Martin del Rosario

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Martin del Rosario
Born Martin Miguel Mangay del Rosario
(1991-11-25) November 25, 1991 (age 23)
Education University of the Philippines Diliman
Occupation Actor, Model
Years active 2007-present
Agent Star Magic (2007–2013)
ALV Talent Circuit (2013–present)

Martin Miguel Mangay del Rosario (born November 25, 1991), also known by his screen name Martin del Rosario, is a Filipino actor. He is known for his portrayal of Norberto Matias in the series Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin as well as Severino 'Sev' Monzon in the adapted series Pintada.

After 6 years with ABS-CBN, he is now with GMA Network and he became part of the psychological suspense melodrama series Rhodora X.


Martin del Rosario met Jun Reyes, his manager, on his way to Lourdes School of Quezon City—--his highschool alma mater--—in the summer of 2007. Reyes, who was in the area at that time to buy lechon for Gerald Anderson's birthday, came to him and asked if he wanted to be an actor. He replied 'No' but Reyes left him a calling card and asked for his phone number. He gave Jun Reyes his mom's phone number. He then went to ABS-CBN for acting workshops.[1] After this, he was launched as one of the new talents launched of Star Magic on its 15th anniversary last May 2007.[2]

Del Rosario, is currently taking up BA Broadcast Communication at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is the nephew of GMA News host Connie Sison.

Career timeline[edit]

His first television role was playing Ray Avellino in Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv. He also played the younger brother of Roxanne Guinoo in Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos? in the same year.[3]

When Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv Ur Lyf 2 ended in 2008, he appeared in another two seasons of Star Magic Presents namely: Astigs in Haay...skul lyf and Astigs in Luvin' Lyf.[4] He appeared in three episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya in 2008. He also landed a supporting role in ABS-CBN's prime time drama Iisa Pa Lamang.

In 2009, he played a molested teenager in the "Boarding House" episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya. He was cast as Otap, the main antagonist, of Your Song Presents: Boystown.[3] He then went on to appear in two more episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya in the same year. He also had a special participation in May Bukas Pa and a supporting role in Katorse.

Del Rosario made his film debut in 2010.[1] He had a supporting role in Star Cinema's Till My Heartaches End and a lead role in the indie film Dagim.[5] According to del Rosario, his first film was Dagim but Till My Heartaches End came out in cinemas earlier.[1] In television, he appeared in the afternoon drama series Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal? and Juanita Banana. He also portrayed gay roles in the "Headband" episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya[6] and in the horror-fantasy drama TV series Rosalka.

In 2011, Del Rosario made a cameo appearance in the 2010 remake of Mara Clara and was cast as Norberto Matias in Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. While filming a fight scene in Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, del Rosario accidentally shot Andi Eigenmann with a blank bullet. Eigenmann was rushed to the St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City. The actress suffered second degree burns.[7] Del Rosario later apologized for the accident.[8] He received his first acting award in the same year. He won "Breakthrough Performance by an Actor" for the film Dagim in the 8th Golden Screen Awards presented by the Entertainment Press Society, Inc.[9] He also won the "New Movie Actor of the Year" award, for the same film, in the 27th PMPC Star Awards for Movies.[10] He played Ulam the brother of Pura, played by Melai Cantiveros, in the film The Adventures of Pureza, directed by Soxie Topacio.[11][12]

In 2012, he was the lead actor of Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Pintada, together with Denise Laurel. It was directed by Cathy Garcia Molina.



Year Program Title Role Network
2007 Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos? Boy Ramirez
2007-2008 Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv Ur Lyf 2 Ray Avellino
2008 Star Magic Presents: Astigs in Haay...skul lyf Drex
Star Magic Presents: Astigs in Luvin' Lyf Blake
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mansyon Dennis
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Notebook Raymond
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol Jay
Iisa Pa Lamang Eric Suarez
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Boarding House Young Richard
Your Song Presents: Boystown Otap
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Medal of Valor Jason
May Bukas Pa Pedring's grandson
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Musiko Sonny
Katorse Macoy
2010 Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal? Biboy
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Headband Solomon/Samantha
Rosalka Young Johnny
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pass Book Kristopher
Juanita Banana Chester
2011 Mara Clara Mara's Sweet 16 Dance
Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Norberto 'Berto' Matias
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bibliya Jason
2012 E-Boy Teen Gabriel
Wansapanataym: Maan Antukin Hele Boy Luzon
Oka2kat Punong Aba
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Baunan Jake
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Pintada Severino "Sev" Monzon
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Papag Ben
2013 Juan dela Cruz Bagno
2014 Rhodora X Miguel Hilario-Reyes
GMA Network
My Destiny Vincent Calderon
Magpakailanman: Ang Ina na Hindi Malilimutan Nolan
2015 Magpakailanman: Ama Namin Young Adult Jesus
Imbestigador Nelson
Celebrity Bluff Himself
Tunay Na Buhay Himself
Karelasyon Ryan
Pari 'Koy Jeremy
Buena Familia Alexander


Year Film Title Role Distributor
2010 Dagim Jun Cinema One
Till My Heartaches End Wally Star Cinema
2011 The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles Ulam Sine Screen
Star Cinema
Won't Last A Day Without You Duke Star Cinema
Viva Films
2012 The Healing Jed Star Cinema
Amorosa Amiel
2014 Bride for Rent Mik Antonio
2014 Marka Billy Boy Santiago

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result
2010 Dagim 8th Golden Screen Awards Breakthrough Performance by an Actor[9] Won
2011 Dagim 27th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year[10] Won
2013 Amorosa: The Revenge FAMAS Awards for 2012 Best Supporting Actor Nominated


  1. ^ a b c Calderon, Ricky (2010-11-11). "Newcomer Martin del Rosario lands lead role in his first movie, Dagim". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  2. ^ Erece, Dinno (2007-06-18). "Star Magic launches "showbiz royalties"". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  3. ^ a b Quintos, Napoleon (2011-03-01). "Martin Del Rosario says he never doubted that his big break would come". News Items. Push. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  4. ^ Erece, Dino (2008-01-10). "ABS-CBN airs new youth-oriented show "Astigs" starting January 12". Entertainment Guide / Television. Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  5. ^ Navarro, Mell (2010-09-19). "Marc Abaya portrays a tribe leader in horror film Dagim". Guide / Indie. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Three gay sampaguita vendors band together in MMK". Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  7. ^ "Andi Eigenmann hurt while taping action scene". Entertainment. ABS-CBN News. 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  8. ^ Garcia, Rose (2011-03-21). "Martin del Rosario apologizes to Andi Eigenmann for taping mishap". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  9. ^ a b Almo, Nerisa (2011-04-06). "Martin del Rosario regards his first acting award as an inspiration". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  10. ^ a b Reyes, William R. (2011-06-22). "Ai-Ai delas Alas and Coco Martin win top acting honors at 27th Star Awards for Movies". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  11. ^ Mata, Paul (2011-02-01). "Martin del Rosario welcomes 2011 with his first comedy film". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  12. ^ Montealegre, Lyn Luna (2011-07-02). "Melai Cantiveros undergoes a glamorous transformation for The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles". Guide / Movies. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 

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