Nestor Serrano (born November 5, 1955) is an American film and television actor. He often portrays authority figures on both sides of the law.
Serrano is of Puerto Rican descent.
Serrano began his acting career in off-Broadway plays in the late 1970s. His first film was the 1986 Tom Hanks comedy The Money Pit. Since then, he has appeared in supporting roles in films such as Lethal Weapon 2, Bad Boys, The Negotiator, Empire, The Insider, Runaway Jury and The Day After Tomorrow. He also has an extensive television résumé, with appearances in shows such as Burn Notice, Homeland, Alias, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, and its spin-offs, SVU and Trial by Jury.
He is well known for playing Islamic terrorist Navi Araz in 24.
Serrano played Bobby's father on an episode of Ugly Betty.
Nestor also played Victor, Adrianna Tate-Duncan's manager, on the CW show, 90210
He also made a guest-appearance on the Criminal Minds episode "Poison" as Det. Hanover, as well as his role as drug cartel leader Hector Estrada in Season 7 of the Showtime series Dexter. In addition to the role of Hector Estrada, Nestor also played Carlos Solano, leader of the Solano Cartel in the USA show Graceland.