Where Is Stefano Mori?

I’d like to talk about political issues, about social concerns, things of that nature.  Heck, I’d like to work on lyrics translations of Bon Jovi.  Uh… no, not today.

For the past few days, I had a rather unhealthy preoccupation with old showbiz.  My status message in Facebook began with a bad epiphany: if the name “Lindsay Custodio” still rings a bell, you’re probably old.  True enough, some of my friends responded to the affirmative; hey, we all grew up watching Ang TV. That, and having a good memory of the opening tune of Showbiz Lingo.

The highlight of last week’s jolography (so to speak… not of the jumping form) was Stefano Mori, so much so that I actually changed my Plurk display ID from “Marocharim” to “Stefano Maro.”  Yes, Stefano Mori; one-third of JCS.  While you’ll still hear of John Prats and Carlo Aquino today, you’ve probably forgotten about Camille Prats’ love interest in G-Mik.

If you’re willing to admit your age and stop blaming things on cultural milieu, you very well know that Stefano Mori played “Borj,” Camille Prats played “Roni.”  That tandem, for a time, was the backbone of G-Mik. More than that, Stefano Mori was a mainstay in Mula sa Puso (if my memory serves me right, he was the kid brother of Claudine Baretto), and also played a few anak roles in Maalaala Mo Kaya.

So, whatever happened to Stefano Mori?

Unfortunately, I’m not a showbiz blogger, so I can’t get top scoop.  Like you, I have absolutely no idea where Stefano Mori is.  Googling “Stefano Mori” led to some rather futile results.  I did find a Pinoy Exchange thread… but the latest post in that thread is dated March 8, 2005.  I found another Pinoy Exchange thread with the latest post dated November 15, 2003.  That, for all intents and purposes, is four to six years ago; we’ve seen at least three iterations of a John Lloyd Cruz-Bea Alonzo tandem during that span of time.

I was rather amused, with the second thread in particular, since Camille did end up posing in a very mature way.  Tweetums over, folks; they said the same thing for Anne Curtis back in the days of “Magic Temple.”

After half an hour spent looking for Stefano Mori-related information, I’ve come to the conclusion that the guy has become a footnote to a long list of actors who have “disappeared.”  “Laos” is a bit degrading; after all, people stage comebacks all the time to varying degrees of success (like Gabby Concepcion, Cogie Domingo, and Wowie de Guzman, for example).  For some reason, Stefano was just didn’t cut the mustard.  Apparently, he’s now in Italy or Canada or something.  I’m sure he was talented, but I was more inclined to the Rovic-Eds love team than Roni-Borj.

I don’t like to of Stefano in terms of showbiz afterthoughts a’la Red Sternberg, Dranreb Belleza, or Jovit Moya, but… yeah.  I’m sure that a Stefano Mori comeback will be lukewarm at best, but who are we to say what the mood would be?  Maybe those celebrity notebooks, posters, and showbiz centerfolds featuring Stefano Mori will experience a resurgence.  Maybe – just maybe – if Stefano Mori does make his comeback, he’ll be bigger than Piolo Pascual, Richard Guttierez, and take over the helm of Rogelio dela Rosa.  You never know.

I think it was General Douglas MacArthur who said, “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”  For all intents and purposes of paraphrase and/or butchering, old child stars never die.  They just grow up, disappear, and then you wonder what in the hell happened to them.  Like Tom Taus; the novelty of Cedie: Ang Munting Prinsipe wore off when they started selling “Cedie” branded cornick.

Hmmm… should Congress launch an investigation in aid of legislation to find out what happened to Stefano Mori?

89 Replies to “Where Is Stefano Mori?”

  1. It’s really amazing how you could remember all those showbiz trivia. Yes, I remember that there used to be Gimik and the like, but I can’t remember the names of the cast members.

    1. Doc:

      I have too much free time and I was raised in front of a TV set. 😛 Besides, I can’t talk about politics all the time.

      By the way, kasama si John Prats and Angelica Panganiban sa pang-emergency G-Mik.

