Coco Martin

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Coco Martin
Born Rodel Pacheco Nacianceno
(1981-11-01) November 1, 1981 (age 36)
Manila, Philippines
Residence Quezon City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Other names Deng, Rodel, Coco, Co, Cardo, Idol ng Masa
Education Jose Abad Santos Memorial School Quezon City "Elementary And High-school" (1989-1999) National College of Business and Arts "College - Bachelor of Science in hotel and restaurant management" (1999-2003)
Occupation Actor, Martial Artist, Producer, Director, TV Endorser
Years active 2001–2002; 2004-present
Agent Star Magic (2001–2002; 2009-2016)
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Website cocomartin.ph

Rodel Pacheco Nacianceno[1] (born November 1, 1981), known professionally as Coco Martin, is an award-winning Filipino actor, martial artist, film producer, film director and TV endorser. In 2017, Martin will star as the titular character in an upcoming Ang Panday reboot, while also serving as the director thus marking his directorial debut.

Martin's current action-drama television series FPJ's Ang Probinsyano is the most watched program in the Philippine TV at present. He is currently dubbed as the King of Primetime Drama, the King of Philippine TV Series, and the King of Philippine Television.

Acting career[edit]

Martin started out in one of the ABS-CBN's talent agency, Star Magic, as part of the Star Circle Batch 9. He made his first cameo film appearance in the 2001 film Luv Text where he was credited under his real name, Rodel Nacianceno, followed by many independent films.

Since then he has appeared in several TV advertisements before breaking back into showbiz with his lead debut independent film Masahista for which he was awarded the Young Critics Circle Best Actor Award in 2006. He also starred in Summer Heat in 2006.

In 2008, Martin was cast in Ligaw na Bulaklak as one of the regular cast members. In 2009, he starred in the drama series Tayong Dalawa where he won the award for Best Drama Actor at the 2009 Star Awards for Television. After Tayong Dalawa, he starred in the afternoon soap opera titled Nagsimula sa Puso, alongside Maja Salvador, Jason Abalos and Nikki Gil. In the same year, he joined Star Magic.[2]

In 2010, he became part of the cast of ABS-CBN's primetime drama Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo, and had his first leading role in the action series Tonyong Bayawak. He also starred in his first mainstream film Sa 'yo Lamang,[3] and the primetime series 1DOL. Martin also filmed another independent film titled Kinatay, where he was nominated for a FAMAS Award for Best Actor.

In 2011, he led the highly acclaimed television series Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin.[4] In May, Martín received the Dekada Award in the Gawad Urian ceremony.[5] He was nominated for multiple awards for his portrayal as Alexander and Javier del Tierro in Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, namely from the KBP Golden Dove Awards, Golden Screen Awards and Star Awards for TV.

In 2012, Martin starred in another ensemble series titled Walang Hanggan, an adaptation of the 1991 film Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit.[6] Having a good chemistry together, his love team with Walang Hanggan leading lady Julia Montes is Martín's most successful and effective love team, giving them more chance to star in other projects. Because of the success of the series, Coco Martin was then dubbed as the "Prince of Philippine TV Series". He was also the creative consultant of the series. He also starred in his second mainstream film entitled Born to Love You, opposite singer Angeline Quinto.[7]

In May 2012, a script for a film called Juan dela Cruz was submitted to the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival, starring Martin alongside Tayong Dalawa co-star Jake Cuenca, Nagsimula Sa Puso and Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin leading lady Maja Salvador, and Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo co-star Albert Martinez.[8] The entry, set to be directed by Richard Somes, was one of the 7 rejected scripts. Cinemedia Films Production Incorporated and ABS-CBN Dreamscape Entertainment unit head Deo Endrinal felt that the project would be better suited for TV, and have the now television series aired in 2013. Erich Gonzales is taking the role as Martín's leading lady.[9] Together with Martin, Gonzales and Martínez, the series was also starred Arron Villaflor, Eddie Garcia, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Gina Pareño.

In February 2013, the series Juan dela Cruz was aired in Philippine TV. Although the original script for the MMFF 2012 was rejected, it became one of the most watched TV Series in the country. Along with the success of the series, Coco Martin was then dubbed as the "King of Philippine TV Series". In the same month and year, He starred in a mainstream film entitled A Moment in Time together with Julia Montes as his leading lady.

In 2014, Martin starred in the period drama television series entitled Ikaw Lamang, alongside Walang Hanggan leading lady Julia Montes, and Tayong Dalawa co-stars Kim Chiu and Jake Cuenca. He also starred in another mainstream film Maybe This Time, with singer-actress Sarah Geronimo.

