Manila born with solid theater training from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he graduated with a Master of Arts Degree, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts under a British Council grant. An established name on stage, TV and film, he proved adept at drama, comedy and musicals in English and starred in numerous productions of Repertory Philippines. He also essayed critically-acclaimed roles in Tagalog for Tanghalang Pilipino. He won Best Actor for the role of Manay in Ishmael Bernal’s City After Dark, Manila by Night (1980), but his popularity zoomed with his Steve Carpio character in ABS-CBN Channel 2’s long-running sitcom, “Home Along da Riles”, opposite Filipino Charlie Chaplin, Dolphy. Through the years, he has appeared in Japanese, Chinese, French-Italian and American co-productions filmed in the Philippines.
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