|Vice Mayor of Makati|
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2001
|Preceded by||Arturo Yabut|
|Succeeded by||Ernesto Mercado|
|Optical Media Board chairman|
|Preceded by||Bong Revilla|
|Succeeded by||Ronnie Ricketts|
|Born||Eduardo Barrios Manzano
September 14, 1955
San Francisco, California, United States
|Political party||Independent (1998-2009; 2011-present)|
|Residence||Polopina, Concepcion, Iloilo, Philippines|
|Occupation||Actor; television personality; comedian; politician|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||4 (1973-1977)|
|Commands||Missile Engineering Group, Strategic Air Command|
Eduardo "Edu" Barrios Manzano (born September 14, 1955) is an American-born Filipino actor, comedian, politician, television personality, comedian, and United States Air Force veteran. He was previously the host of game shows The Weakest Link, Pilipinas, Game KNB?, 1 vs. 100 and Asar Talo, Lahat Panalo.
Eduardo Barrios Manzano was born on September 14, 1955 in San Francisco, California to Filipino parents. Due to his parentage (jus sanguinis) and the place of his birth (jus soli), he is both a citizen of the Philippines and the United States under the constitutions of both countries.
Edu Manzano is a graduate of La Salle.
Manzano moved to the Philippines to pursue a full-time career with the local movie industry.
Manzano served as president of the actors’ group Kapisanan ng mga Artista sa Pelikulang Pilipino in the 1990s.
He was part of ABS-CBN's roster of contract actors until he took a leave in order to run for vice president of the Philippines in the 2010 elections. However, he has stated that he is no longer interested in returning to show business but is interested to take on hosting current affairs programs
After losing on elections, Manzano signed a contract and returns to GMA Network. In 2010, he hosted the pre-noontime game show Asar Talo Lahat Panalo! and he is scheduled to host two new game/talent shows this 2011 after months of hiatus on TV, he hosts Family Feud: The Showdown Edition since April 2011 until July but Edu is now defected to TV5 to have a new TV show entitled Game N Go. In 2012 Edu is now joining the morning show of Good Morning Club.
Aside from acting and political career, Manzano was also appointed as the executive president of the Philippine Amateur Judo Association and the executive board member of the Philippine Olympic Committee.
Manzano entered politics in 1998 when he ran for Vice Mayor of Makati City. He garnered a majority of votes in the election, but his proclamation was suspended due to a case filed which alleged that he was not a citizen of the Philippines. The Comelec eventually ruled that he was indeed a Filipino citizen, clearing the way for his proclamation as Vice Mayor. Following a three-year term, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for Mayor of Makati City in 2001, losing to Jejomar Binay.
In 2004, Manzano became the first chairman of the Optical Media Board, a government agency tasked with combating optical media piracy. He resigned the position in August 2009.
Manzano ran as the Lakas-Kampi-CMD's candidate for Vice President in the May 2010 election as the running mate of presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro. He eventually lost to Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay and finished fifth. Manzano is the co-founder of the non-profit advocacy organization called Ako Mismo.
In 2016, Manzano will be running in the Senate, as he is part of Partido Galing at Puso of Sen. Grace Poe, as well as Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Bongbong Marcos coalition. However, he lost. Manzano was finished #21 overall in the COMELEC's partial and official senatorial tally.
- Someone to Watch Over Me (2016 GMA Network)
- Bridges Of Love (2015 ABS-CBN)
- Face the People (2014 TV5)
- What's Up Doods? (2013 TV5)
- Miss World Philippines 2012 (2012 TV5)
- Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (2013 ABS-CBN)
- Good Morning Club (2012–present TV5)
- Game N Go (2012–2013 TV5)
- Unang Hirit (2011 GMA Network)
- Family Feud: The Showdown Edition (2011 GMA Network)
- Asar Talo Lahat Panalo! (2010 GMA Network)
- Pilipinas, Game KNB? (2007–2009 ABS-CBN)
- 1 vs. 100 (2008 ABS-CBN)
- Umagang Kay Ganda (2007–2009 ABS-CBN)
- Walang Kapalit (2007 ABS-CBN)
- Ok Fine 'To Ang Gusto Nyo (2005 ABS-CBN)
- OK Fine! Oh Yes! (2004 ABS-CBN)
- Showbiz Sabado (2003 ABS-CBN)
- OK Fine Whatever (2003 ABS-CBN)
- Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (2002 ABS-CBN)
- Magandang Umaga Bayan (2002–2007 ABS-CBN)
- Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka (2002 ABS-CBN)
- Bituin (2002–2003 ABS-CBN)
- MTB: Ang Saya Saya (2004–2005 ABS-CBN)
- The Weakest Link (2001 IBC)
- Labs Ko Si Babe (1999–2000 ABS-CBN)
- Mikee Forever (1999 GMA Network)
- Di Ba't Ikaw (1999 GMA Network)
- ASAP (1995-2006; 2015-present ABS-CBN)
- Emergency (1995–1996 GMA Network)
- Late Night with Edu (1992–1994 ABC)
- Love Me Doods (1989-1991 People's Network PTV 4)
- Palibhasa Lalake (1986–1998 ABS-CBN) Budoy
- Not So Late Night With Edu (1985 GMA Network)
- Halik sa Hangin (2015)
- Kaaway Hanggang Hukay (2001)
- Tanging Yaman (2000) Arturo
- Markado (1999) Bennie
- Simaron, Barya Lang Ang Halaga Ng Ulo Mo! (1997)
- Mortal Kong Kaaway Kaibigang Tunay (1997)
- I Do, I Die! Dyos Ko Day (1997) Bernie Mendiola
- Tubusin Mo Ng Bala Ang Puso Ko (1995)
- Ishmael Zacarias (1994) Ishmael Zacarias
- Task Force Habagat (1993) Col. Ping Lacson
- Contreras Gang (1991) Mario Contreras
- Sagad Hanggang Buto (1991) Zapanta
- Kidlat ng Maynila: Joe Pring 2 (1991) Karim
- Kaaway ng Batas (1990) Ryan
- Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija (1990) Agapito
- Hanggang Kailan ka Papatay? (1990) Joel Suarigi
- Eagle Squad (1989)
- Batas Sa Batas (1989)
- Hindi Palulupig (1989) Basil
- Captain Jaylo Batas sa Batas (1989) Lt. Orly Mendoza
- Alabok sa Ulap (1987) Vince
- Captain Barbell (1986) Teng-Teng / Captain Barbell
- Palimos ng Pag-ibig (1985) Rodel
- Dance Of The Universe (Universal Records, 2008)
- World's Greatests Dance Steps (Universal Records, 2007)
- Horacio "Ducky" Paredes (November 19, 2009). "Getting to Know Edu Manzano". Malaya. Archived from the original on February 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- Katherine Evangelista, Miko L. Morelos (November 13, 2009). "Game show host Edu Manzano is Lakas bet for vice president". Inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on November 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
- "Edu Manzano says he's leaving showbiz for good". ABS-CBN News Online. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original on March 26, 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2010.