Segundo Cernadas

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Segundo Cernadas
Born Pedro Cernadas
(1972-03-20) March 20, 1972 (age 46)
Viedma, Río Negro, Argentina
Occupation Actor

Pedro Cernadas (born March 20, 1972 in Viedma, Río Negro, Argentina), better known as Segundo Cernadas, is a telenovela actor who has gained international fame, both in South America and other parts of the world. Cernadas is considered a teen idol in Argentina; many teenaged girls there follow his career.

Cernadas began to show interest in becoming an actor when he was a teenager himself.

Cernadas was convinced by a show business insider that he should change his name, so he chose Segundo to be his artistic first name. He chose the name to honor his favorite fictitious person, the main character in Don Segundo Sombra.

Pablo Ponce, a well known Argentine acting instructor, was Cernadas' first professional acting teacher. Soon after, Cernadas was accepted by one of Argentina's top show business academies.

Although Cernadas' main acting interests were in the theatrical area, soon after being accepted by the academy, he made his television debut, acting in Montana Rusa, Otra Vuelta ("Rollercoaster, (let's go) One More Time"). He followed that by participating, as a married medical doctor in 90-60-90 Modelos.

In 1997, Cernadas made his third appearance at a telenovela, in Ricos y Famosos ("Rich and Famous"), which became a major international hit.

1998 was an important year in Cernadas' life: after participating in Milady: La Historia Continua ("Milady: The Story Continues)", which was the sequel to Argentine soap opera classic Milady, he was seriously considering moving to Mexico to work there, but he was convinced to stay in his home country by producer Raúl Lecouna, who offered Cernadas his first starring role as a telenovela actor, in another soap that would become a major hit: Muñeca Brava ("Wild Angel"). This soap opera had such a wild success, that Cernadas travelled across Argentina, and to many other countries, to relive his character at various acting venues, for the next two years.

In 2000, he played the role of "Bebo" in Los Buscas de Siempre ("The (same) Bullies of Always)". Later on that year, he would once again play a doctor, in Los Medicos de Hoy ("Today's Doctors").

Cernadas visited Mexico once again, Miami and Caracas, in an effort to find a job. He was hired by Venezuela-based Iguana Productions to star in Todo Sobre Camila ("All About Camila"). He travelled to Ecuador during the filming of this telenovela, as the show was co-produced by Iguana Productions, and an Ecuatorian company.

But, despite all the work that he had done, Cernadas would not become a major international super-star until 2002, when he flew to Peru to act in Bésame Tonto ("Kiss me, Fool"), alongside Gianella Neyra. The soap opera, which featured romantic, family and even mafia twists, became the number one show in many countries, such as the Dominican Republic, Chile, Panama and many other countries. This soap opera marked the beginning of a period in which Cernadas began to be recognized as a teen idol by girls and young women outside Argentina as well.

In 2003, he participated in Dr. Amor ("Dr. Love") .

By 2004, Univision began to show Bésame Tonto in the United States; and Cernadas became the first Argentine actor to star in a Philippine telenovela, when he went to Manila to participate and team-up with Iza Calzado in Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man ("I Love You, Whoever You Are").

In 2005 he returned to Argentina and worked at Amor en custodia (2005) and Se dice amor (2006).



Year Telenovela Role
2014 Demonio del cielo Rolando Ferrer
2012 Dulce amor Lorenzo Amador
2011 Ana Cristina Gonzalo de Ribera Martinelli/Oscar de Ribera
2011 Todo te amo for you Martin
2010 El Fantasma de Elena Eduardo Girón
2009 Bella Calamidades Marcelo Machado Cardona
2009 Pasión Morena Oscar Salomón
2008 Valentino, el argentino Valentinov alter ego
2006 Se dice amor Rodrigo García Pueyrredon
2005 El Patrón de la Vereda Javier
2004 Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man Principé Aragon de Montenegro
2003 Bésame Tonto Romulo Martinez
2002 Todo sobre Camila Alejandro Novoa
2000 Los medicos de hoy Dr. Federico Ezcurra
2000 Los buscas de siempre Baby
1998 Muñeca Brava Pablo Rapallo
1998 Milady, la historia continua Leonardo López Quintana
1997 Ricos y Famosos Agustín Garcia Méndez
1996 Montaña rusa, otra vuelta Diego
1996 90-60-90 Modelos Dr. Fabrizio

Television series[edit]

  • (2005) "Quien es el jefe?"
  • (2003) "Dr. Amor"...Dr. Fernando Diaz Amor

Personal life[edit]

Segundo Cernadas married "Besame Tonto" co-star, Peruvian Gianella Neyra, in 2004[citation needed]. They have a son named Salvador.

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