Michael Santiago

Michael Santiago

actor, writer, director

Michael Santiago was born on Oct 03, 1944 in Puerto Rico. Michael Santiago's big-screen debut came with The Man with Icy Eyes directed by Alberto De Martino in 1971, strarring Hoodlum. Michael Santiago is known for The Squid and the Whale directed by Noah Baumbach, Owen Kline stars as Frank Berkman and Jeff Daniels as Bernard Berkman. The upcoming new movie Michael Santiago plays is The Squid and the Whale which will be released on Dec 16, 2005.

Born Adolfo E. Urrutia, Oct 3, 1944 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, the son of Puerto Rican parents with Basque ancestry. Father, Carlos E. Urrutia, a U.S. Army Officer and Mother, Lavinia M Lopez; older brother, Carlos J. Urrutia. Graduated from elementary school, Karlsruhe American High School, Karlsruhe, Germany in 1959. Graduated from Carroll High School, Ozark, Alabama 1963. U.S. Army Veteran June 1963-June 1966. Served in 101st Airborne Division, 11th Air Assualt Division (Test), and 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile); Served in Vietnam August 1965 to June 66. Awarded Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantry Badge for action in Plei Me, and South Vietnamese Army Parachutist Badge. Employed as Sales Representative with IBM, 3M Company, and Xerox Corp before deciding to pursue an acting career. Studied Acting on the G.I. Bill at Theater of Arts, Los Angeles. Appeared in numerous Actors Equity Waiver Stage productions, including the lead role in Say Uncle Sam, an original play written by Lester Cole, a founding member of the Screen Writers and Authors Guild and one of The Hollywood Ten, a screenwriter blacklisted during the McCarthy era. The play was produced by Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. While appearing in stage play, Harvey, in Albuquerque, NM he was cast in a featured role in the Italian film, L'uomo dagli occhi di ghiaccio (The Man with the Icy Eyes)starring Antonio Sabato, Keenan Wynn, and Victor Buono.

  • Birthday

    Oct 03, 1944
  • Place of Birth

    Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • Also known

    Mike Santiago

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