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Marc Abaya in 2003
|Birth name||Ramon Marcelino Diaz Abaya|
|Born||November 6, 1979|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, guitarist, actor, TV host, VJ|
|Years active||2003 - present|
|Associated acts||Shirley Beans
He is the son of actor/director Manolo Abaya and director Marilou Diaz-Abaya.
Abaya was discovered by Raimund Marasigan of The Eraserheads during a "battle of bands" in which Abaya's band Shirley Beans won first place. Marasigan, who was one of the judges for the night, invited Abaya to act as frontman for the band Sandwich in 1998. While Abaya was a member of the band, they released three albums: Grip, Stand, Throw; 4-track mind; and Thanks to the Moon's Gravitational Pull.
Abaya joined MTV Philippines in 2003 and became one of the VJs until the dissolution of the channel under Music Source, Inc. on January 1, 2007. Abaya hosted a variety of shows, including Rockola on MTV and Massive. In September 2009, AYC hired him to man MTV Philippines' music station U92 for a weekly show.
Abaya played the role of Francis in an ABS-CBN afternoon drama series, Ligaw na Bulaklak. He was also one of the judges of the network's reality entertainment show Showtime and host of Pilipinas Got Talent.
In 2012, he was seen in the GMA Afternoon Drama show Faithfully.
|2008||Ligaw na Bulaklak||Francis||ABS-CBN|
|Showtime||Himself / Guest|
|2009||Your Song Presents: Babalik Kang Muli||Rafael "Raffy" Valero|
|2010||Habang May Buhay||King|
|Sarap At Home||Special Guest||QTV|
|Pilipinas Got Talent||Himself||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Party Pilipinas||Himself / Performer / Co-Host||GMA Network|
|I Heart You, Pare!||Joel|
|Spooky Nights Presents: Bampirella||Armand|
|2014||Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real||Vincent Dumlao|
|2010||Off World||Lucky||Theo Films|
|2013||Alfredo S. Lim: The Untold Stories||Charlie Zaragosa||Viva Films and CM Films Productions|
|2013||Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story||N/A||Viva Films and Scenema Concepts International|
|2014||Sundalong Kanin||N/A||Cinemalaya Productions|