Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Highest Rated: 97% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

Lowest Rated: 24% Domestic Disturbance (2001)

Birthday: Nov 24, 1956

Birthplace: Lackawanna, New York, USA

After years of struggle, during which he was often told he was unsuitable for the classic, this actor began gaining recognition for his performances on Broadway in the 1990s. Ruben Santiago-Hudson scored on the New York stage in three projects--as cornet player Buddy Bolden alongside Gregory Hines in the musical "Jelly's Last Jam" (1992), as Canewell, the harmonica-playing amateur philosopher, in August Wilson's "Seven Guitars" (1996), for which he won a Tony Award, and in the title role of "Henry VIII" for the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1997. After his turn in the Wilson play, interest for his services grew in Hollywood. Santiago-Hudson was cast alongside Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in "Devil's Advocate" (1997) and he landed a regular role in support of David Caruso in the CBS drama "Michael Hayes" (1997-98).

Highest rated movies

American Gangster
Lackawanna Blues
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Honeydripper Shaft
The Devil's Advocate
Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control
The Invention of Lying




97% 72% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Screenwriter - 2020
No Score Yet 67% Obsession Detective Crawford (Character) - 2019
69% 55% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Dr. Pattillo (Character) - 2017
55% 39% The Invention of Lying Landlord (Character) $18.4M 2009
69% 57% Honeydripper Stokely (Character) $267.9K 2007
55% 76% Mr. Brooks Hawkins (Character) $28.5M 2007
80% 89% American Gangster Doc (Character) $130.1M 2007
No Score Yet 33% Brother's Shadow Manny Botero (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 81% Their Eyes Were Watching God Joe Starks (Character) - 2005
75% 91% Lackawanna Blues Freddie Cobbs (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 44% Little John Steven (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 36% The Red Sneakers Uncle Joe (Character) - 2002
60% No Score Yet Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control Samuel Menendez (Character) - 2002
24% 37% Domestic Disturbance Sgt. Edgar Stevens (Character) $45.2M 2001
67% 41% Shaft Jimmy Groves (Character) $70.3M 2000
36% 27% Rear Window Antonio Fredericks (Character) - 1998
63% 80% The Devil's Advocate Leamon Heath (Character) $61.0M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Solomon and Sheba Tamrin (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Man's Burden Todd (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Which Way Home Jim Waters (Character) - 1991


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chavis Chronicles Guest 2021
100% 64% The Quad Cecil Diamond (Character) 2017-2018
71% 53% Designated Survivor Gen. Contreras (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2017
61% 88% The Family Chief of Police Len Bucksey (Guest Star) 2016
82% 90% Public Morals Lt. King (Character) 2015
93% 91% The Good Wife Charles Jinks (Guest Star) 2015
41% 63% Low Winter Sun Lt. Charles Dawson (Character) 2013
92% 76% Person of Interest Sam Latimer (Guest Star) 2011
82% 87% Castle Captain Roy Montgomery (Character) 2009-2011
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 2001 2003 2008
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Carlos Guzman (Guest Star) 2005
26% No Score Yet Whoopi Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
75% 95% The West Wing Morris Tolliver (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Character) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Afterschool Special Unknown (Character) 1996
83% 83% NYPD Blue Otis (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1992