Gabby Eigenmann

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Celebre and the second or paternal family name is Eigenmann.
Gabby Eigenmann
Born Gabriel Eigenmann
(1978-03-02) March 2, 1978
Makati City, Philippines
Other names Gab, Gabby
Occupation Actor, Singer, Model
Years active 1989–present
Family Mark Gil† (father)
Sid Lucero (half-brother)
Andi Eigenmann (half-sister)
Eddie Mesa (grandfather)
Rosemarie Gil (grandmother)
Michael de Mesa (uncle)
Cherie Gil (aunt)
Geoff Eigenmann (cousin)
Ryan Eigenmann (cousin)
Liam Eigenmann (son)

Gabriel Eigenmann (born March 2, 1978), also known as Gabby Eigenmann, is a Filipino television and film actor, singer, host and model. He is currently working as an exclusive talent of GMA Network.[1]


He was born on March 2, 1978 in Makati City, Philippines. Gabby hails from the Gil-Mesa clan of famous actors. He is the son of the late actor Mark Gil to 80’s commercial model/actress Irene Celebre. He is also the nephew of Cherie Gil and Michael de Mesa, the grandson of veteran actors Rosemarie Gil and Eddie Mesa, the cousin of AJ Eigenmann, Ryan Eigenmann and Geoff Eigenmann, he is the older brother of Ira Eigenmann, and the half brother of Sid Lucero (Tim Eigenmann), Maxine and Andrea "Andi" Eigenmann.


Acting career

Though he grew up in a prominent family of actors, he once regretted growing up without the whole family which barely happens. At first, entering showbusiness was out of his mind and rather be a pilot or a businessman, a cook or own a restaurant. He even took up two-year Hotel and Restaurant Management at OB Montessori in which he never saw its end. But acting has found a good place in his blood and this is how he entered show business. He started his career at the age of 16. He was once a Regal Films’ teen star along with the Gwapings and other rosters of teen actors of the said film outfit. He considered Richard Gomez and Regine Velasquez as his role models.

In 1997 when he became one of the hosts of GMA Network’s Sunday noontime musical-variety show SOP (Sobrang Okay Pare!) along with Janno Gibbs, Ogie Alcasid and Vina Morales.

After playing teeny-bop and goody-good roles in several TV series, Gabby later discover his knack for villainy and eventually appeared on a range of primetime offerings. His first anti-hero role in on Angelika dela Cruz-Sunshine Dizon starrer Umulan Man o Umaraw in 2000 as he played the role of Nick, the submissive and scheming suitor of Rebecca (Sunshine Dizon). But his notable roles as a villain are in the top-rating Philippine adaptation of MariMar where he played the role of Nicandro Mejia and Munting Heredera where he played the role of Desmond Montreal. In 2010, he played the role and antagonist for Marian Rivera (Jenny) as the good-for-nothing brother Jojo in the Philippine adaptation of Endless Love (based on Autumn in My Heart). His portrayal for latter role gives him a Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award via ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards 2011.[2][3]

After doing mostly anti-hero roles in, GMA Network entrusts him with the lead role in the GMA Afternoon Prime series Broken Vow opposite Bianca King whom he is working for the first time.[4] And later in 2014, Gabby starred in his main role of Dading, together with Glaiza de Castro, Benjamin Alves and Chynna Ortaleza.

Singing career

After few years doing acting, Gabby ventured into a new field of interest which is singing. While his family members marvelled the audience with their acting skills, Gabby likewise wowed the aficionados with his harmonious voice and distinct talent. This new venture allowed him to be recognized more as a singer than an actor. This was his turning point of his career after he bagged three awards: Most Promising Male Artist, Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist and Most Promising Male Singer/Performer from different respected award giving bodies.

In 1999, he was featured on singer Regine Velasquez's album R2K for the track "For the Love of You" alongside KC Montero. Together with Montero, they performed the song at Velasquez's R2K concert series which was held in Araneta Coliseum from April 7–8, 2000.

