Chinggoy Alonzo was a Filipino actor in theater, movies, and television in the Philippines. He was nominated for FAMAS Award Best Supporting Actor in Ikaw Naman Ang Iiyak (1996). His son Ralion Alonzo is also a Filipino actor now working in Hongkong Disneyland playing multiple role in Disney Revue and lead actor in Mulan, and his son Shark Alonzo, a stage actor who played as Troy Bolton in High School Musical (2006) at Ateneo’s Gonzaga Fine Arts Building.
He has been active in the theater since the 1960s as an actor and stage director, including work with repertory group The Company of Players.
He appeared in movies like Dito Sa Pitong Gatang (1992) starring Fernando Poe, Jr., Nanette Medved, Sana Pag-ibig Na (1998) which he played as respected professor, husband of Nida Blanca and father of Gerald Madrid, with Angel Aquino, Linlang (1999) starring Pops Fernandez, Richard Gomez, Joyce Jimenez. He played as Don Ramon, the father of Dingdong Dantes in the television series Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (2002) starring Tanya Garcia. He played the father of Iza Calzado in GMA Films Moments Of Love. Recently, he played as the role of Hernando in GMA Network’s prime time historical epic series Indio which stars Bong Revilla.
Veteran actor Chinggoy Alonso passed away last Sunday, October 15. He was 67 years old.
According to his manager, Shirley Kwan, Alonso died at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Chinese General Hospital in Manila due to colon cancer.
Kwan said arrangements are being finalized for the actor’s wake at the Garden of the Divine Word in Christ the King in Quezon City.
A distinguished theater actor since the ’60s, Alonso was also part of many films and teleseryes. His recent projects include the ABS-CBN shows “Sana Bukas Pa ang Kahapon” and “Wildflower,” and the movies “Etiquette for Mistresses” and “The Healing.”
A product of the University of the Philippines, Alonso joined the international group of the UP Concert Chorus and appeared in many concerts and musicals here and abroad.
Theater aficionados also remember his portrayals of Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music,” Don Quixote in “Man of La Mancha,” and Professor Higgins in “My Fair Lady.”