John Regala

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John Regala
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John Regala played his role as a blond haired villain in ABS-CBN 2008 TV action-drama series "Pieta".
Born John Manuel Regala Francisco
(1965-05-28) May 28, 1965 (age 49)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Character Actor, Action Star
Years active 1985 - present
Spouse(s) Mrs. John Regala
Children 3

John Manuel Regala Francisco (born May 28, 1965) is a Filipino character actor and an action star. better known by his screen name as John Regala. he portrayed his role as a main villain of the Philippine movies and television series and pretending as a "Bad Boy" of Philippine action films even the two action stars like Robin Padilla and the late Ace Vergel. He is the son of former character actor Mel Francisco and former actress Ruby Regala.


Regala enters for showbusiness and became as a group member of Philippine TV show of the mid 80s That's Entertainment.

He become as an action star in his first action movie Boy Kristyano (1989). then he portray as a villain role to Ronnie Ricketts in an action packed movie Isa-Isahin ko Kayo (1990). he was doing for team up with new action star Jeric Raval when he played the lead role as Marcial "Baby" Ama (Regala's late uncle, Rudy Fernandez portray his former role as Baby Ama in his true to life action-drama movie of 1976 Bitayin si Baby Ama) and Raval play his role as Primitivo "Ebok" Ala in a true to life action-drama movie Primitivo Ebok Ala: Kalaban Mortal ni Baby Ama (1992) and he play his role as Kris Aquino's rapist-killer in a true to life crime drama movie The Vizconde Massacre: God Help Us (1992).

Returning on Showbiz

Regala returns on showbusiness. He willing to work with Mart Escudero in a horror-comedy-thriller movie Zombading: Patayin Sa Shokot Si Remington (2011) and he works with his bestfriend Gov. ER Ejercito for 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival in a returning of Filipino action movie Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story (2011) while Regala won for Best supporting actor. He worked with JC de Vera and Oyo Sotto for a TV drama series Valiente of TV5 (2012). He became famous again on ABS-CBN when he worked with Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador in Ina, Kapatid, Anak (2013), and with Coco Martin in an action-fantasy drama TV series Juan dela Cruz (2013).

Personal life[edit]

Regala was born in Manila to his retired showbiz parents Mel Francisco and Ruby Regala. His showbiz career stalled due to drugs. Later, he went to rehab and became a Born Again Christian and is now a Christian minister. Regala is now married to a non-showbiz wife with three children.


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
1994 Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actor Fatima Buen Story Nominated
2011 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actor[1] Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story Won



Year Title Role Network
2014 Hawak Kamay Leonardo Salonga ABS-CBN
2014 Beki Boxer Dalmacio TV5
2014 Dyesebel Badong Manansala ABS-CBN
2013 Juan dela Cruz Agor ABS-CBN
2013 Ina, Kapatid, Anak Emilio "Mio" Buenaventura ABS-CBN
2013 Little Champ Black Jack (voice) ABS-CBN
2012 Valiente Peping TV5
2008 Pieta Miguel Alcona ABS-CBN
2008 Joaquin Bordado Cefiro GMA 7
2007 Impostora Mando GMA 7
2006 Captain Barbell Mayor Lazaro GMA 7
2006 Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit Harieto "Harry" Lopez ABS-CBN
2005 Encantadia Apitong GMA 7
1986 to 1988 That's Entertainment Himself GMA 7


Year Title Role Film
2012 El Presidente Padre Agustin Scenema Concept International, CMB Films and

