Enrique Gil
Enrique Mari Bacay Gil
(1992-03-30) March 30, 1992 (age 29)
Cebu, Philippines
Quen, Quenito
Filipino, Spanish, German
Actor, model, dancer, singer
Years active

Enrique Gil (born Enrique Mari Bacay Gil on March 30, 1992 in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines) is a Filipino actor, model and dancer. He is currently under contract with ABS-CBN's Star Magic and co-managed by Stages Production Specialists, Inc. He became famous for portraying the role of BJ in the teleserye Budoy and Prince Jao / Dasho Jao in Princess and I.

He portrays Francis in Muling Buksan Ang Puso.

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Enrique Gil was born on March 30, 1992[1] in Cebu City. He is the son of Enrique Amadeo Gil Sr.† and Barbara Anne Gil (Bambi Gil). He has an elder brother Enrique Javier (Javy) and a younger sister Diandra Frances (Andie). He is a Cebuano with Spanish and German roots. He graduated high school in 2008 from Manresa School in Paranaque City.[2][3] He took up Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at San Beda College-Alabang until the end of his first year.

Career[edit | edit source]

Acting[edit | edit source]

Gil started acting in the summer of 2008. He was 16 years old then, and boredom led him to enroll in commercial modelling workshops as well as musical theater workshops conducted by Trumpets.[4] He appeared in a series of TV commercials, including one of Lewis and Pearl's ads. He was later launched as part of ABS-CBN's Star Magic Circle Batch 16. He landed his first television role in the action-drama series Pieta where he played Harold. Before Pieta, he has made a cameo appearance in I Love Betty La Fea as one of the Ecomodels.

In 2009, During the taping of Pieta, his mom convinced him to audition in the sitcom George and Cecil. As soon as head writer and director direk Joey Reyes saw Enrique, he immediately cast him to be on the show. Later he was also cast in the indie film Pitas as the brother of Kristel Moreno.[5]

In 2010, he co-starred in the indie war film Diego and His Brothers.[6] In April, he joined ASAP XV as one of Star Magic's "Gigger Boys".[7] In May, he co-starred in the teleserye Rosalka where he played the role of Andrew. He was originally set to appear in Kokey @ Ako,[8] but his character was written off in favor of Jason Francisco. He played the character of Joco, little brother of Paolo Barredo (Gerald Anderson) in the film Till My Heartaches End. He got his first hosting stint in the ABS-CBN teen variety show, Shoutout!.[9]

In 2011, he got demoted from host to a regular performer in Shoutout!,[10] which was revamped and renamed to Shoutout!: Level Up. The show was eventually cancelled due to poor ratings. He played Jim in the 10th episode of Your Song Presents: Kim. He got his break when he was cast to play Michael Miranda (originally played by Diether Ocampo) in the 2011 remake of Mula Sa Puso.[11] He played Troy Cabrera in Good Vibes. Gil admitted, during the Good Vibes press conference, that he was set to appear in the ABS-CBN's remake of María la del Barrio but had to let go of his role due to conflicting schedules. He replaced Albie Casiño in the upcoming Star Cinema film Way Back Home — the film debut of Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes.[12][13] He appeared as BJ Maniego in Budoy.[14] He was featured in Zia Quizon's Music Video debut entitled Ako Na Lang.

In 2012, he starred as Dasho Jao Rinpoche in Princess and I. He was cast in the movie The Reunion, a Filipino teen romantic comedy film directed by Frasco Mortiz. He was included in the movie Amorosa, making this his first horror film. Later in the year, he was cast in The Strangers, one of the official entries for the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival and his first MMFF movie.

In 2013, he was featured in Myrtle Sarrosa's Mr. Kupido music video, which was released in February. Enrique also portrayed Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on the ABS-CBN's longest running drama anthology, Maalaala Mo Kaya.[15]

Following this, he is slated to star in a number of new projects. Beginning July 8, 2013, he will top-bill the teleserye entitled Muling Buksan Ang Puso, with his co-stars from The Reunion and The Strangers, Julia Montes and Enchong Dee. He is also co-starring in a movie with Julia, Martin del Rosario and Pokwang. The movie is rumored to be a romantic comedy under Star Cinema and is tentatively titled Call Girl.

Dancing[edit | edit source]

In the Philippines, he is known as the "Dougie King" for his signature dance moves to the song "Teach Me How to Dougie". After dancing "Gentleman" by Psy at Vice Ganda's Concert, he is now hailed as "Gentleman King".

Singing[edit | edit source]

While he was filming Princess and I, he recorded a song called "Tunay Na Ligaya", which was featured on the show's soundtrack. The soundtrack was released on June 15, 2012 by Star Records and was certified gold.

His first single entitled "O'Ha (Kaya Mo Ba'to)" premiered on the radio station, MOR 101.9, on July 8, 2013.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Network
2013 Muling Buksan Ang Puso Francis ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya Juan Ponce Enrile (2 parts)
2012 Princess and I Dasho Jan Alfonso 'Jao' Rinpoche
Sarah G. Live Himself
Maynila: Star Collision Tim GMA Network
Budoy Benjamin 'BJ' Maniego ABS-CBN
2011 Mara Clara Mara's debut escort
100 Days to Heaven Teen Bobby Ramirez
Good Vibes Troy Cabrera
Mula Sa Puso Michael Miranda
Your Song Presents: Kim Jim
Shoutout!: Level Up Himself
2010–present ASAP Himself
2010 Shoutout! Himself
Rosalka Andrew
Maynila: Dangerous Charade Mark GMA Network
2009 George and Cecil Carlo Barredo ABS-CBN
2008 Pieta Harold
I Love Betty La Fea Ecomodel

Films[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Production Company
2013 Must Be... Love Star Cinema
2012 The Strangers Max Quantum Films
Amarosa Rommel Skylight Films
The Reunion Boggs Alvarez Star Cinema
2011 Way Back Home Michael Estacio
2010 Till My Heartaches End Jaco Barredo
Diego and His Brothers Anton NYU Advanced Production Workshop
Pitas Legalas Entertainment Productions

Music Videos[edit | edit source]

Year Song Artist
2013 Mr. Kupido Myrtle Sarrosa
2011 Ako Na Lang Zia Quizon

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