JM de Guzman

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JM de Guzman
Juan Miguel Gob de Guzman

(1988-09-09) September 9, 1988 (age 31)
OccupationActor, Singer
Years active2001–2004
AgentStar Magic (2009–2015, 2017–present)
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Musical career
LabelsIvory Music & Video
Associated actsBryan Termulo, Alex Castro, Markki Stroem

Juan Miguel Gob de Guzman (born September 9, 1988), popularly known by his screen name JM de Guzman, is a Filipino actor, mixed martial artist, model and singer. He is currently working as an exclusive talent of Star Magic.

Early life and career[edit]

JM de Guzman's mother is Han Carteciano Gob while his father is Ronniel De Guzman. JM started his career as a print and TV model. He was a cast in Ang TV 2 (as JM "Butik" de Guzman), where his batchmates include Shaina Magdayao and Denise Laurel. During his elementary and high school years, he studied at Lourdes School of Quezon City.

In 2005, he was accepted at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, where he took up Certificate in Theater Arts, majoring in Performance Studies. He apprenticed as an actor and production staff under the university's college-based theater group, Dulaang UP.

In 2006, he joined the UP Wrestling Club and eventually became its president and a decorated athlete. He won medals in various competitions sanctioned by the Wrestling Association of the Philippines, wherein he represented the UP Wrestling Club or the Quezon City Wrestling Team. In 2007, he won a silver medal for Quezon City during the Philippine Olympic Festival – National Capital Region qualifying round.

He also competed in amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) as representative of S.P.R.A.W.L. - MMA Team. He logged a 1-1 fight record: he lost his match in the 2007 URCC University and won in the 2009 S.P.R.A.W.L and BRAWL amateur MMA event.

He was also elected as the Deputy Grand Triskelion of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity, UP Diliman chapter.

De Guzman auditioned and was later cast in the 2009 Cinemalaya film Last Supper Number 3. The independent film was where Direk Lauren Dyogi, business unit head of ABS-CBN. Dyogi found him and asked to audition for Midnight Phantom. He passed the audition and starred as the best friend of Rafael Rosell who plays the title role.

He was cast in the new PHR series Alyna and paired with his Midnight Phantom co-actor Charee Pineda who has been claimed having chemistry by the fans.

His biggest break so far is playing the lead role as Gabriel Maglayon, originally played by actor Rico Yan, in ABS-CBN's 2011 remake of Mula Sa Puso.[1] Upon getting the role, De Guzman has proven that he is one of the most-promising young actors these days, as he also present a very good chemistry with the cast, especially with Lauren Young, who plays Via Pereira, his character's love interest in the series.

Now a contract artist of Star Magic, he played the lead role of "Angelito" in Angelito: Batang Ama, paired with Charee Pineda, which aired from November 2011 to April 2012. With the success of Angelito: Batang Ama, De Guzman was paired up again with Pineda for the follow-up teleserye entitled Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto that aired from July 2012 to December 2012.

His last appearance in ABS-CBN in the 2015 romantic comedy series All of Me with Albert Martinez, Yen Santos and Arron Villaflor. De Guzman's Star Magic talent contract expired on November 16, 2015.

After a two-year hiatus, ABS-CBN promoted de Guzman's return starting December 6, 2017, before signing his contract to Star Magic.[2]

In February 2018, he became a member of the acoustic group ASAP Jambayan, replacing Kaye Cal who left the group after prior commitments.

In 2018, he was cast as leading man in PHR series Araw Gabi and paired with former Girltrends member Barbie Imperial who has been claimed having a strong chemistry with him, form a loveteam called "JuanBie" by fans.

On November 11, 2018, he interpreted Sa Mga Bituin Na Lang Ibubulong[3] for Himig Handog 2018, composed by Kyle Raphael Borbon. However, due to sickness, he was unable to participate on the Grand Finals of Himig Handog 2018, being substituted by Jason Dy during the live finale performance on ASAP.

Personal life[edit]

De Guzman is a cousin of fellow singer Klarisse de Guzman, first runner-up of The Voice of the Philippines (season 1).

In late 2013 to 2014, De Guzman underwent rehab due to drug abuse and entered a rehab facility for 17 months.[4] Prior to that, he was in a relationship with actress Jessy Mendiola for 2 years. They broke up some time in 2013 citing De Guzman's drug abuse as the main contributor of the break-up.[5] The premature cancellation of his show Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto was said to be caused by De Guzman's eventual erratic behavior on set. His supposed portrayal of Pedro Calungsod for the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival entry film Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir was also cancelled and was replaced by actor Rocco Nacino to take on the titular role.

