The Filipino people are very proud of their cinema, and rightly so, since their first moving picture show in 1987 in Manila, the people of the Philippines have built up an enviable film and television industry. Below are some of the hottest Filipino male actors in the business today, handsome and talented and all respected by their peers, and admired by their fans.
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10. Richard Gutierrez
Richard Gutierrez works as an actors, model and television host, and is known as one of the top filipino heart throbs in the country, and some refer to him as the Prince of Philippine Movies and Television. Richard proudly holds a black belt in Karate and is involved in Mixed Martial Arts. He sees himself as a global citizen, and supports Greenpeace Southeast Asia. Richard Kristian Guiterrez was born on January 21, 1984 in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A. and currently lives in the Phillippines. His father is Eddie Guiterrez, actor and former Philippine cinema idol, and actress Annabelle Rama. He has worked in such popular TV and Film roles such as “Click”, “Mulawin”, “Makapiling Kang Muli”, “Patient X”. In 2016 he starred in “Ang Panday” fulfilling multiple roles: Flavio/Miguel/Juro/Panday.
9. Xian Lim
Xian Lim was born Alexander Xian Lim on July 12, 1989 in San Francisco, California, born to Chinese Filipino parents, who then moved to Manila when he was 6 months of age. While in college, he studied at the University of East in Manila as a basketball varsity scholar. He has a keen interest in music, and released 2 studio albums, “So It’s You”, and “XL2”. He is famous as a vocalist, actor and model, and received 4 ASAP Pop Viewer’s Choice Awards. His most well known roles are as Andy in “My Binondo Girl” and playing as Rocco in “Bride for Rent”. His film, “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?” with his offscreen partner, Kim Chiu, was a box office smash, and added to his popularity with film going fans. He currently has 2 films for 2017, “Xian-Coleen Movie” and “Corpus Delicti”.
8. Paulo Avelino
In 2006 Paulo Avelino caught the eye of the public on the GMA reality show, StarStruck. Paulo is a Filipino actor and model who rose to fame playing the role of Nathan Montenegro in “Walang Hanggan” (2012). Paulo Avelino was born on May 13, 1988 in Baguio City, Benguet, Phillipines to Roberto Puigcerver Avelino and Jennilyn Lingbanan. He became truly serious about his craft as an actor in 2011, when he decided to move to ABS-CBN, in order to have more opportunities to leave his comfort zone as an actor, and to tackle more challenging roles. His 2012 pop genre EP, “Paul Avelino” was certified Gold by PARI. For 2017, Paulo Avelino has two films ready, “Count Dracula” and “I’m Drunk, I Love You”.
7. Jericho Rosales
Jericho Vibar Rosales was born on September 22, 1979 in Quezon City, Phillippines, and is an actor, vocalist and songwriter. Jericho Rosales is an avid surfer and enjoys photography. His breakthrough in the industry occurred after winning the Mr. Pogi contest in “Eat Bulaga”. “Eat Bulaga” is Philippines longest running afternoon television show, and Mr. Pogi is a contest where attractive men via for the title of “Mr. Pogi”. After exploring some roles, Rosales found his way to fame playing opposite Kristine Hermosa in “Pangako Sa Yo”. As a result of their success, Rosales and Hermosa paired together in productions such as “Forevermore” (2002) and “Ngayong Nandito Ka” (2003) , and the 2009 legal drama, “Dahil May Isang Ikaw”. His latest project was the 2016 comedy film, “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: Forever is Not Enough”.
6. Tom Rodriguez
Tom Rodriguez saw stardom after appearing on the ABS-CBN 2009 reality show, “Pinoy Big Grother, Double Up”. Subsequently, Tom Rodriguez began to get his feet wet in the entertainment industry and scores fame playing Jeff Macavinta on “Be Careful With My Heart”, and Umberto in “Temptation Island” and hosting 2014’s GMA show, “Don’t Lose the Money”. He speaks fluent Tagalog, English and Waray-Waray. He was born Bartolome Alberto Mott on October 1, 1987 in Subic Bay, Zambales, Phillippines, and works as an actor, television host and vocalist. He has an extensive filmography for both television and film roles, including the 2011 remake of “Temptation Island”, “My Driver Sweet Lover”, “My Husbands Lover”.
