Tirso Cruz III

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first family name is Silvano and the second is Cruz.
Tirso Cruz III
Born Tirso Silvano Cruz III
April 1, 1951 (age 65)
Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Other names Pip
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1968–present
Spouse(s) Erlinda "Lynn" Ynchausti-Cruz (m. 1981-present)
Children 3

Tirso Cruz III (born Tirso Silvano Cruz III, April 1, 1951) is a Filipino actor and singer. He is one of the famous actors in Philippine show business.

Early Life

He is the son of Tirso Cruz, Jr. (father) and Tirso Cruz, Sr. (grandfather).

Personal life

He is married to Lynn Ynchausti-Cruz and has two sons and one daughter. TJ is the eldest, while Bodie is the middle and Djanin the youngest. Bodie Cruz is one of the actors from Pinoy Big Brother as housemate.




Year Title Role Network
2017 Wildflower TBA ABS-CBN
A Love to Last TBA
2016 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Arturo Padua
2015 Pangako Sa'Yo Gregorio "Lolo Greggy" Noble
Wansapanataym: I Heart Kuryente Kid Barry Gonzales
2014 Hawak Kamay Philip Agustin
Pinoy Big Brother: All In Guest Judge
Ikaw Lamang Eduardo Hidalgo
2013 Wansapanataym: The Christmas Visitor Big J / Mr. Jacinto
The Ryzza Mae Show Guest GMA Network
Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Romulos Diomedes ABS-CBN
Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Rodrigo Manrique
2012 Lorenzo's Time Manuel Montereal
Valiente Don Luis Regalado TV5
2011–2012 Budoy Antonio "Anton" Maniego ABS-CBN
2011 100 Days to Heaven Rene Mosqueda
I Heart You, Pare! Cesar "Sarsi" Estrella GMA Network
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Chief R
Endless Love Robert Dizon
Carlo J. Caparas' Panday Kids Augusto Luna
2009 Ikaw Sana Gener Montemayor
Only You Theodore "Teddy" Javier Sr. ABS-CBN
Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Nasaan Ka Maruja? Joselito L. Ocampo Jr.
Sine Novela: Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? Don Mateo Valderama GMA Network
2008 Obra Guest Role
Sine Novela: Kaputol ng Isang Awit Arsenio Rivera
2007 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Ramiro, Kuuma Le-ar (voice)
Lupin Fundador "Duroy" de Dios
2006 I Luv NY Edward Young
Etheria Barkus
2005 Daisy Siete Various
Magpakailanman Various
Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin Roden Ynares ABS-CBN
2003–2004 It Might Be You Ernest Lord Trinidad
2002–2003 Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga Juancho Fulgencio GMA Network
1998–1999 Halik Sa Apoy Benjamin Rosales
1993-2001 Star Drama Presents Liro ABS-CBN
1995–1997 Valiente Theo Braganza GMA Network
1992–1995 ABS-CBN



Awards won

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Gawad Urian Awards

Golden Screen Awards

*Star Awards for Movies

Metro Manila Film Festival

TV Awards


Year Organization Category/Nominated work Work Remarks
FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actor Chavit Nominated
FAP Luna Awards Best Supporting Actor Diskarte Nominated
FAP Luna Awards Best Supporting Actor Inagaw Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin Nominated
Gawad Urian Awards Best Actor Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit Nominated
Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actor Mano Po Nominated
Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actor Inagaw Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin Nominated
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Kaputol ng Isang Awit Nominated
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Supporting Actor Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Nominated
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Supporting Actor Ikaw Lamang Nominated
2015 41st Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actor[1] Honor Thy Father Won


  1. Smith, Chuck. "Winners: 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival awards night". Philippine Star. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
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