Nestor Serrano is an American film and television actor. He often portrays authority figures on both sides of the law.
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, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 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.