Kean Cipriano

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Kean Cipriano
Birth name Kean Edward Uson Cipriano
Born (1987-06-11) June 11, 1987 (age 31)
Pasig, Philippines
Origin Philippines
Genres Alternative rock
Pop rock
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Drums
Years active 2005–present
Labels Sony Music (2006–10)
Universal Records (2011–present)
Associated acts Callalily, Big Band Syndicate, Banda ni Kleggy, Gracenote, 6Cyclemind, Paraluman, Nadine Lustre, Julie Anne San Jose

Kean Edward Uson Cipriano, (born June 11, 1987) better known as KC Cipriano is a Filipino singer, composer, actor, music video director, and musician. He is well known as the current vocalist of pop-rock band Callalily.

Early and personal life[edit]

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. Cipriano attended the Conservatory of Music at the University of Santo Tomas and read business administration at the Entrepreneurs School of Asia (ESA).

In October 2015, Cipriano confirmed his relationship with actress Chynna Ortaleza on Tonight with Boy Abunda. Two months later, on New Year's Eve, the couple announced their marriage.[1][2] The couple are expecting their first child, a daughter.[3]

On March 17, 2016, his father, Edgie Cipriano died due to Heart Attack in Pasig City.


He was part of ABS-CBN's noontime show "MTB" and won opposite Trixie Cacho on the LUV IDOL segment..

In 2010, Cipriano began his acting career via the TV5 series BFGF with Alex Gonzaga followed by a sitcom titled, Hapi Together.

In 2011, Cipriano expanded his acting career by starring in his first movie together with Eugene Domingo titled, Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank[4] 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.[5]

In 2012, Cipriano starred in a film titled The Reunion to be released by Star Cinema together with Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil and Xian Lim with Bangs Garcia as his leading-lady.[6]

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.[7]

In 2015, Cipriano teamed up with Nadine Lustre, to interpret Mark Villar's "Sa Ibang Mundo", an entry to the 4th Philippine Popular Music Festival held at Meralco Theater in July 25, 2015.


With Callalily[edit]

With BBS (Big Band Syndicate)[edit]

  • Ctrl+Alt+Del.Restart (2011)



Year Title Role Film Company
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 Praybeyt Benjamin 2 Emerson Ecleo Star Cinema
VIVA Films
English Only, Please Rico Quantum Films
2016 Love is Blind Yari Regal Entertainment
That Thing Called Tanga Na
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: Forever is Not Enough Rainier Quantum Films
2017 Seven Sundays Jerry Star Cinema
All Of You Quantum Films

Television Dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2011 BFGF Prince Kean Prieto TV5
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cellphone Justin ABS-CBN
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Train Boyfriend
2014 Ipaglaban Mo: Niloko Nyo Ako Ely
2015 Pablo S. Gomez's Inday Bote Jerome Santiago
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sketch Pad Teen Rustie
2016 Dolce Amore Alvin "Binggoy" Ibarra
2017 I Can See Your Voice Sing-VESTIGATOR

Music video director[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2013 "Darating" Ney Dimaculangan, Kleggy Abaya (of Banda ni Kleggy) and Dello Gatmaitan
2013 "Pansamantala" Callalily
2014 "Walang-Wala" Banda ni Kleggy
2015 "Umay" Rye Sarmiento (of 6Cyclemind/Banda ni Kleggy)
2015 "I Will Wait" Gracenote (feat. Chynna Ortaleza)
2016 "Sana Mali" Moonstar88
2017 "Pakipot, Suplado Alexa Ilacad
2017 "Sa'n Ako Magsisimula Callalily
2018 "Litrato" Callalily

Film director[edit]

Year Film Role Film company
2015 Bakit Kasi Ako, Iba Na Lang with Soupstar Entertainment

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Award/Category Nominated work Result
2012 35th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank Nominated
2016 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: Forever is Not Enough Nominated


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