John Estrada

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John Estrada
John Estrada.jpg
Estrada in 2011
Born John Anthony S. Estrada
(1973-06-13) June 13, 1973 (age 41)
Quezon City, Philippines
Occupation Actor, Model
Years active 1991-present
Spouse(s) Janice de Belen (1992-2004)
Priscilla Meirelles (2011-present)
This article is about the Filipino actor. For the 15th Sergeant Major of the United States Marine Corps, see John L. Estrada.

John Estrada (born June 13, 1973) [1] is a Filipino movie and TV actor, starred in a number of roles as a leading man and villain. He is currently part of ABS-CBN contract actors.

Life and career[edit]

Estrada was born in 1973 in Quezon City, Philippines, and grew up with his family at Isabela City, Basilan where his father (Vicente Estrada) was a Municipal Councilor and his mother (Lilia Estrada) a public school teacher. At an early age, he was regularly cast in a variety of school plays and presentations, usually taking on the lead roles.

He first made his foray in show business as a model having won a Body Shots competition early into his college years from Zamboanga to Metro Manila. However, his name gained publicity when he married actress Janice de Belen who bore him 4 children: Inah (b. 1992), Moira (b. 1993), Kaila (b. 1996), and Yuan (b. 1998).

Estrada became part of the ABS-CBN sitcom "Palibhasa Lalake" in 1990 and played minor roles in some films produced by Regal Films and Star Cinema. His biggest break in showbiz came in 1998 when he headlined the controversial ABS-CBN noontime show "Magandang Tanghali Bayan" (MTB) with Randy Santiago and Willie Revillame. His hosting job also cost him his marriage with Janice when he was linked to his "Magandang Tanghali Bayan" co-host Vanessa del Bianco.[citation needed] Janice and Estrada legally separated in 2001. The marriage was officially annulled in 2004.

In 2002, Estrada was chosen to play Boris opposite grand-slam actress Lorna Tolentino in the ABS-CBN soap "Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay". His foray into dramatic acting did not alienate him from the audiences who are used to see him cracking jokes on noontime TV. He was later named Best Drama Actor in 2003 Star Awards for Television. Soon after, when ABS-CBN decided to reformat "MTB" following Willie Revillame's termination, Estrada offered to resign from the show so that he could concentrate on acting. He was given another lead role in another ABS-CBN soap "Hiram" opposite Kris Aquino and Dina Bonnevie in 2004.

However, Estrada did not stick to leading man roles after "Hiram". Instead, he tried his hand in doing villain roles in different soap operas on ABS-CBN. He returned to comedy when he accepted the role of Jim in the TV5 former sitcom "Everybody Hapi" with Long Mejia and Roxanne Guinoo. Due to the sitcom's numerous casting changes, the show was reformatted to "Hapi Together" with Carla Humphries, Leo Martinez, Callalily lead singer Kean Cipriano and former "Everybody Hapi" mainstays Nova Villa & Long Mejia. He returned to hosting for "P.O.5" after 5 years since he was a former host of defunct ABS-CBN Daily Variety show, "Magandang Tanghali Bayan", with "P.O.5" co hosts Wilma Doesnt, Lucy Torres-Gomez, JC De Vera, Kean Cipriano and his best friend Richard "Goma" Gomez. Despite hosting and doing comedy for TV5, the Kapamilya Network still cast him for the inspirational drama "Agua Bendita",in which he gained positive reviews. He was given a follow-up drama, "Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin" where he was reunited for the third time with grandslam actress Lorna Tolentino.

He subsequently gave up his hosting stint in "P.O.5" after ABS-CBN commissioned him and Randy Santiago to return to noontime TV hosting thru "Happy Yipee Yehey". He also resigned from "Hapi Together" where his lead role (as Geronimo) was replaced by Joey Marquez who assumed another role similar to Geronimo's character.

Estrada also earns the unofficial distinction as one of three Philippine actors that appeared as villains in both TV and movie versions of Mars Ravelo's Lastikman, along with Cherie Gil and Danilo Barrios.

Estrada is currently married to his longtime girlfriend Brazilian beauty titlist Priscilla Meirelles.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014 Ikaw Lamang Don Gonzalo Miravelez ABS-CBN
2013 Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Alejo Apostol
2012–2013 A Beautiful Affair Edward Pierro
2012 Lorenzo's Time Young Manuel Montereal
2011–2012 Happy, Yipee, Yehey Himself/Host
2011 Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Joaquin del Tierro
2010 Agua Bendita Dr. Marcial Cristi
2009 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Daniel Ramirez
Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Nasaan Ka Maruja? Michael
May Bukas Pa Olegario
2008-2010 Everybody Hapi Jim TV5
2007 Lastikman Dr. Jared Evilone / Elemento ABS-CBN
Maria Flordeluna Gary Alvarado
Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Dr. Lazaro
2006 Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Consehal Lino
2005 Wowowee Himself/Guest Host
Vietnam Rose Alexander dela Cerna
OK Fine Ito Ang Gusto Niyo
2004 Hiram Edward Verdadero
Ok Fine Oh Yes!
2003–2005 Ang Tanging Ina Geronimo
2003 Ok Fine Whatever
2003–2004 Masayang Tanghali Bayan Host
2002–2003 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Boris Arcangel
1999–2001 Richard Loves Lucy Various
1998–2003 Magandang Tanghali Bayan Himself/Host
1997–1999 Onli In Da Philippines Rocco
1996–1997 Familia Zaragoza Various
1991–present Maalaala Mo Kaya Various
1986–1998 Palibhasa Lalake Johnny

Movies[edit]

  • Trophy Wife (2014)
  • Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story (2013)
  • Must Be... Love (2013) - King Espinosa
  • Ouija 2 (2012) - Ka Mano
  • Rosario (2010) - Jose
  • Villa Estrella (2009) - Dave
  • BFF (Best Friends Forever) (2009) - Tim/TJ
  • Caregiver (2008) - Teddy Gonzales
  • Lastikman (2004) - Taong Aso
  • Pera o Bayong (Not da TV)! (2000) - Mauricio
  • Weder-weder lang 'yan (1999) - Dodong
  • Ang Babae sa Bintana (1998)
  • Sanggano (1997) - Raymond
  • Hari ng Yabang (1997) - Adelbert
  • Calvento Files: The Movie (1997) - Pinong (Episode 2)
  • Best Friends (1997) -
  • Sa kamay ng batas (1996)
  • Milyonaryong mini (1996) - john estrada's very 1st comedy movie
  • Radio Romance (1996) as Lester
  • Akin Ang Puri (1996)
  • Romano Sagrado: Talim sa dilim (1996) - Dante
  • Araw-araw, gabi-gabi (1995)
  • Buhay ng Buhay ko (1994)
  • Hindi magbabago (1994)
  • May Minamahal (1993) - Jun
  • Gwapings Dos (1993) - Freddie
  • Guwapings: The First Adventure (1992) - Charlie
  • Aswang (1992)
  • Shotgun Banjo (1992)
  • Pretty Boy Hoodlum (1992)
  • Boy Praning Utak Pulbura (1992)
  • Buburahin Kita sa Mundo! (1991)
  • Ipaglaban Mo ako Boy Topak (1991)
  • Pakasalan mo ako (1991) - John Estrada's First Movie Role

Awards[edit]

  • Winner, Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy, Drama Or Musical "Caregiver" - Empress Golden Screen Awards 2009
  • Winner, Best Drama Actor "Hiram" - 18th Star Awards for TV 2004
  • Nominated, Best Comedy Actor "Everybody Hapi" - 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV 2008-2009

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