Neil Ryan Sese

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Neil Ryan Sese
Born Neil Ryan Sese
(1979-04-26) April 26, 1979 (age 38)
Lucena, Quezon, Philippines
Occupation Actor, Model
Years active 2001–present

Neil Ryan Sese (born April 26, 1979) is a Filipino television, movie and theatre actor. He is currently working as an exclusive talent of GMA Network.

Background[edit]

Neil Ryan Sese was only seven years old when his parents separated. His father, a radiologist from Masbate, left their home and he never saw him again. His father had apparently remarried, for years later Neil met a fellow who said they are half-brothers.

The young Neil then, an only child, grew up in Lucena City, Quezon, where his mother Rosalyn Sese took charge of his upbringing, enrolled him at Maryhill Academy, and encouraged him to be well-rounded and to join all the clubs: Drama Club, Science Club, Mathematics Club, etc. 1993, he went to Manila, wanting to study at the University of Santo Tomas to be with his peers but his mother told him to enroll at the University of the Philippines. And so he took a nonquota course entrance exam. Freshman year was devoted to general subjects like mathematics, but soon he found himself auditioning and appearing in Dulaang UP plays.[1]

By the second year, he was enjoying being a campus actor, appearing in classic plays like Oedipus Rex and learning a lot from mentors like director Tony Mabesa and the late actor Rey Ventura. And so he dropped his plan to take up Mass Communication major in Theatre Arts. He has been at it ever since. He became part of several plays in Dulaang UP, UP Shakespearean Company (Othello, The Merchant of Venice and The Taming of the Shrew), Tanghalang Pilipino at Bulwagang Gantimpala. He also played in some Asian dramas such as: St. Louis Loves Dem Filipinos, Hudhud, Kanjicho, Sepharad: Voces de Exilio, Basilia Ng Malolos, Orpheus Descending and Sa Ngalan Ng Anak.[2]

Television, however, remains his "bread and butter", where he gets to appear in several drama series and play character roles. 2011, when he played the role of Simeon in the highly successful drama series, Munting Heredera which he considered as his biggest break ever. His career is currently handling by an award-winning director/manager Maryo J. de los Reyes. The same year, he signed a three-year exclusive contract with GMA Network.[3] His first project as an exclusive talent of the network was the series Biritera where he played one of the lead roles.[4]

Sese is also a favorite of indie film directors, landing choice roles in acclaimed movies like Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, Mangatyanan, Sanglaan and Huling Pasada.

In Huling Pasada, he was nominated for Best Actor by the respected critics but lost out to a deserving veteran, Ronnie Lazaro.

It is in his chosen field of theater that Sese really gets to test his mettle as an actor. In the recent Amphitryon, a Dulaang UP production directed by José Estrella, he displayed his comic side. And he scored as Stanley Kowalski in Tanghalang Pilipino's Flores Para los Muertos (a translation of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire), directed by Floy Quintos.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2017 Tadhana: Aishiteiru Jiro GMA Network
2016-2017 Encantadia Asval
2016 Dear Uge: Faking Girls Anthony
Wish I May Gabo Villafuerte
2015 Healing Hearts Michael "Mike" Espanto
Let The Love Begin Jesse
2015-2016 The Half Sisters Jacob Dela Rhea
2014 Niño David Inocente
Paraiso Ko'y Ikaw Berto Perez
2013 Adarna Kestrel
Anna Karenina Abel Barretto
Love and Lies Ricardo Salvador
Indio Kardo
2012 Pahiram Ng Sandali Andrew Gomez
Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Armando Villamor
My Daddy Dearest Val
Biritera Eric Fuentebella
Regal Shocker: Pelikula Richard TV5
2011 Nasaan Ka Elisa? Luis Mañalac ABS-CBN
Munting Heredera Simeon Velasco GMA Network
Star Confessions Miguel TV5
2010 Koreana Ferdie Roces GMA Network
Your Song: Kim Noreen's father ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Karina Kariton Boyet's father
Noah Ramon
1DOL Samson Suarez
Rod Santiago's Agua Bendita Señor Lucas
May Bukas Pa Rupert
5 Star Specials Sr. Inspector Feliciano TV5
2009 SRO Cinemaserye: Exchange Gift EJ's Father GMA Network
Carlo J. Caparas' Totoy Bato Farmer
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Somewhere In My Heart Menggay's Father ABS-CBN
Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Tiagong Akyat Albert "Abet" Ronquillo
Tayong Dalawa Atty. Sandoval
The Wedding Charlie
2008 Carlo J. Caparas' Pieta Geron
Your Song: Muntik Na Kitang Minahal Arah's Father
2007 Lupin Lopez GMA Network
Prinsesa ng Banyera Harry Medina ABS-CBN
Maria Flordeluna Adolfo
2006 Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat Teddy GMA Network
2005 Etheria: Ang Ika-Limang Kaharian ng Encantadia Victu
Saang Sulok ng Langit Mike
Ang Mahiwagang Baul: Bakit May Korona ang Bayabas Lunak
2004 Spirits Bantay-daya ABS-CBN
Krystala Rolly
Hanggang Kailan Father Edwin GMA Network
2003 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Dr. Fajardo ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym Louie Salvacion
Buttercup Lance's Lawyer
Darating ang Umaga Board Member
2002 Basta't Kasama Kita Buloy
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Neil

Film[edit]

Note: Both mainstream and independent films

References[edit]