Ruben Santiago-Hudson - Rotten Tomatoes

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Highest Rated:   99% Selma (2014)
Lowest Rated:   24% Domestic Disturbance (2001)
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Birthplace:   Lackawanna, New York, USA
A theater star from a diverse background, Ruben Santiago-Hudson was born in Lackawanna, NY, in 1956. Growing up with a combination of Puerto Rican and African American descent yielded many life-shaping experiences for Santiago-Hudson, and after studying at Binghamton University, he went on to write, direct, and star in the acclaimed play Lackawanna Blues, in which he portrayed over 20 characters from his past. The thespian would continue to work on-stage, appearing in plays like Jelly's Last Jam and Seven Guitars -- for which he won a Tony -- and additionally transitioned to the screen, appearing in a large number of films like The Devil's Advocate and Honeydripper. In 2005, Santiago-Hudson adapted Lackawanna Blues into a miniseries produced by HBO, which met with critical acclaim and garnered several major awards for star S. Epatha Merkerson. In the following years, Santiago-Hudson would find success on the popular series Castle.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
97% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • Screenwriter
2020
No Score Yet Obsession (American Dream)
  • Detective Crawford
2019
No Score Yet Obsession
  • Actor
2019
69% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Dr. Pattillo
2017
No Score Yet The Quad: The Movie
  • Cecil Diamond
2017
99% Selma
  • Hudson-Bayard Rustin
2014
56% The Invention of Lying
  • Landlord
$18.5M 2009
69% Honeydripper
  • Stokely
2007
81% American Gangster
  • Doc
$130.2M 2007
55% Mr. Brooks
  • Hawkins
$28.5M 2007
No Score Yet Brother's Shadow
  • Manny
2006
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Joe Starks
2005
75% Lackawanna Blues
  • Freddie Cobbs
2005
No Score Yet The Red Sneakers
  • Uncle Joe
2002
No Score Yet Little John
  • Steven
2002
No Score Yet Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
  • Actor
2002
60% Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control
  • Samuel
2002
24% Domestic Disturbance
  • Sgt. Edgar Stevens
$44.4M 2001
67% Shaft
  • Jimmy Groves
$70.4M 2000
No Score Yet The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer
  • Actor
1999
36% Rear Window
  • Antonio
1998
63% The Devil's Advocate
  • Leamon Heath
1997
No Score Yet Bleeding Heart
  • Todd
1995
No Score Yet Solomon & Sheba
  • Tamrin
1995
38% Blown Away
  • Blanket
1994
No Score Yet Which Way Home
  • Actor
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% David Makes Man
2019
  • Dr. Bree
  • 2021
  • 2019
89% Billions
2016
  • Raul Gomez
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
100% The Quad
2017-2018
  • Cecil Diamond
  • 2018
  • 2017
61% The Family
2015-2016
  • Chief of Police Len Bucksey
  • 2016
82% Public Morals
2015
  • Lt. King
  • 2015
93% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Charles Jinks
  • 2015
82% Castle
2009-2016
  • Roy Montgomery Capt. Roy Montgomery
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
41% Low Winter Sun
2013
  • Lt. Charles Dawson
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show
2009-2011
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
  • Percy Julian
  • 2007
  • 2006
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Carlos Guzman
  • 2005
26% Whoopi
2003-2004
  • Marshall
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Winters Dr. Paul Jackson Mr. Gaines Dr. Brian Keene Boles
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 1999
  • 1994
  • 1990
No Score Yet Early Edition
1996-2000
  • Emmett Brown
  • 1999
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Captain Morris Tolliver M.D. (guest) Morris Tolliver
  • 1999
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
  • Wofford
  • 1999
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • Dr. Joe
  • 1999
88% Michael Hayes
1997-1998
  • Eddie Diaz
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
  • Johnny Walter Perry
  • 1996
  • 1994
83% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • Otis
  • 1995
  • 1994

Quotes from Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Characters