This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Vera and the second or paternal family name is Quizon.
For other uses, see Dolphy (disambiguation).
Birth name Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr.
Born (1928-07-25)July 25, 1928
Tondo, Manila, Philippine Islands
Died July 10, 2012(2012-07-10) (aged 83)
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Resting place The Heritage Park, Taguig
Children 17
Parent(s) Melencio Espinosa Quizon
Salud de la Rosa Vera
The Puruntóng family in 1975 from the hit television sitcom John En Marsha. (from top left: Matutína and Dely Atay-Atayan; bottom left to right: Maricel Soriano, Dolphy, Nida Blanca, and Rolly Quizon)

Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr., OGH (July 25, 1928 – July 10, 2012), known by his screen names Dolphy, Pidol, and Golay (1944), was a Filipino comedian-actor in the Philippines. He is widely regarded as the country's King of Comedy for his comedic talent embodied by his long roster of works on stage, radio, television and movies.[1][2]

Early life

Dolphy was born at 5:00 PM on July 25, 1928 at 527 Calle Padre Herrera (now P. Herrera St.) in Tondo, Manila.[3] His father was Melencio Espinosa Quizon, Sr. (December 5, 1900, Tondo, Manila – May 14, 1972, Quezon City),[4][5] a ship engine worker in the Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company of Manila, and the son of Modesto Quizon, Sr. and Isidora "Adorable/Salud" Espinosa. His mother was Salud de la Rosa Vera (February 5, 1903, Binondo, Manila – September 12, 1985, Quezon City),[6] a school teacher, and the daughter of Máximo Vera y Limtico (February 1, 1872, Tondo, Manila – February 1, 1917, Tondo, Manila)[7] and Lucila "Ninay" de la Rosa y Ravelo (c. 1871, Binondo, Manila – October 9, 1947, Tondo, Manila).[8] He was the second eldest of ten children. He has eight siblings.[9][10] His parents were married on July 14, 1925 in Malate, Manila.[11][12]

Dolphy sold peanuts and watermelon seeds at movie theaters as a boy, which enabled him to watch movies for free. He was about thirteen when World War II started. He did odd jobs including shining shoes; attaching buttons at a pants factory; sorting bottles by size; working as a stevedore at the pier; trading; and driving calesas. In his free time he regularly watched stage shows at the Life Theater and the Avenue Theater. His favorite performers included the comedy duo Pugo and Togo, and the dancers Benny Mack and Bayani Casimiro.[9]

He started performing onstage during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. Dolphy was turning 17 when Benny Mack got him a job as a chorus dancer for a month at the Avenue Theater and subsequently on the Lyric Theater. He also appeared in shows at the Orient Theater. Golay was his first stage name. During air raids, they would interrupt the show and run for the air-raid shelter in the orchestra section together with the audience. If no bombs exploded, the show resumed.

Film and radio career

He had his first movie when he was 19 with Fernando Poe, Sr. in Dugo at Bayan (I Remember Bataan), billed as Rodolfo Quizon. It was the father of his future friend actor Fernando Poe, Jr., who first paved the way and gave him a break in films playing bit roles as a character actor.[13] On a DZMM radio interview, he revealed his first talent fee was 5 pesos.

In the late 1940s, Dolphy also got into radio through Conde Ubaldo, a popular radio writer, director and producer. He joined the program Wag Naman which starred Pancho Magalona, Tessie Quintana and Baby Jane. His comedy duo with Panchito also started on radio on Conde Ubaldo shows.

Pancho Magalona recommended Dolphy to Dr. Jose “Doc” Perez, the owner of Sampaguita Pictures in 1952. His first movie with Sampaguita was Sa Isang Sulyap Mo, Tita, with Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran. It was also in Sampaguita were the comedy duo of Dolphy and Panchito became popular.

Dolphy became famous for playing roles after he was typecasted in Jack en Jill with Rogelio de la Rosa and Lolita Rodriguez in 1954. He was not the first choice for the role but Batotoy and Bayani Casimiro. Jack en Jill was a Philippine komiks serial by Mars Ravelo. This was followed with other movies adapted from komiks by the same author like Silveria, Captain Barbell and Facifica Falayfay.

