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Pepe Serna is an American actor best known for his role as Angel Fernandez in the hit dramatic crime film Scarface.

Biography[]

Serna was born on July 23, 1944, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Little else is known about Serna's past, including the names of his parents, where he went to school, and why he wanted to be an actor. What is known is that Serna got his first on-screen role in 1970, when he was cast as Luis in the cult classic exploitation film The Student Nurses. Serna got his first major recurring role in 1983, when he was cast as Angel Fernandez, a close friend of Tony Montana that got captured by drug dealers, in the hit dramatic crime film Scarface. Serna has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as American Playhouse, Quantum Leap, A Million to Juan, In the Flesh, The Brave, Luminarias, Bread and Roses, Daybreak, Second Chances, Hotel Malibu, Diagnosis Murder, Downsizing, Exposed, Deadly Swarm, Justice League, and Criminal Minds.

On Criminal Minds[]

Serna portrayed Ruben Garcia in the Season Four episode "Catching Out".

Filmography[]

  • Flamin' Hot (2022) - Unknown Character
  • Abuelo (2022) - Alejandro Gonzales
  • With Love - 3 episodes (2021) - Luis Delgado
  • Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone (2021) - Rancher
  • Going Rogue (2020) - Reno Rivera
  • The Boys Who Don't Belong (2020) - Chicano Chorus
  • Teenage Girl: First Wheels (2020) - Fast Draw McGraw
  • The Planters (2019) - Jesús
  • The Margarita Man (2019) - Jose Martinez
  • From the Dead (2019) - Rodrigo
  • Flavor of Life (2019) - Frank
  • José (2018) - Jose
  • The Green Ghost (2018)- Rancher
  • Downsizing (2017) - Señor Cárdenas
  • Dimension 404 (2017) - Wally Nash
  • Monday Nights at Seven (2016) - Paul
  • Under Water: Dive Deep (2016) - Lil' Big Me
  • Gino's Wife (2016) - Gino
  • Superpowerless (2016) - Doctor George Holst
  • Restored Me (2016) - Manny
  • Lowriders (2016) - Pepe
  • Aguruphobia (2015) - Nanak
  • Kill or Be Killed (2015) - Rudy Goebel
  • Ana Maria in Novela Land (2015) - Father Miguel
  • Cake (2014) - Nuncio
  • Man from Reno (2014) - Paul Del Moral
  • Road to Juarez (2013) - Fortunato
  • Dreamkiller (2010) - Unknown Character
  • White on Rice (2009) - Professor Berk
  • Moe (2008) - Older Man
  • Criminal Minds - "Catching Out" (2008) TV episode - Ruben Garcia
  • Ac17 (2017) - Unknown Character
  • Big Dreams Little Tokyo (2006) - Mr. Gonzalez
  • Just Cause (2006) - Generic Voices (voice)
  • The Black Dahlia (2006) - Tomas Dos Santos
  • The Virgin of Juarez (2006) - Eduardo Morales
  • Manejar (2005) - Moises
  • Latin Dragon (2004) - Hector Sanchez
  • Devil's Knight (2003) - Hector Rivera
  • Justice League - 2 episodes (2003) - Shifflet (voice)
  • Exposed (2003) - Raoul
  • Deadly Swarm (2003) - Commandante Alvarez
  • Kingpin - 3 episodes (2003) - Jorge Romo
  • You Got Nothin' (2002) - Carlos
  • American Family - 2 episodes (2002) - Unknown Character
  • The PJs - 42 episodes (1999-2001) - Mr. Sanchez (voice)
  • Resurrection Blvd. (2001) - Unknown Character
  • The Zeta Project (2001) - Stevedore (voice)
  • Daybreak (2000) - Herman Ortiz
  • The Princess & the Barrio Boy (2000) - Bum
  • Along for the Ride (2000) - Doctor Sanchez
  • Picking Up the Pieces (2000) - Florencio
  • Bread and Roses (2000) - Restaurateur
  • Luminarias (1999) - Rick
  • Jesse (1999) - Pappa Vasquez
  • Sliders (1998) - Roberto
  • The Brave (1997) - Alessandro
  • Land of Milk & Honey (1996) - Danny
  • In the Flesh (1995) - Harlan Ramirez
  • Diagnosis Murder (1995) - Captain Collins
  • Hotel Malibu - 6 episodes (1994) - Salvatore Lopez
  • A Million to Juan (1994) - Mr. Ortiz
  • Second Chances - 6 episodes (1993-1994) - Salvador Lopez
  • Roosters - Unknown Character (voice)
  • The Pirates of Dark Water - 8 episodes (1992-1993) - Unknown Character (voice)
  • Dudley (1993) - Santana
  • Jonny's Golden Quest (1993) - Agent Menendez (voice)
  • Only You (1992) - Dock Official
  • American Me (1992) - Mundo
  • Matlock (1991) - Walter Padilla
  • Conagher (1991) - Casuse
