Gabby Concepcion

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Gabby Concepcion
Gabby Concepcion at the KC Concepcion Live US Concert Tour, November 2010.jpg
Concepcion at the KC Concepcion Live US Concert Tour, November 2010
Born Gabriel Arellano Concepcion
(1964-11-05) November 5, 1964 (age 49)
Marikina City, Philippines
Occupation Television and Film Actor,
Model,
Director,
Singer-Songwriter and
Real Estate Broker.
Years active 1981–1995
2008–present

Gabriel Arellano "Gabby" Concepcion (born November 5, 1964), is a Filipino actor, director, singer-songwriter and businessman.

Early life[edit]

Gabby was born in San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines to Rolando "Rollie" Concepcion, a Filipino mestizo, and Lourdes Arellano. He received the name "Gabby" because he talks too much. He is the great grandson of prominent Manila landmark architect Juan M. Arellano. Concepcion attended Elementary at the Ateneo de Manila, High School at Aquinas School and spent part of his College life at Centro Escolar University where he took up his Pre-Dentistry course. Before he was discovered and entered showbiz.

Media career[edit]

Concepcion first appeared in a 1980 Close-up commercial and became famous as the "Close-up boy".[citation needed] Introduced into showbiz at the age of fifteen, he starred in the Regal Films production Katorse, which catapulted him to Matinee idol status.[citation needed] From 1980 – 1995, Gabby made 80 films with Regal, Viva, and GC (his own production company) and had several modeling and endorsement deals. He received several Showbiz awards, including Best actor (Urian), Best supporting actor (Urian, Star, and Famas), Mr. RP movies, and more.

Gabby took a hiatus from acting and moved to the United States in March 1995. Aside from already having an advertising degree from Maryknoll College (now Miriam College) in the Philippines, Concepcion later graduated from Lincoln University in Oakland, California, double majoring in Management Information Systems and International Business Administration. He subsequently became a purchasing agent with Fisher Industries, a division of GAP, then joined Prudential California Realty in Stockton, California in 2003.

Gabby achieved professional status as a Licensed real estate broker in March 2007. He specialized in residential real estate and excelled in buyer brokerage and Seller representation for referrals and relocations. He received the Chairman's Circle Gold, Leading Edge Society, Honor Society, Diamond Club award and the Newcomer of the Year award for 2004, and also achieved his eCertification designation and became Relocation Certificated.

He moved back to the Philippines in March 2008 to be with his father who later that year died of terminal heart disease. Concepcion made a comeback in Showbiz when he signed a contract with ABS-CBN in April 2008, first appearing in an episode of the television series Maalaala Mo Kaya. He then starred in Iisa Pa Lamang.

Personal life and philanthropy[edit]

Gabby was married to Dear Heart and P.S. I Love You co-star Sharon Cuneta from 1984-1987. Together they have a daughter, actress and model Kristina Cassandra Concepcion. He has two other daughters, Gabrielle with Grace Ibuna and Chloe, from his marriage to Jenny Syquia in the early 1990s. In 2004, Concepcion married long-time girlfriend Genevieve "Ginbee" Yatco Gonzales in California. Their daughters Samantha Alexis born in 2008 and Savannah in 2012.

Concepcion brought doctors every December to treat sick people in the whole peninsula[where?] who could not afford health care and repaid them by letting them stay in his beach resort in Lobo, Anilao, Batangas.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Dante Montilla ABS-CBN
2013 The Ryzza Mae Show Himself / Guest GMA
2013 Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin Martin Dizon ABS-CBN
2013 Cassandra: Warrior Angel Uriel / Ariel / Azrael TV5
2013 Showtime Junior's Uncle / Uncle Miguel / Guest ABS-CBN
2013 Showbiz Inside Report Himself / Guest ABS-CBN
2012 Gandang Gabi, Vice! Himself / Guest ABS-CBN
2012–13 Kahit Puso'y Masugatan Miguel De Guzman ABS-CBN
2012 Bandila Himself / Guest ABS-CBN
2011–12 P.S. I Love You Mark Roxas Viva Television/TV5
2011 Regal Shocker: Elevator Tony Salvacion TV5
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bulaklak Manuel ABS-CBN
2010 Simply KC Himself / Guest ABS-CBN
2010 Sharon Himself / Guest ABS-CBN
2010 Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Steve S. Sebastian ABS-CBN
2009–10 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Jaime Alferos ABS-CBN
2009 May Bukas Pa Ricardo ABS-CBN
2008 Iisa Pa Lamang[1] Rafael Torralba ABS-CBN
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Taxi Bert ABS-CBN
2008 Rated K Himself / Guest ABS-CBN

