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1973! The Port of Miami! A shipping container! A chain saw! Laura Moser! You remember now? You remember now?
~ Dexter confronting Jimenez.
I had to! Estrada would have killed me if I didn't!
~ Jimenez justifying killing Laura Moser.

Santos Jimenez is one of the overarching antagonists in Showtime's series Dexter. He is one of the men who, along with Juan Pablo "Welsh" Aliso and Hector Estrada, was responsible for killing Dexter and Brian's mother Laura.

He is a flashback antagonist in the first season and a major antagonist in the second season.

He was portrayed by Tony Amendola, who also voiced Yousef Salim in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.


Early Years

Jimenez was a drug dealer and enforcer working for drug lord Hector Estrada. Estrada began to suspect that one of his customers, Laura Moser, was a police informant and sent Jimenez to stalk her and uncover the truth. When Jimenez saw her meet with her lover, Detective Harry Morgan, he reported to Estrada that she was a snitch. Estrada, Jimenez and fellow dealer Welsh then went to take care of her.

Murder of Laura Moser

Jimenez, Estrada and Welsh abducted Laura, her sons Brian and Dexter and three unnamed snitches and took them to a shipping container. Jimenez then entered the container and butchered all of them except Dexter and Brian with a chainsaw before fleeing with Eliso and Estrada. Estrada and Jimenez were later put on trial for the murder, however Estrada was later paroled and Jimenez was able to cut a deal with the police that would get him acquitted of all charges in return for evidence against Estrada. Jimenez was released and lived until his old age, when he bought a bar called The Swamp. The murder is featured in flashbacks throughout the series.

In the series

In the episode "Resistance is Futile", Dexter visits Jimenez's bar to confront him. During their conversation Jimenez got suspicious and grabbed a baseball bat, but Dexter snatched it and beat Jimenez to a bloody pulp. Shortly after, Jimenez sold cocaine to felon Jose Garza, however he did not actually deliver the drugs.

Later, in revenge for him ignoring her, Lila West gave Jimenez the address of the bowling alley Dexter would be going to. When Dexter left the building, Jimenez was waiting with a knife and attacked Dexter. Luckily, the men on Dexter's bowling team intervened and stopped him, although he was able to escape. After this, Dexter followed him to his cabin and turned the radio on in his car to lure Jimenez out before injecting him with a powerful tranquilizer. Dexter then strapped him to a table and duct taped his mouth shut before killing him with a chainsaw.


  • Two Junkies - Dismembered with a chainsaw by Santos.
  • Miguel - Dismembered with a chainsaw by Santos.
  • Laura Moser - Dismembered with a chainsaw by Santos.
    • Total - Four

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Dexter Morgan | Hannah McKay | Zach Hamilton

Main Antagonists
Season One

Brian Moser

Season 2

James Doakes | Lila West

Season 3

George King | Miguel Prado

Season 4

Arthur Mitchell

Season 5

Eugene Greer

Season 6

Travis Marshall

Season 7

Isaak Sirko | Maria LaGuerta

Season 8

Oliver Saxon

Revival Series

Kurt Caldwell

Secondary Villains

A.J. Yates | Alex Tilden | Benjamin Caffrey | Beth Dorsey | Boyd Fowler | Carlos Fuentes | Carlos Guerrero | Christine Hill | Clint McKay | Cole Harmon | Dan Mendell | Freebo | George Novikov | Hector Estrada | Javier Guzman | Jeremy Downs | Joe Jensen | Joey Quinn | Johnny Rose | Jurg Yeliashkevych | Koshka Brotherhood | Leo Hernandez | Little Chino | Locos | Louis Greene | Marco Fuentes | Miles Castner | Neil Perry | Nick | Nikki Wald | Oleg Mickic | Paul Bennett | Ramon Prado | Ray Speltzer | Santos Jimenez | Stan Liddy | Steve Dorsey | Viktor Baskov

Minor Villains

29th Street Kings | Albert Chung | Alberto | Alex Timmons | Andres Rodriguez | Andrew Briggs | Andy Brightman | Anthony Rodrigo | Barry Kurt | Ben and Roger | Benito Gomez | Benjamin Alvaro | Billy Fleeter | Cal Rooney | Carl | Cindy Landon | Clemson Galt | Curtis Barnes | Emmett Meridian | Esteban and Teo Famosa | Ethan Turner | Fiona Kemp | Gene Marshall | Jacques Bayard | Jamie Jaworski | Jimmy Sensio | Joe Walker | John Henry | Jonathan Farrow | Jorge and Valerie Castillo | Jose Garza | Juan Pablo "Welsh" Aliso | Juan Ryness | Julio Benes | Kaitlyn Watson | Ken Olson | Lance Robinson | Lloyd Paulson | Marcetti | Mary | Matt Chambers | Mike Donovan | Nathan Marten | Norberto Cervantes | Norm | Oscar Prado | Oscar Sota | Phillip Barnes | Restaurant Shooter | Ricky | Roberta Perry | Robert Brunner | Roger Hicks | Ron Galuzzo | Sally Mitchell | Shawn Decker | Stan Beaudry | Timothy Brand | Unnamed Hitman | Walter Kenney | Walter Munro | Wayne Randall | Zoey Kruger

Video Game Villains

Ice Truck Killer | Jamie Jaworski | Mike Donovan | Sergei Schevchenko | Xandro Lopez

Book Villains

Main Antagonists

Alana Acosta | Bernard Elan | Brandon Weiss | The Coven | Cult of Moloch | Dr. Danco | Moloch | Raul | Robert Chase | Tamiami Slasher

Secondary Villains

Alexander Macauly | Bobby Acosta | Carl | Darius Starzak | Detective Anderson | Father Donovan | First Nurse | Frank Kraunauer | Jamie Jaworski | Patrick Bergmann | Professor Wilkins | Randy Macgregor | Steve Reiker | Steve Valentine | Victor Chapin

Comic Book Villains

Main Antagonists

Bruce Grigsby | Steve Gonzalez

Minor Villains

Deveaux | Mustached Victim | Octavio

Dexter Early Cuts

Main Antagonists

Coleman Lindquist | Max Lindquist | Peter Thornton

Secondary Villains

Robert Milson

Minor Villains

Alex Timmons | Cindy Landon | Gene Marshall | Jenna Lincoln | Sam Duke | Tony Rodriguez

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