Santino Fontana | Biography

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  • Full Name Santino Anthony Fontana
  • Nickname Santino Fontana
  • Occupation Theater, Movies & TV Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Stockton, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 21, 1982
  • Age 42 Years, 2 Months
'Tony Award' Winning Actor of Play 'Tootsie'

Santino Fontana | Biography

Actor of 'Submissions Only' & 'Vampirina'

Fontana then appeared in several other broadway and theatre plays like 'Six Degrees of Separation' (2003), 'Death of a Salesman' (2003), 'On the Verge' (2003), 'Perfect Harmony' (2005), 'Hamlet' (2006), 'Sons of the Prophet' (2011), 'Cinderella' (2013), 'Act One' (2014), 'Tootsie' (2019), etc. He has won the 'Obie Award' and 'Lucille Lortel Award' for his performance in 'Sons of Prophet'. Moreover, for his role of Michael Dorsey in 'Tootsie', he won the Tony Award in the 'Best Leading Actor' category.

Santino Fontana is a multi-award-winning American stage and film actor. However, his fans mainly recognize him as Aaron Miller of the comedy web series Submissions Only (2011-2014).

Who is Santino Fontana?

Santino Fontana aka, Santino Anthony Fontana, is a TV presenter, voice-over artist, Television and film actor, and singer. He is also popularly known for his award-winning Broadway theatre performances Prince Topher in Cinderella (2013) and Michael Dorsey in Tootsie (2019).

On 21 March 1982, he was born to Sharon Marie and Ernest John in Stockton, USA. Fontana's father is an agriculture expert, while his mother serves as a school teacher. He attended Richland High School in Washington for formal education. He also studied theatre and performing arts at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Later, he received a Fine Arts degree in 2004 from the University of Minnesota.

Movies and TV Shows

Santino Fontana first began his acting career with theatre acts. One of his very first theatre appearances was as Matt in the Off-Broadway play The Fantasticks. In an interview with Amy Krivohlavek in 2006, he talked about landing a part in the show. He said, 

I had just finished moving into the city and started auditioning and went through the callback experience and lucked out and got the offer.

Fontana then appeared in several other broadway and theatre plays like Six Degrees of Separation (2003), Death of a Salesman (2003), On the Verge (2003), Perfect Harmony (2005), Hamlet (2006), Sons of the Prophet (2011), Cinderella (2013), Act One (2014), Tootsie (2019), etc. He has won the 'Obie Award' and 'Lucille Lortel Award' for his performance in Sons of Prophet. Moreover, for his role of Michael Dorsey in Tootsie, he won the Tony Award in the 'Best Leading Actor' category.

Santino Fontana as Miss Dorothy Michaels
Santino Fontana as Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie Musical (Source: Instagram)

The actor debuted on film with the 2011 short film Newsworthy. His other notable starrer are Charlie in Nancy, Please (2012), Running Banker in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Mr. Geernt in Sisters (2015), Dr. Rich Freeman in Impossible Monsters (2019), etc. Fontana also holds credits for contributing his voice to the lead character Prince Hans in the animated musical franchises Frozen (2013), Frozen Fever (2015), and Frozen II (2019). Lately, he voiced a radio DJ in The Devil All the Time (2020), a psychological thriller film.

Besides theatres and films, Fontana has several notable TV and web series appearances. He was a regular cast in the web series Submissions Only (2011-2014), Mozart in the Jungle (2014-2018), NBC TV series Shades of Blue (2016-2017), etc. His most recent TV credit was Petru's voice in the 2020 Disney horror-comedy Vampirina.


Fontana married his longtime sweetheart Jessica Hershberg on 5 September 2015. They first met in 2011 during one of their stage performances in the Birdland Jazz Club. The pair soon got along and dated for around three years. They engaged in 2014 and finally got married in 2015. Moreover, on their special day, the couple exchanged their self-written vows.

The 39 years old actor and his wife are currently parenting their only daughter Grace Fontana. Their baby girl was born on 24 December 2019. 

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