Miguel Tanfelix

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Miguel Tanfelix
Born Miguel Torrejos Tanfelix
(1998-09-21) September 21, 1998 (age 17)
Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Occupation Actor/ Dancer/ Host/ Endorser
Years active 2004–present
Agent GMA Artist Center (2004-present)
Notable work Niño, Mulawin

Miguel Torrejos Tanfelix (born September 21, 1998) is a Filipino teen actor who is currently a contract star of GMA Network under GMA Artist Center.[1] He started his entertainment career as a finalist in StarStruck Kids where he finished as the First Prince (runner-up).[2]

He was known for his role as Young Pagaspas in the hit fantasy series Mulawin starring Angel Locsin and Richard Gutierrez. Ten years later, Tanfelix is now one of GMA Network's rising teen stars along with his on-screen partner Bianca Umali. He received his breakthrough performance when he played the role Niño Inocente, a mentally challenged boy in the 2014 series Niño.[3]

He is currently starring in his own afternoon drama Wish I May opposite Umali.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Tanfelix was born on September 21, 1998 in Dasmariñas, Cavite. He is the eldest of the two children of Mary Grace Torrejos and Gary Tanfelix who are both educators.[5] Although they live in Cavite, where he attends regular school, the family also keeps a home in Parañaque to lessen Miguel’s traveling time when he is shooting.[6] He finished his high school at Cavite School of Life (Dasmariñas Campus) and now currently studying in college at De La Salle University-Dasmariñas with the course of Entrepreneurship.[7][8]

Career[edit]

2004–2013: StarStruck Kids[edit]

Tanfelix was only five years old when he joined the kiddie version of the reality-based artista search StarStruck in 2004. It is the artista search that made Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras, the show's very first winners, a household name.[9] Proclaimed as the season's First Prince, he later joined the cast of the hit fantaserye Mulawin as Young Pagaspas.[10] The following year, he bagged the role of Rainier Castillo's younger version of Jimboy/Erastus in the 2006 fantaserye Majika. It is the same year when he played Pepe Javier in the afternoon drama Now and Forever: Linlang.

The following years, from 2007 to 2012, Tanfelix has been portraying the younger roles of some of the lead characters in several series of GMA Network. He was Young Aldrin Griego in Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso, Young Junjun in La Vendetta, and Langit sa Piling Mo's Young Thirdy among others.

2014–present: Big Break; Niño[edit]

In 2014, Tanfelix received his biggest break to date when he was given the titular role of Niño.[11] His portrayal as a mentally challenged boy received three different acting nominations from PMPC Star Awards for TV, PEP List Awards and Golden Screen TV Awards.[12] The same year, he joined Sunday All Stars as a co-host and a performer. He also starred in the comedy sitcom Ismol Family with his love team Bianca Umali.[13]

He leads his second Primetime series, Once Upon a Kiss, during the first quarter of 2015. He also co-hosted the sixth season of the reality-talent search StarStruck where he first started his showbiz career. In 2016, he once again starred in a leading role with Bianca Umali in the afternoon drama Wish I May.[14][15]

2015: Dubsmash: Twerk It Like Miley[edit]

In July 2015, Tanfelix became popular in Indonesia, Malaysia and Timor Leste because of his viral Dubsmash video of Brandon Beal's hit song Twerk It Like Miley. He was featured in an Indonesian newspaper, "Sumatera Ekspres" twice. He also receives several invitation to go to Indonesia for a TV guesting and show. He has a strong following in Indonesia that is evident in his posts in social medias that contains Bahasa (Indonesian) language comments. Almost 300k+ followers was added on his social media accounts, most of them are Indonesians. Because of his popularity in the said country he was being compared to Indonesian actor and singer Aliando Syarief. Tanfelix also done many video collaboration with Bacun Hakim, an Indonesian actor and host.

