Michael de Mesa

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Michael de Mesa
Born Michael Edward Gil-Eigenmann
(1960-05-24) 24 May 1960 (age 56)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Child actor, Actor, Theatre actor, Director, Model, Host
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Gina Alajar
Julie Reyes
Children Ryan Eigenmann
Geoff Eigenmann
AJ Eigenmann
Family Eduardo ″Eddie″ Eigenmann (father)
Rosemarie Gil (mother)
Ralph ″Mark″ Eigenmann (1961-2014; brother)
Evangeline ″Cherie″ Eigenmann (sister)

Michael de Mesa (born 24 May 1960) is a Filipino film and television actor.

Early life[edit]

Born as Michael Edward Gil Eigenmann[1] to performer Eddie Mesa and actress Rosemarie Gil, he and his siblings, Mark and Cherie grew up steeped in the arts. He is the uncle of Gabby Eigenmann and Tim ″Sid Lucero″ Eigenmann. De Mesa is of Swiss, Spanish, and Filipino descent.[2][3]


De Mesa began acting at age 16 in 1975 in Araw-araw, gabi-gabi, and he remains active in film and television.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

De Mesa wed actress Gina Alajar in 1978. Their marriage lasted 23 years before they separated in 2001. Their marriage was annulled in 2006, but bore three children, all of whom are in showbiz: Ryan, Geoff, and AJ Eigenmann.[4][5] He married Julie Reyes in September 2011.[6] She is a dancer/choreographer from Hotlegs, Manila's premier jazz group.[7]



Year Title Role Network
2016 Sinungaling Mong Puso Moises Aguirre GMA Network
2015 Destiny Rose Rosauro Armani Vitto GMA Network
2015 Once Upon a Kiss Enrique 'King' Pelaez GMA Network
2014 Innamorata Lloyd Manansala GMA Network
2013 Kahit Nasaan Ka Man Ernest Gomez GMA Network
2013 Indio Juancho Sanreal GMA Network
2012 Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? Jaime Montelibano GMA Network
2012 Valiente Damian Valiente TV5
2009 The Wedding Frank De Menes ABS-CBN
2007 Lupin Minggoy Buang / Miguel Apacer GMA Network
2007 Sana Maulit Muli Mang Andres / Mr.Destiny ABS-CBN
2004 Mulawin Ravenum GMA Network
2002 Bituin Salvador 'Ador/Badong' Sandoval GMA Network
2001 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Elmo GMA Network
2001 Biglang Sibol, Bayang Impasibol GMA Network
1999 Rio Del Mar Anton GMA Network
1992 Valiente Gardo Valiente ABS-CBN, GMA Network


Year Title Role Distributor
2016 Everything About Her Leo Star Cinema
2013 10,000 Hours Dante Cristobal Viva Films
2013 On The Job Congressman Manrique Reality Entertainment, Star Cinema
2012 D' Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?! Mr. Lucio APT Entertainment, M-Zet Productions
2009 Litsonero Pinoy APT Entertainment
2008 Baler Fr. Candido Gómez Carreno Viva Films
2007 Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka Fairy Ko...The Beginning of the Legend Prinsipe Inok OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions
2006 First Day High Coach Zantua Star Cinema
2005 Mulawin: The Movie Ravenum GMA Films
2005 Dubai Basi Star Cinema
1995 Muling Umawit ang Puso Diosdado Rivera Viva Films
1995 Batang X Dr. Kwago Regal Films
1992 Kahit Buhay ko Lt. Torres Reflection Films
1992 Grease Gun Gang Victor Lim Viva Films
1991 Alyas Pogi 2 Banjo Moviestars Production
1991 Uubusin Ko Ang Lahi mo! Frank Canonico Moviestars Production

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Eduvas, Ronjay (2010-06-16). "Max Eigenmann - June 2010 FHM cover girl | Women". FHM.com.ph. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  3. ^ Alex R. Castro (2011-02-21). "VIEWS FROM THE PAMPANG: *238. THE GILS OF PORAC: Acting is All in the Family". Viewsfromthepampang.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  4. ^ Ferriols, Des (2008-10-18). "'Hot money' outflow hits $312 M in September - BSP | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star". Philstar.com. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "Abante-Tonite Online | Showbiz". Abante-tonite.com. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  7. ^ [3][dead link]

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