Tirso Cruz III

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

Tirso Cruz III
Born
Tirso Silvano Cruz III

(1952-04-01) April 1, 1952
NationalityFilipino
Other namesPip
OccupationActor, comedian, singer
Years active1969–present
Spouse(s)
Erlinda "Lynn" Ynchausti (m. 1981)
Children3
Parent(s)Tirso Bailey Cruz Jr. (father)
Elma Acosta Silvano (mother)

Early life

Cruz was born at 2:46 AM on April 1, 1952 at University of Santo Tomas Hospital in Sampaloc, Manila to Tirso Bailey Cruz, Jr. and Elma Acosta Silvano.[1] He is the grandson by paternal line of Tirso Muñoz Cruz Sr. and María Loreto Lagrosa Bailey, and by maternal line of Tomas Silvano and Petra Acosta. Loreto's father, Lewis Edwin Bailey, was an American soldier, from Stowe, Vermont, and was the son of French Canadian immigrants.

Personal life

Cruz is married to Erlinda "Lynn" Erillo Ynchausti in 1981 and has two sons and one daughter. TJ (October 22, 1981November 21, 2018) 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.

There is a street named after his father and paternal grandfather which uses their common namesake located in Tondo, Manila called Tirso Cruz St.

Tirso Cruz III was a former Roman Catholic, but in 2009, he converted to Born-Again Evangelical Christianity.

On November 21, 2018, his eldest son TJ died of cancer.[2]

Discography

  • Tirso Cruz III
  • By Special Request
  • PIP
  • Pip At The Top
  • Hawaiian Souvenirs
  • TCIII
  • Afterglow
  • Rock and Roll Music
  • Butterfly
  • The Sound Of Pip
  • Pip Dimension

Filmography

Television

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2019StarlaRobert SalazarABS-CBN
The General's DaughterSantiago "Tiago" Guerrero
2017-2018 WildflowerJulio Ardiente
2017 A Love to LastAntonio "Tony" Noble III
2016 FPJ's Ang ProbinsyanoArturo Padua
2015 Pangako Sa'YoGregorio "Lolo Greggy" Noble
Wansapanataym: I Heart Kuryente KidBarry Gonzales
2014 Hawak KamayPhilip Agustin
Pinoy Big Brother: All InGuest Judge
Ikaw LamangEduardo Hidalgo
2013 Wansapanataym: The Christmas VisitorBig J / Mr. Jacinto
The Ryzza Mae ShowGuestGMA Network
Huwag Ka Lang MawawalaRomulos DiomedesABS-CBN
Kailangan Ko'y IkawRodrigo Manrique
2012Lorenzo's TimeManuel Montereal
ValienteDon Luis RegaladoTV5
2011–2012BudoyAntonio "Anton" ManiegoABS-CBN
2011100 Days to HeavenRene Mosqueda
I Heart You, Pare!Cesar "Sarsi" EstrellaGMA Network
2010Jillian: Namamasko PoChief R
Endless LoveRobert Dizon
Carlo J. Caparas' Panday KidsAugusto Luna
2009Ikaw SanaGener Montemayor
Only YouTheodore "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 ValderamaGMA Network
2008 ObraGuest Role
Sine Novela: Kaputol ng Isang AwitArsenio Rivera
2007Zaido: Pulis PangkalawakanRamiro, Kuuma Le-ar (voice)
LupinFundador "Duroy" de Dios
2006I Luv NYEdward Young
EtheriaBarkus
2005Daisy SieteVarious
MagpakailanmanVarious
Ikaw ang Lahat sa AkinRoden YnaresABS-CBN
2003–2004 It Might Be YouErnest Lord Trinidad
2002–2003 Sana Ay Ikaw Na NgaJuancho FulgencioGMA Network
1998–1999Halik Sa ApoyBenjamin Rosales
1993-2001Star Drama PresentsLiroABS-CBN
1995–1997 ValienteTheo BraganzaGMA Network
1992–1995ABS-CBN