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Film Production
2014 Ang Sugo: The Last Messenger Eduardo V. Manalo Viva Films
2014 Diary ng Panget Cross' Dad/Mr. Sandford Viva Films
2013 Boy, Girl, Bakla, Tomboy - Star Cinema & Viva Films
2013 When the Love is Gone Emman Viva Films
2013 A Moment In Time Steve Linden Star Cinema
2012 The Mommy Returns William Regal Films
2011 Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Gary Regal Films
2010 White House Jet Regal Films
2010 I'll Be There Pocholo "Poch" dela Cerna Star Cinema
2009 I Love You, Goodbye Dr. Adrian Benitez Star Cinema
1994 Ika-11 utos: Mahalin mo, asawa mo Roy Regal Films & Star Cinema
1994 Iukit mo sa bala! Rico Velez Star Cinema Productions & Mega Vision Films
1994 Loretta - OctoArts Films
1994 Mancao Joey De Leon Regal Films & Moviestars Production
1994 Minsan lang kitang iibigin Dave Star Cinema
1993 Kung Ako'y Iiwan mo Felix Martin Regal Films
1993 Kapag May Gusot Walang Lusot Sam Allan
1993 Kailan Dalawa Ang Mahal -
1992 Narito Ang Puso Ko Louie Viva Films
1992 Kailangan Kita Gerry
1992 Ayoko Na Sanang Magmahal Nick
1992 The Good,The Bad & The Ugly Gabriel
1992 Bakit Ako Mahihiya? Joey
1992 True Confessions (Evelyn,Myrna & Margie) Warren
1992 Sinungaling Mong Puso Roman Ong-Chiong Regal Films
1992 Tayong Dalawa Tonchi Viva Films
1991 Una Kang Naging Akin Nick/Darwin Viva Films
1991 Makiusap ka sa Diyos Allan Regal Films
1991 Kailan Ka Magiging Akin Ramir Macalincag
1991 Kislap Sa Dilim Dick Bonanza Films & Reflection Films
1991 Sgt. Gabo: Walang Patawad Kung Pumatay Sgt. Gabo Regal Films
1991 Ang Leon At Ang Kuting ... aka Adventures of Gary Leon and Kuting (Philippines: English title) Gary
1991 Pangako Ng Puso Alfred
1991 Pakasalan Mo Ako Dodie
1990 Nimfa -
1990 Inosente Delmo Double - M Productions
1990 Kristo John the Baptist
1990 Kaaway Ng batas Rafael Aleta
1990 Hahamakin Lahat Renato
1990 Kahit Isumpa Mo Ako -
1990 Bakit Ikaw Pa rin? Paul Viva Films
1989 Bihagin Ang Dalagang Ito -
1989 Huwag Kang hahalik Sa Diablo Cristanto
1989 Abandonada... aka The Abandoned (Philippines: English title) -
1989 Kokak Leo
1989 Jessa: Blusang itim 2 -
1989 Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga Manuel Domingo
1989 Gorio en Tekla Danny
1989 Hot Summer -
1989 Rosenda Robbie
1988 Paano Tatakasan Ang Bukas -
1988 Sa Puso Ko Hahalik Ang Mundo Benjie Tuazon
1988 Nagbabagang Luha Alex
1988 Bukas Sisikat Din Ang Araw Gerry
1988 Lord, Bakit Ako Pa? -
1988 Rosa Mistika Ramil (segment "Episode III: Rosario Karakol - Mga Dilaw na Rosas ni Rosalie")
1987 Bakit Iisa Ang Pag-ibig Louie
1987 Asawa Ko, Huwag Mong Agawin Mike Ledesma
1987 Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa Efraim Regal Films
1986 Ibigay Mo Sa Akin Ang Bukas - (Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions)
1986 Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Neil
1985 Mga Kwento Ni Lola Basyang Prinsipe Amante (segment "Sleeping Beauty")
1985 Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso? Aldrin
1984 Anak ni Waray vs Anak ni Biday Eddie
1984 Sa Hirap At Ginhawa Arnold Zaragoza Viva Films
1984 The Best of Sharon & Gabby (Docu Film) Himself
1984 Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? Lito
1983 JR -
1983 Story of 3 Loves Benjie Regal Films
1983 Always In My Heart Gary
1983 Don't Cry for Me, Papa Nonoy
1983 Aking Prince Charming -
1983 Pepe en Pilar Pepe
1983 I'll Wait For You (even if it takes Forever) Gabby Cruz
1982 Puppy Love -
1982 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town! - Regal Films
1982 Miracle of Love Gabriel
1982 My Only Love Billy
1981 Hello, Young Lovers Tony Lara
1981 Bilibid Gays -
1981 Burgis Juni Locsin
1981 Bilibid Boys Butch
1981 Boystown Bobet Regal Films
1981 Dear Heart Jimmy
1981 Summer Love -
1981 Playgirl -
1981 P.S. I Love You Mark
1981 Totoo Ba Ang Tsismis? Gabriel
1981 Under-Age Gary Regal Films
1980 Katorse Gabby Regal Films

Discography[edit]

Date Album Title Song Artist / Singer Music Company Songs
January 28, 2010 Unforgettable Gabby Concepcion Warner Music Philippines Moon River

Can't Take My Eyes Of You

Put Your Head On My Shoulder

I Have Told You Lately That I Love You

Smile

Unforgettable

Reminiscing

You've Got A Friend

Sunday Morning

Cool Change

How Did You Know

Sway

Save The Last Dance For Me

Fly Me To The Moon

It's Over Now

2009 Gabby Concepcion Gabby Concepcion Warner Music Philippines Iisa Pa Lamang

Nakapagtataka

When I Met You

Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga

Come What May

Ako Pa Ba?

Just Once

Give Me A Chance

Kung Kailangan Mo Ako

Hanggang

Please Forgive Me

Manila- Awitin Mo Isasayaw Ko

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