About Pepe Serna
Serna's feature work began with a bit part in "The Student Nurses" (1970). He received more attention playing a rooster owner in the cock-fighting scene of "Day of the Locust" (1975), was an arms dealer in "Deal of the Century" (1983) and a patriotic father of the Latino member of the freedom fighters in "Red Dawn" (1984). In "Silverado" (1985), Serna was a hired gun while in "American Me" (1992) he was alongside his former "Zoot Suit" co-star Edward James Olmos playing a hardened criminal. Paul Rodriguez gave Serna a supporting part in "A Million to Juan" (1994) and in Johnny Depp's directorial debut "The Brave" (lensed 1996), he was cast alongside Marlon Brando.
Serna first began appearing in TV-movies in 1974 with "The Gun" (ABC). He had one of his best roles as the younger brother of the slain president in "Sadat" (syndicated, 1983). Although Serna made numerous unsold TV pilots, including one for "Car Wash" (NBC, 1979), his first regular series role was as a co-ed's overprotective father in the short-lived CBS effort "Second Chances" (1993-94). He reprised the same character, now the over-protective father of a hard-working Latina, in "Hotel Malibu" (CBS, 1994), a summer series.
|Made professional acting debut in company of "Hair", Acapulco, Mexico|
|Made feature film debut, "The Student Nurses"|
|Was member of Center Theatre Group New Theatre for Now Company, L.A.|
|Made TV-movie debut, "The Gun" (ABC)|
|Was in ensemble cast of the feature "Car Wash"|
|Was member of the L.A. cast of "Zoot Suit"|
|Played brother of Anwar Sadat, in the syndicated TV miniseries "Sadat"|
|Played Salvatore Lopez on "Second Chances" (CBS)|
|Reprised the role of Salvatore Lopez on "Hotel Malibu" (CBS)|