Joe Santos

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Joe Santos
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Staff Sgt. Nicolas Perez, a recruiter with Recruiting Station Los Angeles, laughs with Joe Santos
Born
Joseph John Minieri Jr.

(1931-06-09)June 9, 1931
DiedMarch 18, 2016(2016-03-18) (aged 84)
Cause of deathHeart attack
OccupationActor
Years active1963–2010
Spouse(s)Maria Montero (m. 1958–1988; her death)
Partner(s)Nancy Hobson
ChildrenPerry Santos
Joe Santos Jr.
Lilli Santos

Joe Santos (born Joseph John Minieri, Jr.; June 9, 1931 – March 18, 2016) was an American movie and television actor. He was born in The Bronx, New York. He played Sergeant Dennis Becker in The Rockford Files,[1] and Lt. Frank Harper in the TV series Hardcastle and McCormick. He appeared on The Sopranos as Angelo Garepe in seven 2004 episodes.

Santos suffered a heart attack on March 14, 2016, according to his son. He died four days later in Santa Monica, California at the age of 84.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Susan Doukas Brady (July 11, 2012). Tales, Observations and Notes: Bob an Actor's Mentor. Susan Doukas Brady. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-61927-060-2.
  2. Weber, Bruce (March 18, 2016). "Joe Santos, a Mainstay of 'The Rockford Files,' Dies at 84". The New York Times. p. A22.

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