Joe Santos, the actor best known for his role as Lt. Dennis Becker on The Rockford Files, died in Santa Monica of a heart attack. He was 84.
— CNN (@CNN) March 19, 2016
Joe Santos' son, Perry Santos, said in a comment to TMZ that his father was put on life support and died on Wednesday.
Enjoying a career that spanned more than 40 years, Joe Santos played a recurring role on The Sopranos for several years. He appeared in the 2015 film Chronic. His first role was in a long-defunct soap opera called The Doctors.
RIP Joe Santos, best known as Sgt. Dennis Becker on The Rockford Files pic.twitter.com/tkq8HU235q
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 18, 2016
In addition to the aforementioned credits, Joe Santos guest starred on TV shows including Magnum P.I., Hardcastle & McCormick, and Miami Vice.