Tom Rodriguez

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Tom Rodriguez
Born Bartolome Alberto Mott[1]
(1987-10-01) October 1, 1987 (age 29)
Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippines
Occupation Actor, TV host, Recording Artist
Years active 2009 – Present
Agent Star Magic (2009–2013)
GMA Artist Center (2013– Present)
Known for Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up
Temptation Island
My Husband's Lover
My Destiny
Someone to Watch Over Me (TV series)

Bartolome Alberto Mott, commonly known by the stage name Tom Rodriguez, is a Filipino-American actor. He is known for being on Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up as a reality TV contestant and his roles in Be Careful With My Heart, Temptation Island, My Husband's Lover as Vincent Soriano, and My Destiny as Lucas Matthew Andrada.

Biography[edit]

Tom is from Catbalogan City, Samar, and later migrated to the United States when he was 12 years old with his parents.[citation needed] He was born in Subic Naval Base in Zambales to an American serviceman father and a Filipina mother. One of six siblings, he moved with his two brothers and three sisters with their mom to Pinabacdao, Samar (where their mom hails from) but they grew up in nearby Catbalogan City, also in Samar, where Tom studied at St. Mary's College of Catbalogan (formerly Sacred Heart College) from kindergarten to Elementary.[citation needed] He lived in Yuma, Arizona and attended Cibola High School. Then, the family migrated to San Francisco where he took up Digital Animation but found it hard to find a job there. Rodriguez is multi-lingual, able to fluently speak English, Tagalog and Waray-Waray.[2]

Career and acting[edit]

After his eviction from Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up, he signed under Star Magic and took the stage name Tom Rodriguez. He made his television debut in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: My Cheating Heart.[3]

In 2010, Rodriguez had a small role in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya with Angel Locsin.[4] He and his fellow Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up housemates were cast in Your Song's summer episode Isla. He later played the love interest of Valerie Concepcion in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Me Again.[5] He also joined all male-singing group VoizBoys replacing Ronnie Liang, who was pulled out from the group because he has an existing contract to do an album as a solo artist.[3] He made his film debut in Here Comes The Bride and later appeared in the film Petrang Kabayo.

Later in 2011, Rodriguez was cast in the remake film of Temptation Island in 1980 where he gained his fame, success and the key to him having a great career ahead of him. The movie was debuted on July, 2011 and made it to the box office hitting 60 million. The movie were showered with numerous high ratings and excellent receptions from certain critics. Rodriguez's character pairing with GMA artist Marian Rivera played as one of the sexy and glamorous roles in the movie that had explicitly. He played the new version of Umberto that made him being one of the new twist in story from the old film as a server on an exclusive luxurious yacht shot in the beautiful scenic Manila Bay. Marian Rivera's character (Christina G.) played as the seductive girlfriend tempting Umberto later in the movie.

He recently played Simon Escalante in TV5's teen series My Driver Sweet Lover.[6] Rodriguez appeared in the ABS-CBN's hit drama series Angelito: Batang Ama as a regular. In the year 2012, he appeared in the movie The Reunion and in the hit daytime soap Be Careful with My Heart. He plays Jeff Macavinta as the father of Aiza Seguerra's character, Cristina Rose's son, Pocholo.

Transfer to GMA Network[edit]

In 2013, while still part of the ABS-CBN soap Be Careful With My Heart, Rodriguez decided to transfer to GMA Network, to be one of the lead actors in the controversial and groundbreaking LGBT-themed television drama series entitled My Husband's Lover. He portrayed the character of Vincent, the husband of Lally played by Carla Abellana, and the lover of Eric, played by Dennis Trillo who is gay. Because of this hit series, Rodriguez became a more bankable star and got more projects and endorsements as a Kapuso star.

