Pepe Rapazote is a Portuguese actor most popular for his several super hit roles in TV series and movies in the American entertainment industry, most renowned for portraying the dreaded South American drug-lord Chepe Santacruz Londono, in the super hit netflix series, ‘Narcos’ (2017).
After having started a career as an architect in 1993, Pepe Rapazote decided to become an actor after a few years.
After joining acting classes with Jose Boavida for a couple of years, between 1998 and 1999, Pepe Rapazote struggled to become an actor in the American TV industry initially.
Although he was offered significant roles in popular American TV soap operas, Pepe Rapazote declined them believing that these roles would make him be typecast in such roles and restrict his recognition in the Hollywood movie industry as a talented actor.
About Pepe Rapazote
|Real Name||Pedro Rapazote|
|Date of Birth||10th September 1970|
|Age (as of November 2018)||48 years|
|Place of Birth||Lisbon (Portugal)|
|Education||Graduated with Degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal)|
|Height||5 ft 11"|
(181 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Net Worth||INR 181,00,00,000|
(USD 25 Million)
|Famous for||Super Pai (2000), Ajuste de Contas (2001), Um Estranho em Casa (2002), Coracao Malandro (2003), Inspector Max (2004-2005), Clube das Chaves (2005), Camilo em Sarilhos (2005-2006), 7 Vidas (2006), Jura (2006-2007), Frolibella (2007), Vila Faia (2008-2009), Perfeito Coracao (2009-2010), Lua Vermelha (2010), Liberdade 21 (2011), A Princesa (2012), Dancin' Days (2012-2013), Aguila Roja (2015), Rainha das Flores (2016-2017), Narcos (2017)|
|First Movie||Super Pai (2000)|
Pepe Rapazote is one of the most talented foreign actors in the American entertainment industry today. Pepe Rapazote is most popular for his iconic performance of the feared South American drug, Chepe, in ‘Narcos’ (2017) the super hit series on Netflix.
Pepe Rapazote’s age is around 48 years as Pepe Rapazote was born on the 10th of September, 1970, in Lisbon, Portugal. Pepe Rapazote’s height is around 5 ft 11 inches (181 cm) while Pepe Rapazote’s weight is around 70 kg (155 lbs). Pepe Rapazote loves to travel in his spare time, and lives in the US, Portugal and Latin America.
Although not much is known about Pepe Rapazote’s father or Pepe Rapazote’s mother we do know that Pepe Rapazote’s wife is Mafalda Vilhena, a popular Portuguese actress, whom he married in 2003. Pepe Rapazote and his wife Mafalda Vilhena have two lovely daughters, Julia Vilhena Rapazote and Leonor Vilhena Rapazote.
Thanks to his popularity in the Portuguese entertainment industry and his recent success in the American entertainment industry, Pepe Rapazote’s net worth is estimated around INR 181 crores (USD 25 Million).
Pepe Rapazote has not only won the Tropheus TV 7 Dias’ Best Actor – Series award for his popular role in ‘Bem-Vindos a Beirais’ (2013) but also won the Tropheus TV 7 Dias’ Best Actor – Series award for his impressive acting in ‘Paia a Forca’ (2009) previously.
Apart from having won these 2 awards, Pepe Rapazote has the Golden Globe Best Kiss award nomination for his role in ‘Jura’ (2006) and the Monte Carlo TV Festival’s Golden Nymph Outstanding Actor – Drama Series award nomination for his impressive role in ‘Paia a Forca’ (2011).
Besides these award nominations, Pepe Rapazote has also had the Tropheus TV 7 Dias’ Best Actor – Series award nomination for ‘Bem-Vindos a Beirais’ (2015), the Tropheus TV 7 Dias’ Best Actor in a Cast – Telenovela award nomination for his role in ‘Dancin’ Days’ (2012), the Tropheus TV 7 Dias’ Best Actor – Series award nominations for his role in ‘Paia a Forca’ (2012) and the Tropheus TV 7 Dias’ Best Actor – Series award nomination for his role in ‘Paia a Forca’ (2011) also.
Interesting Facts About Pepe Rapazote
- Pepe Rapazote does not smoke however Pepe Rapazote does drink alcohol.
- Although he studied and graduated with a degree in architecture from the Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal), Pepe Rapazote decided to become an actor only after a few years of graduating in 1993.
- Pepe Rapazote attended an acting workshop on TV and cinema techniques in 2000, after which he did several TV commercials.
- Thanks to his wandering childhood, where he lived in Venezuela for 2 years, and love of traveling, Pepe Rapazote can speak fluently in not only his mother-tongue of Portuguese, but also in English, French, Italian and Spanish as well.
- Pepe Rapazote’s multi-linguistic talent allows him to portray different accents on screen perfectly, which is one of the most distinct acting traits too.