Tirso Cruz III

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Tirso Cruz III
Born Tirso Silvano Cruz III
(1953-04-01) April 1, 1953 (age 61)
Nampicuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1968–present
Spouse(s) Lyn Ynchausti
(m. 1981–present)
Children 3

Tirso Cruz III (born Tirso Silvano Cruz III, April 1, 1953) is a Filipino actor and singer. He is one of the famous actors in Philippine show business.

Biography and career[edit]

Nicknamed "Pip," his love team with Nora Aunor is regarded as the most famous love team in Philippine Cinema. Tirso was first managed by the late Douglas Quijano. He is recently known for his villainous and supportive characters on TV and movies.

He is married to Lynn Ynchausti-Cruz and has two sons (TJ and Bodie) and one daughter (Djanin).

Discography (LP Albums w/ Tracks)[edit]

Tirso Cruz III (Self-titled)[edit]

  • 1. What Have You To Say
  • 2. Both Sides Now
  • 3. The Magic Of Love
  • 4. Soul Deep
  • 5. Give Me Your Love
  • 6. Gimme Some More
  • 7. If I Were A King
  • 8. My Pledge Of Love
  • 9. Please Be Mine
  • 10. Baby Say No
  • 11. In The Year 2525

By Special Request[edit]

  • 1. Love Me Tender
  • 2. Are You Lonesome Tonight
  • 3. Yesterday
  • 4. Mr. Deingly Sad
  • 5. Mr. Blue
  • 6. Lucky Guy
  • 7. The Wonder Of You
  • 8. I Can't Stop Loving You
  • 9. Since My Love Has Gone
  • 10. Shy Girl
  • 11. The End
  • 12. Am I That Easy To Forget
  • 13. My Heart Belongs To Only You

PIP[edit]

  • 1. Maria Leonora Theresa
  • 2. Darling Please Come Back
  • 3. Once It Was I
  • 4. After Eternity
  • 5. When Somebody Cares For You
  • 6. Impossible Dream
  • 7. Let It Be Me
  • 8. Ain't Got No Music
  • 9. Make Up Your Mind
  • 10. Unchained Melody
  • 11. Only Foolish People
  • 12. Venus
  • 13. Nora, My Love

Pip At The Top[edit]

  • 1. First Love Never Dies
  • 2. Black Magic Woman
  • 3. Love Me Do
  • 4. She's A Lady
  • 5. Constantly
  • 6. Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted
  • 7. It's Up To You Petula
  • 8. Temptation Eyes
  • 9. I Just Can't Help Believin'
  • 10. Um Um Um Um Um Um
  • 11. Cantar Y Cantar
  • 12. The Next Step Is Love
  • 13 Yellow River

See the album of Dream Come True w/ Nora Aunor (Discography) 1971

Hawaiian Souvenirs[edit]

  • 1. The Hukailau Song
  • 2. The King Of Holiday Island
  • 3. The Hawaiian Wedding Song
  • 4. Lovely Hula Hands
  • 5. Love Letters In The Sand
  • 6. In The Middle Of The Island
  • 7. My Little Grass Shack
  • 8. Blue Hawaii
  • 9. One Paddle Two Paddle
  • 10. Sweet Leilani
  • 11. Red Sails In The Sunset
  • 12. To You Sweetheart Aloha

TCIII[edit]

  • 1. Sweetheart (Duet)
  • 2. Mama Mama
  • 3. Two Of Us
  • 4. What's Up
  • 5. For You Mama
  • 6. MacArthur Park
  • 7. Poetry In Motion
  • 8. Let Me Know
  • 9. Shadows Of The Night
  • 10. While We Are Young
  • 11. Prisoner Of My Eyes
  • 12. Let It Me Be/Devoted To You (Duet)
  • 13. Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On (Duet)

Afterglow[edit]

  • 1. Jesus Christ Superstar
  • 2. Book Of Memories
  • 3. Don't Shut Me Out
  • 4. Dial Me In
  • 5. You Are Always In My Heart
  • 6. What's Happening
  • 7. Puppetman
  • 8. Again
  • 9. Summer Sand
  • 10. Pretty Blue Eyes
  • 11. Hey Willy Afterglow
  • 12. Afterglow

Rock And Roll Music[edit]

  • 1. Rock And Roll Music
  • 2. The Beat
  • 3. I Didn't Even Know
  • 4. Sweet Little Sixteen
  • 5. You Got Me Hummin'
  • 6. Treat Her Like A Lady
  • 7. I Dig Rock And Roll Music
  • 8. Great Balls Of Fire
  • 9. Two Divided By Love
  • 10. Bony Moronie
  • 11. Johnny B. Goode
  • 12. American Pie

Butterfly[edit]

  • 1. Alone Again (Naturally)
  • 2. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
  • 3. Games Of Magic
  • 4. Bachelor Boy
  • 5. Butterfly
  • 6. Suavecito
  • 7. Gonna Spend My Life (Lovin' You)
  • 8. Vaya Con Dios
  • 9. The Next Time
  • 10. Mary's Little Lamb
  • 11. Song Sung Blue

The Sound Of Pip[edit]

  • 1. Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)
  • 2. Rock The Boat
  • 3. Skyline Pigeon
  • 4. Never My Love
  • 5. Better Fly Butterfly
  • 6. (You're) Havin' My Baby
  • 7. Seasons In The Sun
  • 8. Rock Me Gently
  • 9. Life Is A Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)
  • 10. Skydiver
  • 11. Will Be One By Two Today

