Jiro Manio

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Jiro Manio
Born 片倉次郎 (Katakura Jirō?)
(1992-05-09) May 9, 1992 (age 23)
Metro Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Agent Star Magic (1999-2009)

Jiro Manio (born as Jirō Katakura (片倉次郎 Katakura Jirō?, 9 May 1992), is a Filipino actor at ABS-CBN. He started acting at a very young age and became the youngest multi-awarded actor of his generation.

Life and career[edit]

He was born with a Japanese father Yusuke Katakura (片倉 裕介?) and Filipina mother Joylene Santos (who died in August 2007). He was raised by his grandfather and had a younger brother named Anjo Santos.

Manio graduated from San Eric Pineda School and plans to study HRM in culinary studies at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. He recently starred in digital film “Tambolista (Drumbeat)” under Cinema One, and his latest film was “Ang Tanging Ina Niyong Lahat” with Ai-Ai de las Alas. In 2004, he won the Best Actor and Gaward Urian plus Best Child Actor at Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award for the movie “Magnifico.”[1] On May 18, 2011, news program TV Patrol confirmed that Jiro underwent a rehab for drug addiction.

He was a member of ABS CBN's elite circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic from 1999 until June 2009, when the network terminated him for unprofessional behavior.[2]

In 2010, Jiro transferred to GMA 7 after he recently appeared on GMA Network show Pilyang Kerubin top billed by Angelika dela Cruz.

He became a drug addict and fathered two children out of wedlock. His acting career ground to a halt as his life spiraled out of control. He then entered a drug rehabilitation facility after realizing that he was throwing his life away.[3] With the encouragement of his father, Andrew, and his manager, “Magnifico” director Maryo J. Delos Reyes, he committed himself to the Home Care rehabilitation center, where he underwent therapy for almost a year. After the initial phase of his rehabilitation, Home Care allowed him to finish his senior year of high school.[4]



Year TV show Character/role Network
2010 Little Star Joross GMA Network
Maynila Various
Pilyang Kerubin Rodjun San Diego
2009 Tayong Dalawa Stanley King, Jr.
2008 I Am KC Gang Leader
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Basura Mackuy
Kung Fu Kids young Mackuy
2007 Margarita young Rodrigo
Love Spell presents My Soulfone
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Manikang Papel Dodong
Maging Sino Ka Man Young Pong
Komiks: Da adventures of Pedro Penduko Chris
2005 Mga Anghel na Walang Langit Jasper
2004 Spirits Nato
2003 Ang Tanging Ina Shammy
2002 Basta't Kasama Kita Hapon
2001 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Oto San Self
Da body en da guard
2000 Pangako Sa Yo Kokoy dela Marced
1999 Pamana Nico
Labs Ko Si Babe


Year Film Character/role
2012 Just One Summer TBA
2010 Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Shammy
2008 Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat Shammy
2008 Manay Po 2: Overload Orwell Castello
2008 Ang Lihim ni Antonio Mike
2007 Bahay Kubo JR
2007 Tambolista Jason
2007 Green Paradise Marcial
2007 Tirador Odie
2007 Foster Child Yuri
2006 Manay Po Orwell Castello
2003 Ang Tanging Ina Shammy
2003 Anghel sa Lupa Aki
2003 Magnifico Magnifico
2001 Bagong Buwan Francis
2001 La Vida Rosa Enteng
2001 Mila Peklat
2000 Anak Jason
2000 Gimik: The Reunion Dancing Kid

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Award Nominated Work Result
2008 Movie Supporting Actor of the Year PMPC Star Awards for Movies Foster Child Nominated
2008 Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor) Gawad Urian Tambolista Nominated
2008 Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Gawad Urian Foster Child Nominated
2004 Best Child Actor FAMAS Award Magnifico Won
2004 Best Actor Gawad Urian Award Won
2004 Best Actor FAP Awards Won
2002 Best Supporting Actor 'Gawad Urian Award Nominated
2002 Best Child Actor FAMAS award Mila Nominated
2001 Best Child Performer[5] Metro Manila Film Festival Bagong Buwan Won


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