In October 2014, he celebrated his 10th year anniversary in show business.

In early 2015, He starred in a Philippine fantasy drama anthology WansapanaSummer (Wansapanataym) entitled "Yamishita's Treasures" alongside with his leading lady Julia Montes. The show lasted for 4 months.

In September 2015, Martin stars in the TV adaptation of the late Fernando Poe Jr.'s film Ang Probinsyano, creating all-time high records of ratings in all episodes. To portray the role, he had to train various martial arts such as Kickboxing, Arnis, and MMA.[10] The action drama series will continue to air until 2018. With the series dominating primetime and Philippine television, the tag "King of Philippine Television" was given to Martin.

In 2016, He starred in The Super Parental Guardians, along with Vice Ganda, Simon Pineda, and Awra under Star Cinema.

In 2017, Martin will star as the titular character in an upcoming Ang Panday reboot, while also serving as the director and producer thus marking his directorial and producing debut.[11] The role was first popularized by late actor Fernando Poe Jr., hence, making it the second time Martin will portray one of his roles. The film will be one of the selected entries in 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.[12][13]

Martin is known as one of the best performing actors in the industry. He is currently holding the record of about 80 awards and recognitions and over 30 nominations from prestigious award giving bodies since 2006.

Personal life[edit]

Coco Martin was born in Manila, Philippines and was raised in Novaliches, Quezon City.[1] He is a devotee of the Black Nazarene. During his childhood years, he usually went to the Quiapo Church with his grandmother to seek guidance from the Black Nazarene.[14] He is currently living in an exclusive village in Fairview, Quezon City.

He is the brother of Filipino independent film actor and newest "Prince of Philippine Independent Films", Ronwaldo Martin.[citation needed]

He graduated elementary in Rosa L. Susano-Novaliches Elementary School and high school in Jose Abad Santos Memorial School Quezon City or JASMS in North Edsa Ave. Quezon City, and finished Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management in National College of Business and Arts in Fairview Quezon City.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2007 Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang: Ang Walong Bulag Bulag 6
Daisy Siete: Isla Chikita David
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bibliya James
Ligaw na Bulaklak Ronel / Chris Alegro Main Antagonist
Komiks: Tiny Tony Joaquin Peralta
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Boarding House Billy
2009 Tayong Dalawa Ramon Dionisio Lecumberri Main Antagonist
Pinoy Indie: Biyaheng Lupa Obet
Komiks: Nasaan Ka Maruja? James
2009-10 Nagsimula sa Puso Carlo Pangdanganan
2010 Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Ringo Quijano Crisanto Main Antagonist
1DOL Fernando "Lando" Lagdameo
Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Tonyong Bayawak Antonio "Tonyo" dela Cruz / Tonyong Bayawak
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Silbato Jerome Ortega
2011 Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin 2nd Lt. Alexander "Xander" Del Tierro / Javier Del Tierro dual role / Protagonist / Antagonist
100 Days to Heaven Young Tagabantay Special guest
2011-12 Growing Up Asiong
2012 Walang Hanggan Emil "Daniel Cruz" Montenegro / Daniel Guidiotti Main Protagonist
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kamao Ramon
2013 Kahit Konting Pagtingin Bus passenger
Juan dela Cruz Juan dela Cruz / Anak ng Dilim (Son of Darkness) Main Protagonist (as Juan) / Special finale participation - Antagonist (as Anak ng Dilim)
My Little Juan teenage Juan dela Cruz
Wansapanataym: Simbang Gabi Police Officer Carlos "Caloy/Caloykoy" de Guzman
2014 Ikaw Lamang Samuel Severino Hidalgo
Ikaw Lamang - Book 2 Gabriel R. Hidalgo / Gabriel L. Mondigo
2015 Wansapanataym: Yamishita's Treasures Yamishita "Yami"
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Plano Police Chief Insp. Garry Erana
2015-present FPJ's: Ang Probinsyano SPO2 Ricardo "Cardo" Dalisay and Police Sr. Insp. Dominador "Ador" B. de Leon Main Protagonist

