Joe Santos was born on June 9, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York. He started as a football player before finding an interest in acting. He paid for his acting classes by taking up odd jobs as a railroad worker, tree trimmer, cabbie and barkeeper. He finally debuted in…more
Santos is a member of the Actors Branch.
Joe Santos appeared as himself on an episode of Bakersfield, P.D. In it, he had to solve the mystery of his stolen car by himself because the detectives were too in awe of meeting "Jim Rockford's friend" in the flesh.