The first time Dolphy played a serious role was in a 4-in-1 drama movie, with Barbara Perez who played a blind girl in the segment inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s movie City Lights.

After his contract with Sampaguita expired, he left the company. When he joined the production studio, his talent fee was P1,000 per movie. By the time he left, he was earning P7,000 per picture.

Television career

After leaving Sampaguita, Eugenio “Geny” Lopez Jr. got him into television on Channel 3. His first TV show was with ABS-CBN on "Buhay Artista" (Actor's Life), a concept by Geny Lopez and Ading Fernando. While doing radio, his talent fee was P250-P300 per program; when he did TV, he was at P500 per show.

He left ABS-CBN due to Martial Law. However, also moved to GMA Network since Buhay Artista moved to RBS-7 (former branding name of GMA) from December 1972 to early 1974.

While on television, he also started doing movies for independent studios like LEA Productions, Balatbat Productions, Filipinas Productions, Zultana Productions and Fernando Poe, Jr.'s D’Lanor Productions. He starred on two of his movies in 1964, Captain Barbell and Daigdig ng Fantasia (Fantasy World) with Nova Villa, both directed by Herminio “Butch” Bautista.

RVQ Productions

Dolphy established RVQ Productions in 1965. His first venture was Buhay Artista (Actor's Life), released in 1967, with Panchito, Susan Roces and Ronaldo Valdez whom he discovered. For Pepe en Pilar (1966), his film with Roces, they wanted a new face as Roces' partner. Dolphy first met Valdez in a basketball court and brought him to the press conference so Roces could see him. Roces' initial response was "Wala bang iba?" ("Isn't there anyone else?"). Dolphy brought Ronaldo to a barber shop, bought him a pair of boots at Glenmore and lent him his suit. When Dolphy presented him to Roces again, she said, "Iyan pa." ("I prefer him more"), not realizing that he was the same guy introduced earlier. Dolphy later gave him the stage name Ronaldo Valdez (from Ronald James Gibbs).

Dolphy also made spy film parodies when it became a fad, beginning with Dolpinger (1965) as Agent 1-2-3 (a parody of the James Bond movie Goldfinger). Chiquito, another Filipino comedian, played the recurring role of Agent 0-2-10 in these films.

In 1969, one of his biggest hits was Facifica Falayfay, where he starred as the gay lead character. It was directed by Luciano “Chaning” Carlos, with whom he worked in 23 of his movies. It was followed by Fefita Fofongay viuda de Falayfay in 1973 and Sarhento Fofongay: A... ewan! in 1974.

John en Marsha

John en Marsha started in 1971, a year before Martial Law, on RPN Channel 9. It was written, and directed by Ading Fernando.[14] Boots Anson-Roa and Helen Gamboa were considered for the role of Marsha, his wife in the show before Nida, who was doing Wala Kang Paki with Nestor de Villa, eventually got the part. Before Dely Atay-Atayan, Chichay was also considered for the role of Doña Delilah, his wealthy and condescending mother-in-law. His real son Rolly Quizon and then-child actress Maricel Soriano played their kids. John en Marsha was such a hit that movie versions of the show were made eight times.

In 1978, he returned to gay roles in the movie Ang Tatay Kong Nanay (My Father the Mother), directed by respected Lino Brocka. With him in the movie was Niño Muhlach, dubbed as the "child wonder of the Philippines", as the son of his boyfriend, played by Phillip Salvador.

Home Along Da Riles

The Home Along Da Riles was one of the Philippines' longest running shows of all time.

His next successful TV venture after John en Marsha was Home Along Da Riles in 1992 with Nova Villa, as his wife and real son Vandolph, as one of his children. The show continued in 2003 as Home Along Da Airport.

Later career

In 2001, Dolphy played another gay character, this time with his sons Eric Quizon and Jeffrey Quizon playing the same character at three different stages in life. They all won the Prix de la Meilleure Interpretation in Brussels, Belgium for playing Walterina Markova, a transvestite in the movie Markova: Comfort Gay.[13]

In 2008, Dolphy made a movie with Comedy Box Office King Vic Sotto in a comedy movie, Dobol Trobol, a movie where Dolphy played a chef and Vic a hotel resident manager. This was the first time a film was produced through joint ventures of RVQ Productions (Dolphy's Film Outfit) & M-Zet Films (Vic Sotto's Film Outfit) and APT Entertainment. The film also featured stars Carmi Martin, Riza Santos, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Ricky Davao and more.

