Sunday, December 16, 2007



Ace VergelAce Vergel (born January 22 1952) is a Filipino actor also known as the "Bad Boy of Philippine Movies". From Ace York, he changed his screen name to Ace Vergel.

He is the son of the popular actress Alicia Vergel and actor Cesar Ramirez, and the brother of Beverly Vergel. He made his first appearance in age three when he did Taong Putik with his parents. The child actor was no-show and he was with his parents during the shooting. At age seven he starred in Anak ng Bulkan where he played the friend of a giant bird in the 1959 film. The movie was led by Fernando Poe Jr. and Edna Luna.

At age eight, Ace had to quit showbiz to concentrate on his studies. He made a comeback in 1977, now as Ace Vergel, as one of the children of his mom Alicia in Inay, directed by Lino Brocka. He got his first big break as a grown actor in the 1978 action-drama Batang City Jail, one of the films in which he played an anti-hero.
In 1983, he was nominated for a FAMAS Best Actor for his role in Pieta, written and directed by Carlo J. Caparas (a.k.a. Komiks King), produced by Vivian Velez who was also the leading lady.

Ace was married to model Maya dela Cuesta from whom he was separated.

He died December 14, 2007 of a heart attack.

For news articles about Ace Vergel go to CelebritiesCorner.


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