Piolo Pascual

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Piolo Pascual
Piolo Pascual at the Star Magic Concert Tour in Ontario, CA, June 2009.jpg
Pascual at the Star Magic Concert Tour in Ontario, CA, June 2009
Born Piolo José Pascual
(1977-01-12) January 12, 1977 (age 37)
Manila, Philippines
Other names PJ, Papa P,
Occupation Actor, musician, model and record producer
Years active 1993-present
Agent Star Magic (1996–present)
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Children Iñigo Lazaro Pascual
Relatives Benjamin Alves (nephew)

Piolo José Pascual (born January 12, 1977, Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino film and television actor, musician, model, and producer.

Early life[edit]

Piolo Pascual, born on January 12, 1977 at Manila, is the youngest son of Amelia "Amy" Nonato Pascual, and Philip Victoriano Pascual who is half-Spanish and half-German. Piolo's father was the son of Harold Herzig, a full-blooded German, and his Filipina wife with Spanish descent, Aurora Victoriano. Harold Herzig, however, died while Piolo's father was young, which led to the remarriage of Piolo's grandmother to a Pascual.

While growing up, Piolo enjoyed a close bond with his siblings—Chiqui, Paulette, Pam, Choi, and Patricia—despite their own father's early death. His father was a casting director for international films that are shot here in the Philippines, though Piolo can't recall if it affected his ambition on becoming an actor, ramp model or a performer. He lived an ordinary life; he went to school and spent time on outings and celebrations with his family. Piolo studied grade school and high school at St. Francis School in Santa Ana, Manila. When he was in Grade 5, Piolo joined the school theater group, Teatro Ni Kiko, wherein he was introduced to the world of theater and acting.

While he was in third year high school, Piolo started appearing in That's Entertainment, a popular teen variety show aired in the 1990s. He eventually left That's Entertainment, however, to get into college full-time, studying at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST), where he took up AB General Education. He later shifted to Physical Therapy in preparation for his immigration to the States. Around 1996, however, Piolo had to put his study and career plans on hold due to his imminent migration to the US.

Pascual joined his family in the US that year. They made their home in Los Angeles, where Piolo worked as an ER representative in a hospital where his mother is working. When Pascual turned 21, he decided to return to Manila in order to pursue his acting career once again.

Pascual is the father of a son, Iñigo. His son lives with his family in the States, but father and son frequently keep in touch.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1994, Pascual started his career in That's Entertainment. Then he appeared in some TV shows including Mara Clara, and Gimik. His loveteam with Judy Ann Santos became phenomenal in early 2000s. Their four movies, Kahit Isang Saglit, Bakit Di Totohanin, Till There Was You, and Don't Give Up on Us, earned more than P100 million in the box office. His movie with Claudine Barretto, Milan, became his top grossing film up to date.[2]

In 2002, Pascual played the role of Jules in the award winning film, Dekada '70. He collected eight awards in the Best Supporting Actor category and was given special recognition for rare gram slam award as a Best Supporting Actor for the same role by the GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards.[3]

In 2003, Pascual ventured into music with his debut album Piolo which became platinum. His second album My Gift hit Platinum status as well. His 5th solo album Timeless hit Triple Platinum status.

Pascual is a member of ABS-CBN's Star Magic. He celebrated his 10th year anniversary in 2007 with a coffee table book (Piolo: Believing), a fifth solo album (Timeless), and a solo concert in Araneta Coliseum.

In 2008, he starred in a fantasy TV series Lobo together with Angel Locsin. The show gained accolades from Banff World Media Festival and International Emmy Awards.

In 2009, Pascual turned producer with Manila, an independent twinbill film under Bicycle Pictures. After its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2009,[4] Manila had its official Philippines premiere on cinemas in July 2009 as the opening film of the 5th Cinemalaya Film Festival.[5][6] He starred in the Philippine version of Lovers in Paris together with KC Concepcion in the same year. And together with some great directors and writers, Pascual made his film studio, Spring Films, which is known for its popular Kimmy Dora movie series.

In 2013, Pascual went to Cannes once again with the movie On The Job.

Personal life[edit]

He has a son, Iñigo Lázaro Pascual, who was born on September 14, 1997. Iñigo lives in California with his mother, and maintains contact with Pascual. Pascual is also the uncle of Filipino actor Benjamin Alves.

