Junix Inocian

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Junix Inocian
Born Rufino Duran Inocian, Jr.
(1951-03-17)March 17, 1951
Iligan City, Philippines
Died June 13, 2015(2015-06-13) (aged 64)
London, United Kingdom
Alma mater Silliman University
Occupation Actor, comedian

Junix Inocian (born Rufino Duran Inocian, Jr.; March 17, 1951 – June 13, 2015) was a Filipino actor and comedian. He starred in various plays, such as Miss Saigon, Fiddler on the Roof, the film version of the Swedish crime novel Tatuerad Torso,[1][2] and Sinbad.

Personal life[edit]

Inocian was born Rufino Duran Inocian, Jr. in Iligan City, Philippines on March 17, 1951. He graduated from Silliman University in Dumaguete City, where he obtained a degree in Theater Arts and underwent further studies in the University of Michigan, where he obtained a degree in acting in 1978.[2]

Later career[edit]

Inocian trained with Mary Hutchinson, an acting coach from Syracuse University, New York, and with Paul Palmore, an acting coach from the University of Michigan. Subsequent to his studies in the United States, Inocian joined Repertory Philippines, where he starred in at least 60 productions.[2]

Stage appearances[edit]

Inocian's stage appearances include leading roles in Little Shop of Horrors, as Audrey II; Mass Appeal, as Father Tim Farley; Man of La Mancha, as Sancho Panza; The Government Inspector, as the Mayor; The Pirates of Penzance, as Major-General Stanley; A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, as Pseudolus; Fiddler On The Roof, as Tevye; Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, as Sweeney Todd, and Children of a Lesser God, as James Leeds.[2]

Inocian joined the original cast of Miss Saigon, in which he portrayed the Engineer from 1992 to 1994. Sometime after portraying Old Deuteronomy in Cats at the New London Theatre, Inocian returned to Miss Saigon.[2]

Film and television[edit]

On television, Inocian appeared in various series, such as Sesame! (later retitled Batibot), Sitak Ni Jack (Jack's Taxicab), a top-rated sitcom; and A Dangerous Life, a 6-hour mini-series based on the 1986 People Power Revolution in the Philippines. He also starred in films, such as Silk and Greed. Inocian appears as the ship's cook in SKY television's version of Sinbad.[2]

Death[edit]

On June 13, 2015, Inocian was found dead by his associates at his flat in London, after failing to appear at a film shoot. Investigation on the cause of his death is still ongoing.[3][4]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Batibot as Kuya Mario
  • A Dangerous Life
  • PG: Parents Guide

Film[edit]

  • Mortdecai (2015) as Fang Fat

References[edit]

  1. ^ Junix Inocian Celebrity and Photographer. SlashMaraud. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Junix Inocian. Theatre Royal Drury Lane, 1995. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  3. ^ "Acclaimed Filipino actor Junix Inocian passes away". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. June 14, 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ Llamas, Cora; Gadiz, Gibbs (June 14, 2015). "Junix Inocian, acclaimed actor on PH and London stages, dies at 64". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 

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