Jay Ilagan

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Jay Ilagan
Jay Ilagan, 'Coed' 1979.jpg
Jay Ilagan (in the 1979 Filipino motion picture, Coed)
Julius Abad Ilagan

(1953-01-20)January 20, 1953
Manila, Philippines
DiedFebruary 3, 1992(1992-02-03) (aged 38)
Quezon City
Cause of deathBike crash
Resting placeLoyola Memorial Park, Marikina City, Metro Manila
Years active1964–1992
Spouse(s)Hilda Koronel (separated)
Amy Austria (partner until his death)

Jay Ilagan (January 20, 1953 – February 3, 1992) was a Filipino actor. He hosted Stop, Look and Listen and starred in My Son, My Son and Going Bananas, and starred and participated in a number of movies.

Born Julius Abad Ilagan on January 20, 1953, his good looks eventually made him a matinee idol, starring in the films Maruja (1967), Tubog Sa Ginto(1970), Pinoy Crazy Boys (1974), and Hinog Sa Pilit. And because the looks came with deep talent, Jay survived the transition from teen star to adult actor - winning a Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor trophy in 1982 for the movie, Kisapmata, another Gawad Urian Best Actor in 1985 for his role in Sister Stella L, and 1988 FAMAS and Film Academy of the Philippines Best Actor for his acting in Maging Akin Ka Lamang.

His acting was not confined to drama.

Personal life[edit]

The son of Sampaguita star Corazon Noble and director Angel Esmeralda[1] started out as a child actor, originally using "Angel" as his screenname. He was married to fellow actor, Hilda Koronel, they will eventually separate, and he and another fellow actor Amy Austria would live-in together. Jay had remained with Amy until his sudden death on February 3, 1992. On that fateful night in Quezon City, Jay lost control of his motorcycle and skidded to his death. Reports claimed that the actor was not wearing a protective helmet. He was 38.



Title Year Role Notes
Moro Witch Doctor 1964 Mahmud
Santiago 1970 Danilo
Tubog sa Ginto 1971 Santi
Carmela[2] 1973
Ato ti Bondying 1973 Bondying his 1st comedy movie
Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa 1975 Noni
Kaming Matatapang Ang Apog 1975
Fe, Esperanza, Caridad 1975 Husband of Esperanza - 2nd Episode ("Esperanza')
Ligaw Tingin, Halik Hangin 1976
Daigdig ng Lagim 1976
Minsa'y Isang Gamugamo 1976 Bonifacio Santos
Tisoy! 1977 Boy
Sino'ng Pipigil sa Pagpatak ng Ulan 1979
Salawahan 1979
Coed 1979
Aguila 1979 Osman
Kasal? 1980
Kakabakaba Ka Ba? 1980
Brutal 1980 Tato
Pabling 1981
Mga Hiwaga ng Pag-asa 1982
Kisapmata[3] 1982 Noel
M.I.B.: Men In Brief 1983 Anthony Phillips
Bad Bananas sa Puting Tabing 1983
Sana Bukas ang Kahapon 1983
Soltero[4] 1984 Crispin Rodriguez
Sister Stella L. 1984 Nick Fajardo
Mga Batang Yagit 1984
Bituing Walang Ningning 1985 Zosimo Blanco
Sa Totoo Lang 1985 Ipe His last comedy movie
Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas 1986
Operation; Get Victor Corpuz, the Rebel Soldier[5] 1987
Maging Akin Ka Lamang[6] 1987 Ernie Balboa
Paano Tatakasan Ang Bukas 1988
Nagsimula sa Puso 1990 Jim
Alyas Pogi 2 1992 Bimboy His last movie role

TV Shows[edit]

Title Year Role Network
Prinsipe Abante 1977–1980 GMA Network
Goin' Bananas 1987–1991 host IBC/ABS-CBN


He died in a motorcycle accident in Quezon City in 1992. He was 39 years old.[7]


  1. ^ Quirino, Joe (1983). History of the Philippine cinema. Phoenix. p. 3. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  2. ^ Review of Women's Studies. University Center for Women's Studies, University of the Philippines. 2000. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ Quiling Jr., Tito R. "Projecting Homes: Domestic Spaces in Three Filipino Films" (PDF). Humanities Diliman. 10 (2): 85–150. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. ^ Kawil Iv Tm' 2002 Ed (in Tagalog). Rex Bookstore, Inc. p. 65. ISBN 9789712334757. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  5. ^ Nash, Jay Robert (1997). The Motion Picture Guide 1988 Annual: The Films of 1987. Cinebooks. p. 214. ISBN 9780933997165. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  6. ^ Asiaweek. Asiaweek Limited. 1987. p. 558. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  7. ^ Francisco, Butch (1 November 2003). "REMEMBERING DEPARTED STARS". www.newsflash.org. Retrieved 21 January 2019.

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