In 2013 Pascual joined the PETA campaign, Free Mali, whose aim is to move Mali, the lone elephant in the Manila Zoo to a larger area.[7]

Piolo Pascual is a born-again Christian, he has an inspiring story on how he come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. In his personal testimony, he shared, "I was at the top of my career when I surrendered my life to God. So many things were happening to me at that time. I had just finished Dekada 70 where we won 10 awards. At the young age of 25, I was winning awards and earning millions already. I was working then with Donita Rose and she gave me a Bible. Donita told me to read the Bible and it will change my life."[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Awards
1993 The Vizconde Massacre Story (God Help Us!) Jussi Leino
1997 Batang PX
1999 Esperanza: The Movie Brian Nominated—FAMAS Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor
2000 Lagarista Gregory
Pera o Bayong! Cameo as himself
Kahit Isang Saglit Michael
2001 Mila Primo Nominated—FAP Luna Award for Best Actor
Bakit 'Di Totohanin Paul
2002 I Think I'm In Love Jonas Nominated—Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actor
JOLOGS Cameo as coffee shop customer
9 Mornings Gene Ynfante
Dekada '70 Jules Bartolome FAMAS Award for Best Supporting Actor
FAP Luna Award for Best Supporting Actor
Gawad Pasado Award for Best Supporting Actor
Gawad Tanglaw Award for Best Supporting Actor
Gawad Urian Award for Best Supporting Actor
Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor
PMPC Star Award for Movies for Best Supporting Actor
U.P. Film Desk of the Young Critics Circle Award for Movies for Best Supporting Actor
2003 Till There Was You Albert Robles
2004 Milan Lino FAMAS Award for Best Actor
Nominated—ENPRESS Golden Screen Award for Best Actor (Drama)
Nominated—FAP Luna Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Gawad Pasado Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Gawad Urian Award for Best Actor
Nominated—PMPC Star Award for Movies for Best Actor
2005 Dreamboy Jaime / Phillip / Eboy Nominated—ENPRESS Golden Screen Award for Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)
Nominated—Gawad Tanglaw Award for Best Actor
D' Anothers Cameo as himself
2006 Don't Give Up on Us Vince ENPRESS Golden Screen Award for Best Actor (Drama)
PMPC Star Award for Movies for Best Actor (shared with Jericho Rosales)
Nominated—FAMAS Award for Best Actor
Kagat ng Dilim Guerilla leader Short film
2007 Paano Kita Iibigin Lance Nominated—FAMAS Award for Best Actor
Nominated—FAP Luna Award for Best Actor
Nominated—PMPC Star Award for Movies for Best Actor
Chopsuey Jimmy Wong
2009 Love Me Again Migo
Manila William / Phillip Indie film
2010 Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) PSG applicant Cameo role
2012 Every Breath U Take Leo Dimalanta
24/7 in Love Pipoy Ronquillo
2013 On The Job Francis Coronel, Jr.
2014 Starting Over Again Marco Antonio Villanueva III

Films as executive producer[edit]

Year Film Company Notes
2009 Manila Bicycle Pictures and MJM Productions Executive producer
Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme Spring Films, Solar Films, MJM Productions, and Star Cinema
2012 Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme Spring Films and Star Cinema
2013 Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel Spring Films, MJM Productions, and Quantum Films

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Network
1993-2001 Star Drama Presents Guest role special guest ABS-CBN
1994 That's Entertainment Himself GMA Network
A.T.B.P. Kuya Miguel ABS-CBN
1995/1997 Mara Clara Recurring role
1995/1999 Gimik Recurring role
1998 Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako Raffy
Star Drama Presents Himself
1998/1999 Esperanza Brian
1999 Maalaala Mo Kaya Episode "Siato"
2001/2003 Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka Jordan Villamines Main role
2003/2004 Buttercup Lance
2004 Mangarap Ka Celso / Oslec / Dragon King Main role
2005 ASAP Himself Performer / Host
2006 Star Magic Presents Alvin Episode "All About A Girl"
Sa Piling Mo Adrian Tuazon Main role
2007 Walang Kapalit Noel Borromeo
Be Bench: The Model Search Himself Host
2008 Lobo Noah Ortega Main role
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya Mel Episode "Piso"
Komiks Presents: Nasaan Ka Maruja Gabriel Montero Episode "The Real Gabriel"
Lovers in Paris Carlo Aranaz Main role
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Ninoy Aquino Episode "Kalapati"
Episode "Makinilya"
2010 May Bukas Pa Choir member Final Chapter "Amen"
2010/2011 Noah Gabriel Perez Main role
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Darwin Calvario Episode "Traysikel"
MMK: Dalawang Dekada Documentary Special Himself / Host Special Guest
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Randy Episode "Sumpak"
Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig Father Alfred Valderama Main Role
2013 Apoy Sa Dagat Ruben Manubat
2014 Hawak-Kamay Eugene "Gin" Agustin