    2. i can still remember the names of my fave guyz in g-mik..
      stefano as borj ; camille as ronalisa ; angelica as jelai ; carlo as jun2x ; john as yuan and miko samson.

  2. Holy cow, Lindsay Custodio does ring a bell, and thanks to you, the Showbiz Linggo tune will now be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. LOL. Stefano was my favourite from the JCS band. I believe he was still doing a show when I left the Philippines in 2002. This week I did wonder what happened to G-mik cast who went MIA, which was how I got to your blog in the first place. I found Miko Samson’s blog yesterday. He’s in law school now apparently… but Stefano? I remember seeing an interview of John Prats on The Buzz a couple years ago, at the height of the Camille-Angelica fight over Carlo (I know right!), where he said the last thing he heard about Stefano was that he went to Italy. Sounds like they haven’t been in touch…

  3. sa naalala ko lng wala si anne sa magic temple, ’twas anna larucea tsaka yung naalala ko sa role nia sa Mula Sa Puso is, he was the brother (stepbrother) of patrick garcia. Share ko lang..:)

  4. i was looking for red sternberg then i remembered stefano. Aun, nasubaybayan ko kasi ung G-mik mejo mas bata lng ako sa knila pero hindi ko na mxadong mrecall btsa naalala ko lng yayo and william were the parents of roni and yuan and john arcilla was the father of gelai, Carlo was not very wealthy, i think mom nia si Malou de Guzman (dugong) pero dko sure. and sa isang subdivision sila nkatira. Lindsay’s batch nmn, ung ate ko na ang ksabay…pero i think younger din si ate or same age lang..lol

  5. I heard that Stefano Mori is now leaving in Italy. He Didn’t leave showbiz because he became “laos”, he left at the height of his carreer in fact right after “gimik” was disolved as well. Lahat kaming fans nya nagulat sa pagkawala nya. Sana bumalik sya dahil talagang talented sya when it comes to acting.

    1. jhenny : just working with information i have 🙂 stefano is a very talented actor; i also want to know where he is. with enough support he’ll probably come back.

      gimik reunion, anyone?

  6. To answer your question, yes, I think Congress should launch an investigation. It will benefit their constituents (aka the fans), and will put tax money to good use. BTW, if it’s any help, there is a Stefano Umberto Mori on facebook, and his network says Fort Worth/Dallas.

  7. yah .. i saw that also .. ung facebook n stefano umberto mori ..
    i added him nga eh .. but still d p naaaccept …huhu
    but i miz him zo much na

  8. yeah, where the heck are these talents… they are missed.. i remember stefano mori ‘s 1st tv appearance was in “Maalalaa mo kaya” when I first watched that, I keep waiting on his next endeavor’s and suddenly became a fan of his.
    where the heck is he anyways? hope he comes back in showbiz

  9. Stefano was my crush also, way back G-mik time, I remember, I always look forward every saturday, have a class then but I need to rush back home so I won’t miss any episode. Funny. And yeah, where is he now? I know he’s not that super handsome (with his prominent nose haha) but I so liked him.

    And your correct, hope Abs-cbn can check and perhaps ask him to come back, he still have us in case new batches won’t be able to recognize him anymore.

  10. stefano was my crush…(dream lang)hehe.. i mis g-mik… sana bumalik si stefano sa pilipinas….nagulat kaming mga fans nya dahil umalis sya sa pilipinas…hindi naman sya laos…

  11. stefano ang gwapo mo…………bagay talaga kayo ni camille..i mis na talaga g-mik..abs sana ereply ang g-mik nakaka in love kasi e…stefano is very talented actor…..wheeeeeeeee;

  12. i have tape of their 1st album kaso ewan ko kung asan na…the jcs band…cute ng mga songs nila!
    it reminds me of the old days….i so love g-mik way back,,,infact i named my son after YUAn ( john prats) and so TABING ILOG…my favorite then is Badong,hahahah!
    ‘asan na nga sila especially ung mga ang TV kids en teens, like sina victor neri, guila alvarez…

  13. i’ve been really a “borj-roni” addict during the g-mik days..i can still remember those days that i almost cried dahil ngbrown-out ng saturday! wahahaha.. i really miss stefano even though they are all against his “nose” hehe.. i would love seeing him again.and i hope ABS would make a replay of their episodes..please!!

