Chuckie Dreyfus

Chuckie Dreyfus (Tagalog: [ˈtʃuckɪ ˈdreɪpus]; born Charles de Joya Dreyfus on August 7, 1974) is a Filipino film actor. He received his first award as Best Child Performer 1984 at the Metro Manila Film Festival, won the FAMAS Award 1985 for Best Child Actor in the film Idol in which he played the sidekick of Philippine action star, Rudy Fernandez and in 1988 won Best Child Performer in Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) Award for Once Upon a Time.

Chuckie Dreyfus
Charles de Joya Dreyfus

(1974-08-07) August 7, 1974 (age 48)
Occupation(s)Actor, host, songwriter
Years active1984–present
Marie Aileen Regina Bayani-Dreyfus
(m. 2001)


Dreyfus was 10 years old when he made his film debut in the 1984 film Idol with Rudy Fernandez. He was seen in numerous TV commercials like Colgate, KFC, Pizza Hut and in print ads as well.

Following the film's success, he joined the cast of That's Entertainment, a show geared toward Filipino youth. He was paired with Isabel Granada as a "loveteam" in a number of films. Two examples are Magic to Love (1989) and Lessons in Love (1990).

Dreyfus was part of GMA-7's Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown (2011-2012). He was also in the GMA TV series Daldalita (2011-2012), which also starred Jillian Ward, Manilyn Reynes and Ogie Alcasid, Magdalena (TV Series), Mga Basang Sisiw, and more.

Dreyfus' other professional roles include being a songwriter, composer and a musical scorer. He learned midi sequencing and arranging by himself in between film and television projects and he eventually started arranging musical numbers for other artists going on road-shows and concert tours. Apart from this, Dreyfus also started arranging medleys and special song numbers for GMA Supershow and That's Entertainment. This innate musical talent was further honed when he began to concentrate on his own musical compositions which resulted to the songs "The Luv Bug", "Keep On Walking", "Let's Go Retro", "Hiling", and the carrier single "Kahit Na" of the album The Luv Bug which was released by the REtroSPECT band under Alpha Records.

Dreyfus is a member of FILSCAP and a member of the Judging & Screening Committee for the “Awit Awards” for the past 15 years. Dreyfus also composed the song "The Quiz Bee Dream" for the Quiz Bee Foundation. He was the Musical Director of television shows such as SCQ Reload (ABS-CBN), SCQpids (ABS-CBN), Pinoy Big Brother (Primers) (ABS-CBN), Blind Item (ABC-5, "now TV5") and Your Song (ABS-CBN).

He is the musical director of such films as Masikip sa Dibdib (Viva Films), D' Anothers (Star Cinema), Binibining K (Regal Films) and Agent X44 (Star Cinema).

Dreyfus is also the composer of the Rachelle Ann Go song "Bakit" from the album I Care, under Viva Records. "Bakit" also became the theme song of ABS-CBN's evening telenovela, Mirada de Mujer.

He also produced the theme song of the teen show SCQ Reload titled "Kilig Ako". He composed two songs ("Miss" and "Kahit Na") included on Sarah Geronimo's album Taking Flight under Viva Records, and is also the songwriter of the song "Laging Kay Ganda" from Geronimo's album MyPhone.

Personal lifeEdit

Charles "Chuckie" Dreyfus is the only child of architect Henry Dreyfus and Cynthia Dreyfus. Dreyfus comes from a line originating from Alsace, France. His family is from the province of Negros Occidental.

Dreyfus is married to Marie Aileen Regina Bayani-Dreyfus. They tied the knot in 2001 at Santuario de San Jose in Greenhills. They have two children, Ralph and Isabella.

