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|Birth name||Kean Edward U. Cipriano|
June 11, 1987 |
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar , Drums|
|Labels||Sony Music (2006-2010)
Universal Records (2011-present)
|Associated acts||Callalily, Big Band Syndicate|
Kean Edward Uson Cipriano was born in Pasig City, and has two younger brothers, Keno and Keano. He finished his high school education at Lourdes School of Mandaluyong. He is also a cousin of Mocha Uson who's also a singer and dancer. Cipriano attended the Conservatory of Music at the University of Santo Tomas and read Business Administration at Entrepreneurs School of Asia (ESA).
He was part of ABS-CBN's noontime show "MTB" and won opposite Trixie Cacho on the LUV IDOL segment.
In 2011, Cipriano expanded his acting career by starring in his first movie together with Eugene Domingo titled, Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank where he played Rainier, a director. He also made several guest appearances in late morning series, Showtime aired over at the ABS-CBN Network, it is there that he met his close friend, Vice Ganda, the two later topbilled Praybeyt Benjamin which became the highest grossing Filipino film of all-time. In the same year he appeared in his first independent film titled, San Lazaro. He starred in his own television drama that aired on TV5 titled, P.S. I Love You with Gonzaga.
He used to be a "freelancer" in entertainment, appearing in projects of (but without any formal association with) the three largest television networks when he first entered the showbiz. Currently, he is a talent of ABS CBN.
In 2013, Cipriano won the one-million peso briefcase in "Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal" together with Enchong Dee. On June 5, it was announced that he will take part on the second Philippine Popular Music Festival together with Banda ni Kleggy as the interpreters for the song called "Space" written by Raffy Calicdan.
With BBS (Big Band Syndicate)
- Ctrl+Alt+Del.Restart (2011)
With Solo Album
|2006–2007||Cheers to '07 Countdown||Himself/Performer||GMA Network|
|2011||Sugo Mga Kapatid||Santino/Santi|
|Pilipinas Got Talent||Himself/Performer||ABS-CBN|
|Gandang Gabi, Vice!||Himself/Performer|
|Happy Yipee Yehey||Himself/Guest|
|P.S. I Love You||Jason Jimenez||TV5|
|Hey it's Saberdey!||Host/Performer|
|Gandang Gabi, Vice: The Trending Birthday Concert||Performer|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cellphone||John|
|Wagas||Himself||GMA News TV|
|Wansapanataym: Mommy On Duty||Maestro Trabaho||ABS-CBN|
|The Ryzza Mae Show||Guest||GMA Network|
|Celebrity Bluff||Player||GMA Network|
|Taste Buddies||Himself/Guest||GMA News TV|
|Juan Dela Cruz||Peter||ABS-CBN|
|Toda Max||As Himself w/ Callalily/ Performer||ABS-CBN|
|Tonight with Arnold Clavio||As Himself||GMA News TV|
|2014||Ipaglaban Mo: Niloko Niyo Ako||Ely||ABS-CBN|
|2015||Pablo S. Gomez's Inday Bote||Jerome|
|2011||Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank||Rainier||Star Cinema with Cinemalaya|
|Praybeyt Benjamin||Emerson Ecleo||Star Cinema with Viva Films|
|San Lazaro||Carlo Benedicto||Watusi Productions|
|2012||The Reunion||Pat||Star Cinema|
|Madaling Araw, Mahabang Gabi||Dante Nico Garcia||Panoramanila Pictures|
|2013||Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?||Edgardo Salazar||Star Cinema|
|Ang Huling Henya||Dexter||Viva Films with Mutivision Pictures|
|2014||TPraybeyt Benjamin 2||Emerson Ecleo||Star Cinema
|English Only, Please||Rico||Quantum Films
Heaven's Best Entertainment
Music video director
|2013||"Darating"||Ney Dimaculangan, Kleggy Abaya of Banda ni Kleggy and Dello|
|2014||"Walang-Wala"||Banda ni Kleggy|
|2015||"Umay"||Rye Sarmiento of 6Cyclemind/Banda ni Kleggy|
In 2014, Cipriano became an active supporter of a campaign to Free Mali, the lonely elephant who has lived in a tiny concrete enclosure at the Manila Zoo for more than 35 years. The campaign is led by animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), who aim to have Mali transferred from the Manila Zoo to the Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand.
Cipriano demonstrated his support by posing for a photograph holding a sign that reads "KEAN CIPRIANO WANTS MALI FREED".
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award-Giving Body||Award/Nomination/Category||Nominated work||Result|
|2012||35th Gawad Urian Awards||Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor)||Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank||Nominated|