Eddie Garcia

Eddie Garcia

Profile

Native Name: Eduardo V. García
Also Known As: Manoy
Nationality: Filipino
Gender: Male
Born: May 2, 1929
Age: 89
Eduardo Verchez García, professionally known as Eddie García, is a Filipino film actor and director. Born to Antonio García and Vicenta Verchez on May 2, 1929 in Sorsogon, Sorsogon, he served with the Philippine Scouts right after World War II and was stationed as a military policeman in Okinawa, Japan before joining show business. Best known for portraying villain roles, and his trademark humorous lines mostly in action or comedy films.

He is the most awarded person in the long history of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards. He garnered 6 Best Supporting Actor wins, 5 Best Actor wins and 5 Best Director wins, 3 Hall of Fame Awards and 1 Lifetime Achievement Award. He was awarded his first FAMAS Award in 1957 and his last FAMAS, a Hall of Fame for Best Actor, in 2003.

As of March 2011, he has appeared in approximately 400 movies and TV shows.