|Born||Gabriel John Celebre Eigenmann
March 2, 1978
Makati City, Philippines
|Other names||Gab, Gabby|
|Occupation||Actor, Singer, Model|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
|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|
|2008||Pablo S. Gomez's < / small> Magdusa Ka||Roland Henson||Main 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"|
|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|
|2009||Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme||Kidnapper||Spring Films
|2008||Half-Blood Samurai||John||Forward Group|
|2005||Pinoy Blond||Various||United Pictures|
|Bahay ni Lola 2||Michael||Regal Films|
|1997||Sa Kabilugan ng Buwan||Ricky||MAQ Production
|2006||Sa Di Kalayuan||GMA Records|
Awards and Recognition
- 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