Dennis Trillo

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Dennis Trillo
Born Dennis Trillo
(1981-05-12) May 12, 1981 (age 33)
Quezon City, Philippines
Alma mater Miriam College
Occupation Actor, singer, fashion 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 and fashion model. His film debut was in Aishite Imasu (Mahal Kita) 1941. He is currently[when?] an artist of GMA Network. In 2006, he won three Best Actor trophies[which?].

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.After a year , he guested in the Puso ni Dok and have a controversial drama series Hiram Na Alaala. He also guested at the Kris TV in ABS-CBN. His new movie The Janitor coming this October 8, 2014 at Star Cinema.

Personal life[edit]

Trillo was born to Florita Florencio Ho (née Trillo), a Filipino and Abelardo Leslie Ho, a Chinese Filipino from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. 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]


Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2015 Magpakailanman: PO2 Ephraim Mejia Story 'Bok' GMA Network
2014 Hiram Na Alaala Ivan Legaspi
Sa Puso ni Dok Dennis
2013 My Husband's Lover Enrico "Eric" Del Mundo
2012 Temptation Of Wife Marcel Salcedo
Biritera Andrei Marcelino
Legacy Young Cesar
2011 Sinner or Saint Raul Marcelo
Maestra Martin Ortega
Dwarfina Lyndon Valencia
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Danny Evangelista
Endless Love Andrew Tantoco
Sine Novela: Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak Levi Ramiro
2009 StarStruck V Himself/host
Darna Pancho Macaspac
Adik Sa'Yo Raphael Domingo
Sugat ng Kahapon Sonny
2008 Gagambino Gabino "Bino" Bayani/Gagambino
Sine Novela: Magdusa Ka Rodolfo "Rod" Henson
2007 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Blue Zaido/Gallian Magdalion
Sine Novela: Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap Stan Illustre
Super Twins Eliseo Castro & Eliazar Vergara
2006 Now and Forever: Dangal Adrian Villanueva
Majika Argo
2005 Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia Raquim
Now And Forever: Agos Danilo Cortez
Darna Efren/Lalaking Ahas
2004 Mulawin Gabriel
2003 Twin Hearts Glenn Saraga
2002 Kahit Kailan Eboy
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Jojo ABS-CBN
2000 Pangako Sa ’Yo Ruel

Drama anthology[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2011 Spooky Nights: Kalaro Chris GMA Network
2010 Love Bug Presents: The Last Romance Hero
2008 Dear Friend Edison
E.S.P. Jared
2007 Magpakailanman Guest role
2004 Love to Love (Season 3): Kissing Beauty Alfred
2001 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Songbook ABS-CBN
2000–2001 Wansapanataym Various
Maalaala Mo Kaya Various

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2013–present Sunday All Stars Himself/Performer/Co-host GMA Network
2010–2013 Party Pilipinas Himself/Performer/Co-host
2006–2010 SOP Rules Himself/Performer/Co-host


Year Title Role Network
2014 Kris TV Guest ABS-CBN
2011 Mind Master Guest host GMA Network
2005 Voltes V (Tagalog dubbed) Steve Armstrong (voice only) Hero


Year Title Role Production Company"
2014 Shake, Rattle & Roll XV Henry
2012 Shake, Rattle & Roll 14 Master Sgt. Martin Barrientos
Boy Pick-Up: The Movie Gabbs/Bagwis
2011 Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Derek
My Neighbor's Wife Aaron
Temptation Island Antonio
2010 Rosario[12] Alberto Fernandez
2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Daniel Chan
Astig Ariel
Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie Yaya's neighbor (cameo)
Tarot Miguel
2008 Mag-ingat Ka Sa...Kulam Paul
I.T.A.L.Y. Paolo
2007 Shake, Rattle & Roll 9 Jerome
2006 TxT Alex
Pamahiin Noah
2005 Blue Moon Kyle Pineda
Mulawin: The Movie Gabriel
2004 Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita Ignacio Basa/Inya Marasigan
Mano Po 3: My Love Sigmond Dee
Luv Text 2 Lito


Year Album Label
2006 Dennis Trillo[13] IndiMusic, Universal Records

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