Joseph Marco

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Joseph Marco
Born Joseph Cecil Marco
(1988-10-04) October 4, 1988 (age 30)
Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines
Other names Joey, Oatz
Occupation Actor, Singer, Endorser, Model
Years active 2007–present
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2015–present
Labels Star Music (2015–present)
Associated acts Harana, ASAP 20
Website Marco on Instagram

Joseph Cecil Marco (born October 4, 1988) is a Filipino actor, commercial model and singer who played the role of Santi Domingo in the GMA Network Philippine drama series La Vendetta and who is currently a Star Magic artist in the ABS-CBN, who appeared in Sabel, Honesto, Pasión de Amor and plays Diego Turillo in Wildflower. Before this, he used to appear on several commercials like E-Aji Dip Snax, Downy and Head & Shoulders. On September 15, 2007, he was launched as part of the 15 new discoveries of GMA Artist Center,[1] and was one of the first few who was quickly given a project via La Vendetta.[2]


Joseph Cecil Marco, born on October 4, 1988, is of German, Italian and Spanish descent from his father's side. He is the fourth of eight children of his parents, having an elder sister who resides in California, two elder brothers, and four younger sisters.[2]

Marco graduated high school in Faith Christian School in Cainta, Rizal in 2005 and did not finish college after he was discovered by his manager in Eastwood City. He said, "Nagulat nga po ako na first VTR ko, nakapasa agad ako." (I was surprised that I got approved on my first VTR.) during the initial presscon of La Vendetta.[2]



After his first commercial, he came up more TV commercials with products such as Coca-Cola, E-Aji Dip Snax and Downy.

Marco signed up with GMA Artist Center in September 2007.[1] He was one of the first of his batch to have been given a TV project when he was added to the cast of the then airing TV drama series, La Vendetta. Here, he played the role of a geek teenager Santi Domingo.[2] At the initial phase of their presentation as new artists, Marco was able to guest at different programmes on GMA such as Showbiz Central, SOP Rules and Nuts Entertainment.

In 2007, he was included in Philippines' Cosmopolitan magazine's 2007 69 Bachelors but did not join the fashion show held at The Fort.[2] For the fantasy TV drama, Dyesebel, he played an assistant named 'Joseph'


In 2010, Marco transferred network to ABS-CBN. Marco was picked to be one of the lead cast in ABS-CBN's show Sabel as Raymond Sandoval, with Jessy Mendiola and AJ Perez. Marco also appeared in some episodes of the anthology, Maalaala Mo Kaya.

In 2014, he played the main role of Dave Martinez in the afternoon TV series entitled Pure Love, alongside Alex Gonzaga and Yen Santos.


In March 2015, ASAP launched Joseph's newest boy group called “Harana” together with his co-members, Marlo Mortel, Bryan Santos and Michael Pangilinan with their carrier single, “Number One”.[3][4][5] He was one of the main cast of the primetime series Pasión de Amor, a Philippine remake of Pasión de Gavilanes, that aired in June 2015.

In 2016, Joseph joined the cast of “Dolce Amore”. He played the role of River Cruz and became the new rival of Tenten to Serena’s heart.

In 2017, he was cast as one of the leading men in the latest ABS-CBN teleserye, Wildflower. Joseph plays the role of Diego Ardiente Torillo, whose parents caused the death of Ivy's — the female lead — parents. His character will later challenge Ivy’s plans, of which falling in love is not included.[6]



Year Title Role Studio
2012 The Reunion Jeric Star Cinema
24/7 in Love Gabriel
2013 A Moment In Time Morie
Saturday Night Chills Jeff Cinema One Originals
Saka Saka Abner Abueg Cinebro Films
On the Job Ruel Star Cinema
2014 Talk Back and You're Dead Jared "Red" Dela Cruz Viva Films, Skylight Films
2016 My Rebound Girl Rich Regal Entertainment
2017 Pwera Usog Sherwin
Dear Other Self Chris Star Cinema
Triptiko Jason

Drama Series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2007 La Vendetta Santi Domingo GMA Network
2008 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Joseph
2010 Sabel Raymond Sandoval ABS-CBN
2011 Mara Clara N/A as himself
Wansapanataym: Flores De Mayumi Luis
Maalaala Mo Kaya
Bert Sanchez

Season 20, Episode 4
Season 20, Episode 23
2012 E-Boy Miguel Villareal as teen Miguel
Wansapanataym: Dollhouse Driver/Doll
Maalaala Mo Kaya

Season 20, Episode 4
Season 20, Episode 23

Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Pintada Julian Sandejas guest cast
Princess and I Dasho Kim Methra
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kulungan Roy Season 21, Episode 131
Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Leandros Panaligan
Wansapanataym: My Fairy Kasambahay Eric Santa Maria
Honesto Elijah "Elai" Galang
2014 Pure Love Dave Martinez is a remake of 49 Days
2015 Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita Nicanor "Kanor" Galvez teen Kanor
Pasión De Amor Franco Samonte is a remake of Pasión de Gavilanes
2016 Ipaglaban Mo! Tonyo Episode 96: Tiwala
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Puno ng Mangga Jeremiah Season 24, Episode 20 [9]
Dolce Amore River Cruz
2017–2018 Wildflower Diego Torillo

Variety Shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2007 Nuts Entertainment GMA Network guest
2011 ASAP ABS-CBN 2011—2015, co-host, performer
Happy Yipee Yehey! guest
2017 ASAP co-host, performer



Year Award Category Notable Work Result Ref.
2013 9th Cinema One Originals Film Festival Best Actor - Cinema One Currents
(with Rayver Cruz and Matteo Guidicelli)
Saturday Night Chills Won
2017 48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising TV Actor of the Year Pasión de Amor Won
31st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Supporting Actor Wildflower Nominated [10]


  1. ^ a b GMA Artist Center presents 15 new discoveries to the press
  2. ^ a b c d e Commercial model Joseph Marco gets his first taste of acting via 'La Vendetta'
  3. ^ ASAP’s Newest Boy Group, “Harana,” with Joseph Marco, Marlo Mortel, Bryan Santos and Michael Pangilinan. Random Republika. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
  4. ^ "Bagong boyband ipakikilala sa ASAP 20". Bandera. March 15, 2015. (in Tagalog)
  5. ^ Marlo Mortel overwhelmed by success of his tandem with Janella Salvador and his group Harana Boys. Retrieved 2015-04-26. (in Tagalog).
  6. ^ Know the men in Ivy's life in 'Wildflower'. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  7. ^ (16 December 2011). "Jimmy Santos and Joseph Marco are cast in a family drama for MMK - The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz".
  8. ^ (18 May 2012). "Rayver Cruz and Joseph Marco portray brothers in MMK - The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz".
  9. ^ Joseph Marco sa kanyang kauna-unahang pagganap sa Ipaglaban Mo: "Very challenging". ABS-CBN Entertainment. Published on 2016-05-13.
  10. ^ News, ABS-CBN (30 October 2017). "Nominees for 2017 Star Awards for TV revealed". ABS-CBN News.

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