Tony Ferrer

Tony Ferrer
Born Antonio Laxa
(1934-06-12) 12 June 1934
Philippine Islands
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960-2007

Antonio Laxa (born June 12, 1934) better known by his stage name Tony Ferrer, is a Filipino actor, film director and producer. He was tagged as the James Bond of the Philippines for his movies in which he played a spy named Tony Falcon in Agent X-44 movie series.

He won Best Actor at the Quezon City Film Festival for Sapagkat Sila'y Aming Mga Anak (1970) with Boots Anson-Roa and Vilma Santos. He received the nominations for FAMAS Award Best Actor in Sabotage (1966) and I Love Mama, I Love Papa (1971).


Laxa was born in Macabebe, Pampanga, Philippines.

His first movie was Kilabot Sa Barilan (1960) with Fernando Poe, Jr. and Zaldy Zshornack. His next supporting roles in such war films as Mga Tigreng Tagabukid (1962) and Suicide Commandos (1962) starring Fernando Poe, Jr., Romeo Vasquez and Joseph Estrada.

He starred in Marcong Bagsik (1964) with Divina Valencia. He starred as Tony Falcon, Agent X-44 in Sabotage (1966), directed by Eddie Garcia. He did drama films like Living Doll (1970) and The Golden Child (1971) with Snooky Serna. He did action films like Walang Duwag Sa Kayumanggi (1975) with Lotis Key, Mission: Get The Killers On The Loose (1975) with Gina Pareno, Alat (1975) with Chanda Romero, and Jailbreak! (1976) with Alma Moreno.

He was also paired with Nino Muhlach in Wonder Boy (1976). Ferrer was paired to Nora Aunor in Sa Lungga Ng Mga Daga (1978).

He starred with Ramon Revilla in Nardong Putik (1972), Lito Lapid in Back To Back (1979), Ramon Zamora in Experts (1979), Rey Malonzo in Deadly Fighters (1979), Ace Vergel in Pangkat Do Or Die (1980), Vic Vargas in Dope Godfathers (1983), Bembol Roco and Efren Reyes, Jr. in Over My Dead Body (1983), Fernando Poe, Jr in Ang Agila At Ang Falcon (1987), Bong Revilla in Chinatown: Sa Kuko Ng Dragon (1988), Ronnie Ricketts in Black Sheep Baby (1989) and Jess Lapid, Jr. in Isang Milyon Sa Ulo ni Cobra (1990).

He also did international movies like The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967) with Christopher Lee, Cosa Nostra Asia (1974) with Chris Mitchum, Blind Rage (1978) with Fred Williamson, and Cover Girl Models (1975) with Pat Anderson for New World Pictures.

He was the director in the movie Legs Katawan Babae (1981) starring Myrna Castillo, and Hagibis (band) members, Sonny Parsons, among others.

Ferrer has special participation as Tony Falcon in the remake of Agent X44 (2007), an action-comedy, played by Vhong Navarro.

He appeared in more than 155 movies in drama, martial arts, and action including 21 movie series of Agent X-44 series.

Personal life

Ferrer is the younger brother of Espiridion Laxa, producer of Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Pictures.

He was paired with Mutya ng Pilipinas Alice Crisostomo in The Golden Child (1971), and he married her a year later. They have two kids, actress Mutya Crisostomo and Falcon. He has a daughter with actress Imelda Ilanan, Maricel Laxa. He has a son, Mark to Pinky Poblete. Ferrer currently lives with a non-showbiz partner.

Selected filmography

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Tony Ferrer at the Internet Movie Database

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