Mark Herras

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Mark Herras
Born Mark Angelo Santos Herras
(1986-12-14) December 14, 1986 (age 28)
Santa Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines
Occupation Actor, Dancer
Years active 2003–present

Mark Angelo Santos Herras (born December 14, 1986) is a Filipino television and film actor. He won in the reality talent show StarStruck aired in GMA Network. He also appeared in Forever In My Heart, Encantadia, SOP, and I Luv NY, GMA Telebabad.


His family used to be well-off, but after his 16th birthday his dad invested a million pesos in a pyramiding scheme that bankrupted them in the process. Thus began a major turn-about in Mark's life. He decided to join a reality-based talent-search show of GMA 7 network, and became fortunate enough to be included in the Final 14.

As Mark joined StarStruck, his talent in dancing was enhanced, earning him a nickname of "Ultimate Bad Boy of the Dance Floor". This talent was one of the reasons which got him through Rainier Castillo's (1st Runner-Up) and eventually landed him many votes (11 points) higher; crowning him as the 1st "Ultimate Male StarStruck Survivor". The other winner was Jennylyn Mercado, who became his loveteam and girlfriend afterwards.

Television and movie career[edit]

After winning in StarStruck in 2003, Mark enlisted Lolit Solis as his talent manager. Mark's dancing skills were showcased thru numerous out-of-town shows around the Philippines and in the Sunday musical variety show SOP Rules. He also ventured into acting where he and fellow StarStruck winner Jennylyn Mercado teamed up in various GMA shows. Regal Films also cashed in on their loveteam by having them cast in the movie "So Happy Together" which have them co-starred with fellow StarStruck alumni Yasmien Kurdi and Ranier Castillo; and lead stars Eric Quizon and Kris Aquino. The movie got tremendous results at the box-office as it landed third in the list behind "Enteng Kabisote" and "Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom". Mark also was an effective endorser by appearing in advertisements of Smart (cellphone brand), Silverworks (jewelry) and Star Choconut (chocolate sandwich spread).[citation needed]

2005 was even fruitful for Mark as his loveteam with Jennylyn Mercado was launched on the big screen via the romantic movie "Say That You Love Me". They also appeared together in three other movies, including their biggest hit "Let the Love Begin", joining forces with the love team of Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin for GMA Films.

2007 became Mark's important year as he and Jennylyn went solo in their respective careers. He was immediately launched by GMA as a lead star via the remake of the Vic Sotto movie "Fantastic Man", which became a weekly action-comedy series. He later on became part of "Mga Mata ni Anghelita" on primetime before making a guest appearance in "La Vendetta" which was topbilled by his former love team Jennylyn Mercado.

In 2008, one of Mark's wishes came true when he was cast alongside his idol Robin Padilla in the action-drama series "Joaquin Bordado". Mark portrayed Robin's rebellious brother and was well received by the viewers. Despite this however, Mark was still very much identified with his beautiful loveteam with Jennylyn Mercado that later on, GMA gave in to public clamor to give them their own show, "Sine Novela Paano Ba Ang Mangarap?" shortly after Jennylyn's pregnancy and birth of her son. The said remake of the Vilma Santos-Christopher de Leon movie premiered in 2009 and became one of the top-raters on daytime.

In 2009, he was seen on drama series on GMA Telebabad, "Ikaw Sana", with Jennylyn Mercado & Pauleen Luna. He was also a segment host in a reality talent show StarStruck V.

In around March 2010, he will be seen in a drama series on GMA Telebabad, "(Diva)" partnering with Alynna Asistio (Nadia Montenegro's 2nd eldest child) as her love team. He is also working along with other stars like Regine Velasquez, Glaiza de Castro, Mark Anthony Fernandez and Jaya. The same year, he is now a host and performer a newest GMA Variety Show, Party Pilipinas which replaces the defunct SOP Rules. Herras became part of a GMA Telebabad Langit Sa Piling Mo with his new on-screen partner, Heart Evangelista. He is also hosted a reality talent show, Danz Showdown, with former Sex Bomb Dancer Izzy Trazona as his co-host. He is recently a challenger together with his co-love team Alynna Asistio in the GMA 7 Christmas Reality Show, Puso Ng Pasko: Artista Challenge, the very 1st Christmas Reality Show on Channel 7.

In 2010 Mark Herras is involved in a Photo Scandal showing his private parts to man using video calling. Mark took 1 week to answer the allegations. Mark denied the issue.

