Tirso Cruz III

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Erlinda Ynchausti
(m. 1981)
Tirso Cruz III
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Cruz in 2023
Chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines
Assumed office
July 5, 2022
Children3
Parent(s)Tirso Bailey Cruz Jr. (father)
Elma Acosta Silvano (mother)
Relatives Sheryl Cruz (niece)
Donna Cruz (niece)
Sunshine Cruz (niece)
Geneva Cruz (niece)
Rayver Cruz (nephew)
Rodjun Cruz (nephew)
Ricky Belmonte (cousin)
Woody Cruz (brother)
Occupation Actor, comedian, singer, politician

Tirso Silvano Cruz III (Tagalog pronunciation: [ˈkɾus] ; born April 1, 1952) is a Filipino actor, comedian, and singer. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines. [2] Regarded as a "matinee idol", [3] Cruz is a FAMAS Award and Gawad Urian Award recipient. [4]

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Early life

Tirso Silvano Cruz III was born at 2:46 AM on April 1, 1952, at University of Santo Tomas Hospital in Sampaloc, Manila to Tirso Bailey Cruz, Jr. and Elma Acosta Silvano. [1] He is the grandson by paternal line of Tirso Muñoz Cruz Sr. and María Loreto Lagrosa Bailey, and by maternal line of Tomas Silvano and Petra Acosta. Loreto's father, Lewis Edwin Bailey, was an American soldier, from Stowe, Vermont, and was the son of French Canadian immigrants.[ citation needed ]

Personal life

Cruz married Erlinda "Lynn" Erillo Ynchausti (born 1959) in 1981. The couple have two sons and one daughter, TJ (October 22, 1981 - November 21, 2018), Bodie (born 1983) and Djanin (born 1988). Bodie Cruz was a housemate in Pinoy Big Brother: Season 2 . On November 21, 2018, his eldest son TJ died of cancer, at the age of 37. [5]

Cruz was raised a Roman Catholic, but converted to Evangelical Christianity in 2009.

On July 5, 2022, he was appointed by President Bongbong Marcos as the chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines replacing Liza Diño.

Discography

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRole
1969D'Musical Teenage Idols!
1970For You, Mama
1971My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Guy and PipPip
1972Nora, Mahal KitaPepito
1976Magandang Gabi sa Inyong LahatRoy Valdez
1977Roma-AmorMario
1978Last TargetPip
Mahal Mo, Mahal KoPipo
1985Till We Meet AgainCholo
Mga Kwento ni Lola BasyangRoland
1986I Can't Stop Loving YouReynand / Kiko Dela Cruz
1988Sana Mahalin Mo AkoRamon
1989 Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit Anselmo / Jun
Greatest PerformanceBriccio Ledesma
1990Tingga ng Katarungan
Hanggang Kailan Ka Papatay
1991Madonna, Babaeng AhasRoberto
Ganti ng ApiBartolome
1992Alyas Boy KanoMarco
Lucio Margallo Sgt. Goyena
Kailangan KitaAtty. Gomez
Kahit Buhay Ko Melgar
Amang Capulong - Anak ng Tondo II
1993Gascon... Bala ang Katapat Mo
Kapatid ko si Hudas
Beloy Montemayor Jr.: Tirador ng CebuLt. Gerry Delgado
Lumohod Ka sa Lupa
Isa Lang ang Buhay Mo!: Sgt. Bobby Aguilar
Deo Dador: Berdugo Ng MuntiWaway
1994Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez StoryRoy Panganiban
Epimaco Velasco: NBIMr. Cul
Maestro Toribio: Sentensyador
Hindi Pa Tapos ang Labada, DarlingAriel Rivero
1995RollerboysMoy
Inagaw Mo ang Lahat Sa AkinPeping
Saan Ako Nagkamali
Kahit Harangan ng BalaAmador Almonte
1996Sana NamanZandro
Hangga't May Hininga Congressman Ramirez
Ang TV Movie: The Adarna AdventureDiego
Isa, Dalawa, Takbo!Totoy
Sino si Inday Lucing?
1997Pag-ibig Ko Sa Iyo'y TotooManny Diaz
Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos 2
Daniel Eskultor: Hindi Umaatras sa LabanBengson
Laban Ko Ito, Walang Dapat Madamay
1998HilingOscar
1999Abel Villarama: ArmadoRomano
2001 The Debut Roland Mercado
Bahay ni LolaJimmy
2002DiskarteColonel Montero
Singsing ni LolaPeping
Dekada '70 Evelyn's father
Mano Po Daniel Go
2003NymphaFather Domingo
ChavitBiboy Crisostomo
2004 Minsan Pa Jeremiah Toledo Jr.
2005Can This Be LoveRoger
2006 Pacquiao: The Movie Rosalio
Ang Pamana
Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di Williamson Co
2007 Happy Hearts Nick Ricafrente
M.O.N.A.Y.
Desperadas Patrick's father
2008 Magkaibigan Noni
2009 When I Met U Kardo
In My Life Benito Salvacion
2010 The Red Shoes Domingo
2011 Subject: I Love You Frankie
No Other Woman Fernando Zalderiaga
2012 D' Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?! Donald Trang
Sisterakas Simon Hermosa
2013 Alfredo S. Lim (The Untold Story) Zosing
Bekikang: Ang Nanay Kong Beki Gorio
2014 Bride for Rent Roderico "Rod" Espiritu, Sr.
2015 Etiquette for Mistresses Ambrosio "Ambet" Villoria
Ex with Benefits Jimmy
Honor Thy Father Tony
2016 Always Be My Maybe Jake's father
Diyos-Diyosan
2017 Northern Lights: A Journey to Love Ricardo
2018 Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles Arturo Punongbayan
Rainbow's Sunset Emmanuel "Emman" Estrella
2019 Miracle in Cell No. 7 Secretary P/Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Yulo
3pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon! Gen. Damian Calupitan
2022 An Inconvenient Love Wilfredo Siena
2023Keys to the HeartRoldan Labayen
When I Met You in Tokyo [6] Edwin

