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Terry Serpico: The Man Behind the Roles of Law & Order, Yellowstone, and Army Wives


In this article, Terry Serpico is an American film and television actor best known for his roles in Donnie Brasco, The Departed, Rescue Me, Army Wives as well as stunt work on films like The Bourne Ultimatum, The Sentinel and Daredevil. Additionally a former stunt performer, Serpico is known for his versatility as well as intense dedication to his craft; we will explore some highlights of his career and personal life here.

terry serpico
terry serpico

Early Life and Education

Serpico was born at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma as the youngest of three children. He developed an interest in acting shortly after graduating high school and attended Boston University before transferring and graduating from State University of New York at Purchase in 1989. Serpico hails from both German and Italian heritage.

Stunt Career

Serpico began his stunt-performing career in the mid-1990s. He worked on films including Homicide: Life on the Street, The Impostors, New York Minute, Ladder 49, Alfie Stay The Sentinel My Super Ex-Girlfriend and The Bourne Ultimatum as well as television shows like Oz, Third Watch and Law & Order2. Additionally he performed stunts for television series such as Oz, Third Watch and Law & Order.

Acting Career

Serpico made his acting debut in Donnie Brasco, featuring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp, appearing as a strip club owner. Since then he has appeared in films like Cop Land, Random Hearts, Frequency Hannibal The Interpreter The Departed Find Me Guilty Michael Clayton The Men Who Stare at Goats as well as I Still Believe playing Christian singer Jeremy Camp’s father role.

Serpico has also made his mark on television as a guest star on shows like Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Person of Interest – most recently appearing as Mickey Mantle in ESPN miniseries The Bronx Is Burning. He has appeared regularly as Eddie Gavin on Rescue Me, playing the brother of Tommy Gavin who stars as the main character, as well as Maj./Lt. Col./Col. Frank Sherwood on Army Wives which details military spouse life. Serpico makes regular appearances as New York Special Victims Unit Chief Tommy McGrath in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Additionally, he was Teal Beck in Yellowstone alongside Kevin Costner as an antagonist rancher. Serpico directed multiple episodes of The Inspectors which also features himself playing Mitch Ohlmeyer (a postal inspector).

Personal Life

On June 8, 2022 in Beacon, New York, Serpico married Kadia Saraf. The two met while working on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit where Saraf was script supervisor. Serpico previously married Erin M. Goodwin whom he met while bartending at Rodeo Bar in New York where they met as bartenders together – Serpico kept bartending for nearly 20 years even after becoming an actor, in order to pay the bills. Serpico is also an avid motorcyclist and fan of rock music music.

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