Christopher Serrone, a Kid from Queens Who Made His Acting Bones with Some Mighty Goodfellas
updated 11/19/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/19/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST
Despite his ethnic and regional authenticity, the Queens, N.Y., native never really thought he had a chance at the role. "Winning a World Series game and booking a movie were like impossible dreams for me," says the genial six-footer, whose high school pals in Flushing dubbed him "the white Darryl Strawberry." Next hurdle: dating. "I like tall girls," he says. "And wide eyes that talk." But Serrone's father, Anthony, an engineer, and mother Cathy, a former bookkeeper, have brought him up to be a true good fella. "I haven't seen any change in him," says Cathy. Of course Hollywood might spoil Christopher yet: He has signed with the powerhouse agency ICM. "Next I'd like to do a feel-good movie, not a drop-dead movie," he says. Still, he's torn. "I lead a double life," he admits. "I'm fighting pimples and I'm an actor."