Pepe Serna Biography (1944-)

Born July 21, 1944, in Corpus Christi, TX; married; wife's name, Diane. Addresses: Agent: Leavitt Talent Group, 6404 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 950, LosAngeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, voice performer
Birth Details
July 21, 1944
Corpus Christi, Texas

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Luis, The Student Nurses, New World, 1970
  • Chango Lopez, Red Sky at Morning, Universal, 1971
  • Pepe, Shoot Out, Universal, 1971
  • Young Mexican, The New Centurions (also known as Precinct 45: Los Angeles Police), Columbia, 1972
  • Ramon, Group Marriage, Dimension Films, 1973
  • Enrique, Hangup (also known as Super Dude), Warner Bros., 1974
  • Miguel, The Day of the Locust, Paramount, 1975
  • Chuco, Car Wash, Universal, 1976
  • Johnny Lopez, The Killer inside Me, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Juan Vallejo, Raices de sangre (also known as Roots of Blood), 1976
  • Street entertainer, Swashbuckler (also known as Scarlet Buccaneer), 1976
  • Cesar, Walk Proud, Universal, 1979
  • First punk in blue Chevy, The Jerk, Universal, 1979
  • Orlando, A Force of One, American Cinema, 1979
  • Herrada, Inside Moves, Associated, 1980
  • Rooster, Honeysuckle Rose (also known as On the Road Again), Warner Bros., 1980
  • Pete Mendez, Vice Squad, Hemdale, 1982
  • Angel Fernandez, Scarface, Universal, 1983
  • Loco, Heartbreaker, Monorex, 1983
  • Vardis, Deal of the Century, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Aardvark's father, Red Dawn, United Artists, 1984
  • Reno Nevada, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension (also known as The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Gas station mechanic, "The Wedding," Fandango, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Scruffy, Silverado, Columbia, 1985
  • Murano, Out of Bounds, Columbia, 1986
  • Carlos, Caddyshack II, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Virgilio Segura, Bad Jim, 1989
  • Lieutenant Ray Garcia, The Rookie, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Raoul, Postcards from the Edge, Columbia, 1990
  • Mundo, American Me, Universal, 1992
  • Dock official, Only You, 1992
  • Voice, Roosters, 1993
  • Mr. Ortiz and Jorge, A Million to Juan (also known as A Millionto One), Samuel Goldwyn, 1994
  • Harlan Ramirez, Im Sog des Boesen (also known as Deadly Measures, Desperate Measures, In the Flesh, Nanny's Nightmare, Undercurrent, and Desperate--Verzweifelt), 1995
  • Danny, Land of Milk and Honey, 1996
  • The Brave, Filmax, 1997
  • Dr. Sanchez, Along for the Ride, Montivagus Productions, 2000
  • Florencio, Picking Up the Pieces, Kushner-Locke, 2000
  • Herman Ortiz, Daybreak (also known as Rapid Transit), Off Track Productions, 2000
  • Rick, Luminarias, New Latin Pictures, 2000
  • Restaurateur, Bread and Roses (also known as Pan y rosas),Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • Carlos, You Got Nothin', Passage Entertainment, 2002
  • Hector Rivera, Devil's Knight, MTI Home Video, 2003
  • Hector Sanchez, Latin Dragon, Screen Media Ventures, 2003
  • Raoul, Exposed, Mainline Releasing, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Automated dialogue replacement voice, Deceived, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Associate producer, Luminarias, New Latin Pictures, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Emille Sanchez, Feel the Heat, ABC, 1983
  • Salvador "Sal" Lopez, Second Chances, CBS, 1993-1994
  • Sal Lopez, Hotel Malibu, CBS, 1994
  • Voice of Mr. Sanchez, The PJs (also known as PJs: The Projects), Fox, 1999-2000, The WB, 2000-2001
  • Uncle Jorge Romo, Kingpin, NBC, 2003
  • Miniseries
  • Atif Sadat, Sadat, Operation Prime Time, 1983
  • Carter, A Year in the Life, NBC, 1986
  • John Colluci, The Fortunate Pilgrim (also known as Mamma Lucia and Mario Puzo's the Fortunate Pilgrim), 1988
  • Alfredo Zavala, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, NBC, 1990
  • Movies
  • Y Leader, Miracle on 34th Street, 1973
  • Charlie Parelli, The Last Angry Man, ABC, 1974
  • Natcho, The Gun, ABC, 1974
  • Mano, The Deadly Tower (also known as Sniper), NBC, 1975
  • Ruiz, The Desperate Miles, ABC, 1975
  • Carlos Ruiz, McNaughton's Daughter, NBC, 1976
  • Illegal immigrant, Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo, CBS, 1977
  • Jim Ramos, The Bermuda Depths, ABC, 1978
  • Sergeant Castro, The Streets of L.A., CBS, 1979
  • Raymond Zavala, City in Fear, ABC, 1980
  • Bobby Hernandez, Three Hundred Miles for Stephanie, NBC, 1981
  • Vito, The Monkey Mission, NBC, 1981
  • Harry Cutter, White Water Rebels, CBS, 1983
  • Jim Ramos, Best Kept Secrets, ABC, 1984
