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Reni Santoni

​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.

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Apr 21, 1939 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Pawnbroker 1965-04-20
Latest Project:
Series Grey's Anatomy 2005-03-27
Known For
Poster of Private Parts
Poster of Cat Chaser
Poster of Panic on the 5:22
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Movie Gang Warz Father Luis 2004-10-01
Series Kingpin Unknown 2003-02-02
Series According to Jim Unknown 2001-10-03
Movie Dr. Dolittle 2 Rat #2 (voice) 2001-06-22
Movie 28 Days Daniel 2000-04-06
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Series Jesse Unknown 1998-09-24
Movie Doctor Dolittle Rat #1 (Voice) 1998-06-26
Movie Private Parts Vallesecca 1997-03-07
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Series Dangerous Minds Unknown 1996-09-30
Movie The Late Shift John Agoglia 1996-02-24
Series Murder One Unknown 1995-09-20
Movie Groundhog Day State Trooper (voice) (uncredited) 1993-02-11
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Series Dave's World Unknown 1993-09-20
Series Renegade Juan Carlos Prieto 1992-09-19
Movie Cat Chaser Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1989-12-08
Movie The Package Chicago Police Lieutenant 1989-08-25
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Series Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Movie Rain Man (voice) 1988-12-11
Movie The Pick-up Artist Man in Train Station 1987-09-18
Series Sanchez of Bel Air 1986-10-03
Movie Radioactive Dreams 'Red' Hairstylist 1986-09-19
Movie Cobra Sergeant Gonzales 1986-03-21
Movie Second Serve Dr. Roberto Granato 1986-01-01
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie Summer Rental Announcer 1985-08-09
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Series Manimal 1983-09-30
Movie Bad Boys Ramon Herrera 1983-03-25
Movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Carlos Rodriguez 1982-05-21
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1977-09-20
Series CHiPs Cleo Baxter 1977-09-15
Movie I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Hobbs 1977-07-14
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie Indict and Convict Mike Belano 1974-01-06
Movie Panic on the 5:22 Emil Linz 1974-11-20
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law Danny Paterno 1971-09-16
Movie Dirty Harry Insp. Chico Gonzalez 1971-07-14
Movie Powderkeg Ricardo Sandoval 1971-04-16
Movie The Student Nurses Victor Charlie 1970-12-02
Series The Odd Couple Unknown 1970-09-24
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
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Trials of O'Brien Unknown 1965-09-18
Movie The Pawnbroker Junkie Selling Radio 1965-04-20