Pepe Pimentel

José Gonzáles Pimentel, Sr. (April 30, 1929 – January 25, 2013), aka Pepe Pimentel, was a Filipino game show host and actor.[1]

Pepe Pimentel
José G. Pimentel, Sr.

(1929-04-30)April 30, 1929
DiedJanuary 25, 2013(2013-01-25) (aged 83)
Resting placeSan Juan City
Other namesTito Pepe
OccupationGame show host, actor, singer, politician
Years active1962–1987
Spouse(s)Cecila Pimentel
ChildrenJose "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.

Political lifeEdit

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.



Year Title Network
1962–2000 Family Kuarta o Kahon ABS-CBN
1965–1972 Tawag ng Tanghalan ABS-CBN
1958–1965 Student Canteen
1975–1986 GMA Network
1987 Tayo'y Magsaya PTV-4


Year Title Role
1963 Ang Babaeng Isputnik
Fil-American Girl
Dear Eddie
1965 Hamon ng Kampeon
1966 The Jukebox Queen
1968 Dos Por Dos
1969 Banda 24
1982 Juan Balutan
1983 D'Godson
1985 I Won, I Won: Ang S'werte Nga Naman


  1. ^  ( (24 January 2013). "Former TV host Pepe Pimentel dies | Nation, News, The Philippine Star". Retrieved 15 March 2013.