Max Alvarado

Max Alvarado (February 19, 1929 – April 6, 1997) was a FAMAS award-winning Filipino film actor known mainly by his portrayals of villains in a career which spanned six decades.

Max Alvarado
Born
Gavino Máximo Teodosio

(1929-02-19)19 February 1929
Died6 April 1997(1997-04-06) (aged 68)
OccupationFilipino actor
Years active1948–1997
AwardsFAMAS Best Supporting Actor (1971) for Ang Kampana ng Sta. Quiteria

Early lifeEdit

Max Alvarado was born as Gavino Máximo Teodosio in Manila. In his youth, he was a member of street gangs, as well as an itinerant manual laborer.

CareerEdit

He broke into films in 1948 as a bit player in Halik sa Bandila. Soon after, he was frequently cast as a villain in films produced by Premiere Production and its sister company, Larry Santiago Productions, as well as People's Pictures. He first gained critical notice in the 1953 film Ang Sawa sa Lumang Simboryo directed by Gerry de Leon. For that role, he garnered a FAMAS Best Supporting Actor nomination. Ultimately, Alvarado was nominated for 5 FAMAS Best Supporting Actor nominations, winning the trophy in 1971 for Ang Kampana ng Sta. Quiteria.[1]

Alvarado was also nominated for a FAMAS Best Actor award in 1968 for Tatak Sakramentos. Beginning in 1967 with Alyas Chain Gang, he was cast in leading and supporting roles even as a romantic lead, despite his swarthy and somewhat villainous appearance. Alvarado also showcased his versatility by sometimes playing gay roles, such as in the 1978 film Gorgonia as well as Non-Villain or supporting Roles. As a villain, Alvarado was frequently cast opposite the heroic roles of Fernando Poe Jr., although he has also portrayed a supporting ally to the latter in films such as "Walang Matigas na Tinapay sa Mainit na Kape" alongside Paquito Diaz, also in a non-antagonist role which starred former child star Vandolph, and fellow villain actor Paquito's younger brother Romy Diaz as the main antagonist.[citation needed]

On March 25, 1982, D'Wild Wild Weng started its theatrical run.[2] In the film Alvarado is paired with Weng Weng, they play a duo who are sent to the countryside to investigate the murder a mayor and his family.[3]

Towards the end of his life, Alvarado became a commercial spokesperson for Maxx candy, a popular rock candy eponymous to his own screen name.

DeathEdit

He died from heart failure on April 6, 1997, at the age of 68.[4]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Film Company
1965 Contra Señas Damazol
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
1971 Alas, Hari at Sota Sota
FPJ Productions
1972 Santo Domingo Carbungco
FPJ Productions
1973 Zoom, Zoom, Superman! Tarzan
1974 Sha Zam Boom Batmaniac
YLY Film Productions
1980 Ang Panday Lizardo
FPJ Productions
1981 For Y'ur Heights Only Columbus
Liliw Films International
1982 D' Wild Wild Weng Lupo
Liliw Films International
1984 Ang Padrino Tasyo
FPJ Productions
Da Best in da West Tito Tango
RVQ Productions
1985 Menudo at Pandesal Maxie Doodle Dandy III
Essex Films
1986 Iyo ang Tondo, Kanya ang Cavite Ponzo
BSH Films
Muslim .357 Imo
EDL Productions
Asong Gubat Ka Tonyo
Lea Productions
Kingkoy: Ninja Komisyon Bad Max
Fiesta Films International
1987 Puto Elvis
1988 Bobocop Don Maximo
Kambal Tuko Father To Pak
Buy One, Take One
Viva Films
Petrang Kabayo at ang Pilyang Kuting Mang Kulas
Ompong Galapong: May Ulo, Walang Tapon Blackbeard
Horizon Films
1989 Sgt. Niñonuevo: The Fastest Gun Alive of WPD Kumander Max
Kelly Ellis Films International
1993 Dugo ng Panday Lizardo
Makuha Ka sa Tingin Banong
Manila Boy Turko
Pioneer Films
Dunkin Donato Mac Dodo
Moviestars Production
1994 Dino Obrero: Haring Daga Maxi
Pioneer Films
Abrakadabra Siga 1
Moviestars Production
1995 I Love You, Sabado! Syndicate Men
Bikini Watch Mayor Mukhangbato
1996 Ang Misis Kong Hoodlum Gorgonyo
Neo Films
Ikaw ang Mahal Ko Mianong
FPJ Productions

