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Gerardo Zepeda Poster

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Overview (1)

Nickname "El Chiquilin"

Mini Bio (1)

Born in 1938, Gerardo Zepeda began fighting professionally at a young age, before starting work in the film industry. 'Chiquilin' fought for 15 years under the name of 'El Romano'.

His vast film catalog composed by thugs, gangsters, monsters and other "sensitive" characters, definitely there seems to be no better adjective to describe the personality of this film actor who, in about 300 films and over 40 years of career, he has left a undeniable impression in the memory of several generations of viewers.

Invited by Black Guzman (Guzman's brother Rudy aka 'Santo'), 'The Roman' traveled to the United States as a wrestler and for 15yrs had the opportunity to star in bloody battles against The Cave Galindo, Pompadours Guajardo, Pancho Villalobos, among others, the legendary Santo, whom the actor claims to have beaten "in two or three occasions" during the fifteen encounters they had.

Jesus 'Bat' Velasquez himself, who also wrote several Mexican films (like The Shadow of the Bat and Santo Vs The Cowboys of Terror, and wrote the novel "Tlayucan" (that Luis Alcoriza adapted and directed with the same name), was the one who invited him to participate in film and who urged him to quit wrestling.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trade Mark (1)

Most always plays the most vile villians ever

Trivia (1)

Was a famous wrestler before becoming an actor.

Personal Quotes (3)

He asked me if I wanted to work in a monster movie, and I accepted.That's how I started to work more frequently in films, until I started to stutter from the blows, and The Bat then recommend that I leave wrestling so I could dedicate myself fully to the film industry, because in film you cannot speak bad... they have to understand you.
Gerardo Zepeda, aka Chiquilín, asked what are the kinds of characters he plays in movies and, after combing his hair and putting on a hat for the photo illustrating this interview, answered very quietly: "Well, normally, I play the mean bastard!"
I was exercising at a gym San Pancho, on the streets of Independence, and they told me I had what it takes to be a wrestler. It was then that way that I was encouraged and I met 'Bat' Velasquez, who became my teacher, thus starting my career in wrestling. "

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