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
2015 The Rich Man's Daughter Oscar Tanchingco GMA Network
Once Upon a Kiss Pedring Servando
2014 My Destiny Arnold Dela Rosa
Villa Quintana Don Manolo Quintana
2013 Got to Believe Procopio "Poro" Santos ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Family Picture Renato Balot
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bahay Domingo
2012 Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto Delfin Dimaano
Maalaala Mo Kaya Onofre
2011 Angelito: Batang Ama Delfin Dimaano
2011-2013 Toda Max Macario "Mac" Padausdos
2010 Bantatay Rigor GMA Network
Claudine Present: Sapi Guest
Love Bug Guest
Sine Novela: Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak Edmundo Guatlo
Midnight DJ
Dear Friend GMA Network
2009 May Bukas Pa ABS-CBN
Only You Fernando 'Nanding' Mendoza
SRO Cinemaserye GMA Network
Talentadong Pinoy Himself/Guest Judge TV5
2008 Lovebooks Presents
Obra GMA Network
Eva Fonda Turing Dakila ABS-CBN
Your Song
Palos Ernesto Mario
2007 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Alberto Lorenzo GMA Network
Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang Presents: Akong Ikit Sultan
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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