Anjo Yllana

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Anjo Yllana
Born Andrés José Garchitorena Yllana Jr.
(1968-04-24) April 24, 1968 (age 50)
Quezon City, Rizal, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Actor, host, comedian, politician
Years active 1986–present
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Spouse(s) Jacqui Manzano
Children Mikaela Yllana
Andee Yllana
Jaime Yllana
Nathan Yllana
Relatives Robbie Yllana (1969-2010; brother)
Jomari Yllana (brother)
Paulie Yllana (brother) Ryan Yllana (brother)

Andrés José Garchitorena Yllana Jr., better known as Anjo Yllana (born April 24, 1968), is an actor-comedian, television host and politician.

Early life[edit]

He was born Andrés José Garchitorena Yllana, Jr. on April 24, 1968 in Quezon City (which was then geographically part of Rizal province) to Andrés Yllana and Vicky Garchitorena as the eldest of four brothers. His younger brothers are Jomari Yllana, Ryan Yllana and Paulie Yllana.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to actress Jacqui Manzano (born March 31, 1981) with four children: Mikaela, Andee, Jaime and Nathan.

He is a member of Scouts Royale Brotherhood (SRB) International Service Fraternity and Sorority under the banner of the Alpha Delta Chapter.

Show business life[edit]

He started in show business in 1984 with talent manager the late Douglas Quijano. He then auditioned for the teen TV variety show That's Entertainment after attempting a career as a professional basketball player. He started with support roles in both comedy and drama. He was nominated by different award-giving bodies as Best Supporting Actor in the movie Itanong Mo sa Buwan, starring opposite Jaclyn Jose and directed by Chito Rono.

His turning point in show business came in 1990, when he was given the role of Dino Tengco, the mentally disabled son of the crazy politician couple Barbara and Anding Tengco in the ABS-CBN satirical sitcom Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata. He was awarded Best Comedy Actor by Star Awards in 1992 for his efforts. He was subsequently launched as a solo comedian and had several successful comedy films to his name, among them Dino, Abangan ang Susunod Na... (his launching movie), Pempe ni Sara at Pen (with Kris Aquino and Vandolph) and Milyonaryong Mini (with John Estrada and Sheryl Cruz). He also became part of the sitcoms Ober da Bakod (GMA Network) and Palibhasa Lalake (ABS-CBN). His stint in the latter sitcom cost him his role in Ober da Bakod after he decided to become an exclusive ABS-CBN talent.

After Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata ended its run, Anjo turned to TV directing via the GMA Network sitcom M.U.? which starred his brother Jomari Yllana as well as Gelli de Belen. Soon after, in 1999, he moved to GMA Network after ending his contract with ABS-CBN and started hosting the long-running noontime show Eat Bulaga! His former comic tandem with Janno Gibbs in Ober da Bakod was revived via Beh Bote Nga (1999-2003) and Nuts Entertainment (2003-2007). They also appeared together in Eat Bulaga! until Janno resigned from the show to start acting in GMA soap operas. His last solo TV show was Cool Center where he formed a hilarious tandem with Eugene Domingo from 2008-2009.

Political life[edit]

Andrés José G. Yllana, Jr.
Member of the Quezon City Council from the 5th district
Assumed office
June 30, 2013
Vice-Mayor of Paranaque City
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Florencio Bernabe
Succeeded by Gustavo Tambuting
Member of the Parañaque City Council from the 2nd district
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2004
Personal details
Born (1968-04-24) April 24, 1968 (age 50)
Quezon City, Rizal
Political party Liberal (2015-present)
United Nationalist Alliance (2012-2015)
PMP (1998-2015)
Spouse(s) Jacqui Manzano-Yllana
Relations Ryan Yllana (cousin), Jomari Yllana (brother)
Children Mikaela Yllana
Andee Yllana
Jaime Yllana
Nathan Yllana
Residence Quezon City
Occupation actor, politician
Profession actor

Anjo started ventured into politics in 1998 when he ran and won as city councilor of the lone district of Paranaque. He was reelected in 2001 and served for a total of two terms before seeking higher office. In 2004, he ran and won the Vice Mayoralty race in the same city. In 2007 he lost in his bid for reelection. In 2010, he ran once again for councilor, but lost.

In 2013, he ran for city councilor, this time in the newly created 5th district of Quezon City, which includes his home barangay, Fairview and he successfully reelected in 2016.

Organizations[edit]

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • My Bebe Love: KiligPaMore (2015)
  • Separados (2014) - Tikboy's first indie movie
  • My Little Bossings (2013)
  • Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! (2011)
  • Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka fairy, the legend (2004) - Pandoy
  • Hari ng Yabang (1997) Vic
  • Isa, Dalawa, Takbo! (1996) - Esting
  • Milyonaryong Mini (1996)
  • Ober da bakod 2 (1996)
  • Pulis Patola 2 (1995) - Matipid/Kuya Lotpu
  • Best Friends (1995)
  • Si Ayala at si Zobel (1995) - Ayala
  • Ober da bakod: The Movie (1994)
  • Chickboy (1994) - Raffy
  • Pulis Patola (1993)
  • Dino, abangan ang susunod na... (1993) - Dino
  • Gagay: Prinsesa ng brownout (1993) - Paul
  • Mama's Boys (1993)
  • Sobra talaga... Overr!! (1993)
  • Guwapings: The First Adventure (1992) - Buddy
  • Alabang Girls (1992)
  • Dobol Dribol (1992)
  • Estribo Gang: The Jinggoy Sese Story (1992)
  • Mahal, Saan ka Natulog Kagabi? (1992)
  • Mahirap Maging Pogi (1992)
  • Pretty Boy (1992)
  • Pitong Gamol (1991)
  • Da Young Asyong Aksaya (1991)
  • Joey Boy Munti, 15 anyos ka sa Muntilupa (1991) - Boyong
  • Regal Shocker: The Movie ("Pangako") (1991)
  • Shake Rattle and Roll 2 ("Kulam") (1990)
  • Flavor of the Month (1990)
  • Isang Araw Walang Diyos (1989)
  • Rosenda (1989)
  • Kapag Napagod ang Puso (1988)
  • Tagos ng Dugo (1987)
  • Once Upon a Time (1987) - Benny
  • Super Islaw and the Flying Kids (1986)

Awards[edit]

  • Winner, Best Comedy Actor - 1992 PMPC Star Awards For TV

References[edit]

See also[edit]