Reni Santoni - Rotten Tomatoes

Reni Santoni

Highest Rated:   100% The Pawnbroker (1965)
Lowest Rated:   14% Summer Rental (1985)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
29% Irene in Time
  • Sam
2009
No Score Yet Gang Warz
  • Father Luis
2004
42% Dr. Dolittle 2
  • Actor
$111.5M 2001
31% 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
78% 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
90% Rain Man
  • Actor
1988
61% Bright Lights, Big City
  • Actor
1988
55% The Pick-Up Artist
  • Man in Train Station
1987
No Score Yet Radioactive Dreams
  • Hairstylist/Voice of Adult Harold
1986
18% Cobra
  • Sergeant Gonzales
1986
No Score Yet Second Serve
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet No Greater Gift
  • Actor
1986
14% Summer Rental
  • Announcer
1985
36% Brewster's Millions
  • Vin Rapelito
1985
89% Bad Boys
  • Ramon Herrera
1982
77% 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
95% 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
50% Enter Laughing
  • David Kolowitz
1967
100% The Pawnbroker
  • Actor
1965

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Frank Mejia
  • 2005
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Mr. Griswold
  • 2005
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Guest
  • Poppie
  • 1998
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Cleo
  • 1982

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