Mark Herras

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Mark Herras
BornMark Angelo Santos Herras
(1986-12-14) December 14, 1986 (age 31)
Santa Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines
OccupationActor, Dancer, Model, Choreographer, Comedian, Singer
Years active2003–present
AgentGMA Artist Center (2003-present)
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)

Mark Angelo Santos Herras (born December 14, 1986) is a Filipino television and film actor.born December 14, 1986[citation needed] He won in the reality talent show StarStruck aired in GMA Network. He also appeared in Forever In My Heart, Encantadia, SOP, and I Luv NY, GMA Telebabad.


His family used to be well-off, but after his 16th birthday his dad invested a million pesos in a pyramiding scheme that bankrupted them in the process.[citation needed] Thus began a major turn-about in Mark's life. He decided to join a reality-based talent-search show of GMA 7 network, and became fortunate enough to be included in the Final 14.

As Mark joined StarStruck, his talent in dancing was enhanced, earning him a nickname of "Ultimate Bad Boy of the Dance Floor". This talent was one of the reasons which got him through Rainier Castillo's (1st Runner-Up) and eventually landed him many votes (11 points) higher; crowning him as the 1st "Ultimate Male StarStruck Survivor". The other winner was Jennylyn Mercado, who became his loveteam and girlfriend afterwards.[citation needed]

Television and movie career[edit]

After winning in StarStruck in 2003, Mark enlisted Lolit Solis as his talent manager. Mark's dancing skills were showcased thru numerous out-of-town shows around the Philippines and in the Sunday musical variety show SOP Rules. He also ventured into acting where he and fellow StarStruck winner Jennylyn Mercado teamed up in various GMA shows. Regal Films also cashed in on their loveteam by having them cast in the movie "So Happy Together" which have them co-starred with fellow StarStruck alumni Yasmien Kurdi and Ranier Castillo; and lead stars Eric Quizon and Kris Aquino. The movie got tremendous results at the box-office as it landed third in the list behind "Enteng Kabisote" and "Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom".

2005 was even fruitful for Mark as his loveteam with Jennylyn Mercado was launched on the big screen via the romantic movie "Say That You Love Me". They also appeared together in three other movies, including their biggest hit "Let the Love Begin", joining forces with the love team of Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin for GMA Films.[citation needed]

2007 became Mark's important year as he and Jennylyn went solo in their respective careers. He was immediately launched by GMA as a lead star via the remake of the Vic Sotto movie "Fantastic Man", which became a weekly action-comedy series.[citation needed] He later on became part of "Mga Mata ni Anghelita" on primetime before making a guest appearance in "La Vendetta" which was topbilled by his former love team Jennylyn Mercado.

In 2008, one of Mark's wishes came true when he was cast alongside his idol Robin Padilla in the action-drama series "Joaquin Bordado".[citation needed] Mark portrayed Robin's rebellious brother and was well received by the viewers. Despite this however, Mark was still very much identified with his beautiful loveteam with Jennylyn Mercado that later on, GMA gave in to public clamor to give them their own show, "Sine Novela Paano Ba Ang Mangarap?" shortly after Jennylyn's pregnancy and birth of her son. The said remake of the Vilma Santos-Christopher de Leon movie premiered in 2009 and became one of the top-raters on daytime.

In 2009, he was seen on drama series on GMA Telebabad, "Ikaw Sana", with Jennylyn Mercado & Pauleen Luna.[citation needed] He was also a segment host in a reality talent show StarStruck V.[citation needed]

In 2010 he was seen in a drama series on GMA Telebabad, "(Diva)" partnering with Alynna Asistio (Nadia Montenegro's 2nd eldest child) as her love team. He also worked along with other stars like Regine Velasquez, Glaiza de Castro, Mark Anthony Fernandez and Jaya. The same year, he became part of the newest GMA Variety Show, Party Pilipinas which replaces the defunct SOP Rules. Herras became part of a GMA Telebabad Langit Sa Piling Mo with his new on-screen partner for the first time in Philippine TV history, Heart Evangelista; and hosted a reality talent show, Danz Showdown, with former Sex Bomb Dancer Izzy Trazona as his co-host. He is recently a challenger together with his co-love team Alynna Asistio in the GMA 7 Christmas Reality Show, Puso Ng Pasko: Artista Challenge, the very 1st Christmas Reality Show on Philippine TV.

Later in 2011, Mark went back on Telebabad via the first Dance Teleserye, Time of My Life, with his newest leading lady Kris Bernal. The show premiered last August on Channel 7 in GMA Primetime Drama Series in Telebabad block.

In 2012, Mark returned to afternoon drama series via Hiram Na Puso, with returning partner co-former Starstruck alumni Kris Bernal, and on Telebabad, Luna Blanca Season 3, with his on-screen partner Heart Evangelista, Mark and Heart reunited again for their work for the 2nd time since their last Telebabad was Langit Sa Piling Mo in 2010. On the big screen, he played a small but important offbeat role in Viva Films' "Hitman" directed by award-winning actor/director Cesar Montano. It was his first and only action film role.

In 2013, he appeared in a cameo role in the ensemble comedy movie "Coming Soon" where he essayed a gay role for the first time.[citation needed] On TV, he reunited once more with Jennylyn Mercado and Yasmien Kurdi in "Rhodora X" which became one of GMA's opening salvo for Telebabad in 2014.

