Filipino actor and former basketball player known for his roles in films and television shows like On the Job, Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles, and Girl boy bakla tomboy. He also starred in the popular sitcom Palibhasa Lalake which ran for twelve years.
Prior to beginning his acting career, he played basketball for the Great Taste Coffee Makers from 1981 to 1983. He then joined the team Gilbey's Gin.
A politician as well as an entertainer, he served as mayor of Parañaque from 1995 to 2004.
He was married to actress Alma Moreno from 1992 to 2004. He has seven children, Teresita, Jeremy, Zia, Jowee, Vitto, Charles, and Maria.
His sister, Melanie Marquez, is a well known Filipina actress and model.