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José Gonzáles Pimentel, Sr. (April 30, 1929 – January 25, 2013), aka Pepe Pimentel, was a Filipino game show host and actor.
José G. Pimentel, Sr.
April 30, 1929
|Died||January 25, 2013 (aged 83)|
|Resting place||San Juan City|
|Other names||Tito Pepe|
|Occupation||Game show host, actor, singer, politician|
|Children||Jose "Joel" Pimentel, Jr. |
Isabel Pimentel, Gil Pimentel
Pimentel was best known as the host of Kwarta o Kahon, which ran for 38 years, and was considered the precursor and inspiration of popular game segments such as Wowowee’s Pera o Bayong. He also served as host for the defunct TV programs Tawag ng Tanghalan (incidentally, he was the first ever champion of the said talent competition) and Student Canteen.
Pimentel also had some notable roles in the movies Ang Babaeng Isputnik and I Won, I Won: Ang S'werte Nga Naman.
After his show business career, Pimentel served as barangay captain in Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City (1997–2007) and was described by neighbors as very helpful and friendly.
Pimentel died on January 25, 2013 in Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City at the age of 83.
|1962–2000||Family Kuarta o Kahon||ABS-CBN|
|1965–1972||Tawag ng Tanghalan||ABS-CBN|
|1963||Ang Babaeng Isputnik|
|1965||Hamon ng Kampeon|
|1966||The Jukebox Queen|
|1968||Dos Por Dos|
|1985||I Won, I Won: Ang S'werte Nga Naman|
- (philstar.com) (24 January 2013). "Former TV host Pepe Pimentel dies | Nation, News, The Philippine Star". philstar.com. Retrieved 15 March 2013.