  • Detective Almos, Streets of Justice, NBC, 1985
  • Alex, The Three Kings, 1987
  • Sergeant Pepe Gutierrez, The Forgotten, USA Network, 1989
  • Pete Caususe, Conagher (also known as Louis L'Amour's Conagher), TNT, 1991
  • Voice of Agent Menendez, Jonny's Golden Quest (animated), USA Network, 1993
  • Bum, The Princess and the Barrio Boy (also known as She's in Love), Showtime, 2000
  • Commandante Alvarez, Deadly Swarm, Sci-Fi Channel, 2003
  • Specials
  • Marpo, "Hot Summer Winds," American Playhouse, PBS, 1976
  • Manuel Flores, "Seguin," American Playhouse, PBS, 1982
  • Romaldo Cortez, "The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez," American Playhouse, PBS, 1982
  • Hector Gonzalez, "Break of Dawn," American Playhouse, PBS, 1989
  • Episodic
  • Jose, "Flight Plan," Cannon, CBS, 1971
  • Alphonso, "Broken Mirror," Mannix, CBS, 1972
  • Los Vidrios, "The Chalice," Kung Fu, ABC, 1973
  • Phil Diaz, "Violent Homecoming," Police Story, NBC, 1973
  • Enorio Patias, "Be Careful What You Pray For," Kojak, CBS, 1975
  • Roger, "Operation Action," Adam-12, NBC, 1975
  • "The Torch Man," The Rookies, ABC, 1975
  • Diego Serra, "Bloodlines," Cannon, CBS, 1976
  • Ray Ochoa, "The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit," The Rockford Files,NBC, 1976
  • "The Ninja," Baretta, ABC, 1976
  • Javier Innatta, "The Epidemic," Rafferty, CBS, 1977
  • Rudy Diaz, "The Summer of '69: Parts 1 & 2," Kojak, CBS, 1977
  • "It's Hard but It's Fair," Baretta, ABC, 1977
  • Danny, "Vintage '54," CHiPs, NBC, 1978
  • Frank Garcia, "Campesinos," Lou Grant, CBS, 1981
  • Cortez, "This Is the One the Suit Was Meant For," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1982
  • Julio Rodriguez, "Landmark: Part 1," Barney Miller, ABC, 1982
  • Frank Fierro, "The Snow Game," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1984
  • Ramon, "I Am Not Now, Nor Have I Ever Been ... a Spy," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1984
  • Raymond Cassiano, "The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • Lieutenant Barra, "The Enchilada Express," Simon & Simon, CBS,1985
  • Lupo, "Knight Sting," Knight Rider, NBC, 1985
  • Arthur, "Suitcase," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1986
  • Tomas Jefferson, "The Theory of Revolution," The A Team, NBC, 1986
  • Zabado, "Yankee Dollar," Miami Vice, NBC, 1986
  • Oswaldo Guzman, "Down for the Count: Parts 1 & 2," Miami Vice,NBC, 1987
  • Sanchez, "Renegade," Hunter, NBC, 1988
  • Manuel Vega, "All Americans--November 6, 1962," Quantum Leap, NBC,1990
  • Ruben Monteban, "Bloodsport," DEA, Fox, 1990
  • Ruben Monteban, "MethLab," DEA, Fox, 1990
  • El Gallo, "13th Episode Anniversary Special," Good Grief, Fox, 1991
  • Ruben Monteban, "The Connection," DEA: Special Task Force, Fox, 1991
  • Ruben Monteban, "Dance with the Devil, DEA: Special Task Force, Fox, 1991
  • Walter Padilla, "The Suspect," Matlock, NBC, 1992
  • Luis, Frannie's Turn, CBS, 1992
  • Santana, Dudley, CBS, 1993
  • Captain Collins, "A Blast from the Past," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1995
  • Roberto, "World Killer," Sliders, Fox, 1998
  • Pappa Vasquez, "The Parent Trap," Jesse, NBC, 1999
  • Voice of stevedore, "The Next Gen," The Zeta Project (animated), The WB, 2001
  • "Compadres," Resurrection Blvd., Showtime, 2001
  • "The Barber Shop," American Family, PBS, 2002
  • "The Forgotten War" (also known as "The Korean War"), American Family, PBS, 2002
  • Voice of Shifflet, "Hearts and Minds: Parts 1 & 2," Justice League (animated; also known as JL, JLA, and Justice League ofAmerica), The Cartoon Network, 2003
  • Appeared in Captain Planet and the Planeteers (animated), TNT andsyndicated.
  • Pilots
  • Viva, Car Wash, NBC, 1979
  • Vito, Joe Dancer: The Monkey Mission, NBC, 1981
  • Recruit Joe Montoya, The 25th Man, NBC, 1982
  • Emille Sanchez, Feel the Heat, ABC, 1983
  • Mateo Cordero, Fort Figueroa, 1988
  • Television Additional Voices
  • Animated Series
  • Scooby and Scrappy-Doo, ABC, 1979-1980
  • Pirates of Dark Water (also known as Dark Water), ABC, 1991-1992
  • Stage Appearances
  • Zoot Suit, Mark Taper Forum New Theatre for Now, Los Angeles, 1978
  • Appeared in El Ruco, Chuco, Cholo, Pachuco: A One Man Performance;appeared in a Mexican production of the musical Hair.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Buckaroo Banzai Declassified, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2002
  • WRITINGS
  • Writings for the Stage
  • Author of El Ruco, Chuco, Cholo, Pachuco: A One Man Performance.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Electronic
    • Pepe Serna Official Site, http://www.pepeserna.com, June 27, 2004

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