Mark Gil

Raphael John "Ralph" Gil Eigenmann[1] (25 September 1961 – 1 September 2014), better known by his screen name as Mark Gil, was a Filipino actor. Gil was often cast as a main villain to Bong Revilla, Jr, Ronnie Ricketts, Robin Padilla, Lito Lapid, Phillip Salvador, Rudy Fernandez, Jestoni Alarcon, Ace Vergel, Cesar Montano, John Regala, Ian Veneracion, to name a few. He was best known for playing the role of Lorna Tolentino's former American boss-lover-killer in the drama-suspense thriller The Elsa Castillo Story: The Chop-Chop Lady, the script of which is inspired by true events. He also appeared in several drama series, the last of which was the ABS-CBN drama The Legal Wife, starring Angel Locsin.

Mark Gil
Born
Raphael John Gil Eigenmann

(1961-09-25)25 September 1961
Died1 September 2014(2014-09-01) (aged 52)
Manila, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
Other namesRalph
OccupationActor
Years active1979–2014
Spouse(s)Bing Pimentel
Maricar Jacinto (m. 1996–2014; his death)
Partner(s)Irene Celebre
Jaclyn Jose (1990)
ChildrenGabriel (Gabby)
Ira
Timothy (Sid Lucero)
Maxine (Max)
Andrea (Andi)
Stephanie (Stevie)

Personal life

He was the middle child of actors Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil, and brother of actors Michael De Mesa and Cherie Gil. He is the father of Ira Eigenmann and singer/actor Gabby Eigenmann by actress Irene Celebre.[2][3] Timothy (aka Sid Lucero) and Maxine Eve are his children by his first wife, Bing Pimentel. Andi Eigenmann is his daughter with actress Jaclyn Jose. Gil married Maricar Jacinto in 1996; the couple had one child, Stephanie.

Death

Gil died on 1 September 2014, aged 52, of cirrhosis of the liver,[4] stemming from cancer of the liver, 24 days before his 53rd Birthday.[5] He was survived by his six children and seven grandchildren.[6]

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleNetworkNotes
1988Regal Drama Hour: "Infidel"LevyABS-CBN
1997Mula Sa PusoBagyo
1999Saan Ka Man NaroroonEdward
2001Sa Puso Ko Iingatan KaAbby's Father
Ikaw Lang Ang MamahalinMiguelGMA Network
2002Ang Iibigin Ay IkawEnrico Villadolid
2003Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin
2004Hanggang KailanRoberto
2006AtlantikaFelipe
2007Sine Novela: "Sinasamba Kita"Don José Ferrer
Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang: "Ang Plautin ni Periking"Special Guest
2008Sine Novela: Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan
Kung Fu KidsMaster Wu LeeABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: LarawanYeng
Eva FondaDon Ismael Mendez
Kapamilya Deal or No DealHimself as a guest
2009ZorroHoracio PelaezGMA Network
Lovers in ParisJohn PalmaABS-CBN
2010Kung Tayo'y MagkakalayoTony Angeles
MagkaribalManuel Abella
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: AlynaDon Felipe Del Carmen
Your Song Presents: AndiRico
Imortal Julio
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: MedalyonFidel
100 Days to Heaven Norman Manalastas
Guns and Roses Lucio Dela Rocha
Ikaw Ay Pag-IbigLeandro Alvarez
2012ValienteDon Armando BraganzaTV5
Maalaala Mo Kaya: BeloRandellABS-CBN
Makapiling Kang MuliRoman ValenciaGMA Network
Walang HangganMr. CruzABS-CBN
Pahiram Ng SandaliLarry GomezGMA Network
2013IndioMiguel Lopez de Legaspi
My Husband's LoverGalo Agatep
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mask EdgarABS-CBN
2014The Legal WifeDante Ramos
The Ryzza Mae ShowHimself as a GuestGMA Network Last TV appearance
Released 20 days after death.
Nominated – Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program in the 2014 Golden Screen TV Awards

