Bernardo Bernardo is a versatile Filipino actor with a solid theater training from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic arts under a British Council Grant and the University of California with a Master of Arts Degree. His popularity zoomed with his portrayal of Steve Carpio in one of ABS-CBN’s longest running sitcoms “Home Along da Riles”, opposite the Comedy King, Dolphy.
“Siya ‘yung inspiration namin during the shoot. Literally, ‘pag nakasalang siya sa eksena, tumitigil kami lahat. Pinapanood namin siya. Parang acting class lagi siya. Master class. Pati ‘yung mga crew, tumitigil. ‘O, si Bernardo Bernardo na!’ Manonood silang lahat. Ganun kalakas ‘yung impact niya sa shooting. He’s such a powerful performer. Napaka-charismatic niyang tao. When he’s acting, nahahatak niya lahat.” – Lav Diaz (Director, Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis)
“(Bernardo’s)…virtuosity is astonishing… interpret(s) a song with such soul, such emotional intelligence and with the kind of command that directors dream of.” – Peter DuBois (Artistic Producer: New York’s Joseph Papp PUBLIC THEATER and director of THE LONG SEASON)
“ISHMAEL BERNAL’S MANILA BY NIGHT is the most shocking, the most daring, and the most mind-boggling Filipino film I’ve ever seen…It is Bernardo Bernardo who easily stands out, lending conviction to his role as the gay designer and delivering an unforgettably trenchant performance filled with much vitality and passion.” – Mario Bautista (Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino)