Pepe Serna

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Pepe Serna
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Serna (left) with Ayako Fujitani and Dave Boyle
Born (1944-07-23) July 23, 1944 (age 78)
Occupation(s)Actor, artist
Years active1970–present
SpouseDiane Serna (m. 1969)[1]

Pepe Serna (born July 23, 1944) is an American film and television actor and artist.[2]

Serna's first break in movies came in 1970 on the Roger Corman directed film The Student Nurses. Over the years Serna has appeared in over 100 films. In the blockbuster comedy The Jerk, he appeared as a lowrider-driving criminal who cons a naive Steve Martin out of money and new tires. Perhaps his most notable role was in Scarface directed by Brian De Palma. Serna played Tony Montana's friend Angel Fernandez, who is dismembered with a chainsaw in the film's most famous scene. In the award-winning comedy Aguruphobia, Pepe played the charismatic guru Nanak. Pepe co-produced Aguruphobia. Aguruphobia had a limited theatrical run, and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Verizon Fios. He has also appeared on stage, including his solo show El Ruco, Chuco, Cholo, Pachuco which is Serna's version of the panorama of Latino cultural history.

Serna has been honored by the Screen Actors Guild Heritage Achievement Award; the League of United Latin American Citizens, and the Estrella Award for Arts & Culture from the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Pepe played Señor Cárdenas in the movie Downsizing.



  1. ^ "Classic Hollywood: After 45 years, Pepe Serna is finally a leading man". 21 March 2015.
  2. ^ "The New York Times". Movies & TV Dept. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2012-01-17.
  3. ^ The Paper Chase," Season 1, Episode 5, "Voices of Silence" (YouTube)

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