Later in 2011, Mark went back on Telebabad via his former 1st Dance Teleserye, Time of My Life, with his newest leading lady Kris Bernal. The show premiered last August on Channel 7.

This 2012, Mark returns to afternoon drama via Hiram Na Puso, with returning partner co-former Starstruck alumni Kris Bernal, and his current Telebabad, Luna Blanca Season 3, with the return of his partner Heart Evangelista, Mark and Heart reunited again for their work for the 2nd time since their last Telebabad was Langit Sa Piling Mo in 2010.



Year Title Role Network
2015 Pari 'Koy Sandro Gutierrez
GMA Network
2014 Yagit Rodney Estrella
Imbestigador Flint "Junjun" Toling
The Ryzza Mae Show Himself/Guest with Jennylyn Mercado
Rhodora X Joaquin Vasquez
2013 Maynila: Haunted House of Love Dux
Magpakailanman: The Rez-Candy Story Rez Cortez
Sunday All Stars Himself / Performer
The Ryzza Mae Show Guest
Unforgettable Eduardo 'Ed' Manalastas†
2012 Magpakailanman: The Tani-Gloria Story Young Nathaniel "Mang Tani" Cruz
Luna Blanca Book 3 Joaquin 'Aki' Alvarez
Hiram na Puso Prince
2011 Spooky Nights: Singil JC
Time Of My Life Patrick Galves
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Bart
Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge Challenger
Danz Showdown Host
Langit sa Piling Mo Rodrigo "Rigo" Hilario, III
Party Pilipinas Co-Host
Diva Smith Fernandez
2009 Starstruck V Himself / Host
Ikaw Sana Michael Olivarez
Dear Friend: Bakasyonistas Alex
Sine Novela: Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? Eric Valderama
2008 Dear Friend Alex
Joaquin Bordado Jason Apacible / Andre
Sine Novela: My Only Love Billy Soriano
2007 La Vendetta Galo Alumpihit
Fantastic Man Fantastic Man / Fredo
Bubble Gang Any Name
Boys Nxt Door Zeki
Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang Various
Mga Mata ni Anghelita Abel
Princess Charming Emoy
2006 Love To Love Season 12: Jass Got Lucky Genie Marco
I Luv NY Sebastian "Baste" Santos
Love To Love Season 10: My Darling mermaid Ariel
Encantadia Anthony
Hongkong Flight 143 Bogz
Love To Love Season 7: Love Ko Urok Urok
2004 SOP Himself
SOP Gigsters Himself/Survivor
Love To Love Season 3: Duet For Love Stevie
Joyride Joeyboy Dela Cruz
CLICK Barkada Hunt Migz
Click Migz
2003–2004 StarStruck: Stage 1: The StarStruck Playhouse and Stage 1: LIVE! Himself


Year Title Role Studio
2013 Oh My Bisaya! TBA Viva Films
2013 Ang Mundo Ni Andong Agimat TBA Viva Films
2013 Coming Soon Cameo Viva Films
2012 Hitman Alvin Viva Films
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Cameo GMA Films
2008 I.T.A.L.Y. Nathan GMA Films
2007 Bahay Kubo Jake Regal Films
2007 Sapi Mario
2007 Tiyanaks Christian Regal Films|-
2006 Super Noypi Lorenzo Valdez Regal Films
2006 Eternity Cholo GMA Films
2005–2006 Blue Moon Young Manuel Regal Films
2005 LoveStruck Caloy GMA Films
2005 Say That You Love Me Stephen MAQ
2005 Let The Love Begin Luigi GMA Films
2004 So Happy Together Xander Regal Films


Year Title
2004 StarStruck Original Male Ultimate Survivor
2004 Ultimate Bad Boy Of The Dance Floor
2004 PMPC Best New Male Comer
2005 Best Actor for Sunsilk Touch Flicks:Haplos
2005 PMPC New Movie Actor Of The Year for Happy Together
2005 31st MMFF Best Supporting Actor nominee for Blue Moon
2005 Kapuso Idol Loveteam w/ Jennylyn Mercado
2005–2006 Guillermo Mendoza Most Popular Loveteam w/ Jennylyn Mercado
2005–2006 Double Platinum Record Award (Mark Herras Dance Hits)
2006–2007 Double Platinum Record Award (Mark Herras Dance Party)
2006 FAMAS German Moreno Youth Achievement Award
2007 Gold Record Award (Mark Herras Dance Party)
2007 Ang Pinaka Most Popular Teen Rank #1
2013 Stand Out Season Performer (Nominated)

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