Enrique Mari Bacay Gil
March 30, 1992
Filipino, Spanish, German
Actor, model, dancer, singer
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.
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Enrique Gil was born on March 30, 1992 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. 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. 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.
In 2010, he co-starred in the indie war film Diego and His Brothers. In April, he joined ASAP XV as one of Star Magic's "Gigger Boys". 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, 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!.
In 2011, he got demoted from host to a regular performer in Shoutout!, 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. 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. He appeared as BJ Maniego in Budoy. 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.
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]
|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|
|Maynila: Dangerous Charade||Mark||GMA Network|
|2009||George and Cecil||Carlo Barredo||ABS-CBN|
|I Love Betty La Fea||Ecomodel|
Films[edit | edit source]
|2013||Must Be... Love||Star Cinema|
|2012||The Strangers||Max||Quantum 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]
|2013||Mr. Kupido||Myrtle Sarrosa|
|2011||Ako Na Lang||Zia Quizon|
External Links[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Shoutout! Cast
- Enrique Gil from good boy to playboy
- Star Magic introduces 20 new showbiz hopefuls
- Enrique Gil still sees himself as a newbie after two years in showbiz
- Enrique Gil, Star Circle 16 heartthrob!
- Cheers to Star Magic’s March-born talents
- Enrique Gil is the newest Gigger Boy
- Enrique Gil stars in the upcoming teleserye ‘Kokey @ Ako’
- Your favorite teen stars ‘Shout Out!’ begins today
- Enrique Gil says it's his time to be given lead roles; denies courting Erich Gonzales
- JM De Guzman, Lauren Young, and Enrique Gil will lead new cast of Mula sa Puso
- Enrique Gil replaces Albie Casiño in upcoming Kathryn Bernardo-Julia Montes movie
- Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes portray sisters in Way Back Home
- Gerald Anderson is Budoy, a child suffering from Angel Syndrome
- Enrique Gil will portray Juan Ponce Enrile in MMK