Movies

TitleYearRoleNotes
Kung Kaya Mo, Kaya Ko Rin1978
Underage1980
Miss X1980
Pabling1981
Bihagin: Bilibid Boys1981Noel
Bilibid Gays1981
Kasalanan Ba?1981
Rock n Roll1981
Matalim na Pangil sa Gubat1981
Karibal Ko Ang Aking Ina1982
Dormitoryo! Buhay Estudyante1982
Palipat-Lipat, Papalit-Palit1982
Alpha Kappa Omega Batch '811982Sid Lucero
Parang Kailan Lang1983
Laruan1983William
Palabra de Honor1983
Naiibang Hayop1984
Sa Bulaklak ng Apoy1984
May daga sa labas ng lungga1984
Alapaap1984
Company of Women1985Al
Apoy Sa Iyong Kandungan1985Alex
Alyas: Boy Life1985
Mga Alipin ng Laman1985
Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita?1985
Zuma1985Philip
Lihim Sa Likod ng Buwan1985
Kalapating Musmos1985
Grease Gun Brothers1985
Bakit Manipis Ang Ulap?1985
Urban Terrorist1985Ka Rodger
Sugat Sa Dangal1986
Macho Gigolo1986
Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa!1986
Agaw Armas1986
Kid, Huwag Kang Susuko!1987
Daughter of Anik: Hell Serpent1987Philip
Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig1987Greco
Sa Likod Ng Kasalanan1988
The Trident Force1988Ahmed
The Moonchild1988
Afuang: Bounty Hunter1988Benjie
Anak ng Kabron1988
Ang Lahat ng Ito Pati Na Ang Langit1989
Bakit Iisa Lamang Ang Puso1989
Ipaglalaban Ko1989
Hindi Pahuhuli ng Buhay1989Cesar
Kolehiyala1990Serge
Paikot-Ikot1990
Bad Boy1990
Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum1991Salazar
Sa Kabila ng Lahat1991
Pugoy Hostage: Davao1992Mohammad Nazir Samparani
Ngayon at Kailanman1992Ronald Noche
Totoy Buwang1992
Emong Verdadero: Tatak ng Cebu II (Bala ng Ganti)1992Sarhento Mendoza
Boboy Salonga: Batang Tondo1992Lt. Ventura
Tag-Araw, Tag-Ulan1992Richie
Narito Ang Puso Ko1992Renato Sanchez
Sala Sa Init, Sala Sa Lamig1993Mike Escobar
Astig1993
Tikboy Tikas at mga Khroaks Boys1993
Gascon: Bala ang Katapat mo!1993Anslemo Guevarra
The Elsa Castillo Story: The Chop Chop Lady1993Sid Wiseman
Brat Pack1994
Manalo Matalo Mahal Kita1995Felix
Eskapo1995Jess Cabarres
Tubusin Mo ng Bala Ang Puso Ko1996
Cedie1996James Errol
Kung Kaya Mo, Kaya Mo Rin!1996Dennis
Enteng and the Shaolin Kid1996
Diego1996
Itataya Ko Ang Buhay Ko1996Capt. Lucban
Madaling Mamatay, Mahirap Mabuhay1996
Sa Bingit ng Kamatayan1996
Ben Balasador: Akin Ang Huling Alas1996
Bastardo1997
Amanos: Patas Na Ang Laban1997
Tawagin Mo Na ang Lahat ng Santo1997Alfredo Samson
Babae1997Ricky
Magic Kingdom1997Basilicus
Tong Tatlong Tatay Kong Pakitong Kitong1998
Dama de Noche1998
Gangland1998
Hinahanap-Hanap Kita1999Greg
Saranggola1999
Dugo ng Birhen: El Kapitan1999El Kapitan
Pera o Bayong (Not Da TV)2000Burador
Kahit Isang Saglit2000
Laro sa Baga2000Butch
Sa Huling Paghihintay2001
Mama San2002Congressman Zulueta
Kerida2002
Magnifico2003Domeng
Sa Piling ng Mga Belyas2003
Lastikman: Unang Banat2004
Spirit of the Glass2004
Uno2005
Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom2005Inventor
Nasaan Si Francis?2006
Rotonda2006
Donsol2006
Raket Si Nanay2006
Liwanag Sa Dilim2007
A Love Story2007Peter
Baby Angelo2008Noel
U.P.C.A.T.2008Mr. Concepcion
Alon2008Fiel
Isang Lahi: Pearls From the Orient2009Professor Balaoing
Sumpa2009Dennis
Puntod2009
Till My Heartaches End2010Paquito Barredo
Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang2012Matias
The Healing2012Val
The Strangers2012
Seduction2013Fidel
The Fighting Chefs2013Don Manolo
Raketeros2013?????
Philippino Story2013?????
Mana2014?????
Ang Bagong Dugo2014Herman/Supremo Last film appearance

References

  1. Garcia, Rose (30 June 2011). "Gabby Eigenmann on sister Andi's pregnancy: "I am proud of her determination because she chose the mature and right path to happiness."". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  2. Ramos, Neil (6 May 2011). "Gabby Eigenmann remains supportive of pregnant half-sister Maxine". Entertainment/Showbizz. Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  3. "Mark Gil dead at 52". astig.ph. ASTIG.PH. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  4. "Mark Gil 'died peacefully in his sleep in the arms of his wife'". gmanetwork.com. GMA/ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  5. Mark Gil dies Archived 2014-09-03 at the Wayback Machine, businessmirror.com.ph; accessed 5 September 2014.
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