In 2001, Gabby was able to justify his talents upon the release of his debut album entitled Loving under VIVA Records. This album is mainly of pop genre and its tracks are mostly in English.[5]

In 2006, he surprised once again his fans with his sophomore album entitled Sa Di Kalayuan under GMA Records which was named after one of the tracks from the album that eventually became ear’s favorite. The other track entitled Muli was also a hit and became a soundtrack of the romantic comedy series I Luv NY and theme song of the koreanovela Yellow Handkerchief, both on GMA Network. The album itself conveyed Gabby’s nearness to the listening public.[6][7]



Year Title Role Type of Role Network
2016 Tsuperhero TBA Episode Role GMA Network
Sa Piling ni Nanay Benedict Corpuz Supporting role / Protagonist
Magpakailanman: The Abused Boy MJ Main role / Antagonist
Magkaibang Mundo Ruben Sandoval Special participation role
Dear Uge Bartolome Episode guest
Magpakailanman: Mahal kita, mahal ko siya Ramil
2015 Beautiful Strangers Isagani Mendoza Supporting role
Princess in the Palace Renato Recurring role
Alamat: Ang Unang Bahaghari Wigan Voice role / Episode guest
InstaDad Kenneth Monteamor Lead role
Pari 'Koy Barangay Captain Jude Banal Supporting role / Antagonist
Once Upon a Kiss Father Philip "Father Madz" Madasalin Cameo role
2014 Dingdong and Marian Royal Wedding Himself Veil Sponsor with Ai-Ai de las Alas
Magpakailanman: Ang Ina sa Gitna ng Tsunami Suichi Episode guest
Dading Ricardo "Carding / Dading" Gonzales Lead role / Protagonist
Paraiso Ko'y Ikaw Edward Rodrigo Main role
2013 Magpakailanman: The Art Evangelista Story Art Evangelista Episode guest
Mundo Mo'y Akin Ziggy Carbonel-Mendoza Main role / Protagonist
Magpakailanman: Kagat ng Asong Ulol Eduardo Sese Episode guest
2012 Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga Gilbert Zalameda Main role / Antagonist
Makapiling Kang Muli Young Roman Valencia
Broken Vow Roberto Sebastian†
2011 Munting Heredera Desmond Montereal
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Andre Episode guest
Endless Love Jojo Cruz Extended role / Antagonist
Tween Hearts Coach A / Bulldog / Sir Boris Supporting role
2009 All About Eve Max
Darna Apollo Minor role
2008 Sine Novela: Magdusa Ka Roland Henson Supporting role / Antagonist
E.S.P. Ivan Episode guest
2007 Marimar Nicandro Mejia Supporting role / Antagonist
Super Twins Rex / Steelrex
Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang: Ang Prinsipeng Duwag Prinsipe Gandor Episode guest
Muli Alvin Main role
2006 Now and Forever: Duyan Allan
I Luv NY Paul Young
2005 Sugo Crisanto Supporting role
2004 Love to Love: Pretty Boy Ivan Episode guest
Forever in My Heart Abet Torallba Supporting role
2003 Twin Hearts Cedrick Sebastian Extended role
2002 Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga James Guest role
2001 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Marc Fuentebella Supporting role
2000 Umulan Man o Umaraw Nick Supporting role / Antagonist
Tago Ka Na! Wes Main role
1999 Di Ba't Ikaw Alexander "Alex" Montecillo Supporting role
1997 SOP (Sobrang Okay Pare!) Himself Guest appearance
1995-1997 ASAP Co-Host / Performer ABS-CBN
1989/1997 Palibhasa Lalake Supporting role / Cast member


Year Title Role Studio
2009 Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme Kidnapper Spring Films
MJM Productions
Star Cinema
2008 Half-Blood Samurai John Forward Group
2005 Pinoy Blond Various United Pictures
Bahay ni Lola 2 Michael Regal Films
1998 Gangland Dicky Tikbalang Production
1997 Sa Kabilugan ng Buwan Ricky MAQ Production
Available Light



Year Title Label
2006 Sa Di Kalayuan GMA Records
2001 Loving VIVA Records

Awards and recognition

Awards and Nominations
Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2015 31st Star Awards for Movies Movie Supporting Actor of the Year Asintado Pending
2014 PMPC Star Awards for TV 2014 Best Drama Actor Dading Nominated
2012 Asian TV Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
2011 ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
2002 Aliw Awards Most Promising Male Artist Nominated


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