Jeff Santo

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BornSeptember 24, 1963
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Filmmaker
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Jeff Santo (born September 24, 1963) is an American independent filmmaker and author most known for the 2004 documentary he did on his father, Ron Santo, titled This Old Cub. Also, the 2013 low-budget Sonny Barger fictional biker flick titled Dead In 5 Heartbeats.[1] [2] A native of Chicago suburb Glenview, Illinois, Jeff lives in Los Angeles with his wife Christie Santo, and he is the owner of Santo Films, an Independent Film Production, Distribution and Consulting company. [3][4]

Early Life

Jeff grew up the son of Chicago Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Santo/|Ron Santo and mother Judy. A middle child, he is two years younger than brother Ron Jr. and six years older than sister Linda. [5] Once during Spring Training, he broke his hand trying to catch a fly ball by Ernie Banks.[6]


  • Liar's Poker (1999 Feature Film)
  • This Old Cub (2004 Documentary)
  • This Old Cub Special Edition (2012 Documentary)[7]
  • Jake's Corner (film) (2008 Feature Film)
  • Off The Boulevard (2011 Documentary)
  • Nick Nicholson: Neon Grave (2011 Music Video)
  • Dead In 5 Heartbeats (2013 Feature Film)
  • Bob Rubin: Oddities and Rarities (2020 Comedy Special)

Selected Works

  • A Rough in the Diamond (1995) - Theatrical Play
  • Ravens in the Rain: A Noir Love Story (2021) - Novel


  1. "FT 074: DVD is NOT Dead! Making MAJOR Money with DVD Distribution with Jeff Santo - Filmtrepreneur™ - The Entrepreneurial Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari". iHeartRadio.
  2. Sullivan, Paul. "Sports media week in review: The Manning brothers' new hit, Aaron Rodgers' Zen demeanor and Conor McGregor's babbling during a Chicago Cubs telecast".
  3. Phone: 847-256-6930, IL 60091-2558 U. S. A. "Glenview native, Jeff Santo, wrote and directed film version of Liar's Poker".
  4. "About Us". santofilms.
  5. Hughes, Wolfe & Ron Santo A Perfect 10 2011, p. 61.
  6. Stories, Local. "Rising Stars: Meet Christie & Jeff Santo - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide".
  7. "This old Cub special edition the inspiring story of Hall of Famer Ron Santo / | Digital Collection".

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