Television

YearTitleRoleNetwork
1970Catch Up With Tirsohimself MBC 11
1987–1988Pubhouse IBC
1990–1993 Palibhasa Lalake Elmer, Momoy [7] ABS-CBN
1992–1997 The Maricel Drama Special Various Roles
1992–1995
1995–1997
Valiente Theo Braganza ABS-CBN
GMA Network
1993 Star Drama Theater Presents: Lorna: Si Thea at si TheaElis ABS-CBN
1994 Star Drama Theater Presents: Carmina: SalarinUnknown
1997 Star Drama Theater Presents: Rica: Pilat
1998–1999 Halik sa Apoy Benjamin Rosales GMA Network
2002–2003 Sana ay Ikaw na Nga Juancho Fulgencio
2003–2004 It Might Be You Ernest Lord Trinidad ABS-CBN
2005 Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin Roden Ynares
Magpakailanman Various GMA Network
Daisy Siete
2006 Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia Barkus
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas
I Luv NY Edward Young
2007 Lupin Fundador "Duroy" de Dios
Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Ramiro, Kuuma Le-ar (voice)
2008 Sine Novela: Kaputol ng Isang Awit Arsenio Rivera
Obra Guest Role
2009 Sine Novela: Paano Ba ang Mangarap? Don Mateo Valderama
Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Nasaan Ka Maruja? Joselito L. Ocampo Jr. ABS-CBN
Only You Theodore "Teddy" Javier Sr.
2009–2010 Ikaw Sana Gener Montemayor GMA Network
2010 Carlo J. Caparas' Panday Kids Augusto Luna
Endless Love Robert Dizon
Jillian: Namamasko Po Chief R
2011 I Heart You, Pare! Cesar "Sarsi" Estrella
100 Days to Heaven Rene Mosqueda† ABS-CBN
2011–2012 Budoy Antonio "Anton" Maniego
2012 Valiente Don Luis Regalado [8] TV5
Lorenzo's Time Manuel Montereal† ABS-CBN
2013 Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Rodrigo Manrique†
Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Romulos Diomedes
The Ryzza Mae Show Guest GMA Network
Wansapanataym: The Christmas Visitor Big J / Mr. Jacinto ABS-CBN
2014 Ikaw Lamang Eduardo Hidalgo†
Pinoy Big Brother: All In Guest Judge
Hawak Kamay Philip Agustin
2015 Wansapanataym: I Heart Kuryente Kid Barry Gonzales
Pangako Sa 'Yo Gregorio "Lolo Greggy" Noble
2016 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (season 2)Judge Arturo "Art" M. Padua
2017 A Love to Last Antonio "Tony" Noble III
2017–2018 Wildflower Julio Ardiente
2019 The General's Daughter Santiago "Tiago" Guerrero
2019 Starla Robert Salazar
2019–2022 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (seasons 7-9) Sec. Arturo "Art" M. Padua† ABS-CBN / Kapamilya Channel
2022–2023 Maria Clara at Ibarra Padre Damaso Verdolagas GMA Network
2023 Royal Blood Don Gustavo Royales
2024The Bagman

Awards and nominations

YearAward Giving BodyCategoryNominated WorkResults
1970 Awit Awards Best New Male SingerWon
1990 FAMAS Awards Best ActorBilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa LangitWon
FAP Awards Best ActorBilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa LangitWon
Gawad Urian Awards Best ActorBilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa LangitNominated
1993 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting ActorKahit Buhay KoNominated
FAP Awards Best Supporting ActorKahit Buhay KoWon
Gawad Urian Best Supporting ActorKahit Buhay KoNominated
1994 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting ActorLumuhod Ka Sa LupaNominated
1996 FAP Awards Best Supporting ActorInagaw Mo Ang Lahat Sa AkinNominated
1997 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting ActorHangga't May HiningaNominated
2003 FAP Awards Best Supporting ActorDiskarteNominated
2004 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting ActorChavitNominated
2011 FAMAS Awards Best ActorSigwaNominated
2012 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting ActorNo Other WomanNominated

Gawad Urian Awards

Golden Screen Awards

*Star Awards for Movies

Metro Manila Film Festival

Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival

TV Awards

Nominated

YearOrganizationCategory/Nominated workWorkRemarks
Gawad Urian Awards Best ActorBilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa LangitNominated
Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actor Mano Po Nominated
Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting ActorInagaw Mo ang Lahat Sa AkinNominated
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Kaputol ng Isang Awit Nominated
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Supporting Actor Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Nominated
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Supporting Actor Ikaw Lamang Nominated
2015 41st Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actor [9] Honor Thy Father Won

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