Rez Cortez

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Rez Cortez
Res Septimo Cortez

(1956-01-04) January 4, 1956 (age 67)
Occupation(s)Actor, Assistant Director
Years active1974–present
SpouseCandy Cortez[1]
Children4, including Cai Cortez[1][2]

Res Septimo Cortez (born January 4, 1956), better known as Rez Cortez, is a Filipino film and television actor and assistant director.

Acting career[edit]

Cortez's film career began in 1974, when he was introduced in Daigdig ng Sindak at Lagim.

He is also known for being an action star in many action films with his intensive and antagonistic roles and also in TV series.

He is become an assistant director of the movie Kapag Lumaban ang Api in 1987.

He became the president of the Mowelfund (Movie Workers Foundation, Inc.)[3] after Boots Anson-Roa retired on April 1, 2020.[4] He was a former president of the Actors’ Guild of the Philippines[5] and was replaced by Imelda Papin in 2017.[6]

Cortez also ran as a Representative of Camarines Sur in 2013 but did not win the seat.[7]



Year Title Role Film Company
1974 Daigdig ng Sindak at Lagim
MVN Cinema
Pssst... Halika, Babae!
MVN Cinema
1975 Bamboo Trap
1976 Insiang Bebot
CineManila Corporation
1977 Sila... Sa Bawa't Bangketa
Liliw Productions
The Captive Virgins David
PERA Films Inc.
1978 Mga Mata ni Anghelita Truck Driver
Larry Santiago Productions
1980 Angela Markado
Four-Seasons Films International
1981 Sierra Madre
Lea Productions
1984 Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? Phil
This Is My Country Boy Echas
Malaya Films
Stéphan Films
Lovingly Yours, Helen Alex
BSH Films
Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday Charlie
Ang Padrino Jake
FPJ Productions
1985 Anak ng Tondo Johnny
Four-N Films
1986 Laban Kung Laban Cebu Town Mayor
Vikings Films
Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Louie
Viva Films
Batang Quiapo Tikboy
Regal Films
Captain Barbell Atong
Viva Films
Kapitan Pablo: Cavite Killing Fields Berting
RNB Films
1987 Jack en Poy, Hale-Hale Hoy! Anton
Regal Films
Jack & Jill Baldo / Betty
Viva Films
1988 Wake Up Little Susie Hermogenes Macatayog
Regal Films
Kapag Napagod ang Puso
VH Films
Chinatown: Sa Kuko ng Dragon
Four-N Films
1989 Abot Hanggang Sukdulan Rocky
Viva Films
Handa Na ang Hukay Mo, Calida Sgt. Delgado
Regal Films
Jones Bridge Massacre (Task Force Clabio)
Cine Suerte
Isang Bala, Isang Buhay
Viva Films
1990 Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija Alex
RRJ Productions
Shake, Rattle & Roll II Tanda
Regal Films
Hukom .45 Mike Pablo
1991 Maging Sino Ka Man Alex
Viva Films
Kapitan Jaylo: Batas sa Batas Kid
Omega Releasing Organization
Buddy en Sol (Sine Ito)
RVQ Productions, Kaizz Ventures
Contreras Gang Tony
Moviestars Production
1992 Eh, Kasi Bata
Narito ang Puso Ko
Viva Films
1993 Hulihin: Probinsyanong Mandurukot Carnapper
Regal Films
Patapon Police sergeant
EDL Productions
Ronquillo: Tubong Cavite, Laking Tondo Paolo
Star Cinema
Regal Films
Deo Dador: Berdugo ng Munti Caloy
Harvest International Films
1994 Mistah
Viva Films
Ang Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko Silahis
Viva Films
1995 Isang Kahig, Tatlong Tuka
M-Zet Films
Mahogany Pictures
The Grepor Butch Belgica Story Val
Viva Films
Ikaw Pa... Eh Love Kita! Noel Agustin
Regal Films
Matimbang Pa sa Dugo Totoy Icepick
1996 Kristo Judas Iscariote
Cine Suerte Productions
Hindi Ako Ander, Tanong Mo Kay Kumander! Fred
Bossing Waldo de Guzman
Sunlight Films
1997 Hawak Ko Buhay Mo Chief
Rocketts Productions
Neo Films
1998 Guevarra: Sa Batas Ko, Walang Hari Alex
Ama Namin Capt. Garcia
Warfreak Edison Yu
Neo Films
1999 D' Sisters: Nuns of the Above Dennis
GMA Films
Tigasin Roxas
Star Cinema
2001 Mano Mano 2 Tata Delfin
Maverick Films
Weyt a Minit, Kapeng Mainit! Col. Valentino
Viva Films
2003 Woman of Breakwater Foreman
Entertainment Warehouse
2005 The Great Raid
2009 OMG (Oh, My Girl!) Gay friend
2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Ranchero
Regal Films
2012 Bwakaw Sol [9]
Star Cinema
Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako Rez
OctoArts Films
APT Entertainment
M-Zet Productions
Imus Productions
GMA Films
2013 Alfredo S. Lim (The Untold Story) Calderon
CM Films
The Search for Weng Weng Interviewee
Death Rides a Red Horse
2014 Where I Am King
Feng Shui 2 Robert Anonuevo†
Star Cinema
2015 The Last Pinoy Action King Himself
Reflection Films
Quiapost Productions
Maria Labo Kapitan 1
Viva Films
2016 Lumayo Ka Nga sa Akin Bos
Viva Films
Working Beks Gusting
Viva Films
2018 Never Not Love You Joanne's father
Viva Films
Ang Misyon: A Marawi Siege Story
GreatCzar Media Productions
Star Cinema
Sine Screen
2021 Tililing Peter's father
Viva Films
2022 Partners in Crime Don Bill Libme
Star Cinema
Viva Films
2023 Mang Kanor Title Role
AQ Prime


