chip Rawlins
 1974 Indict and Convict (TV Movie)
Mike Belano
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Harry Scheller / Eddie Locke
- The Gopher (1972) ... Harry Scheller
- Arrangement with Terror (1972) ... Eddie Locke
 1971 Dirty Harry
Chico
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series)
Ricardo Sandoval
- Powderkeg (1971) ... Ricardo Sandoval
 1971 The Psychiatrist (TV Series)
- The Longer Trail (1971)
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series)
Alan Deurivieres
- George Washington Told a Lie (1971) ... Alan Deurivieres
 1971 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Ernie
- The Hideaway (1971) ... Ernie
 1970 The Student Nurses
Victor Charlie
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Vito Salone (segment "Love and the Letter")
 1968 Anzio
Pvt. Movie
 1968 A Great Big Thing
Vinny Shea
 1967 Enter Laughing
David Kolowitz
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Nick Weller
- Thanks for the Honeymoon (1966) ... Nick Weller
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Leonard
- A Gaggle of Girls (1965) ... Leonard
 1964 The Pawnbroker
Junkie selling radio (uncredited)
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Felipe Valdez
- Nothing But the Half Truth (1964) ... Felipe Valdez
 1962 Strangers in the City
Scrounge (as Reni Sands)
Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1972, he starred in an unsold pilot for ABC called "Cassidy and Torres." The plot concerned the adventures of a police reporter and a Hispanic detective.

Alternate Names:

Reni Sands | Rene Santoni

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Briefly played professional baseball and originally planned on being a sports journalist. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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