Dennis Trillo

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Dennis Trillo
Born Abelardo Dennis Florencio Trillo Ho
(1981-05-12) May 12, 1981 (age 32)
Quezon City, Philippines
Alma mater Miriam College
Occupation Actor, singer, model, TV host
Years active 2000–present
Children 1 son

Abelardo Dennis Florencio Trillo Ho[1] (born May 12, 1981), more widely known as Dennis Trillo, is a Filipino award-winning actor, singer, model and television host. His film debut was in Aishite Imasu (Mahal Kita) 1941. He is currently an artist of GMA Network. In 2006, he won three Best Actor trophies.

He is perhaps known for his role as Eric del Mundo in the gay-themed series My Husband's Lover, currently aired on GMA Network.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Trillo's career in entertainment started in 2000 at ABS-CBN,[3] when he was introduced in the 10th batch of ABS-CBN's Star Circle (now known as Star Magic). He was seen in the television soap operas Pangako Sayo and Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan where he played the confidante of one of the lead stars.

He transferred to GMA Network wherein he became one of its contract stars. He was cast in several television outings like Kahit Kailan, Twin Hearts and Love to Love.

In 2004, he became one of the lead stars in the "telefantasya" (fantasy-themed TV series) Mulawin. He made his film debut in Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita, where he portrayed a cross-dressing spy for the Hukbalahap during the advent of the Japanese invasion in World War II. For Aishite Imasu, he received several awards and citations including Best Supporting Actor from the 30th Metro Manila Film Festival and Best Actor trophies from the Film Academy of the Philippines, the PMPC Star Awards for Movies, and the Young Critics Circle. He was also included in the third installment of Mano Po.

In 2005, Trillo was part of the TV adaptation of the Mars Ravelo comic, Darna, where he played the love interest of both the titular super-heroine as well as her archenemy Valentina. He was later part of the drama anthology Now and Forever: Agos. That same year, he reprised his role for Mulawin: The Movie, and was also in the film Blue Moon. He also won Best Actor trophies that year.

Trillo was again cast as a lead in Etheria, where he portrayed the Sapirian prince, Raquim. Midway through the series, GMA Network management announced that Trillo would be pulled out of Etheria to once again star in Majika, another fantasy-themed television series, but Trillo was allowed to complete Etheria.

Aside from his television show, Trillo also starred in the horror-suspense film Pamahiin. GMA also included him as a co-host for the network's noontime show SOP where he also plays drums as part of the show's Starband. He made a "Lenten Presentation" in GMA-7 entitled Unico Hijo which he played the role of Agnes, son of a well-known politician in their province who is gay, and has AIDS.

In 2007, Trillo starred in the Regal film Kulam. On August 21, 2007, he started taping for GMA-7's "fantaserye" Zaido.[4]

On April 27, 2008, five thousand spectators viewed the "Battle of Mactan" play, with Trillo playing Ferdinand Magellan at the Mactan, Cebu Shrine.[5]

On May 12, 2008, Trillo joined an afternoon soap, Pablo Gomez's Magdusa Ka.

In late 2008, Trillo starred in Gagambino where he played the main character. The series ended in early 2009.[6][7][8][9]

In 2009, after Gagambino, he starred in the comedy Adik Sa'Yo and as Pancho in Darna. Trillo replaced Dingdong Dantes as one of the hosts of StarStruck V.[10]

In 2010, Trillo began co-hosting the GMA variety show, Party Pilipinas. He also appeared in Sine Novela Presents: Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak. In 2011, he appeared in the GMA fantaserye, Dwarfina.

After playing lead role in the Philippine adaptation of Temptation Of Wife, Trillo is now involved in the controversial drama series My Husband's Lover which received positive reviews from critics.

Personal life[edit]

Trillo was born to Florita Florencio Ho (née Trillo), a Filipino and Abelardo Leslie Ho, a Chinese Filipino. Trillo finished his high school at The Philippine Women's University - Jose Abad Santos Memorial School in Quezon City and spent his grade school years (grades 1–7) at the Ateneo De Manila University. He has a B.A. in International Studies from Miriam College.

Trillo has a son with Carlene Aguilar born in September 2007.[11]


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2004 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita[12] Won

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