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|Born||片倉次郎 (Katakura Jirō?)
May 9, 1992
|Agent||Star Magic (1999-2009)|
Early life and education
Manio was born to a Japanese father Yusuke Katakura (片倉 裕介?) and Filipina mother Joylene Santos (died August 2007). He was raised by his grandfather and had a younger brother named Anjo Santos.
Manio attended grade school at Holy Child Parochial School in San Juan (now Saint John the Baptist Catholic School) and graduated from high school through the DepEd’s home study program at RESPCI (Rizal Experimental Station and Pilot School of Cottage Industries) in Pasig. He planned to study HRM in culinary studies at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
He starred in the digital film Tambolista (Drumbeat) under Cinema One, and in Ang Tanging Ina Niyong Lahat with Ai-Ai de las Alas. In 2004, he won the Best Actor and Gaward Urian plus Best Child Actor at FAMAS for the movie Magnifico.
Personal life and substance abuse
Manio later became a drug addict and fathered two daughters out of wedlock with his longtime partner.
On May 18, 2011, the weekday nightly news programme TV Patrol confirmed that Manio underwent a rehab for drug addiction. He then entered a drug rehabilitation facility after realizing that he was throwing his life away. With the encouragement of his father, Andrew, and his manager, Magnifico director Maryo J. delos Reyes, he committed himself to the Home Care rehabilitation center, where he underwent therapy for almost a year. After the initial phase of his rehabilitation, Home Care allowed him to finish his senior year of high school.
On June 30, 2015, Manio was spotted wandering around NAIA Terminal 3. Manio, who was scavenging for food and living off the kindness of airport staff, had apparently run away and gone missing from his Cainta home four days before, following a supposed altercation with relatives.
On July 1, 2015, four days after wandering around NAIA, he was finally fetched by his half brother, Anjo Santos, after Jiro's relative saw his picture that spreads in different social networking sites.
Award winning comedian Ai Ai delas Alas and other artists offered their help to get Jiro's life back on the right track, but he refused.
When he was asked by reporters if he's still open for new projects in the near future, Jiro refuses to continue his work as an actor.
|2010||Little Star||Joross||GMA Network|
|Pilyang Kerubin||Rodjun San Diego|
|2009||Tayong Dalawa||Stanley King, Jr.||
|2008||I Am KC||Gang Leader|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Basura||Mackuy|
|Kung Fu Kids||young Mackuy|
|Love Spell presents My Soulfone|
|2006||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Manikang Papel||Dodong|
|Maging Sino Ka Man||Young Pong|
|Komiks: Da adventures of Pedro Penduko||Chris|
|2005||Mga Anghel na Walang Langit||Jasper|
|2003||Ang Tanging Ina||Shammy|
|2002||Basta't Kasama Kita||Hapon|
|2001||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Oto San||Himself|
|Da body en da guard|
|2000||Pangako Sa Yo||Kokoy dela Marced|
|Labs Ko Si Babe|
|2010||Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Shammy|
|2008||Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat||Shammy|
|2008||Manay Po 2: Overload||Orwell Castello|
|2008||Ang Lihim ni Antonio||Mike|
|2006||Manay Po||Orwell Castello|
|2003||Ang Tanging Ina||Shammy|
|2003||Anghel sa Lupa||Aki|
|2001||La Vida Rosa||Enteng|
|2000||Gimik: The Reunion||Dancing Kid|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Movie Supporting Actor of the Year||PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Foster Child||Nominated|
|2008||Best Supporting Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor)||Gawad Urian||Tambolista||Nominated|
|2008||Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor)||Gawad Urian||Foster Child||Nominated|
|2004||Best Child Actor||FAMAS Award||Magnifico||Won|
|2004||Best Actor||Gawad Urian Award||Won|
|2004||Best Actor||FAP Awards||Won|
|2002||Best Supporting Actor||Gawad Urian Award||Nominated|
|2002||Best Child Actor||FAMAS award||Mila||Nominated|
|2001||Best Child Performer||Metro Manila Film Festival||Bagong Buwan||Won|
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- Noel Orsal. "ABS-CBN issues official statement on why young actor Jiro Manio has been axed". PEP.ph. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
- Shayla, Sirri. "After journey of renewal, ‘Magnifico’ actor Jiro Manio deserves another chance". Interaksyon.com. Interaksyon.com. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
- Andrade, Jeannette. "Award-winning former child actor Naia 3 ‘Terminal Man’". www.inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:2001". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.