Baron Geisler

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Baron Geisler
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Baron Geisler in 2009
Born Baron Frederick Bayoneto von Geisler
(1982-06-05) June 5, 1982 (age 32)
Clark Air Base, Angeles City, Philippines
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present

Baron Frederick von Geisler[1] (born 5 June 1982, Clark Air Base, Angeles City, Philippines) is a multi-award winning Filipino actor, amateur artist and poet. Geisler is a son of a Filipina mother and a German American father who was stationed at the former U.S. military base in Angeles City. He is the brother of Donald Geisler, a retired Olympic taekwondo-jin.

Several of Geisler's accolades includes winning the Best Actor award in the 4th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival on July 20, 2008 and the 2005 PMPC Best Single Performance of an Actor in "Maalaala Mo Kaya" (Would You Remember?).

Life and career[edit]

Geisler entered show business as a child actor in 1994 through the phenomenal variety kiddie/teen gag show Ang TV. A year later, he became officially a part of ABS-CBN's roster of rising homegrown talents as a member of the elite Star Circle Batch 5. He was considered as one of the network's most promising young stars alongside John Lloyd Cruz and Marc Solis in the teen boy trio "Koolits", where he was once paired up with Kristine Hermosa.

Geisler is one of the most controversial young actors in his generation. While his performance as an actor is going stellar, his career on the other hand was becoming stiff. He has confessed to being addicted to alcohol after his father's demise. Geisler's family house has also been razed by fire twice and he himself has been involved in numerous brawls. One of the said brawls was a bar scuffle, in fact, left him with two visible scars on his left cheek. His own mother eventually signed him up in a detox facility (for 10 days) thus helping him earn the nickname as the "Wild Child" of Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2 and recently tagged as the modern day "Bad Boy" in Philippine Showbiz.

Geisler faced lawsuit against fellow former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Yayo Aguila's daughter Patricia accusing him of an alleged sexual harassment in which Geisler has denied engaging. The case was on-going as Geisler still appeared in his several TV series projects such as Eva Fonda, Tayong Dalawa (The Two of Us), The Wedding and others to name a few. Geisler also faced a lawsuit filed by actress Yasmien Kurdi for another alleged sexual harassment case.

Geisler has considered changing network from ABS-CBN to GMA Network after being offered to be a part of SRO Cinemaserye of GMA.[2] Yet, he remained a free lance actor appearing to both networks.

Geisler's also known to have had past relationships with actresses such as former Tabing Ilog co-star Jodi Sta. Maria, Kristine Hermosa, Matet de Leon, Desiree del Valle, Dionne Monsanto and Cai Cortez (daughter of veteran actor Rez Cortez).

Indefinite artist ban[edit]

In early 2011, Geisler faced a harassment complaint from actress Cherry Pie Picache who accused him for groping her breast on the set of Noah in which Geisler has denied engaging and claimed it was an accidental touch.[3] It was reported that Geisler was under the influence of alcohol on that taping day. This is Geisler's fourth acts of lasciviousness / unjust vexation accusation, the other three are with Patricia Martinez, Yasmien Kurdi and Julia Clarete respectively.

It was later confirmed by Geisler's manager, Arnold Vegafria, that Geisler immediately made a public apology statement in the presence of Picache just right after the incident and voluntarily entered rehabilitation in a 90-day treatment session.[4] The Professional Artist Management, Inc. (PAMI) stated that Geisler will be on an indefinite artist ban which prohibits artists and talents whose managers are PAMI-members from working with Geisler unless he could complete his 90-day treatment session and be fully rehabilitated.[5] Geisler's alcohol rehabilitation started on January 30, 2011 and has just successfully ended recently.

Return to acting[edit]

After finishing rehab, Geisler and Yasmien Kurdi reconciled resulting in Kurdi withdrawing the case filed against him. Geisler recently played Erning Toothpick (a character originally played by actor Paquito Diaz based on its real life counterpart, Ernesto Reyes) in the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival entry of Viva Films, Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story top-billed by Laguna Governor Jeorge "ER" Ejercito Estregan. He was also part of the recently concluded fantasy series Dyesebel with Anne Curtis, Sam Milby, and Gerald Anderson. He played one of the villains, the devious Kanor.

Legal troubles[edit]

Geisler was temporarily detained for physical assault to his neighbor named Raymundo dela Rosa on November 9, 2012. He was released less than 24 hours after a mutual settlement from both parties as the file was withdrawn by dela Rosa. Geisler claimed that the incident was just for self-defense purposes. It was also later found out that Geisler was intoxicated that time.

Geisler later stated in an interview that he is currently struggling from an extreme bipolar disorder and is recently under a strict medication for the said illness.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Geisler in August 2010

Movies[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Character/Role Awards
1994 Ang TV Himself
1996 Gimik Choi Ledesma
1999 Tabing Ilog Alfonso "Fonzy" Ledesma
2001 Recuerdo de Amor Francis Sebastian
2003 It Might Be You Derek Castro
Ang Tanging Ina TV Remake Chaos Montecillo
2005 Vietnam Rose Billy
Hollywood Dream Himself
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Trolley Macoy
2006 Malaala Mo Kaya: Lapis Justin's brother
Calla Lily Jerry
Komiks: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Ka Roy
Maging Sino Ka Man Kevin Romero
2007 Sineserye Presents May Minamahal Bombit Fernandez
2007–08 Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2 Himself
2008 I Love Betty La Fea Ian (guest cast)
Pieta young Miguel
Eva Fonda Val Mendez
Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan Jake (special participation)
Obra: Liwanag sa Dilim
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño Lito
2009 Tayong Dalawa Leo Cardenas
Kapamilya Deal or No Deal Himself
Banana Split Himself (celebrity guest)
Midnight DJ: Killer Kulambo Andy
Kambal sa Uma young Aurelio
May Bukas Pa Mr. Sanchez (special guest)
SRO Cinemaserye: Suspetsa Danny
Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Nasaan Ka Maruja? Jeff Gomez
The Wedding Monty
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Saranggola Raul
Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Elias Paniki Alexander
Noah Caleb
Banana Split: Mahirap Pa Sa Dagang Mahirap Ismael
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ice Cream Janelle
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sulat Jess
Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig Turko
2013 Kidlat Vincent Megaton Jr. / Diablo
2014 Dyesebel Mang Kanor de la Paz

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