In late 2014, after De Guzman's completion of his rehabilitation and a hiatus for over a year, he made a showbiz comeback and rekindled his relationship with Mendiola which lasted for 5 months before breaking up for the second time.[6] His reported problematic attitude on the set of the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival entry Walang Forever led to his replacement in the movie by actor Jericho Rosales.[7]

In 2015, after a series of disturbing and cryptic messages posted on his Instagram account, De Guzman later apologized and stated via Instagram post that Mendiola was not the reason for their second breakup nor she and station ABS-CBN would be blamed for his recent actions and behavior. He further claimed that he has been recently struggling with anxiety attacks, depression and bipolar disorder.[8]



Year Title Role Network
2019 Pamilya Ko Francisco "Kuya Chico" R. Mabunga ABS-CBN
Ipaglaban Mo: Impostor Cedric Valdez
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Black Belt Ramon "The Bicolano" Gonzales
2018 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Araw Gabi Adrian Olvidar
2015-2016 All of Me Edong / young adult Manuel Figueras
2015 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal Himself
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bota Paul Manuel
Ipaglaban Mo: Totoong Mahal Kita Emman
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Simcard Joeven
Hawak Kamay Brian Agustin
Ipaglaban Mo: Ibigay Ang Aming Karapatan Andoy
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kurtina Acmad
Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto Angelito Santos
Sarah G. Live Himself (Guest Co-Host)
2011–2012 Angelito: Batang Ama Angelito Santos
2011 I Dare You Himself (as Kapamilya Challenger)
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Balot - The Marcelito Pomoy Story Marcelito Pomoy
Mula sa Puso Gabriel Maglayon
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pasaporte Jay[9]
2011–2015, 2018–present ASAP Himself (Boys R Boys, ASAP Jambayan)
2010 Banana Split Himself
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna Yael
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine Nathaniel Cervantes
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Midnight Phantom Mike Castillo
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: The Substitute Bride Jimmy
2008 Pelikuletran: New Arrival (Letran Short Film Festival) Miko
2003 Magpakailanman: Ricky Reyes Story Totoy Reyes GMA Network
2001-2002 Ang TV 2 Various roles ABS-CBN


Year Title Role Movie Producer
2019 Last Fool Show Paolo Star Cinema & N2 Productions
2018 Kung Paano Siya Nawala Lio TBA Studios
2015 Invisible
2015 You're My Boss Gino Andres Star Cinema
2015 That Thing Called Tadhana Anthony Cinema One Originals
2014 She's Dating The Gangster Cameo Star Cinema
2013 Ang Turkey Man Ay Pabo Rin Dong CineFilipino & Quantum Films
2012 On The Job Boyet Star Cinema
2012 Every Breath U Take Carwash Boy Star Cinema
2012 The Strangers Crispin Quantum Films
2012 Pridyider James Regal Films
2012 Intoy Siyokoy ng Kalye Marino Intoy Cinemalaya
2012 My Cactus Heart Val Skylight Films
2011 Ang Babae sa Septic Tank Bingbong Cinemalaya
2011 Pintakasi Creative Media & Film Society of the Philippines
2010 My Amnesia Girl Eric Star Cinema
2010 Rekrut Lando dela Cruz Cinemalaya
2010 Pendong Juan Oxin Media Productions
2010 Miss You Like Crazy JM Recto Star Cinema
2009 Last Supper No. 3 Andoy Pamatid Cinemalaya


Studio albums[edit]

Artist Album Tracks Year Records
JM de Guzman Tensionado Akin Ka Na Lang (Itchyworms)
Don't Give Up On Us (David Soul)
Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
Lost In Space (Lighthouse Family)
Stupidest (JM de Guzman)
Tensionado (Silent Sanctuary)
Terrified (Katharine McPhee)
Warrior (JM de Guzman)
2013 Ivory Music and Video
JM de Guzman JM de Guzman Carried Away (JM de Guzman)
Pagdating Ng Panahon (Aiza Seguerra)
Out Of My League (Stephen Speaks)
Bizarre Love Triangle (New Order)
Collide (Howie Day)
Kiss Me (Sixpence None the Richer)
True (Ryan Cabrera)
Yakap Sa Dilim (Orange and Lemons)
Give You The World (JM de Guzman)
Sa May Bintana (Smokey Mountain)
Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinéad O'Connor)
Carried Away (Acoustic Version) (JM de Guzman)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and Nomination
Year Award-Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by an Actor Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pasaporte Nominated
37th Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave Awards for Best Actor[10] Pintakasi Won
2012 36th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actor Ang Babae sa Septic Tank Nominated
25th Awit Awards Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist Carried Away Nominated
7th Myx Music Awards Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video Pangarap Lang Kita (by Parokya ni Edgar) Won
2013 37th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actor Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino Nominated
2015 17th Gawad PASADO Awards Best Actor That Thing Called Tadhana Won
41st Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave Awards for Best Actor Tandem & Francisco Guinto, ARI: My Life with a King[11] Won
2016 14th Gawad Tanglaw Awards Best Supporting Actor Imbisibol Won


  1. ^ "JM De Guzman, Lauren Young, and Enrique Gil will lead new cast of Mula sa Puso". Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  2. ^ "LOOK: JM de Guzman set for comeback at Star Magic". Rappler.
  3. ^ "Chords for Sa Mga Bituin Na Lang Ibubulong - JM De Guzman". Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  4. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "JM asks: Are you going to send me to rehab again?". ABS-CBN News.
  5. ^ Villano, Alexa. "JM de Guzman on rehab, Jessy Mendiola, and second chances". Rappler.
  6. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "Jessy Mendiola confirms split with JM". ABS-CBN News.
  7. ^ Corporation, ABS-CBN. "SEARCH | PUSH.COM.PH: Your ultimate showbiz hub!".
  8. ^ "JM de Guzman posts apology, asks fans not to blame Jessy, ABS-CBN for his troubles". Rappler.
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2011". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  11. ^ Smith, Chuck. "Winners: 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival awards night". Philippine Star. Retrieved 28 December 2015.

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