Matt Evans

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Matt Evans
Born Matthew Nicolas Evans
(1986-10-22) October 22, 1986 (age 28)
Ethnicity Filipino American
Alma mater Far Eastern University, Manila
Occupation Actor, Model, TV host, Dancer, Musician
Years active 2006–present
Agent Star Magic (2006–present)
Known for Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko
Spouse(s) Katrina Fariñas (2013–present)
Children 2

Matthew "Matt" Nicolas Evans (born October 22, 1986) is a Filipino actor of American descent who was a contender of the Philippine reality television show Pinoy Big Brother. He rose to fame through his Filipino teleseryes Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko, Tanging Yaman and Rosalka. He studied college in Far Eastern University, Manila.

Matt is currently part of ABS-CBN's Star Magic contract artists.

Personal life[edit]

Evans was born to father Thalmage Eugene Evans, an American citizen, and mother Vivien Mercado Nicolas, a Filipino. He has two half siblings: Mark, who is full Filipino and Akira, who is half Japanese.

Evans resides in Quezon City, Philippines.[1] His biological father left his mother before he was born. His father was serving in the United States Air Force at that time. He eventually found out from his uncle that his biological father had died from a heart attack on June 10, 2010.

Evans has a daughter with former partner Johnelline Hickins (daughter of former 80's sexy star, Coca Nicolas).[2] On October 03, 2013, Evans married to a non-showbiz woman, Katrina Fariñas, who is a member of a prominent political family in the Philippines.[3]

Legal trouble[edit]

Evans' former live-in partner Johnelline Hickins had him arrested and detained at a precinct jail in Pasig on October 21, 2012 after he allegedly hurt her and her brother during an altercation at their home, a day prior to his 26th birthday. Evans was released 2 days after on a ₱200 bail. According to the initial report, Hickins and her brother were planning a surprise birthday party for Evans when the actor and Hickins had a heated argument. Hickins fell off the stairs while she and Evans were arguing, prompting the girl's brother Juan Alberto "Yani" Carlotta to intercept. Carlotta said he tried to stop the actor from hurting his sister, who just gave birth last month, but he was kicked in the face and then held a knife to his face. [4]

The camp of Evans, however, denied that the actor inflicted any injury against his girlfriend and her brother.

In a statement, Evans' legal counsel Gerly Rico said there was indeed an altercation among the three but denied that the actor injured Hickins and Carlotta. Evans corrected the reports that the altercation began when he went home drunk on Saturday night after going out with friends. He said he was at home the whole evening hosting a small party for some friends. He said he and Hickins quickly got into an argument after she asked why his guests had already left. He suspects she deliberately taunted him as part of a ruse for the surprise birthday party she was planning for him.

He wanted to leave the house, he said, but Hickins tried to stop, leading to a struggle near the staircase on the second floor of the house in which Hickins tripped off and fell. Carlotta went into the rescue and got a minor scuffle with Evans but broke up immediately. Evans denied that he held a knife on him as there was no knife present on the place and that he only fought back for self defense.

Evans vowed not to reconcile with Hickins ever again after being humiliated in prison. However reports says that they were able to settle and came up to an agreement with sharing custody with their child since Evans is now married to Katrina Fariñas, who is related to the Fariñas political clan of Ilocos Norte.[5]



Year Title Role Network
2015 Bridges Of Love ABS-CBN
Dream Dad Paul Montelibano
2014 Ipaglaban Mo!: Ang Pangako Mo Sa Akin Adam
Pure Love Jake Espiritu / Scheduler
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Himself/Guest
ASAP 19 Himself/Guest Performer
The Legal Wife Young Dante
2013 Gandang Gabi, Vice! Himself/Guest
Muling Buksan Ang Puso Pancho Mercado
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ilog Lando
2012 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso Justin Abar
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bahay Tikboy
2011 Angelito: Batang Ama Rolan Dimaano
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tinapay Eddie
I Dare You Himself/Guest
Showtime Himself/Guest
100 Days to Heaven Paul
Wansapanataym: Swap Swap
Maalaala Mo Kaya: School ID Bobit
2010 Pablo S. Gomez's Juanita Banana Prince Rikitik
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Titulo Gary
Rosalka Aries Abad
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Basura Bibot
Tanging Yaman Francisco "Francis" Baltazar
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bangka Maning
Jim Fernandez's Kambal Sa Uma Gabriel "Gab" Ledesma
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tasa Chris
Your Song Presents: Underage Migs Gonzales
Banana Split Himself/Guest
Lipgloss Nikko Lopez TV5
2008 Everybody Hapi Steve
Maynila: New Year's Plea Calvin GMA Network
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Notebook Pangking ABS-CBN
Iisa Pa Lamang Toby Torralba
Your Song Presents: Sayang Na Sayang Paolo
2007 Princess Sarah Paul
Love Spell Presents: Hairy Harry Harry
Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Pedro Penduko
Your Song Presents: Pangarap Lang Kent
2006–2009 ASAP '06 Himself/ Host/ Performer
2006 Love Spell Presents: Pasko Na, Santa Ko Paolo
Super Inggo Pedro Penduko
Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Pedro Penduko
Love Spell Presents: Wanted Mr. Perfect Homer
Your Song Presents: Dahilan Milton
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1 Himself/Housemate


Year Title Role Network
2014 Once A Princess Ricky Almeda Skylight Films
Regal Films
Bride for Rent Onyok dela Cruz Star Cinema
2012 24/7 in Love Special Participation
The Reunion Jay
2011 No Other Woman Jake Escaler Star Cinema
Viva Films
2009 Love on Line (LOL) Danny OctoArts Films
M-Zet Productions
APT Entertainment
2007 Shake, Rattle and Roll 9 Richard Regal Films



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