(written from a Production point of view)
Serpico began his acting career in 1997 in the Mafia-themed biopic Donnie Brasco costarring Zach Grenier, Robert Miano, and Rocco Sisto. Later that year was the police drama Copland with John Doman. 1999 found Serpico appearing in the romance drama Random Hearts working with Bill Cobbs and Susanna Thompson. In 2000, Serpico was cast in the television film Homicide: The Movie based on the long-running NBC drama Homicide: Life on the Street joining not just former series lead Michelle Forbes but also Ed Begley, Jr. and Reg E. Cathey. Also that year Serpico reunited with Rocco Sisto for the time travel film Frequency. 2001 found Serpico cast in the thriller Hannibal alongside David Andrews, Francis Guinan, Mark Margolis, and Don McManus.