Sergio Kato

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Sergio Kato
Born Sergio Luiz Pereira
(1960-07-15) July 15, 1960 (age 58)
Além Paraíba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Citizenship United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1970–present
  • Maureen Carey Hearn (1986–1990)[1]
  • Jacqueline Pereira (2012-present)
Children 4
Relatives Mazarópi (brother)

Sérgio Luiz Pereira, stagename Sergio Kato (born July 15, 1960) is a Brazilian-American actor, television host, comedian and former martial artist.[2] He found greater fame in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, after a stage play at the Scala Rio music venue.[3] Since them, Kato have been working for a number of advertising campaigns, TV shows and films.[4]

Sergio is brother of former footballer and current football coach Mazarópi.[5][6]


Early work[edit]

Actor Sergio

He began his acting career at Teatro O Tablado in Rio de Janeiro, where he studied and worked. Still in Rio de Janeiro, he gained notoriety acting, dancing and singing in spectacles of Scala Rio.[7]

Still young, in 1982 he served the Brazilian Air Force, than in 1985 he moved to the United States. After studying English at California High School, he studied at the University of California in Los Angeles, where he received a diploma from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.[7] In similar fashion, the movie industry changes rapidly, many projects in Europe and the USA.

Cinema and TV career[edit]

Kato' first TV appearance came in 1976. His first film was Bete Balanço, in 1984, where he played a dancer.[8] He wanted to move from a ballet dancer to acting, finally achieving it when he was chosen to play the role of a cab driver in the Brenda Starr film with Brooke Shields.[7][9] Later he played a bartender together with Tracey Birdsall-Smith, on the film I Might Even Love You.

In January 1993, just weeks after leaving back to California from Japan, Kato was reading several new scripts for future films, one of them being the Only the Strong, an action drama film with Mark Dacascos, written and directed by Sheldon Lettich.[10]

In 1997, Kato did a cameo role on Rede Globo's soap opera A Indomada playing the chacacter Arnold together with the actor José de Abreu.[11]


Sergio Kato signed with modeling agency in New York City, appeared in ads for Calvin Klein with Dylan Bruno and modeled in Paris, Japan and Milan. His modeling career also includes modeling for Polo Ralph Lauren, Georgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Timex etc.

Sergio Kato
Las Vegas, Nevada actor Sergio Kato did his first modeling acting with Agency Baskow and Associates- Talent Division
Sergio Kato and Jade Roberts worked together in "Legends in Concert", Miami Beach, Florida
Brazilian BB Jiu-Jitsu training – Picture with Sergio & Glauber



Year Title Role Notes
1983 Viva o Gordo
1986 Miami Vice Nelson Oramus
1991 One Life to Live Tom
1991 The Golden Girls
1993 Seinfeld
1993 A Different World
1993 Verão Quente
1994 Você Decide Pedro
1995 Nestor Burma Sulton
1996 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes Jay Cash
1997 A Indomada Arnold
1997 Madame le consul Le chauffeur
1999 The West Wing D.C. Cop
2001 Mala Racha Sergio Pereira
2001 Casseta & Planeta Urgente Paulinho
2002 Wildfire 7: The Inferno Dan TV Movie
2003 Las Vegas Casino Dealer
2007–2008 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Himself
2008 Faça Sua História Nelso
2008 Breaking Bad DEA Agent Tom
2009 Two and a Half Men Geno
2009 Angel and the Bad Man Gunman 4 TV Movie
2010 Tyranny Wallace
2010 As Cariocas Richard
2010 Law & Order: LA Officer Toni
2012 As Brasileiras Rico Sini
2014 Complete Works Armanni


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
1978 Se Segura, Malandro! Antonio
1980 O Convite ao Prazer Castilho
1980 Miniero Cabaret Daniel
1983 The Day After Detective
1984 Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz Sergio Pereira
1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman Molina's Friend
1989 Brenda Starr Jose
1993 Only the Strong
1993 Clubland
1998 I Might Even Love You Bartender
2001 Mala racha Policeman
2001 Flying Virus Soldier
2003 Power Play Soldier
2005 The Film
2009 Diablo Mountain Short film
2010 Federal
2011 Say no to drugs Short film
2011 Shooter
2012 Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies Nestor
2013 Chinese Puzzle
2013 Pendejo Millani
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Big Stone Gap Steve
Stunt Games Agent Duke
Ashes of Eden Rodriguez
The Rally 2: Breaking the Curse Films that have not yet been released Filming
A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island
2015 Christian Movie
Terminator Genisys Guerrilla Officer
2016 Suicide Squad Hispanic Man Films that have not yet been released post-production
Jekyll Island Secret Service Agent
Hail, Caesar! Roman Officer


  1. ^ "Sergio Kato – A Natural Performer". Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ ""Sérgio Kato", Acteur "Jiu Jitsu Brésilien". Martial-Arts-Film". Youtube. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  3. ^ UOL Mais > SergioKatoArts
  4. ^ Sergio Kato – Biography – IMDb
  5. ^ Sergio Kato ~ APBusca
  6. ^ "Für die Liebe: Brasilianischer Action-Held lernt in Rostock". Ostsee-Zeitung. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  7. ^ a b c UOL Mais > Ator Sergio Kato – A Entrevista
  8. ^ 70 Anos de Cinema | BETE BALANÇO (1984)
  9. ^ A Young Portuguese Taxi Driver – Sergio Pereira – Brenda Starr – Filmes Online – EnterPlay
  10. ^ Sergio Pereira – EnterPlay Filmes Online
  11. ^ A Indomada (TV Series 1997– ) – Full Cast & Crew – IMDb

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