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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 III, popularly known as Dingdong Dantes (born August 2, 1980, Quezon City, Philippines) is a television and film actor, director, presenter as well as a print and commercial model. Dantes is currently working as an exclusive talent of GMA Network as of 2013.
Early years 
He is the son of José 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 period, 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. Until she reveals her secret, Regine Velásquez, left seven weeks before the series came to a close due to her revealed pregnancy to husband Ogie Alcasid, Dantes, leading lady is former TV and film leading lady Iza Calzado who 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.
November 2012- Dingdong Dantes stars in a primetime TV series "Pahiram Nang Isang Sandali" with Actress, Lorna Tolentino, Actor Christopher De Leon and Max Collins.
|1995–1999||T.G.I.S.||Iñaki Torres||GMA Network|
|1998||TEXT (The Extreme Team)||Lance|
|2000||GMA Mini-Series: Tuwing Kapiling Ka||Gerald|
|2002–2003||Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga||Carlos Miguel Altamonte|
|2003–2004||Twin Hearts||Adrián Asunción|
|2002||StarStruck||Himself/Host||Nominated—18th PMPC Star Awards for Television for Best Talent Search Program Host|
|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||Won—21st PMPC Star Awards for Television for Best Talent Show Program Host|
|2007–2008||MariMar||Sergio Santibáñez||Won—4th USTV Students' Choice Awards for Most Popular Actor in a Drama/Miniseries
Won—1st Annual Fil-Am Visionary Awards for Favourite Television Actor
|2008||Dyesebel||Fredo Legaspi||Won—Kapuso Tag Awards for Most Romantic Kapuso Smooch
|2009||Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang||Homer Alcaraz|
|2009||Stairway to Heaven||Cholo Fuentebella||Nominated—15th Asian Television Awards for Best Actor
Won—24th PMPC Star Awards for TV for Best Drama Actor
|2010–2012||Party Pilipinas||Co-host||Won—1st Party Pilipinas Most Liked Awards 2012 for Most Liked Kapuso Drama Actor|
|2010||Endless Love||Johnny Dizon|
|2011||I Heart You, Pare!||Kenneth Castillo|
|2011||Spooky Nights Presents: Bampirella||Alfonso|
|2011||Spooky Nights Presents: Da Mami||Franco|
|2011||Spooky Nights: Ang Mama Kong Mamaw||Bongbong|
|2012||Gandang Gabi Vice||Guest||ABS-CBN|
|2012||Protégé: The Battle For The Big Break||Main Host||GMA Network|
|2012||My Beloved||Benjamin "Benjie" Castor/Arlan||Nominated—26th PMPC Star Awards for Television for Best Drama Actor
Nominee—10th Golden Screen TV Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series
|2012||Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break||Main Host||Won—10th Golden Screen TV Awards for Outstanding Original Reality Competition Program Host|
|2012||Tweets For My Sweet||Special Guest|
|2012-2013||Pahiram Ng Sandali||Alex|
Television Specials 
|1998||T.G.I.X-Mas||Iñaki Torres||GMA Network|
|2012||One More Try||Edward||Star Cinema||Won—38th Metro Manila Film Festival Awards for Best Actor
Won—Box-Office Entertainment Awards for Film Actor of the Year
Nominated—29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies for Movie Actor of the Year
Nominated—Gawad Pasado Awards for Best Actor in a Film
Nominated—31st FAP Luna Awards for Best Actor
|Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles||Makoy||GMA Films||Nominated—10th Golden Screen Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role-Drama|
|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||Won—37th Metro Manila Film Festival Awards for Best Actor
Nominated—PMPC Star Awards for Movies for Movie Actor of the Year
Nominated—FAMAS Awards for Best Actor
|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||Spring Films & MJM Productions|
|2008||One True Love||Miguel "Migs" Mijares||GMA Films|
|2007||Resiklo||Angelo||Imus Productions||Nominated—56th FAMASAwards for Best Supporting Actor|
|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||44th Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Film Actor of the Year Winner for One More Try|
|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.