In 2009, Dolphy was cast as a retired senior citizen in Chicago who wanted to watch Wowowee in Manila entitled Nobody Nobody But... Juan, and co-starred with Eddie "Manoy" Garcia, Gloria Romero, Joe Aldeguer, Pokwang, Giselle "G" Toengi, Heart Evangelista, Ya Chang, real life sons Eric Quizon, Jeffrey "Epi" Quizon & Vandolph Quizon.

In 2010, Dolphy's last movie played a priest in Father Jejemon, with his co-stars Cherrie Gil, Roy Alvarez, Maja Salvador, EJ Falcon, singer Ralph Salazar & YouTube singing duo Moymoy Palaboy, .

National Artist Award

The Order of National Artists recognition is given to Filipino individuals who have "made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts; namely, Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Literature, Film and Broadcast Arts, and Architecture and Allied Arts.[15] The national artists award could be given to Dolphy in 2013 according to the National Commission on the Culture and Arts (NCCA) Frances Alincastre, planning officer III of the National artist Award-NCCA, said that the commission's hands are tied with the procedure in approving and granting the prestigious award to an individual. She said Dolphy, Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr. in real life, has already been in the list of the nominees since he was nominated in 2009. However, he did not pass the second deliberation of the screening committee that time. Alincaster added that after a month of research, the NCCA will start the deliberation process. A list of seven experts for each category will be included in the initial deliberation and the list is trimmed down to three experts for each category in the second deliberation. She said the whole process may take until 2013.[16]

President Benigno Aquino III said he believes the late Comedy King deserves to be conferred the National Artist award, but stressed he cannot shortcut the process for legal reasons. Since there is a temporary restraining order on the granting of National Artist awards issued during the past administration, the Aquino administration gave Dolphy the Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart in 2010.[17]

Personal life

Dolphy never married and was public with his relationships and family. He has 17 children from 6 serious relationships. For more than 20 years, he was on a domestic partnership with Filipina singer, actress and model Zsa Zsa Padilla. They resided in the Marina Bay Village in the city of Parañaque. In his latest book, he mentioned that he had five serious relationships before Padilla who bore him offspring. The last was with actress Alma Moreno, who gave him a son: Vandolph. Some of his kids are in the business just like their father.[9][18]

He considers his kids his pride and joy, claiming that he could easily name all of his children from the oldest to the youngest.[19]


In 2009, Dolphy was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.[20] As a result, his public appearances were reduced, and he was frequently admitted to the intensive care unit.


Dolphy's tomb held in Taguig Heritage Park.

Dolphy died on July 10, 2012, 20:34 (Philippine time, 01:34 UTC), at the age of 83, just 15 days before his 84th Birthday due to multiple organ failure, secondary to complications brought about by pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute renal failure.[21][22][23][24]

President Benigno Aquino III declared July 13, 2012 as "National Day of Remembrance" in honor of Dolphy's contributions to the Philippine showbiz industry.[25]

Book and foundation

On July 25, 2008, Quizon celebrated his 80th birthday, with the launching of a biographical book, Dolphy, Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-isa (Dolphy, I Didn't Get Here All By Myself). ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio stated, Nagbigay siya ng mga ngiti at halakhak sa gitna ng mga problema (He gave us joy and laughter in times of trouble). Bibeth Orteza was commissioned to complete the book, amid the creation of "Dolphy Aid Para sa Pinoy Foundation, Inc.", a non-profit and non-stock organization.[9][19]


Dolphy on a 2013 stamp sheet of the Philippines

A monument honoring Quizon was erected in front of the Museo Pambata near the US Embassy in April 2013.[26]

Dolphy was awarded as Outstanding Manilan in 2010 and received the Diwa ng Lahi award in 2012, given by City Hall in celebration of the city’s founding anniversary.

Araneta also noted that Dolphy grew up in Manila, where he began his showbiz career as a dancer at the Avenue, Lyric and Orient theaters.

ABS-CBN Studio 1, one of the oldest studio of ABS-CBN was transformed into a proscenium theater and was named in honor of Dolphy.

