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José Angel Santana

In 1984, as an acclaimed young actor, José Angel Santana recognized pervasive media violence's destructive influence on young people's lives. Rather than continue making such programs, in 1987 he set out to work full-time to help young people. Over his 35 years of working with teenagers, first as Drama Director of Jane Fonda's Laurel Springs ... See full bio »

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Desperately Seeking Susan Boutique Owner
Jumpin' Jack Flash Street Tough
Nighthawks Ripper


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 1999 Total Stranger
 1994 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Detective Miller
- Thicker Than Water (1994) ... Detective Miller (as Jose Angel Santana)
 1987 *batteries not included
Goon #1 (as José Santana)
 1987 Angel in Green (TV Movie)
Rodriguez (as Jose Santana)
 1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Ricky Diaz
- She's So Fein (1987) ... Ricky Diaz (as José Santana)
 1986 The Morning After
Driver (as José Santana)
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash
Street Tough (as Jose Santana)
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Aide (segment "A Small Talent for War")
- Monsters!/A Small Talent for War/A Matter of Minutes (1986) ... Aide (segment "A Small Talent for War") (as José Santana)
 1984-1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Ramon Morandez / Guillermo Pino
- Whatever Works (1985) ... Ramon Morandez (as José Santana)
- Calderone's Return: Part 2 - Calderone's Demise (1984) ... Guillermo Pino (as Jose Santana)
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan
Boutique Owner (as Jose Santana)
 1985 Kojak: The Belarus File (TV Movie)
Ristivo (as Jose Santana)
 1984 Garbo Talks
Sanchez / Orderly (as Jose Santana)
 1984 The Pope of Greenwich Village
Bus Boy (as José Santana)
 1981 Prince of the City
Jose (as Jose Santana)
 1981 Nighthawks
Ripper (as José Santana)
 1979 Coriolanus (Video)
2nd Citizen
 1967 Mar Corrente
old Negro (as José Santana)
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 2019/X Home (Short) (special thanks)
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 2006 Sanford Meisner Master Class (Video documentary)
 1990 American Masters (TV Series documentary)

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Alternate Names:

Jose Angel Santana | Jose Santana | José Santana

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My philosophy: treat regular people like stars and stars like regular people.

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