He Was Terrific as Lt. Dennis Becker on ‘The Rockford Files.’ Actor Joe Santos Dies at 84

Mar 18, 2016  •  Post A Comment

“Joe Santos, who played Lt. Dennis Becker on ‘The Rockford Files’ has died,” reports TMZ.

Santos was 84.

The story continues, “Joe’s son, Perry, tells TMZ, Joe had a heart attack at his L.A. home Wednesday and was put on life support. He passed away Friday morning in a Santa Monica hospital.”

Notes TVLine, “In 1979, Santos was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal [as Becker], a role he inhabited for six seasons and several subsequent TV movies. His TV work also included ‘Hill Street Blues,’ ‘Hardcastle and McCormack,’ ‘Magnum, P.I.’ and ‘The Sopranos.’

JoeSantosJoe Santos (right) on a famous TV Guide cover

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