Al Tantay

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Al Tantay
Born Philippines
Occupation Director, Actor
Years active 1979-presents

Al Tantay (born 1956) is a Filipino film actor, writer, and director and the former husband of Rio Locsin, with whom he made several movies, including Rizza Jones, Showgirl (1979, by Melros Productions), Love Affair (1980, by Regal Films), Wild Animals (1980, by Regal Films), and Bilibid Boys (1981, Regal Films). He was first discovered by Joey Gosiengfiao and launched by the latter via the Regal Films movie, Iskandalo (Scandals), starring Lorna Tolentino and released in July 1979.Then in 1987 he played his first villain role to Rudy Fernandez in an action movie Humanda Ka, Ikaw Ang Susunod (You Been Ready, You Are Next).

As a film director, he directs comedies, mainly with Viva Films. He has directed Mana-Mana, Tiba-Tiba, S2pid Love, A.B. Normal College, and more.

In 2014 Tantay replaced the late Roy Alvarez for the character of Villa Quintana as Don Manolo Quintana.



Year Title Role Network
2014 My Destiny Arnold Dela Rosa GMA Network
2014 Villa Quintana Don Manolo Quintana
2013 Got to Believe Procopio "Poro" Santos ABS-CBN
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Family Picture Renato Balot
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bahay Domingo
2012 Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto Delfin Dimaano
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Onofre
2011 Angelito: Batang Ama Delfin Dimaano
2011-2013 Toda Max Macario "Mac" Padausdos
2010 Bantatay Rigor GMA Network
2010 Claudine Present: Sapi Guest
2010 Love Bug Guest
2010 Sine Novela: Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak Edmundo Guatlo
2010 BFGF TV5
2010 Midnight DJ
2010 Dear Friend GMA Network
2009 May Bukas Pa ABS-CBN
2009 Only You Fernando 'Nanding' Mendoza
2009 SRO Cinemaserye GMA Network
2009 Talentadong Pinoy Himself/Guest Judge TV5
2008 Lovebooks Presents
2008 Obra GMA Network
2008 Eva Fonda Turing Dakila ABS-CBN
2008 Your Song
2008 Palos Ernesto Mario
2007 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Alberto Lorenzo GMA Network
2007 Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang Presents: Akong Ikit Sultan
2007 Sineserye Presents: May Minamahal Cenon Fernandez ABS-CBN
2005 Encantadia Arvak GMA Network
  • O Mare Ko (2005, QTV)
  • Kakabaka-Boo (2005, GMA Network)
  • Love To Love (2005, GMA Network)
  • Biglang Sibol, Bayang Impasibol (2002, GMA Network)
  • Kool Ka Lang (2002, GMA Network) as director
  • Larawan (2001, GMA Network)
  • Tarajing Potpot (2001, ABS-CBN)
  • Maynila (2000–present, GMA Network) as various roles
  • Tropang Trumpo (1994, ABC) as TV director

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