On November 23, 2013, Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released a limited edition ‘Dolphy Stamp.’

A mobile app entitled Dolphy's Cleanup was released in honor of Quizon in December 2013 for the iOS platform,[27] with a port for Android devices to be released in January 2014. The edutainment game, developed by iGen Technologies, puts players in the role of Dolphy as he helps clean up the neighborhood, with part of the revenue from the game's sales to be donated to charity.[27][28]



Year Title Role Network Notes
Dance-O-Rama ABC
Tang-tarantang ABS-CBN
1964 Buhay Artista
Lucky Stars RPN
1973 John En Marsha John Puruntong
1989 Gabi Ni Dolphy Himself
Idol si Pidol Himself ABC
1993 Puruntong John Puruntong RPN
GMA Telesine Specials Guest GMA
1992 Home Along Da Riles Mang Kevin Kósme ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya guest
2003 Home Along Da Airport Mang Kevin Kósme
2005–2006 Quizon Avenue Himself
2006–2007 John en Shirley John Puruntong
2009–2010 May Bukas Pa Pilo
2010–2012 Pidol's Wonderland Mang Pidol TV5 Last TV appearance
Released 9 days after his death.
Nominated – Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Single Comedy/Telemovie Program in the 2012 Golden Screen TV Awards



Year Title Role Producer Notes
2010 Father Jejemon Father Jejemon RVQ Productions Inc. Last film appearance
Rosario Hesus (Special Participation) CineMabuhay


Year Title Role Producer
2009 Nobody, Nobody But... Juan Juan RVQ Productions, Kaizz Ventures Inc.
and Joe Aldeguer Productions
2008 Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol! Macario APT Entertainment, RVQ Productions,
M-Zet Productions
2002 Home Alone da Riber[29] Upoy RVQ Productions
2000 Markova: Comfort Gay Walter Dempster Jr./Walterina Markova
Daddy O! Baby O! Mario Star Cinema


Year Title Role Producer
1998 Tataynic Nicardo "Tatay Nic" De Carpio RVQ Productions
1997 Home Along da Riles The Movie 2 Kevin Kósme Star Cinema
1996 Aringkingking Maroy Premiere Entertainment Productions
Da Best in da West 2: Da Western Pulis Stori Sgt. John Paul Quezada Regal Films
1995 Father & Son Johnny Pagudpud RVQ Productions
Home Sic Home Berto Star Cinema
1994 Wanted: Perfect Father Roy Dalamhati
Hataw tatay hataw Marlon Regal Films
Abrakadabra Aladding/Ding Moviestars Productions
1993 Home Along da Riles The Movie Kevin Kósme Star Cinema
1992 Buddy en Sol (Sine ito)
1991 John en Marsha ngayon '91 John H. Purúntong RVQ Productions
Onyong Majikero (Onyong the Magician) Grandfather Onyok Regal Films
1990 Espadang Patpat (Stick Swords) Pidol AMS Productions (I), Airoh Media Services
Og Must Be Crazy Og RVQ Productions
Dino Dinero Dino Seiko Films
Atorni Agaton: Abogadong de Kampanilya Atorni Agaton


