Captain Barbell (TV series)

Captain Barbell is a Philippine television drama action fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is based on a Philippine fictional character of the same name created by Mars Ravelo. Directed by Don Michael Perez, it stars Richard Gutierrez in the title role. It premiered on May 29, 2006 on the network's Telebabad line-up and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on January 12, 2007 with a total of 165 episodes. It was replaced by Asian Treasures in its timeslot.

Captain Barbell
Based onCaptain Barbell
by Mars Ravelo
Developed byDon Michael Perez
StarringRichard Gutierrez
Opening theme
  • "Nandito Lang Ako" by Shamrock
  • "Sana" by Shamrock
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes165 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Helen Rose Sese
Production location(s)Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseMay 29, 2006 (2006-05-29) –
January 12, 2007 (2007-01-12)
Followed byCaptain Barbell (2011)

A sequel to the series Captain Barbell aired in 2011.

Cast and charactersEdit

Richard Gomez portrays Viel.
JC de Vera portrays Boris.
Angel Aquino portrays Barbara.
Main cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Captain Barbell earned a 37.5% rating. While the final episode scored a 35.4% rating. The series had an average rating of 30.4%, while 43.7% was the highest rating it earned.[1][2]


Accolades received by Captain Barbell
Year Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2007 21st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Female TV Personality Rhian Ramos Nominated [3]
Best New Male TV Personality Ryan Yllana Nominated


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  3. ^ "PMPC bares nominees in the 21st Star Awards for Television". October 21, 2007. Retrieved May 4, 2020.

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