In 2014, following the success of My Husband's Lover, he portrayed the role of Lucas Matthew Andrada in a television drama series My Destiny, opposite her MHL co-star and rumored girlfriend Carla Abellana.[7][8]

On the same year, Rodriguez' showcased his hosting skills in the local franchise of the German game show Don't Lose the Money.[9]

In 2015, Tom Rodriguez was selected to portray the most coveted role of Sergio in the second adaptation of the hit-Televisa Mexicanovela MariMar.[10] He teams up with Miss World 2013 Megan Young who plays the title role of MariMar.[11]

Theater[edit]

Tom also has a career in musical theater. He played the title role in the Asian premiere of Disney's Aladdin which ran from November 16 to December 9, 2012 at the Meralco Theater in Manila.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2009 Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up Himself / Housemate Forced eviction (Day 41) [6][13]
2009 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: My Cheating Heart Harry
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Mike Episode: "Litrato" [4]
2010 Your Song Presents : Isla Tom
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Me Again Chadilton "Chad" Barrera
2010 M3 (Malay Mo Ma-develop) Ted Salazar
2010-11 My Driver Sweet Lover Simon Escalante [6]
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Bong Episode: "School ID" [14]
2011 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Mana Po Johnny Santos
2011 Guns and Roses Young Lucio
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Noli Episode: "Niagara Falls" [15]
2011-12 Angelito: Batang Ama Andrew Posadas
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Chiz Escudero Episode: "Singsing"
2012-13 Be Careful With My Heart Jeff D. Macavinta
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Ian Episode: "Palda"
2013 My Husband's Lover Vicente "Vincent" Soriano
2013 Sunday All Stars Host / Performer
2014 Niño Gabriel Manalastas
2014 My Destiny Lucas Matthew Andrada
2014 Don't Lose the Money Host [9]
2015 MariMar Sergio Santibañez [11]
2015 Ismol Family Mac-Mac
2015-16 Celebrity Bluff Host
2016 Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 4 Guest
2016 Karelasyon
2016 Dear Uge Mark
2016-17 Someone To Watch Over Me Teodoro Jose "TJ" Chavez

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2010 Here Comes The Bride Harold
2010 Petrang Kabayo Chito
2010 Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Angel
2011 Temptation Island Umberto
2012 The Reunion Aljoven
2013 It Takes A Man And A Woman Anton Ortega
2013 My Lady Boss Timothy
2013 Ekstra Himself
2013 Bekikang: Ang Nanay Kong Beki Fortunato [16][17]
2013 Gaydar Richard
2014 So It's You Goryo
2014 T'yanak Mark
2014 Beauty in a Bottle Pocholo
2014 The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin Janjaranjan
2014 English Only, Please Ernest Special Participation
2015 The Love Affair Ryan
2015 No Boyfriend Since Birth Carl Mercado

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

VoizBoys

Year Album Certifications
(sales thresholds)
2010 Fusion PARI:

TomDen

Year Album Certifications
(sales thresholds)
2008 TomDen PARI: Gold[citation needed]

Accolades[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result Source
2013 My Husband's Lover 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Nominated
2013 ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Housemate Profile - Tom". Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up. ABS-CBN, Inc. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sexy Talk with Tom Rodriguez and Hermes Bautista". Philstar. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Quintos, Napoleon (2010-02-21). "Tom Rodriguez has no conflict with Ronnie Liang". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Angel Locsin pairs up with Jake Cuenca for 'Maalaala Mo Kaya'". episodes. ABS-CBN. 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  5. ^ Franco, Bernie (2010-05-06). "PBB's Tom Rodriguez is open to going nude for a project Liang". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  6. ^ a b c Llanes, Rommel R. (2010-10-24). "Aspiring Action Star". Tom Rodriguez credits crooner Richard Poon for his confidence in singing. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  7. ^ Almo, Nerisa (25 March 2015). "Carla Abellana Keeps Steady 'Dating' Relationship with Tom Rodriguez". Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  8. ^ Policarpio, Allan (27 March 2015). "Carla Abellana Hopes Tom Rodriguez is 'the One'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Tom thrills viewers in newest game show, Don't Lose The Money". 
  10. ^ "Tom Rodriguez on Being Chosen to Play Sergio in New Mari Mar: "It Felt so Unreal"". 24 June 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Rula, Gorgy (24 June 2015). "Megan Young and Tom Rodriguez Star in Marimar Remake; Expect Comparison with Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes". Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Atlantis Productions stages 'Disney's Aladdin'". Philstar. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  13. ^ Quintos, Napoleon (21 November 2009). "Pinoy Big Brother Double Up's Tom Mott is Enjoying Princess Manzon's Company". ABS-CBN.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "Melissa Ricks and Matt Evans are Paired Anew in MMK". 17 February 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Niagara Falls". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Why director Wenn Deramas considers 'Bekikang' his second favorite of all his movies". TV5: Interaksyon News. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  17. ^ "'Bekikang': A New Wenn Deramas Star is Born". Rappler. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

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