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Dantes at the Eat Bulaga! US press conference, July 2008
|Born||José Sixto Raphael González Dantes III
August 2, 1980
Quezon City, Philippines
|Other names||Dingdong, Dong|
|Occupation||Actor, director, TV host, model, and recording artist|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
José Sixto Raphael González Dantes (born August 2, 1980, Quezon City, Philippines), also known by his nickname Dingdong Dantes, is a Filipino television and film actor, director, presenter, print ads and commercial model, and movie producer. Dantes is currently working as an exclusive talent of GMA Network as of 2013. He manages his own film studio named AgostoDos Pictures.
He is the son of José Sixto Z. Dantes, Jr. and Angeline González Dantes. Dantes began his career as a child model, appearing in a dairy product commercial when he was two years old. Several other commercials followed before he became part of an all-male dance group called Abztract Dancers, with his friend, actor Dino Guevarra, and his cousin, actor, Arthur Solinap. Their group became regulars on Eat Bulaga! and That's Entertainment.
As an actor, his first movie appearance was in Shake, Rattle and Roll V in an episode titled "Anino". After three years, he debuted on GMA Network's youth-oriented T.G.I.S. when he was 17, under the name Raphael Dantes playing the role of Iñaki. He appeared in films like Honey My Love So Sweet and I'm Sorry My Love, and television programmes including Anna Karenina and did a few guesting stints on ABS-CBN such as a F.L.A.M.E.S. episode, a youth-oriented romantic-drama anthology with different love teams and stories that aired from 1996 to 2000.
In 2000, Dantes appeared in the sitcom Super Klenk with Ara Mina.
In 2001, Dantes was paired with actress Tanya García as they top-billed GMA-7's primetime soap opera series Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga. The two headlined in another primetime romance-drama billing in 2003 titled Twin Hearts. Dantes then took on several hosting jobs including beauty pageants such as the prestigious Binibining Pilipinas and GMA Network's reality artist search, StarStruck, a role he retained for a few seasons, and the game show Family Feud before its transfer to Edu Manzano.
Aside from his television stints, Dantes appeared in films including Magkapatid and Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka.
In 2007, Dantes portrayed the lead role Sergio to Marian Rivera's character, Marimar. During the same year, he was named No. 1 Bachelor of 2007 by Cosmopolitan magazine (Philippines). He won the USTV Students’ Choice Award for "Most Popular Actor in a Drama/Mini-series."
On 22 August 2008, Dantes was chosen as one of the "25 Sexiest Men of the World" He holds the title as "The third sexiest man in the World." in the Entertainment Television special. Dantes was the only Filipino in the list and the highest-ranking Asian, placing third.
In 2010, Dantes was scheduled to release You Are To Me Are Everything. He's part of Regine Velásquez and Ogie Alcasid U.S. tour mid May–June. He appeared in the television show Endless Love from 25 June to 15 October 2010.
In 2010, Dantes became a cohost of Party Pilipinas on channel 7. He won the "Best Drama Actor Award" for Stairway To Heaven in the 2010 Star Awards for TV and was nominated for the same category at the 2010 Asian Television Awards.
In 2011, Dantes did a comedy primetime TV series titled I Heart You, Pare! with his leading lady Regine Velasquez. He plays an obnoxious masculine man who falls with a heterosexual female played by Velásquez who, after a chance encounter, will meet again as she plays a drag who tries to run away from the law but both will fall in love unexpectedly. Unfortunately Regine Velásquez left seven weeks before the series came to a close due to her revealed pregnancy to husband Ogie Alcasid. Iza Calzado replaced Velásquez in the series.
He will be part of a Star Cinema suspense film Segunda Mano with Kris Aquino and Angelica Panganiban for the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival. This marks Dantes' first project with rival station and film archive Star Cinema a division of ABS-CBN. This marks his first time to work with Kapamilya stars. He stated that he signed a one-film contract with Star Cinema to do the film and work with Kris Aquino.
