Merlin Santana Biography
Birthday: March 14, 1976 (Pisces)
Born In: New York, New York, United States
Merlin Santana was an Afro-Latino-American television actor, well known for his role as the teenager Romeo on ‘The Steve Harvey Show’. His characters of Rudy Huxtable's boyfriend Stanley in ‘The Cosby Show’, Marcus Henry in ‘Under One Roof’, and Marcus Dixon in ‘Getting By’, boosted his career graph. Pushed by his mother into the show business, he began modelling at the age of three for a fast food chain advertisement. He started getting several lucrative offers after getting noticed for playing Stanley on ‘The Cosby Show’. In 2002, when Santana was only 26, he was shot in the head by a man named Damien Andre Gates while he was sitting in a parked car in South Los Angeles.He died instantly. According to an officer involved in the case, Monique King, who was Damien Andre Gates’ girlfriend, had falsely claimed that Santana had made sexual advances towards her, leading to the murder.