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Tirso Cruz III

Tirso Cruz III
Born Tirso Silvano Cruz III
(1952-04-01) April 1, 1952 (age 62)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1968–present

Tirso Cruz III (born Tirso Silvano Cruz III, April 1, 1952) is a Filipino actor and singer. He is one of the famous actors in Philippine show business.

Biography and career

Nicknamed "Pip," his love team with Nora Aunor is regarded as the most famous love team in Philippine Cinema. Tirso was first managed by the late Douglas Quijano. He is recently known for his villainous and supportive characters on TV and movies.

He is married to Lynn Ynchausti-Cruz and has two sons (TJ and Bodie) and one daughter (Djanin). Tirso was Roman Catholic, and is now an Evangelical Born-Again Christian.



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


  • Alfredo S. Lim: The Untold Stories (2013)
  • Sisterakas (2012)
  • No Other Woman (2011)
  • Subject: I Love You (2011)
  • The Red Shoes (2010)
  • In My Life (2009 film) (2009)
  • When I Met U (2009)
  • Desperadas (2008)
  • M.O.N.A.Y. (2007)
  • Happy Hearts (2007)
  • Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di (2006)
  • Ang Pamana (2006)
  • Pacquiao: The Movie (2006)
  • Can This Be Love (2005)
  • Minsan Pa (2004)
  • Chavit (2003)
  • Nympha (2003)
  • Mano Po (2002)
  • Dekada '70 (2002)
  • Singsing Ni Lola (2002)
  • Diskarte (2002)
  • Bahay Ni Lola (2001)
  • The Debut(2000)
  • Abel Villarama: Armado (1999)
  • Hiling (1998) - Star Cinema Productions Inc (Released Date: 11/18/1998)
  • SS: Submarine System (1998)
  • Laban Ko Ito, Walang Dapat Madamay (1997) (Released Date: 11/26/1997)
  • Daniel Eskultor (1997)
  • Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos 2 (1997)
  • Pag-ibig Ko Sa Iyo'y Totoo (1997)
  • Sino Si Inday Lucing? (1996)
  • Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure (1996)
  • Hangga't May Hininga (1996)
  • Isa, Dalawa, Takbo (1996)
  • Sana Naman (1996)
  • Epimaco Velasco:NBI (1996)
  • Inagaw Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin 1995(section)
  • Saan Ako Nagkamali (1995)
  • Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez Story (1994)
  • Bugso (1994)
  • Hindi pa Tapos Labada Darling (1994)
  • Beloy Montemayor: Tirador ng Cebu (1994) - Octoarts Films
  • Maestro Toribio: Sentensyador (1993)
  • Sgt. Yanquiling (1993)
  • Gascon... Bala Ang Katapat Mo (1993) - Regal Films
  • Lumaban Ka Sa Lupa! (1993) - Seiko Films
  • Isa Lang Ang Buhay Mo!: Sgt. Bobby Aguilar (1993) - First Films
  • Gaano Kita Kamahal (1993) Alex
  • Kailangan Kita (1992)
  • Lucio Margallo (1992) (Released Date: 11/11/1992) - Moviestars Production
  • Kahit Buhay Ko (1992) - Reflection Films
  • Alyas Boy Kano (1992) - Regal Films
  • Amang Capulong - Anak ng Tondo II (1992)
  • Ganti ng Api (1991) - Vision Films
  • Madonna, Babaeng Ahas (1991) - Regal Films
  • Tiny Terrestrial: The Tiny Professors (1990)
  • Hanggang Kailan Ka Papatay (1990) - Regal Films
  • Bilangan Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit (1989) - Regal Films
  • Balut Penoy (1988)
  • Sana Mahalin Mo Ako (1987)
  • I Can't Stop Loving You (1986)
  • Till We Meet Again (1985)
  • Mga Kwento Ni Lola Basyang (1985)
  • Tell Nora I Love Her (1971)
  • Guy and Pip (1971)
  • My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1971)
  • D'Musical Teenage Idols (1969)


Awards won

  • FAMAS Best Actor - Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit
  • FAP Best Actor - Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit
  • Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor - Kahit Buhay Ko
  • Star Awards for Movies - Actor of The Year (1990)
  • 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actor - Kaputol ng Isang Awit
  • 1997 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actor - Valiente


  • FAMAS Best Supporting Actor - Chavit
  • FAP Best Supporting Actor - Diskarte
  • FAP Best Supporting Actor - Inagaw Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin
  • Gawad Urian Best Actor - Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit
  • Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor - Mano Po
  • Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor - Inagaw Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin
  • 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actor - Kaputol ng Isang Awit

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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