While attending college and competing professionally in local and national karate tournaments, Cedillos' athletic talents won him notice and landed him roles in several action motion pictures, television works, and stage productions by Warner Brothers, American International Pictures and other film production companies.
Discovering that acting in motion pictures was a convenient way to help pay college expenses, he soon found himself working as an actor in a Warner Brothers movie and choreographing fight scenes in other stage and screen productions. Most of his work in the entertainment industry involved films in the action movie genre -- a natural fit given Cedillos' and athletic background. Eventually, in addition to other character roles, Cedillos was cast as the archrival to film star Chuck Norris in the major film Breaker! Breaker!.
While Mr. Cedillos never entertained real interest in pursuing an actual career as a film actor -- he did find his Hollywood assignments not only financially rewarding, interesting and challenging, but also worthwhile for the important contacts within the California film industry they provided in an important endeavor years later.
These film contacts served him especially well is in assisting the many charitable and philanthropic causes he has championed over the years. Not least of which were the Boy Scouts of America and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation that Mr. Cedillos led as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for many years.
Mr. Cedillos has been recognized with an Award of Special Merit by the Southern California Motion Picture Council for his contribution to the entertainment industry and performing arts.