Raymart Santiago

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Raymart Santiago
Occupation Actor/Comedian
Years active 1989-2017
Agent GMA Artist Center (1999 - present)
Spouse(s) Claudine Barretto (m. 2004)

Raymart Santiago is a Filipino action star and comedian.

Career[edit]

After making his movie debut in Viva Films' youth comedy Estudyante Blues (Student Woes), Santiago became a Viva contract star and began making guest appearances on television programs while continuing in high school.

Among the comedy movies he appeared in were Wooly Booly: Classmate kong Alien, Wooly Booly 2: Ang Titser kong Alien and Paikot-ikot. Not long after, Viva launched him as a junior comedian in the movie Rocky en Rolly, in which he starred opposite Jimmy Santos. The movie was a success, and he went on to Tootsie Wootsie, where he worked with Herbert Bautista and Keempee de Leon. Sometimes afterward, Santiago transitioned to action films with Angelito San Miguel: Batang City Jail, and went on to star in Magnong Rehas, Pita: Terror ng Kalookan, Noel Juico, Batang Kriminal, and Dillinger ng Dose Pares. His last major movie as an action star was Sgt. Santos: Batang Sundalo in 2001.

In 1998, Santiago signed up as a contract star for GMA Network, which gave him his first action-sitcom, Kool Ka Lang (Be Cool). The sitcom was initially directed by his brother Randy who gave it up after signing on as lead host of ABS-CBN's noontime show Magandang Tanghali Bayan. Kool Ka Lang aired through 2003. Santiago then teamed with Joey Marquez, Richard Gomez and Benjie Paras in Lagot Ka Isusumbong Kita.

Santiago later starred in his third GMA sitcom, Who's Your Daddy Now?, where he played a father role for the first time. The show ran 13 episodes. Santiago then signed to do a primetime TV series opposite Dennis Trillo and Marky Cielo, titled Pulis Pangkalawakan. From 2008 to 2009, he starred in the action-fantasy Gagambino. which was aired on GMA 7

In 2009, Santiago was seen in Darna, where he plays a news photographer. The following year, Santiago returned to drama via Claudine, a weekly drama miniseries on GMA 7, appearing with his real wife, Claudine Baretto-Santiago. In 2016, Santiago returned to comedy with Tsuperhero.

Controversy[edit]

On July 13, 2007, Santiago and his wife Claudine Barretto, admitted they did not know that Francswiss Investment —which accepted their money — was involved in a pyramid scam. Their lawyer, Ellen Veza, told NBI agents that the Barrettos had invested in Francswiss, but declined to say if they recruited other investors. Francswiss duped Filipinos of almost P1 billion.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Santiago married actress Claudine Barretto in 2004, in Tagaytay Highlands in Tagaytay City, Cavite[1]. The couple adopted a daughter, Sabina Natasha, at two months old in July 2004,[2] and had a son, Rodrigo Santino, on July 19, 2007.[3]

Film and television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2017 My Korean Jagiya GMA Network
2016 Tsuperhero Freddie
Hanggang Makita Kang Muli Larry Medrano
2015 The Half Sisters Carlito Castillo
Magpakailanman: NunoSaPunso Max
Sabado Badoo Cameo Footage Featured
Second Chances Bernard Castello
2013-2014 Villa Quintana Felix Samonte
2013 Home Sweet Home Reden Caharian
2012 Luna Blanca Luis Buenaluz
Daldalita Tarzan
2011 Spooky Nights: Perya Jilmer
Futbolilits Frankie Ocampo
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Erwin
2010/2011 Bantatay Bernard Razon
2010 Pilyang Kerubin Arman Santos
Claudine: Presents Alzhimer Randy Salvador
2009/2010 Mars Ravelo's Darna Crisanto
2008/2009 Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino Dindo Gutierrez
2007/2008 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Alvaro Lorenzo / Azur / Gamma
2007 Who's Your Daddy Now? Mario
2005 Maynila Various
Wag Kukurap
Noel
Magpakailanman
Kakabaka-Boo!
2003/2007 Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita Toto
2003/2004 Narito Ang Puso Ko Rodolfo
1999/2003 Kool Ka Lang Jack Mangalikot

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 10,000 Hours N/A
2005 La Visa Loca Estong
2004 Aishite imasu (Mahal kita) 1941 Edilberto
2001 Sgt. Santos: Batang Sundalo Renan Santos
2000 Willy Escobar: Private Enemy of Davao Willy Escobar
1999 Anak ng Probinsyano Waldo de Leon
1998 Bargado Brothers: Dalubhasang Lalake Ronald Bargado
1998 Marahas Walang Kilalang Batas Ronaldo
1997 Frame-Up Reden Sarmiento
1997 Iskalawag Alex Sabater
1996 Mumbaki Joseph (featuring Louie San Luis)
1996 Ten Little Indians Pedro
1996 Cara y Cruz: Walang Sinasanto! Berting
1996 Leon Cordero: Duwag Lang Ang Hahalik Sa Lupa! Leon Cordero
1995 Urban Rangers Mark
1994 Ikaw Lamang wala Nang Iba Joaquin
1994 Haring Daga Dino Obrero
1993 Dodong Armado Dodong
1993 Pita, Terror ng Kalookan Pita
1993 Magnong Rehas Magno
1993 Anak ng Pasig Junior
1992 Dilinger Ikoy
1992 Jaime Labrador: Sakristan Mayor Jaime
1992 Noel Juico Batang Kriminal Noel
1991 Angelito San Miguel: Ang Batang City Jail Angelito
1990 May Isang Tsuper ng Taxi ----
1990 Ang Tister Kong Alien ----
1990 Rocky and Rolly: Suntok sabay Takbo Rolly
1990 Teacher's Enemy No. 1 ----
1990 Tiny Terrestrial: The Three Professors Matthew
1990 Paikot-Ikot ----
1990 Love at First Sight Reggie
1990 Tootsie Wootsie ----
1989 Wooly Booly: Ang Classmate kong Alien ----
1989 Estudyante Blues Rupert

TV specials[edit]

Year Title Network
2006 You Are The One: The Claudine-Raymart Love Story ABS-CBN
2010 GMA @ 60: The Heart Of Television Anniversary Special GMA Network
2015 Thank You Kapuso: GMA @ 65: GMA 65th Anniversary Special

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manila StandardToday - Claudine, Raymart also victims of online scam, 13 July 2007
  2. ^ http://www.newsflash.org/2004/02/sb/sb003391.htm Barreto is feuding with Gretchen; adopts 2 mo onld girl
  3. ^ http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/topstories/topstories/view_article.php?article_id=77548 Inquirer - Baby boy is birthday gift for Claudine, Raymart, 19 July 2007

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