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • 1988: Nominated Best Child Actor FAMAS Award - Once Upon a Time (1987)
  • 1988: Won Best Child Performer FAP Award - Once Upon a Time (1987)
  • 1985: Won Best Child Actor FAMAS Award - Idol (1984)
  • 1984: Won Best Child Performer Metro Manila Film Festival - Idol (1984)



Year Title Role Network
2022 Abot-Kamay na Pangarap Dr. Raymund "Ray" Meneses GMA Network
Family Feud Philippines Himself with family
Panalo o Talo, It's You! Councilor Diego Pawiz Net 25
Little Princess (TV series) Fermin Garcia GMA Network
2020 Bawal Judgmental Eat Bulaga Himself
2018 Pop Talk Actor/Blogger GMA News TV
2017 Pinoy M.D. Mga Doktor ng Bayan Himself with family GMA Network
Pop Talk Actor/Blogger GMA News TV
Jackpot En Poy Eat Bulaga Himself GMA Network
Pinoy M.D. Mga Doktor ng Bayan Himself with wife Aileen
2016 Family Feud (2016 Philippine game show) Himself ABS-CBN
Pinoy M.D. Mga Doktor ng Bayan Himself with Family GMA Network
MARS Himself GMA News TV
Pinoy M.D. Mga Doktor ng Bayan Himself GMA Network
Dear Uge Dad
Family Feud (2016 Philippine game show) Himself ABS-CBN
Unang Hirit Celebrity Guest For MySlim feature GMA Network
Cash Cab (Philippines) Himself with Family AXN Asia
2015 Pop Talk Actor/Blogger GMA News TV
Sunday PinaSaya Himself GMA Network
Once Upon a Kiss Atty. Luis
2014 Seasons Of Love Presents: First Dance, First Love Nestor
Sunday All Stars (Paborito Segment) Himself
Day Off Mystery Guest GMA News TV
The Singing Bee Himself ABS-CBN
MARS Himself GMA News TV
Pinoy M.D. Mga Doktor ng Bayan Himself GMA Network
Pop Talk Valentine Special with wife Himself GMA News TV
Jojo A. All The Way! (The Medyo Late Night Show w/ Jojo A.) Himself GMA Network
2013 Celebrity Bluff Himself
Personalan Himself GMA News TV
Love Hotline Himself
Pepito Manaloto GMA Network
Personalan Himself GMA News TV
Mga Basang Sisiw (TV series) Atty. Antonio Esguerra GMA Network
Personalan Himself GMA News TV
Home Sweet Home Haring Kong King GMA Network
Jeepney Jackpot: Pera o Para! Himself TV5
Personalan Himself GMA News TV
2012 Personalan Himself
Weekend Getaway Himself with wife
MARS Himself
Personalan Himself
Magdalena (TV series) Ben GMA Network
PopTalk Himself GMA News TV
Party Pilipinas Himself GMA Network
Moments (talk show) Himself with family Net 25
Fashbook Himself GMA News TV
2011 Daldalita (TV series) Ashton GMA Network
Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown Castaway
Tunay Na Buhay Himself
2006 K, the P1,000,000 Videoke Contest
1991-1996 Maalaala Mo Kaya ABS-CBN
1987-1990 Hapi House Jon Jon IBC 13
1986-1996 That's Entertainment Himself GMA Network
1984-1992 Lovingly Yours, Helen
1984-1992 Coney Reyes on Camera RPN


Year Title Role
1984 Idol Obet
1985 I Have Three Hands Junior
The Crazy Professor
1986 Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang Querubin
When I Fall in Love
Horsey-Horsey, Tigidig-Tigidig Tommy's brother
Batang Quiapo Dodong
1987 Family Tree John
Once Upon a Time Lally
1 + 1 = 12 (+ 1): One Plus One Equals Twelve (Cheaper by the Dozen)
1988 Kambal Tuko Chuckie
Lost Command
Penoy ... Balut
Tiyanak Aries
1989 Magic to Love Chuckie
Isang Araw Walang Diyos Buddy
Huwag Kang Hahalik sa Diablo Fritz
1990 Papa's Girl
Tora Tora, Bang Bang Bang Junior
Lessons in Love
1992 Tag-araw, Tag-ulan Bunso
Pretty Boy
Pangako sa 'Yo
1993 Row 4: Baliktorians Roberto Dela Cruz
Ang Boyfriend Kong Gamol Bong
1996 Cedie Dick
2005 Sarong Banggi Himself
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Father of Ashley


As songwriterEdit

Music scorerEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ex Child Actor Chuckie Dreyfus now Married with Kids". November 16, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "Chuckie Dreyfuss"
  3. ^ "Awards for Chuckie Dreyfuss"
  4. ^ Rodel Fernando (June 12, 2012). "Former child star Chuckie Dreyfus says Survivor Philippines made him visible again". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved July 14, 2014.

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