Philippine Veteran Actors/Actresses (acted in 100+ movies and/or TV series)

Short list of veteran Filipino actors/actresses who have acted in 100 or more movies/TV show series.

NOTE: This list is based solely on IMDB's database, which may not be complete.
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1.
“ Actor (576 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

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2.
“ Actor (473 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Action films
Popular Roles: Main antagonist

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3.
Max Alvarado
Born to Gonzalo Teodosio and Maria Maximo in Feb 19, 1929, Gavino Maximo Teodosio entered Filipino cinema when it was reaching its so-called "Golden Age." Using the screen name "Max Alvarado" for dramatic appeal, he played his first bit role in Halik sa Banila (1948) and his first starring role in Alias Chain Gang (1967)...
“ Actor (352 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Action films
Popular Roles: Antagonist

--- ” - james_tabang
 
4.
“ Actor (319 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
5.
Anita Linda
Actress, Tayong dalawa
Alice started as a theater extra when she did 'High School,' with no dialogue, then 'Biyernes sa Quiapo' with Jaime de la Rosa as her leading man, then 'Aksesorya,' with Leopoldo Salcedo. Avellana gave her the screen name "Anita Linda" and cast her in Tiya Juana, her first film at LVN Pictures...
“ Actress (310 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Drama films
Popular Roles: Supporting actress; usually taking the role of mother or a grandmother

--- ” - james_tabang
 
6.
“ Actor (278 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Action films
Popular Roles: Antagonist

--- ” - james_tabang
 
7.
Perla Bautista
Perla Bautista was born in Feb 18, 1940, in Manila, the fifth of eight children of Vicente Bautista and Carmen Marcial. She finished secondary education at the Torres High School and enrolled in Commerce at the Lyceum of the Philippines. At 17, Ms Bautista took on bit parts until she was formally introduced in Eddie Junior Detective (1958)...
“ Actress (270 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Roles: Drama films
Popular Roles: Supporting character; usually taking the role of a grandmother

--- ” - james_tabang
 
8.
“ Actor (269 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
9.
“ Actor (268 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Action films
Popular Roles: Main antagonist

--- ” - james_tabang
 
10.
“ Actor (258 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Action films
Popular Roles: Supporting character; antagonist

--- ” - james_tabang
 
11.
Gloria Romero
Gloria Galla was born in 1933 in Denver Colorado, to a hardworking Filipino, Pedro Galla, and an American woman, Mary Borrego. Her elementary education was spent in Mabini Elementary School and she graduated from Riverview High School in Mabini, Pangasinan. She married actor Juancho Gutierrez after they met during a movie...
“ Actress (257 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Roles: Drama films
Popular Roles: Grandmother

--- ” - james_tabang
 
12.
“ Actor (253 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
13.
“ Actor (248 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
14.
Bella Flores
Bella Flores was born Remedios Papa Dancel in Sta Cruz, Manila. Her parents are Emilia Papa and Matias Dancel. She married Nestor Reyes, a detective police officer, with whom she has one child, Ruby Rose Arcilla, who lives presently in Las Vegas, U.S.A. Bella studied at the Cecilio Apostol Elementary School and Arellano High School...
“ Actress (247 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Roles: [influential/cruel] elderly woman

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15.
Dolphy
Actor, Rosario
“ Real Name: Rodolfo Vera Quizon

Actor (240 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Comedy films

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16.
Lucita Soriano
She was born on 23 February 1941 in Taguig to Eugenio Adriano and Elvira Jamon Soriano. She spent her early years in Pateros. She completed her high school at the Rizal High School. She studied at University of the East (UE) but her busy shooting schedule prevented her from finishing her degree. It was always her dream to become a movie star...
“ Actress (229 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
17.
“ Actor (227 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Roles: Supporting character; usually taking the role of an influential/respectable man