  14. i was also trying to google stefano mori cuz am also a fan way back the old days, there are some friendster accounts that appeared but i bet it wasnt real, also one in facebook but located in dallas..then also this thread came out, wow a lot has been missing him..where are you stefano?

  15. i was in kindergarten (i think?) when g-mik aired, and due to my youth then, i coudn’t recall any of the episodes. haha but yes, i am a fan of the stefano-camille tandem =]

    so yea, stefano also made up a twitter account but he doesn’t update it as much. and base on all the information i’ve gathered he’s definitely in italy.

    i also read a post off of his mom’s fb page on the reason why he left showbiz, as i can recall, t’was about stefano getting involved with fights and getting bullied at school because he was an actor. his parents decided to take him out of showbiz for a short while, however, after a few years abroad, he preferred to stay and not go back, it was something like that.

    last time i heard, his mom’s at boracay, as in right now (jan 2010). she’s with italian friends i think.

    i am not sure about his feb 2010 visit to the philippines, i only saw it on his mom’s fb page. =]

    i hope this information sort of answered some of your questions =]


  16. hi! like you i was just trying (in vain) to find any related articles of stefano mori…well, to be honest, i never really liked him as an actor, and yeah, i liked the rovic-eds tandem better…it serves me a better memory hehe but then just about a while ago i came across a video in youtube about the G-mik cast…
    we still get to see most of them, carlo aquino, john prats, angelika panganiban and camille… only stefano and mico as you have said, “faded”… so i got curious with stefano (mico’s my friend’s friend so i know where he is today eheeh)..he used to be huge…. wonder if he’s ever coming back…..

  17. hi~
    well, in all honesty i was in my 2nd year of college when g-mik started. i can say i’m still a diehard stefcams/ roniborj loveteam.
    but, they then paired camille with danilo and that made me lose interest watching g-mik. i think also, it’s because of that the show ended with not good ratings 🙁
    now it’s been almost 12 years na..and i’m still a fan of them.
    ano kaya itsura ni stefano lately? 🙂

  18. he’s back in RP! hurrhurr.. but i don’t think his had any guestings yet whatsoever.. he’s focusing on his studies daw! i dunno.. go check his twitter @iamstefanomori! stalker much? haha. lol.

  19. you totally forgotten about Anna Larucea- the former tweetum partner of Patrrick Garcia. you could also include old pinoy pornstars bro, they are also interesting to know where they are now. if i’m not mistaken, Richard Kuan, Tofee Calma, Gerald Litton, Christian Vasquez, Aya “papaya” Medel and Klaudia Koronel. i am a big fan of them!

  20. ..hahay agRee ako sa iba,as far as i can remember mga kinder 2 ata ako nun’ nung ng.start ang gmik,pro more on cartoOns kasi ako nung time na yun…pro mnsan nkakasubaybay ako sa show nila. ngaung 4th yr lang ako nkalook back sa 90’s mnsan sa cnema 1…kpag my mga movies na nandun cla ni stefano,michael roy,john prats at ang iba,pnapanoOd ko tlaga d ako ng.papads2rbo…npakasarap tlagang bumalik sa 90’s at mamuhay ng nkikia cla sa TV plagi…hehehe

  21. stefano mori is coming back on showbiz this coming august as one of the cast of a new teleserye in abscbn. watch out!

  22. 4:30 na.. ANG TV NAAAA!! Doo a dee, dee dee dee dam dee dee doo! Haha.. Still remember those days! Asan na nga ba si Stefano Mori?! Si Anna Larrucea (tama spelling?) at paula peralejo din nawawala na..