Year Title Role Network
2023 FPJ's Batang Quiapo Abdul Kapamilya Channel
2022 Suntok sa Buwan Magnus / Migs TV5
2021 Init sa Magdamag Senator Victor Ruiz Kapamilya Channel
2019 One of the Baes[10] Rolando Ortiz GMA Network
Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig Pablo "Pabs" Sandoval
2018-2019 Ika-5 Utos Dado Vallejo
2016-2017 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano PC/Supt. Rogelio Jacob ABS-CBN
2016 Magkaibang Mundo Jonathan "Jojo" Perez GMA Network
That's My Amboy Jun
2015 Beautiful Strangers Mike Mamaril
Mac and Chiz Tito Butch TV5
2014 Dream Dad Enrique Sta. Maria ABS-CBN
My BFF Jessie Catacutan GMA Network
2013 Villa Quintana Alfonso Mendiola
Kakambal ni Eliana Prof. Banal
2012 Temptation of Wife Abner Santos
Faithfully Fidel Mariano-Saavedra
Kapitan Awesome Don Sebastian TV5
Valiente Pepito "Peping" Ramirez
2011-2012 Regal Shocker: Pelikula (Part 2) Director
2011 Time of My Life Douglas GMA Network
2008-2009 Eva Fonda Osang's Father ABS-CBN
2008 Joaquin Bordado Chief Mendoza GMA Network
2007 Fantastic Man Boss Elvis
Lupin Lt. Milyones
2006-2007 Captain Barbell Officer Joe Salvation
2005-2006 Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit Batista ABS-CBN
2001-2002 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Father Basil GMA Network
1997 Esperanza Delfin Montejo ABS-CBN
1996-1999 Tierra Sangre Juancho Sangre PTV
1987 Balintataw[11] PTV

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award(s) Critics Works Result
2013 31st Luna Awards Best Supporting Actor Bwakaw Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Rez Cortez finds abandoned baby". Manila Standard. April 3, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  2. ^ Almo, Nerisa (July 16, 2009). "Rez Cortez admits being a stage father to daughter Cai Cortez". Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  3. ^ Lo, Ricky (August 8, 2020). "Ka Tunying & Gerry Baja find new home in dzRH". Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  4. ^ Carvajal, Dolly Anne (March 23, 2020). "Boots on the most rewarding, challenging thing about being an industry leader". Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  5. ^ "Ricardo Cepeda confident of new Actors Guild leadership". Tempo - The Nation's Fastest Growing Newspaper. July 10, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2021.
  6. ^ Escala, Jimi (January 22, 2017). "Imelda Papin, bagong presidente ng actors' guild" (in Tagalog). Retrieved April 10, 2021 – via PressReader.
  7. ^ Santos Jr, Reynaldo (June 24, 2013). "Star-studded gov't: More celebs win in 2013 polls". Rappler. Retrieved April 10, 2021.
  8. ^ Palmer, Bill; Palmer, Karen; Meyers, Ric (2003). The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies. Scarecrow Press Inc. p. 16. ISBN 0-8108-4160-6. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  9. ^ "Bwakaw: Toronto Review". The Hollywood Reporter. September 16, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2021.
  10. ^ Biong, Ian (June 17, 2020). "Rez Cortez disproves death hoax: 'I'm alive and kicking'". Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  11. ^ "Mother's Love in 'Balintataw'". Manila Standard. Standard Publications, Inc. December 2, 1987. p. 10. Retrieved May 2, 2019.

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