ShowBiz Feature: Brazilian American actor Sergio Kato

This week at ShowBiz blog we are featuring a one of a kind celebrity who has been a former law enforcement and military, a great actor and most importantly, a great human supporting a very important cause! 

We are talking about Sergio Luiz Pereira (born July 15, 1960), who is known professionally as Sergio Kato. He is now an Brazilian-American actor, model, ballet dancer, former martial artist and many more talents in his repertoire.

He did his first notable acting job in the United States: film "Brenda Starr, with Brooke Shields.

August 17, 1980, he was a part of stage play: West Side Story - Broadway Show Winter Garden Theater - Director Ailing Gower Choreography by Randy

He was then featured with Kadeem Hardison in "A Different World" (1987)

He then went on to play in several stage plays including Palace Theatre (New York City) in December 3, 2008

Sergio Kato also performed with Liza Minnelli in Manhattan, New York City. USA

Here are some of the key archives:

Let's go back in time and see where he started....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.

Still very young, in 1982 he served the Brazilian Air Force, then 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. In a similar fashion, the movie industry changes rapidly, many projects in Europe and the USA.

Cinema and TV career

Kato' first TV appearance came in 1976, his first film was Bete Balanço, in 1984, where he played a dancer. 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. 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 character Arnold together with the actor José de Abreu.


Sergio Kato signed with a 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.


Versatile Kato, studying Classical Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Dance Modern. Dance school of Jhonny Franklin, in Copacabana, in the South Zone. Studied and worked in Rio, where he gained notoriety acting, dancing, and singing in the shows of Scala Rio in Leblon. Ballet was his second art. Kato explains that ballet is also one of the most difficult exercises and, if you can survive a ballet workout, you can survive a workout in any other sport. Later, he started Brazilian jiu-jitsu with master Helio Gracie in Barata Ribeiro, Brazil.

Here's his filmography:

1978 - An episode in the soap opera Dancin 'Days (TV Series)

1980 - The Invitation to Pleasure - Castilho - TV Série

1981 - Viva o Gordo (1981-1987) - Serginho - TV Series Comedy

1983 - The Day After - Detective - TV Film

1984 - The Trapalhões and the Magician of Oróz - Sergio Pereira - Com. Film Series

1985 - Kiss of the Spider Woman - Molina's Friend - Drama Film

1986 - Miami Vice - Nelson Oramus

1989 - Brenda Starr - Jose - Adventure Film

1991 - One Life to Live - Tom - Soap Opera TV

1993 - Seinfeld - Self - TV Series

1993 - Different World - Role Sergio - TV Series

1993 - Only the Strong - Silverio's Bodyguard 1 - Action Drama (USA)

1994 - Você Decide - Pedro - TV Series

1997 - The Untamed - Arnold - TV Series

1997 - Austin Powers - security guard (Cameo)

1999 - The West Wing - D.C. Cop - TV Series

2001 - Casseta & Urgent Planet - Paulinho - TV Series Comedy

2001 - Flying Virus - Soldier - Film Action, Horror

2002 - Wildfire 7: The Inferno - Dan - TV Movie

2003 - Power Play - Soldier - TV Movie

2007–2008 - Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! - Himself

2008 - Make Your Story - Nelso - TV Movie

2008 - Breaking Bad - DEA Agent Tom - TV Series

2009 - Angel and the Bad Man - Gunman 4 - TV Movie

2010 - Tyranny - Wallace - TV Series

2010 - As Cariocas - Richard - TV Movie

2010 - Law & Order: LA - Officer Toni - TV Movie

2010 - Federal - Luis - Film

2012 - As Brasileiras - Rico Sini - TV Series

2013 - Chinese Puzzle - Le deuxième fuyard - French comedy Film

2014 - Complete Works - Armanni - WEB Series

2014 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Colony Survivor - TV Movie

2014 - Big Stone Gap - Steve - Film

2015 - Terminator Genisys - Guerrilla Officer -

In (1979) Sergio Kato in a New Jorney

Sergio Kato was invited by Circus Owner Franz Czeisler

Sergio Kato in Flying Virus

While filming 'Flying Virus' Sergio Kato almost killed on the film set.
Pure Adrenaline!

Actor Sergio Kato and Singer Patti LaBelle - In the final episode of A Different World

Watch it here on YouTube

Now, in 2021 - Sergio Kato is planning a comeback with a short film in Europe and Brazil! 
We at ShowBiz are excited about this great actor's comeback and wish him all the best!


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