Rade Šerbedžija (Serbian Cyrillic: Раде Шербеџија; occasionally credited as Rade Sherbedgia in some English-language productions; born 27 July, 1946 in Bunić, Yugoslavia) is an actor, director and musician from Croatia. He was one of the most popular Yugoslav actors in the 1970s and 1980s. He is now internationally known mainly for his supporting roles in Hollywood films during the 1990s and 2000s. Recently, Šerbedžija received attention for his recurring role as former Soviet Red Army General Dmitri Gredenko in the sixth season of TV action series 24.
Šerbedžija was born in the village of Bunić in Lika, Croatia, Yugoslavia, to an ethnic Serbian family. Benicio del Toro was his neighbor for a period of time while he was living in the U.S. For a while he lived in the Fužine area of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Šerbedžija plays the guitar and sings. Šerbedžija has said that he puts his funds in Slovenia but is more comfortable working in Croatia. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Socialist Labour Party of Croatia.
In 1969, he graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts of the University of Zagreb and then worked as a theater actor in the theater "Gavella" and at the Croatian