- Was nicknamed Gabby because of his talkative nature.
- First appeared in an ad for Close-up in 1980.
- Won the Gawad Urian Best Actor Award for Narito ang Puso Ko (1993).
- Took a break from acting, living and working in the United States from 1995 to 2008.
- Worked as a purchasing agent with Fisher Development, a division of clothing retailer GAP after his MBA.
- Started working as a licensed realtor for Prudential California Realty in Stockton, California after clearing the California State Licensure Examination for Brokers in 2003.
- Made his comeback in 2008, appearing in an episode of the television series Maalaala Mo Kaya: Taxi.