Film Director, Actor, Screenwriter, Television Director
Al Tantay (born January 1, 1956) is a Filipino film actor, comedian, writer, and director and the former husband of Rio Locsin. He was discovered by Joey Gosiengfiao and was launched through the Regal Films movie, Iskandalo (Scandals), starring Lorna Tolentino in July 1979. In 1987 he played his first villain role to Rudy Fernandez in the action film Humanda Ka, Ikaw Ang Susunod (You Get Ready, You Are Next).
On television, Tantay became a regular actor in the sitcom,"Duplex" playing neighbor to Ading Fernando and Marissa Delgado. He also join the "Goin Bananas" group with Christopher de Leon, Jay Ilagan, Johnny Delagdo and Edgar Mortiz.
When he did VH Films' "Gamitin Mo Ako" in 1985 under National Artist Ishmael Bernal and sharing stellar billing with Miss Rita Gomez and newbie Stella "Pinky" Suarez, he fell in love with the former.
As a film director, he has directed several comedy films such as Mana-Mana, Tiba-Tiba, S2pid Love and A.B. Normal College.