Jacob Benedicto

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Jacob Benedicto
Jacob Benedicto. Head Shot by Ronan Capili. 2014.jpg
Born Josemari Jacob K. Gayanelo
(1992-04-29) April 29, 1992 (age 26)
Philippines Manila, Philippines
Occupation Singer, Actor, Host
Years active 2012–present
Agent FameFactory, Inc. (2012–present)
Star Magic (2014–present)
Musical career
Years active 2014–present
Labels Star Music (2014–present)

Jacob Benedicto is a Filipino singer and actor born in Manila. He first gained recognition when he joined the blind auditions of The Voice of the Philippines (season 1) on ABS-CBN. Although none of the judges' chairs turned, Jacob dominated social media because of his good looks and soulful voice. The following year, in April 2014, Jacob entered the Pinoy Big Brother house as one of the housemates for Pinoy Big Brother: All In.[1] Dubbed as the "Cutie Crooner ng Paranaque",[2] Jacob spent 5 weeks inside the house and was the 4th housemate to be evicted on the 3rd elimination night.[3]

ABS-CBN Career[edit]

Jacob is currently a regular on the ABS-CBN Primetime Bida series Dream Dad as Jaymart. His first single "Pagka't Ikaw" is also included in the newly launched 'OPM Fresh' album from Star Music.[4][5]



Year Title Role Network
2015 Baker King Alex TV5
Ningning Hope's boyfriend ABS-CBN
Pinoy Big Brother: 737 Houseguest
Dream Dad Jaymart
2014 Ipaglaban Mo! "Akin Ka Lang" James
Maalaala Mo Kaya "Manika" Albert
Pure Love Diane's Classmate
Pinoy Big Brother: All In Himself
The Voice of the Philippines (season 1) Himself
2013 Kanta Pilipinas Himself TV5


Year Title Role Note Network
2014 Past Tense Diego Star Cinema



Year Title Composer Album Label
2015 Pagka't Ikaw Jeffrey Hidalgo OPM Fresh Star Music


  1. ^ "Meet the new housemates of 'Pinoy Big Brother'; Entertainment –". abs-cbnnews.com. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Jacob Benedicto: "Cutie Crooner" PBB All In Profile Bios, Photos & Video; Entertainment –". philnews.ph. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Jacob evicted from 'PBB'; Entertainment -". abs-cbnnews.com. 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  4. ^ "Introducing OPM Fresh; Latest News -". starcinema.abs-cbn.com. 2015-02-28. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  5. ^ "Star Music showcases fresh OPM talents; Entertainment -". philstar.com. 2015-05-03. Retrieved 2015-05-06. 

External links[edit]

Jacob Benedicto on IMDb