Awards[edit]

Film and television awards[edit]

Movie/TV Show Category Organization/Year
Lobo Best Drama Actor 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV (2008)
Maalaala Mo Kaya Piso Best Single Performance by a Lead Actor 21st PMPC Star Awards for TV (2007)
Don't Give Up On Us Best Actor (tied with Jericho Rosales) 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies (2007)
Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) 4th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards (2007)
Milan Best Actor 54th FAMAS Awards (2005)
Mangarap Ka Best Drama Actor 1st ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards (2004)
Dekada '70 Best Supporting Actor U.P. Film Desk of the YOUNG CRITICS CIRCLE (2003)
Gawad Urian Award (2003)
FAP Awards (2003)
FAMAS Awards (2003)
PMPC Star Awards for Movies (2003)
Gawad PASADO (2003)
GAWAD TANGLAW (2003)
28th Metro Manila Film Festival (2002)
Special Recognition for RARE GRAND SLAM GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards (2003)

Music awards[edit]

Category Album/Song Organization/Year
Revival Album of the Year Decades 2nd PMPC Star Awards for Music 2010 [9]
Album Cover Design of the Year Decades 2nd PMPC Star Awards for Music 2010 [9]
Best Album Package Decades 23rd AWIT Awards 2010 [10]
Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play Paano Kita Iibigin 21st AWIT Awards 2008
Male Recording Artist of the Year 38th Box Office Entertainment Awards 2008[11]
Male Artist Awardee Timeless ASAP 3rd Platinum Circle Awards 2007
Compilation Awardee Nagmamahal Kapamilya – Songs For Global Pinoys ASAP 3rd Platinum Circle Awards 2007
Compilation Awardee Hotsilog – The ASAP Hotdog Compilation Album ASAP 3rd Platinum Circle Awards 2007
Male Artist Awardee Timeless ASAP 24k Awards 2007
Triple Platinum Timeless Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc.(2007)
6x Platinum Nagmamahal Kapamilya – Songs For Global Pinoys Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc. (2007)
Gold Paano Kita Iibigin OST Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc. (2007)
Original Theme Song of the Year Sana’y Malaman Mo 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2007
Platinum Hotsilog – The ASAP Hotdog Compilation Album Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc.(2006)
Gold Piolo Pascual: Platinum Hits Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc.(2006)
Gold Renditions: Songs of Louie Ocampo Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc.(2005)
Platinum My Gift Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc.(2004)
Platinum Piolo Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc.(2003)
  • In the Philippines, a gold award means selling in excess of 12,500 units and a platinum award means selling in excess of 25,000 units.
  • Pascual's album "Piolo Pascual: Platinum Hits" was repackaged. "Ikaw Lamang", the theme song of the teleserye "Sa Piling Mo" was added.
  • Sana'y Malaman Mo (lyrics: Ogie Alcasid, music: Louie Ocampo) was featured in the 2006 film Don't Give Up on Us.
  • Paano Kita Iibigin (lyrics and music: Ogie Alcasid) was the theme song of the movie with the same title released in 2007.

Box-office and entertainment industry awards[edit]

Category Organization/Year
One of Anak TV Seal's Most-Admired Male TV Personalities Southeast Asian Foundation for Children’s Television (2009)
One of Anak TV Seal's Most-Admired Male TV Personalities Southeast Asian Foundation for Children’s Television (2008)
Favorite Actor of the Year (Paano Kita Iibigin) YES! Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards 2007 [12]
One of Anak TV Seal's Most-Admired Male TV Personalities Southeast Asian Foundation for Children’s Television (2007) [13]
Star in the Philippine Walk of Fame German Moreno and Eastwood City (2007)
One of Anak TV Seal's Most-Admired Male TV Personalities Southeast Asian Foundation for Children’s Television (2006)
One of Anak TV Seal's Most-Admired Male TV Personalities Southeast Asian Foundation for Children’s Television (2005)
Mr. Screen Idol FAMAS Awards (2005)
Mr. RP Movies Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation (for 2004 box-office performance)
Mr. RP Movies Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation (for 2003 box-office performance)
Youth Achievement Award German Moreno and FAMAS Awards (2002)
Mr. RP Movies Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation (for 2001 box-office performance)
Most Promising Group (The Hunks with Jericho Rosales, Bernard Palanca, Carlos Agassi, and Diether Ocampo) Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Awards (2001)
Mr. RP Movies Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation (for 2000 box-office performance)

