Edgar R. Santana III was born and raised in New York City by his parents Edgar and Eva Santana. Edgar’s father was a truck driver delivering meats to local bodegas throughout the five boroughs and his mother was a seamstress who owned her own small business in the Bronx. Both worked six days a week instilling in him the values of commitment, hard work and perseverance.  They continue to reside in the Bronx.

Edgar lives in the Colonial Heights section of Yonkers, with his wife Anietra Guzmán-Santana, their twin daughters Catalina Edele and Aviana Loren and their dog Teddy, a rescue from the Yonkers Animal Shelter.