Tirso Cruz III Biography
“Pip” as most of his friends call him, was superstar Nora Aunor’s love team during their younger days. ‘Guy and Pip’ as they were popularly known was the most famous love team that time. Tirso and Nora worked together in different movies like My Little Brown Girl, Together Again, Young Love (alongside VIlma Santos and Edgar Mortiz), A Gift of Love, and I Can’t Stop Loving You among others. Tirso was managed by the late Douglas Quijano and was later become popular for his villainous and supportive roles both in television and film. At present, Tirso is still active in show business. He recently has been one of the casts of ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida Teleserye, Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw. He portrayed the role of Rodrigo Manrique, father of Roxanne and Ruth Manrique(Kris Aquino and Anne Curtis).
Among the films which Tirso took part in are Alfredo S. Lim: The Untold Stories, Sisterakas, No Other Woman, Subject: I Love You, The Red Shoes, In My Life, When I Met You, Desperadas, M.O.N.A.Y., Happy Hearts, Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di, Pacquiao: The Movie, Can This Be Love, Minsan Pa, Chavit, Nympha, Mano Po, Dekada 70, Bahay ni Lola, The Debut, Abel Villarama: Armado, Hiling, SS: Submarine System, Laban Ko Ito Walang Dapat Madamay, Daniel Eskultor, Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos, Pag-Ibig Ko Sa Iyo’y Totoo, Sino si Inday Lucing?, Ang TV Movies: The Adarna Adventure, Hangga’t May Hininga, Isa Dalawa Takbo!, Sana Naman, Epimaco Velasco, Inagaw Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin, Saan Ako Nagkamali, Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez Story, Bugso, Hindi Pa Tapos Ang LAbada Darling, Beloy Montemayor: Tirador ng Cebu, Maestro Toribio: Sentensyador, Sgt. Yanquiling, Gascon..Bala Ang Katapat MO, Isa Lang Ang Buhay Mo, Gaano Kita Kamahal, Kailangan Kita, Lucio Margallo, Kahit Buhay Ko, Alyas Boy Kano, Amang Capulong-Anak ng Tondo, Ganti ng Api, Madonna-Babaeng Ahas,Tiny Terrestrial: The tiny Professors, Hanggang Kailan Ka Papatay, Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin sa Langit, Balut Penoy, Sana Mahalin Mo Ako, Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang, Tell Nora I Love Her, Guy and Pip, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, and D’ Musical Teenage Idols.
He also proved his great acting ability by portraying various roles in different television programs such as Valiente, Lorenzo’s Time, Huwag Kang Mawawala, Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw, Budoy, 100 Days to Heaven, I Heart You Pare, Etheria, Magpakailanman Man, Nasaan Ka Maruja, Lupin, and many more.He received two Best Actor Awards from FAMAS and FAP for his movie ‘Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit’. He also got a Best Supporting Actor Award from GAWAD Urian for the movie ‘Kahit Buhay Ko’; Star Awards for Movies’ Actor of The Year (1990);22nd PMPC Awards for Television Best Drama Actor for Kaputol ng Isang Awit; and 1997 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actor for Valiente.Tirso also got seven nominations most of them are from GAWAD Urian.