Nominations[edit]

Film nominations (in producing)[edit]

Movie Category Organization/Year
Kimmy Dora Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) ENPRESS Golden Screen 2010

Film nominations (in acting)[edit]

Movie Category Organization/Year
Manila Best Actor GAWAD PASADO 2010
Paano Kita Iibigin Best Actor FAMAS 2008
Paano Kita Iibigin Best Actor FAP (LUNA) 2008
Paano Kita Iibigin Best Actor PMPC Star 2008
Don't Give Up On Us Best Actor FAMAS 2007
Dreamboy Best Actor GAWAD TANGLAW 2006
Dreamboy Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) ENPRESS Golden Screen 2006
Milan Best Actor GAWAD URIAN 2005
Milan Best Actor FAP (LUNA) 2005
Milan Best Actor PASADO 2005
Milan Best Actor PMPC Star 2005
Milan Best Actor (Drama) ENPRESS Golden Screen 2005
I Think I'm In Love Best Actor Manila Film Festival 2002
Mila Best Actor FAP 2002
Lagarista Best Actor GAWAD URIAN 2001
Esperanza Best Supporting Actor FAMAS Awards 2000
Esperanza Best Supporting Actor Metro Manila Film Festival 1999

Television nominations[edit]

TV show Category Organization/Year
ASAP Best Male Host PMPC Star 2007
Walang Kapalit Best Drama Actor PMPC Star 2007
Sa Piling Mo Best Drama Actor PMPC Star 2006
Mangarap Ka Best Drama Actor PMPC Star 2004
Maalaala Mo Kaya Lobo Best Single Performance by a Lead Actor PMPC Star 2002
Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako Best Drama Actor 4th Asian TV Awards 1999

Recording and concert nominations[edit]

Song/Album/Concert Title Category Organization/Year
Pop Music Male Artist ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards 2010
Decades Male Recording Artist of the Year 2nd PMPC Star Awards for Music [14]
Decades Male Pop Artist of the Year 2nd PMPC Star Awards for Music [14]
Babe Music Video of the Year 2nd PMPC Star Awards for Music [14]
Pop Icons Best Collaboration for a Major Concert (with Sam Milby, Erik Santos, Mark Bautista, and Christian Bautista) 22nd ALIW Awards 2009
Male Vocalist of 2008 1st WAKI OPM Music Awards 2009 (101.9 FM Station)
Listeners' Choice for Favorite Male Artist 1st WAKI OPM Music Awards 2009
Ten Piolo Best Major Concert (Male) 21st ALIW Awards 2008
Ten Piolo Best Performance in a Concert (Male) 21st ALIW Awards 2008
Paano Kita Iibigin Best Performance by a Duet (with Regine Velasquez) 21st AWIT Awards 2008
Pop Music Male Artist ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards 2008
Paano Kita Iibigin Best Original Song ENPRESS Golden Screen 2008
Paano Kita Iibigin Movie Original Theme Song PMPC Star 2008
Favorite Male Artist 3rd MYX Music Awards 2008
Paano Kita Iibigin Favorite Collaboration (with Regine Velasquez) 3rd MYX Music Awards 2008
Favorite Myx Live Performance (with Regine Velasquez) 3rd MYX Music Awards 2008
Best Major Concert (Male) 20th ALIW Awards 2007
Pop Music Male Artist ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards 2007
Paano Kita Iibigin Pop Movie Theme Song ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards 2007
The Gift Favorite Male Artist 4th MTV PILIPINAS People's Choice Awards 2004
Kailangan Kita Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist 16th AWIT Awards 2003
Kailangan Kita Best Pop Recording 16th AWIT Awards 2003
Kailangan Kita Song of the Year (composer: Ogie Alcasid) 16th AWIT Awards 2003

