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Joe De Santis ACTOR


Joe De Santis was born on June 15th, 1909 in New York City, New York, born to Pasquale DeSantis and Maria Paoli.  His interest in the entertainment industry began with  studying acting at New York University and soon he found work as a stage actor.  His early stage performances were done in Italian.  In addition to working in entertainment he was also an artist and taught sculpture classes in New York.

He is most well remembered for his narration of, "On a Note of Triumph" which was broadcast at the conclusion of World War II.

Santis's first real acting job was with the Walter Hampden Repertory Company for three years and began doing his stage performances in English.  Then in the 1940's he started working on the radio with such shows as, "Pepper Young's Family", "Mr. District Attorney", "March of Time" and "Gangbusters".  

Beginning in the late 1940's he began his long run as a television actor.  Over the course of his career, Santis would appear on more than 125 television series.  Some of his early roles included, "Photo Crime", "The Trap", "Lights Out", "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" and "Four Star Playhouse".
As his career progressed he had regular roles on such television series as, "The Untouchables", "77 Sunset Strip", "Perry Mason", "Daniel Boone", "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Mission: Impossible and "Dr. Kildare".
Other television credits included, "The Lucy Show", "Lux Video Theatre", "Rawhide", "The Name of the Game", "Zane Grey Theatre", "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet", "Mannix", "Lancer", "Run for Your Life", "Laredo", "The Virginian", "Sheriff of Cochise", "The Munsters", "Ben Casey", "The Fugitive", "Wagon Train", "Sea Hunt", "The Tall Man", "Surfside 6", "Sugarfoot" and "Maverick" among many others.
Joe De Santis married three times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Miriam Moss whom he wed in 1935 and together they had one child before their marriage came to an end.  He then married Margaret Draper in 1949 and they also had one child together before divorcing in 1956.  His third wife was Wanda June Slve in 1959 and they stayed together until she passed away in 1977.  He did not re-marry and remained working in the industry with his final appearances on the television movies, "Katherine" (1975), "Contract on Cherry Street" (1977) and his final role, "Suburban Beat" (1985).  He then passed away on August 30th, 1989 in Provo, Utah after suffering from chronic obstructive lung disease.


1985         Suburban Beat 
1977         Contract on Cherry Street 
1976         Sara 
1975         Katherine 
1975         Cannon 
1974         It's Good to Be Alive 
1973         Toma 
1973         The New Dick Van Dyke Show 
1973         Little Cigars
1973         Honor Thy Father
1972         Mannix 
1971         Sarge
1971         Bearcats! 
1968-1971     The Name of the Game
1967-1970     Mission: Impossible
1970         Dan August
1970         The High Chaparral
1961-1970     Bonanza 
1970         The Flying Nun 
1970         The Bold Ones: The Lawyers 
1969         Hawaii Five-O 
1969         The Doris Day Show 
1968         The Brotherhood
1968         Lancer 
1955-1968     Gunsmoke 
1968         Blue
1967         Run for Your Life
1967         Chubasco
1967         The Road West 
1967         The Venetian Affair
1966         The Man Who Never Was 
1966         The Professionals
1966         12 O'Clock High 
1966         Beau Geste
1966         An American Dream
1966         And Now Miguel
1966         Laredo 
1964-1966     Dr. Kildare 
1966         Madame X
1963-1965     The Virginian 
1965         The Munsters 
1965         The Lucy Show 
1965         The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1958-1965     Perry Mason
1963-1965     The Doctors and the Nurses 
1965         Ben Casey
1965         Branded
1965         Daniel Boone 
1965         Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
1964         The Fugitive
1964         Kraft Suspense Theatre 
1964         Mr. Novak 
1964         Wagon Train
1964         The Great Adventure 
1964         East Side/West Side 
1964         Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1963         Arrest and Trial 
1963         The Outer Limits
1959-1963     The Untouchables
1963         The Defenders
1963         Car 54, Where Are You? 
1962-1963     Sam Benedict 
1963         The Dick Powell Theatre 
1963         Ripcord 
1959-1962     77 Sunset Strip 
1962         The Eleventh Hour 
1962         Checkmate
1962         Route 66 
1962         Thriller 
1961         The George Raft Story
1961         Naked City 
1961         The Detectives
1961         A Cold Wind in August
1961         The Tall Man 
1961         Hong Kong 
1960-1961     Surfside 6
1961         The Case of the Dangerous Robin
1961         The Barbara Stanwyck Show 
1961         The Roaring 20's 
1961         Maverick
1959-1960     Rawhide
1960         Riverboat 
1959-1960     Cheyenne 
1960         The Chevy Mystery Show 
1960         Bourbon Street Beat
1960         Sea Hunt
1960         Alcoa Theatre
1960         Tightrope 
1959-1960     Sugarfoot 
1958-1960     Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1960         Law of the Plainsman 
1960         Unsolved 
1959         The Flying Fontaines
1959         The Man from Blackhawk
1959         Philip Marlowe
1959         Adventure Showcase 
1959         Cry Tough
1959         Doctor Mike 
1955-1959     The United States Steel Hour
1959         Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1959         The Third Man 
1959         Al Capone
1958         I Want to Live!
1958         Wanted: Dead or Alive 
1958         Buchanan Rides Alone
1958         The Case Against Brooklyn
1958         Tombstone Territory 
1958         The Court of Last Resort 
1958         Have Gun - Will Travel
1957-1958     Playhouse 90 
1957         Casey Jones 
1957         Sheriff of Cochise
1957         The Walter Winchell File
1957         G.E. True Theater 
1957         The Adventures of McGraw 
1957         Zane Grey Theatre 
1957         Jeanne Eagels
1957         Dino
1957         The Alcoa Hour 
1957         The Unholy Wife
1957         Tales of Wells Fargo 
1957         Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 
1956         Full of Life
1956         Tension at Table Rock
1956         The Last Hunt
1956         Robert Montgomery Presents 
1956         Crusader 
1955         Casablanca
1955         Matinee Theatre
1952-1955     Lux Video Theatre
1954         Inner Sanctum 
1954         The Motorola Television Hour 
1953         Four Star Playhouse 
1953         The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 
1952         Lights Out 
1952         Deadline - U.S.A.
1951         The Man with a Cloak
1951         Crime Photographer 
1950         Tom Corbett, Space Cadet 
1950         The Trap
1949         The Big Story
1949         Photocrime
1949         Slattery's Hurricane

Matinee Classics - The George Raft Story starring Ray Danton, Jayne Mansfield, Julie London, Barrie Chase, Frank Gorshin, Barbara Nichols, Brad Dexter, Margo Moore, Neville Brand, Herschel Bernardi, Joe De Santis and Jack Albertson
Matinee Classics - Tension at Table Rock starring Richard Egan, Dorothy Malone, Cameron Mitchell, Billy Chapin, Royal Dano, Edward Andrews, John Dehner, DeForest Kelley, Joe De Santis, Angie Dickinson and Lauren Chapin
Matinee Classics - The Brotherhood starring Kirk Douglas, Alex Cord, Irene Papas, Luther Adler, Susan Strasberg, Murray Hamilton, Eduardo Ciannelli and Joe De Santis

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