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Dolphy

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Dolphy (born Rodolfo Vera Quizon on July 25, 1928 in Pampanga though raised in Tondo, Manila), is a comedian actor in the Philippines. Better known as the Philippine's "King of Comedy", his career has spanned for more than 5 decades. He used the screen names Golay and Pidol under Sampaguita Pictures.

Biography

He was raised by his parents Melencio Espinosa Quizon, a Chinese Filipino, and Salud de la Rosa Vera, a Spanish Filipino, and both of them are Kapampangans. He is currently living with his domestic partner Zsa Zsa Padilla. He has 18 children by five different women.

He started as a struggling performer onstage during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. The late Fernando Poe, Sr. gave him his first break as a character actor. His comic talents became well known in the films, Jack en Jill and Facifica Falayfay. Soon, he made many comedy films, alongside fellow comedians, Pugo, Tugo, Babalu, Panchito, Ike Lozada and German Moreno. In 1966, as part of the comedy duo Dolphy and Panchito, he opened for the Beatles at Rizal Stadium in Manila. Even though their show was in Tagalog, Paul McCartney has said he was amused by their act.

He is best known for his character John Puruntong in the comedy sitcom John En Marsha with Nida Blanca. The series lasted for 17 years and ended in 1990.

After John En Marsha, he returned on TV to play Kevin Kosme (a play on the name of actor Kevin Costner) in the sitcom Home Along da Riles, of ABS-CBN, which was reinvented into Home Along da Airport.

In 2001, Dolphy and his sons Eric and Jeffrey Quizon all won the Prix de la Meilleure Interpretation (the equivalent of a Best Actress Award) in Brussels, Belgium for playing Walterina Markova in the movie Comfort Gay.

He formerly appears in a defunct ABS-CBN comedy show called John En Shirley which is a spin-off of John En Marsha with Maricel Soriano the only returning cast member from the show.

Book and foundation

On July 23, 2008, Dolphy celebrated his 80th birthday, with launching of a book, “Dolphy, Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-isa.” ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio summed up his role as comedian: “Nagbigay siya ng mga ngiti at halakhak sa gitna ng mga problema.” Bibeth Orteza was commissioned to complete the biography, amid the creation of "Dolphy Aid Para sa Pinoy Foundation, Inc.", a non-profit and non-stock organization.

Theatre

ABS-CBN honored Dolphy by renaming its Studio 1, to "Dolphy Theatre". Charo Santos-Concio led in its unveiling on July 28, 2008. Kapamilya's “The King of Comedy at 80” was held at the Meralco Theatre on August 3 on Sunday's Best.

Television Shows

  • Buhay Artista (ABS-CBN)
  • Tantarangtang (ABS-CBN)
  • John En Marsha (RPN 9)
  • Gabi Ni Dolphy (RPN 9)
  • Plaza 1899 (RPN 9)
  • Purungtong (RPN 9)
  • Home Along Da Riles (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Home Along Da Airport (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Quizon Avenue (ABS-CBN 2)
  • John En Shirley (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Maalala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Utoy (ABS-CBN 2)

Movies

  • Double Trouble with Vic Sotto (2008)
  • Home Along Da River (2003)
  • Markova: Comfort Gay (2000) .... Walter Dempster Jr./Walterina Markova
  • Daddy O! Baby O! (2000) .... Mario
  • Tataynic (1998)
  • Aringkingking (1997)
  • Da Best in da West 2 (1997)
  • Home Along da Riles The Movie 2 (1997) .... Kevin Kosme
  • Father & Son (1995)
  • Home Sic Home (1995)
  • Wanted: Perfect Father (1994) .... Roy
  • Hataw tatay hataw (1994) .... Marlon
  • Abrakadabra (1994)
  • When Pigs Fly (1993) .... Tarzan

... aka Wenn Schweine fliegen (Germany)

  • Home Along da Riles The Movie (1993) .... Kevin Kosme
  • Buddy en Sol (Sine ito) (1992)
  • Espadang patpat (1990) .... Pidol
  • Og Must Be Crazy (1990) .... Og
  • John and Marsha '90 (1990) .... John
  • My Darling Domestic (The Greytest Iskeyp) (1989)
  • May pulis... may pulis... sa ilalim ng tulay (1989)

