Biography

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Reni Santoni (born April 21, 1939) is an American film, television and voice actor.

Santoni was born in New York City of French and Spanish descent.

He began his career in off-Broadway theatre. His first significant film role was an uncredited appearance in the 1964 film The Pawnbroker, starring Rod Steiger, in which he played a junkie trying to sell a radio to the title character, using anti-Semitic slurs that have absolutely no effect.

Santoni's first leading role was as the young actor in Carl Reiner's Enter Laughing. His other well-known film roles include Inspector "Chico" González in the 1971 classic Dirty Harry, as Ramon Herrera in the 1983 hit drama Bad Boys and as detective Tony Gonzales in 1986 action film Cobra. Around that time he also made guest appearances on television shows such as Barnaby Jones, Lou Grant, Hawaii Five-O, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hill Street Blues and Midnight Caller. In 1973 he was a junior partner on, "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law". (Santoni and "Owen Marshall" co-star Lee Majors were born the same week in April 1939).

Santoni continues to work in film and television to the present day. Some of his more memorable characterizations include "Poppie," the unhygienic restaurateur on TV's Seinfeld, and "Captain Carlos Rodríguez" in Carl Reiner's comedy film Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Reni Santoni, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Reni Santoni (born April 21, 1939) is an American film, television and voice actor.

Santoni was born in New York City of French and Spanish descent.

He began his career in off-Broadway theatre. His first significant film role was an uncredited appearance in the 1964 film The Pawnbroker, starring Rod Steiger, in which he played a junkie trying to sell a radio to the title character, using anti-Semitic slurs that have absolutely no effect.

Santoni's first leading role was as the young actor in Carl Reiner's Enter Laughing. His other well-known film roles include Inspector "Chico" González in the 1971 classic Dirty Harry, as Ramon Herrera in the 1983 hit drama Bad Boys and as detective Tony Gonzales in 1986 action film Cobra. Around that time he also made guest appearances on television shows such as Barnaby Jones, Lou Grant, Hawaii Five-O, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hill Street Blues and Midnight Caller. In 1973 he was a junior partner on, "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law". (Santoni and "Owen Marshall" co-star Lee Majors were born the same week in April 1939).

Santoni continues to work in film and television to the present day. Some of his more memorable characterizations include "Poppie," the unhygienic restaurateur on TV's Seinfeld, and "Captain Carlos Rodríguez" in Carl Reiner's comedy film Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Reni Santoni, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 57

Birthday 1939-04-21

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 Grey's Anatomy (1 episode)
2003 Kingpin (1 episode)
2001 According to Jim (1 episode)
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 as Rat #2 (voice)
2000 Bull (1 episode)
2000 28 Days as Daniel
1999 Judging Amy (1 episode)
1998 Jesse (1 episode)
1997 Private Parts as Vallesecca
1997 The Practice (2 episodes)
1996 Dangerous Minds (1 episode)
1996 The Late Shift as John Agoglia
1995 Murder One (5 episodes)
1993 Dave's World (1 episode)
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (1 episode)
1993 Groundhog Day as State Trooper (voice) (uncredited)
1992 Renegade (1 episode)
1989 Cat Chaser as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
1989 The Package as Chicago Police Lieutenant
1989 Seinfeld (5 episodes)
1989 Quantum Leap (2 episodes)
1988 Rain Man as (voice)
1988 Murphy's Law (1 episode)
1987 The Pick-up Artist as Man in Train Station
1986 Sanchez of Bel Air (13 episodes)
1986 Radioactive Dreams as 'Red' Hairstylist
1986 Joe Bash (1 episode)
1986 Cobra as Sergeant Gonzales
1986 Second Serve as Dr. Roberto Granato
1985 227 (1 episode)
1985 Moonlighting (1 episode)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (2 episodes)
1984 Miami Vice (1 episode)
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1 episode)
1983 Manimal (8 episodes) as Lt. Rivera
1983 Bad Boys as Ramon Herrera
1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid as Carlos Rodriguez
1981 Hill Street Blues (4 episodes)
1977 Lou Grant (1 episode)
1977 CHiPs (1 episode) as Cleo Baxter
1977 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden as Hobbs
1976 Charlie's Angels (1 episode)
1974 Panic on the 5:22
1974 Indict and Convict as Mike Belano
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1971 Dirty Harry as Insp. Chico Gonzalez
1971 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law (69 episodes) as Danny Paterno
1971 Powderkeg as Ricardo Sandoval
1970 The Student Nurses as Victor Charlie
1970 The Odd Couple (1 episode)
1969 Guns of the Magnificent Seven as Max
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1968 Anzio as Pvt. Movie
1967 Enter Laughing as David Kolowitz
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1965 The Trials of O'Brien (1 episode)

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