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 Luv Text Ivan's Friend
(as Rodel Nacianceno)
2002 Ang agimat: Anting-anting ni Lolo Armon
2005 Masahista Iliac
2006 Summer Heat Iliac
2007 Siquijor: Mystic Island Miguel Sarmiento
Foster Child Pedicab Driver
(uncredited)
Ataul: For Rent Danny
Tirador Caloy
Pi7ong Tagpo Sonny
(segment "Star City")
Nars Noel
Tambolista Billy
Batanes Jason
2008 Condo Benjie Castro
Daybreak JP
Serbis Alan
Jay Edward Navarro
Tiltil Manuel
Next Attraction
2009 Kinatay Pepeng
Soliloquy Obet Labrador
2010 Noy Noy
Sa 'yo Lamang Coby
2012 Captive Abusama
Born To Love You Rex Manrique
Sta. Niña Pol
24/7 in Love Dante
2013 A Moment in Time Patrick Javier
2014 Maybe This Time Antonio "Tonio" Bugayong
Feng Shui 2 Lester Anonuevo
2015 You're My Boss Pong Dalupan
Beauty and the Bestie Emman Castillo
2016 Padre de Familia Noel Santiago
The Super Parental Guardians Neil "Paco" Nabati
2017 Ang Panday Flavio

