Zanjoe Marudo

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This name uses Philippine naming customs. The middle name or maternal family name is Acuesta and the surname or paternal family name is Marudo.
Zanjoe Marudo
Born Zanjoe Acuesta Marudo
(1982-07-23) July 23, 1982 (age 34)
Tanauan, Batangas, Philippines
Ethnicity Filipino
Years active 2006-Present
Agent Star Magic (2006–present)

Zanjoe Acuesta Marudo (born July 23, 1982) is a Filipino actor and model. He was a former housemate in the reality television show franchise, Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition and became one of the Big Four along with Bianca Gonzalez, John Prats, and the big winner Keanna Reeves.

Marudo was born in Tanauan City, Batangas. His father, Zosimo Marudo hails from Batangas while his mother, Rosanna Acuesta is a native of Calauag, Quezon. He has five siblings and he is the third child. From elementary school until high school, he played in the basketball varsity team. His brother (Zandro) influenced him to play basketball. He was in the San Sebastian College-Staglets Team, playing in the NCAA. He joined a modeling contest, Body Shots, and won the First Runner-up title. He joined The Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition, winning fourth Place with actors John Prats, Bianca Gonzalez and Keana Reeves. He signed his acting contract with ABS-CBN network.

Marudo became a model after high school. He appeared in the Bench Fever fashion show. In Philippine Cosmopolitan Magazine (September 2006 issue), Marudo is one of the 10 Centerfold men in the "Cosmopolitan 69 Bachelors and 10 Centerfolds" supplement.

Marudo was with the ABS-CBN comedy series Aalog-Alog (Jiggling) with Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition housemates John Prats, Keanna Reeves, and Pinoy Big Brother runner-up Jason Gainza and in the fantasy series Super Inggo as Super Islaw. He was seen in Florinda (TV series) with Maricel Soriano.[1] Marudo is a member of ABS-CBN's Star Magic.



Year Title Role Network
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kweba Juan ABS-CBN
Tubig at Langis Renato "Natoy" Villadolid
2014–2015 Dream Dad Sebastian "Baste" Javier
2013–2014 Annaliza Gideon "Guido" Querubin
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Relo Sherwin
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Hiyas Silang
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cross-stitch Egay
It's Showtime Himself/Guest Judge
2011–present Banana Split Himself
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kwintas Zandro
Your Song: Kim Aldo
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kuliglig Manny
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine Jaime Reyes / Bernard De Silva–Fortalejo
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Is Only In The Movies Xander
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bag Eric
2009 Lovers in Paris Martin Barrameda
Florinda Archie
The Wedding Marlon Mañalac
Banana Split Himself
Pare Koy Mario
2008 Varga[2] James
Dyosa[1] Mars
I Am KC Presents: Time's Up Francis/Kato
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bus Louie
2007 Super Inggo 1.5: Ang Bagong Bangis Super Islaw
Kokey Abie
Love Spell Presents: Barbi-Cute Luke
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Barko Mio
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Jacket Mark
2006–present ASAP Himself
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Bisekleta Danilo
Your Song: Kasi Naman Paolo
Your Song: Nasaan Ka? Alas
Star Magic Presnts: Sabihin Mo Lang Max
Star Magic Presents: The Sweetest Victory Robert
Komiks: Alpha Omega Girl Armand/ Arm
Komiks: Fun Haus
Super Inggo Super Islaw
Love Spell Presents: Wanted Mr. Perfect Franco
Aalog-Alog Banjoe Rosales
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Love Letters Julio
Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition Himself/4th Celebrity Big Placer


Year Movie Role Studio Notes
2014 Maria Leonora Teresa Julio Star Cinema
My Illegal Wife Henry Skylight Films
2013 Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel Barry Quantum Films
Bromance: My Brother's Romance Brando / Brandy Skylight Films
Death March Alex Indie film
2012 One More Try Tristan Star Cinema
24/7 in Love Butch Vinzon
Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme Barry
2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Allan Regal Films
Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi Oca Baytion Star Cinema
2010 Sa 'yo Lamang John
Cinco Elvis Segment: "Puso"
2009 Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme Barry
2008 Altar Anton Indie film
2007 You Got Me! Caloy Star Cinema

Horror Films[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work/Award Result
2008 24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year You Got Me! Nominated
5th Golden Screen Awards Breakthrough Actor of the Year Altar Nominated
2011 9th Gawad Tanglaw for Television Best Single Performance by an Actor Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kuliglig Won
2012 38th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actor One More Try Nominated
38th Metro Manila Film Festival Male Celebrity of the Night[3] One More Try Won
2013 61st FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actor One More Try Nominated
29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Supporting Actor One More Try Nominated


  1. ^ a b Buan-Deveza, Reyma (2008-06-06). "Zanjoe defends Bianca; dismisses abortion issue". ABS-CBN News Online (ABS-CBN Interactive). Retrieved 2008-06-21. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Zanjoe is Bianca's man in 'Varga'". ABS-CBN News Online (ABS-CBN Interactive). 2008-06-19. Retrieved 2008-06-21. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2012". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

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