Ash vs. Evil Dead star Ray Santiago built a career by defying racist stereotypes
When Ray Santiago was a teenager, an acting coach gave him one of those out-of-the-blue, kinda-sorta compliments that doesn't so much warm the heart as freeze the brain. "He said, 'You could play Ben Stiller's half-Latino son, if there was a movie for that,'" Santiago recalls, laughing. "And, I was like, 'Wait, what?!'"