Ace Vergel

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Ace Vergel
Ace Vergel, form the 1996 Filipino motion picture, 'Seth Corteza'.jpg
Ace Vergel, from the 1996 Filipino motion picture, 'Seth Corteza'
Ace York Aguilar Vergel

January 22, 1952
DiedDecember 15, 2007(2007-12-15) (aged 55)
Other namesAlas, The Original Bad Boy of Philippine Movies
Years active1959–2003
Spouse(s)Maya Dela Cuseta
Parent(s)Alicia Vergel and César Ramirez
AwardsGawad Urian Best Actor 1989 Anak ng Cabron

Ace York Aguilar Vergel (January 22, 1952 – December 15, 2007) was a Filipino actor dubbed "The Original Bad Boy of Philippine Movies".[citation needed] He was the son of the late film actors Alicia Vergel and César Ramirez, and brother of actress Beverly Vergel.

Personal life[edit]

He was born Ace York Aguilar in the Philippines on November 20, 1952 to parents Alicia Vergel and Cesar Ramirez.[1] His parents were well-known stars in the 1950s.[2]

He was married to Maya Dela Cuesta and had a son Alejandro King Dela Cuesta Aguilar - Vergel.[citation needed]

Film career[edit]

1950s to 1980s[edit]

He appeared in his first movie at the age of seven using the name Ace York, where he played the friend of a giant bird in the 1959 film Anak ng Bulkan. The movie starred Fernando Poe Jr. and Edna Luna.

In 1989, Vergel won best actor at the Gawad Urian for his role in the film Anak ng Cabron.

1990s to 2000s[edit]

He had the lead role in the 1996 film Seth Corteza, which was about a man who inherits turf in criminal underworld. He wants to make changes and faces the dangers that come about as a result. The film was directed by Efren C. Piñon.[3]

In 2003, Vergel Was His Last Film Masamang Ugat From Viva Films.


In August 2007, a warrant of arrest was issued in Caloocan City for rape cases filed against him in 2000, but he was later released. He was also linked to illegal drugs, but the cases against him were dismissed.[4]


Vergel died of a heart attack on December 15, 2007, at the age of 55.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2007, By Harris M. Lentz III - Page 390 Vergel, Ace
  2. ^ The Philippine Star, December 16, 2007 - Ace Vergel dies of heart attack at 55
  3. ^ WorldCat - Seth Corteza
  4. ^ "Actor Ace Vergel dies of cardiac arrest at age 55". 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2007-12-15.