Rosell at the Star Magic Concert Tour in Ontario, June 2009.
Rafael Rosell IV
10 November 1982
|Other names||Raffy, Paeng|
|Agent||Star Magic (2000–2012; 2019–present)|
GMA Artist Center (2012–2019)
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Partner(s)||Malaya L. (2006–2009)|
Olivia Medina (2013–2016)
Valerie G. Chia (2016–present)
Rafael Quimpo Rosell IV (born November 10, 1982) is a Filipino actor and model. Rosell is best known for playing Brandon Brazil on the ABS-CBN romance drama Midnight Phantom, Marco De Silva in Kristine, and as Mayor Edson Zaguirre in Dahil Sa Pag-ibig. After several years as an actor of ABS-CBN, he left the network and signed a contract with GMA Network. After seven years in GMA Network, he came back to ABS-CBN in 2019.
Rafael Rosell IV was born in Stavanger, Norway on November 10, 1982 to Filipino parents; his dad Rafael Rosell III is a geologist from Cebu and his mom Amelia Quimpo, a nurse from Bicol. He was raised in Norway, while his grandfather Rafael Rosell, Jr. and his great-grandfather Rafael Rosell, Sr. were both raised from Cebu. Rosell has two siblings and he is the eldest amongst them.
During a vacation with his family in 2000, his mom found out about the auditions at ABS-CBN while surfing through web. Rosell auditioned and got a TV Commercial job for Close-Up toothpaste and signed a contract with Star Magic later that year.
In 2002, he was introduced by Aimee Quimpo as one of the leading men of Jolina Magdangal, in Star Cinema's Kung Ikaw Ay Isang Panaginip. Rosell's big break came in 2004 when he was paired with Claudine Barretto on the ABS-CBN fantaserye Marina. In 2006, he was launched as a member of the all-male group Coverboys with Zanjoe Marudo, Jon Avila, Victor Basa, and Jake Cuenca.
In 2007, he won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 30th Gawad Urian Awards for his work in the indie film Rome & Juliet.
Rosell started getting recognition in 2010 when he played Brandon Brazil in the ABS-CBN afternoon drama Midnight Phantom opposite his good and close friend Denise Laurel. After the success of Midnight Phantom and his team-up with Laurel, ABS-CBN paired them up again in Kristine. The team-up came to an abrupt end when Laurel took a one-year hiatus due to pregnancy, leaving Rosell to be paired up with Jodi Sta. Maria in 100 Days to Heaven. In 2012, Rosell was reunited with Laurel in another ABS-CBN drama Dahil Sa Pag-ibig.
In 2009, Rosell confirmed that he and girlfriend Malaya Lewandowski had broken up after being together for three years. At a press conference, Rosell said that he was shocked by his former girlfriend's decision to end their long relationship. He admitted that Lewandowski left him for another guy.
|2002||Kung Ikaw Ay Isang Panaginip||Paolo|||
|2006||Matakot Ka Sa Karma||Victor||Segment: "Tokador"|
|2008||When Love Begins||Alger|||
|2009||In My Life||Vince|||
|2009||Ang Darling Kong Aswang||Joaquin|
|2010||Working Girls||Rodney Camacho|
|2010||Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Troy|
|2017||All of You||Gino|
|2018||Adam's Apples||Juan Bautista|
|2000||Tabing Ilog||Oliver McFuller|
|2002||Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay||Tiborce|||
|2006–12||ASAP||Himself — Host / Performer||Segment: "Cover Boys"|
|2006||Star Magic Presents: Love Chop||Roy|
|2006||Komiks||Edwin||Episode: " Inday Bote"|
|2006||Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko||Tony / Antonio||Episode: "Santelmo"|
|2007||Prinsesa ng Banyera||Charles Perrei|
|2008||Your Song Presents: Superstar Ng Buhay Ko||Alex|
|2008||Sineserye Presents: Maligno||Lucas Satander|||
|2008||Kahit Isang Saglit||Young Anthony Mondragon||Special participation|
|2008||I Love Betty La Fea||Jeremy|||
|2009||Your Song Presents: First Be a Woman||Professor David|
|2009||Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers||Wayne Alban||Book 2: "My Gulay, Wow Betchay"|||
|2010||Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Substitute Bride||Brent Guttierez|||
|2010||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Nico||Episode: "Bag"|||
|2010||Your Song Presents: Love Me, Love You|
|2010||Precious Hearts Romances: Midnight Phantom||Brandon / Midnight Phantom|||
|2010||Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine||Marco De Silva|||
|2011||Your Song Presents: Kim||Robert|||
|2011||100 Days to Heaven||Bartolome "Bart" Ramirez Jr.|||
|2011||Wansapanataym||Roy Estocapio||Episode: "Ningning Kuting"|
|2012||Dahil Sa Pag-ibig||Edison Zaguirre|
|2012||Aso ni San Roque||Anton|
|2012||Temptation of Wife||Nigel Armada|||