Year Title Role Producer
1989 My Darling Domestic (The Greyt Eskeyp) RVQ Productions
May pulis... may pulis... sa ilalim ng tulay (There's a Cop Under the Bridge) Pitong Dimasuhulan Regal Films
Balbakwa: The Invisible Man Balbakwa Solar Films
Ompong Galapong Me Ulo Walang Tapon! Ompong Horizon Films
1988 Enteng, the Dragon Enteng RVQ Productions
Bakit kinagat ni Adan ang mansanas ni Eba (Why did Adam eat Eve's apple?) Ambo Urban Films
Haw-Haw De Karabaw Sebio Lea Productions
1987 Action Is Not Missing Davian International Ltd.
Mga Anak ni Facifica Falayfay (Facifica Falayfay's Children) Facifica Falayfay RVQ Productions
Black Magic Seiko Films
My Bugoy Goes to Congress Bugoy
Once Upon a Time Puga Regal Films
1986 Home Sweet Home Baby Pascual Films And Associates
Balimbing (Mga Taong Hunyango) RVQ Productions
John en Marsha '86 T. N. T. sa Amerika John H. Purúntong
1985 The Crazy Professor Prof. Einstein
Goatbuster: Sa templo ni Dune Baldo/Bogart Lea Productions
John en Marsha '85 sa Probinsya John H. Purúntong RVQ Productions
Kalabog en Bosyo Strike Again Kalabog Cinema 1635
1984 Nang maghalo ang balat sa tinalupan Rudolph RVQ Productions
Daddy's Little Darlings Regal Films
Da Best of John & Marsha 2 John H. Purúntong RVQ Productions
1983 Always in My Heart Angelo Rodessa Films International
Daddy Knows Best RVQ Productions
Da Best of John & Marsha John H. Purúntong
Teng, teng de sarapen
1982 My Juan en only Juan J. Zubiri Productions
Vision Exponents
Nang umibig ang mga gurang (When the Oldtimers Loved) Dolpo Summa Films
Dancing Master 2: Macao Connection Johnny RVQ Productions
Mga Kanyon ni Mang Simeon (Simeon's Cannons)
Good Morning, Professor
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
1981 Titser's Pet
The Best in the West
1980 Stariray
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Pig
Dolphy's Angels Dolphy Angeles
Superhand Johnny
John en Marsha '80 John H. Purúntong


Year Title Role Producer
1979 Buhay artista ngayon (The life of an artist today)
Max en Jess Max Four N Films
Dancing Master Johnny RVQ Productions
Darna Kuno Darna Regal Films
Bugoy Bugoy Hemisphere Pictures
1978 Jack n' Jill of the Third Kind RVQ Productions
Lion Dragon Films
Mga Mata ni Angelita (Angelita's Eyes) Tasyo da Mangtataho Larry Santiago Productions
Ang Tatay kong nanay (My Father Who Is My Mother) Dioscoro Derecho/Coring Lotus Films
Facundo Alitaftaf Facundo Alitaftaf Regal Films
Mokong Mokong RVQ Productions
1977 John en Marsha '77 John H. Purúntong
Kapten Batuten en his super batuta (Captain Batuten and his Super Baton) Kapten Batuten Wonderland Productions
Omeng Satanasia Omeng / Satanasia / Gregory / Angelito RVQ Productions
War kami ng misis ko (The Missus and I are At War)
1976 Taho-ichi GPS Film Production
Kisame Street RVQ Productions
1975 Kaming matatapang ang apog Urbano
Jack and Jill and John Jack & John
John En Marsha John H. Purúntong RVQ Productions
John en Marsha Part Two sa Amerika John H. Purúntong
1974 Happy Days Are Here Again
My Funny Valentine Banjo RVQ Productions
Huli Huli Yan Olympio 'Ompong' Rocha Lea Productions
Sarhento Fofongay: A, ewan! Kikoy Fofongay
1973 Ako'y Paru-paro, Bulaklak naman Ako Parolito Roda Film Productions
Ang Hiwaga ng Ibong Adarna Prinsipe Adolfo
Captain Barbell Tingting / Captain Barbell RVQ Productions
Fefita Fofonggay viuda de Falayfay Fefita Fofongay
Fung Ku
1972 Itik-Itik Lea Productions
Kitang-kita ang ebidensya (The evidence sticks out) Royal Productions
Love Pinoy Style RVQ Productions
Rodzon Film Organization
1971 Tulak ng bibig, kabig ng dibdib RVQ Productions
1970 Boyoyoy
El Pinoy Matador Premiere Productions
Tayo's mag-up, up and away[30] RVQ Productions


