Benjamin Quiambao Sapida
March 31, 1989
|Other names||Ben, Benj, Benjie, Cesar|
|Alma mater||University of Guam|
|Agent||Star Magic (2006–2007; 2008-2009) |
GMA Artist Center (2007-2008; 2010–present)
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Relatives||Piolo Pascual (uncle)|
Iñigo Pascual (cousin)
Vince Saldaña (2006–2009)Edit
In 2006, Alves went to the Philippines to pursue a modeling career. He entered showbusiness with the screen name Vince Saldaña back in 2008 and appeared in ABS-CBN's reality model-search competition Close-Up to Fame where he eventually became a finalist. He then signed up in VIVA and got his first acting gig in QTV’s teen series POSH in 2007. In that same year, he appeared in other Viva Films movies like Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo and Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat. He also starred on soap operas Dalawang Tisoy in RPN-9, Ysabella on ABS-CBN and Impostora on GMA Network. Apart from his work on television series and films, Alves also appeared in various TV commercials and magazines. He was supposed to be one of the cast of GMA Network's L.U.V. Pow but was withdrawn after the cast reboot. Alves left show business in 2009 to continue his studies.
In 2012, Alves graduated Summa cum laude at the University of Guam with a degree in English Literature. From a press interview, he revealed that he wanted to in pursue a master's degree but decided to stay on with his showbiz career.
Benjamin Alves and contract with GMA Network (2012–present)Edit
Saldaña was relaunched into show business as Benjamin Alves by Mercator Model and Artist Management. He signed an exclusive contract to GMA Network signing a 3 movie outfit and soap operas. He was officially launched in a Sunday variety show, Party Pilipinas on June 25, 2012 as the newest Kapuso star, and was also dubbed as the newest Kapuso heartthrob. His first movie will be under Regal Films entitled Guni-Guni playing as Paolo Lopez. He will act as a love interest of actress, Lovi Poe. He will also appear on GMA Films's entry to the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival, Coño Problems. On August 2012, Alves was announced as one of the casts for the remake of the famous Korean series, Coffee Prince. He acted as Errol, a record-producer and half-brother of Abrenica. In 2013 he starred in the film "Sana Dati" an Independent film starring TJ Trinidad, Lovi Poe and Paulo Avelino
Alves used to be in a relationship with singer and actress Julie Anne San Jose from May 2016 to November 2018. The relationship was confirmed by San Jose on January 7, 2017. It was only last January when San Jose confirmed their breakup.
|2007||Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo||Jojo||Star Cinema |
|Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat||Junior||VIVA Films|
|2012||Guni-Guni||Paolo Lopez||GMA Films |
|2013||Sana Dati||Andrew Cesario||Cinemalaya |
|Islands||The Astronaut||Cinema One Originals|
|2014||The Trial||Paco Sequia||Star Cinema|
|2015||Heneral Luna||Lt. Manuel L. Quezon||Artikulo Uno Productions |
|Gayuma||Mike||Artikulo Uno Productions|
|2016||Dagsin||Young Justino Razon||Atom & Anne Mediaworks, Cinemalaya|
|2017||Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted||Jag||OctoArts Films, T-Rex Entertainment Productions|
|2018||Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral||Manuel L. Quezon||Artikulo Uno Productions|
|TBA||Untitled Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral Sequel||Manuel L. Quezon||Artikulo Uno Productions|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2013||61st FAMAS Awards||Great Shape Award||N/A||Won|
|2017||12th Myx Music Awards||Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video||Himself for "Naririnig Mo Ba" by Julie Anne San Jose||Nominated|
- Benjamin Alves: New Kapuso! GMA Network. Video. Retrieved June 26, 2012
- New Kapuso contract star Benjamin Alves says comparison to cousin Piolo Pascual is "unavoidable" Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- Vince Saldana is a step closer to showbiz fame Philippine Star. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- Benjamin Alves as Jojo in Apat Dapat IMDb. Retrieved June 26, 2012
- Benjamin Alves considers Showbiz comeback a second chance Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- Benjamin Alves on Dalawang Tisoy IMDb. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- Ysabella on ABS-CBN IMDb. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- Impostora Full Cast. IMDb. Retrieved 06-26-2012.
- Newcomer Vince Saldana Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- Benjamin Alves gives showbiz another crack with a new name and talent management Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- Benjamin Alves: A mix of all things dangerous Philippine Star. Gabby Tatad. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- Benjamin Alves, ipinakilala na bilang bagong heartthrob ng GMA! Remate Philippines. Author: Noel Asinas. Column: On The Set. Retrieved June 27, 2012.
- Benjamin Alves: bagong kapuso Heartthrob GMA Network. Balitanghali. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- Newcomer Benjamin Alves paired with Lovi Poe Showbiz-Portal. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- 2012 MMFF Official entries Archived September 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Manila Bulletin Online. Retrieved June 26, 2012
- MMFF announces 8 official entries Yahoo Philippines. Author: Walden Martinez Belen. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- The Curious Case Of Benjamin Alves Archived October 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Manila Bulletin. Retrieved August 17, 2012
- Kris Bernal feels pressure of playing female lead in Coffee Prince: "Sinasabi ng iba, hindi raw bagay sa akin... Pero sa akin naman, hindi, paghuhusayan ko." By Ruben Marasigan. PEP.ph. Retrieved August 17, 2012
- Garcia, Rose. "Benjamin Alves admits being attracted to Coffee Prince co-star Max Collins; says Rachelle Ann Go is his "best friend"". PEP. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
- Ganal, FM (January 7, 2017). "Julie Anne San Jose on Benjamin Alves: 'Siya first na pinakilala ko sa parents'". GMA Network. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
- Ganal, FM (January 21, 2019). "Julie Anne San Jose on breakup with Benjamin Alves: "It's best for us."". PEP.ph. Retrieved January 8, 2017.