Christopher de Leon
- Christopher Strauss de Leon
October 31, 1956 (age 64)
- Politician, Actor, Television Director, Film Producer, Film Director
- Sandy Andolong
- Lilia Dizon, Gil de León
Christopher de Leon (born October 31, 1956) is a Filipino film actor and politician. De Leon appeared on the gag show Going Bananas and has appeared in over 120 films since the early 1970s.
On July 1, 2010, he was sworn into office as the board member of the 2nd district of Batangas.
He studied Fine Arts at the University of the East in Manila. He also studied at The National Teachers College as a highschool student
In the 80's-90's he was part of the all male show Goin' Bananas with veteran actors The late Jay Ilagan and Johnny Delgado and ABS-CBN producer, Edgar Mortiz.
In 2000, he hosted the first Philippine version of the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.
In 2003–2004, he became part of GMA-7 primetime soap/television series ensemble Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw which became successful and continued with Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin. with fellow actors Alice Dixson and Lani Mercado who he both starred in a 1992 film entitled My Other Woman and with Richard Gomez.
In 2005, he became part of the very successful television franchise of Mars Ravelo's Darna as Dr. Zombie.
In 2006, he became part of the very successful primetime soap opera Maging Sino Ka Man with John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo with Sam Milby and Anne Curtis the series also continued after 6 months later with Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik the series ended successfully in March 28, 2008 after airing for 3 years.
Acting and Influences
He has won the FAMAS Best Actor award five times. He appeared in as lead actor in Lino Brocka's Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang and Eddie Romero's Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon? (he won the FAMAS Best Actor awards for both films). He is also one of the only leading man who have worked with successful Award Winning Actress' Mega Star Sharon Cuneta (from 1985-2009), Ex Wife Nora Aunor (from 1977-1988), and Star for All Seasons Actress turned Mayor Vilma Santos.
De Leon' has also influenced today's biggest actors such as co workers such as Top Leading Man John Lloyd Cruz, Coco Martin, Dingdong Dantes, Aga Muhlach, and Richard Gomez.
He is the son of Gil de León and Lilia Dizon.
He is of German Jewish descent from his maternal grandfather. On May 11, 1999, he was given a US Certificate of Citizenship. The U.S. Certificate of Citizenship says that the holder was a U.S. Citizen at birth. His citizenship was passed through his maternal grandfather and his mother.
He is also the husband of actress Sandy Andolong.