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Santiago Cabrera

Santiago Cabrera

Santiago Cabrera (born 5 May 1978) is a Venezuelan-born Chilean-British actor.

He played Sal Price, an investigative writer, on Showtime's series DEXTER.


Season Seven


Cabrera made his television debut with small roles in the British television series Battlefield Britain, Judge John Deed, Spooks and As If. His first role after graduating from drama school was Montano in Shakespeare's Othello, at the Northampton Theatre Royal. He has also starred in the 2006 film Love and Other Disasters as the Argentinian Paolo Sarmiento. He has appeared on American television in Empire where he portrays Octavius.. Most notably, he is known for his role as Isaac Mendez in the NBC series Heroes after which he narrated some episodes of the BBC's spin-off documentary series Heroes Unmasked. He also played Lancelot in the BBC drama series Merlin. Santiago has also played the Role as Darius in the CBS/Netflix hit TV show Salvation.


His film credits include roles in Godmothered (2020); Ema (2019); What Happened to Monday (2017); Transformers: The Last Knight (2017); For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012); The Life of Fish (2010); Meant to Be (2010); Che: Part One (2008); Goal II: Living the Dream (2007); Love and Other Disasters (2006); and Haven (2004).

TV Movies

His TV movie credits include roles in Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012).


His TV credits include roles in the series The Flight Attendant; Star Trek: Picard; Undone; Big Little Lies; Salvation; The Mindy Project; The Musketeers; Anna Karenina (Mini Series); Falcón (Mini Series); Alcatraz; Merlin; Covert Affairs; Heroes; ShakespeaRe-Told (Mini Series); Empire (Mini Series); As If; Judge John Deed; and MI-5 (uncredited).

Video Games

  • 2004: ToCA Race Driver 2 (voice)

Personal Life[]

A middle child, Cabrera was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Santiago grew up mainly in England, but also Romania, Toronto and Madrid. His family returned to Chile when he was fifteen years old and as a captain of the football team in high school, Cabrera focused on athletics before he headed towards acting when his high school drama teacher encouraged him to try it. In addition to his fluency in Spanish, English, French and Italian, Cabrera is skilled in tennis, hockey and scuba diving. He had discussed his semi-professional football career before he fully committed to acting Cabrera is married to Anna Marcea, a theatre director. Their son was born in 2016. Although he considers Santiago, Chile, his hometown, he splits his time between London and Los Angeles.


  • On 7 September 2008, Cabrera participated in Soccer Aid, a British charity football match in support of UNICEF. He later repeated this venture in 2014, playing once again for the Rest of the World.