New Jersey’s Entrepreneur and Actor Joseph Sernio Lands Key Role in ‘Godfather of Harlem’

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Joseph Sernio

Joseph Sernio has built a career spanning over two decades in the entertainment industry. From his early days as a young actor in New York City to his current status as a respected industry professional, Sernio has consistently demonstrated passion and commitment to his craft.

Sernio founded Shoreline Media, a full-service digital marketing company in Asbury Park, New Jersey, over 15 years ago. Shoreline Media has garnered multiple awards, including recognition as one of the top 30 most reputable agencies and accolades for its CEO. The agency offers a comprehensive range of services, including website development, SEO, and social media marketing—helping clients across the country establish a robust online presence.

As an actor, Sernio has appeared in various films and television shows. He is notably known for his role as Rocco Larosa in the hit series “Godfather of Harlem,” starring alongside Forest Whitaker and Vincent D’Onofrio. His work on the show, which explores the criminal underworld of 1960s Harlem, has earned him a reputation as a talented and sought-after actor. Additionally, Sernio has guest-starred in “Law and Order: SVU,” showcasing his ability to bring depth and nuance to his roles.

Joseph Sernio

NJ-based actor and entrepreneur, Joseph Sernio

“Godfather of Harlem,” a crime drama television series, chronicles the life of Bumpy Johnson, a notorious crime boss in 1960s Harlem. The series delves into the complexities of organized crime and its intersection with the civil rights movement. Sernio’s role in this critically acclaimed show highlights his ability to excel in high-caliber productions.

Beyond acting, Sernio is a skilled producer and director. He produced, executive produced, and acted in the film “Loved,” which has received critical acclaim for its thoughtful and nuanced approach to a complex subject matter. 

Sernio’s most ambitious project to date is the modern-day western pilot “Horsepower,” which he stars in alongside Erin O’Brien, Peter Dobson, and Malik Whitfield. Sernio also produced and executive produced the project, handling all locations and more behind the scenes work. The trailer is set to release this summer, and the project will be pitched to three major networks. With its gripping storyline and talented cast, “Horsepower” is sure to be a hit with audiences and networks alike.

Sernio’s work at Shoreline Media and his production company, Holly Lake Films, allows him to merge marketing and entrepreneurship within the entertainment industry. His dedication to delivering high-quality services, whether in front of the camera or behind the scenes, underscores his status as a true professional.

Joseph Sernio is a true Renaissance man in the entertainment industry. His talent, versatility, and dedication have established him as a respected actor, producer, director, and entrepreneur. Through his award-winning work at Shoreline Media and Holly Lake Films, Sernio continues to exceed expectations, making significant contributions both in the digital marketing and entertainment sectors.

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