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014 Hawak Kamay Philip Agustin ABS-CBN
Pinoy Big Brother: All In Guest Judge
Ikaw Lamang Gov. Eduardo Hidalgo
2013 Wansapanataym: The Christmas Visitor Big J / Mr. Jacinto
The Ryzza Mae Show Guest GMA Network
Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Romulos Diomedes ABS-CBN
Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Rodrigo Manrique
2012 Lorenzo's Time Manuel Montereal
Valiente Don Luis Regalado TV5
2011–2012 Budoy Dr. Antonio "Anton" Maniego ABS-CBN
2011 100 Days to Heaven Rene Mosqueda
I Heart You, Pare! Cesar "Sarsi" Estrella GMA Network
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Chief R
Endless Love Robert Dizon
Panday Kids Atty. Augusto Luna
2009 Ikaw Sana Gener Montemayor
Only You Theodore "Teddy" Javier Sr. ABS-CBN
Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Nasaan Ka Maruja? Dr. Joselito L. Ocampo Jr.
Sine Novela: Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? Don Mateo Valderama GMA Network
2008 Obra Guest Role
Sine Novela: Kaputol ng Isang Awit Arsenio Rivera
2007 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Ramiro, Kuuma Le-ar (voice)
Lupin Fundador "Duroy" de Dios
2006 I Luv NY Edward Young
Etheria Barkus
2005 Daisy Siete Various
Magpakailanman Various
Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin Roden Ynares ABS-CBN
2003–2004 It Might Be You Ernest Lord Trinidad
2002–2003 Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga Juancho Fulgencio GMA Network
1998–1999 Halik Sa Apoy Benjamin Rosales
1993-2001 Star Drama Presents Liro ABS-CBN
1995–1997 Valiente Theo Braganza GMA Network
1992–1995 ABS-CBN

Movies[edit]

  • Bride for Rent (2014)
  • Alfredo S. Lim: The Untold Stories (2013)
  • Sisterakas (2012)
  • No Other Woman (2011)
  • Subject: I Love You (2011)
  • The Red Shoes (2010)
  • In My Life (2009 film) (2009)
  • When I Met U (2009)
  • Desperadas (2008)
  • M.O.N.A.Y. (2007)
  • Happy Hearts (2007)
  • Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di (2006)
  • Ang Pamana (2006)
  • Pacquiao: The Movie (2006)
  • Can This Be Love (2005)
  • Minsan Pa (2004)
  • Chavit (2003)
  • Nympha (2003)
  • Mano Po (2002)
  • Dekada '70 (2002)
  • Singsing Ni Lola (2002)
  • Diskarte (2002)
  • Bahay Ni Lola (2001)
  • The Debut(2000)
  • Abel Villarama: Armado (1999)
  • Hiling (1998) - Star Cinema Productions Inc (Released Date: 11/18/1998)
  • SS: Submarine System (1998)
  • Laban Ko Ito, Walang Dapat Madamay (1997) (Released Date: 11/26/1997)
  • Daniel Eskultor (1997)
  • Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos 2 (1997)
  • Pag-ibig Ko Sa Iyo'y Totoo (1997)
  • Sino Si Inday Lucing? (1996)
  • Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure (1996)
  • Hangga't May Hininga (1996)
  • Isa, Dalawa, Takbo (1996)
  • Sana Naman (1996)
  • Epimaco Velasco:NBI (1996)
  • Inagaw Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin 1995(section)
  • Saan Ako Nagkamali (1995)
  • Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez Story (1994)
  • Bugso (1994)
  • Hindi pa Tapos Labada Darling (1994)
  • Beloy Montemayor: Tirador ng Cebu (1994) - Octoarts Films
  • Maestro Toribio: Sentensyador (1993)
  • Sgt. Yanquiling (1993)
  • Gascon... Bala Ang Katapat Mo (1993) - Regal Films
  • Lumaban Ka Sa Lupa! (1993) - Seiko Films
  • Isa Lang Ang Buhay Mo!: Sgt. Bobby Aguilar (1993) - First Films
  • Gaano Kita Kamahal (1993) Alex
  • Kailangan Kita (1992)
  • Kapatid Ko Si Hudas (1992)
  • Lucio Margallo (1992) (Released Date: 11/11/1992) - Moviestars Production
  • Kahit Buhay Ko (1992) - Reflection Films
  • Alyas Boy Kano (1992) - Regal Films
  • Amang Capulong - Anak ng Tondo II (1992)
  • Ganti ng Api (1991) - Vision Films
  • Madonna, Babaeng Ahas (1991) - Regal Films
  • Tiny Terrestrial: The Tiny Professors (1990)
  • Hanggang Kailan Ka Papatay (1990) - Regal Films
  • Bilangan Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit (1989) - Regal Films
  • Balut Penoy (1988)
  • Sana Mahalin Mo Ako (1987)
  • I Can't Stop Loving You (1986)
  • Till We Meet Again (1985)
  • Mga Kwento Ni Lola Basyang (1985)
  • Tell Nora I Love Her (1971)
  • Guy and Pip (1971)
  • My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1971)
  • D'Musical Teenage Idols (1969)

Awards[edit]

Awards won[edit]

  • FAMAS Best Actor - Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit
  • FAP Best Actor - Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit
  • Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor - Kahit Buhay Ko
  • Star Awards for Movies - Actor of The Year (1990)
  • 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actor - Kaputol ng Isang Awit
  • 1997 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actor - Valiente

Nominated[edit]

  • FAMAS Best Supporting Actor - Chavit
  • FAP Best Supporting Actor - Diskarte
  • FAP Best Supporting Actor - Inagaw Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin
  • Gawad Urian Best Actor - Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit
  • Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor - Mano Po
  • Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor - Inagaw Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin
  • 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actor - Kaputol ng Isang Awit

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