Tom Rodriguez

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Tom Rodriguez
Born Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippines
Occupation Actor, TV Host, Recording Artist
Years active 2009–present

Tom Rodriguez, is a Filipino-American actor. He is known for being on Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up as a reality TV contestant and his roles in Be Careful With My Heart, Temptation Island, and My Husband's Lover as Vincent Soriano.


Rodriguez is from Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines and later migrated to the United States when he was 12 years old with his parents. Tom was born in Subic Naval Base in Zambales, Philippines to an American serviceman father and a Filipina mother. One of six siblings, Tom moved with his two brothers and three sisters with their mom to Pinabacdao, Samar (where their mom hails from) but they grew up in nearby Catbalogan City, also in Samar, where Tom studied at St. Mary's College of Catbalogan (formerly Sacred Heart College) from kindergarten to Elementary. He lived in Yuma, Arizona and attended Cibola High School. Then, the family migrated to San Francisco where he took up Digital Animation but found it hard to find a job there. Tom is multi-lingual, able to fluently speak English, Tagalog and Waray-Waray (the language spoken in his hometown in Samar).[1]

Career and acting[edit]

After his eviction from Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up, he signed under Star Magic and took the stage name Tom Rodriguez. He made his television debut in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: My Cheating Heart.[2]

In 2010, Rodriguez had a small role in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya with Angel Locsin.[3] He and his fellow Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up housemates were cast in Your Song's summer episode Isla. He later played the love interest of Valerie Concepcion in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Me Again.[4] He also joined all male-singing group VoizBoys replacing Ronnie Liang, who was pulled out from the group because he has an existing contract to do an album as a solo artist.[2] He made his film debut in Here Comes The Bride and later appeared in the film Petrang Kabayo.

Later in 2011, Tom was cast in the remake film of Temptation Island in 1980 where he gained his fame, success and the key to him having a great career ahead of him. The movie was debuted on July, 2011 and made it to the box office hitting 60 million. The movie were showered with numerous high ratings and excellent receptions from certain critics. Rodriguez's character pairing with GMA artist Marian Rivera played as one of the sexy and glamourous roles in the movie that had explicitly. He played the new version of Umberto that made him being one of the new twist in story from the old film as a server on an exclusive luxurious yacht shot in the beautiful scenic Manila Bay. Marian Rivera's character (Christina G.) played as the seductive girlfriend tempting Umberto later in the movie.

He recently played Simon Escalante in TV5's teen series My Driver Sweet Lover.[5] Rodriguez appeared in the ABS-CBN's hit drama series Angelito: Batang Ama as a regular. In the year 2012, he appeared in the movie The Reunion and in the hit daytime soap Be Careful with My Heart. He plays Jeff Macavinta as the father of Aiza Seguerra's character, Cristina Rose' s son, Pocholo.

Tom transferred to GMA Network, starring as Vincent Soriano in a popular and controversial television drama series titled My Husband's Lover. In 2014, Tom starring as Lucas Matthew Andrada in a television drama series titled My Destiny. And recently, as a Game Show Host in a successful franchise from Germany, titled Don't Lose the Money.[6]


Tom also has a career in musical theater. He played the title role in the Asian premiere of Disney's Aladdin which ran from November 16 to December 9, 2012 at the Meralco Theater in Manila.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Tom was in a relationship with Princess Manzon, who was also his housemate in the Pinoy Big Brother house though their relationship did not end well due to Manzon's cheating allegation. Rodriguez keeps his relationship status in private however he announced on national television that he is now single after a break-up with singer Kaye Rivera and wants to focus in his booming career.


With Voiz Boyz[edit]

Year Title Label Sales
2013 TOMDEN GMA Records Gold (7,500+)



Year Title Role Network
2009 Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up Himself / Housemate
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: My Cheating Heart Harry
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Litrato Mike
Your Song Presents : Isla Tom
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Me Again Chadilton "Chad" Barrera
M3 (Malay Mo Ma-develop) Ted Salazar
2010/2011 My Driver Sweet Lover Simon Escalante
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: School ID Bong [8]
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Mana Po Johnny Santos
Guns and Roses Young Lucio
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Niagara Falls Noli
2011/2012 Angelito: Batang Ama Andrew Posadas
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Singsing Chiz Escudero
2012-2013 Be Careful With My Heart Jeff D. Macavinta
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Palda Ian
My Husband's Lover Vicente "Vincent" Soriano
GMA Network
Sunday All Stars Host / Performer
2014 Niño Gabriel Manalastas†
My Destiny Lucas Matthew Andrada
Don't Lose the Money Host


Year Title Role Notes Film Production
2010 Here Comes The Bride Harold Star Cinema
Petrang Kabayo Chito Supporting Role Viva Films
Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Angel Star Cinema
2011 Temptation Island Umberto Main Role Regal Films
GMA Films
2012 The Reunion Aljoven Star Cinema
2013 It Takes A Man And A Woman Anton Ortega Star Cinema
Viva Films
My Lady Boss Timothy GMA Films
Regal Films
Ekstra Himself Cinemalaya
Quantum Films
Bekikang: Ang Nanay Kong Beki[9][10][11] Fortunato Viva Films
Gaydar Richard Quantum Films
2014 So It's You Goryo Lead Role Regal Films
Tyanaks alongside with (Judy Ann Santos)
Beauty in a Bottle Pocholo Supporting Role Skylight Films
The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin Janjaranjan Main Role Star Cinema
Viva Films
English Only, Please Ernest Special Participation Quantum Films
Heaven's Best Entertainment


Awards & Nominations[edit]

! Ref/Source

|- | 2013 | 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV | Best Drama Actor with (Dennis Trillo) || rowspan=2|My Husband's Lover || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated || |- | 4th ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards || Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated || |}


  1. ^ Sexy Talk with Tom Rodriguez and Hermes Bautista. (2010-06-11). Retrieved on 2013-09-10.
  2. ^ a b Quintos, Napoleon (2010-02-21). "Tom Rodriguez has no conflict with Ronnie Liang". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Angel Locsin pairs up with Jake Cuenca for ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’". episodes. ABS-CBN. 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  4. ^ Franco, Bernie (2010-05-06). "PBB’s Tom Rodriguez is open to going nude for a project Liang". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  5. ^ Llanes, Rommel R. (2010-10-24). "Aspiring Action Star". Tom Rodriguez credits crooner Richard Poon for his confidence in singing. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  6. ^ "Tom thrills viewers in newest game show, Don't Lose The Money". 
  7. ^ Atlantis Productions stages ‘Disney’s Aladdin’. (2012-11-12). Retrieved on 2013-09-10.
  8. ^ Melissa Ricks and Matt Evans are paired anew in MMK. Retrieved on 2013-09-10.
  9. ^ "Why director Wenn Deramas considers ‘Bekikang’ his second favorite of all his movies". TV5: Interaksyon News. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ "'Bekikang': A new Wenn Deramas star is born". Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Movie Poster And Trailer For "Bekikang" Are Released". Retrieved October 21, 2013.