Remembered for his roles in such late 20th-century and early 21st-century Filipino films as Magnifico, Seduction, and Lastikman: Unang Banat, this screen actor also appeared in episodes of Kung Fu Kids, The Legal Wife, and numerous other television series.
Early in his career, he acted in an episode of the ABS-CBN series Mula sa Puso.
Sadly, he died of liver cancer in his early fifties.
He was born into a family of entertainers: his parents, Rosemarie Gil and Eddie Mesa, were both actors, as were his siblings Cherie and Michael. Several of his children, including
He was often cast opposite Robin Padilla, Rudy Fernandez, and other Filipino action movie stars.