Year Title Role Producer
1969 Mekeni's Gold[31] Gregory Pek-wa FGO Film Production
Adolphong Hitler Adolphong Hitler
Dolpe de Gulat Deegar Cinema
Facifica Falaypay Facifica Falaypay RVQ Productions
Sampung Labuyo
Kangkarot RVQ Productions
Ang Sakristan
The Graduation
1968 Pag-ibig masdan ang ginawa mo RVQ Productions
Arista ang aking asawa Lea Productions
Ang Banal, Ang Ganid, at Ang Pusakal Ang Banal RVQ Productions
Buhay Bombero Ompong FGO Film Productions
Buy One Take One RVQ Productions
Dakilang Tanga
Family Planning
Good Morning Titser AM Productions
Kaming Taga-Bundok RVQ Productions
Kaming Taga-Ilog
O Kaka, O Kaka! Lea Productions
Private Ompong and the Sexy Dozen Pvt. Ompong RVQ Productions
Tiririt ng Maya, Tiririt ng Ibon
Utos ni mayor GM Film Organization
1967 Shake-a-Boom! (Naghalo ang balat sa tinalupan) Perez Bros.
Together Again Gretas Productions
Hey Boy! Hey Girl!
Sitsiritsit alibangbang: Salaginto at salagubang RVQ Productions
Ayaw ni Mayor
Buhay Marino
Like father, like son: Kung ano ang puno siya ang bunga RVQ Productions
1966 Keni Brothers
Dalawang kumander sa WAC
Mga Bagong Salta sa Maynila
The 7 Faces of Dr Si Baso
Napoleon Doble and the Sexy Six
Pambihirang dalawa (Sa combat)
Mga Bagong Salta Sa Bahay Engkantada
Dressed to Kill
Dr La-Way: Pare, Kwarta, Na!
Alyas Don Juan Agent 1-2-3
Doble solo
Dolpong Istambul
Dolpong Scarface
James Batman Batman / James Bond
Operation Butterball
Pepe en Pilar Pilar
Sungit Conference (Ng Pitong Dakila)
Alias Popeye
1965 Keng Leon, Keng Tigre Ecu Tatakut, Keka Pa
Scarface at Al Capone: Espiya sa Ginto
Operasyon ni Adan
Dolpinger Meets Pantarorong RR Productions
Dolpinger: Agent sa lagim
Dressed to Kill
Dr. Yes Agent 1-2-3
Genghis Bond: Agent 1-2-3
Kulog at kidlat
Utos ni Tale hinde mababale
1964–1972 Buhay Artista
1964 Show Business
Sa Daigdig ng Fantasia
Captain Barbell Tenteng
Adre, ayos na! (ang buto-buto)
Babaeng Kidlat
1963 King and Queen for a Day
Isinusumpa ko!
Ikaw na ang mag-ako
Mga Manugang ni Drakula
Tansan vs. Tarsan Tansan
1962 The Big Broadcast
Lab na lab kita
Si Lucio at si Miguel
Susanang daldal
Tansan the Mighty Tansan
1961 Hami-hanimun
Kandidatong pulpol
Lawiswis kawayan
Operatang sampay bakod
1960 Beatnik
Dobol trobol


Year Title Role Producer
1959 Kalabog en Bosyo Kalabog
Ipinagbili ko ang aking anak
Wedding Bells
1958 Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang Pedro
Pulot gata
Mga Reyna ng Vicks
1957 Bituing marikit
Hong Kong Holiday
1956 Boksingera daw!
Kulang sa pito
1955 Artista
Hindi basta basta
Hootsy kootsy
Mambo dyambo
Tatay na si Bondying
1954 Dalagang Ilocana
Jack en Jill Gloria / Gorio Sampaguita Pictures
Maalaala mo kaya
Menor de edad
Sa isang halik mo Pancho
1953 Sa isang sulyap mo Tita Sampaguita Pictures
Ang Mga Paslit
Villa Barundia
Walang Kaluluwa
1952 Kapag langit ang humatol
1951 Apoy na Ginatungan Golay
1950 Dolphy and Panchito


Year Title Role Producer
1946 Dugo at Bayan (I Remember Bataan) Himself Palaris Films


Dolphy monument, in front of Museo Pambata, Manila Elks Club building

Special Awards

Awards for acting

Year Association Category
1974 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor
1978 26th FAMAS Awards Best Actor – Omeng Satanasia
1986 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actor – John En Marsha
1990 Metro Manila Film Festival Best ActorEspadang Patpat
PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actor – John En Marsha
1992 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actor – Home Along Da Riles
2008 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actor – John En Shirley
2010 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting ActorRosario
Best ActorFather Jejemon
2011 Luna Awards (Film Academy of the Phil.) Best Actor – Father Jejemon

He is also the only Artist in the country awarded with Best Actor and Actress for a single role in the film Markova: The Comfort Gay.

See also


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