... aka May pulis may pulis sa ilalim ng tulay (Philippines: Tagalog title)

  • Balbakwa: The Invisible Man (1989) .... Balbakwa

... aka Balbakwa (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)

  • Enteng, the Dragon (1988) .... Enteng
  • Bakit kinagat ni Adan ang mansanas ni Eba (1988) .... Ambo
  • Action Is Not Missing (1987)
  • Anak ni Facifica Falayfay, Mga (1987) .... Facifica Falayfay
  • Bata batuta (1987)
  • Black Magic (1987)
  • My Bugoy Goes to Congress (1987) .... Bugoy
  • Home Sweet Home (1986)
  • Once Upon a Time (1986) .... Puga
  • The Crazy Professor (1985) .... Prof. Einstein
  • Goatbuster (1985)
  • John and Marsha sa probinsya (1985) .... John

... aka John & Marsha '85 (Philippines: English title)

  • Kalabog en Bosyo Strike Again (1985) .... Kalabog
  • Nang maghalo ang balat sa tinalupan (1984) .... Rudolph
  • Daddy's Little Darlings (1984)
  • Da Best of John & Marsha (1984) .... John
  • Da Best in da West (1984)
  • My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1983)
  • Always in My Heart (1983)
  • Daddy Knows Best (1983)
  • My Juan en only (1982) .... Juan
  • Nang umibig ang gurang (1982)
  • Dancing Masters 2 (Hongkong) (1982)
  • Good Morning, Professor (1982)
  • My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1982)
  • The Quick Brown Fox (1980)

... aka The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Pig (Philippines: English title: long title)

  • Dolphy's Angels (1980) .... Dolphy Angeles
  • Superhand (1980)

... aka Superhand: Shadow of the Dancing Master (Philippines: English title: complete title)

  • John and Marsha 4 (1980) .... John
  • Max en Jess (1979) .... Max
  • Dancing Master (1979) .... Johnny
  • Darna, kuno? (1979) .... Darna Kuno
  • Bugoy (1979) .... Bugoy
  • Jack n' Jill of the Third Kind (1978)
  • Mata ni Angelita, Mga (1978)
  • Tatay kong nanay, Ang (1978) .... Dioscoro Derecho/Coring
  • John and Marsha 3 (1977) .... John
  • Kapten Batuten en his super batuta (1977) .... Kapten Batuten
  • Omeng Satanasia (1977)
  • Taho-ichi (1976)
  • John and Marsha 2 (1976) .... John
  • Kisame Street (1976)
  • Happy Days Are Here Again (1975/I)
  • Kaming matatapang ang apog (1975)
  • Itik-Itik (1974)
  • My Funny Valentine (1974) .... Banjo
  • Sarhento Fofongay, A... ewan (1974) .... Sarhento Fofongay
  • Captain Barbell Boom! (1973) .... Tingting / Captain Barbell

... aka Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell Boom! (Philippines: English title: complete title)

  • Fefita Fofongay (Viuda de Falayfay) (1973) .... Fefita Fofongay
  • Fung Ku (1973)
  • John and Marsha (1973) .... John
  • "John & Marsha" (1973) TV series .... John
  • Hiwaga ng Ibong Adarna, Ang (1972) .... Prinsipe Adolfo

... aka Ibong Adarna (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)

  • Kitang-kita ang ibidensya (1972)
  • Love Pinoy Style (1972)
  • Tulak ng bibig, kabig ng dibdib (1971)
  • Up, Up and Away (1970)

... aka Tayo's Mag — Up, Up and Away (Philippines: English title: long title)

