- Full Name Radames Pera
- Occupation Actor
- Nationality American
- Birthplace New York, USA
Radames Pera | BiographyRadames Pera's last television show was 'The New Mike Hammer,' and the last feature film was 'Red Dawn'
Though he was appearing in movies and series, Pera struggled to gain a name as a grown-up actor after being portrayed as a child artist in his initial days. In 1988, he started his own business of designing and installing home theatre and residential sound systems in Los Angeles.
Radames Pera is an American actor.
Who is Radames Pera?
Radames Pera is best known for his role as Grasshopper, the student Kwai Chang Caine in the 1972–1975 television series Kung Fu.
Radames Pera was born in 1960 in New York City, to Eugino Pera and Louise Vnnichenko. He moved to Hollywood with his mother when he was 3 years old, who was pursuing her career in acting. His mother is of Russian origin.
Pera attended the Los Angeles City College from 1977 to 1978 and completed Advanced Film Courses, Cinematography, and Film/ Video Production. According to his LinkedIn, between 1986 and 2021, Pera learned subjects such as Philosophy, Physics, and Psychology from Hard Knock University.
Pera began to work in the show business at the young age of eight. He was cast as Stavros in the movie A Dream of Kings in 1969. It helped him gain popularity and earn different roles throughout the 70s and 80s. In 1972, he played the role of Grasshopper in the series Kung Fu. Pera was also seen in the series Little House on the Prairie, in which he played the role of writer John Sanderson Edwards Jr. The widely popular show ran from 1974 to 1983.
In 1980, Pera appeared in the British feature film Very Like a Whale. In 1984, he appeared as Nazi vigilante youth-gang leader in the 1984 television show, The New Mike Hammer, which was one of his last major roles in the TV industry. His last role in the feature film was Sgt. Stepan Gorsky in the 1985 movie Red Dawn. He starred alongside Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, and Lea Thompson.
What is Radames Pera now?
Though he was appearing in movies and series, Pera struggled to gain a name as a grown-up person after being portrayed as a child artist in his initial days. In 1988, he started his own business of designing and installing home theatre and residential sound systems in Los Angeles. The business was named Get It Wired. The company operated till June 2013.
He established another company called Remotielize, where he was the owner, designer, and facilitator. He was in the position from July 2012 to July 2015. From September 2015 to January 2017, he started as Vice President in the non-profit organization A Minor Consideration, where he coordinated fundraising and community outreach.
Between January 2016 and November 2021, Pera worked as a Writer. Pera is currently working in Marketing and Website Development in France Intense Group, which he joined in March 2020.
Pera has been married twice to date. He first married Marsha Mann on 29 February 1984. But, the marriage ended in divorce.
He is currently married to Anne-Sophie Henault Pera. The two got married in 2015 and became parents to their daughter, who was born in 2016. After the birth of their daughter, Pera and Henault moved to France to raise their daughter with their extended family.