Gabby Eigenmann

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]

Gabby Eigenmann
Born
Gabriel Celebre Eigenmann

(1978-03-02) March 2, 1978
Other namesGab, Gabby
OccupationActor, Singer, Model
Years active1989–present
AgentStar Magic (1995–1997)
GMA Artist Center (1997–present)
PPL Entertainment Inc.
FamilyMark 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)
Matti Eigenmann (son)
Josh Eigenmann (son)
Gabbie Eigenmann (daughter)

Background

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.

Career

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]

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2020Bilangin Ang Bituin Sa Langit
GMA Network
2019Beautiful JusticeRonnie Vida
Inagaw na BituinGeorge Del Mundo
2018 ContessaVictorino "Vito" Imperial Jr. / Duquessa Dulce Vita
2017 Imbestigador: Bulacan MassacreDexter Carlos
My Love From The StarJackson Libredo
Imbestigador: Prof. DProf. Alfredo Dimaano
Imbestigador: GantiReynante Suganob
2016-2017TsuperheroMarkano
2016Sa Piling ni NanayBenedict Corpuz
Magpakailanman: The Abused BoyMJ
Magkaibang MundoRuben Sandoval
Dear UgeBartolome
Magpakailanman: Mahal kita, mahal ko siyaRamil
2015Beautiful StrangersIsagani Mendoza
Princess in the PalaceRenato
Alamat: Ang Unang BahaghariWigan
InstaDadKenneth Monteamor
Pari 'KoyBarangay Captain Jude Banal
Once Upon a KissFather Philip "Father Madz" Madasalin
2014Magpakailanman: Ang Ina sa Gitna ng TsunamiSuichi
DadingRicardo "Carding / Dading" Gonzales
Paraiso Ko'y IkawEdward Rodrigo
2013Magpakailanman: The Art Evangelista StoryArt Evangelista
Mundo Mo'y AkinZiggy Carbonel-Mendoza
Magpakailanman: Kagat ng Asong Ulol Eduardo Sese
2012Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga Gilbert Zalameda
Makapiling Kang MuliYoung Roman Valencia
Broken VowRoberto Sebastian†
2011Munting HerederaDesmond Montereal
2010Jillian: Namamasko PoAndre
Endless LoveJojo Cruz
Tween HeartsCoach A / Bulldog / Sir Boris
2009All About Eve Max
DarnaApollo
2008Sine Novela: Magdusa KaRoland Henson
E.S.P.Ivan
2007MarimarNicandro Mejia
Super TwinsRex / Steelrex
Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang: Ang Prinsipeng DuwagPrinsipe Gandor
MuliAlvin
2006Now and Forever: DuyanAllan
I Luv NYPaul Young
2005SugoCrisanto
2004Love to Love: Pretty BoyIvan
Forever in My HeartAbet Torallba
2003Twin HeartsCedrick Sebastian
2002Sana Ay Ikaw Na NgaJames
2001Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Marc Fuentebella
2000Umulan Man o UmarawNick
Tago Ka Na!Wes
1999Di Ba't IkawAlexander "Alex" Montecillo
1997SOP (Sobrang Okay Pare!)Himself
1995-1997ASAP
ABS-CBN
1989/1997Palibhasa Lalake

Movies

YearTitleRoleStudio
2018Sid & Aya: Not a Love StoryDarren SyquiaViva Films
2009Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa KiyemeKidnapperSpring Films
MJM Productions
Star Cinema
2008Half-Blood SamuraiJohnForward Group
2005Pinoy BlondVariousUnited Pictures
Bahay ni Lola 2MichaelRegal Films
1998GanglandDickyTikbalang Production
1997Sa Kabilugan ng BuwanRickyMAQ Production
Available Light

Discography

Albums

Year Title Label
2006Sa Di KalayuanGMA Records
2001LovingVIVA Records

Awards and recognition

Awards and Nominations
YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
201531st Star Awards for MoviesMovie Supporting Actor of the YearAsintadoTemplate:Nomination
2014PMPC Star Awards for TV 2014Best Drama ActorDadingNominated
2012Asian TV AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleNominated
2011ENPRESS Golden Screen AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
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2002Aliw AwardsMost Promising Male ArtistNominated
  • Best Supporting Actor-FAMAS
  • Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artists - 15th Awit Awards 2002
  • Most Promising Male Singer/Performer - 32nd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards 2002
  • Best New Artist (nomination)- MTV

References

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