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Vic Sotto

Marvic Castelo Sotto (born April 28, 1954), also known as Vic Sotto, is a Filipino actor, comedian, and film producer working for GMA Network and stars on noon-time variety show Eat Bulaga. He is known all throughout the industry as Bossing. He has won three consecutive titles for Philippine Box Office King (2004, 2005, and 2006).

Early life

Vic Sotto was born April 28, 1954 in Manila. Belonging to a family with 3 older brothers, Val (an actor), former Filipino Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III (actor/politician) and Maru. Vic studied in Colegio de San Juan de Letran for grade school and high school. He attended De La Salle College (now known as De La Salle University-Manila) but eventually dropped out of school to focus on his career.

He originally entered show business in his late teenage years as a singer and composer.

As a musician

Sotto started his career as a folk singer and guitarist. He then joined his brothers Tito, Val in a gag show "OK Lang" under IBC TV Network. During these years, the talented Vic Sotto is also the lead vocalist of the disco funk band VST & Company. Producing songs like "Ipagpatawad Mo", "Awitin Mo at Isasayaw Ko", “Rock, Baby, Rock" with his lifetime friend Joey de Leon.

TVJ

He then joined his brothers Tito, Val in a gag show back in the early 1970s “OK Lang” under IBC 13. This is where he met another comedian Joey De Leon. Joey became a co-host of about to be axed weekly variety show Discorama (GMA Network) and eventually invited the brothers to join him. The trio of Tito, Vic and Joey (TVJ) was born. Vic is the V of the trio. They were casted with more shows like Iskul Bukol and Eat Bulaga!, TVJ: Television's Jesters, Rock and Roll 2000 and countless movies.

Controversy

In 1982, Sotto along with Joey de Leon and Richie D'Horsie were accused of gang raping actress Pepsi Paloma. The case was settled out of court and the trio made a public apology to Paloma. Paloma later committed suicide by hanging herself in 1985. Latest evidence has proven that the raping of actress Pepsi Paloma did not occur.

Filmography

  • Iskul Bukol: 20 years After (upcoming MMFF 2008) w/ Tito Sotto and Joey de Leon
  • Dobol Trobol (2008) Dolphy & Riza Santos
  • Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka Fairy Ko... The Beginning of the Legend  — Enteng (2007)
  • Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay Ka Fairy Ko... The Legend Goes On and On and On) - Enteng (2006)
  • Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy ko... The Legend Continues (2005) - Enteng
  • Ispiritista: Itay, may moomoo! (2005) with Jose Manalo & BJ "Tolits" Forbes
  • Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka fairy, The Legend (2004) - Enteng Kabisote with Kristine Hermosa
  • Fantastic Man (2003) - Fredo/Fantasic Man with Ara Mina
  • Lastikman (2003) - Larry/Lastikman with Donita Rose
  • Bakit ba ganyan? (Ewan ko nga ba, Darling) (2000) - Ricky with Dina Bonnevie, Ai-Ai de las Alas & Bernard Palanca
  • Basta't Ikaw, Nangingining Pa (1999) - Enteng with Rosanna Roces
  • D'Sisters: Nuns of the Above (1999) - Victor with Michael V.
  • Biyudo si daddy, Biyuda si mommy (1997) - Victor with Coney Reyes, Jericho Rosales, Julia Clarete & Patrick Garcia
  • Enteng & Mokong (1997) - Enteng with Janno Gibbs & Maricel Laxa
  • Lab en kisses (1997) - Labrador with Larry Silva, Vina Morales & Yoyong Martirez
  • Enteng and the Shaolin Kid (1996) with co-stars Charito Solis, Jacky Shin & Larry Silva
  • Hindi pa tapos ang labada, Darling! (1994) - Victorio with Dina Bonnevie, Paolo Contis, Antoinette Taus
  • Tunay na magkaibigan (1994) with Phillip Salvador
  • My Funny Valentine - with co-stars Kris Aquino and Ruben Rustia
  • Okey ka, fairy ko! II (1992) - Enteng Kabisote with Charito Solis, Alice Dixon and Jinky Oda
  • Okey ka, fairy ko! (1991) - Enteng Kabisote
  • Onyong Majikero (1991) - Onyong
  • Iputok mo... dadapa ako!!! (1990) with Francis Magalona
  • Samson & Goliath (1990) with Rene Requiestas and Nova Villa
  • I Have 3 Eggs (1990)
  • Kabayo kids (1990) - Nanding/Green Mango
  • Ganda babae, gandang lalake (1990)
  • Crocodile Jones: The Son of Indiana Dundee (1990) - Crocodile Jones
  • Twist: Ako si ikaw, ikaw si ako (1990) with Alma Moreno, Aiza Seguerra & Jaime Fabrigas
  • Hotdog (1990) - Jose
  • Gawa na ang balang para sa akin (1989)
  • Si Malakas at si Maganda (1989) - Oyo/Malakas with co-star Alice Dixon
  • Smith & Wesson (1988) with Joey de Leon
  • Good morning, titser (1988) with Coney Reyes & Aiza Seguerra
  • Shoot That Ball (1987)
  • Super wan, tu, tri (1986) - as Gaspar with Tito Sotto, Joey de Leon and Ian de Leon
  • Ready, Aim, Fire (1986)
  • Working Boys (1986) with co-stars Herbert Bautista, Rio Locsin, Dindo Fernando & Jimmy Santos
  • Ma'a May We Go Out (1985) with Niño Muhlach, JC Bonin, Ramon Christopher Guttierrez
  • Mama Said, Papa Said, I Love You (1985)
  • Doctor, Doctor We Are Sick (1985) with co-stars Vilma Santos, Joey de Leon, & Francis Magalona
  • Ride on Baby (1985) with co-stars Maricel Soriano & Dina Bonnevie
  • Naku ha! (1984) - Toribio
  • Give Me Five (1984) - Michael with Pops Fernandez, German Moreno, Lani Mercado, Jaypee de Guzman
  • Goodah (1984)
  • Ano ba yan 2 - Victor with Michael V., Francis Magalona, Sunshine Cruz, Shirley Fuentes, Jennifer Mendoza, Romy Diaz & Bing Angeles
  • Ano ba yan? - with Ogie Alcasid, Michael V., Shirley Fuentes, Jennifer Mendoza & Francis Magalona
  • Magtoning muna tayo (1981) with Debraliz Valasote, Soxie Topacio, Lily Miraflor, Evelyn Vargas
  • Palpak Connections (1981)
  • Age Doesn't Matter (1981) with Maricel Soriano, Dina Bonnevie and Snooky Serna
  • Iskul Bukol (1980) - Vic Ungasis
  • Boy Anghel: Utak Pulburon — Boy Anghel
  • Forward March
  • Horsey, horsey, tigidig, tigidig — Eddie with Maricel Soriano and Gary Valenciano
  • I Have Three Hands
  • Once Upon a Time in Manila with Cynthia Luster
  • Sam & Miguel (Your basura, no problema) - Sam with co-stars Rio Diaz, Christine Jacob
  • Rock Baby Rock [1979] with co-stars Vilma Santos, Rollie Quizon, Leah Navarro, Ritchie Reyes

