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Eddie “Manoy” Garcia – Sorsoganon, pillar of Pinoy movie industry

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Eddie Garcia (born Eduardo Verchez García on May 2, 1921 in Sorsogon, Philippines) popularly known as Manoy  is one of the top Filipino film actors and also a Movie Director.

Biography 

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Career

He made his first movie, Siete Infantes de Lara in 1949.

He is also known to play the part of Leandro Montemayor, the fictional Philippine President on the television drama series, “Kung Mawawala Ka” (If Ever You Were Gone), and gave him his first Best Actor in a Drama Series in the 2002 Star Awards, and is also known for portraying various roles either the main villain or the lead or supporting character. He is also known for his trademark humorous lines which he says mostly in action films or comedy films[1]

He also played a part as Lolo Carlos (Grandfather Carlos) in the Filipino-American film, The Debut, the Lolo Sinat (Grandfather Sinat) in the film, Deathrow, and even the villainous Judge Valderama in Kapag Puno Na Ang Salop (If the Ganta is Full) and its two sequels, opposite of Fernando Poe, Jr. although he also portrayed a judge which is the opposite of his latter character as Judge Maximiano Asuncion who is a real life judge known as Hukom Bitay. He also portrayed another real life personality portraying Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.

He is the only person in the Philippines to be a Hall of Fame inductee of the FAMAS in three categories: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Director.[1]

He is the only performer in Philippine movie history to win three consecutive FAMAS Awards: Best Supporting Actor Awards for Taga sa Bato (1957), Condenado (1958) and Tanikalang Apoy (1959).[1]

He is the most awarded and nominated person in the long history of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards. He garnered a total of 34 nominations (13 for Best Supporting Actor, 10 for Best Actor and 11 for Best Director). Out of these, he got 6 Best Supporting Actor wins, 5 Best Actor wins and 5 Best Director wins, 3 Hall of Fame Awards, 1 Lifetime Achievement Award and the Fernando Poe, Jr. Memorial Award. He was awarded his first FAMAS Award in 1957 and his last FAMAS, a Hall of Fame for Best Actor, in 2003.

The first actor to be inducted in the FAMAS Best Supporting Actor Hall of Fame of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences in 1974.

He played the role of Markadan of Saladin, a powerful dark magician, in the television fantasy series, Majika. He also directed many films such as hinukay ko na ang libingan mo starring Robin padilla portraying twin brothers and even eddie himself as the film’s main antagonist

 

Personal life

His family is among the descendants of Spanish settlers.[citation needed] He is a former member of the Philippine Scouts in Okinawa during World War II. The Philippine Military Academy Marangal (Honorable) Class of 1974 also adopted him as one of their honorary classmates, alongside First Gentleman Mike Arroyo.

He has a daughter living in San Diego, CA by the name of Lisa Ortega.

He is also good friends with fellow veteran actors Dolphy and Fernando Poe Jr. He also personally witnessed the last moment of FPJ. Earlier that year during the 2004 presidential elections, he and Dolphy are campaigning alongside FPJ

 

Filmography

 

As an actor

 

TV series

  • Darna (2009) as Father
  • Totoy Bato (2009) as Coach Fredo
  • LaLola (2008-2009) as Don Aguirre Lobergat
  • Joaquin Bordado (2008) as General Russo
  • Obra (TV series) (2008)
  • Asian Treasures (2007) as Professor Wakan U. Matadtu / Supremo / Datu Makatunaw
  • Majika (2006) as Markadan
  • Darna (2005) as Mambabarang
  • Marinara (2004)
  • Narito Ang Puso Ko (2003)
  • Kung Mawawala Ka (2002)
  • Manoy & Mokong (1998)
  • GMA Mini Series (1995)
  • GMA Telecine Specials (1993)
  • Lovingly Yours (1987)

 

