Christopher de Leon
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|Christopher de Leon|
|Born||Christopher Strauss de Leon
October 31, 1956
|Occupation||Actor, endorser, politician, producer|
(m. 1975–1980; separated)
On July 1, 2010, he was sworn into office as the board member of the 2nd district of Batangas.
He studied Fine Arts at the University of the East in Manila.
he also studied at The National Teachers College as a highschool student
In 2000, he hosted the first Philippine version of the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? until 2002.
In 2003–2004, he became part of GMA-7 primetime soap/television series ensemble Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw which became successful and continued with Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin. with fellow actors Alice Dixson and Lani Mercado who he both starred in a 1992 film entitled My Other Woman and with Richard Gomez.
In 2005, he became part of the very successful television franchise of Mars Ravelo's Darna as Dr. Zombie.
In 2006, he became part of the very successful primetime soap opera Maging Sino Ka Man with John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo with Sam Milby and Anne Curtis the series also continued after 6 months later with Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik the series ended successfully in March 28, 2008 after airing for 3 years.
In 2007, he appeared in the pilot episode of the primetime series, Pangarap na Bituin.
In 2014, de Leon was starred in The Legal Wife with Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales, and later played as the older version of Jake Cuenca's character in the second season of Ikaw Lamang starring Kim Chiu and Coco Martin.
He is of German Jewish descent from his maternal grandfather. On May 11, 1999, he was given a US Certificate of Citizenship. The U.S. Certificate of Citizenship says that the holder was a U.S. Citizen at birth. His citizenship was passed through his maternal grandfather and his mother.
He is also the husband of actress Sandy Andolong.
Acting and influences
He has won the FAMAS Best Actor award five times. He appeared in as lead actor in Lino Brocka's Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang and Eddie Romero's Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon? (he won the FAMAS Best Actor awards for both films). He is also one of the only leading man to work with rich successful Award Winning Actress' Mega Star Sharon Cuneta from 1985-2009 For three different studio outfits Viva Films Star Cinema and Regal Entertainment and Ex Wife Nora Aunor in 1977-1988 who even guest starred on his sitcom Goin Bananas and the longest loveteam with Star for All Seasons Actress turned Mayor Vilma Santos who has starrd in more than 24 Films since in the 70s all Box-Office they even took the big screen with their captivating performances in 1992' The Dolzura Cortez Story an OctoArts Film Produced and Directed by Laurice Guillen in 1997 they played Ex Lovers in Ike Jarlego Jrs "Hanggang Ngayon Ika'y Minamahal" as their comeback to the bigscreen and 2004' Mano Po 4.
De Leon' has also influenced today's biggest actors such as co workers such as Top Leading Man John Lloyd Cruz, Coco Martin, Dingdong Dantes, Aga Muhlach, and Richard Gomez.
|Christopher S. de Leon|
|Member of the Batangas Provincial Board from the 2nd District|
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2013
October 31, 1956 |
|Political party||Liberal Party (2010–present)
Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (2007)
In 2007, he decided to run as Vice Governor of Batangas. This claims that if her former on screen partner, Vilma Santos won the governorship, then he might win as Vice Governor. He became the running mate of former police officer Nestor Sanares. However, he lost to Mark Leviste.
He once again run, but this time for board member of the Second District of Batangas, which he won. Garnering the highest number of votes among those elected, he became Senior Board Member of Batangas.
De Leon was a candidate for the 2nd Congressional District of the Province of Batangas but lost the race to Rep. Mandanas' Chief of Staff, Rannie Abu.
