Mark Anthony Fernandez

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Mark Anthony Fernandez
Born Mark Anthony Lacsamana Fernandez
(1979-01-18) January 18, 1979 (age 36)
Manila, Philippines
Other names M.A. Fernandez
Occupation Actor and Model
Years active 1991–present
Agent Star Magic (1992–1998)
Parents Rudy Fernandez (deceased)
Alma Moreno
Relatives Vandolph Quizon (half-brother)
Raphael Fernandez (half-brother)
Renz Fernandez (half-brother)
Winwyn Marquez (half-sister)
Grae Fernandez (son)

Mark Anthony Lacsamana Fernandez (born January 18, 1979) is a Filipino actor. He is the son of actors Rudy Fernandez and Alma Moreno.


He first rose to prominence when he was once a former member of one of the famous showbiz teen group, "Gwapings" alongside Jomari Yllana, Eric Fructuoso and later with Jao Mapa.

His breakout roles in the movies includes Pare Ko, Mangarap Ka and Matimbang Pa sa Dugo which featured him as a lead star. In 1996, he received Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nominations for the 3 aforementioned movies he did. However, the year 1998 started a downward spiral in Fernandez's career and personal life following an assault case that was filed against him by an American socialite and the break-up with his then-girlfriend Claudine Barretto. His home studio Regal Films attempted to launch him as an action star in the movies Sonny Segovia: Lumakad Ka Sa Apoy and Walang Katumbas Ang Dugo but both movies flopped at the box-office.

After a two-year hiatus from a drug rehabilitation which follows his acquittal in the assault case, Fernandez returned in the movie scene via Biyaheng Langit and Dos Ekis opposite sexy actresses Joyce Jimenez and Rica Peralejo, respectively. He also made a TV comeback via GMA drama series Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin opposite Angelika dela Cruz.[1]

In 2003, he had disappeared once again from the industry and underwent rehabilitation for drug dependence for the second time. In 2005, he was released from rehab and made his comeback in show business. After his release in rehab, he said in his words, "I hope the moviegoers will welcome me back. Now, I realize more than ever that I'm made for showbiz and I'll always be in showbiz."

He has been one of GMA-7's leading actors with his critically acclaimed performances on TV series such as Impostora (2007), Kamandag (2007–08), Ako si Kim Samsoon (2008), Luna Mystika (2008–09), All About Eve (2009) and Munting Heredera. He also portrayed Manny Pacquiao in Magpakailanman in 2003 before his second drug rehab.

His role as Nicolas Cayetano is the drama series Impostora became his most notable role in TV & the said drama also relaunched his career making him one of the sought-after leading men in GMA-7 & because of the fruitful projects given to him by GMA, he decided to sign an exclusive contract with the network that rebuilt his career. He was paired off with Sunshine Dizon (Impostora), Heart Evangelista (Luna Mystika), Iza Calzado (All About Eve), Marian Rivera (Darna) and Regine Velasquez (Ako si Kim Sam Soon and recently in Diva, 2010).

He also hosted a kids documentary reality show Kap's Amazing Stories Kids Edition last April 2010 on Channel 7.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of the late actor Rudy Fernandez and actress/politician Alma Moreno. He is the half brother of Vandolph Quizon and stepson of Lorna Tolentino. In 1995, he had a past relationship with actress Claudine Barretto. Fernandez has one daughter from his deceased girlfriend and has two sons from his current wife Melissa Garcia, one of which is Grae Fernandez who is already making a name for himself as a member of the boyband "Gimme 5". His half sister is Winwyn Marquez.



Year Title Role Network
1991 Palibhasa Lalake Mark ABS-CBN
1992 Tropang Trumpo Himself TV5
2001 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Gabriel GMA Network
2003 Magpakailanman: The Manny Pacquiao Story Manny Pacquiao
2005 Mahiwagang Baul Various
2006 Super Inggo Kanor ABS-CBN
Komiks: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Lito
2007 Impostora Nicolas Cayetano GMA Network
Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang Sultan Saif
2007/2008 Kamandag Lucero Serrano / Talim
2008 Ako si Kim Samsoon Cyrus Ruiz
Dear Friend Various
2008/2009 Luna Mystika Dexter Samaniego
2009 All About Eve Kenneth Villareal
Quickfire: 10 Minute Kitchen Wonders Himself / Guest Q Network
Darna Eduardo Morgan/Black Rider GMA Network
2010 Kap's Amazing Stories: Kids Edition Guest Host
Diva Gary
Claudine Anton
Love Bug Presents: Say I Do Alvin
Little Star Dave De Leon
2010/2011 Jillian: Namamasko Po Alvin
2011 I Heart You, Pare! Chito Salazar
2011/2012 Munting Heredera Jacob Montereal
2012 Makapiling Kang Muli Luisito 'Louie' Valencia
2013 Bukod Kang Pinagpala Leandro Alcuar
Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko Benedict Bautista
Genesis Joel
2014 Rhodora X Nico Ledesma
Carmela Mikael Rodriguez


  • Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story (2013)
  • Babang Luksa (2010)
  • Rosario[2] (2010)
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll XI (2009) Father Ronnie (segment "Diablo")
  • Batas Militar (2006)
  • Shake Rattle and Roll 2k5 (2005) Rene (segment "Lihim ng San Joaquin")
  • Sa Piling ng Mga Belyas (2003)
  • You and Me Against the World (2003)
  • Hesus Rebolusyonaryo (2002)
  • Dos Ekis (2001)
  • Biyaheng Langit (2000)
  • Walang Katumbas Ang Dugo (1998)
  • Sonny Segovia: Lumakad Ka Sa Apoy (1998)
  • Ako Ba Ang Nasa Puso Mo (1997)
  • Kulayan Natin Ang Bukas (1997)
  • Kabilin-bilinan Ng Lola (1996)
  • Istokwa (1996)
  • Mangarap Ka (1995)
  • Araw-araw, Gabi-gabi (1995)
  • Eskapo: The Serge Osmeña-Geny Lopez Story (1995)
  • Matimbang Pa Sa Dugo (1995)
  • Pare Ko (1994)
  • Sobrang Talaga... Over!! (1994)
  • Binibini ng Aking Panaginip (1994)
  • Gwapings Dos (1993)
  • Shotgun Banjo (1992)
  • Gwapings: The First Adventure (1992)
  • Onyong Majikero (1991)


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