--- ” - james_tabang
 
18.
Vilma Santos
Actress, In My Life
Rosa Vilma Santos started as a child actress at the age of 9 in Trudis liit. The same movie that gave her first FAMAS best child actress award. She was married to Eduardo Manzano, with whom she has a son named Luis Philip. The birth of her son gave more success to her movie career; the reason why she calls him "Lucky"...
“ Actress (222 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Drama films

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19.
“ Actor (218 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
20.
“ Actor (210 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014) ” - james_tabang
 
21.
Nida Blanca
Dorothy Acueza Jones was born Jan 6 1936, the only child of Inocencia Acueza and American national John William Jones II. She finished high school at the Adamson University and took up Pre-law at the University of Sto Tomas (UST). She has a daughter, Kay Torres, by estranged husband Victorino Torres...
“ Actress (206 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Drama films
Popular Roles: Mother/Grandmother

--- ” - james_tabang
 
22.
“ Actor (203 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
23.
Leopoldo Salcedo
Leopoldo Salcedo ("Pol" or "Poldo"to his family and close friends) was born in Cavite Puerto (now Cavite City ) on 13 March, 1912 to Juan Salcedo y Mayobre and Basilia Red Ganal. He was the 2nd child and had 5 siblings, Magdalena (the eldest who later became a nun and took the name Sor Agustina), Virginia (a former businesswoman now living in New York)...
“ Actor (203 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
24.
“ Actor (200 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Action films
Popular Roles: Antagonist

--- ” - james_tabang
 
25.
“ Actor (198 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
26.
Fernando Poe Jr.
The young Poe, only 16 years old, had dropped out of second year high (the farthest he got in school) to work as messenger for a film exchange at php18 a week,. Some friends of his at Everlasting Studio thought of him during a scene where a knife had to hit on a tree. Knives are usually wired for such...
“ Actor (198 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Action films

--- ” - james_tabang
 
27.
“ Actress (197 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
28.
Eddie Gutierrez
The son of Mary Pickett, an American, and Antonio Gutierrez, Eduardo was born in January 6, 1942 in Manila. He studied at San Beda College and finished high school at San Sebastian College. He took up a course in Commerce at Letran College. He married actress Annabelle Rama, with whom he has six children...
“ Actor (196 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Action films
Popular Roles: Antagonist

--- ” - james_tabang
 
29.
“ Actress (192 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
30.
“ Actress (191 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Drama films
Popular Roles: Grandmother

--- ” - james_tabang
 
31.
Nora Aunor
Actress, Little Nanay
She was born Nora Villamayor to a large and poor family in Iriga City, Camarines Sur. At the age of five, she was selling water at the railroad station. The family lived in a nipa house with only one gasera to provide light, and sometimes Nora went to school barefoot. But then, tinseltown beckoned. She began to make movies...
“ Actress (191 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Popular Genres: Drama films

--- ” - james_tabang
 
32.
“ Actress (191 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
33.
“ Actor (189 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
34.
“ Actress (185 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
35.
“ Actress (185 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
36.
“ Actress (184 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
37.
“ Actor (181 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
38.
“ Actor (179 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
39.
“ Actor (178 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
40.
“ Actor (176 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
41.
“ Actor (175 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
42.
“ Actor (172 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
43.
Gina Pareño
Actress, Tayong dalawa
Geraldine Acthley was born in 1950 to Patricia Dory Ocura of Bacolod, a ticket taker at the Mayfair Theater in Avenida, Manila, and to Bouffard Acthley, a German-American who didn't stay long after Geraldine's birth. Geraldine grew up in the rough neighborhood of Gagalangin, Tondo, accompanying her mother to work...
“ Actress (171 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
44.
“ Actor (169 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
45.
“ Actress (169 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
46.
Gina Alajar
Actress, Amaya
Regina Alatiit was born as the eldest child, on June 28, 1959, to Bernardino Alatiit of Roxas City and Angelica Liguid of Cavite. She attended elementary school at the P. Burgos Elementary School and, after high school, took a one-year course on Tourism and Travel at the Centro Escolar University. She...
“ Actress (166 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
47.
Lito Anzures
Angelito Castro Anzures was born to Felix Anzures and Juliana Castro in 1927. He studied at the Marcelo H. del Pilar Elementary School and finished his secondary education at Bulacan Academy, Bulacan. Using his nickname "Lito" for films, he first appeared in Halik Sa Bandila (1948), followed by Sigaw ng Digmaan (1963)...
“ Actor (164 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
48.
“ Actor (163 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
49.
“ Actor (163 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
50.
“ Actor (162 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
51.
“ Actor (161 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
52.
“ Actor (161 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
53.
“ Actor (161 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
54.
“ Actor (160 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
55.
Joel Torre
Studied at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City,Philippines.
“ Actor (159 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
56.
“ Actor (159 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

