Pepe Serna

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

Pepe Serna
Serna (left) with Ayako Fujitani and Dave Boyle
Born (1944-07-23) July 23, 1944
OccupationActor, artist
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)Diane Serna (m. 1969)[1]

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, most notably Car Wash and Scarface directed by Brian De Palma, where he played Montana's friend Angel Fernandez (whose character was involved in the notorious "chainsaw scene"). In the award winning comedy Aguruphobia, Pepe plays 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.



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