Rez Cortez

Res Septimo Cortez (born January 4, 1956), better known as Rez Cortez, is a Filipino film and television actor and assistant director.

Rez Cortez
Res Septimo Cortez

(1956-01-04) January 4, 1956 (age 65)
OccupationActor, Assistant Director
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Candy Cortez[1]
Children4, Cai Cortez[1][2]

Acting careerEdit

He is also known for being an action star in many action films with his intensive and antagonistic roles and also in TV series.

He is become an assistant director of the movie Kapag Lumaban ang Api in 1987.

He became the president of the Mowelfund (Movie Workers Foundation, Inc.)[3] after Boots Anson-Roa retired in April 1, 2020.[4] He was a former president of the Actors’ Guild of the Philippines[5] and was replaced by Imelda Papin in 2017.[6]

Cortez also ran as a Representative of Camarines Sur in 2013 but did not win the seat.[7]



Year Title Role Network
2021 Init sa Magdamag Joselito "Jose" Alvarez Kapamilya Channel
2019 One of the Baes[8] Rolando Ortiz GMA Network
Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig Pablo "Pabs" Sandoval
2018-2019 Ika-5 Utos Dado Vallejo
2016-2017 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano PC/Supt. Rogelio Jacob ABS-CBN
2016 Magkaibang Mundo Jonathan "Jojo" Perez GMA Network
That's My Amboy Jun
2015 Beautiful Strangers Mike Mamaril
Mac and Chiz Tito Butch TV5
2014 Dream Dad Enrique Sta. Maria ABS-CBN
My BFF Jessie Catacutan GMA Network
2013 Villa Quintana Alfonso Mendiola
Kakambal ni Eliana Prof. Banal
2012 Temptation of Wife Abner Santos
Faithfully Fidel Mariano-Saavedra
Kapitan Awesome Don Sebastian TV5
Valiente Pepito "Peping" Ramirez
2011-2012 Regal Shocker: Pelikula (Part 2) Director
2011 Time of My Life Douglas GMA Network
2008-2009 Eva Fonda Osang's Father ABS-CBN
2008 Joaquin Bordado Chief Mendoza GMA Network
2007 Fantastic Man Boss Elvis
Lupin Lt. Milyones
2006-2007 Captain Barbell Officer Joe Salvation
2005-2006 Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit Batista ABS-CBN
2001-2002 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Father Basil GMA Network
1997-1999 Esperanza Delfin ABS-CBN
1996-1999 Tierra Sangre Juancho Sangre PTV
1987 Balintataw[9] PTV


Year Title Role Film Company
2018 Never Not Love You Joanne's father
2016 Working Beks Gusting
Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin Bos
2015 Maria Labo Kapitan 1
2014 Feng Shui 2 Robert Anonuevo†
2013 The Search for Weng Weng Interviewee
Death Rides A Red Horse
2012 Bwakaw Sol [10]
2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Ranchero
2001 Weyt a Minit, Kapeng Mainit! Col. Valentino
1999 D' Sisters: Nuns of the Above Dennis
1998 Warfreak Edison Yu
Neo Films
Guevarra: Sa Batas Ko, Walang Hari Alex
1996 Bossing Waldo de Guzman
Sunlight Films
Hindi Ako Ander, Tanong Mo Kay Kumander! Fred
Neo Films
1995 Matimbang Pa sa Dugo Totoy Icepick
Ikaw Pa... Eh Love Kita! Noel Agustin
1994 Ang Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko Silahis
1993 Deo Dador: Berdugo ng Munti Caloy
Harvest International Films
Patapon Police Sergeant
EDL Productions
Hulihin: Probinsyanong Mandurukot Carnapper
Regal Films
1991 Kapitan Jaylo: Batas sa Batas Kid
Omega Releasing Organization
Contreras Gang Tony
Moviestars Production
Maging Sino Ka Man Alex
1990 Shake, Rattle & Roll II Tanda
Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija Alex
RRJ Productions
1989 Handa Na ang Hukay Mo, Calida Sgt. Delgado
Abot Hanggang Sukdulan Rocky
1988 Chinatown: Sa Kuko ng Dragon
Four-N Films
Wake Up, Little Susie Hermogenes Macatayog
1987 Jack and Jill Baldo / Betty
Jack en Poy: Hale-Hale Hoy! Anton
Kapitan Pablo Berting
RNB Films
1986 Captain Barbell Atong
Batang Quiapo Tikboy
Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Louie
Laban Kung Laban Cebu Town Mayor
Vikings Films
1985 Anak ng Tondo Johnny
Four-N Films
1984 Ang Padrino Jake
FPJ Productions
Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday Charlie
Lovingly Yours, Helen Alex
BSH Films
Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? Phil
1978 Mga Mata ni Anghelita Truck Driver
Larry Santiago Productions
1977 Mga Bilanggong Birhen David
PERA Films Inc.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award(s) Critics Works Result
2013 31st Luna Awards Best Supporting Actor Bwakaw Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Rez Cortez finds abandoned baby". Manila Standard. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  2. ^ Almo, Nerisa (16 July 2009). "Rez Cortez admits being a stage father to daughter Cai Cortez". Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  3. ^ Lo, Ricky (8 August 2020). "Ka Tunying & Gerry Baja find new home in dzRH". Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  4. ^ Carvajal, Dolly Anne (23 March 2020). "Boots on the most rewarding, challenging thing about being an industry leader". Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Ricardo Cepeda confident of new Actors Guild leadership". Tempo - The Nation's Fastest Growing Newspaper. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ Escala, Jimi (22 January 2017). "Imelda Papin, bagong presidente ng actors' guild". (in Tagalog). Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  7. ^ Santos Jr, Reynaldo (24 June 2013). "Star-studded gov't: More celebs win in 2013 polls". Rappler. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  8. ^ Biong, Ian (17 June 2020). "Rez Cortez disproves death hoax: 'I'm alive and kicking'". Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Mother's Love in 'Balintataw'". Manila Standard. Standard Publications, Inc. 2 December 1987. p. 10. Retrieved 2 May 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Bwakaw: Toronto Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

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