  • Adolphong Hitler (1969)
  • Atorni Agaton: Abogado de kampanilya (1969) .... Atorni Agaton
  • Pacifica Falaypay (1969) .... Pacifica Falaypay
  • Pag-ibig masdan ang ginawa mo (1969)
  • Arista ang aking asawa (1968)
  • Banal, ang ganid, at ang pusakal, Ang (1968)
  • Buhay bombero (1968)
  • Buy One Take One (1968)
  • Dakilang tanga (1968)
  • Family Planning (1968)
  • Good morning titser (1968)
  • Kaming taga bundok (1968)
  • Kaming taga ilog (1968)
  • O kaka, o kaka (1968)
  • Private Ompong and the Sexy Dozen (1968) .... Pvt. Ompong
  • Tiririt ng maya, tiririt ng ibon (1968)
  • Utos ni mayor (1968)
  • Like father, like son: Kung ano ang puno siya ang bunga (1967)
  • Shake-a-Boom! (1967)
  • Together Again (1967)
  • Dalawang kumander sa WAC (1966)
  • Napoleon Doble and the Sexy Six (1966)
  • Pambihirang dalawa (Sa combat) (1966)
  • Alyas Don Juan (1966) .... Agent 1-2-3
  • Doble solo (1966) .... Agent 1-2-3
  • Dolpong Istambul (1966) .... Agent 1-2-3
  • Dolpong Scarface (1966) .... Agent 1-2-3
  • James Batman (1966) .... Batman / James
  • Operation Butterball (1966)
  • Pepe en Pilar (1966) .... Pilar
  • Sungit Conference (1966)
  • Dolpinger: Agent sa lagim (1965)
  • Dolpinger (1965)
  • Dressed to Kill (1965)
  • Dr. Yes (1965) .... Agent 1-2-3
  • Genghis Bond: Agent 1-2-3 (1965)
  • Kulog at kidlat (1965)
  • Utos ni Tale hinde mababale (1965)
  • Captain Barbell (1964) .... Tenteng
  • Adre, ayos na! (ang buto-buto) (1964)
  • King and Queen for a Day (1963)
  • Isinusumpa ko! (1963)
  • Ikaw na ang mag-ako (1963)
  • Manugang ni Drakula, Mga (1963)
  • Tansan vs. Tarsan (1963) .... Tansan
  • The Big Broadcast (1962)
  • Lab na lab kita (1962)
  • Si Lucio at si Miguel (1962)
  • Susanang daldal (1962)
  • Tansan the Mighty (1962) .... Tansan
  • Hami-hanimun (1961)
  • Kandidatong pulpol (1961)
  • Lawiswis kawayan (1961)
  • Operatang sampay bakod (1961)
  • Beatnik (1960)
  • Dobol trobol (1960)
  • Kalabog en Bosyo (1959) .... Kalabog
  • Ipinagbili ko ang aking anak (1959)
  • Isinumpa (1959)
  • Pakiusap (1959)
  • Wedding Bells (1959)
  • Kuwento ni Lola Basyang, Mga (1958) .... Pedro

... aka Mga kwento ni Lola Basyang (Philippines: Tagalog title)

  • Pulot gata (1958)
  • Reyna ng Vicks, Mga (1958)

... aka The Queens of Vicks (Philippines: English title)

  • Silveria (1958)
  • Bituing marikit (1957)
  • Hahabul-habol (1957)
  • Hongkong Holiday (1957)
  • Boksingera daw! (1956)

... aka Boksingera daw! (Philippines: Tagalog title)

  • Chabacano (1956)

... aka Chavacano (Philippines: Tagalog title)

  • Gigolo (1956)
  • Kulang sa pito (1956)
  • Pampanguena (1956)
  • Teresa (1956)
  • Vacacionista (1956)
  • Artista (1955)
  • Balisong (1955)
  • Despatsadora (1955)
  • Hindi basta basta (1955)
  • Hootsy kootsy (1955)
  • Kurdapya (1955)
  • Mambo dyambo (1955)
  • Tatay na si Bondying (1955)
  • Dalagang Ilocana (1954)
  • Jack and Jill (1954) .... Gloria / Gorio

... aka Jack en Jill (Philippines: English title) ... aka Mars Ravelo's Jack and Jill (Philippines: English title: complete title)

  • Maalaala mo kaya (1954)
  • Menor de edad (1954)
  • Sabungera (1954)
  • Sa isang halik mo Pancho (1954)
  • Sa isang sulyap mo Tita (1953)

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