Joe Santos (born Joseph John Minieri Jr.; June 9, 1931 – March 18, 2016) was an Italian-American film and television actor, best known as Sgt. Dennis Becker, the friend of James Garner's character, on the NBC crime drama, The Rockford Files.
He is also known as Joe Russell and Joseph Minieri.
Santos suffered a heart attack on March 14, 2016, according to his son, Perry Santos. He died four days later at the age of 84.