Since September 2015, Kapamilya show “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” has been the undisputed teleserye in Philippine television. It became the avenue for former action stars to showcase once again their unending fist fights and butt-kicking scenes that are rarely seen in TV or in big screen.
In another point of view, the teleserye also served as medium or channel to give projects for previous action actors who needed to remind the public who they were before the new age of genre arised.
LionhearTV made a list of former action stars who appeared on the hit-teleserye of Philippine Primetime King, Coco Martin.
Coco Martin finally had a chance to work with his idol, Cesar Montano. Montano played Hector, a former SAF commander who eventually went against the government after his wife died.
Christopher de Leon
The 59-year-old de Leon joined “Ang Probinsyano” along with Anne Curtis. He played Mike Alonzo, a businessman who also ventures into gun smuggling.
The 51-year-old veteran kontrabida joined the series last September as a corrupt congressman who supports illegal drug trade in his province. He was also responsible for a series of bombings, which killed many.
The 66-year-old actor joined the series as Fernan, a veteran hitman and kidnapper who almost killed Maja Salvador’s character in an encounter.
The 52-year-old actor played Cardo’s father, who was assassinated by the mafia leader after he found out about their illegal trades.
The 41-year old actor played Victor as the leader of ‘Budol-budol’ gang.
The 41-year old actor made his TV comeback via “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” as police officer.
The veteran actor played George Hernandez, a criminal and a hold-upper who famously fought with lead character Cardo’s twin brother, Ador (also played by Coco Martin) on top of a moving Philippine National Railways train.
The 42-year old actor played Gener, who became a friend of Coco Martin.
The former action-star joined the teleserye earlier this year.
After portraying the main antagonist in rival network hit teleserye, “Encantadia,” John joined the teleserye a month after.
Is it really nostalgic to see these former action stars taking intense fight scenes again? These men obviously added viewers’s excitement in watching the number one teleserye in Philippine TV.