John Vic De Guzman

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John Vic de Guzman
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John Vic de Guzman in December 2016
Personal information
Nationality Filipino
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
College(s) College of Saint Benilde
Volleyball information
Position Opposite Spiker
Current club PLDT Home Fibr Ultra Fast Hitters
Number 10
National team
2015-Philippines

John Vic de Guzman is a Filipino volleyball player and actor.

Early life and education[edit]

De Guzman lived in Laguna in his early years and became involved in various extracurricular activities. In his first year of high school, he was part of a band. In the next year, he became a dancer and, in his third year of high school studies, he started to play badminton. He attended the College of Saint Benilde under a scholarship program.[1] He graduated with a degree on Human Resource Management.[2]

Volleyball career[edit]

De Guzman only took up volleyball at age 18 after his high school studies. His involvement with the sport enabled him to study at no cost at the College of Saint Benilde (CSB) as a athletic scholar. Playing for the men's volleyball team of CSB, he led his school to a back-to-back Final Four appearances.[1] In his final school year as a college student he led his team in winning the men's volleyball title of NCAA Season 92. He was also named as the MVP and first best opposite spiker in his final NCAA season.[3]

De Guzman also played for the Philippines men's national volleyball team in 2015. He was included in the squad that will participate at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.[4]

Acting career[edit]

As a child, de Guzman had aspired to become an actor. He then starred in Seklusyon, the sole horror film entry at the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival. he played the role of Marco, one of the four deacons in the film.[1] Marco is characterized as someone who has many secrets and De Guzman was told to express emotions through his eyes as part of playing the role.[2] He secured the role of Marco after director Erik Matti encouraged him to audition for the role. De Guzman also underwent an acting workshop having no prior acting experience.[2]

Personal life[edit]

De Guzman has a sister, who he viewed as an inspiration when he took up volleyball. He is also the nephew of Lino Brocka.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rola, Alyssa (28 December 2016). "CSB's John Vic De Guzman goes from volleyball scholar to MMFF star". Rappler. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Mendoza, Ruel (27 December 2016). "Newbies John Vic de Guzman and JR Versales take the plunge as actors in Seklusyon". PEP.ph (in Filipino). Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Lozada, Mei-Lin (7 February 2017). "Johnvic de Guzman caps college career with NCAA title, two individual awards". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "PVL MVP Abdilla leads SEAG-bound men's volley squad". The Philippine Star. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.