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Joe De Santis

Highest Rated:   100% I Want to Live! (1958)
Lowest Rated:   75% The Brotherhood (1968)
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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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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 Blue
  • Carlos
1968
75% The Brotherhood
  • Pietro Rizzi
1968
No Score Yet The Venetian Affair
  • Jan Aarvan
1967
93% 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
100% 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
83% 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
No Score Yet Deadline - U.S.A.
  • Schmidt
1952
No Score Yet Slattery's Hurricane
  • Gregory
1949

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