Principal Photography Ends on Santiago’s Dark Comedy “Trash Fire”

It’s a wrap on Ray Santiago’s latest project…

Principal photography has officially ended on the dark comedy Trash Fire, featuring the 31-year-old Latino actor.

Ray Santiago

From writer-director Richard Bates Jr., the film stars Adrian Grenier (Entourage) and Angela Trimbur.

The film is a comedy take on psychological thrillers, focusing on a man forced to confront his past when he and his girlfriend end up entangled in a web of lies, deceit and murder.

It also stars Fionnula Flanagan, AnnaLynne McCord, Matthew Gray Gubler, Sally Kirkland, Ezra Buzzington and Molly McCook.

Filming took place in Los Angeles.

Santiago’s previous projects include television appearances on My Name is Earl, Crossing Jordan, Law & Order: LA and Dexter.

Santiago Joins Cast of Starz’s Series “Ash vs. Evil Dead”

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.

Ray Santiago

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.

Ferrer Promoted to Series Regular on CBS’ “NCIS: LA”

Miguel Ferrer will be getting more screen time on the small screen next season…

The 58-year-old half-Puerto Rican actor, the son of Academy Award winner José Ferrer, has been promoted to series regular on CBSNCIS: LA starting next fall.

Miguel Ferrer

Ferrer, who portrays NCIS assistant director Owen Granger, joined the police procedural as a recurring character midway through last season.

In addition, he’ll join the proposed NCIS: LA spinoff, which will launch as an episode of NCIS: LA airing later this season. Ferrer will be regular on that show as well, portraying the same character.

Ferrer, best known for portraying Dr. Garret Macy on Crossing Jordan, guest-starred on the final season of Desperate Housewives.