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Artist Album Tracks Year Records
Piolo Pascual Piolo Kailangan Kita
Ikaw Ang Buhay Ko
Nag-Iisa
Ako'y Sa'yo Lamang
Ikaw Pa Rin Pala
Kaibigan Mo Ako
Till There Was You
Tell Me Why
Kung Ako Ba Siya?
Muntik Nang Maabot Ang Langit
Sana Ikaw
Kahit Isang Saglit
Till There Was You (Cinema Mix)
2003 Star Records
Piolo Pascual My Gift The Gift
Bakit Hindi Na Lang Ikaw?
Bakit Kailangan Pang Lumayo?
Alaala Niya
Kapag Kasama Kita
Sa May Bintana
Bakit Kayo Pa Rin?
Di Pa Huli
Tunay Kitang Minamahal
Minamahal Ko Siya
I Need You Back
Through The Years
The Gift (feat. Claudine Barretto)
2004 Star Records
Piolo Pascual Timeless One More Chance
Ikaw Na Nga
If Only Love (with Toni Gonzaga)
Why Can’t We Be Together?
Nagmamahal Ng Tunay
There For Me
Wagas
Turuan Mo Ako
To Hear You Say You Love Me (feat. Jim Brickman)
Ikaw Pa Rin
Dahil Ikaw
Why Can’t We Be Together? (Acoustic Version)
Ikaw Na Nga (Alternate Version)
Ikaw Lamang
Walang Kapalit
Complete (Centrum Theme Song)
2007 Star Records

Compilation albums[edit]

Artist Album Tracks Year Records
Piolo Pascual Renditions: Songs of Louie Ocampo Shadow Of Time
Group Hug
Sana'y Malaman Mo
Pansinin Mo Ako
So Many Questions
Closer You and I
Without You
No Regrets (feat. Jay Durias)
Forever
Nasaan Ka Man
2005 Star Records
Piolo Pascual Platinum Hits Ikaw Lamang
Don't Give Up On Us
Kailangan Kita
The Gift
Kung Ako Ba Siya
Sana Ikaw
I Need You Back
Sa May Bintana
Till There Was You
Together Forever
Muntik Nang Maabot Ang Langit
Bakit Hindi Na Lang Ikaw?
Through The Years
Ikaw Ang Buhay Ko
Sana'y Malaman Mo
Mangarap Ka
Kahit Isang Saglit (Live)
2006 Star Records
Piolo Pascual Decades I'll Be Seeing You
Beyond The Sea
True Love
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
You've Lost That Lovin Feeling
If I Fell
Strangers In The Night
Just The Way You Are
Your Song
Terminal
Babe
2010 Star Records
Piolo Pascual Decades II Never Thought
It's Sad To Belong
Just Tell Me You Love Me
Somebody
You Were There
Truly Madly Deeply
The Actor
To Be With You
You'll Be In My Heart
Again
Hero
To Where You Are
2011 Star Records

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2006 "Miss Universe" Hotsilog: The ASAP Hotdog Compilation
2007 "Nariyan Ka pa Rin Sana" Nagmamahal, Kapamilya: Songs For Global Pinoys
"Paano Kita Iibigin" (Solo) Paano Kita Iibigin Soundtrack
"Paano Kita Iibigin" (with Regine Velasquez)
"Angel Eyes"
"Lalala"
"Thesa's Theme"
"Muling Nagmamahal" (with Regine Velasquez)
"My World with You" (with Regine Velasquez)
"Sana Nga" (with Regine Velasquez)
2009 "Wag Na Wag Mong Sasabihin" (with KC Concepcion)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://telebisyon.net/Piolo-Pascual/artista/. Retrieved on 12/6/2013 .
  2. ^ Hits and Flops: List of Filipino (Non MMFF) Films that Grossed P100 Million in the Box Office. Nationwidehitsandflopsph.blogspot.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-28.
  3. ^ Grand Slam
  4. ^ Jocelyn Dimaculangan. "Three Filipino films will take part in 62nd Cannes Film Festival". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved April 23, 2009. 
  5. ^ Jocelyn Dimaculangan. "Manila has been chosen as the opening film of Cinemalaya 2009". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved June 30, 2009. 
  6. ^ Archie de Calma. "News, Piolo Pascual collaborates with Dingdong Dantes in a movie". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved June 30, 2009. 
  7. ^ http://ph.news.yahoo.com/photos/celebrities-call-for-mali-s-transfer-slideshow/piolo-pascual-photo--372713495.html
  8. ^ http://christpinoy.blogspot.com/2010/09/piolo-pascual-share-his-best-ever.html
  9. ^ a b Sarah Geronimo, Christian Bautista and Erik Santos win top honors at the 2nd Star Awards for Music | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. PEP.ph. Retrieved on 2013-07-28.
  10. ^ Noel Cabangon and Gloc 9 emerge triumphant in 23rd Awit Awards | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. PEP.ph. Retrieved on 2013-07-28.
  11. ^ Philippine Entertainment Portal | News | FIRST READ ON PEP: John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo named Box-Office King & Queen for 2007
  12. ^ Philippine Entertainment Portal | News | Richard Gutierrez and KC Concepcion voted by YES! readers as Most Beautiful Celebrities
  13. ^ Philippine Star - Articles
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