- May 02, 1929 (age 91)
- Actor, Film Director
Eddie Garcia (born Eduardo Verchez García on May 2, 1929 in Sorsogon, Philippines) popularly known as Manoy is a Filipino film actor and film director.
Garcia's 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 adopted him as one of their honorary classmates, alongside First Gentleman Mike Arroyo.
Garcia served with the Philippine Scouts during World War II and was stationed as a military policeman in Okinawa, Japan before joining showbusiness.
He is known to play the part 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 lead, main villain, or supporting character.
Garcia 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 also 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.
He has a daughter living in San Diego, CA by the name of Lisa Ortega. Not much are known about his spouse or his family, and he has not rumored to any of his fellow co-stars, Eddie Garcia has been private on his personal affairs, unlike his contemporaries who are known for their various relationships with other women.