Tonton Gutierrez was born as Eduardo Antonio Gutierrez, Jr. on September 1, 1964 in Manila with Eddie Gutierrez as his father who is also an actor and Liza Lorena, an actress as his mother. He is married to Glydel Mercado who is also a former actress. Tonton is a movie and television actor who comes from a family who is in the world of show business. His half brothers Ramon Christopher Gutierrez and Richard and Raymond Gutierrez are also actors and his half sister Ruffa Gutierrez is an actress. Thornton is an American descent on both his paternal and maternal sides.
Among the television shows where Tonton was a cast include Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas, Captain Barbell, Captain Barbell, Jack N’ Jill, Tatlong Nukha ng Pag-Ibig, Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat sa Akin, Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat sa Akin, Kaputol ng Isang Awit, Kaputol ng Isang Awit, Ang Boyfriend Kong Gamol, Kahit Wala Ka Na, Oo Na,Sige Na, Forever, Nananabik Sa Iyong Pagbabalik, Nananabik Sa Iyong Pagbabalik, Sariwang Bulaklak, Tiny Terrestrial: The Three Professors, Jack N’ Jill , Kriselda, Sabik Sa Iyo, Ambisyosa, SPO4 Santiago, Tuloy…Bukas Ang Pinto, Marital Rape, I Will Survive, Forever My Love, Say That You Love Me as among others. He also made numerous television appearances to include Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol, Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin, Juan Dela Cruz, Maalaala Mo Kaya: Shell, Untold Stories Mula Sa Face To Face, May Bukas Pa, Mars Ravelo’s Lastikman, Bituing Walang Ningning, Pilipinas, Game KNB?, Mga Mata Ni Angelita, Etheria, Magpakailanman: The Manny and Pie Calayan Story, Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man, Habang Kapiling Ka, Love to Love: Struck In Love and Pangako Sa ‘Yo.