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Brooklyn-born actor of Italian descent, Joe Santos started out a football jock at Fordham University and turned semi-pro before finding a new avenue in acting. Success was long in coming, and he paid his dues for years in a number of blue-collar jobs including railroad worker, tree trimmer, cabbie and barkeep while taking acting classes. A soap ... See full bio »
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Filmography

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  Chronic (filming)
Issac Sr.
 2000 Hammerlock
Warden Stan Cromwell
 1998 The Right Way
 1994 Art Deco Detective
Detective Guy Lean
 1994 Trial by Jury
Johnny Verona
 1993 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Angelo Marino
- Pilot (1993) ... Angelo Marino
 1992 Sinatra (TV Movie)
Marty Sinatra
 1991 The Last Boy Scout
Bessalo
 1991 Deadly Desire (TV Movie)
Gus
 1990 Good Cops, Bad Cops (TV Movie)
 1984-1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Ernesto Delgado / Det. Ortega
- La Familia (1990) ... Ernesto Delgado
- The Hot Grounder (1984) ... Det. Ortega
 1990 The Old Man and the Sea (TV Movie)
Lopez
 1990 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Cy Agnew
- Episode #1.1415 (1990) ... Cy Agnew
- Episode #1.1410 (1990) ... Cy Agnew
- Episode #1.1406 (1990) ... Cy Agnew
- Episode #1.1404 (1990) ... Cy Agnew
- Episode #1.1403 (1990) ... Cy Agnew
 1990/I Revenge
Ibarra
 1989 Beverly Hills Brats
Spyder
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Tony
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Oscar Carrera
- Hostile Takeover (1988) ... Oscar Carrera
 1987-1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
NYPD Lt. Bert Alffano / Joe Rinaldi
- A Little Night Work (1988) ... NYPD Lt. Bert Alffano
- The Bottom Line Is Murder (1987) ... Joe Rinaldi
 1988 Deadline: Madrid (TV Movie)
Jake Gilbert
 1986-1987 MacGyver (TV Series)
Jimmy 'The Eraser' Kendall / Lou Rizzo / Louie
- The Eraser (1986) ... Jimmy 'The Eraser' Kendall / Louie
 1987 Adderly (TV Series)
- Speed of Light (1987)
 1986 Superior Court (TV Series)
Attorney Raul Garcia (entire run)
 1986 The Education of Allison Tate
Detective Duncan
 1985-1986 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Lt. Frank Harper
- A Chip Off the Ol' Milt (1986) ... Lt. Frank Harper
- The Day the Music Died (1986) ... Lt. Frank Harper
- Undercover McCormick (1985) ... Lt. Frank Harper
- Hardcastle, Hardcastle, Hardcastle and McCormick (1985) ... Lt. Frank Harper
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Doug Kelleher (segment "The Library")
- Take My Life... Please!/Devil's Alphabet/The Library (1986) ... Doug Kelleher (segment "The Library")
 1985 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Mr. Castle
- The Bribe (1985) ... Mr. Castle
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Alf Nussman
- Let's Steele a Plot (1984) ... Alf Nussman
 1984 The Ratings Game (TV Movie)
Tony
 1984 The A-Team (TV Series)
Rudy Garcia - Plant Foreman
- Trouble on Wheels (1984) ... Rudy Garcia - Plant Foreman
 1984 Cover Up (TV Series)
Joe Carlos
- Pilot (1984) ... Joe Carlos
 1984 Fear City
Frank
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Lastarza
- Eva's Brawn (1984) ... Lastarza
- Lucky Ducks (1984) ... Lastarza
- Hair Apparent (1984) ... Lastarza
 1984 Jessie (TV Series)
Ray Wysocki
- Valerie's Turn (1984) ... Ray Wysocki
 1983 Blue Thunder
Montoya
 1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Henry Fetchner
- Space Ranger (1983) ... Henry Fetchner
 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 2 (TV Movie)
 1981 Wendy Hooper, U.S. Army (TV Movie)
Sergeant Bruno
 1980 The Hustler of Muscle Beach (TV Movie)
Barry Layton
 1980 Power (TV Movie)
Arthur 'Art' Konigsburg
 1979 Eischied (TV Series)
Luis Aguilar
- Spanish Eight (1979) ... Luis Aguilar
 1978 David Cassidy - Man Undercover (TV Series)
Lt. Mitchell
- Running the Hill (1978) ... Lt. Mitchell
 1978 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
CPO Miller Timmons
- The Show Must Go On... Sometimes (1978) ... CPO Miller Timmons
 1974-1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Sally Pickle / Sgt. Cordelia / Lieutenant Rudy DeLeon / ...
- River of Promises (1978) ... Sgt. Cordelia
- Monster Manor (1976) ... Gene Pardnales
- Two Frogs on a Mongoose (1976) ... Manny Del Rey
- Spanish Class (1976) ... Officer John Fernandez
 1977 Lou Grant (TV Series)
George Delgado
- Barrio (1977) ... George Delgado
 1976 The Selling of Vince D'Angelo (TV Movie)
FBI guy
 1976 A Matter of Wife... and Death (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Vince Promuto
 1976 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
- A Game of Love (1976)
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Marcos
- The Secret of Terry Lake (1975) ... Marcos
 1975 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Sanjero
- A Lamb to the Slaughter (1975) ... Sanjero
 1974 Zandy's Bride
Frank Gallo
 1974 A Knife for the Ladies (uncredited)
 1974 The Girl on the Late, Late Show (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Scott
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Frank Perez
- Rampage (1974) ... Frank Perez
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Balazar
- Rendezvous with Terror (1974) ... Balazar
 1973 Blade
Spinelli
 1973 The Don Is Dead
Joe Lucci
 1973 The Blue Knight (TV Movie)
Sergeant Cruz Segovia
 1973 Toma (TV Series)
Jake Ricci
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
Jabbo
 1973 Shamus
Lieutenant Promuto
 1972 Room 222 (TV Series)
Mr. Galvez
- The Imposter (1972) ... Mr. Galvez
 1972 Shaft's Big Score!
Pascal
 1971 The Panic in Needle Park
DiBono
 1968 The Detective
Reporter (uncredited)
 1967 My Body Hungers
Truck Driver
 1966 Moonlighting Wives
Detective Hank
 1965 Flesh and Lace
Julian - the toy shop owner (as Joe Russell)
 1964 A Carol for Another Christmas (TV Movie)
Number 32 (uncredited)
 1964 Warm Nights and Hot Pleasures
Dick (as Joe Russell)
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Onlooker Outside Apples' Apartment
- The S.S. American Dream (1963) ... Onlooker Outside Apples' Apartment (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote / appeared in "Sunset Normandie".

Alternate Names:

Joe Russell

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Father of producer/director/writer Perry Santos. See more »

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