Hiro Peralta

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In this Philippine name, the middle name or maternal family name is Magalona and the surname or paternal family name is Peralta.
Hiro Peralta
Born Hirojenel Benz Magalona Peralta
(1993-11-07) November 7, 1993 (age 23)
Kumamoto, Japan
Other names Hiro Magalona
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Relatives Engelbert G. Peralta (Father)
Jean Senen M. Peralta (Mother)
Enrique B. Magalona Sr. (great grandfather, deceased)
Vicente G. Magalona(grandfather, deceased)
Carolina A. Magalona (grandmother, deceased)
Edilberto D. Peralta Sr. (grandfather,deceased)
Felecitas G. Peralta (Grandmother)
Francis Magalona (uncle, deceased)
Maxene Magalona (cousin)
Frank Magalona (cousin)
Saab Magalona (cousin)
Elmo Magalona (cousin)

Hirojenel Benz Magalona Peralta (born November 7, 1993 in Manila, Philippines) to Engelbert Garcia Peralta and Jean Senen Magalona Peralta. Better known by his stage name Hiro Peralta, is a half-Filipino quarter-German quarter-Portuguese actor. He made his acting debut when he joined the cast of Tween Hearts where he was paired with Kim Rodriguez. He is currently in GMA Network. He is the nephew of late Master Rapper Francis Magalona and a second degree cousin of Maxene Magalona, Frank Magalona, Saab Magalona, and Elmo Magalona. He is also the grandson of late veteran actor Pancho Magalona's eldest brother Vicente Gayoso Magalona.

Personal life[edit]

Early life[edit]

Peralta was born in Manila and grew up in Quezon City . His father, Engelbert Peralta, was a sou chef turned into a custom broker, and his mother, Jean Senen Peralta, is a crooner in Japan. Peralta has 6 siblings, Benjamin Peralta III 25(deceased),Mark Joseph Peralta 20, Aira Camille Peralta 19 and twins Engelbert Peralta Jr. 15(deceased) and Edilbert Peralta 5(deceased). He was raised by his fathers uncle Edgardo B. Garcia Sr. and wife Daisy D. Garcia. His surname, Peralta is a Portuguese surname from a Latin alta "Pedras Altas" which means High Rocks.


Peralta started his Nursery and Kindergarten in St. Vincent School. Peralta went to Siena College of Quezon City to start his grade school. At the age of 8, peralta's family thought he has an attention deficiency so he was transferred to J. Christmont School and stayed there till 4th grade. For his 5th grade he was transferred to Sto. Ñiño Parochial School. He Graduated in Esteban Abada Elementary School in 2006 his mother's alma mater. Peralta spent his high school and graduated in St. Patrick School of Quezon City in 2010 where he and Liza Soberano are schoolmates. He was then admitted into St. John Technological College of The Philippines which is owned by his family, but deferred because he entered show business. He also admitted in Trinity University of Asia, a university located in Quezon City, where he took his bachelor's degree in business administration major in financial management, but also deferred because of show business.


Peralta have 10 tattoos in his body and everyone of it have its own meanings. A triangle with a line and a dot located on his left wrist, While on his right wrist is a circle with three lines both are geometric glyphs that means "Challenge and Understand"(left) and "power"(right). In his left foreaem near his elbow are four red lines, beside it is an asterisk both also Geometric glyphs means "Contentment"(Lines) and "Best"(Asterisk). On his right shoulder a compass with zodiac signs Gemini,Scorpio,Pisces and Aries, it means "my family my home". In his left chest a roman numeral which means "June 18, 1991" His late brother's birth date. The word HighRocks is from a Latin alta "Pedras Altas" where his surname came from, Located in his left inner bicep. In his left and right traps there's a "Generoso" and "Gracioso" both came from his name Hirojenel which means "God is gracious and generous". And an arrow strucked into a diamond in his right ribcage, it means aim for the diamond.



Year Title Role Notes Network
2016 Juan Happy Love Story Marco Tolentino Special Participation GMA Network
Wagas Ely Main Role GMA News Tv
Unang Hirit Himself Co-host GMA Network
Magpakailanman: You and Me Against the world Bong Main Role GMA Network
Dishkarte of the Day Himself Guest GMA News TV
Magpakailanman: My Little Wife Teddy Main Role GMA Network
2015 Little Nanay Archie San Pedro Main Role GMA Network
Maynila: Christmas is My Heart Chino Main Role GMA Network
Karelasyon: Cougar Mico Main Role GMA Network
Maynila: My Mother, My Yaya Vince Main Role GMA Network
Pari 'Koy Sam Supporting Role GMA Network
2014 My BFF Baron Supporting Role GMA Network
2013 Anna Karenina Brian Main Cast GMA Network
2012 Cielo de Angelina James Aragon Supporting Role GMA Network
Maynila: Brave Heart Benj Supporting Role GMA Network
Biritera Teofi Supporting Role GMA Network
2011 Party Pilipinas Himself/Performer Guest GMA Network
Regal Shocker: Anito Onid Main Cast TV5
Iglot Luis Bustamante Supporting GMA Network
2011-2012 Tween Hearts Bayani 'Ian' De Castro Supporting Role GMA Network
2010 Maynila: The Best Girl Topher Main Cast GMA Network
2010–2016 Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman Himself Host GMA Network


Year Title Role Film Production
2015 Tomodachi Rafael n/a
2014 Kamkam Anton Heaven's Best Entertainment
2012 The Mommy Returns Emil Regal Films
2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Andoy Regal Films


Awards and nominations[edit]

! Year ! Award-Giving Body ! Category ! Work/Award ! Result ! Source

|- | 2010 ||25th PMPC Star Awards for TV || Best Male TV Personality || Reel Love Presents: Tween Hearts || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated || |-

External links[edit]

Hiro Peralta at the Internet Movie Database