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|Born||Jay Lan Manalo
January 30, 1973
Saigon, South Vietnam
(now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam),
Jay Lan Manalo (born January 30, 1973) better known as Jay Manalo, is a veteran Filipino actor of Filipino-Vietnamese descent. Although born in Saigon, Vietnam, he was raised in Tondo, Manila, Philippines.
After he won as 1st runner-up of SM Man of the Year he became a model/endorser of Blowing Bubbles.
His film debut was through the action movie Brat Pack in 1994 which starred Arman Menguito. He became a lead in his second film, Paracale Gang, which was released in 1996 and followed by the movie Urban Rangers. That same year, he did a switch from action to sexy roles when he starred in the movie Gayuma opposite Aira Marie Nadurata. Possessing boyish looks and an oozing sex appeal, he became a staple of sexy movies in the Philippines, with the film Totoy Mola pushing him to sexy stardom.
After Totoy Mola, he played lead in "bold flicks" like Kool Ka Lang, Kaliwat Kanan, Sakit sa Katawan, Bayad Puri, Bawal na Halik and Balahibong Pusa. By the turn of the century, his roles had become more serious and dramatic. His recent performances have been well received by movie critics, and he has won a number of acting awards in the Philippines. Some of his noticeable portrayals are in the films Prosti, Bayaran, Ang Huling Birhen sa Lupa, Hubog, Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita and Mano Po 3: My Love. He ventured into other film genres, having starred recently in comedies such as I Will Survive and Ako Legal Wife and in fantasy/horror films such as Gagamboy, Feng Shui, and his latest film Barang.
Then of His Last Movie in 2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 as Mar in Episode Rain Rain Go Away.
Jay Manalo has been part of the cast of soap operas. His TV career started with the top-rated soap in 1997, Mula Sa Puso, (ABS-CBN) which starred Claudine Barretto. He followed it up with other appearances in soaps like Pangako sa 'Yo (ABS-CBN) and Kung Mawawala Ka (GMA Network).
His breakthrough role in television is his portrayal in the soap opera, Vietnam Rose in ABS-CBN in 2005. He plays Miguel, a Vietnamese businessman who was Carina's (played by Maricel Soriano) first love. Though the performances of the cast were well-cited by critics, the ratings were disappointing. After Vietnam Rose, he was included in the cast of GMA's TV adaptation of Bakekang. He played Christoph, an actor and a love interest of the lead role, Bakekang, played by Sunshine Dizon and Valeria, played by Sheryl Cruz. Bakekang became one of the top-rated shows in the Philippines. He recently starred in his new action-adventure series on GMA titled Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan as Drigo, a Filipino version of Hessler of Shaider.
At the age of 40, he has 10 children, by 6 women. Jhay, Charmaine Joy, Jaeandra Maree, Jaerianne Toni, Ashley Nicolette, Jayenne Therese, Adrienne Riona Jaenylla, Ann Jaenaisha Raine, Raiko Jaego Almighty, and Rica, .He married Raizza, mother of Adrienne, Ann and Raiko on January 2001. His father is a Filipino musician based in Vietnam during the war and there he met Jay's mother who is Vietnamese. After Jay was born they moved to Manila and, by the time he was five, his parents got separated and his mother was forced to leave him to his father Eustaquio G. Manalo jr. In 1981 his father went abroad to work as a musician/entertatiner leaving Jay to his grandmother. His father was reunited with him in 1993. His mother was reunited with him in 1995. His mother married a US Navy serviceman and his father continued in his music.
Manalo was released to the custody of his lawyer on July 6, 2007, a day after cracking a bomb joke while about to board a flight to Puerto Princesa, Palawan the morning of July 5. Prosecutor Ticyado ordered Atty. E. Teodoro to take him into custody. Manalo was removed from Philippine Air Lines (PAL) flight PR185 minutes before the aircraft was to take off at 8 a.m. from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminal. He told a flight attendant that there was a bomb in his backpack. The prosecutor found that Manalo was only cracking a joke and had no intention of carrying explosives nor harming any of the passengers in the Palawan-bound flight.
|1991||Una Kang Naging Akin|
|1993||Paranaque Bank Robbery|
|1997||Totoy Mola||Totoy Mola|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Roger|
|Kool Ka Lang|
|Kaliwa't Kanan, Sakit sa Katawan||Ruben|
|Habang Nasasaktan Lalong Tumatapang|
|Gloria, Gloria Labandera|
|Wangbu||(Released: 4/22/1998) (Produced and Directed by: Toto Natividad)|
|Bayad Puri||(Released: 9/9/1998)|
|Ginto't Pilak||(Released: 11/18/1998)|
|Masikip, Mainit... Paraisong Parisukat||Al|
|Mano Po||Emerson Lau
|2003||Sssshhh... She Walks by the Night|
|Ang Huling Birhen sa Lupa||Fr. Emman
|Mano Po 2||Johnson Lim|
|I Will Survive||Greg|
|Mano Po III: My Love||Paul Yang
|Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita||Ichiru
|2005||Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife||Elton Chong
|2006||Pacquiao: The Movie||Emong|
|2011||Shake, Rattle & Roll 13||Mar|
|1997||Mula Sa Puso||Gilbert|
|1999||Saan Ka Man Naroroon||Kano|
|2000||Pangako Sa 'Yo||Caloy Macaspac|
|2002||Kung Mawawala Ka||Nestor Adorable||GMA Network|
|2005||Saang Sulok ng Langit||Ramon|
|2007||Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan||Commander Drigo|
|2009||All My Life||Gary Romualdez|
|2010||May Bukas Pa||Franco de Jesus|
|The Last Prince||Carlos Ledesma||GMA Network|
|2011||Babaeng Hampaslupa||Charles Wong||TV5|
|Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum||Salazar / David Guinto|
|Glamorosa||Dr. Arman Gallano|
|2012||Isang Dakot Na Luha||Mario San Diego|
|2013||Kidlat||Mario Palomares / Burak|
|Madam Chairman||Armando "Dodong" De Guzman|
References and sources
- Valerai, Nini (June 14, 2003). "Jay Manalo:Bringing up father". Global Nation (Philippines). Retrieved 2006-11-13.[dead link]
- Sicami, Edmund L. C. "Jay Manalo: More Than a Stud". Planet Philippines.
- Cruz, Marinel R (July 28, 2003). "2 Jay Manalo starrers". Global Nation (Philippines). Retrieved 2006-11-13.[dead link]
- Jay Manalo at the Internet Movie Database
- Galvez, James Konstantin. "Actor Jay Manalo ordered released after bomb joke". The Manila Times (Philippines).