Things are about to get downright evil for Ray Santiago…
The 30-year-old Latino actor has been cast opposite Dana DeLorenzo and Bruce Campbell in Starz’s 10-episode series Ash vs. Evil Dead, the follow-up to the cult film franchise.
In it, Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons – personal and literal.
Santiago, who appeared in Meet the Fockers, will play Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick – a Sancho Panza to Ash’s Don Quixote. Pablo believes in Ash’s heroism even if Ash himself doesn’t.
The series is set to film on location in New Zealand this spring for a premiere on Starz in late 2015.
Santiago’s other credits include appearances on My Name is Earl, Crossing Jordan, Law & Order: LA and Dexter.