Michael de Mesa

Michael Edward Gil Eigenmann (born May 24, 1960 in Manila, Philippines), better known by his screen name Michael de Mesa, is a Filipino film and television actor.

Michael de Mesa
Michael Edward Gil Eigenmann

(1960-05-24) 24 May 1960 (age 60)
OccupationChild actor, Actor, Theatre actor, Director, Model, Host
Years active1978–present
Gina Alajar
(m. 1978; ann. 2006)

Julie Reyes (m. 2011)
ChildrenRyan Eigenmann
Geoff Eigenmann
AJ Eigenmann
FamilyEduardo ″Eddie″ Eigenmann (father)
Rosemarie Gil (mother)
Ralph ″Mark″ Gil Eigenmann (1961-2014; brother)
Evangeline ″Cherie″ Gil Eigenmann (sister)

Early lifeEdit

Born as Michael Edward Gil Eigenmann[1] to performer Eddie Mesa and actress Rosemarie Gil, he and his siblings, Mark and Cherie, grew up steeped in the arts. He is the uncle of Gabby Eigenmann and Tim ″Sid Lucero″ Eigenmann. De Mesa is of Swiss, Spanish, and Filipino descent.[2][3]


De Mesa began acting at age 16 in 1975 in Araw-araw, Gabi-gabi, and he remains active in film and television.

Personal lifeEdit

De Mesa wed actress Gina Alajar in 1978. Their marriage lasted 23 years before they separated in 2001. Their marriage was annulled in 2006, but bore three children, all of whom are in show business: Ryan, Geoff, and AJ Eigenmann.[4][5] He married Julie Reyes in September 2011.[6] She is a dancer/choreographer from Hotlegs, Manila's premier jazz group.[7]



Year Title Role Network
2018 Since I Found You Gary Corpuz
2017–2018 Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin Roman Dela Vega
2016–present FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Pat. (PO1) Ramil "Manager" Taduran / Director
2016 Sinungaling Mong Puso Moises Aguirre
GMA Network
Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special: God Gave Me You Theo
Wish I May Alberto "Bert" Gomez (Audrey's Father)
2015 Destiny Rose Rosauro Armani Vitto
Once Upon a Kiss Enrique "King" Pelaez
2014 Innamorata Lloyd Manansala
2013 Kahit Nasaan Ka Man Ernest Gomez
Indio Juancho Sanreal
2012 Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? Jaime Montelibano
Valiente Damian Valiente
2009 The Wedding Frank De Menes
2007 Lupin Minggoy Buang / Miguel Apacer
GMA Network
Sana Maulit Muli Mang Andres / Mr.Destiny
2004 Mulawin Ravenum
GMA Network
2002 Bituin Salvador "Ador / Badong" Sandoval
2001 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Elmo
GMA Network
Biglang Sibol, Bayang Impasibol
1999 Rio Del Mar Anton
1992 Valiente Gardo Valiente
GMA Network
1987 Squad 13


Year Title Role Distributor
2019 Isa Pang Bahaghari Heaven’s Best Entertainment
2019 Nightshift Dr. Alex Viva Films
2019 Marineros: Men in the Middle of the Sea Golden Tiger Films, Premier Dreams Production
2017 Ang Panday Star Cinema
2017 Bliss Artikulo Uno Productions
2016 Everything About Her Leo Star Cinema
2013 10,000 Hours Dante Cristobal Viva Films
2013 On the Job Congressman Manrique Reality Entertainment, Star Cinema
2012 D' Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?! Mr. Lucio APT Entertainment, M-Zet Productions
2009 Litsonero Pinoy APT Entertainment
2008 Baler Fr. Candido Gómez Carreno Viva Films
2007 Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka Fairy Ko...The Beginning of the Legend Prinsipe Inok OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions
2006 First Day High Coach Zantua Star Cinema
2005 Mulawin: The Movie Ravenum GMA Films
2005 Dubai Basi Star Cinema
1997 Hawak Ko Buhay Mo Neo Films
1995 Muling Umawit ang Puso Diosdado Rivera Viva Films
1995 Batang X Dr. Kwago Regal Films
1994 Nagkataon, Nagkatagpo Megavision Films
1994 Tony Bagyo Bogart Seiko Films
1992 Kahit Buhay Ko Lt. Torres Reflection Films
1992 Grease Gun Gang Victor Lim Viva Films
1991 Markang Bungo Bonanza Films
1991 Alyas Pogi 2 Banjo Moviestars Production
1991 Uubusin Ko ang Lahi Mo! Frank Canonico Moviestars Production
1991 Hihintayin kita sa langit
1987 Anak ng Lupa Rommel Viva Films
1983 Dugong Buhay Rafael de Lara Viva Films
1982 Brother Ben Ben GP Films

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-09-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Eduvas, Ronjay (2010-06-16). "Max Eigenmann - June 2010 FHM cover girl | Women". FHM.com.ph. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
  3. ^ Alex R. Castro (2011-02-21). "VIEWS FROM THE PAMPANG: *238. THE GILS OF PORAC: Acting is All in the Family". Viewsfromthepampang.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
  4. ^ Ferriols, Des (2008-10-18). "'Hot money' outflow hits $312 M in September - BSP | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star". Philstar.com. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-27. Retrieved 2010-06-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Abante-Tonite Online | Showbiz". Abante-tonite.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-13. Retrieved 2014-09-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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