Viva Films

2011 Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story Carlos "Totoy Golem" Capistrano Viva Films
2011 The Road Town Police Chief GMA Films
2011 Zombading: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington Ed
2009 Kinatay Sarge
2006 Ligalig CM Films Productions
2001 Pilak Sunlight Films
2001 Total Aikido
2001 Parehas Ang Laban Vergado Emerald Films
2001 Dudurugin Ko Pati Buto Mo
2000 Col. Elmer Jamias: Barako Ng Maynila Millennium Films Productions
2000 Vengador: Batas Ng Api Lando Millennium Films Productions
1999 Kahit Ako'y Tupang Itim, May Langit Din Jun El Niño Films
1999 Anino Victor Velez
1999 Type Kita, Walang Kokontra Vernon Star Cinema Films Productions
1998 Notoryus Star Cinema Films Productions
1998 Squala Jimbo Viva Films
1998 Lucio San Miguel: Walang Kaluluwa Lucio San Miguel El Niño Films
1997 Labanan Lalaki
1997 Askal El Niño Films
1997 Batang Estero FLT Films International
1997 Bobby Barbers: Parak Jacinto Viva Films and PS Films Productions
1997 Pards 2 Sunlight Films
1997 Batas Ko Ay Bala
1997 Si Mokong, si Astig, at si Gamol Viva Films
1996 Moises Arcanghel: Sa Guhit ng Bala Regal Films
1996 Sa Iyo Ang Langit, Akin ang Lupa El Niño Films
1996 Pards Sunlight Films
1995 Cesar Hudas Cesar El Niño Films
1995 Bukas Bibitayin si Itay Elmo Star Cinema Films Productions and El Niño Films
1995 Pamilya Valderama Seiko Films and PS Films Productions
1994 Lipa 'Arandia' Massacre: Lord, Deliver Us from Evil Viva Films and Golden Lion Films
1994 Fatima Buen Story Leslie Baron Regal Films
1994 The Maggie dela Riva Story (God... Why Me?) Viva Films and Golden Lion Films
1994 Angel Cremenal Angel El Niño Films
1994 Tony Bagyo: Daig Pa Ang Asong Ulol Tony Seiko Films
1994 Nandito Ako Randy Moviestars Production
1993 Pambato Arnolda Alcantara EDL Production
1992 Batas ng Api Athuro Villapando
1992 Tondo: Libingan ng mga Siga Willy Cuevas Moviestars Production
1992 Totoy Buwang Totoy OctoArts Films
1992 Kapatid Ko Si Hudas Rando
1992 The Vizconde Massacre: God Help Us Jake Regal Films and Golden Lion Films
1992 Primitivo Ebok Ala: Kalaban Mortal Ni Baby Ama Marcial "Baby" Ama OctoArts Films
1992 Jerry Marasigan, WPD Winston Seiko Films
1992 Bukas Tatakpan Ka Ng Diyaryo Seiko Films
1991 Boyong Mañalac: Hoodlum Terminator Vargas Viva Films
1991 Amok Patrolman 2 El Niño Films
1991 Lintik Lang Ang Walang Ganti Seiko Films
1991 Huling Lalaki Sa Bitayan El Niño Films
1990 Iputok mo, Dadapa ako! (Hard to Die) OctoArts Films and MZet Films Productions
1990 Alyas Baby Face Seiko Films
1990 Isa-Isahin Ko Kayo
1990 Jabidah Massacre Viva Films
1990 Kristobal: Tinik Sa Korona Seiko Films
1990 Ako Ang Batas: General Tomas Karingal Young Tomas Karingal Seiko Films
1990 Kunin Mo Ang Ulo Ni Ismael Seiko Films
1989 Wanted: Pamilya Banal Jude Banal FPJ Productions
1989 Babayaran Mo Ng Dugo Seiko Films
1989 Walang Panginoon Seiko Films
1989 Boy Kristyano Boy Kristyano El Niño Films
1989 Lihim Ng Golden Buddha Seiko Films
1988 Langit At Lupa Seiko Films
1988 Arturo Lualhati
1987 Balandra Crossing
1986 Kamandag Ng Kris
1985 Bagets Gang

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  1. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2011". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  2. ^ "John Regala Facebook account". Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Anne Curtis debuts as Dyesebel trends Worldwide Video". Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  4. ^ "John Regala clarifies cancer rumor pinpoints disgruntled colleague as culprit". Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  5. ^ "Alwyn Uytingco headlines TV5's upcoming gay comedy series Beki Boxer". Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  6. ^ "Ang Tunay na Buhay ni John Regala". Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  7. ^ "John Regala sings Ama, Salamat Po". Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  8. ^ "Action star John Regala is back on showbiz". Retrieved 2014-06-10. 

External links[edit]

John Regala at the Internet Movie Database