Gabby Eigenmann

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Gabby Eigenmann
Born Gabriel John Celebre Eigenmann
(1978-03-02) March 2, 1978 (age 36)
Makati City, Philippines
Other names Gab, Gabby
Occupation Actor, Singer, Model
Years active 1996–present

Gabriel John Celebre Eigenmann (born March 2, 1978) also known as Gabby Eigenmann is a Filipino television and film actor, singer, host and model. He is currently working as an exclusive talent of GMA Network.[1]

Background[edit]

He was born on March 2, 1978 in Makati City, Philippines. Gabby hails from the Gil-Mesa clan of famous actors. He is the son of actor Mark Gil to 80’s commercial model/actress Irene Celebre. He is also the nephew of Cherie Gil and Michael de Mesa, the grandson of veteran actors Rosemarie Gil and Eddie Mesa, the cousin of AJ Eigenmann, Ryan Eigenmann and Geoff Eigenmann, he is the older brother of Ira Eigenmann, and the half brother of Sid Lucero (Tim Eigenmann), Maxine and Andrea "Andi" Eigenmann.

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Though he grew up in a prominent family of actors, he once regretted growing up without the whole family which barely happens. At first, entering showbusiness was out of his mind and rather be a pilot or a businessman, a cook or own a restaurant. He even took up two-year Hotel and Restaurant Management at OB Montessori in which he never saw its end. But acting has found a good place in his blood and this is how he entered show business. He started his career at the age of 16. He was once a Regal Films’ teen star along with the Gwapings and other rosters of teen actors of the said film outfit. He considered Richard Gomez and Regine Velasquez as his role models.

1997 when he became one of the hosts of GMA Network’s Sunday noontime musical-variety show SOP (Sobrang Okay Pare!) along with Janno Gibbs, Ogie Alcasid and Vina Morales.

After playing teeny-bop and goody-good roles in several TV series, Gabby later discover his knack for villainy and eventually appeared on a range of primetime offerings. His first anti-hero role in on Angelika dela Cruz-Sunshine Dizon starrer Umulan Man o Umaraw in 2000 as he played the role of Nick, the submissive and scheming suitor of Rebecca (Sunshine Dizon). But his notable roles as a villain are in the top-rating Philippine adaptation of MariMar where he played the role of Nicandro Mejia and Munting Heredera where he played the role of Desmond Montreal. His portrayal for latter role gives him a Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award via ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards 2011.[2][3]

2012, after doing mostly anti-hero roles, GMA Network entrusts him with the lead role in the GMA Afternoon Prime series Broken Vow opposite Bianca King whom he is working for the first time.[4]

Singing career[edit]

After few years doing acting, Gabby ventured into a new field of interest which is singing. While his family members marvelled the audience with their acting skills, Gabby likewise wowed the aficionados with his harmonious voice and distinct talent. This new venture allowed him to be recognized more as a singer than an actor. This was his turning point of his career after he bagged three awards: Most Promising Male Artist, Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist and Most Promising Male Singer/Performer from different respected award giving bodies.

In 1999, he was featured on singer Regine Velasquez's album R2K for the track "For the Love of You" along side KC Montero. Together with Montero, they performed the song at Velasquez's R2K concert series which was held in Araneta Coliseum from April 7–8, 2000.

In 2001, Gabby was able to justify his talents upon the release of his debut album entitled Loving under VIVA Records. This album is mainly of pop genre and its tracks are mostly in English.[5]

In 2006, he surprised once again his fans with his sophomore album entitled Sa Di Kalayuan under GMA Records which was named after one of the tracks from the album that eventually became ear’s favorite. The other track entitled Muli was also a hit and became a soundtrack of the romantic comedy series I Luv NY and theme song of the koreanovela Yellow Handkerchief, both on GMA Network. The album itself conveyed Gabby’s nearness to the listening public.[6][7]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2014 Dading Carding Enriquez GMA Network Main Role
Paraiso Ko'y Ikaw Edward Rodrigo Supporting Role
2013 Magpakailanman: The Art Evangelista Story Art Evangelista Main Role
Mundo Mo'y Akin Ziggy Carbonel Supporting Role
Magpakailanman: Kagat ng Asong Ulol Eduardo Sese Main Role
2012 Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga Gilbert Zalameda Main Role/Villain
Makapiling Kang Muli Young Roman Guest Role
Broken Vow Roberto Sebastian† Main Role/Villain
2011 Munting Heredera Desmond Montreal Recurring Role/Villain (2011/2012)
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Andrei Recurring Role (2010/2011)
Endless Love Jojo Cruz Recurring Role/Villain
Tween Hearts Coach A Guest Role
2009 All About Eve Max Recurring Role
Darna Apollo Cameo Appearance
2008 Pablo S. Gomez's < / small> Magdusa Ka Roland Henson Main Role
E.S.P. Ivan Guest Role
2007 MariMar Nicandro Mejia Recurring Role (2007/2008)
Super Twins Rex / Steelrex Cameo Appearance
Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang Prinsipe Gandor Episode: "Ang Prinsepeng Duwag"
Muli Alvin Recurring Role
2006 Now and Forever: Duyan Allan
I Luv NY Paul Young
2005 Sugo Crisanto Recurring Role (2005 / 2006)
2004 Love to Love: Pretty Boy Ivan Main Role
Forever in My Heart Abet Torallba Recurring Role (2004 / 2005)
2003 Twin Hearts Cedrick Sebastian Recurring Role (2003 / 2004)
2002 Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga James Guest Role
2001 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Marc Recurring Role (2001/2002)
2000 Umulan Man o Umaraw Nick Recurring Role
Tago Ka Na! Wes Main Role
1999 Di Ba't Ikaw Alexander "Alex" Montecillo Recurring Role
1997 SOP (Sobrang Okay Pare!) Host 1997/2010
1989/1997 Palibhasa Lalake Himself / Cast Member ABS-CBN Recurring Role

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Studio
2009 Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme Kidnapper Spring Films
MJM Productions
Star Cinema
2008 Half-Blood Samurai John Forward Group
2005 Pinoy Blond Various United Pictures
Bahay ni Lola 2 Michael Regal Films
1998 Gangland Dicky Tikbalang Production
1997 Sa Kabilugan ng Buwan Ricky MAQ Production
Available Light

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Label
2006 Sa Di Kalayuan GMA Records
2001 Loving VIVA Records

Awards and Recognition[edit]

  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nomination - Asian TV Awards 2012
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards 2011
  • Most Promising Male Artist - Aliw Awards 2002
  • Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artists - 15th Awit Awards 2002
  • Most Promising Male Singer/Performer - 32nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards 2002
  • Best New Artist (nomination)- MTV

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