Gardo Versoza


Gardo Versoza

Gardo Versoza, real name Mennen Torres Polintan (born November 8, 1969), is a popular Filipino actor who has appeared in over forty movies and dozens of television shows. He started out in roles such as Sabik Sa Halik, Machete II, Halimuyak Ng Babae and Kirot. Later, he went on to star in action movies such as "Cesar Climaco", "Mison", and "Ka Hector". He has also appeared in critically acclaimed movies such as the 1998 Marilou Diaz-Abaya version of "Rizal" where he played the role of hero Andres Bonifacio and "Sisa" where he played the role of Jose Rizal / Pepe. He has recently even tried his hand in comedy starring in "Pinoy Blonde".

His success is not limited to movies alone. He also has been the focal point of some of the highest rated shows in Philippine television including "Mula sa Puso" where he portrayed Domingo, "It Might Be You" as Camilo San Carlos and "Sugo" where he was Apo Abukay.

In his latest production, "Sugo", Gardo plays the role of Apo Abukay. Apo Abukay is an evil chieftain who possesses black magic coming from the "anito" or spirit of darkness. He is characterized for embracing the old world or the pre-Spanish era. He battled the Spanish friars who came to the Philippines and it was only through the intervention of Conde Vergonze, a blind but powerful warrior that he was defeated. However, he made a pact that he could be resurrected with the blood of a certain woman from his bloodline ("alay"). After years of trying to resurrect Apo Abukay, the Binhi-lans (descendants of Apo Abukay) succeeded because the chosen one ("sugo") of the Carag-Ayans (descendants of Conde Vergonze) fell in love with the "alay" and refused to kill her. In the end Apo Abukay was defeated and the Binhi-lan and Carag-Ayan tribes ended their centuries long war. The chosen one and the "alay" married and peace was restored.

As of late, Gardo has been busy with guest appearances in various shows in both ABS-CBN and GMA - 7. He has been spotted lately in "Bubble Gang", "Maalaala Mo Kaya", "Hokus Pokus" and "Magpakailanman". He is also taking up directing classes and hopes to be a director some day.

Filmography

*Gulong (2007)
*First Day High (2006)
*Pinoy/Blonde (2005)
*Mano Po III: My love (2004)
*Babae sa Breakwater (2004) .... Dave
*Animal (2004) .... Ferdie
*Kerida (2003)
*Bigay hilig (2003)
*Kiskisan (2003) .... Marvin
*Biyahera (2002)
*Kailangan kita (2002)
*Aagos ang dugo (2001)
*Huwag mong ubusin ang bait ko! (2000) .... Franco Valero
*Sa piling ng mga aswang (1999)
*Sindak (1999)
*Kabit ni Mrs. Montero, Ang (1999)
*Sisa (1999) .... Jose Rizal a.k.a. Pepe
*Jose Rizal (1998) .... Andres Bonifacio
*Notoryus (1998)
*Kargado (1998) .... Frido
*Bawal (1998)
*Kid Manalo, akin ang ulo mo (1998)
*Ang Lalaki sa buhay ni Selya (1997) .... Bobby
*The Mariano Mison Story (1997) .... Dennis
*Mabango (1997)
*Medrano (1996) .... David Medrano
*Halimuyak ng babae (1996)
*Sabik sa halik (1995) .... Rico
*Kirot 2 (1995) .... Dino
*Ka Hector (1995)
*Sana'y laging magkapiling (1994)
*Machete 2 (1994) .... David
*Bawal na gamot (1994) .... Jimbo "Seiko Films" See on Movietrailer "RPN-9's Movieparade"
*Ayaw ko ng mangarap (1993) .... Edward "Seiko Films" See on Movietrailer "RPN-9's Movieparade"
*Paminsan-minsan (1992)
*Sana kahit minsan (1992) .... Tony
*Lumayo ka man sa akin (1992) "Seiko Films" See on Movietrailer "RPN-9's Movieparade"
*Ilalaban Kita ng Patayan (1991) .... Narding "Seiko Films" See on Movietrailer "RPN-9's Moviepade"
*Zaldong tisoy (1991)
*Ubos na ang luha ko (1991) .... Nando
*Magdalena S. Palacol Story (1991)
*Kandugan (1991)

TV Series

*Mula Sa Puso [ABS-CBN] (1997) .... Domingo
*Biglang sibol: Bayang Impasibol [GMA 7] (2001-2002) .... Carlos Herrero
*Kung Mawawala Ka [GMA 7] (2002) .... (unknown)
*Bituin [ABS-CBN] (2002) .... Diony
*It Might Be You [ABS-CBN] (2003) .... Camilo San Carlos
*Ang Mahiwagang Baul [GMA 7]
**Kung bakit may korona ang bayabas (2005) TV Episode .... Mura-On
*Sugo [GMA 7] (2005) .... Apo Abukay
*Atlantika [GMA 7] (2006) .... King Agat
*Ang Kasagutan [GMA 7] (2006)
*Komiks [ABS-CBN] (2006-2007)
**Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao (2007) TV Episode .... Nanding
**Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko (2006) TV Episode .... Kapitan Carling Ambing
*Asian Treasures [GMA 7] (2007) .... Socrates
* [GMA 7] (2007) .... Pablo Acuesta
*Ysabella [ABS-CBN] (2007) .... Young Perry
*Kamandag [GMA 7] .... as Haring Saban
*Magdusa Ka [GMA-7] .... as Bernardo Doliente
*I Am KC [ABS-CBN] .... as Mang Nolan
*Maalaala Mo Kaya [ABS-CBN] .... as Jojo

External links

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