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Award/Critics Award/Category Result
2006 Young Critics Circle Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role for Masahista Won
2008 Golden Screen Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role (Drama) for Tambolista Nominated
Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actor for Tambolista Nominated
2009 Gawad PASADO Pinakapasadong Katuwang na Aktor for Jay and Serbis Nominated
ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy) for Jay Won
Gawad Genio Awards Best Film Supporting Actor for Jay Won
Gawad Urian Award Best Actor for Daybreak Nominated
Best Supporting Actor for Jay Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop TV Character of the Year (Ramon) for Tayong Dalawa Won
PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor for Tayong Dalawa Won
2010 Gawad Tanglaw Awards Best Ensemble Performance in a Television Drama for Tayong Dalawa Nominated
Presidential Jury Award for Excellence in Acting for Tayong Dalawa Won
Gawad Genio Awards Best Film Actor Kinatay Nominated
Young Critics Circle Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role for Soliloquy Nominated
Golden Screen Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama) for Kinatay Won
41st Guillermo Mendoza Awards Promising Male Box Office Star[15] Won
Gawad Urian Awards Best Actor for Kinatay Nominated
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Pin Up Boy Nominated
Anak TV Seal Awards Most Admired Male TV Personality Nominated
FAMAS Award Best Actor for Kinatay Nominated
Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor for Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Nominated
19th KBP Golden Dove Awards Won
2011 42nd Guillermo Mendoza Awards Prince of Philippine Movies for Sa'yo Lamang[16] Won
Gawad Tanglaw Awards Best Actor for Noy Nominated
Gawad Urian Awards Actor of the Decade (Dekada Award) Won
Best Actor for Noy Nominated
Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy) for Sa'yo Lamang Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama) for Noy Nominated
FAP Awards Best Actor for Noy Nominated
Star Awards for Movies Movie Supporting Actor of the Year for Sa'yo Lamang Won
Movie Actor of the Year for Noy Won
Yahoo! OMG Awards Breakthrough Actor of the Year Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Kapamilya TV Character (Alexander and Javier) for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Won
20th KBP Golden Dove Awards Best Actor for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Won
Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Silbato Won
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Won
Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by an Actor for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Silbato Won
Best Drama Actor for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Won
Male Star of the Night Won
Anak TV Seal Awards Most Admired Male TV Personality Won
FAMAS Award Best Actor for Noy Nominated
Best Director for Noy Nominated
Gawad Genio Awards Best Film Actor for Noy Won
2012 8th USTv Student's Choice Awards Best Actor in a Daily Local Soap Opera for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Won
Gawad TANGLAW Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Won
Pinakakapuri-puring Artista ng Dekada Won
2nd EdukCircle Awards Best Television Drama Actor Won
Northwest Samar State University Students’ Choice Awards for Radio and Television Best Actor in a Primetime Teleserye for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Won
Yahoo! OMG Awards Actor of the Year Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Kapamilya TV Character (Daniel Guidotti) for Walang Hanggan Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actor for Walang Hanggan Nominated
15th Asian Television Awards Best Actor in a Lead-Drama Role for MMK: Kamao Nominated
43rd Guillermo Mendoza Awards Prince of Philippine Television – Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin[17] Won
2013 Familia Sauza-Berenguer de Marquina 93rd Las Familias Unidas FitzGerald Awards[18] Youth Role Model of the Year Won
61st FAMAS Awards Best Actor for Sta. Niña Nominated
31st FAP Awards Best Actor for Sta. Niña Nominated
10th ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor for Walang Hanggan Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program for MMK: Kamao Nominated
29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actor of the Year for Sta. Nina Nominated
1st ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards Best Actor for Sta. Nina Nominated
10th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actor for Sta. Nina Nominated
44th Box Office Entertainment Awards (GMMSFI) Prince and Princess of Philippine Television (shared with Julia Montes)[19] Won
Most Popular Primetime TV Drama Series for Walang Hanggan (shared with cast) Won
Yahoo! OMG Awards Actor of the Year Won
3rd EdukCircle Awards Most Influential Celebrity Endorser of Year Won
27th PMPC Star Awards For TV Best Drama Actor of the Year Won
Male Star Of The Night Won
Best Primetime Drama Series for "Juan Dela Cruz" (shared with the cast) Won
Anak TV Seal Awards Youth Role Model of the Year Won
2014 12th Gawad Tanglaw Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series for "Juan Dela Cruz" Won
Yahoo! OMG Awards Actor of the Year Won
62nd FAMAS Awards Best Actor for A Moment in Time Nominated
4th EdukCircle Awards Best Television Drama Actor Won
28th PMPC Star Awards For TV Best Drama Actor of the Year Won
Best Primetime Drama Series for "Ikaw Lamang" (shared with the cast) Won
40th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Festival Actor for Feng Shui 2 Nominated
2015 13th Gawad Tanglaw Awards Best Actor for Ikaw Lamang Won
5th EdukCircle Awards Best Television Drama Actor Won
2nd Paragala: Central Luzon Media Awards Best Television Actor for Ikaw Lamang Won
1st Platinum Media Media Stallion Awards Best Film Actor Won
6th ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Best Actor Ikaw Lamang Nominated
Alta Media Icon Awards 2015 Best Actor for film Feng Shui 2 Won
Alta Media Icon Awards 2015 Best Actor for TV Ikaw Lamang Won
63rd Famas Awards Fernando Poe, Jr. Memorial award Won
2016 6th EdukCircle Awards Best Television Drama Actor - HALL OF FAME Award Won
Most Influential Film Actors of the Year Won
Box Office Tandem of the Year (with Vice Ganda) for Beauty and the Bestie Won
63rd CIDG Founding Anniversary Certificate of Appreciation Won
14th Gawad Tanglaw Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a (TV Series) for FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Won
18th Anak TV Awards Top Male Anak TV Makabata Star for 2015 Won
3rd UmalohokJUAN Communication & Media Awards Best TV Actor for FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Won
7th NSCART Awards Best Actor Won
4th Kagitingan Awards for TV of Bataan Peninsula State University PINAKAMAGITING NA PERSONALIDAD SA DULANG SERYE for FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Won
44th Box Office Entertainment Awards (GMMSFI) Phenomenal Star of 2015 for Beauty and the Bestie Won
24th KBP Golden Dove Awards Best TV Actor in a Drama Program for FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Won
Golden Laurel Lycean Choice Media Awards Best TV Actor for FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Won
Alta Media Icon Awards 2016 Best Drama Actor for TV for FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Won
LPU-Laguna Kung-gihan Awards 2016 SAFETY AWARENESS TV PERSONALITY Won
30th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor for FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Won
Anak TV Awards Makabata HALL OF FAME Award Won
2nd Illumine GIC Innovation Awards For Television Most Innovative TV Actor for 2016 Won
7TH TV Series Craze Awards 2016 Leading Man of the Year Won
2017 3rd Aral Parangal Awards Best Drama Actor Won
Guild of Educators, Mentors, and Students Natatanging Hiyas ng Sining sa Telebisyon Won
Gawad Bedista Awards Actor of the Year for TV Won
PARAGALA: Central Luzon Media Awards Best Television Actor Won
UmalohokJUAN 2017 Television Actor of the Year Won
8th Northwest Samar State University Students' Choice Awards for Radio and Television (NSCART) Best Actor in a Primetime Teleserye Won
Gawad Pasado 2017 Pinkapasadong Simbolo ng Kagandahang Asal Won
Kagitingan Awards for Television 2017 Pinakamagiting na Dulang Personalidad sa Seryeng Drama Won
25th KBP Golden Dove Awards Best TV Actor in a Drama Program for FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Won
Alta Media Icon Awards 2017 Best Television Drama Actor for FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Won
EdukCircle Awards 2017 Most Influential Actor of the Year Won
Most Influential Male Endorser of the Year Won
Film Actor of the Year Won
Box Office Tandem of the Year (with Vice Ganda) Won
2017 COMGUILD Academe's Choice Award Male Endorser of the Year Won
PMPC Star Awards for TV 2017 Best Drama Actor Nominated
Push Awards 2017 Push Male TV Performance of the Year Won
3rd Lion HearTV RAWR Awards Actor of the Year Won
Royal Lion Awardee Won

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