Ian Veneracion

Stephen Ian Lopez Veneracion (Tagalog: [ɪˈjɐn bɛˈneɾakʃon]; born February 7, 1975) is a Filipino athlete, actor, pilot, and singer.

Ian Veneracion
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Veneracion in 2019
Stephen Ian Lopez Veneracion

(1975-02-07) February 7, 1975 (age 47)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation(s)Painter, sportsperson, actor, pilot, singer
Years active1982–present
Agent(s)GMA Network (1986–2001; 2004–2007; 2008–2011)
ABS-CBN (2003–2004; 2007; 2011–present)
TV5 Network (2020–present)
Brightlight Productions (2020–present)
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Pam Gallardo
(m. 1998)

Personal life and careerEdit

His father is renowned painter Roy Veneracion, while his mother is Susan Lopez-Veneracion.[1] He grew up in Manila[2] but spent many of his childhood summers in Liloan, Cebu where his mother originally came from.[3] He is married to Pam (née Gallardo), an industrial engineer, with whom he has three children.[4][5][6] Primarily known as an action star, he regained fame in 2015 due to the popularity of his loveteam with Jodi Sta. Maria.

His career started in 1982 as first appeared in RPN 9's show, Joey and Son. in 1986, Veneracion joined GMA Network's That's Entertainment, hosted by German Moreno. Throughout the 1990s, he starred in several action films. Veneracion's first drama appearance is Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin since 2001. He later transferred to ABS-CBN in 2003, and had his first main role in Darating ang Umaga. In 2004, Veneracion returned to GMA Network and appeared in several shows. He once again moved to ABS-CBN in 2007, and returned to GMA Network in 2008. He also appeared in two shows of Robin Padilla, Joaquin Bordado and Totoy Bato. Veneracion transferred from GMA Network to ABS-CBN and is currently a talent of Star Magic in 2011. He popularly appeared in the remake of 2000 drama, Pangako Sa' Yo, starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla since 2015. He appeared in the film directed by Antoinette Jadaone, The Achy Breaky Hearts, in a main role with Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap in 2016. In 2017, he appeared in the drama, A Love to Last, with Bea Alonzo and Iza Calzado.


Veneracion is an equipment engineer known to be an avid outdoorsman. He is a licensed private pilot, skydiver, paragliding pilot and scuba diver. He also engages in various outdoor activities such as trail riding, climbing, sailing and recreational fishing.

Veneracion was a rider for the Shell-Yamaha motocross racing team between 2004 and 2006.



Year Title Role References Network
2023 The Iron Heart Lyndon Kapamilya Channel
2022 One Good Day Dale Sta. Maria Amazon Prime Video
My Papa Pi Javier Kapamilya Channel
2020 Oh My Dad! Matthew Balderama TV5
My Single Lady Chester Estero iWant
Make It with You Theodore "Ted" Villarica ABS-CBN
2019 Tonight with Arnold Clavio Himself / Guest [7][non-primary source needed] GMA News TV
2018 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Portrait Cesar Legaspi ABS-CBN
2017 A Love to Last Antonio "Anton" Noble IV
2016 Tonight with Boy Abunda Himself / Guest
2015 Pangako Sa'Yo Eduardo Buenavista
2013 Got To Believe Jaime Manansala
Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Redentor "Red" Manrique
2012 It's Showtime Guest Celebrity Hurado
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bibliya Bong
Maria La Del Barrio Fernando Dela Vega
I Heart You, Pare! Ramon Castillo GMA Network
2010 Jillian: Namamasko Po Migs
First Time Robert Gomez
2009 Carlo J. Caparas' Totoy Bato Miguel Velarde
Sana Ngayong Pasko Doctor Emmanuel
2008 Carlo J. Caparas' Joaquin Bordado Jerome Apacible/Miguel Aguila
Obra: Stella .45 Arman
2007 Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Agaddon ABS-CBN
Mga Mata ni Anghelita Tikwalin GMA Network
Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang: Ang Prinsipeng Mahaba ang Ilong Haring Arturo
2006 Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Armeo
Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell Commander X
Mahiwagang Baul: Alamat ng Bahaghari Haring Gati
Now and Forever: Tinig Juan Miguel
2005 Encantadia Armeo
2004–2005 Mulawin Panabon
2004 Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man Amiel
2003–2004 Darating ang Umaga Abel Reverente ABS-CBN
2001 Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin Paolo GMA Network
1996 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pusang Itim Bernie ABS-CBN
1987 Hapi House Episode guest IBC
1986–1996 That's Entertainment Himself GMA Network
1982 Joey and Son Jeffrey Laperal RPN