Selected filmographyEdit

  • 1949 - Kayumangi [Premiere]
  • 1949 - Halik sa Bandila [Premiere]
  • 1951 - Sisa [Premiere]
  • 1952 - Sandino [Manuel Vistan Jr.]
  • 1952 - Sawa sa Lumang Simboryo [Premiere]
  • 1955 - Dakilang Hudas [People's]
  • 1955 - 7 Maria [Larry Santiago]
  • 1956 - Desperado [People's]
  • 1956 - Lo' Waist Gang [Larry Santiago]
  • 1956 - Huling Mandirigma [People's]
  • 1956 - Mrs. Jose Romulo [Larry Santiago]
  • 1957 - Maskara [Premiere]
  • 1957 - Kamay ni Cain [People's]
  • 1957 - Bicol Express [Premiere]
  • 1957 - Pusakal [People's]
  • 1958 - Sta. Rita de Casia [Premiere]
  • 1958 - Mga Liham kay Tia Dely [Larry Santiago]
  • 1958 - Jeepney Rock [Spotlight]
  • 1958 - Glory at Dawn [PMP]
  • 1958 - 4 na Pulubi [Larry Santiago]
  • 1959 - Mabilis Pa sa Lintik
  • 1959 - Ang Maton
  • 1959 - Ang Matapang Lamang
  • 1960 - Huwag Mo Akong Limutin
  • 1960 - Kadenang Putik
  • 1961 - The Moises Padilla Story
  • 1964 - Kidlat sa Baril
  • 1965 - Isa Lang ang Hari
  • 1967 - Alias Chain Gang
  • 1967 - Durango
  • 1967 - Pambraun
  • 1968 - Ang Banal, ang Ganid, at ang Pusakal
  • 1968 - Dugay Na sa Maynila (Tonto Ka Pa)
  • 1968 - Eagle Commandos
  • 1969 - Liquidation Squad
  • 1969 - Godiva: The Naked Avenger
  • 1970 - Totoy Guwapo
  • 1971 - Gangsters Daw Kami!
  • 1971 - Liezl at ang 7 Hoods
  • 1971 - Baldo Is Coming
  • 1972 - Kumander Erlinda
  • 1972 - Jail Break
  • 1972 - Santo Domingo
  • 1973 - Sto. Cristo
  • 1973 - Zoom, Zoom, Superman!
  • 1973 - Hulihin si Tiagong Akyat
  • 1974 - Kampanera Kuba [Berto]
  • 1974 - Ang Pagbabalik ni Leon Guerrero
  • 1975 - Alupihang Dagat
  • 1975 - Dugo at Pag-Ibig sa Kapirasong Lupa [Salazar]
  • 1976 - Peter Pandesal
  • 1977 - Valentin Labrador
  • 1977 - Gulapa
  • 1977 - Kapten Batuten
  • 1978 - Tatak ng Tundo [Enteng]
  • 1979 - Nang Umapoy ang Karagatan [Barako]
  • 1980 - Ang Panday [Lizardo]
  • 1980 - Dolphy's Angels [Bertong Maize]
  • 1980 - Kalibre .45
  • 1981 - Pagbabalik ng Panday [Lizardo]
  • 1981 - Darna at Ding
  • 1982 - Daniel Bartolo ng Sapang Bato
  • 1982 - Ang Panday: Ikatlong Yugto [Lizardo]
  • 1982 - Pepeng Kaliwete
  • 1983 - Kapag Buhay ang Inutang
  • 1983 - Pieta [Temio]
  • 1983 - Roman Sebastian
  • 1984 - Ang Panday IV: Ika-Apat Na Aklat [Lizardo]
  • 1984 - Pieta: Ikalawang Aklat [Temio]
  • 1984 - Kapitan Inggo
  • 1984 - Barakuda
  • 1984 - Sigaw ng Katarungan [Masu]
  • 1984 - Nardong Putik (Kilabot ng Cavite): Version II
  • 1984 - Ang Padrino
  • 1985 - Isa Isa Lang! [Masong]
  • 1985 - Working Boys
  • 1985 - Inday Bote [Black Saturday]
  • 1985 - Ben Tumbling: A People's Journal Story [Koljack]
  • 1986 - Iyo ang Tondo, Akin ang Cavite [Ponso]
  • 1986 - Oras ng Kagitingan
  • 1986 - Ninja Kids
  • 1986 - Muslim .357
  • 1986 - Asong Gubat [Ka Tonyo]
  • 1987 - No Retreat... No Surrender... Si Kumander
  • 1987 - Simaron ng Isabela
  • 1987 - Dongalo Massacre
  • 1987 - Puto
  • 1988 - Kambal Tuko [Father To Pak]
  • 1988 - Bobo Cop
  • 1988 - Buy One, Take One
  • 1988 - Petrang Kabayo at ang Pilyang Kuting [Kulas]
  • 1988 - Agila ng Maynila [Badong Busangol]
  • 1989 - Da Best in Da West
  • 1989 - Captain Yagit [Doktor]
  • 1989 - Bala... Dapat kay Cris Cuenca, Public Enemy No. 1
  • 1990 - Hulihin Si... Nardong Toothpick
  • 1990 - Isang Salop Na Bala
  • 1990 - Sgt. Clarin: Bala Para sa Ulo Mo
  • 1991 - Manong Gang [Poldo]
  • 1992 - Alabang Girls [Mr. Malabanan]
  • 1992 - Alyas Pogi 2
  • 1993 - Dugo ng Panday [Lizardo]
  • 1993 - Bulag, Pipi at Bingi
  • 1993 - Manila Boy [Turko]
  • 1994 - Hindi Pa Tapos ang Laban
  • 1994 - Walang Matigas Na Tinapay sa Mainit Na Kape
  • 1994 - Abrakadabra [Siga 1]
  • 1995 - Bikini Watch
  • 1995 - I Love You Sabado!!!
  • 1996 - Ang Misis Kong Hoodlum
  • 1996 - Ikaw ang Mahal Ko [Mianong]
  • 1996 - Ang Syota Kong Balikbayan
  • 1997 - Bagsik ng Kamao
  • 1997 - Ang Pinakamahabang Baba sa Balat ng Lupa

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Max Alvarado - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Leavold, Andrew (2017). "Weng Weng filmography". The Search for Weng Weng. Australia: The LedaTape Organisation. p. 237. ISBN 9780994411235.
  3. ^ Leavold, Andrew (2017). "Nothing is impossible". The Search for Weng Weng. Australia: The LedaTape Organisation. p. 157. ISBN 9780994411235.
  4. ^ "Max Alvarado". Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  • Garcia, Jessie B. (2004). A Movie Album Quizbook. Iloilo City, Philippines: Erehwon Books & Magazine. pp. 84–86. ISBN 971-93297-0-X.