  23. Super Crush Qoh Tlga Yng C stefano,.. im Just Wondering Lng bkt xa Umaliz ng Pilipinas… Sna Bumlik N xa.. Coz Miz Qoh n tlga xa…

  24. Gosshh!!!_ kkmis tlga ang g-mik!!!!.. Sna Bumalik kna stEf..mIss u na tlaga…. ,,,

    –pti c anna larucea, paula peralejo, mico samson…??bkit wla na cla sa showbiz…miss kna tlaga cla….

    imiss u sTeFcamS!!! Luv U>…..:D

  25. Kaya nga eh,kakamiss ng super si Stef, idol ko pa naman sya nung bata pa ako 🙂 I think sa lahat ng mga movies or show na ginanapan niya G-mik lang yung naabutan ko mga Kindergarten pa ako nun, hahaist ! Parang gusto ko na tuloy maging bata ulit, ang sarap maging bata ulit lahat ng ginagawa mo balewala lang sa mundo, pagnakagawa ka naman ng masama pagpapasensyahan ka lang nila pero ngayun ! Hay! Naku, isang palpak lang sermon agad, so much for that.Hehehe ! Also remeber din yung Abs-Cbn’s Fairy tale show “Hiraya Manawari” naging pare din natin to sa childhood days natin sa lahat ng mga nagkamalay nung dekada 90”.. xD Good old days.

  26. Super excited and super happy ako to share this in this site, I saw Stefano Mori last December malapit sa Rome station with his Mom, i’m sure mother nya iyon though the mom looks a bit of more chinese features than a filipina sya naman ay talagang Italiano. Nagulat ako when i saw him at first dahil familiar ang face nya, then na realized ko my idol..weeeeeeeeeeeeeee….So pogi, so maputi and iyong nose nya na sa Tv screen na parang prominent di pala kasi normal dito iyon sa italy na masyadong matangos..Sayang nasa loob ako ng bus…Friend ko na Mommy nya sa facebook.– They live in Ancona, Italy!

    1. waaahhh swerte mo girl…sana ng upload ka ng picture para makita namin kung gaano na siya ka gwapo ngayon…I mean he does look good before…e kung si carlo aquino nga mas lalong gumuwapo ngayon…siya pa kaya…hehehe

      Thanks for sharing this with us….hehehe sana pwede ko ring e add ang mother niya

  27. Cyanan, you nailed the answer to “Where is stefano Mori” pero definitely this will make the stef fans want to see him all the more. I was thinking uber pangit na nya ngayon kaya ayaw nya magpakita until I read your comment/post. I didn’t like stefano mori “back in the day” ksi i thought he was a bit “bulol” probably due to his being half-italian. I find his acting OA, too. But now I’m as curious as the people here as to where he is now. Pero I like that he chose the right and smart path, i.e., left showbiz, pursued his studies and had a REAL life. Maybe he doesn’t feel the need to come back to showbiz anymore, but I’m hoping magpakita sya kahit sneak peak lang para matigil na kami. 😉

  28. Yeah…gosh i really like your blog…and yes I also did grew up watching ANG TV…lalo na yung movie nila na the ADARNA ADVENTURE, at yung movie na kung saan magkapatid sila ni Camille Prats, Baron Giesler, Paolo Contis, Serena, and Stefano Mori in which ayaw niyang pahawakan ang kanyang buhok….

    Yeah I did miss Stefano Mori and yup Linsay Custodio did ring a bell, together with GIO, GIA, LUIGI Alvarez and other cast….hehehe I was looking for him too and I stumbled into your BLOG…I really like what you wrote…

    I agree that he is also a very talented actor and hope that he would indeed made a comeback in showbiz…mari rin palang naghahanap sa kanya..

