Nisha Rathode (Editor)

Paquito Diaz

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Occupation  actor, director
Role  Actor
Years active  1961–2003
Siblings  Romy Diaz
Relatives  Romy Diaz (brother)
Children  Joko Diaz, Cheska Diaz
Name  Paquito Diaz

Paquito Diaz with mustache while wearing a black t-shirt

Full Name  Francisco Bustillos Diaz
Born  May 28, 1937 (age 73) (1937-05-28) Arayat, PampangaCommonwealth of the Philippines
Resting place  Manila Memorial Park, Paranaque, Philippines
Other names  The King of Kontrabida, The Father of Kontrabida of Blockbuster Hit
Spouse  Nena Gutierrez Diaz (m. ?–2011)
Movies  Batas Ng Lansangan, Mabuting Kaibigan - Masaman, Hindi Pa Tapos Ang Laban, Magnum 357, Kahit Konting Pagtingin
Similar People  Max Alvarado, Lito Lapid, Dolphy
Died  March 3, 2011 (aged 73) Daraga, Albay, Philippines

Veteran actor and fpj s close friend paquito diaz passes away dued to pneumonia

Francisco Bustillos Diaz (May 28, 1937 – March 3, 2011), better known by his screen name Paquito Diaz, was a veteran Filipino actor and movie director. He specialized in action and comedy.


Paquito diaz r i p description edited 03 04 11 part 1

Early life and career

Diaz was born in Arayat, Pampanga, Philippines to his parents Silvino and Maria Diaz also he has eight siblings (Romy Diaz, and Margarita Dailig of Guam). He was famous for his villain roles, either as the main, supporting or comic relief and he was one of the most popular actors in film industry, although he also had the ability to portray protagonist roles, mostly supporting, or comic relief (with his longtime friend, the late Fernando Poe Jr..

Paquito Diaz holding a rifle while wearing a cowboy hat, leather jacket, long sleeves, belt, pants, and brown shoes

Among the memorable non-villain roles he portrayed were in "Walang Matigas Na Tinapay sa Mainit na Kape" and "Ang Dalubhasa" (without his unmoustache) where his late younger brother, Romy played the main villain of the film. Other non-villain appearances include: "Eagle Squad", where he played a dedicated and good police officer alongside Robin Padilla, Current Senator Jinggoy Estrada, Edu Manzano, Ricky Davao, and Monsour del Rosario with Jaime Fabregas as the main antagonist; Bayadra (a parody of Viagra) Brothers alongside Jimmy Santos and the late Berting Labra; He plays his role as Ramon, an office manager in a comedy film "Gawa Na Ang Bala Para Sa Akin" which starring Vic Sotto and the late Panchito Alba with Ruel Vernal as the main antagonist. Estudyante Blues as the father of the character of his son Joko, and Pera O Bayong as Don Juanito Starring Willie Revillame, John Estrada and Randy Santiago with Mark Gil as the right-hand man of his character and the main antagonist of that film.

Paquito Diaz with mustache while wearing a black coat, long sleeves, and necktie

He also appeared in villain roles in comedy films as the main antagonist and also in supporting/non-villain roles that stars mostly Dolphy, Redford White, Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon, Jimmy Santos and the late actors Chiquito, Babalu, Panchito and Rene Requiestas.

A portrait of Paquito Diaz with mustache while wearing a blue polo shirt

Paquito also gained popularity in the '90s where he played title roles in two comedy flicks: "Daddy Goon" (touted as his launching movie) where he was ably supported by Herbert Bautista, Manilyn Reynes, Eddie Gutierrez (villain) and child wonder Aiza Seguerra; and "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" where he shared stellar billing with matinee idol Gabby Concepcion and box-office comedian Rene Requiestas. He also tried his hand in producing a movie in 2002 via "Mga Batang Lansangan... Ngayon" which starred his son Joko Diaz and matinee idol Bobby Andrews.

He suffered from hemorrhagic stroke in 2002 and died last March 3, 2011 due to pneumonia complications.

Personal life

His father was an American citizen of Mexican descent. His brother, Romy Diaz, his wife Nena Diaz with children Joko and Cheska are also actors. Before he became an actor, he was a basketball player with his brother Romy Diaz suited up with the FEU Tamaraws in the early 1960s.


After suffering from hypertension and stroke, which at one time left him comatose, he had to sell the family house and lot including his car. His vision was impaired for the same health reasons. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and sepsis(source:


Paquito Diaz Wikipedia