He is slated to do a primetime TV series My Beloved which is scheduled to air February 13, 2012.
In June 2012 he was chosen to star in another MMFF Entry for 2012 in the film entry One More Try (film) starring Kapamilya actors Angelica Panganiban and Angel Locsin and Zanjoe Marudo this film is also Dingdong's second film with rival film arm Star Cinema of ABS-CBN and is also a comeback for Ruel S. Bayani after his critically acclaimed successful blockbuster film No Other Woman hit the Box-Office Last Year successfully the film is another adult themed drama and a comeback for then kapuso star Angel Locsin to work with the Kapuso star.
|1996–2002||Anna Karenina||Brix||GMA Network|
|1998||TEXT (The Extreme Team)||Lance|
|2000||GMA Mini-Series: Tuwing Kapiling Ka||Gerald|
|2001–2003||Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga||Carlos Miguel Altamonte|
|2003–2004||Twin Hearts||Adrián Asunción|
|2004||Love to Love: Sweet Exchange||David Saldana|
|2005||Encantadia||Ybarro / Ybrahim|
|2006||Etheria||Ybarro / Ybrahim / Alexus|
|2006||Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas||Ybarro / Ybrahim|
|2007||StarStruck: The Next Level||Himself/Host|
|2009||Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang||Homer Alcaraz|
|2009||Stairway to Heaven||Cholo Fuentabella|
|2010||Endless Love||Johnny Dizon|
|2011||I Heart You, Pare!||Kenneth Castillo|
|Spooky Nights Presents: Bampirella||Alfonso|
|Spooky Nights Presents: Da Mami||Franco|
|Spooky Nights: Ang Mama Kong Mamaw||Bongbong|
|Gandang Gabi Vice||Himself Guest with Kris Aquino||ABS-CBN|
|2012||Protégé: The Battle For The Big Break||Main Host||GMA Network|
|My Beloved||Benjamin "Benjie" Castor/Arlan|
|Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break||Main Host|
|Tweets For My Sweet||Special Guest|
|The Bottomline with Boy Abunda||Himself Guest||ABS-CBN|
|2012-2013||Pahiram Ng Sandali||Alex||GMA Network|
|2013||Celebrity Bluff||Guest Ganggnam|
|1998||T.G.I.X-Mas||Iñaki Torres||GMA Network|
Report Card News and Public Affairs Education Special
|2013||Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel||Johnson||Spring Films, MJM Productions, and Quantum Films|
|She's The One||Wacky||Star Cinema|
|Dance of the Steelbars||Inmate||GMA Films & Portfolio Pictures|
|2012||One More Try||Edward||Star Cinema|
|Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles||Makoy||GMA Films|
|Boy Pick-Up: The Movie||Cameo||GMA Films & Regal Films|
|Kimmy Dora and The Temple of Kiyeme||Johnson||Star Cinema & Spring Films|
|2011||Segunda Mano||Ivan Gálvez||Star Cinema|
|Tween Academy: Class of 2012||Cameo||GMA Films|
|2010||You to Me Are Everything||Raphael Benítez||GMA Films & Regal Films|
|2009||Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme||Johnson||Star Cinema, Spring Films & MJM Productions|
|2008||One True Love||Miguel "Migs" Mijares||GMA Films|
|2005||Moments of Love||Marco||GMA Films|
|Mulawin The Movie||Ybrahim||GMA Films|
|Bahay ni Lola 2||Rupert||Regal Films|
|2004||Spirit of the Glass||Noel||OctoArts Films & Canary Films|
|Annie B.||Fernando||Viva Films|
|Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka||Kevin||Viva Films|
|Akala mo||Eric||Viva Films|
|1999||Kiss Mo 'Ko||Aaron Vincent Nakpil||Viva Films|
|Honey, My Love, So Sweet||Paco||Viva Films|
|1998||I'm Sorry, My Love||Butch||Viva Films|
|1994||Shake Rattle & Roll 5||Elmer||Regal Films|
|1994||Hindi Magbabago||Ritchie||Regal Films|
|1993||Edgardo Gang: Santa Rosa Daang||Ben Santa Rosa|
|1993||Makati Avenue Office Girls||Marco||Regal Films|
|1992||Takbo Talon Tili||German||Seiko Films|
|1987||Forward Match||Small Boy||Regal Films|
|2009||the Dingdong Dantes experience||Universal Records||Platinum Award|
|2013||Movie Writers Welfare Foundation||Gintong Palad Public Service Award Winner with Marian Rivera|