  29. wow! 3 years na ang post na ito. come, march 2, ang comment ko above mag-2 years na din 😀
    eto, kasi ang site na #1, when i searched about borj eh. so, how was it? may balita na ba? i’ve tried to add him sa fb, and sana he’ll add me back *wishing*

  30. hi! gawsh! this is so weird! so abs celebrated pratty’s bday with a series of specials and i happened to watch one of those featuring jcs’s nang makilala ka song and it stuck with me. i’m way older than the g-mik barkada. gimik ang tabing-ilog ang kalevel ko. hahaha and like many of you i grew up with the ang tv kids/talent center/star magic actors and actresses. i’m here because i too got curious where stefano mori is. a month ago when i was on a stalker mode with patrick garcia, i ended up checking his mom’s facebook and read some comments from those ang tv kids moms and one of them was stef’s mother lulu. she said that stef is with his father in america right now. that’s all.
    sana nga bumalik siya. tapos si camille pratts balik kapamilya na rin para may g-mik reunion. bongga!
    (just spreading my balik-kapamilya cheerfulness because of patrick garcia. lol)

  31. wow, i suddenly thought of stefano mori while being swamped with work, so i googled him. lo and behold, yung blog na ito yung nangunguna sa search. ayos! lahat ng nabanggit mo tandang-tanda ko pa (certified 90’s kid). Si Tom Taus professional DJ na sa US.

    Oops, ok, enough doze of showbiz, back to work. 😛

  32. Ang alam kong reason dati parang may nakaaway na co-talent si Stefano. Tapos nasuspinde siya. After nung nangyari dun na start nang di niya pagbalik. I’m a HUGE fan ni Stefano Mori back then. Sinusulat ko pa dati sa notebook ko ang story ng GMIK every Saturday. Napanood ko din lahat ng movies at naging tv shows niya. And nagcollect ako ng pictures posters at magazine basta andun siya. May mga Twitter at Facebook account na lumalabas pero di ako bilib na siya talaga yung mga yun. Sana makita ko siya ulit. Stefano Mori fan na fan mo ‘ko talaga dati.

  33. Like you, Stefano Mori just popped-up on my mind just this time. That’s why I yahoo’ed him and this yours is the first article that came up the search engine. I knew and met him personally back in 1996. We were Yamaha (school of music) classmates: he was taking up drums lessons as I was having a voice lesson. But that was it. So, that’s my story about him.

  34. Its sept 6, 2013 na buhayin natin ang blog na to! I’m 28 now and still searching for stefano mori, I miss him so much sana kahit sa instagram lang my account sya kso wala eh, 🙁

  35. I just stalked his parents’ f.b.
    Divorced na parents nya. Also, sa account ng dad nya may mga pic ng newborn child dated nov2011. I wonder if yun ang son nya o half-bro.

  36. I just stalked both his parents’ f.b accounts. They are divorced already. On his dad’s f.b, there’s an album of a newborn child dated nov2011. I wonder if the son nya yun or half-bro ni stefano.
    Wow! 4 years and counting na ang blog na ito. Napahanap kasi ako kay stefano dahil sa ASAP kanina. Nagreunion ang tabing ilog, but g-mik wala. #kapamilya60years

  37. oops! I just posted twice pala, under 2 names: my nick n real.

    Anyway, continuing on with where on earth is borj. I read twitter tL ni @byxspeaks that he has some news about stefano. may picture pa sya ng restaurant nya.
    Sana this means that kahit papaano makita na natin sya.

    Adding up: si tonsi/ @mikosamson is a lawyer na pala.

  38. woe may 30 2014 !! mabuti pa si carlo aquino at angelica panganiban may comeback as a loveteam sa mmk…san na kaya si stefano ? sana maibalik ang stefcams loveteam !! avid fan lng 🙂

  39. O happy new year na.. Lol. Searched stefano mori’s name coz his name came up upon talking about “bombyx mori” and “memento mori”. Ahahaha. Anyway, he had a movie when he was very young, with Lorna T i think.. Anyone here who remembers that? Hihi. His role was a kid from an orphanage.. 🙂

  40. grabe ang tagal na ng blog na to . nabasa ko narin to dati ng bigla kong naalala si stefano. diba xa yung ayaw mag pahawak ng hair lagi.

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