|2013||Vampire Ang Daddy Ko||Borgy||Special participation|
|2013||Little Champ||Salazar / Ulupong|
|2013||Party Pilipinas||Himself — Host / Performer|
|2013–15||Sunday All Stars||Himself — Host / Performer|
|2013||Maghihintay Pa Rin||Francisco "Kiko" Sebastian|||
|2013||Wagas||Joey||Episode: "Joey & Malou Love Story"|
|2014||The Borrowed Wife||Ricardo "Rico" Santos|||
|2014||Magpakailanman||Ben||Episode: "Asawa Mo, Hiniram Ko"|
|2015||Second Chances||Jerome Padilla/Michael|||
|2015||Magpakailanman||Mark||Episode: "Paano Na Ang Ating Anak"|
|2015||Magpakailanman||Anthony||Episode: "Husband for Sale"|
|2015||Because of You||Oliver Dictado|||
|2016||Magpakailanman||Wendel||Episode: "When Love Becomes Obsession"|
|2016||Magpakailanman||Willy||Episode: "Higanti ng Barang"|
|2016||Karelasyon||Celio||Episode: "Madam Z"|
|2016||Karelasyon||Xavier||Episode: "Nagmumurang Kamatis"|
|2016||Wagas||Ramon||Episode: "The Haunted House"|
|2016||Sinungaling Mong Puso||Roman Labangon Aguirre|||
|2017||Dear Uge||Marlon||Episode: "Ex Ex Ex"|
|2017||Magpakailanman||James Aguilar||Episode: "Hanggang sa Iyong Paggising, Daddy"|
|2017||Wagas||Zandro||Episode: "First Love "|
|2017||Wagas||Alex||Episode: "My Love from Baler "|
|2018||Sherlock Jr.||Gregor Jackson||Guest Cast/ Villain|
|2018||Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko||Hans||Episode: "Katy Fairy"|
|2018||Dear Uge||David||Episode: "Beki Boyfie"|
|2018||Magpakailanman||Benjie||Episode: "Ang Asawang Naging Kabit"|
|2018||Cain at Abel||Young Antonio||Guest Cast|
|2019||Dragon Lady||Matthew Chan||Guest Cast|
|2019||Eat Bulaga Lenten Special "Byaheng Broken Hearted"||Tourist guide|
|2019||Ipaglaban Mo||Markus Valdez||Episode: "Impostor"|
|2019||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Vincent||Episode: "Dyip"|
|2019||Parasite Island||Jessie Salvacion|
|2020||Kahit Minsan Lang|
Awards and nominations
|2007||Rome & Juliet||Gawad Urian Award||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|2014||Gaydar||Golden Screen TV Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy)||Nominated|
- "'Koolchx' Member Admits Romance with Rafael Rosell".
- "Rafael Rosell Reveals Details of Breakup with Malaya Lewandowski".
- "Rafael Rosell on relationship with Olivia Medina: "I wanna keep it as a never-ending date."".
- "Rafael Rosell admits he's not on good terms with ex-girlfriend Olivia Medina".
- "Rafael Rosell considers girlfriend's family as his extended family".
- "Rafael Rosell earns respect of reluctant Midnight Phantom director".
- "Rafael Rosell says his dream role would take him on a weird journey".
- "Denise Laurel and Rafael Rosell shoot passionate love scene for Midnight Phantom".
- "Rafael Rosell names Denise Laurel as his favorite leading lady".
- "Rafael Rosell is not changing his sexy image because of '100 Days to Heaven'".
- "Rafael Rosell clarifies issues about leaving ABS-CBN and moving to GMA-7: "I don't think I burned any bridges."".
- "Status: Single Leading Men List Down Their Sexiest Women". January 24, 2009. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "ABS-CBN Launches Biggest TV Project". Khaleej Times. March 28, 2007.
- Quintos, Napoleon (February 12, 2010). "Rafael Rosell is happy to be busy on TV". Showbuzz. ABS-CBN. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Martha Cecilia's Kristine Depicts Forbidden Love Affairs Among Warring Families". pep.ph. December 28, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Kim Chiu Works with Vice Ganda and Rafael Rosell for Your Song". pep.ph. March 18, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Pinoy Version of Temptation of Wife Begins October 29". GMA Network. October 22, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- . Manila Standard. June 12, 2013 Rafael Rosell and Bianca King new dramatic pair on Kapuso afternoon block http://manilastandard.net/showbitz/simply-red-by-isah-v-red/105170/rafael-rosell-and-bianca-king-new-dramatic-pair-on-kapuso-afternoon-block.html Rafael Rosell and Bianca King new dramatic pair on Kapuso afternoon block Check
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- "Maghihintay Pa Rin's pilot episode rates high".
- "Camille Prats Happy 'to try something new' in The Borrowed Wife".
- "PHOTO: New Kapuso Series 'Second Chances'".
- Multimedia NMI (October 28, 2015). "Carla Abellana and Gabby Concepcion start taping for 'Because of You'". Retrieved October 28, 2015.
- "GMA remake ng 'Sinungaling Mong Puso' at cast nito, kasado na!". GMA Network. June 21, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2017.