|27th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Reality Competition Host Nomination for Protege: The Battle for the Big Break|
|Gawad Tanglaw Awards||Best Actor Winner for One More Try|
|44th Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Film Actor of the Year Winner for One More Try|
|61st FAMAS Awards||Best Actor Nomination for One More Try|
|10th Golden Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role-Drama Nomination for Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles|
|29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actor of the Year Nomination for One More Try|
|10th Golden Screen TV Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series Nomination for My Beloved|
|10th Golden Screen TV Awards||Outstanding Reality Competition Program Host Winner for Protege|
|2012||38th Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actor Winner for One More Try|
|1st Most Liked Awards 2012||Most Liked Kapuso Drama Actor Winner|
|PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Actor Nomination for My Beloved|
|FAMAS Awards||Best Actor Nomination for Segunda Mano|
|PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actor of the Year Nomination for Segunda Mano|
|Yahoo! OMG Awards||Actor of the Year Nominee|
|2011||37th Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actor Winner for Segunda Mano|
|2010||24th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actor Winner for "Stairway To Heaven"|
|15th Asian Television Awards||Best Actor nomination for Stairway to Heaven|
|2009||Guillermo Memorial Scholarship Award||Phenomenal Loveteam w/ Marián Rivera|
|SOP's Kapuso Tag Awards||Kapuso Male Fave-Artist|
|SOP's Kapuso Tag Awards||Most Kapuso Blopped with Marián Rivera|
|SOP's Kapuso Tag Awards||Most Romantic Kapuso Smooch with Marián Rivera|
|Yes Magazine: Most Powerful in Showbiz||Rank#7|
|2008||Philippines Walk Of Fame||included|
|Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award||Favourite Actor of the Year|
|E! Entertainment Television Hollywood||3rd of the 25 Sexiest Men in the World|
|Yes Magazine Readers Choice Awards||Most Popular Loveteam (with Marián Rivera) and Young Male Superstar Rank No.1|
|56th FAMAS Awards||Best Supporting Actor nomination for Resiklo|
|24th PMPC Award for Movies||Movie Director of the Year nomination for Angels|
|4th USTV Students' Choice Awards||Most Popular Actor in a Drama/Miniseries winner for MariMar|
|2007||Cosmopolitan Magazine||Voted 2007's Number 1 Bachelor of the Year|
|1st Annual Fil-Am Visionary Awards||Favourite Television Actor' winner for MariMar|
|21st PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Talent Show Program Host winner for StarStruck: The Next Level|
|2005||ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards||Male Star of the Night|
|2004||18th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Talent Search Program Host nomination for StarStruck|
- "Dingdong makes it to E! News ‘25 Sexiest Men’ list". Showbizandstyle.inquirer.net. 2008-08-23. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
- Courtesy of Cosmopolitan. "Dingdong Dantes bares for Bench". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
- "Dantes: 'Never in my wildest dreams'". Showbizandstyle.inquirer.net. 2008-08-23. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
- Rose García. "Dingdong Dantes makes a visit to ABS-CBN for MYX taping". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
- "Dantes to replace Richard Gomez on Family Feud"
- "Kaya ibinigay na kay Zsa Zsa ang RVQ, Dolphy hirap nang pumirma ng tseke". Pilipino Star Ngayon. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
- "Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, chosen Favorite Television Actor and Actress by the 1st Annual Fil-Am Visionary Awards". Globalnation.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2010-03-28.