Reni Santoni

Reni Santoni

Highest Rated: 90% Bad Boys (1983)

Lowest Rated: 18% Cobra (1986)

Birthday: Apr 21, 1939

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Veteran supporting actor Reni Santoni, best known for his role as Poppie on the series "Seinfeld," appeared consistently on television throughout his career while also putting in solid work in feature films. Santoni has spent the majority of his career relegated to supporting roles in a number of film and TV parts. He has appeared in various genres, from comedy films such as "Brewster's Millions" with Richard Pryor, to more dramatic work, such as the crime drama "Bad Boys." Santoni worked with many top-name stars in his career including Clint Eastwood on the gritty crime drama "Dirty Harry," Steve Martin in the comedy "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid," and Sylvester Stallone in the action flick "Cobra." Santoni's most popular role, though, was on the long-running sitcom "Seinfeld" as the explosive, pro-life chef Poppie, who verbally sparred with leading man Jerry Seinfeld in hilarious fashion on multiple occasions. While Santoni's steadiest work came on television, he has appeared in such notable films as the high-school comedy "Can't Hardly Wait," and alongside shock jock Howard Stern in his biopic "Private Parts." Santoni has also worked as voice actor through his career, providing voices on the Michael J. Fox drama "Bright Lights, Big City" in 1988 and later on the "Doctor Dolittle" film series starring Eddie Murphy. Reni Santoni died on August 1, 2020 at the age of 81.

Highest rated movies

Bad Boys
Dirty Harry
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Private Parts
The Package
Enter Laughing
28 Days




29% 48% Irene in Time Sam (Character) $194.3K 2009
No Score Yet 43% Gang Warz Father Luis (Character) - 2004
33% 50% 28 Days Daniel (Character) $37.0M 2000
75% 68% Private Parts Vin Vallesecca (Character) $41.2M 1997
No Score Yet 57% The Late Shift John Agoglia (Character) - 1996
60% 44% The Package Chicago Police Lieutenant (Character) $9.3M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Serve Dr. Roberto Granato (Character) - 1986
18% 43% Cobra Sergeant Gonzales (Character) $47.5M 1986
90% 81% Bad Boys Ramon Herrera (Character) - 1983
77% 72% Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Carlos Rodriguez (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 51% I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Hobbs (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indict and Convict Mike Belano (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Panic on the 5:22 Emil Linz (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Powderkeg Ricardo Sandoval (Character) - 1971
88% 90% Dirty Harry Chico (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 42% The Student Nurses Victor Charlie (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 40% Guns of the Magnificent Seven Max (Character) - 1969
67% 43% Anzio Pvt. Movie (Character) - 1968
54% 38% Enter Laughing David Kolowitz (Character) - 1967


61% 91% Franklin & Bash Judge Maurice Vincent (Guest Star) 2012
22% No Score Yet Raising the Bar Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingpin Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesse Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
53% No Score Yet Dangerous Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
83% 83% NYPD Blue Sal Campisi (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
54% No Score Yet Hudson Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
89% 92% Seinfeld Poppie (Guest Star) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1994
No Score Yet 84% Quantum Leap Sgt. Lopez (Guest Star) 1992
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Danny Santana (Guest Star) 1984 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
22% No Score Yet Manimal Lt. Rivera (Character) 1983
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1974
No Score Yet 100% The Odd Couple Ernie Wilson (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merv Griffin Show Guest 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1964