For the American football player, see Eddie Garcia (American football).
Eduardo Verchez García (born May 2, 1929) popularly known as Manoy is a Filipino film actor and film director.
He served with the Philippine Scouts during World War II and was stationed as a military policeman in Okinawa, Japan before joining showbusiness.
He was known to play the role of Leandro Montemayor, the fictional Philippine President on the television drama series, Kung Mawawala Ka (If Ever You Were Gone), and gave him his first Best Actor in a Drama Series in the 2002 Star Awards, and is also known for portraying various roles either the main villain or the lead or supporting character. He is also known for his trademark humorous lines which he says mostly in action films or comedy films.
He also played as Lolo Carlos (Grandfather Carlos) in the Filipino-American film, The Debut, the Lolo Sinat (Grandfather Sinat) in the film, Deathrow, and even the villainous Judge Valderama in Kapag Puno Na Ang Salop (If the Ganta is Full) and its two sequels, opposite of Fernando Poe, Jr.
He is the only person in the Philippines to be a Hall of Fame inductee of the FAMAS in three categories: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Director.
He is the only performer in Philippine movie history to win three consecutive FAMAS Awards: Best Supporting Actor Awards for Taga sa Bato (1957), Condenado (1958) and Tanikalang Apoy (1959).
He is the most awarded and nominated person in the long history of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards. He garnered a total of 34 nominations (13 for Best Supporting Actor, 10 for Best Actor and 11 for Best Director). Out of these, he got 6 Best Supporting Actor wins, 5 Best Actor wins and 5 Best Director wins, 3 Hall of Fame Awards, 1 Lifetime Achievement Award and the Fernando Poe, Jr. Memorial Award. He was awarded his first FAMAS Award in 1957 and his last FAMAS, a Hall of Fame for Best Actor, in 2003.
Garcia was First Action Movie of Kahit Iputok mo Walang api (1989) Produced by: Diamond Films Until Last Action Movie Terrorist Hunter (2005) Produced by: Impact Films. He is also the first actor to be inducted in the FAMAS Best Supporting Actor Hall of Fame of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences in 1974.
Since 2013, Garcia is currently a part of ABS-CBN. He first appeared on Juan dela Cruz, and later on Honesto. In 2014, he is part of the cast of Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon.
His family is among the descendants of Spanish Pinaminomons settlers. He is a former member of the Philippine Scouts in Okinawa during World War II. The Philippine Military Academy Marangal (Honorable) Class of 1974 also adopted him as one of their honorary classmates, alongside First Gentleman Mike Arroyo.
He has a daughter living in San Diego, California by the name of Lisa Ortega. Not much are known about his spouse or his family, he was not rumored to be linked to any of his fellow co-stars, Eddie Garcia has been private on his personal affairs, unlike his contemporaries are known for their various relationships with other women.
He is also good friends with fellow veteran actors Dolphy and Fernando Poe Jr. He also witnessed the last moment of FPJ. Earlier that year during the 2004 presidential elections, he and Dolphy were campaigning alongside FPJ.
Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon
Brgy. Chairman Lemuel Galang
Juan dela Cruz
Julian "Lolo Juls"
Aso ni San Roque
Supremo / Police Director Danilo Aragon
Don Romualdo Alcantara
Rod Santiago's The Sisters
Mayor Enrique Zialcita
Jillian: Namamasko Po
Chang Hee Jung
Mang Potpot (Angel of Death)
Pinoy Records Presents: Pinoy Extreme Talent
Pangarap Kong Jackpot
Mars Ravelo's Darna
Carlo J. Capara's Totoy Bato
Don Aguirre Lobregat
Carlo J. Caparas' Joaquin Bordado
Professor Wakan U. Matadtu / Supremo / Datu Makatunaw
Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang
Mars Ravelo's Darna
Narito Ang Puso Ko
Felipe San Victores
Kung Mawawala Ka
President Leandro Montemayor
Kahit ang Mundo'y Magunaw
Huling Patak ng Dugo
Siete Infantes de Lara
Kilabot sa Makiling
May Lamok sa Loob ng Kulambo
May Daga sa Labas ng Lungga
Boy Golden: The Arturo Porcuna Story
Ang Panday 2 ... Amang Daluyong (GMA Films) (2011),
Abakada ina (2001),
Hinukay ko na ang libingan mo (1991),
Kung kasalanan man (1989),
Kung aagawin mo ang lahat sa akin (1987),
Saan nagtatago ang pag-ibig (1987),
Huwag mong itanong kung bakit? (1986),
Magdusa ka (1986),
Palimos ng pag-ibig (1986),
Kailan sasabihing mahal kita (1985),
Friends in Love (1983),
Forgive and Forget (1982),
Cross My Heart (1982),
Sinasamba kita (1982),
P.S. I Love You (1981),
Pinagbuklod ng langit (1969),
Deadline Agosto 13 (1966),
G-2: Taga-usig ng kaaway (1965),
Kalaban ng sindikato (1965),
Historia de un amor (1963),
Awards and Nominations:
List of awards and nominations received by Eddie Garcia