TV shows

  • Fulhaus (GMA Network) - (2007) - Ful
  • Eat Bulaga (RPN-9, 1979-1989), (ABS-CBN 2, 1989-1995), (GMA Network, 1995-present) - as Bossing, Pareng Vic
  • Sa Iyong Paglisan: Eat Bulaga Holy Week Special (GMA Network) (2007) (TV)
  • Daddy Di Do Du (GMA Network) (2001-2007) - Kul
  • A Telefantastic Christmas: The GMA All-Star Special (GMA Network) (2005) (TV)
  • Perfect: Eat Bulaga Holy Week Special (GMA Network) (2005) (TV)
  • Korek na Korek ka Dyan (GMA Network) (2001) - as pareng Vic
  • 1 for 3 - (GMA Network) (1997) - Gene
  • Mixed Nuts! (Numero Unong Terrific Show) (GMA Network) (1994-1997) - as Vic
  • Rock n' Roll 2000 (ABC-5) (1992) - as himself
  • TVJ on 5 (ABC-5) (1992) (TeleVision's Jesters on 5) - as himself and as William Shockner
  • TVJ (TeleVision's Jesters) (IBC-13) (1989) - as himself and as Ernie Barong (spoof of Ernie Baron)
  • Coney Reyes On Camera (IBC-13) - Guest Appearance in a Drama Anthology
  • Okay Ka, Fairy Ko! (IBC-13, 1987-1989), (ABS-CBN 2, 1989-1995), (GMA Network, 1996-1997) - Enteng Kabisote
  • Two Plus Two (BBC 2)(1982) - with Dina Bonnevie, Chichay, Maricel Soriano and William Martinez
  • Lucky Stars (RPN 9) (1980) - as himself
  • Ok Lang (IBC-13) (1978) - as himself
  • Iskul Bukol (IBC-13) (1977 - 1990) - Vic Ungasis
  • Friends (GTV-4 "now NBN 4") (1977) - Himself
  • Student Canteen (GMA Network) (1977) - Himself
  • Discorama (GMA Network) (1975) - Himself

Personal life

Sotto is the father of young actors Oyo Boy Sotto (born 1984) and Danica Sotto (born 1982) with his first wife Dina Bonnevie. He has two other children: Vico with Coney Reyes, and Paulina with Angela Luz.

He is currently in a relationship with fellow celebrity Pia Guanio.

Awards

  • Three-time Box-Office King in Guillermo Mendoza's Entertainment Awards
  • Winner, Best Actor in a Comedy Series - PMPC Star Awards for Television (1986, 1989, 1996, 2001, & 2002)
  • Winner, Best Male Variety Show Host - PMPC Star Awards for Television (1989, 1992, 2000, & 2002)
    • Eat Bulaga
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (for TVJ) - PMPC Star Awards for Television 2000

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