|Kapanganakan||Oktubre 12, 1928
|Kamatayan||Pebrero 9, 1992 (edad 63)
|Mga taon ng kasiglahan||1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s|
Apeng Daldal is an actor in the Philippines. Most of the movies he made were from Sampaguita Pictures - one of those, is Magic Bilao with Rosemarie from 1965. He made a number of songs during his prime, such as "Hoy Mamang Kaminero" which became famous during the latter part of the 1960s.
Born on October 12, 1928 in San Luis, Pampanga, Apeng (Serafin Gabriel in real life) spent his early years in Manila working as a “cargador” (manual laborer) in Divisoria. Apeng, skinny and thin-reed, didn’t stay long with his job. He joined several circus shows and performed acrobatic acts in town fiestas. He quit after suffering nasty cuts and broken limbs in his body.
A funny person in real life, he entered vaudeville and stage shows in the late 40s and 50s doing comedy skits in the Opera House. With Mar Lopez and Bebing Santos, they formed a trio they called “Top Three,” then Opera’s top drawer. From vaudeville and stage shows, he ventured into television. He was discovered by Johnny Wilson and had his first TV appearance in “The Big Show,” with Cris De Vera.
He soon entered the movie world appearing in supporting roles --- his first movie appearance- Libis ng Baryo (1964) with Susan Roces, followed by Bandong Pugante (1964) with Eddie Rodriguez, Babaeng Kidlat (1964) with Dolphy, before being given a major role in 1965 in Sampaguita Pictures’ Magic Bilao and Walis ni Tengteng, both smash hits. His first starring role was Maskulado (1965). There’s no stopping Apeng from here on. He did Mistiko Meets Mamaw, Tatlong Mabilis, Tatlong Mabilis sa Hongkong, Pogi Dozen, Baticobra at Flying Salakot, among others.
Talented as ever, Apeng also wrote scripts for 70s TV shows like Ayos Lang, Pare Ko on Channel 9 (with Nova Villa and Rod Navarro); The Nida-Lita Show on Channel 9 (with Nida Blanca and Lita Gutierrrez); Barok-an Subdivision on Channel 13 (with Yoyo Villame). He can be heard in the radio during the afternoon and evening timeslots. He was a mainstay in several successful TV shows, among them Trio Los Bobos in the 70s and Cafeteria Aroma in the 8os.
Apeng died of emphysema on February 9, 1992 at the age of 64, after battling the disease for years. He was survived by his wife, the former Elma Modesto and their eight children.
- 1965 - Magic Bilao
- 1968 - "Pandanggo ng Aswang"
- 1968 - "Hoy Mamang Kaminero"