Joe De Santis

Joe De Santis

  • Highest Rated: 100% Marty (1955)
  • Lowest Rated: 75% The Brotherhood (1968)
  • Birthday: Jun 15, 1909
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The son of Italian immigrants, Manhattan-born Joe DeSantis started out in 1931 as an actor and announcer for Italian-language radio programs; that same year, he made his first Broadway appearance in Sierna, likewise performed in Italian. DeSantis did not act in English until he was hired for the Walter Hampden troupe in 1932. Throughout the late 1930s and 1940s, DeSantis was active in network radio (where he specialized in dialect parts), regional theatre, and government-funded acting projects. After his inaugural film appearance in 1949's Slattery's Hurricane, DeSantis remained on call for roles requiring muscle and menace. His film credits include I Want to Live (1958), Al Capone (1959) (as Big Jim Colosimo), The George Raft Story (1960), Beau Geste (1966), The Professionals (1966) and Little Cigars (1973). Joe DeSantis was a regular on the pioneering 1949 television series Photocrime (1949), and was narrator of the 1950 melodramatic TV anthology The Trap.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet It's Good to Be Alive Actor 1974
No Score Yet Honor Thy Father Actor 1973
No Score Yet Little Cigars Travers 1973
No Score Yet Night Chase Actor 1970
No Score Yet Chubasco Benito 1968
No Score Yet Blue Carlos 1968
75% The Brotherhood Pietro Rizzi 1968
No Score Yet The Venetian Affair Jan Aarvan 1967
88% The Professionals Ortega 1966
No Score Yet Madame X Carter 1966
No Score Yet The George Raft Story Frankie Donatella 1961
No Score Yet A Cold Wind In August Papa Perugino 1961
No Score Yet Al Capone Jim Colosimo 1959
No Score Yet Buchanan Rides Alone Esteban Gomez 1958
92% I Want to Live! Al Matthews 1958
No Score Yet The Unholy Wife Gino Verdugo 1957
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels Frank Satori 1957
No Score Yet Dino Mr. Minetta 1957
No Score Yet Tension at Table Rock Burrows 1956
86% Last Hunt Ed Black 1956
No Score Yet Full of Life Father Gondolfo 1956
100% Marty Actor 1955
No Score Yet The Man with a Cloak Martin 1952
86% Deadline - U.S.A. Schmidt 1952
No Score Yet Slattery's Hurricane Gregory 1949

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Marak Vito Scalesi Jorge Cabal
  • 1970
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Dawson Samuel Michelson Father Xavier Morehouse
  • 1970
  • 1967
  • 1962
  • 1961
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Handlin Hawtree Gunter
  • 1968
  • 1957
  • 1955
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Lou
  • 1965
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Castel Parker Slater
  • 1965
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Vardez
  • 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Cardon
  • 1963
  • 1959
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Don Manuel
  • 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • 1959

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