March 21, 1987
Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
|Alma mater||Mapúa Institute of Technology|
|Occupation||Singer, Actor, dancer, model|
|Awards||StarStruck V - 2nd Prince
9th Golden Screen Awards for Breakthrough Performance by an Actor
28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies - New Movie Actor
Rocco Nacino (born March 21, 1987 in Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines), better known by his screen name Rocco Nacino, is a Filipino actor and registered nurse who rose to fame and gained media attention for joining on the fifth season of StarStruck, a Philippine reality show broadcast on GMA Network. He was the Second Prince of StarStruck.
Nacino was born in Baguio City and was raised in Singapore and Laguna, his father's hometown. He studied Nursery up to Primary 6 in Singapore, and also learned to speak Mandarin as his Mother Tongue during his grade school days. He studied in Makati Hope Christian School for his secondary education and in Mapúa Institute of Technology on his tertiary, in which he passed the Nursing Board Exam making him a registered nurse on June 6 and 7, 2009 in Manila.
On his first year of college at Mapua Makati, he participated in the Mister and Miss Cardinals and won as Mister Cardinals 2005. This opened new opportunities in the world of TV commercials and print media. Among his projects were TV commercials and print media for Vaseline, Skyflakes, Goya, Jollibee, Chowking, Smart, Pepsi and STI. His sports are jiujitsu, muay thai, mixed martial arts, boxing, arnis and basketball. He also trains wing chun regularly. Aside from these sports, he also plays drums and a little of guitar.
His biggest break on television was when he bagged the role he had auditioned for – Sine Novela Presents: Gumapang Ka sa Lusak, opposite Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo. This was followed by another teleserye at GMA Network’s Dramarama sa Hapon block, Koreana, with Kris Bernal as his love interest. His excellent performance in Koreana gave him his first acting nomination from the Entertainment Press Society (Enpres) as Finalist for Outstanding Performance by an Actor for the Golden TV Awards in 2011. With the large viewership and high ratings garnered by Koreana, Nacino was given a more challenging project and an even better exposure via the first-ever dance serye Time of My Life, with Kris Bernal and Mark Herras; which was telecast in GMA’s Telebabad timeslot.
He was part of the weekly fantasy sitcom, Kaya ng Powers with Rhian Ramos, Sheena Halili, Elmo Magalona, Joey Marquez and Rufa Mae Quinto and did a cameo in the finale week of Amaya, where he played the role of Adult Banuk. He also top-billed a 5-episode weekly series, Love Bug presents: Mistaken Identity, where he was paired with Lovi Poe and which was shot in Palawan.
Nacino’s first indie film which was an entry at the 2011 Cinemalaya Film Festival, Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa with Paulo Avelino and Jean Garcia, showcased his acting capabilities and earned him his first prestigious acting awards when he was chosen by the Philippine Movie Press Club as the “New Movie Actor of the Year” in the 28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies; and by the Entertainment Press Society (Enpres) as “Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor” in the 9th Golden Screen Awards. Nacino also did cameo roles in the movies My Valentine Girls and My Kontrabida Girl. He also played the brother of Judy Ann Santos at the 37th Metro Manila Film Festival, My House Husband: Ikaw Na!, directed by Jose Javier Reyes.
He was also given the honor to portray Philippines' national hero Jose Rizal in the multi-awarded documentary narrated by Howie Severino, Pluma: Ang Dakilang Manunulat. The documentary was also nominated as Best Documentary at the New York Film Festival. He then starred in The Good Daughter, opposite Kylie Padilla. He also played the title role, Lam-ang – an epic movie that was shot in Ilocos, with Rochelle Pangilinan as his leading lady. He also appears weekly in Party Pilipinas and Bubble Gang.
His indie film, I Love You, Pare Ko, opposite to Rodjun Cruz, was set to be released in 2012.
|2014||Only One||PolyEast Records|
|2012||To Love Again||Platinum
(certified by PARI)
|2011||Rocco Nacino: "Sana Pinatay Mo Na Lang Ako"
(Expanded Platinum Edition)
(certified by PARI)
|2014||Hiram Na Alaala||Joseph Corpuz||GMA Network|
|Magpakailanman: Ama Ina Anak||Marlon|
|2013||Wagas: The Jiggy and Marnie Manicad Love Story||Jiggy Manicad||GMA News TV|
|Out of Control||Co-Host||GMA Network|
|Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas||Gerardo "Jerry" Sebastian|
|Magpakailanman: Mga Trabahong Lahat||Patrick|
|Titser||Mayor Joseph Santiago||GMA News TV|
|2012||AHA!||Himself / Guest Host||GMA Network|
|Yesterday's Bride||Justin Ramirez|
|Makapiling Kang Muli||Ferdinand|
|The Good Daughter||Darwin Alejandro|
|2011||Time of My Life||Jason|
|PLUMA: Rizal, Ang Dakilang Manunulat||Jose Rizal||GMA News TV|
|Maynila: Bestfriends & A Girl||Bogs||GMA Network|
|2010||Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge||Challenger|
|Koreana||Benjamin "Benjo" Bautista Jr.|
|Kaya ng Powers||Clinton Llib|
|Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak||RJ Guatlo|
|Bubble Gang||Himself / Guest / Performer|
|2009/2010||SOP Fully Charged|
|2009||StarStruck V||Himself / Contestant / Second Prince|
|2013||Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir||Pedro Calungsod||Wings Entertainment|
|My Lady Boss||Henry Pozar Enrique||GMA Films & Regal Films|
|I Luv U, Pare Ko||Sam||Krix Film Productions|
|2012||Madaling Araw Mahabang Gabi||TBA||Panoramanila Pictures|
|2011||My House Husband: Ikaw Na!||Erik||Octo Arts|
|Tween Academy: Class of 2012||Cameo||GMA Films|
|Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa||Dennis||Cinemalaya|
|My Valentine Girls||Marvin||GMA Films & Regal Entertainment|
Awards and nominations
|2012||FMTM Awards||Daytime Prince||Won|
|Yahoo! OMG Awards||Most Promising Actor of the Year||Nominated|
|43rd Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Most Promising Male Star of the Year||Won|
|9th Golden Screen Awards||Breakthrough Performance by an Actor||Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa||Won|
|28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||New Movie Actor||Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa||Won|
|2011||ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards||Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actor||Koreana||Nominated|
|2010||StarStruck V||Second Prince||StarStruck V||Won|
- Rocco Nacino lives with his family in Cainta, Rizal
- Erwin Santiago (February 22, 2009). "Steven Silva and Sarah Lahbati declared Ultimate Survivors of StarStruck V". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
- ABOUT - Rocco Nacino
- ABOUT - Rocco Nacino
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- Rocco Nacino's biggest break on television
- Other projects
- Rocco Nacino's success and awards
- Portrayals of heroes, Jose Rizal and Lam-Ang
- Final 14: Rocco Nacino
- "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
- Rocco Nacino at iGMA.tv