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Dolphy (born Rodolfo 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.

He was raised by his parents Melencio Espinosa Quizon, a Chinese Filipino, and Salud de la Rosa Vera. 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 Actor Award) in Brussels, Belgium for playing Walterina Markova in the movie Markova: Comfort Gay.

He currently appears in a 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.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphy

7 comments

  1. oahugirl  

    August 30, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Oh my god! Dolphy has 18 kids! What are you trying to do? Are you trying to become like "Binladen?" Or are you competing with him?! That's grossssss!!!!!

  2. Anonymous  

    October 31, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    huling nakita ko si dolphy ung mukha nya....bukol bukol sa sobrang tanda.

    paano pa kaya ang itsura nya pag bagong gising.....hehehehe

    zsa zsa gumising ka!

  3. Anonymous  

    November 6, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Sa tuwing nakikita ko si Dolphy, gusto kong ipagsigawan kung gaano siya kahusay hindi lang sa showbiz pati na rin ang kanyang pagkatao. Avid fan lang ako pero siya na 'ata ang mentor ko sa maraming bagay. I just wished that dear Lord would extend his life more and keep him happy for the rest of his life. More power to him!

  4. Rose  

    November 6, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    May God bless you and your love ones. All the best to you.....

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    December 6, 2009 at 11:53 PM

    dolphy is the best man who ever lived..

  6. Anonymous  

    July 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    NAKIRAMAY PO AKO SA NAIWAN N DOLPHY..HANGA AKO SAU AT MARAMING K NPSAYANG TAO...AT ISA NA PO AKO...BYEBYE IDOL...GOD BLESS....:( FOREVER EVER MY IDOL.

  7. Anonymous  

    July 10, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Condolences to zsa zsa and family ni dolphy.... May you rest in peace....

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