Former President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada

--- ” - james_tabang
 
57.
“ Actor (158 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
58.
“ Actor (157 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
59.
“ Actress (156 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
60.
“ Actress (155 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
61.
“ Actress (155 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
62.
“ Actor (155 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
63.
“ Actress (150 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
64.
“ Actor (150 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
65.
“ Actor (150 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
66.
“ Actress (149 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
67.
“ Actor (148 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
68.
“ Actor (148 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
69.
Mon Confiado
Actor, Amaya
Mon Confiado is a Filipino Actor who has appeared in over 300 local films and more than 700 TV appearances and guestings since 1993. He won the Best Supporting Actor Award in the prestigious FAMAS (Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences) in 2008, equally regarded as the Academy Award of America in the film of National Artist for Film...
“ Actor (146 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
70.
“ Actress (144 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
71.
“ Actor (144 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
72.
“ Actor (142 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
73.
“ Actor (141 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
74.
“ Actor (141 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
75.
“ Actor (139 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
76.
“ Actress (138 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
77.
“ Actress (138 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
78.
“ Actress (138 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
79.
“ Actor (138 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
80.
“ Actor (137 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
81.
“ Actor (136 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
82.
Jun Aristorenas
Before his foray into cinema, Jun Aristorenas used to do sing-and-dance routines onstage. In 1960 he toured the Asia-Pacific and Las Vegas as part of a vaudeville troupe. Aristorenas had a walk-on part in Sampaguita Pictures' Lupang Kayumanggi (1955); after which, he became a bit player in Kulang Sa Pito...
“ Actor (135 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

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83.
“ Actress (135 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
84.
“ Actor (135 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
85.
“ Actress (133 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
86.
“ Actor (132 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
87.
“ Actor (132 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
88.
“ Actor (130 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
89.
“ Actor (130 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
90.
“ Actor (129 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
91.
“ Actress (129 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
92.
“ Actor (129 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
93.
“ Actress (129 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
94.
Lorna Tolentino
Lorna's parents were Eloisa Perez and Amado Aluquin. Her birth name was Lorna Perez Aluquin. She attended the elementary grades at St Anthony School where she also finished high school She took up a Bachelor of Arts course at St Paul College in Quezon City, and also at the University of Sto Tomas and Maryknoll College...
“ Actress (127 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
95.
“ Actress (127 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
96.
“ Actor (126 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
97.
Lito Lapid
Actor, Lapu-Lapu
Manuel "Lito" Mercado Lapid , popularly known as Lito Lapid, is a Filipino actor, politician and Senator of the Republic of the Philippines. Born on October 25, 1955 in Porac, Pampanga, he was the fifth of nine children by Jose Lapid and Eleuteria Mercado. He completed his elementary education at Porac Central School in 1968...
“ Actor (125 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

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98.
“ Actor (123 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
99.
“ Actress (123 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang
 
100.
“ Actor (123 titles)
(Based on IMDb database; as of October 27, 2014)

--- ” - james_tabang