Merlin Santana

Merlin Santana

Highest Rated: 25% Showtime (2002)

Lowest Rated: 25% Showtime (2002)

Birthday: Mar 14, 1976

Birthplace: Not Available

An Image and ALMA award nominee who rose to fame on The Steve Harvey Show before co-starring with Eddie Murphy in the action comedy Showtime, actor Merlin Santana's career was cut tragically short by a seemingly random act of violence. Born to Dominican Republic immigrants in New York City, Santana was encouraged by his mother to pursue a career in show business as a means to keep the talented youngster off the streets. Following early work as a fast food chain advertising model, Santana landed a recurring role on the enduring sitcom The Cosby Show. Although he co-starred in the sitcom Getting By in the early '90s, it was The Steve Harvey Show that found the actor nominated by the Image awards and ALMA and truly coming into his own as an actor. Sadly, his blossoming career was ended with a bullet as he sat in a parked car in South Los Angeles in November 2002. A woman was arrested in connection to the crime shortly thereafter. Santana was 26.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The Blues Virgin 2003
No Score Yet Play'd: A Hip Hop Story Mayhem 2002
25% Showtime Hector $38M 2002
No Score Yet Flossin Actor 2001
No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Street War Mikey 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Half & Half
2002-2006
Dante Aldente 2002
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Warren 1997
No Score Yet Moesha
1996-2001
1996
No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper
1992-1997
Calvin 1996
1995
33% Getting By
1992-1994
Marcus Dixon 1993
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Stanley 1992
1991
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Roneld Griggs 1991
86% Under One Roof
1995
Marcus

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