Reni Santoni

Highest Rated: 100% The Pawnbroker (1965)
Lowest Rated: 13% Summer Rental (1985)
Birthday: Apr 21, 1939
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Of Franco-Spanish descent, American actor Reni Santoni began his show business career as a comedy writer. Santoni's big film break came when director Carl Reiner cast him in the leading role of aspiring thespian David Kolowitz (Reiner's blatantly obvious alter ego) in Enter Laughing (1967). Thereafter, Santoni could be seen in supporting parts in such films as Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982, again directed by Carl Reiner), Brewster's Millions (1985), and Cobra (1986). He has also provided voice-over characterizations for crowd scenes in Rain Man (1988), Bright Lights, Big City (1988), and other films. Reni Santoni's weekly TV credits include the roles of lawyer Danny Paterno in Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1973-1974 season only) and police captain Nick Rivera in Manimal (1983).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
29% Irene in Time Sam 2009
No Score Yet Gang Warz Father Luis 2004
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 Actor $111.5M 2001
32% 28 Days Daniel 2000
No Score Yet Late Last Night Drunk 1999
43% Dr. Dolittle Rat #1 1998
40% Can't Hardly Wait Cop 1998
77% Private Parts Vin Vallesecca 1997
No Score Yet The Late Shift John Agoglia 1996
No Score Yet Men Don't Tell Alvarez 1993
No Score Yet Dead On: Relentless II Actor 1992
64% The Package Chicago Police Lieutenant 1989
89% Rain Man Actor 1988
63% Bright Lights, Big City Actor 1988
57% The Pick-Up Artist Man in Train Station 1987
No Score Yet Radioactive Dreams Hairstylist/Voice of Adult Harold 1986
14% Cobra Sergeant Gonzales 1986
No Score Yet Second Serve Actor 1986
No Score Yet No Greater Gift Actor 1986
13% Summer Rental Announcer 1985
36% Brewster's Millions Vin Rapelito 1985
89% Bad Boys Ramon Herrera 1982
78% Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Carlos Rodriguez 1982
No Score Yet They Went That-a-Way & That-a-Way Billy Jo 1978
No Score Yet I Never Promised You A Rose Garden Hobbs 1977
No Score Yet Panic on the 5:22 Actor 1974
93% Dirty Harry Chic 1971
No Score Yet The Student Nurses Victor Charlie 1970
No Score Yet Guns of the Magnificent Seven Max 1969
No Score Yet A Great Big Thing Vinny 1968
55% Enter Laughing David Kolowitz 1967
100% The Pawnbroker Actor 1965

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Frank Mejia
  • 2005
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Mr. Griswold
  • 2005
No Score Yet According to Jim
2001-2009
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave
1998-1999
Boris
  • 1999
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Guest Poppie
  • 1998
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Sal Campisi Det. Arnold Solomon
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Lt. Caceras Juan Ramos
  • 1994
  • 1989
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Lt. Dominguez
  • 1988
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Sr. Arredondo
  • 1988
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Cleo
  • 1982
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Holder
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Perry
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Ernie
  • 1971
24% Manimal
1983
Capt. Nick Rivera

QUOTES FROM Reni Santoni CHARACTERS