In 2015, Mark changed course in his acting career when he started accepting support roles. He earned rave reviews for portraying a scoundrel romancing an older woman and her homosexual son at the same time in the maiden episode of "Karelasyon".[citation needed] He and Kris Bernal reunited as siblings in "Little Nanay" opposite Superstar Nora Aunor. In 2016 he reunited with "Starstruck" batchmates Yasmien Kurdi and Katrina Halili in the afternoon soap "Sa Piling ni Nanay" which became a top-rating afternoon drama on its timeslot.[citation needed]

This 2018 he and Jennylyn Mercado reunited for the action series "The Cure". However, Mark requested GMA management to let him become one of the villains in the series as Jennylyn was paired with Tom Rodriguez as lead stars.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Network
2018 The Cure Darius GMA Network
Contessa Marco Caballero
2017 Love is... Mark
D' Originals Carlos "Caloy" Tolentino
Destined to be Yours Eboy
2016 Wagas Jay-R GMA News TV
Sa Piling ni Nanay Jonas Mercado GMA Network
Conan, My Beautician Conan
Lip Sync Battle Philippines Contender
Wish I May Andrew Vergara
2015 Little Nanay Peter Parker Batongbuhay
Dangwa Sebastian "Baste"
My Mother's Secret Migs San Real
Karelasyon Daniel
Pari 'Koy Sandro Gutierrez
2014 Yagit Rodney Santos
Magpakailanman: Ang Biyudang Nakaitim ?????
Imbestigador Flint "Junjun" Toling
The Ryzza Mae Show Himself/Guest with Jennylyn Mercado
Rhodora X Joaquin Vasquez
2013-2015 Sunday All Stars Himself / Performer
2013 Maynila: Haunted House of Love Dux
Magpakailanman: The Rez-Candy Story Rez Cortez
The Ryzza Mae Show Guest
Unforgettable Eduardo Manalastas†
2012 Magpakailanman: The Tani-Gloria Story Young Nathaniel "Mang Tani" Cruz
Luna Blanca Book 3 Aki Alvarez
Hiram na Puso Prince
2011 Spooky Nights: Singil JC
Time Of My Life Patrick Galves
2010-2013 Party Pilipinas Co-Host
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Bart
Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge Challenger
Danz Showdown Host
Langit sa Piling Mo Rodrigo "Rigo" Hilario, III
Diva Smith Fernandez
2009-2010 Ikaw Sana Michael Olivarez
2009 Starstruck V Himself / Host
Dear Friend: Bakasyonistas Alex
Sine Novela: Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? Eric Valderama
2008 Dear Friend Alex
Luna Mystika Kamilo
Joaquin Bordado Jason Apacible / Andre
Sine Novela: My Only Love Billy Soriano
2007 La Vendetta Galo Alumpihit
Fantastic Man Fantastic Man / Fredo
Bubble Gang Any Name
Boys Nxt Door Zeki
Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang Various
Mga Mata ni Anghelita Abel
Princess Charming Emoy
2006 Love To Love Season 12: Jass Got Lucky Genie Marco
I Luv NY Sebastian "Baste" Santos
Love To Love Season 10: My Darling mermaid Ariel
Encantadia Anthony
Hongkong Flight 143 Bogz
Love To Love Season 7: Love Ko Urok Urok
2004-2010 SOP Himself
2004 SOP Gigsters Himself/Survivor
Love To Love Season 3: Duet For Love Stevie
Joyride Joeyboy Dela Cruz
CLICK Barkada Hunt Migz
Click Migz
2004 Stage 1: The StarStruck Playhouse and Stage 1: LIVE! Himself
2003-2004 StarStruck (Season 1) Himself / Ultimate Male Survivor


Year Title Role Notes Production Company/Studio
2016 Mrs. Sinag Maynila Film Festival entry[1]
2013 Coming Soon Cameo Indie Film Viva Films
2012 Hitman Alvin
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Cameo GMA Films
2008 I.T.A.L.Y. Nathan GMA Films
2007 Bahay Kubo Jake Regal Entertainment
Sapi Mario
Tiyanaks Christian
2006 Super Noypi Lorenzo Valdez
Eternity Cholo GMA Films
2005 Blue Moon Young Manuel Special Participation Regal Entertainment
2005 LoveStruck Caloy GMA Films
Say That You Love Me Stephen MAQ
Let The Love Begin Luigi GMA Films
2004 So Happy Together Xander Regal Entertainment

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Award/Nomination/Category Work Results
2004 StarStruck: Season 1 Ultimate Male Survivor Won
Ultimate Bad Boy Of The Dance Floor
18th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best New Male TV Personality Nominated
2005 Best Actor Sunsilk Touch Flicks:Haplos
21st PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor Of The Year Happy Together
31st Metro Manila Film Festival Best Festival Supporting Actor Blue Moon Nominated
Kapuso Idol Loveteam w/ Jennylyn Mercado
2005 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Awards Most Popular Loveteam w/ Jennylyn Mercado Won
Double Platinum Record Award (Mark Herras Dance Hits)
2006–2007 Double Platinum Record Award (Mark Herras Dance Party)
2006 54th FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award Won
2007 Gold Record Award (Mark Herras Dance Party)
Ang Pinaka Most Popular Teen Rank #1
2013 Stand Out Season Performer (Nominated)


  1. ^ "MRS". Sinag Maynila Film Festival. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
2003 (season 1)
Succeeded by
Mike Tan