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Also Known As: Joseph Minieri Died:
Born: June 9, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, construction worker

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A street-edged character player of TV and movies, often cast as an urban detective or crook, Joe Santos is perhaps best remembered as Detective Dennis Becker, cop pal who respects James Garner's Jim Rockford, on "The Rockford Files" (NBC, 1974-80) and its numerous TV-movies.

A street-edged character player of TV and movies, often cast as an urban detective or crook, Joe Santos is perhaps best remembered as Detective Dennis Becker, cop pal who respects James Garner's Jim Rockford, on "The Rockford Files" (NBC, 1974-80) and its numerous TV-movies.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Auggie Rose (2000) Emanuel
2.
 Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads, The (1999) Lieutenant Dennis Becker
3.
 Rockford Files: Murder and Misdemeanors, The (1997) Lieutenant Dennis Becker
4.
 Postman, The (1997) Getty
5.
6.
 Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play, The (1996) Lieutenant Dennis Becker
7.
 Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best, The (1996) Lieutenant Dennis Becker
8.
 Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime, The (1996) Lieutenant Dennis Becker
9.
 Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise, The (1995) Lieutenant Dennis Becker
10.
 Art Deco Detective (1994) Detective Guy Lean
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1952:
Served in US Army Medical Corps
1967:
Film debut "My Body Hungers"
1973:
TV-movie debut, "The Blue Knight" (NBC)
:
TV series debut as Detective Dennis Becker on "The Rockford Files" (NBC)
1980:
Starred on short-lived sitcom "Me and Maxx" (NBC)
1984:
Played the father on the short-lived sitcom "a.k.a. Pablo" (ABC)
:
Featured as Lt. Frank Harper on "Hardcastle & McCormick" (ABC)
1985:
Co-starred in feature film, "Fear City"
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Played recurring role of Lt. Page on "Magnum, P.I." (CBS)
1990:
Played Lopez in TV version "Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea"
1992:
Appeared as Marty Sinatra, "Sinatra" miniseries (CBS)
1992:
Co-starred in the film "Mo' Money"
1994:
Reprised role of Det. Becker on "Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A." TV-movie and subsequent revivals
1994:
Co-starred on big screen in "Art Deco Detective" and "Trial By Jury"
1995:
Appeared in "Tyson" (HBO)
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Education

Fordham University: Bronx , New York - 1949 - 1950
Miami University: Oxford , Ohio - 1950 - 1951

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wife:
Mary Montero. Married on March 31, 1958.

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father:
Joseph Minieri.
mother:
Rose Minieri.
son:
Joseph Santos.
son:
Perry Santos.
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