Films

  • Fuschia
  • Urduja (2008)
  • Ate (2008)
  • Till I Met You (2006)
  • I Wanna Be Happy (2006)
  • Gakseoltang (2006)
  • Blue Moon (2006)
  • Reyna: ang makulay na pakikipagsapalaran ng mga achucherva, achuchuva, achechenes (2006)
  • Gakseoltang (2006)
  • Tulay (2006)
  • Wrinkles (2006)
  • Terrorist Hunter (2005)
  • Batuta ni Dracula (2005)
  • Lisensyadong kamao (2005)
  • Pinoy/Blonde (2005)
  • Birhen ng Manaoag (2005)
  • ICU Bed #7 (2005)
  • Mano po III: My love (2004)
  • Sa totoo lang! (2004)
  • Chavit (2003)
  • Asboobs: Asal bobo (2003)
  • Masamang ugat (2003)
  • Alab ng lahi (2003)
  • Operation Balikatan (2003)
  • Tomagan (2003)
  • When Eagles Strike (2003)
  • Mano po (2002)
  • Bahid (2002)
  • D’ uragons never umuurong always sumusulong (2002)
  • Bro… Kahit saan engkwentro (2002)
  • Kapitan Ambo: Outside de kulambo (2001)
  • Sanggano’t sanggago (2001)
  • Syota ng bayan (2001)
  • Deathrow (2000)
  • Anino (2000)
  • The Debut (2000) …
  • Matalino man ang matsing na-iisahan din! (2000)
  • Asin at paminta (1999)
  • Tigasin (1999)
  • Sambahin ang ngalan mo (1998)
  • The Mariano Mison Story (1997) ..
  • Nagmumurang kamatis (1997)
  • Papunta ka pa lang, pabalik na ako (1997)
  • Emong Salvacion (1997)
  • Mauna ka susunod ako (1997)
  • Padre Kalibre (1997)
  • Wanted Dead or Alive: Arrest the King of Carnappers (1996)
  • Duwelo (1996) (Regal Films)
  • Bakit May Kahapon Pa? (1996)
  • Moises Arcanghel: Sa guhit ng bala (1996)
  • Melencio Magat: Dugo laban dugo (1995)
  • Hukom bitay (1995)
  • Alfredo Lim: Batas ng Maynila (1995)
  • Ultimatum (1994)
  • Mayor Cesar Climaco (1994)
  • Salamat Sa Lotto (1994)
  • Marami ka pang kakaining bigas (1994)
  • Galvez: Hanggang sa dulo ng mundo hahanapin kita (1993)
  • MAESTRO TORIBIO: Sentensyador (1993)
  • Tatak ng Kriminal (1993)
  • Doring Borobo (1993)
  • Enteng Manok: Tari ng Quiapo (1992)
  • Cordora: Lulutang Ka Sa Sarili Mong Dugo (1992) (Moviestars Production) (Directed by: Francis Posadas (as Francis ‘Jun’ Posadas)) (Written by: Tony Tacorda (story & screenplay)) (Produced by: Edgar Abanilla …. associate producer, Willie Milan …. line producer, Ramon Salvador …. supervising producer, Wally Chua & Victor Villegas …. executive producers) (Original Music by: Mon Del Rosario) (Cinematography by: Ver Dauz) (Production Designed by: Bobby Bautista) (Stunts: Eddie Nicart …. stunt & fight director) (Sound Department: Rolly Ruta …. sound supervisor)
  • Andres Manambit (1992) (Viva Films)
  • My Other Woman (1991)
  • Magdaleno Orbos: Sa Kuko ng Mga Lawin (1991) (Harvest Films International)
  • Alyas Ninong (1991) (Octoarts Films)
  • Mayor latigo (1991)
  • Hinukay ko na ang libingan mo (1991)
  • Higit na matimbang ang dugo (1991)
  • Boyong Manalac: Hoodlum Terminator (1991)
  • Bakit kay tagal ng sandali? (1990)
  • Sgt.Patalinghug (1990)
  • HEPE: Isasabay Kita! (1990)
  • Tangga and Chos: Beauty Secret Agents (1990)
  • Naughty Boys (1990)
  • Hindi ka na sisikatan ng araw (Kapag puno na ang salop part III) (1990)
  • Baril Ko Ang Uusig! (1990)
