- Made his television debut with the show Pwedeng-Pwede.
- Is one of the actors who does his own stunts; has been injured many times because of this, the worst injuries coming from a fire accident while shooting for Miss na Miss Kita: Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum 2 (1992), which left scars on his arms and abdomen.
- Converted to Islam and adopted the name Abdul Aziz.
- Opened a school for Muslim children, Liwanag ng Kapayapaan (light of peace) Foundation School, in Quezon City.
- Donated 2.5 million Philippine pesos to Muay Thai Association of the Philippines. He is currently the chairman of the association.
- Has been an anti-malaria advocate since 2004.