Ruben Santiago-Hudson


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  • Birth Place: Lackawanna, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/24/1956, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; writer; producer
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VIDEO: Law and Order: Special Victims Unit: Vanity's Bonfire

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Law and Order: Special Victims Unit: Vanity's Bonfire
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Length: 42:51
Aired: 11/5/2003

The abduction of a baby from a city playground quickly turns into a custody dispute when the kidnapper swears she is the child's biological mother. She also claims the father is a high-powered legal expert, sending Detectives Benson and Amaro on an investigation that forever changes the lives of two unsuspecting families. watch

VIDEO: Law and Order: Special Victims Unit: Bedtime

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Law and Order: Special Victims Unit: Bedtime
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Length: 41:14
Aired: 4/4/2001

Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Detective Eliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) are called to the scene of a crime where an investigative journalist has been found dead in her bed with an "X" carved into her cheek. Captain Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) recognizes the killer's tactics from a similar case thirty years earlier, when the "Bedtime Butcher" murdered five women in the Bronx. watch

VIDEO: Law and Order: Criminal Intent: True Legacy

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Law and Order: Criminal Intent: True Legacy
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Length: 42:54
Aired: 2/10/1999

Ryan Foley, the owner of a popular food truck is murdered, and his body is discovered by a married woman, Angela Caldera (Holley Fain), who he was having an affair with. Detectives Nichols (Jeff Goldblum) and Stevens (Saffron Burrows) realize that someone is trying to send Angela a message. But who? Was it Nikhil Fayed, owner of a rival food truck? Or does it involve the Caldera family? watch


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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2013 Low Winter Sun TV Show Series, Actor - Lt. Charles Dawson
2011 Forgotten Genius TV Show Series, Actor - Percy Julian
2009 Castle TV Show Series, Actor - Capt. Roy Montgomery
2007 American Gangster Movie, Actor - Doc
2007 Honeydripper Movie, Actor - Stokely

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Castle Season 4: What Happens After "I Love You"?

As the saying goes, you can't unring a bell. So, can you unspeak the words "I love you"?

Fall Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

That's the question looming over Castle, as the Season 4 premiere (Monday, 10/c, ABC) focuses heavily on how Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) will react to a profession of love from her mystery-writer/partner, Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), in last season's finale. Of course, Castle's "I love you" didn't come over a candlelight dinner, but in the aftermath of Beckett being gunned down by a sniper. So, there are plenty of easy outs, right? ... read more

Castle Exclusive: Meet Castle and Beckett's New Captain!

There's a new bosslady on ABC's Castle.

Former 24 and The Larry Sanders Show star Penny Johnson Jerald will join the cast as the new captain of the 12th Precinct, has learned exclusively. Jerald will play Victoria Gates, a career-minded cop who spent much of her early career in Internal Affairs. As we previously reported, she will initially be more interested in getting noticed by her superiors and climbing the NYPD's ranks than doing any real police work.

Exclusive Castle postmortem: Creator on [SPOILER!]'s death and Castle and Beckett's future

Known as "Iron Gates," she's alo going to be a bit tougher on our team... read more

Exclusive Castle Postmortem: Creator on [SPOILER!]'s Death and Castle and Beckett's Future

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the Season 3 finale of Castle. Read at your own risk.]

Castle's third season went out with a bang. More than one, actually.

Castle finale: Castle and Beckett put all their cards on the table

The action-packed final episode found Beckett (Stana Katic) once again drawn into investigating her mother's murder after Hal Lockwood (Max Martini), the hitman who has killed all her previous leads in the case, escapes from prison. Beckett soon learns that Lockwood's next target is... read more

Pilot News: Santiago-Hudson Enters Fillion's Castle

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, an Image Award nominee for his role in TV's Their Eyes Were Watching God, has joined ABC's drama pilot Castle, says the Reporter.A "comedic procedural" about a mystery novelist (Firefly's Nathan Fillion) who helps the cops solve crimes, Castle finds Santiago-Hudson playing a police chief infuriated every step of the way as that dang mystery novelist sticks his nose in police business and solves crimes for them. — MWM read more

Coming Soon: ABC Has a Dream

Currently in the pipeline here and there:ABC: Per Variety, the network is fast-tracking The Great American Dream Vote, an unscripted series in which a group of people share their dreams with a studio audience, and then square off in head-to-head competitions. At the end of each show, viewers vote for which person deserves to have their wish realized.HBO: Kanye West will star in a reality series directed by Borat's Larry Charles, which focuses on a day in the singer's hectic life. Also, Ruben Santiago-Hudson is penning a drama series based on his autobiographical play and film Lackawanna Blues. Per Reuters, Law & Order's S. Epatha Merkerson has not been approached to reprise her role as Nanny.Sci Fi Channel: A green light has been given to Destination Truth, a six-episode, globe-trotting adventure series out to prove or debunk supernatural legends.Disney Channel: A second season of Handy Manny has been ordered. The cabler is also seeking viewer input on High School Musical 2, via... read more

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