|2014||Sa Ngalan Ng Ama, Ina At Mga Anak||Ka Romeo|
|2012||El Presidente||Gen. Antonio Luna|
|2011||Catch Me, I'm In Love||President Enrique Rodriguez|
|2010||Sa 'yo Lamang||Franco Alvero|
|2009||Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Alfonso Uy|
|When Love Begins|
|2007||Faces of Love||Don Arcadio|
|2006||Blue Moon||Rod Pineda|
|Nasaan si Francis?||Gwapo|
|2004||Mano Po 3: My Love||Michael Lim|
|2003||Mano Po 2: My Home||Antonio "TONY" Chan|
|Pangarap ko ang Ibigin ka||Raffy|
|Sana ay Ikaw na nga|
|2002||Dekada '70||Julian Bartolome|
|2000||Yakapin mo ang Umaga|
|Tunay na Mahal||Tom|
|1999||Bulaklak ng Maynila||Timo|
|Higit pa sa Buhay ko||Alex|
|Wansapanataym: The Movie||Gary|
|1998||Sambahin ang Ngalan mo||Daniel|
|Pahiram Kahit Sandali||Andy Castro|
|Tumutol man ang Tadhana|
|1997||Nasaan ang Puso||Dave|
|Hanggang Ngayong Ika'y Minamahal||Leo|
|1996||Wanted: Perfect Mother||Dante Zulueta|
|Sa Aking Mga Kamay||Joven dela Rosa|
|1995||Eskapo: The Serge Osmena-Geny Lopez Jr Story||Geny Lopez Jr|
|Sa Ngalan ng Pag-ibig||Spanky|
|Paano Na? Sa Mundo ni Janet||Gaston|
|Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang|
|1993||Divine Mercy:Sa Buhay ni Sister Faustina||Carl|
|Gaano Kita Kamahal||Rolly Suclad|
|Kung Mawawala Ka Pa||Tony|
|Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story|
|1992||Hiram na Mukha||Dr. Hugo|
|Mahal Kita Walang Iba|
|1991||Makiusap Ka Sa Diyos|
|Kislap sa Dilim||Nitoy|
|Huwag mong Salingin ang Sugat ko|
|Dinampot ka lang sa Putik||Edmond|
|Ang Leon at ang Kuting|
|1990||Gumapang ka sa Lusak||Levi|
|Higit na Matimbang ang Dugo|
|My Other Woman|
|Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita||Alfred|
|Bakit Iisa Lamang ang Puso||Joel|
|Magkano ang iyong Dangal||Paolo|
|1988||Tatlong Mukha ng Pag-ibig|
|Kapag Napagod ang Puso|
|1987||Maging Akin Ka Lamang||Andy Abrigo|
|Walang Karugtong ang Nakaraan|
|Ayokong Tumungtong sa Lupa||Dodong|
|1986||I Love You Mama, I Love You Papa||Papa|
|Huwag Mo Kaming Isumpa||Francis|
|1985||God Save Me|
|Hindi Nahahati ang Langit||Noel|
|Bituing Walang Ningning||Nico Escobar|
|Kay Dali ng Kahapon, ang Bagal ng Bukas|
|Kailan Sasabihing Mahal Kita|
|1984||Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap||Rustan|
|Minsan pa Nating Hagkan ang Nakaraan||Rod|
|1983||Bad Bananas sa Putting Tabing|
|Sugat sa Ugat|
|Paano Ba Ang Mangarap?||Eric|
|Kain at Abel||Ellis|
|No Other Love|
|Tinimbang ang Langit|
|1981||Pakawalan Mo Ako||Freddie|
|Taga sa Panahon|
|Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo|
|Kakabakaba Ka Ba?|
|Pinay, American Style||Chris|
|1979||Ang Alamat ni Julian Makabayan|
|Isang Milyon at Isang Kasalanan|
|Bakit May Pag-ibig Pa?|
|1978||Garrote: Jai Alai King|
|Ikaw ay Akin||Rex|
|Lagi na Lamang Ba Akong Babae?||Desto|
|Sapagkat Kami'y Tao Lamang 2|
|Kung Kaya Mo, Kaya Ko Rin|
|Mahal Mo, Mahal Ko||Chris|
|Nakawain Natin ang Bawat Sandali|
|1977||Kung Mangarap Ka't Magising||Joey|
|John and Marsha '77||Chauffeur (Uncredited)|
|Masarap, Masakit ang Umibig|
|Masikip, Maluwang Paraisong Parisukat||Al|
|My Brother, My Wife|
|1976||Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos||Masugi|
|Ganito Kami Noon... Paano Kayo Ngayon?||Nicolas "Kulas" Ocampo|
|Hide and Seek sa Quiapo, Cubao at Makati|
|Relaks Lang Mama, Sagot Kita|
|Mrs Teresa Abad, Ako po si Bing|
|Tag-ulan sa Tag-araw||Rod|
|1975||Batu-bato sa Langit|
|Kahit Ang Mundo'y Magunaw||Reden /Delio|
|1974||Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang||Junior|
Christopher de Leon has recently started producing theater plays through Green Wings Entertainment. Green Wings' first project is LORENZO, a musical on the life of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, with music by Ryan Cayabyab, book and lyric by Juan Ekis and Paul Dumol with the collaboration of Joem Antonio, and direction by Nonon Padilla. Lorenz Martinez plays Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint. LORENZO's maiden run was held in September 2013 at DLS-CSB's SDA Theater.
- 1977 – Christopher De Leon (album)
- 1978 – Sisikat Na Naman?
