Pen Medina

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Pen Medina
Born Crispin Medina
(1950-08-27) August 27, 1950 (age 64)
Manila, Philippines
Other names Pen
Occupation actor/movie writer
Years active 1980-present

Crispin "Pen" Medina Sr. (born August 27, 1950) is a Filipino actor born in Arayat, Pampanga, Philippines. He is known for his role as Paciano Rizal in the award winning film José Rizal shown for the Metro Manila Film Festival in 1998.

Pen Medina is one of the most notable actors of his time, doing versatile roles in both the big screen and on various television shows.

Personal life[edit]

Pen Medina is the father of Karl Medina, Crispin "Ping" Medina II, Alex Medina, John Medina, Japs Medina, Victor Medina, and Zeth Medina. His sons Ping, John and Alex, who both had their roots in indie films, are currently active in local television. His other sons Karl and Victor have followed suit by taking on acting roles in other indie films as well.



Year Title Role Network
2014 My BFF Gerry GMA Network
2013 Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig? Andoy Aguirre GMA Network
2013 Cassandra: Warrior Angel Lolo Gimo TV5
2013 Carlo J. Caparas' Dugong Buhay Armando "Amang" Bernabe ABS-CBN
2013 Bayan Ko Governor Antonio Rubio GMA News TV
2013 Little Champ TBA ABS-CBN
2012 Aso ni San Roque Ben "Mother Ben" Asino GMA Network
2012 E-Boy Tatang ABS-CBN
2011 Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig Gabriel ABS-CBN
2011 100 Days to Heaven Tagasundo ABS-CBN
2011 Guns And Roses Philip "Tsong" Marasigan ABS-CBN
2011 Pablo S. Gomez's Mutya Haring Merrick ABS-CBN
2010 Ilumina Francisco GMA Network
2010 Star Confessions Joseph's Fr TV5
2010 Carlo J. Caparas' Panday Kids Tasyo GMA Network
2010 Rod Santiago's Agua Bendita Padre Guido ABS-CBN
2009 May Bukas Pa Totoy ABS-CBN
2009 Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Tiagong Akyat Castro "Kastrong Bato" Mananquil ABS-CBN
2009 Sine Novela: Ngayon At Kailanman Venor Torres GMA Network
2008 Codename: Asero Dr. Tagimoro GMA Network
2008 Carlo J. Caparas' Joaquin Bordado Jilco GMA Network
2008 Obra GMA Network
2008 Komiks Presents: Tiny Tony Morgan Peralta ABS-CBN
2008 E.S.P. Bestre GMA Network
2007 Mga Mata ni Anghelita Father Joseph GMA Network
2007 Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang Hari GMA Network
2007 Fantastic Man Singkit GMA Network
2006 Atlantika Dr. Naval GMA Network
2006 Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Hagorn GMA Network
2005 Encantadia Hagorn GMA Network
2001 Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka Abner Araman ABS-CBN
2000 Tabing Ilog Epifanio "Panyong" Delos Santos ABS-CBN
1999 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay ABS-CBN
1995 Villa Quintana Felix Samonte GMA Network


Year Title Role
2014 Gangster Lolo  ?????
2013 10,000 Hours Sebastian Jago
2010 Noy Nick
2008 I.T.A.L.Y. Gary Pinlac
2007 Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo Ferdinand Marcos
2004 Bcuz of U Tatay
2003 Till There Was You Frank Boborol
2000 Deathrow Gabino
1999 Muro-Ami Dado
1998 José Rizal Paciano Rizal
1993 Sakay Col. Lucio De Vega
1992 Shake, Rattle & Roll IV NGO Member
1991 Shake, Rattle & Roll III Fr. Salazar
1988 A Dangerous Life Col. Eduardo Doromal
1985 Virgin Forest Macabebe Scout


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
1999 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Muro Ami[1] Won
2013 10,000 Hours[2] Won


  1. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1999". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  2. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2013". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

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