Julius Angel Abad Ilagan (January 20, 1955 – February 4, 1992) was a Filipino actor. He hosted Stop, Look and Listen and starred in My Son, My Son and Goin' Bananas, and starred and participated in a number of movies.

Jay Ilagan
Ilagan in the 1976 film, Minsa'y Isang Gamu-gamo
Julius Angel Abad Ilagan[1]

(1955-01-20)January 20, 1955
DiedFebruary 4, 1992(1992-02-04) (aged 37)
Quezon City, Philippines
Resting placeLoyola Memorial Park, Marikina, Metro Manila
Years active1964–1992
  • Hilda Koronel (separated)
(m. 1991)

Born Julius Abad Ilagan on January 20, 1955, his good looks eventually made him a matinee idol, starring in the films Maruja (1967), Tubog Sa Ginto (1970), Pinoy Crazy Boys (1974), and Hinog Sa Pilit. And because the looks came with deep talent, Jay survived the transition from teen star to adult actor - winning a Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actor trophy in 1982 for the movie, Kisapmata, another Gawad Urian Best Actor in 1985 for his role in Sister Stella L., and 1988 FAMAS and Film Academy of the Philippines Best Actor for his acting in Maging Akin Ka Lamang.

His acting range was versatile as he has also appeared in a number of comedy movies and TV shows alongside critically acclaimed dramatic films.

Personal life edit

The son of Sampaguita star Corazon Noble and director Angel Esmeralda[2] started out as a child actor, originally using "Angel" as his screenname. He was married to fellow actor, Hilda Koronel, they eventually separated, and he and another fellow actor Amy Austria would live-in together. Jay had remained with Amy until his sudden death on February 4, 1992.

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
1964 Moro Witch Doctor Mahmud
1970 Santiago![3] Danilo
1971 Tubog sa Ginto Santi
1973 Carmela[4]
1973 Ato ti Bondying Bondying his 1st comedy movie
1975 Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa Noni
1975 Kaming Matatapang Ang Apog
1975 Fe, Esperanza, Caridad Husband of Esperanza - 2nd Episode ("Esperanza")
1976 Ligaw Tingin, Halik Hangin
1976 Daigdig ng Lagim
1976 Minsa'y Isang Gamu-gamo Bonifacio Santos
1977 Tisoy! Boy
1979 Sino'ng Pipigil sa Pagpatak ng Ulan
1979 Salawahan
1979 Coed
1980 Aguila[5] Osman Águila
1980 Kasal?
1980 Kakabakaba Ka Ba? First collaboration with Mike de Leon.
1980 Brutal Tato
1981 Pabling
1981 Kisapmata Noel Manalansan Second collaboration with Mike de Leon.
1982 Mga Hiwaga ng Pag-asa
1983 M.I.B.: Men In Brief Anthony Phillips
1983 Bad Bananas sa Puting Tabing
1983 Sana Bukas ang Kahapon Ramon
1984 Soltero[6] Crispin Rodriguez
1984 Sister Stella L. Nick Fajardo Third collaboration with Mike de Leon.
1984 Mga Batang Yagit
1985 Bituing Walang Ningning Zosimo Blanco
1985 Sa Totoo Lang Ipe His last comedy movie
1986 Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas
1987 Operation: Get Victor Corpuz, the Rebel Soldier[7]
1987 Maging Akin Ka Lamang[8] Ernie Balboa
1988 Paano Tatakasan ang Bukas
1990 Nagsimula sa Puso Jim
1992 Alyas Pogi 2 Jimboy Final film role

Television edit

Title Year Role Network
1977–1980 Prinsipe Abante GMA Network
1986–1991 Goin' Bananas Host IBC

Death edit

On February 4, 1992 in Quezon City, Jay’s motorcycle was hit from behind by a drunk driver who was arguing with his girlfriend which resulted in him being thrown off and falling head first. He died due to the severity of his injuries. He was not wearing a protective helmet. He was 37 years old.[9]

Ilagan is buried at Loyola Memorial Park beside mother Corazon Noble, Leslie Angel A. Ilagan and Lourdes S. de Asis.

Gallery edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Gravetour - Jay Ilagan 1955-1992". YouTube. March 16, 2023. Retrieved March 16, 2023.
  2. ^ Quirino, Joe (1983). History of the Philippine cinema. Phoenix. p. 3. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ Vera, Noel (2005). Critic After Dark: A Review Of Philippine Cinema. Manila: BigO Books. ISBN 9789810531850.
  4. ^ Review of Women's Studies. University Center for Women's Studies, University of the Philippines. 2000. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  5. ^ Abellon, Bam V. (November 12, 2019). "The drama behind Aguila: Walkouts, diva turns and confrontation on the set of FPJ's best film". ANCX. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  6. ^ Kawil Iv Tm' 2002 Ed (in Tagalog). Rex Bookstore, Inc. p. 65. ISBN 9789712334757. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  7. ^ Nash, Jay Robert (1997). The Motion Picture Guide 1988 Annual: The Films of 1987. Cinebooks. p. 214. ISBN 9780933997165. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  8. ^ Asiaweek. Asiaweek Limited. 1987. p. 558. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  9. ^ Francisco, Butch (1 November 2003). "REMEMBERING DEPARTED STARS". www.newsflash.org. Retrieved 21 January 2019.

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