- 1979 – In Love with Christopher De Leon
- 1981 – Ikaw Lamang
- 1982 – Umaga Na Naman
- 1983 – Nasaan ang Pangako
- 1984 – Kung Mangarap Ka't Magising
- 1985 – Bituing Walang Ningning
- 1987 – Maligayang Pasko at Masaganang Bagong Taon!
- 1988 – Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap
- 1989 – Umaga Na Naman: The Best of Christopher De Leon
- 1991 – Ipagpatawad Mo: The Soundtrack
- 1992 – 8:00 AM Na Naman
- 1994 – Boyet sings Christopher Cross
- 1996 – Greatest Hits: Live
- 1998 – 15 Classic Platinum Hits
- 2000 – Original Gold
- 2001 – Premium Gold Collection
- 2003 – The Platinum Collection
- 2006 – Mga Awit Pelikula
Awards and nominations
|2014||Ikaw Lamang||Best Drama Supporting Actor||Nominated||28th PMPC Star Awards for TV|
|2009||Kahit Isang Saglit||Best Drama Actor||Nominated||23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV|
|2009||Magkaibigan||Film Actor of the Year||Won||GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards|
|2008||Magkaibigan||Best Actor||Won||Metro Manila Film Festival|
|2008||----||Lino Brocka Lifetime Achievement Award||Won||Golden Screen Awards|
|2006||Now and Forever: Agos||Best Drama Actor||Nominated||20th PMPC Star Awards for TV|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Palamig||Best Single Performance by an Actor||Nominated|
|2005||Hanggang Kailan||Best Drama Actor||Nominated||19th PMPC Star Awards for TV|
|Magpakailanman: Sa Muling Pagsilip ng Liwanag||Best Single Performance by an Actor||Nominated|
|2004||Mano Po III: My Love||Best Actor||Won||Metro Manila Film Festival|
|2000||Bulaklak ng Maynila||Best Actor||Won||Star Awards|
|1999||Bulaklak ng Maynila||Best Actor||Won||Metro Manila Film Festival|
|1997||Nasaan ang Puso?||Best Actor||Won||Metro Manila Film Festival|
|1996||Madrasta||Best Actor||Won||Star Awards|
|1991||Ipagpatawad Mo||Best Actor||Won||FAMAS Awards|
|1990||My Other Woman||Best Actor||Won||FAMAS Awards|
|1989||Imortal||Best Actor||Nominated||FAMAS Awards|
|1989||Imortal||Best Actor||Won||Metro Manila Film Festival|
|1988||Kapag Napagod Ang Puso||Best Actor||Won||FAMAS Awards|
|1987||Maging Akin Ka Lamang||Best Actor||Nominated||FAMAS Awards|
|1985||God...Save Me!||Best Actor||Won||Metro Manila Film Festival|
|God Save Me||Best Actor||Nominated||FAMAS Awards|
|1983||Broken Marriage||Best Actor||Nominated||FAMAS Awards|
|1982||Haplos||Best Actor||Won||Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Relasyon||Best Actor||Nominated||FAMAS Awards|
|1981||Pakawalan Mo Ako||Best Actor||Nominated||FAMAS Awards|
|1980||Aguila||Best Actor||Nominated||FAMAS Awards|
|Taga sa Panahon||Best Actor||Nominated||FAMAS Awards|
|1979||Alamat ni Julian Makabayan||Best Actor||Nominated||FAMAS Awards|
|1978||Lagi na Lamang Ba Akong Babae?||Best Actor||Nominated||FAMAS Awards|
|1977||Masarap, Masakit ang Umibig||Best Actor||Nominated||FAMAS Awards|
|1976||Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon||Best Actor||Won||FAMAS Awards|
|Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon||Best Actor||Won||Metro Manila Film Festival|
|1975||Banaue||Best Actor||Nominated||FAMAS Awards|
|1974||Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang||Best Actor||Won||FAMAS Awards|
- [dead link]
- U.S. CITIZENSHIP: Christopher's Legacy to his Children. gurfinkel.com
- Christopher de Leon talks about health condition of wife Sandy Andolong | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. PEP.ph. Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
- LORENZO official website http://www.lorenzorocks.com
- "40th Box Office Entertainment Awards given out". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 2004". Internet Movie Database.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1999". Internet Movie Database.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1997". Internet Movie Database.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1989". Internet Movie Database.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1985". Internet Movie Database.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1982". Internet Movie Database.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:1976". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
- Christopher De Leon at the Internet Movie Database
-  Christopher de Leon to receive Gawad Lino Brocka Award
- LORENZO, a musical on St. Lorenzo Ruiz