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Days after his 5 year study of Physics & Science (Premed) at Hunter College, NYC, he booked the highly sought after lead role as Johnny Bishop in Darren Star's critically acclaimed, "Grosse Pointe." He immediately followed that up with a lead role as Dante Belasco in "Francis Ford Coppola's, Jeepers Creepers II." The filmed has grossed over $220 million dollars world wide, not bad for his film debut. He then booked the lead in Ron Leavitt's "The Help" which lasted for just 9 short episodes on the WB. Soon after he booked the lead in "Lost Signal," an exciting "New Age Shining" based off true events.
Santos has long been known as a Comedy genius, but his new film "Lost Signal" shows a much deeper thespian in this young star.
He has parleyed his Hollywood acting career into a Producing and Writing career. Now working on the Notorious Pablo Escobar Project, (Colombian Drug Lord), as well as producing a few of his own works. Santos is locking himself into Hollywood as a StrongHold, which also happens to be the name of his production company, StrongHold Production Inc.
The Former "Ford Model" has done over 50 commercials as well gracing the covers of several magazines such as "Seventeen, YM, Teen Vogue, American Fitness, ETC...." This was after his 5 year run as a Male Model. He was named the "Cosmopolitan Man of the Year in 2001." Booked international campaigns like Versace, Armani, D&G, Calvin Klein, Levi's, Lee, American Eagle, Wrangler, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, ETC...
Al is of Portuguese and Irish heritage.
Studied with many acting coaches like Nikolai Guzov, Penny Tempalton, Janet Alhanti, NYU Film, and Hunter Cuny College Film.
He has two brothers and two sisters. Both brothers have modeled and acted as well. Chris was in Amongst Friends and Pat had a line in Home Alone 2.