Grae Fernandez

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Grae Fernández
Born Grae Cameron García Fernández
(2001-11-07) November 7, 2001 (age 16)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Actor and Recording Artist
Years active 2013–present
Agent Star Magic (2013–present)
Parent(s) Mark Anthony Fernández
Melissa García Fernández
Relatives Rudy Fernández (grandfather)
Alma Moreno (grandmother)
Vandolph Quizon (half-uncle)
Renz Fernández (half-uncle)
Winwyn Marquez (half-aunt)

Grae Cameron García Fernández (born November 7, 2001) is a Filipino film and television teen actor, host and recording artist, known as one the vocalists of Star Magic's teen boy-group Gimme 5.

Personal life[edit]

Fernandez was born on November 7, 2001 in Manila, Philippines. He is the elder of two sons to actor Mark Anthony Fernandez and wife Melissa Garcia Fernandez. His younger brother is Rudolf Venedictos Garcia Fernandez.

He belongs to one of the most prominent clans in showbiz.[1] He is the grandson of action icon, the late Rudy Fernandez and actress-politician, Alma Moreno. He is also the half-nephew of actors Vandolph Quizon, Renz Fernandez and actress-dancer & Reina Hispanoamericana 2017, Winwyn Marquez.

Career[edit]

Fernandez first appeared on TV in a 2013 Jollibee Summer Bucket Treats commercial. He made his television debut on the ABS-CBN game show Minute To Win It - Junior Edition which was then hosted by Luis Manzano.

In December 2013, Fernandez joined the boy-group Gimme 5 - a band formed by ABS-CBN's Star Magic along with teenstar Nash Aguas as leader, Joaquin Lucas Reyes, Brace Henry Arquiza and John Emmanuel Bermundo. They were introduced on ASAP wherein the band performed The Wanted's, Glad You Came.

Gimme 5 released their self-titled debut album in November 2014 under Star Music. The track list of the all-original, pop-rock album includes "Pagkasama Ka", "Aking Prinsesa" , "Hey Girl", "Growing Up", "Ikaw Na Na" and its carrier single "Hatid Sundo".[2] The following year, the group held a series of TV guestings and mall shows to promote their album. The group kicked off their "Gimme5 Best Summer Ever" album tour a few weeks ago.

In August 2014, Fernandez started his acting career as a cast member of "Perfecto" an episode in fantasy-drama, comedy anthology Wansapanataym [3] which is produced and aired by ABS-CBN every Saturdays and Sundays. He was later on cast as supporting character in the teen drama TV series, Bagito.

Fernandez was then cast in a special participation as one of the young characters in the 2015 Primetime TV series Bridges of Love. He played Manuel "JR" Nakpil JR/Carlos Antonio (later portrayed by Paulo Avelino) a hopeful high school student who sells cigarettes at night.[4] Fernandez stirred everyone's curiosity about the boy who rose from the slums when Baron Geisler's character adopted him.[5] He was subsequently cast as a supporting character in the remake version of Primetime TV series Pangako Sa 'Yo as Jonathan "Egoy" Mobido originally by Patrick Garcia.[6] He appeared in Book 1 as the love interest of Lia Buenavista played by Andrea Brillantes.

In August 2015, Fernandez made his film debut [7] as one of the supporting cast in a certified box-office hit movie The Love Affair[8] top-billed by Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta and Bea Alonzo. In the film, he played the role of Timmy the youngest child of Vince and Trisha.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

TV Shows/ Guestings/ Appearance
Year Title Role Type of Role Network
2014 Wansapanataym: Perfecto Carlo Guest Episode
ABS-CBN
2014–present ASAP Himself Performer
2015 Bagito Carlo Supporting Cast
Luv U Carter Guest
Bridges of Love Manuel"JR"Nakpil Jr./ Young Carlos Antonio Guest Cast
Pangako Sa 'Yo Jonathan "Egoy" Mobido Supporting Cast
2016 Home Sweetie Home Jepoy Guest
Ipaglaban Mo Andrew Lead Role
Ang Probinsyano Young Eric Maniego Guest Cast
2017-2018 Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin Joselito "Jay-jay" Agbayani Jr. Supporting Cast
2017 Wansapanataym: Louie's Biton Louie Mendrez First Starring Role
2018 Funny Ka, Pare Ko Grae Supporting Cast
Cine Mo!

Movies[edit]

Movies
Year Title Role Film Producer
2015 The Love Affair Timmy Ramos
Star Cinema

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Critics Award(s) Nominated Work Result
2015 46th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Recording/Performing Group
Gimme 5
Won [10][11]
2016 Myx Music Awards Favorite Group Nominated [12]

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