16+ Famous Filipino Actors You Should Definitely Check Out

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Talent and good looks? Filipino actors have them both. Prepare yourself! Here’s a list of top Filipino actors that will surely take your breath away.

The Philippines is home to talented actors that are recognized both locally and internationally. Thanks to social media and the internet, we get to know more about them and watch their achievements.

In this blog, we will learn about different Filipino actors that are known in the Philippines and across the world.

Young Filipino Actors

David Licauco

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David is undoubtedly one of the most trending Filipino actors nowadays because of his breakthrough role “Fidel” in the television series “Maria Clara at Ibarra” in GMA. His love team with Barbie Forteza known as “FiLay” (Fidel and Klay) sparks the interest of many fans. Aside from being a television actor, he is also an entrepreneur who owns various food businesses.

Joshua Garcia

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If you love watching TikTok videos, it’s impossible not to hear or watch anything from Joshua Garcia. He is a good-looking and talented Filipino actor, model, and dancer. He started acting professionally in 2015, after being a contestant on the reality show Pinoy Big Brother: All In. One of his notable roles is in the movie Vince and Kath and James.

Daniel Padilla

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The next is the one and only Supremo (Supreme Idol) himself, Daniel Padilla. He is called the “Supreme Idol” because of his charm, charisma, acting skills, and singing skills. Daniel Padilla is an actor and singer from the Philippines. One of his notable shows/films is entitled The Hows of Us.

James Reid

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He is a world-class actor and singer, singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, and record label executive who was born in the Philippines to his Filipino mother and grew up in Australia. He was the Big Winner of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 in the early 2010s. He played the lead role in the movie Diary ng Panget (Diary of a Teenage Girl). One of the most trending hit from James Reid is the song u & i with the Victoria’s Secret Angel Kelsey Meritt.

Enrique Gil

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Enrique Gil is an actor, model, and extremely good dancer. He is born in Cebu, Philippines and his Filipino parents are Enrique Gil Sr. and Bambi Gil. Enrique Gil’s acting career began in 2008. He has appeared in various films and television shows such as Mula Sa Puso, and Princes and I.

Other Young Actors

  • Seth Fedelin
  • Juancho Trivinio
  • Kyle Echarri
  • Ronnie Alonte
  • Jak Roberto
  • Ken Chan
  • Miguel Tan Felix
  • Derrick Monasterio
  • Iñigo Pascual
  • Andre Parras
  • Migo Adecer
  • Kristofer Martin
  • Jeric Gonzales
  • Jake Vargas
  • Albie Casiño
  • Marco Gumabao

All-Time Filipino Actors And Leading Men

Piolo Pascual

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A great actor, model, singer, and producer, Piolo Pascual is truly a gem of the Philippine entertainment industry. Starring in films like Starting Over Again and The Breakup Playlist, he is one of the country’s greatest actors and heartthrobs.

Dennis Trillo

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He is GMA Network’s “Drama King.” His latest portrayal of the role as Crisostomo Ibarra/Simoun in the TV series Maria Clara at Ibarra is remarkable and well-applauded.

Richard Gutierrez

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He is known as the Prince of Philippine Movies and TV or the Superhero Heartthrob of the Philippines. Known for his roles in Mulawin, Captain Barbell, and more, he is truly an exceptional actor.

Dingdong Dantes

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Dingdong Dantes is a Filipino actor and film producer. He is known as the “Kapuso Primetime King,” and has played many notable characters both in TV series and films like playing “Sergio” in Marimar.

John Llyod Cruz

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John Lloyd Cruz is an actor, model, and sometimes TV host. He is best-known role as “Popoy” in the hit movie One More Chance and A Second Chance is truly something that would never be forgotten.

Sam Milby

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Sam Milby is a Filipino-American actor, musician, guitarist, model, recording artist, and businessman. He is indeed one of the greatest actors of his generation. His films like Halik and The Prenup showed his great acting skills.

All-Time Actors And Leading Men

  • Jericho Rosales
  • Coco Martin
  • Derek Ramsay
  • Paulo Avelino
  • Adrian Alandy
  • Carlo Aquino
  • JM de Guzman
  • JC de vera
  • Ken Alfonso
  • Jason Abalos
  • Roco Nacino
  • Rodjun Cruz
  • Rayver Cruz
  • Aljur Abrenica
  • Jake Cuenca
  • Zanjoe Marudo
  • Marvin Agustin
  • Diether Ocampo
  • Dominique Roque
  • Gerald Anderson
  • Xian Lim
  • Enchong Dee
  • Matteo Guidicelli
  • Matt Evans
  • Baron Geisler
  • Ryan Eigenmann
  • Sid Lucero
  • Archie Alemania
  • Neil Ryan Sese
  • Jeffrey Quizon
  • Felix Roco
  • Joross Gamboa
  • Paolo Ballesteros
  • Christian Bables

Veteran Actors

John Arcilla

With his magnificent and top-notched portrayal of Heneral Luna, a biographical drama film about a Filipino hero General Antonio Luna.

Christopher De Leon

Christopher De Leon is one of the highly-respected veteran actors in the Philippines. Since the early 1970s, he has been in more than 120 movies. He is known as the “King of Philippine Drama.”

Mon Confiado

Mon Confiado is a Filipino actor, who has been in both mainstream and indie movies. He has been nominated for and won a lot of acting awards around the world and in his own country.

Filipino Actors In Hollywood

There are lots of Filipino actresses and actresses with Filipino roots that are known around the world like the first Asian actress to win a Tony Award, Lea Salonga, a Filipino actress, Dolly de Leon, an American-Asian actress, and Vanessa Hudgens. There are also Filipinas that won the best actress awards so, let’s discover some Filipino actors with Filipino roots. They’ve been turning heads and winning international recognition in Hollywood thanks to their acting prowess.

Jacob Batalon

Remember Ned from the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie “Spider-Man”? Well, he is a Filipino. In fact, there’s a scene in the latest “Spider-Man” movie where Ned’s grandmother spoke in Filipino.

Dave Bautista

Another Filipino pride in Hollywood is Dave Bautista. He is a Filipino American actor known in the industry for his role in film and television shows such as playing Drax in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and of course in WWE.

Veteran Actors

  • Eddie Garcia
  • Fernando Poe Jr.
  • Robin Padilla
  • Ceasar Montano
  • Albert Martinez
  • Phillip Salvador
  • Ronaldo Valdez
  • Pen Medina
  • Ronnie Lazaro
  • Bembol Roco
  • Leo Martinez
  • Roi Vinzon
  • Aga Muhlach
  • Gabby Concepcion
  • Richard Gomez
  • Zoren Legaspi
  • Ian Veneracion
  • Lou Veloso

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  1. Glad to see so many of my grandniece’s people in entertainment. “I did get to see the “Sunday” movie, with Lou Diamond Phillips. Right now, some of the members of the community are suffering from lies about Asians. Some of the elders are getting treated bad re: stupid comments about the pandemic. I had hoped the stupid stuff that was said during WWII, about Asians, was something the younger generations would only know from history books. My family has, besides my grandniece, Koreans, Japanese, and ancient Jomon who mixed with my Cherokee ancestors. Asians came to the Americas before the Europeans. My DNA also includes Mongolians and Chinese. We’re all cousins or we wouldn’t be human.

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