  • Ikasa mo, ipuputok ko (1990)
  • Gumapang ka sa lusak (1990)
  • Bala at Rosario (1990)
  • Patigasan… ang laban (1990)
  • Kung tapos na ang kailanman (1990)
  • Trese (1990)
  • Galit sa mundo (1989)
  • Ako ang Batas:General Tomas Karingal (1989)
  • Handa na ang hukay mo, Calida (1989)
  • Hukom 45 (1989)
  • Kung maibabalik ko lang (1989)
  • Ako ang huhusga (Kapag puno na ang salop part II) (1989)
  • Ang Pumatay ng dahil sa iyo (1989)
  • Tatak ng isang api (1989)
  • Kailan mahuhugasan ang kasalanan (1989)
  • Bakit iisa lamang ang puso (1989)
  • One two bato three four bapor (1989)
  • My Pretty Baby (1989)
  • Tupang itim (1989)
  • Chinatown: Sa kuko ng dragon (1988)
  • Sandakot na bala (1988)
  • Sgt. Ernesto Boy Ibanez: Tirtir Gang (1988)
  • Enteng, the Dragon (1988)
  • Puso sa puso (1988)
  • Afuang, Bounty Hunter (1988)
  • Nasaan ka inay (1988)
  • Ibulong mo sa Diyos (1988)
  • Lord, bakit ako pa? (1988)
  • Baleleng at ang ginto sirena (1988)
  • Kapag puno na ang salop (1987)
  • Lumuhod ka sa lupa! (1987)
  • Ayokong tumungtong sa lupa (1987)
  • Pinulot ka lang sa lupa (1987)
  • Tenyente Ilalaban Kita Sa Batas (1987)
  • Sgt Patalinhug: CIS Special Operations Group (1986)
  • Payaso (1986)
  • Muslim Magnum .357 (1986)
  • Gabi na, kumander (1986)
  • Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (1986)
  • Turuang apoy (1985)
  • Order to Kill (1985)
  • Manoy, Hindi ka na makakaisa (1985)
  • Miguelito, ang batang rebelde (1985)
  • Public Enemy #2 (1985)
  • Ben Tumbling (1985)
  • Erpat kong forgets (1985)
  • Kapag baboy ang inutang (1985)
  • Life Begins at 40 (1985)
  • Pati ba pintig ng puso (1985)
  • Alyas: Boy Life (1985)
  • Tinik sa dibdib (1985)
  • Mahilig (1984)
  • Matukso kaya ang angel (1984)
  • May daga sa labas ng lungga (1984)
  • Kriminal (1984)
  • Bigats (1984)
  • Daang hari (1984)
  • Malisya (1984)
  • May lamok sa loob ng kulambo (1984)
  • Sigaw ng katarungan (1984)
  • Kung mahawi man ang ulap (1984)
  • Minsan pa nating hagkan ang nakaraan (1984)
  • Kunin mo ang ulo ni Magtanggol (1983)
  • Palabra de honor (1983)
  • A Time for Dying (1983)
  • Paro-parung buking (1983)
  • Iyo ang batas, akin ang katarungan (1983)
  • Get My Son Dead or Alive (1982)
  • P.S. I Love You (1981)
  • Ulo ng gapo (1981)
  • Cover Girls (1981)
  • Alfredo Sebastian (1981)
  • Dear Heart (1981)
  • Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (1981)
  • Uhaw na dagat (1981)
  • Anak sa una, kasal sa ina (1981)
  • Aguila (1980)
  • Tanikala (1980)
  • Si Malakas, si Maganda, at si mahinhin (1980)
  • Totoy boogie (1980)
  • Palaban (1980)
  • Gobernador (1980)
  • Ang Alamat ni Julian Makabayan (1979)
  • Anak ng Maton (1979)
  • Aliw-iw (1979)
  • Sino si Boy Urbina (1979)
  • Maynila, 1970 (1979)
  • Sa ngalan ng anak (1978)
  • Walang katapusang tag-araw (1977)
  • Maligno (1977)
  • Masikip, maluwang… paraisong parisukat (1977)
  • Sudden Death (1977)
  • Ganito kami noon, paano kayo ngayon (1976)
  • Savage Sisters (1974)
  • Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang (1974)
  • Black Mamba (1974)
  • Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (1974)
  • The Woman Hunt (1973)
  • Beyond Atlantis (1973)
  • Dragnet (1973)
  • Karateka Boxer (1973)
  • The Twilight People (1973)
  • Super Gee (1973)
  • Nueva Viscaya (1973)
  • Ang Mahiwagang daigdig ni Pedro Penduko (1973)
  • Nueva Ecija (1973)
  • Black Mama, White Mama (1972)
  • Vibora, El (1972)
  • Beast of Blood (1971)
  • Pagdating sa dulo (1971)
  • Karugtong ng kahapon (1971)
  • Tubog sa ginto (1971)
  • Stardoom (1971)
  • Daluyong! (1971)
  • The Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)
  • Maruja (1969)
  • Patria adorada (1969)
  • Infiltrators (1969)
  • The Crimebuster (1968)
  • Kailanma’y di ka mag-iisa (1968)
  • Dambana ng kagitingan (1968)
  • De colores (1968)
  • Diegong Daga (1968)
  • Abdul Tapang (1968)
  • The Blackbelter (1968)
  • Deadly Jacks (1968)
  • Killer Patrol (1968)
  • Triple (1968)
  • Baril at rosario (1968)
  • Leon Guerrero laban sa 7 kilabot (1968)
  • Igorota (1968)
  • Kaibigan kong Sto. Niño (1967)
  • Deadly Seven (1967)
  • Ito ang Pilipino (1966)
  • Ibulong mo sa hangin (1966)
  • Kumander Judo (1964)
  • Haliging bato (1963)
  • Balisong 29 (1963)
  • Apat ang anak ni David (1963)
  • Kaming mga talyada (1962)
  • Diegong Tabak (1962)
  • Halik sa lupa (1961)
  • Ito ba ang aking ina (1961)
  • Dalawang kalbaryo ni Dr. Mendez (1961)
  • Lupa sa lupa (1960)
  • Gumuhong bantayog (1960)
  • Tatlong Magdalena (1960)
  • Amy, Susie, Tessie (1960)
  • Kaming makasalanan (1960)
  • Tanikalang apoy (1959)
  • Kamandag (1959)
  • Handsome (1959)
  • Condenado (1958)
  • Ulilang angel (1958)
  • Silveria (1958)
  • Anino ni Bathala (1958)
  • Taga sa bato (1957)
  • Busabos (1957)
  • Sino ang maysala (1957)
  • Gabi at araw (1957)
  • Mga Ligaw na bulaklak (1957)
  • Dino Barbaro (1956)
  • Gilda (1956)
  • Contravida (1955)
  • Tatay na si Bondying (1955)
  • Waldas (1955)
  • Iyong-iyo (1955)
  • Kurdapya (1955)
  • Despatsadora (1955)
  • Anak ng espada (1954)
  • Menor de edad (1954)
  • Aristokrata (1954)
  • Sa isang sulyap mo Tita (1953)
  • Diwani (1953)
  • Reyna bandida (1953)
  • El Indio (1953)
  • Recuerdo (1953)
  • Huling patak ng dugo (1950)
  • Kilabot sa Makiling (1950)
  • Siete infantes de lara (1950)
  • Kahit ang mundo’y magunaw (1949)

 

As director

  • Crisis (2005)
  • Abakada ina (2001)
  • Hinukay ko na ang libingan mo (1991)
  • Imortal (1989)
  • Kung kasalanan man (1989)
  • Huwag mong itanong kung bakit? (1987)
  • Kung aagawin mo ang lahat sa akin (1987)
  • Saan nagtatago ang pag-ibig (1987)
  • Magdusa ka (1986)
  • Kailan sasabihing mahal kita (1985)
  • Palimos ng pag-ibig (1985)
  • Friends in Love (1983)
  • Forgive and Forget (1982)
  • Cross My Heart (1982)
  • Sinasamba kita (1982)
  • P.S. I Love You (1981)
  • Atsay (1978)
  • Pinagbuklod ng langit (1969)
  • Blackmail (1966)
  • Deadline Agosto 13 (1966)
  • Sabotage (1966)
  • G-2: Taga-usig ng kaaway (1965)
  • Kalaban ng sindikato (1965)
  • Historia de un amor (1963)
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