Eddie Garcia

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Eddie Garcia
Born Eduardo Verchez García
(1929-05-02) May 2, 1929 (age 85)
Sorsogon City, Philippines
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1949–present

Eduardo Verchez García (born May 2, 1929[1]) popularly known as Manoy[2] is a Filipino film actor and film director.


He served with the Philippine Scouts during World War II and was stationed as a military policeman in Okinawa, Japan before joining show business.[3]


He was known for playing the role of Leandro Montemayor, the fictional Philippine President on the television drama series, Kung Mawawala Ka (If Ever You Were Gone), and earned his first Best Actor in a Drama Series award at the 2002 Star Awards. He is also known for portraying roles of either the main villain, the lead or a supporting character. He is also known for his trademark humorous lines which he says mostly in action films or comedy films.[2]

He also played 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.

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.[2]

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).[2]

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.

Garcia was First Action Movie of Kahit Iputok mo Walang api (1989) Produced by: Diamond Films Until Last Action Movie Terrorist Hunter (2005) Produced by: Impact Films. He is also 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.

Since 2013, Garcia is currently a part of ABS-CBN. He first appeared on Juan dela Cruz, and later on Honesto. In 2014, he is part of the cast of Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon.

Personal life[edit]

His family is among the descendants of Spanish Pinaminomons settlers.[4] 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, California by the name of Lisa Ortega. Not much are known about his spouse or his family, he was not rumored to be linked to any of his fellow co-stars, Eddie Garcia has been private on his personal affairs, unlike his contemporaries are known for their various relationships with other women.

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


TV Series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014 Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon Magno Ruiz ABS-CBN
2013 Honesto Brgy. Chairman Lemuel Galang
Little Champ Champion (voice)
Juan dela Cruz Julian "Lolo Juls"
2012 Aso ni San Roque Supremo / Police Director Danilo Aragon GMA Network
Third Eye Lolo Gimo TV5
Legacy Don Romualdo Alcantara GMA Network
2011 Iglot Celso Samar
Rod Santiago's The Sisters Mayor Enrique Zialcita TV5
Babaeng Hampaslupa Edward Wong
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Various GMA Network
Koreana Chang Hee Jung
Pilyang Kerubin Mang Potpot (Angel of Death)
Pinoy Records Presents: Pinoy Extreme Talent Guest Judge
2009 Talentadong Pinoy Guest Judge TV5
Pangarap Kong Jackpot Lolo Hugo NBN
Mars Ravelo's Darna Father Mateo GMA Network
Carlo J. Capara's Totoy Bato Coach Fredo
2008/2009 LaLola Don Aguirre Lobregat
2008 Carlo J. Caparas' Joaquin Bordado General Russo
2007 Asian Treasures Professor Wakan U. Matadtu / Supremo / Datu Makatunaw
Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang
2006 Majika Markadan
2005 Mars Ravelo's Darna Mambabarang
2004 Marinara Haring Carpa
2003 Narito Ang Puso Ko Felipe San Victores
2002 Kung Mawawala Ka President Leandro Montemayor


Year Title Role Film Production
1949 Kahit ang Mundo'y Magunaw
1950 Huling Patak ng Dugo Sampaguita Pictures
Siete Infantes de Lara MC Productions
Kilabot sa Makiling
1984 May Lamok sa Loob ng Kulambo Lauro Essex Films
May Daga sa Labas ng Lungga
2003 Masamang Ugat Viva Films
2013 Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story Atty. Dante Sagalongos

As director[edit]

  • Ang Panday 2 ... Amang Daluyong (GMA Films) (2011)
  • Crisis (2005)
  • Abakada ina (2001)
  • Hinukay ko na ang libingan mo (1991)
  • Imortal (1989)
  • Kung kasalanan man (1989)
  • Kung aagawin mo ang lahat sa akin (1987)
  • Saan nagtatago ang pag-ibig (1987)
  • Huwag mong itanong kung bakit? (1986)
  • Magdusa ka (1986)
  • Palimos ng pag-ibig (1986)
  • Kailan sasabihing mahal kita (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)

Awards and Nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations received by Eddie Garcia


  1. ^ [1] InterAksyon.com · Thursday, July 26, 2012
  2. ^ a b c d Buan-Deveza, Reyman (2008-07-25). "Eddie Garcia stars in indie film 'Fuchsia'". ABS-CBN News Online. Retrieved 2008-08-09. [dead link]
  3. ^ Agbayani, Claire (2002-12-06). "The Simple Truth About Eddie Garcia". Philippine Star. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  4. ^ "Asian Journal USA". 

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