Films

YearTitleRole
2019 Unforgettable
2018Rainbow's SunsetEmman
Jack Em Popoy: The PuliscrediblesArturo Punongbayan
2017Northern Lights: A Journey to LoveRicardo
2016Diyos-Diyosan
Always Be My MaybeJake's Dad
2015 Honor Thy FatherTony
Ex with BenefitsJimmy
Etiquette for MistressesAmbrosio "Ambet" Villoria
2014Bride for RentRoderico "Rod" Espiritu, Sr.
2013Bekikang: Ang Nanay Kong BekiGorio
Alfredo S. Lim: The Untold StoriesZosing
2012SisterakasSimon Hermosa
D' Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?!Donald Trang
2011No Other WomanFernando Zalderiaga
Subject: I Love YouFrankie
2010 The Red ShoesDomingo
2009 In My LifeBenito Salvacion
When I Met UKardo
2008DesperadasPatrick's Father
2007M.O.N.A.Y.
Happy HeartsNick Ricafrente
2006Mano Po 5: Gua Ai DiWilliamson Co
Ang Pamana
Pacquiao: The MovieRosalio
2005Can This Be LoveRoger
2004Minsan PaJeremiah Toledo Jr.
2003ChavitBiboy Crisostomo
NymphaFather Domingo
2002Mano PoDaniel Go
Dekada '70Evelyn's Dad
Singsing Ni LolaPeping
DiskarteColonel Montero
2001Bahay Ni LolaJimmy
2001The DebutRoland Mercado
1999Abel Villarama: ArmadoRomano
1998HilingOscar
1997Laban Ko Ito, Walang Dapat Madamay
Daniel Eskultor: Hindi Umaatras Sa LabanBengson
Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos 2
Pag-ibig Ko Sa Iyo'y Totoo
1996Sino Si Inday Lucing?
Isa, Dalawa, Takbo!Totoy
Ang TV Movie: The Adarna AdventureDiego
Hangga't May HiningaCongressman Ramirez
Sana NamanZandro
1995Kahit Harangan Ng BalaAmador Almonte
Saan Ako Nagkamali
Inagaw Mo Ang Lahat Sa AkinPeping
RollerboysMoy
1994Hindi Pa Tapos Ang Labada, DarlingAriel Rivero
Maestro Toribio: Sentensyador
Epimaco Velasco: NBIMr. Cul
Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez StoryRoy Panganiban
1993Deo Dador: Berdugo Ng MuntiWaway
Isa Lang Ang Buhay Mo!: Sgt. Bobby Aguilar
Lumohod Ka Sa Lupa
Beloy Montemayor Jr.: Tirador Ng CebuLt. Gerry Delgado
Kapatid Ni Hudas
Gascon... Bala Ang Katapat Mo
1992Amang Capulong - Anak ng Tondo II
Kahit Buhay KoMelgar
Kailangan KitaAtty. Gomez
Lucio MargalloSgt. Goyena
Alyas Boy KanoMarco
1991Ganti ng ApiBartolome
Madonna, Babaeng AhasRoberto
1990Hanggang Kailan Ka Papatay
Tingga Ng Katarungan
1989Greatest PerformanceBriccio Ledesma
Bilangan Ang Bituin Sa LangitAnselmo / Jun
1988Sana Mahalin Mo AkoRamon
1986I Can't Stop Loving YouReynand / Kiko Dela Cruz
1985Mga Kwento Ni Lola BasyangRoland
Till We Meet AgainCholo
1978Mahal Mo, Mahal KoPipo
Last TargetPip
1977Roma-AmorMario
1976Magandang Gabi Sa Inyong LahatRoy Valdez
1972Nora, Mahal KitaPepito
1971Guy and PipPip
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
1970For You, Mama
1969D'Musical Teenage Idols!

Awards

Awards won

FAMAS Awards

  • 1990 FAMAS Best Actor - Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit
  • 1993 FAMAS Best Supporting Actor - Kahit buhay ko... (nom.)
  • 1994 FAMAS Best Supporting Actor - Lumuhod ka sa lupa (nom.)
  • 1997 FAMAS Best Supporting Actor - Hangga't may hininga (nom.)
  • 2004 FAMAS Best Supporting Actor - Chavit (nom.)
  • 2011 FAMAS Best Actor -Sigwa (nom.)
  • 2012 FAMAS Best Supporting Actor -No Other Woman(nom.)

FAP Awards

  • 1990 FAP Best Actor - Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit
  • 1993 FAP Best Supporting Actor - Kahit buhay ko...
  • 1996 FAP Best Supporting Actor - Inagaw mo ang lahat sa akin (nom.)
  • 2003 FAP Best Supporting Actor Diskarte (nom.)

Gawad Urian Awards

  • 1990 Gawad Urian Best Actor - Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit (nom.)
  • 1993 Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor - Kahit Buhay Ko (nom.)
  • 1996 Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor - Inagaw mo ang lahat sa akin (nom.)
  • 2003 Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor - Mano po (nom.)
  • 2011 Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor - Sigwa (nom.)
  • 2012 Gawad Urian Best Actor - Bisperas (nom.)
  • 2016 Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor - Honor Thy Father (nom.)

Golden Screen Awards

  • 2004 Golden Screen Award Best Supporting Actor-The Debut
  • 2011 Golden Screen Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy)-Sigwa
  • 2012 Golden Screen Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy)- Deadline: The Reign of Impunity (nom)
  • 2013 Golden Screen Award Dekada Award

*Star Awards for Movies

  • 1990 Actor of the Year-Bilangin ang bituin sa langit
  • 2011 Movie Supporting Actor of the Year-Sigwa
  • 2012 Movie Supporting Actor of the Year-Deadline: The Reign of Impunity (nom)
  • 2016 Movie Supporting Actor of the Year-Deadline: Honor Thy Father

Metro Manila Film Festival

  • 2015 Best Supporting Actor-Honor Thy Father
  • 1997 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actor - Valiente

Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival

  • 2010 - Best Actor-Sigwa

TV Awards

  • 2013 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series-Budoy (nom)
  • 2014 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series-Huwag ka lang mawawala (nom)
  • 1997 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actor - Valiente
  • 1973 Box Office King

Nominated

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[3] Honor Thy Father Won

References

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