5. Daniel Matsunaga
Daniel Matsunaga is a model, actor, and soccer player with the Kaya Football Club as a midfielder. He is best known for his work on the reality show, “Misibis Bay” and “Pinoy Big Brother”. Daniel Kenji Matsunaga was forn on November 28, 1988 in Brasilia Brazil, to a Japanese father and Brazilian mother. His foray into the world of entertainment began as a model for Cosmopolitan Philippines “Cosmo Men”, after which he secured a role on the hit series, “The Last Prince”. His latest role was in the 2016 show, “Be My Lady”, as Philip Oliviera.
4. Dingdong Dantes
Jose Sixto Gonzalez Dantes III was born on August 2, 1980 in Quezon City, Philippines. He works as an actor, director, television presenter, model, vocalist, entrepreneur and politician. His life in the spotlight began when he was 2 years old, working as a child model for print advertisements and commercials. His first role was in “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, and at the age of 17 secured his first lead role in “T.G.I.S.” In 2007 he was listed as one of the top bachelors in Cosmo magazine, and listed by E! Entertainment Network as among the top 5 Sexiest Men in the World. He married Marian Rivera in 2014 and they have one child, Maria Letizia.
3. Vhong Navarro
Vhong Navarro is a multi talented performer best known for his work in the boy band, “Streetboys” and in “Toda Max”, and his ads for Sprite and Blu Tab. Other accomplishments of note include hosting the show, “It’s Showtime”, starring in “George and Cecil”, and “100 Days of Heaven”. He currently works as a comedian, and has called himself the “Filipino version of Jim Carrey”, actor, dancer and vocalist. Born Fredinand Hipolito Navarro on January 4, 1977 in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines, and has 2 sons. His latest film project is playing Keifer in 2017’s “Mang Kepweng Returns”, which is a comedy about a man, Keifer, who goes from living a normal life, to experiences strange occurrences, such as ghosts and spirits.
2. Coco Martin
Award winning actor Coco Martin was honored with the nickname of “Prince of Philippine Indie Films” by his adoring public. Some of the roles he has made famous are: “Tayong Dalawa” (2009) , “Minsan Lang” (2011), and Walang Hanggan” (2012). Rodel Pacheco Nacianceno was born on November 1, 1981 in Santa Cruz, Manila Philippines. He works as an actor, stuntman, and model, as well as endorcing products. Being athletically inclined led him to work not only as a stuntman in the industry, but also take on lead roles in action films, such as the 2015 film, “Beauty and the Bestie”. He is currently using his action abilities in the series, “FBJ’s: Ang Probinsyano” where he plays twins, Ador and Cardo, two police officers who must deal with a variety of cases and issues.
1. John Lloyd Cruz
John Lloyd Cruz secured his fan base with television shows such as “It Might Be You” (2003), “Maging Sino Ka Man” (2006), and “Imortal” (2010). John’s career began when he was discovered by a talent scout working for ABS-CBN, who subsequently placed him on the show, “Star Magic”, after which he took on roles in a variety of television and film projects. He is also an endorser for such brands as Nescafe, Libresse and Smart Talk N Text. John Lloyd Espidol Cruz was born on June 24, 1983 in Pasay City, Philippines. He is currently working on the 2017 film, “La Luna Sangre” playing the part of Mateo Rodriguiz.
If you are not familiar with these names of the most hottest male Filipino actors, we suggest you take some time to look into the film and television culture offered by this country. The films are intelligent, daring, fun and embracing. The men on this list will no doubt continue to entertain their fans for many years to come.