Jeric Gonzales

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Jeric Gonzales
John Eric Salvanera Gonzales

(1992-08-07) August 7, 1992 (age 27)
Other namesKilig Cutie (Kilig is Tagalog word that roughly translates to "giddiness.")
OccupationMusician, TV Personality, model
Years active2012–present

John Eric "Jeric" Salvanera Gonzales (born August 7, 1992) is a TV personality from Laguna in the Philippines. He is known as one of the winners of the second season of the reality show, Protégé, a reality based artista search, created by GMA Network.[1][2][3] In present he is currently known as "kilig heartrob" in television at gma dramas.


Gonzales became David Pomeranz's opening act for the latter's concert in Manila.[4] Gonzales joined the Ginoong Laguna 2012 and won 2nd Runner Up.[5][6]

Gonzales was a nursing graduate from Calamba Doctors' College in Parian who has temporarily set aside taking the board exams to pursue a showbiz dream. Born and raised in Barangay Halang[7] and was mentored by the Southern Luzon mentor Gina Alajar. Gonzales was originally a protégé of Alajar but due to a twist of the show, Alajar had to let go one of her protégés and mentor Jolina Magdangal chose Gonzales as her new protégé.

At the end of the competition, Gonzales was announced as the "Ultimate Male Protégé." Gonzales' female counterpart in winning the competition is Thea Tolentino who is also from Calamba.

Gonzales became part of the now defunct Sunday noontime variety show Party Pilipinas with the other top six finalists. Also after winning Protégé, Jeric was signed, with Thea Tolentino, to be part of Teen Gen, a sequel of the teen oriented show of the 1990s, T.G.I.S..[7]

On 2013, Gonzales appeared as a guest in sitcom Pepito Manaloto. Gonzales was also part of the prime time telenovela, Love and Lies.[8]

In 2014, Gonzales became part of the cast of Hustisya and in Nora Aunor's Dementia.

Also in 2014, Gonzales became a member of the musical trio 3logy with Abel Estanislao and Jak Roberto.[9][10] Their first song is the revival of Jolina Magdangal's hit Maybe It's You.


Television series[edit]

Year Program Role Network
2012 Teen Gen Santiago "Tiago" Torres[11] GMA Network
2013 Love and Lies Ryan Alcantara
Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy Jeffrey Calida
2014 Paraiso Ko'y Ikaw Edward (young)
2014–2015 Strawberry Lane George Bustamante
2015 Pari 'Koy Eli Marasigan
2015–2016 Destiny Rose Vince
2016 Once Again Jared "JV" Sanchez
Oh, My Mama! Zach Ynares
2017 Trops Richard Roxas
Super Ma'am Isagani Dagohoy
2017–2018 Kambal, Karibal Michael Roy "Makoy" Claveria
2018 Ika-5 Utos Brix Lorenzo
2019 Magkaagaw Jio Almonte


Year Program Role Network
2013 Magpakailanman: Flowers of Hope: The Rolando Niangar Story Rolando Niangar (teen) GMA Network
Maynila: Hate You, Love You Mauro
Maynila: Recipe for Love Elmo
2014 Wagas: Lydia and Pongol Love Story Pongol GMA News TV
2015 Wagas: Lala and Ronnie Love Story Ronnie
Magpakailanman: Ang Masuwerteng Pinay sa Brunei: The Kathelyn Dela Cruz Dupaya Story Mar (young) GMA Network
Karelasyon: Kambal TJ
Magpakailanman: Brother Na, Sister Pa: The Tubato Family Story Christine Tubato
Alamat: Ang Mahiwagang Singsing Pedro (voice)
Wish Ko Lang Jeremy
Magpakailanman: Asawa ni Mister, Kabit ni Misis Junell
Karelasyon: Apartment James
Maynila: YOLO si Lola Moymoy
Maynila: Flowers 4 U Alvin
Maynila: Mahal Nga Kasi Kita Arlan
Magpakailanman: Bingit ng Buhay: The Skyway Bus Tragedy Ryan
2016 Magpakailanman: Multo Ni Ella Elmer
Maynila: Lovely Revenge Luigi
Magpakailanman: Pikot In Love Alan
Magpakailanman: Ang Hinagpis Ng Isang Ina Hisham Go
Dear Uge: Paano Mapansin Ni Crush? Rusty
2017 Magpakailanman: Sweet Smell of Success: The Donita Nose Story Ricky
Magpakailanman: May Forever: The Ariel Cruz and Julieta Manuel Story Ariel (young)
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Echoserang Senyorita at ang Pabibong Frog Fredrick[12]
Imbestigador: Nanlaban o Pinatay? Kian Loyd Delos Santos[13]
AHA!: Monsterfest: Bal-bal Baldo
2018 Wagas: Ang Pilat ni Galea Eladio GMA News TV
Elehiya Eric GMA Network
Maynila: Love Blends Andy
Magpakailanman: Our Crazy Love Gerald

Various shows[edit]

Year Program Role Network
2012 Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break Himself / Grand Winner GMA Network
2012–2013 Party Pilipinas Himself / Performer
2013 Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento Ronnie Castro
2013–2015 Sunday All Stars Himself / Performer
2016 A1 Ko Sa 'Yo Christian
2016–2017 Tsuperhero Danilo[14]


Year Title Role
2014 Dementia Vincent
Hustisya Michael
2016 Imagine You & Me Rudy


  • Maybe It's You (3logy)
  • Gusto Kita (3logy)
  • Pwede Ba (3logy)


Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2014 11th Golden Screen Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Teen Gen Nominated
2015 31st PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year[15] Dementia Nominated
2019 33rd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Single Performance by An Actor Magpakailanman: Male Sex Slave sa Saudi Won


  1. ^ Santiago, Erwin (October 21, 2012). "Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino declared winners of Protege: The Battle For The Big Artista Break". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  2. ^ "Meet the Protégé male and female battle champs". October 23, 2012.
  3. ^ "Jeric, Thea win in 'Protégé'". Malaya Business Insight. October 23, 2012. Archived from the original on April 16, 2013.
  4. ^ Jo-Ann Q. Maglipon, Jocelyn Dimaculangan (August 5, 2012). "Protégé Season 2 Reveals Its Top 20". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  5. ^ Garcia, Rose (August 8, 2012). "GMA-7 reveals Top 10 male contenders of Protégé". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  6. ^ Nardo, Jun (August 9, 2012). "No plans to enter politics-- Dingdong". Journal Online. Archived from the original on August 14, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Introducing Jeric Gonzales, The Coco Martin Lookalike Among The Proteges
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  9. ^ "Sunday All Stars" launches Jeric Gonzales, Abel Estanislao and Jak Roberto as boyband ‘3logy’
  10. ^ Jeric doesn’t mind being part of 3Logy Archived February 11, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Rula, Gorgy. "Jodi, malaki ang kontribusyon kay Jolo". Abante Tonite.
  12. ^ Acar, Aedrianne. "Kate Valdez, isang echoserang senyorita?". GMA. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "Kaso ni Kian Loyd delos Santos, sisiyasatin sa 'Imbestigador'". GMA News Online. GMA Network, Inc. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  14. ^ Acar, Aedrianne. "Ano ang role ang gagampanan ni Jeric Gonzales sa 'Tsuperhero?'". GMA Network, Inc. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  15. ^ "Winners, Star Awards for movies 2015". Rappler. Retrieved November 13, 2017.

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