  • American Playhouse - 3 episodes (1982-1991) - Marpo/Romaldo Cortez
  • 1DEA - 4 episodes (1990-1991) - Ruben Monteban
  • Good Grief (1991) - El Gallo
  • Dragnet (1991) - Neil Velez
  • The Rookie (1990) - Lieutenant Raymond Garcia
  • Postcards from the Edge (1990) - Raoul
  • Bad Jim (1990) - Virgilio Segura
  • Quantum Leap (1990) - Manuel Vega
  • Drug Wars: The Camarena Story - 3 episodes (1990) - Unknown Character
  • The Forgotten (1989) - Sergeant Pepe Gutierrez
  • The Fortunate Pilgrim - 3 episodes (1988) - John Colluci
  • Human Error (1988) - Unknown Character
  • Break of Dawn (1988) - Hector
  • CBS Summer Playhouse (1988) - Mateo Cordero
  • Caddyshack II (1988) - Carlos
  • A Year in the Life - 2 episodes (1987-1988) - Carlos
  • Hunter (1988) - Roberto Sanchez
  • Mr. President (1987) - Perrera
  • The Three Kings (1987) - Alex Sweetwood
  • Cagney & Lacey (1987) - Carmine Del Gado
  • Miami Vice - 3 episodes (1986-1987) - Oswaldo Guzman/Zabado
  • A Year in the Life - 2 episodes (1986) - Carlos
  • The A-Team (1986) - Tómas Jefferson
  • Hill Street Blues - 2 episodes (1984-1986) - Toro/Raymond Cassiano
  • Out of Bounds (1986) - Murano
  • Streets of Justice (1985) - Detective Almos
  • Knight Rider (1985) - Lupo
  • Simon & Simon (1985) - Lieutenant Barra
  • Silverado (1985) - Scruffy
  • Fandango (1985) - Gas Station Mechanic
  • Jessie (1984) - Unknown Character
  • Red Dawn (1984) - Aardvark's Father
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) - Reno Nevada
  • Best Kept Secrets (1984) - Jim Ramos
  • Emerald Point N.A.S. (1984) - Marcos
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1984) - Ramon
  • T.J. Hooker (1984) - Frank Fierro
  • Sadat - 2 episodes (1983) - Atif Sadat
  • Scarface (1983) - Angel Fernandez
  • Deal of the Century (1983) - Vardis
  • Feel the Heat (1983) - Emile Sanchez
  • Heartbreaker (1983) - Loco
  • White Water Rebels (1983) - Harry Cutter
  • The 25th Man (1982) - Recruit Joe Montoya
  • The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) - Romaldo Cortez
  • The Greatest American Hero (1982) - Cortez
  • Barney Miller (1982) - Julio Rodriguez
  • Vice Squad (1982) - Pete Mendez
  • The Monkey Mission (1981) - Vito
  • Lou Grant (1981) - Frank Garcia
  • 300 Miles for Stephanie (1981) - Bobby Hernandez
  • Inside Moves (1980) - Herrada
  • Honeysuckle Rose (1980) - Rooster
  • City in Fear (1980) - Raymond Zavala
  • The Jerk (1979) - Punk #1
  • The Streets of L.A. (1979) - Sergeant Castro
  • Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979) - Additional Voices (voice)
  • Walk Proud (1979) - Cesar
  • A Force of One (1979) - Orlando
  • The Paper Chase (1978) - Luis Sanchez
  • Roots of Blood (1978) - Juan
  • CHiPs (1978) - Danny
  • Delvecchio - 2 episodes (1976-1977) - Mario Benitez
  • Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (1977) - Illegal Immigrant (uncredited)
  • Kojak - 3 episodes (1975-1977) - Rudy Diaz/Enorio Patias
  • Baretta - 2 episodes (1976-1977) - Rudy Carmona/The Ninja
  • Rafferty (1977) - Javier Innatta
  • The Killer Inside Me (1976) - Johnny Lopez
  • Car Wash (1976) - Chuco
  • The Rockford Files (1976) - Ray Ochoa
  • Swashbuckler (1976) - Street Entertainer
  • Bronk (1976) - Gabriel
  • Cannon - 2 episodes (1971-1976) - Diego Serra/Jose
  • The Rookies (1975) - Ralph
  • The Deadly Tower (1975) - Mano
  • The Day of the Locust (1975) - Miguel
  • Adam-12 (1975) - Roger Foster
  • The Desperate Miles (1975) - Ruiz
  • The Gun (1974) - Natcho
  • Hangup (1974) - Enrique
  • The Last Angry Man (1974) - Charlie Parelli
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1973) - Y Leader
  • Police Story (1973) - Phil Diaz
  • Kung Fu (1973) - Los Vidrios
  • Group Marriage (1973) - Ramon
  • Mannix (1972) - Alphonso
  • The New Centurions (1972) - Young Mexican Man
  • Shoot Out (1971) - Pepe
  • Johnny Got His Gun (1971) - Jose (uncredited)
  • Red Sky at Morning (1971) - Chango Lopez
  • The Student Nurses (1970) - Luis

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For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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