Pêpê Rapazote

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Pedro de Matos Fernandes

(1970-09-10) September 10, 1970 (age 53)
Lisbon, Portugal
EducationGraduated in Architecture
Alma materTechnical University of Lisbon
Known forknown for Narcos, Queen of the South, Operation Finale, Shameless, Blood Ties, Amicci per la Pelle, and Pai à Força
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Spouse(s)Mafalda Vihena

Pedro de Matos Fernandes (born September 10, 1970) known as Pêpê Rapazote is a Portuguese actor[1], known for Narcos[2], Queen of the South[3], Operation Finale[4], Shameless, Blood Ties, Amicci per la Pelle, and Pai à Força. After working as an architect for a few years[5][6], he decided that acting would become his "new trade". He speaks five languages[7] ​​and divides his time between Europe, Latin America and the USA.


He studied at Colégio Moderno and graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon, having embarked on representation through the Guilherme Cossoul Instruction Society , where he did amateur theatre.

He began his training under the direction of director and actor José Boavida , participating among many others, in the plays A Birra do Morto (1999), O Lixo (2000) and O Segredo do Teu Corpo de ( 2000), where he made his professional debut.

Personal life

Pêpê Rapazote has been married to actress Mafalda Vilhena since 2003 . The couple has two daughters, Júlia Vilhena Rapazote, born in 2005 and Leonor Vilhena Rapazote, born in December 2009.

He is a cousin of the singer Capicua and the current Minister of the Environment, João Pedro Matos Fernandes.



Year Title Role Notes
2018 Operation Finale Carlos Fuldner


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Shameless Nando Recurring Role
2017 Narcos José "Chepe" Santacruz-Londoño Recurring Role
2018 Narcos: Mexico José "Chepe" Santacruz-Londoño Reprised from Narcos Season 1
2019 Queen of the South Raul 'El Gordo' Rodriguez Season 4

In the media



  1. "Queen of the South cast Who plays El Gordo in Queen of the South?".
  2. "Narcos Star Pêpê Rapazote Takes Us Inside Chepe's Head".
  3. "Narcos Alum Pepe Rapazote Signs With APA".
  4. "Operation Finale is like Mission Impossible but without Tom Cruise, says star Pêpê Rapazote".
  5. "Jose 'Chepe' Santacruz Londono: Narcos Actor Pêpê Rapazote on Role".
  6. "Architect-Turned-Actor on Hit Series "Narcos"".
  7. "Spanish-speaking actors beaming with pride".

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