Musical.ly App[edit]

Musical.ly app is a free service and social media platform for creating and sharing short videos that features creative way of lip syncing. In 2016, Tanfelix was the fourth Filipino artist and first GMA artist to be verified/crowned by the said app.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2016 Wish I May Tristan "TanTan"A. Gomez GMA Network Leading role with Bianca Umali [16]
2015 Once Upon a Kiss Prince Pelaez Almario Leading role with Bianca Umali [17]
2014 Niño Niño Inocente/Miguel Sagrado-Ibarra Leading role with David Remo [18]
2013 Love & Lies Marco Salvador Supporting role [19]
2012 Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Joko Santos Supporting role [20]
Aso ni San Roque Onyok Special participation [21]
Makapiling Kang Muli Young Martín Caballero Special participation [22]
Biritera Young Andrei Marcelino Special participation [23]
2011 Futbolilits Andy Special participation [24]
Sinner or Saint Young Raul Marcelo Special participation [25]
Nita Negrita Jun-Jun Special participation [26]
2010 Langit sa Piling Mo Young Thirdy Special participation [27]
2009 Ikaw Sana Michael Olivarez Special participation [28]
Sine Novela: Tinik Sa Dibdib Boyito Domingo Supporting role [29]
2007 La Vendetta Young Junjun Special participation [30]
Sine Novela: Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso Young Aldrin Griego Special participation [31]
Fantastic Man Tikboy Supporting role [32]
2006 Now and Forever: Linlang Pepe Javier † Supporting role [33]
Majika Young Jimboy Special participation [34]
2004 Mulawin Young Pagaspas Special participation [35]

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2014–present Ismol Family Tan-Tan GMA Network [36]
2015 StarStruck VI Journey Host [37]
2014–2015 Sunday All Stars Co-host/Performer [38]
2004 StarStruck Kids Finalist (First Prince) [39]

Drama anthologies[edit]

Title Year Episode Role Network Ref.
Maynila 2016 Don't Give Up On Us Jared GMA Network
2015 Love Wins Tim
Type Kita, Type Mo Ay Iba Brandon
Dangwa Idol Love Josh Corpuz [40]
Love Hotline Runaway Girl Jeric Domingo [41]
2014 18 and In Love Ryan
Magpakailanman 2015 Ang Huling Laro ng Aking Anak Carlos † [42]
2014 The Cedric Macdon & Joven Santos Story: Kalakal Boys Joven Santos [43]
2013 The Charice Pempengco Story: Coming Out Young Carl Pempengco [44]
Seasons of Love 2014 First Dance, First Love Basti Angeles [45]
Star Confessions 2011 The Yoyo Tricker Joshua Rafael Davis TV5
Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang 2007 Ang Mahiwagang Balabal Young Ali GMA Network [46]

TV specials[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2011 Amaya: The Making of an Epic Host GMA Network TV documentary [47]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Producer(s) Notes Ref.
2012 Tahanan N/A DigiTank Studios Supporting role [48]
2006 I Will Always Love You Jon-Jon GMA Films, Regal Entertainment Supporting role [49]
2005 Mulawin: The Movie Pagaspas Supporting role [50]
Hari ng Sablay: Isang Tama, Sampung Mali Young Mars Regal Entertainment Special participation

Accolades[edit]

Year Organization Category Nominated Work Result
2016 PEP List Awards 2016 PEPsters' Choice Awards: Male Star of the year Himself TBA
PEPsters' Choice Awards: Pair of the Year together w/ Bianca Umali Career as a love team TBA
2015 FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award Himself Won
Candy Reader's Choice Award Favorite Male Rising Star Himself Nominated
PEP List Awards 2015 PEPsters' Choice Awards: Male Teen Star of the Year Himself Nominated
Editor's Choice: Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Niño Nominated
6th Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor Niño Nominated
2014 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Niño Nominated
2006 FAMAS Awards Best Child Actor Mulawin: The Movie (as Pagaspas) Nominated

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