Joe Santos Bio, Net Worth, Height, Facts

Joe Santos
  • Name: Joe Santos
  • Age at Death: 84 years old
  • Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Net Worth: Pending
  • Status: Deceased

Joe Santos was an American film and television actor best know for his role on The Rockford Files. He was born Joseph Minieri on June 9, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Joseph and Rose Minieri. Santos attended Fordham University where he played football. He worked a string of jobs (railroad worker, tree trimmer, barkeep) prior to his acting career.

Santos made his film debut in the 1964 flick, Flesh and Lace. The film was written and directed by his cousin ‘Joseph W. Sarno’. Santos often played the role of a ‘good cop’ in his films. His first police role was that of “Detective Hank” in the 1966 drama, Moonlighting Wives. He appeared in over 20 films including Shaft’s Big Score, Shamus, Sinatra and Mo’ Money.

Santos rose to prominence in the mid 1970s with his starring role on the television drama series, The Rockford Files. He played the character “Dennis Becker” from 1974-1980. He was later cast as “Frank Harper” on the action-drama series, Hardcastle and McCormick. Other notable television appearances include MacGyver, Magnum P.I., and The Sopranos.

Joe Santos died on March 18, 2016 at the age of 84. His reported cause of death was heart attack. Santos was 5ft 9in tall and of Italian descent. He was married to ‘Mary Montero’ from 1958 until his death. They had two children, Joseph and Perry.

Joe Santos Bio, Net Worth, Facts
Photo By English: Sgt. Monique Wallace [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Joe Santos Age, Birthday, Married

  • Birth Name: Joseph Minieri
  • Birthday: June 9, 1931
  • Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years Active: 1963-2016
  • Net Worth : Salary:
  • Marriage(s): Mary Montero
  • Death-O-Meter: Dead
  • Died: March 18, 2016
  • Cause of Death: Heart Attack
  • Place of Death: Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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