|Born||Bartolomé Tomas Alberto Rodriguez Mott
October 1, 1987 (age 27)
Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippines
|Occupation||Actor, reality TV|
Bartolomé Tomas Alberto Rodriguez Mott (born October 1, 1987), better known as 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. He currently hosts Don't Lose the Money on GMA Network.
He 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).
Career and acting
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.
In 2010, Rodriguez had a small role in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya with Angel Locsin. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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.
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
- Voiz Boyz (2010; Star Records)
|2013||TOMDEN||GMA Records||Gold (7,500+)|
|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 ||
|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|
|Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw||Special Guest|
|2012/2013||Be Careful With My Heart||Jeff D. Macavinta|
|2013||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Palda||Ian|
|My Husband's Lover||Vicente "Vincent" Soriano||
|Sunday All Stars||Host / Performer|
|My Destiny||Lucas Matthew Andrada|
|Don't Lose the Money||Host|
|2010||Here Comes The Bride||Harold||Star Cinema|
|Petrang Kabayo||Chito||VIVA Films|
|Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Angel||Star Cinema|
|2011||Temptation Island||Umberto||Regal Films
|2012||The Reunion||Aljoven||Star Cinema|
|2013||It Takes A Man And A Woman||Anton Ortega||Star Cinema
|My Lady Boss||Timothy||GMA Films
|Bekikang: Ang Nanay Kong Beki||Fortunato||Viva Films|
|2014||So It's You||Goryo||Regal Films|
|Beauty in a Bottle||TBA||Star Cinema|
|Praybeyt Benjamin 2||TBA||Star Cinema
|2014||Nuno Sa Puso||Evil Roman||GMA Films|
- Sexy Talk with Tom Rodriguez and Hermes Bautista. philstar.com (2010-06-11). Retrieved on 2013-09-10.
- Quintos, Napoleon (2010-02-21). "Tom Rodriguez has no conflict with Ronnie Liang". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- "Angel Locsin pairs up with Jake Cuenca for ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’". episodes. ABS-CBN. 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Tom thrills viewers in newest game show, Don't Lose The Money".
- Atlantis Productions stages ‘Disney’s Aladdin’. philstar.com (2012-11-12). Retrieved on 2013-09-10.
- Melissa Ricks and Matt Evans are paired anew in MMK. PEP.ph. Retrieved on 2013-09-10.
- "Why director Wenn Deramas considers ‘Bekikang’ his second favorite of all his movies". TV5: Interaksyon News. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
- "'Bekikang': A new Wenn Deramas star is born". Rappler.com. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
- "Movie Poster And Trailer For "Bekikang" Are Released". Retrieved October 21, 2013.