Kean Cipriano

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Kean Cipriano
Birth name Kean Edward U. Cipriano
Born (1987-06-11) June 11, 1987 (age 28)
Pasig City
Origin Philippines
Genres Alternative rock
Pop rock
Instruments Vocals, Guitar , Drums
Years active 2005-present
Labels Sony Music (2006-2010)
Universal Records (2011-present)
Associated acts Callalily, Big Band Syndicate

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

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. 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 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[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]


With Callalily[edit]

With BBS (Big Band Syndicate)[edit]

  • Ctrl+Alt+Del.Restart (2011)

With Solo Album[edit]

  • BBS



Year Title Role Network
2006–2007 Cheers to '07 Countdown Himself/Performer GMA Network
2010–2011 P.O.5 Performer TV5
Magic Gimik Host/Himself
BFGF Kean Prieto
Hapi Together Various
2011 Sugo Mga Kapatid Santino/Santi
Fan*tastik Host/Performer
Pilipinas Got Talent Himself/Performer ABS-CBN
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Himself/Performer
2011–2012 Showtime Himself/Guest
Happy Yipee Yehey Himself/Guest
P.S. I Love You Jason Jimenez TV5
Hey it's Saberdey! Host/Performer
2012 Maynila Various GMA Network
Gandang Gabi, Vice: The Trending Birthday Concert Performer
It's Showtime Judge/Himself
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cellphone John
Luv U Himself/Guest
2013 Banana Nite Cast
Magic! Gimik? Host/Himself TV5
Wagas Himself GMA News TV
Wansapanataym: Mommy On Duty Maestro Trabaho ABS-CBN
The Ryzza Mae Show Guest GMA Network
Toda Max James ABS-CBN
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


Year Film 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 TPraybeyt Benjamin 2 Emerson Ecleo Star Cinema
VIVA Films
English Only, Please Rico Quantum Films
Heaven's Best Entertainment

Music video director[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2013 "Darating" Ney Dimaculangan, Kleggy Abaya of Banda ni Kleggy and Dello
2013 "Pansamantala" Callalily
2014 "Walang-Wala" Banda ni Kleggy
2015 "Umay" Rye Sarmiento of 6Cyclemind/Banda ni Kleggy

Animal activism[edit]

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[edit]

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


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