Castle character: Captain Roy Montgomery
Full name: Dr. Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Date of birth: November 24, 1956
Hometown: Lackawanna, New York
Currently residing in: Los Angeles, California
Education: Ruben received his bachelor's from Binghamton University, his master’s from Wayne State University, and his doctorate from Buffalo State College.
Bet you didn't know... Ruben received the 1996 Tony for his role in August Wilson's Seven Guitars on Broadway.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson is an award-winning actor, playwright and director who portrays NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery on Castle. You can see him in films that all fall under the category of "badass": American Gangster, Shaft, Domestic Disturbance, and Devil’s Advocate, to name a few. His most noteworthy success is perhaps Lackawanna Blues, an autobiographical play which was made into an HBO film in 2005. It won all sorts of awards (Humanitas Prize, a Christopher Award, National Board of Review Honors, an NAACP Award, as well as Emmy, Golden Globe, and WGA nominations), but here's the best part — in the original play, the New York native portrayed nearly three dozen characters himself. That technically means he could understudy for any actor on Castle and not break a sweat over it.