Things are about to get downright evil for Ray Santiago…
The 30-year-old Latino actor has been cast opposite Dana DeLorenzoandBruce 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.
The 28-year-old Latino actor has signed on to appear in a recurring role on the upcoming season of Fox’s Touch, which stars Kiefer Suthlerland.
Santiago will play Steve Reece, the resident hacker at BreakWire, the online news outlet where Sutherland’s character Martin works, who is friendly with his son, Jake (David Mazouz) and watches him while Martin’s otherwise occupied, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Santiago—who rose to acclaim in Meet the Fockers playing Jorge Villalobos, who resembled a younger Ben Stiller—most recently appeared on Fox’s Raising Hope. He’s also guest-starred on My Name is Earl, Dexter and the television series 10 Things I Hate About You.
Touch, the second-year drama from Heroes‘ Tim Kring, returns in its new night and time on Friday, October 26 at 8 pm ET on Fox.