Hollywood Red Carpet Radio - Jose Santiago Jose Antonio Santiago Jr., is a Latin - American actor born on April 5th, 1974 in East Chicago, Indiana. Jose worked as an executive Chef, until life threw him a curve ball and he took it as a sign to pursue acting. Jose exhibited a selfless act of chasing down two armed bank robbers and helping the Hammond Police Department apprehend the suspects. Unarmed himself, Jose displayed courage, passion for what's right and a loyalty to the public with this heroic act that landed him The Key to The City. He also received a Citizens Assisting Police Award. As a result of this heroic act, Jose did multiple interviews on local news stations. After being thrown into the spotlight, Santiago was highly sought after by local talent agencies. He eventually signed and booked his first acting role in a chefs' commercial for Best Foods. He appeared in numerous independent projects and was soon being talked about in Chicago as the Latino Pacino.