|Born||September 14, 1895|
San Francisco, California, United States
|Died||June 19, 1981 85) (aged|
Salinas, California, United States
|Resting place||Salinas, California|
Santell directed over 60 films, beginning in 1917, most of which were two-reel comedy short subjects for Hal Roach and other productions companies. Taking up feature films from about 1924, Santell worked for several major studios.
He left the business in 1947 after a contract dispute with Republic Studios.
Santell died on June 19, 1981, in Salinas, California.