Rodjun Cruz

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Rodjun Cruz
Born Rodolfo Othello Cruz Illustre, Jr.
(1987-10-10) October 10, 1987 (age 27)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actor, dancer
Years active 2006–present
Agent Star Magic (2006–2010)
Family Rayver Cruz (brother)

Rodolfo Othello Cruz Illustre, Jr. (born October 10, 1987) is a Filipino actor, dancer and singer. He is the brother of fellow actor and dancer Rayver Cruz.

Biography[edit]

Cruz was a member of the now defunct all-male dancing group Anim-E. The group, previously named Anime—in reference to the Tagalog word "anim" or "six"—originally consisted six members namely: Rayver Cruz, John Wayne Sace, Emman Abeleda, Sergio Garcia, Mico Aytona, and Mhyco Aquino.[1] Rodjun along with Miko Samson joined the original members in 2005.

In 2006, He was cast as Jigo in the ABS-CBN TV series Calla Lily.

After a year, Cruz along with 14 other celebrity contestants joined the second season of U Can Dance Version 2,[2] where he met and started dating fellow Star Magic talent Dianne Medina.[3] Cruz with his dancing partner Lina Basas were named Grand Champion of U Can Dance Version 2 the following year, where he won the grand prize of 250,000 pesos.[4] He also won another 250,000 pesos from the "Merrygalo" segment of, the now defunct noontime variety show, Wowowee.[4] He made a guest appearance in the "Mambabarang" episode of Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao in the same year.

In 2008, Cruz was cast as Jake Perez in the teen drama Lipgloss.[5]

Cruz left Lipgloss after three seasons in 2009. He had minor roles in the ABS-CBN shows Tayong Dalawa and May Bukas Pa. He also made guest appearances in Maynila and Midnight DJ.

He played Calvin in Magkaribal in 2010. He was also cast as Joaquin Buenaventura in Juanita Banana.[6] The same year, he left ASAP XV and joined, the show's rival, P.O.5 in TV5.[6]

Rodjun is also a cousin of singer actress Sheryl Cruz, Sunshine Cruz, Geneva Cruz and Donna Cruz.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2006 Calla Lily Jigo ABS-CBN
2007 U Can Dance Version 2 Himself ABS-CBN Season 2 Grand Champion
2007 Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Rickey ABS-CBN
2007–2010 ASAP Himself ABS-CBN Host/Performer
2008–2009 Lipgloss Jake Perez TV5
2009 Tayong Dalawa Stanley, Jr. ABS-CBN
2009 May Bukas Pa Young Ringo ABS-CBN
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya Anton ABS-CBN "Tattoo" episode
2009 Maynila Paco GMA Network
2009 Midnight DJ Miguel TV5
2010 Magkaribal Calvin ABS-CBN
2010 Maynila Jacob GMA Network
2010–2011 Juanita Banana Joaquin Buenaventura ABS-CBN
2010–2011 P.O.5 Himself TV5 Performer
2011 Fan*tastik Himself TV5 Performer
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Isyot ABS-CBN "Bulaklak" episode
2011–2012 Hey it's Saberdey! Himself TV5 Performer
2011 Carlo J. Caparas' Bangis Musang TV5
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Rene ABS-CBN "Itak" episode
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Jeff Bringas ABS-CBN "Saklay" episode
2012 Gandang Gabi, Vice! Himself ABS-CBN Guest
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya teen Lito ABS-CBN "Kabibe" episode
2013 My Husband's Lover Martin Savanal GMA Network Recurring guest star
2013-present Sunday All Stars Himself GMA Network Performer
2014 Magpakailanman Eugene GMA Network "Sa Kamay ni Misis" Episode
2014 Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real Allan Real GMA Network Supporting Role

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Production Notes
2013 Raketeros Star Cinema
2013 Tuhog Mark Skylight Films & Star Cinema
2012 I Love You, Pare Ko Carlo Krix Film Productions With Rocco Nacino

References[edit]

  1. ^ Navarro, Mell T. (2009-10-30). "Former Animé member Mhyco Aquino leaves ABS-CBN to spread his wings". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  2. ^ Liabres, Aprylle (2007-07-15). "All’s fair for Rodjun Cruz". City Times. Khaleej Times Online. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  3. ^ Franco, Bernie (2008-09-30). "Dianne Medina on Rodjun Cruz: ‘I love everything about him.’". Celeb Highlight. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  4. ^ a b Erece, Dinno (2007-10-24). "Star Magic talent Rodjun Cruz is both victorious and virginal at 20". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  5. ^ Alamo, Nerissa (2008-08-150). "TV5 brings back teen drama on Saturday afternoon block via "Lipgloss"". Entertainment Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-03-30.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ a b Sancon, Allan (2011-02-01). "Rodjun Cruz describes his sweet kissing scene with Bianca Manalo for Juanita Banana". Entertainment Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-03-30.