Sergio Acevedo, a Latino-born actor and producer, came to public attention in popular series such as Blue Bloods (2010), American Horror Story (2011), and Saturdays (2023). Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he nurtured a strong passion for acting and fashion from an early age. Thanks to the encouragement and support of his family, along with a decidedly precocious talent, he got his first job in a commercial when he was only ten years old. Thus began his rise in film, as an actor and producer, and in the fashion system, as a model.
He currently lives in Brooklyn and is under contract with the agencies Q Models (New York) and Next Models (Miami), while as far as his film career is concerned, his most recent role is in the serial Entitled, on Amazon Prime Video.
In other interviews you’ve mentioned the important role of your mom in your career and in your life in general. Could you please elaborate on that for us?
Well my mom has always been my number one supporter and biggest fan, haha. If it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be where I’m at now. She started taking me to auditions when I was a kid and I landed my first commercial at 10 years old. She always pushed me to do my best, and taught me values that made me resilient in this industry. The discipline and passion I have has made me successful, and it all comes from her.
How did your childhood shape you in the person you are today?
I didn’t have the best childhood. I grew up very poor and not having much. My mom and stepdad did their best to provide for my sister and I. I think because of that I don’t take things for granted, and I work hard for what I want. My upbringing has grounded me. I also moved around a lot growing up, which helped me become very social and very easy to talk to.
Is there a single moment in your career which you would consider a breakout moment? If so, what is it?
I think I still have yet to have that moment. Guest starring on Saturdays (a TV show on Disney Channel and Disney+) has definitely been a highlight. It was an amazing experience.
Out of all the acting roles you’ve played, which do you relate to the most and why?
I think any acting job I take on, I put a piece of myself in it. I become deeply intimate with the role and the character, cherishing the work and developing it at every level. I can find at least one trait from every character I’ve played and hold it up as a mirror to myself.
What are you working on now and what are some of your future projects?
I’m currently rehearsing for a play that will have a 5 night run in June. It is an annual play festival called Schreiber Shorts. Schreiber Shorts curates a collection of new short plays submitted by up-and-coming playwrights for a full production. I am also in the middle of writing a short film which is set to shoot in the summer. Another future project of mine is a feature film I just wrapped on. I’ll be starring as the lead role and I am one of the producers. The film is called “The Greatest”, directed by Ryan Sarno. It’s a period piece drama set in 1960s New York. It is currently in post production and will make its way through the film festival circuit.
Talent Sergio Acevedo
Photographer Danielle Simone
Styling & grooming Giorgio Ammirabile
Opening image: Sergio Acevedo wears shirt and pants Versace, loafers Green George
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