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Reni Santoni

Reni Santoni (April 21, 1939 – August 1, 2020) was 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 continued to work in film and television through to the 21st century. 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.

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Apr 21, 1939 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Strangers in the City 1962-07-16
Latest Project:
Movie A Moral Right: The Politics of Dirty Harry 2008-07-23
Known For
Poster of Groundhog Day
Poster of Rain Man
Poster of Dirty Harry
Poster of Strangers in the City
Movie A Moral Right: The Politics of Dirty Harry Himself 2008-07-23
Movie The Business End: Violence in Cinema Himself 2008-06-03
Movie The Evolution of Clint Eastwood Himself 2008-06-03
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Movie Gang Warz Father Luis 2004-10-01
Series Kingpin Unknown 2003-02-02
Movie Dr. Dolittle 2 Rat #2 (voice) 2001-06-22
Series According to Jim Tony 2001-10-03
Movie 28 Days Daniel 2000-04-06
Series Bull Unknown 2000-08-15
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Frank Mejia 2000-10-06
Movie Late Last Night Drunk 1999-06-20
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Movie Doctor Dolittle Rat #1 (Voice) 1998-06-26
Series Jesse Unknown 1998-09-24
Series V.I.P. Luis Montez 1998-09-26
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Movie Private Parts Vallesecca 1997-03-07
Movie The Late Shift John Agoglia 1996-02-24
Series Dangerous Minds Unknown 1996-09-30
Series Murder One Unknown 1995-09-20
Movie Groundhog Day State Trooper (voice) (uncredited) 1993-02-11
Series Dave's World Unknown 1993-09-20
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Series Renegade Juan Carlos Prieto 1992-09-19
Series Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Movie Cat Chaser Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1989-12-08
Movie The Package Chicago Police Lieutenant 1989-08-25
Series Murphy's Law Unknown 1988-11-02
Movie Bright Lights, Big City Additional Voices (voice) 1988-04-01
Movie Rain Man (voice) 1988-12-11
Movie The Pick-up Artist Man in Train Station 1987-09-18
Movie Cobra Sergeant Gonzales 1986-03-21
Movie Second Serve Dr. Roberto Granato 1986-01-01
Series Joe Bash Unknown 1986-03-28
Movie Radioactive Dreams 'Red' Hairstylist 1986-09-19
Series Sanchez of Bel Air 1986-10-03
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Movie Summer Rental Announcer 1985-08-09
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Bad Boys Ramon Herrera 1983-03-25
Series Manimal 1983-09-30
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Carlos Rodriguez 1982-05-21
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Hobbs 1977-07-14
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1977-09-20
Series CHiPs Cleo Baxter 1977-09-15
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie Indict and Convict Mike Belano 1974-01-06
Series The Rockford Files Perry 1974-09-13
Movie Panic on the 5:22 Emil Linz 1974-11-20
Series Barnaby Jones Tony Santos 1973-01-28
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie Powderkeg Ricardo Sandoval 1971-04-16
Series Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law Danny Paterno 1971-09-16
Movie Dirty Harry Insp. Chico Gonzalez 1971-07-14
Series The Odd Couple Ernie 1970-09-24
Movie The Student Nurses Victor Charlie 1970-12-02
Movie Guns of the Magnificent Seven Max 1969-07-14
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Anzio Pvt. Movie 1968-07-24
Movie Enter Laughing David Kolowitz 1967-02-25
Movie The Pawnbroker Junkie Selling Radio (uncredited) 1965-04-20
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Trials of O'Brien Unknown 1965-09-18
Movie Strangers in the City Scrounge 1962-07-16
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01