Year Title Role Notes
2022 Nanahimik ang Gabi Chief 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival
2020 Block Z Mario
2019 Unbreakable Special Participation
2018 Paglisan Animated Film
2017 Bliss Joshua
Ilawod Dennis
2016 The Achy Breaky Hearts Ryan Martinez
2015 All You Need Is Pag-Ibig Erik 41st Metro Manila Film Festival
2014 Feng Shui 2 Douglas 40th Manila Film Festival
Once A Princess Anthony
She's Dating The Gangster Present Lucas
2013 Puti Amir
2012 El Presidente General Ernesto Aguirre 38th Metro Manila Film Festival
2011 Segunda Mano Ivan's Father 37th Metro Manila Film Festival
2008 Ate
Siquijor: Mystic Island Xavier Adriano
2006 Moments of Love Captain Ricardo Santos
2004 inter.m@tes Oliver Starman Dantes
2002 Lapu-Lapu Sebastian Del Cano 28th Metro Manila Film Festival
2001 Parehas ang Laban David
2001 Sgt. Maderazo: Bayad Na Pati ang Kaluluwa Mo Rodel Maderazo
2000 Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin
1999 Unfaithful Wife 2: Sana'y Huwag Akong Maligaw Jimmy
1998 Armadong Hudas
1998 Gangland Father Tunggo
Guevarra: Sa Batas Ko, Walang Hari Guevarra
Sinaktan Mo ang Puso Ko Leonardo
1997 Halik ng Bampira cameo appearance
Totoy Hitman
Bastardo Bobby Cuevas
Kapag Nasukol ang Asong Ulol Armard Disierto
1996 Rubberman cameo appearance
Ben Balasador: Akin ang Huling Alas Ben Balasador
1995 Kanto Boy 2: Anak ni Totoy Guapo Guiller 21st Metro Manila Film Festival
1994 Pedrito Masangkay: Walang Bakas Na Iniiwan Pedrito Masangkay
Isa Lang ang Buhay Mo! Sgt. Bobby Aguilar Sgt. Bobby Aguilar
1993 Bukas... Tatakpan Ka ng Dyaryo! Billy Montenegro
Zaldong Tisoy: Batang Gagalangin ng Tondo Zaldo
Pugoy – Hostage: Davao Felipe Pugoy
1992 Boy Praning (Utak Pulbura) Boy Praning
1990 Alyas Baby Face Paolo
Kristobal: Tinik sa Korona
Kunin Mo ang Ulo ni Ismael
1989 Pardina at ang Mga Duwende
Anak ng Demonyo Devon
1988 One Two Bato, Three Four Bapor
Hindi Tao, Hindi Hayop: Adventures of Seiko Jewels
Hiwaga sa Balete Drive Jonathan
1987 Black Magic
Ako si Kiko, Ako si Kikay Jimbo
Di Bale Nalang Anthony
1983 Mang Kepweng and Son Son
1982 Never Ever Say Goodbye

Concert toursEdit

Solo major concertsEdit

Year Title Venue
2018 Ian in 3 Acts: The Concert Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
Ian in 3 Acts: Live in Manila Resorts World Manila
2019 July 11 and 12 Ian in Color Music Museum



Year Song Distribution
2018 We're All Alone ABS-CBN Star Music
Ikaw (Paglisan OST)
Hari ng Kwento (Paglisan OST)
Ten Past Eleven (Paglisan OST)
Dolores (Paglisan OST)
Kilala Kita (Paglisan OST)
TBA Through The Years
Can Find No Reason


Year Award Category Work Result
2015 41st Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor All You Need Is Pag-Ibig[8] Nominated
2016 7th NSCART Awards Best Supporting Actor in Primetime Teleserye Pangako Sa 'Yo Won
2017 3rd Platinum Stallion Media Awards 2017 Best Male TV Personality Himself Won
48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards All-Time Favorite Actor Won
33rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Loveteam of the Year with (Jodi Sta. Maria) The Achy Breaky Hearts Nominated
2018 38th Fantasporto International Film Festival Best Actor Ilawod Won
2022 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor Nanahimik ang Gabi Won


  1. ^ "Thanks, Dad, for your gift of art". The Philippine STAR.
  2. ^ "IAN VENERACION and Mike Alcazaren talk about psycho thriller "Puti" and their Cebu connection". INQUIRER.net. September 7, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  3. ^ Rule, Karla. "Judgement night for Ian Veneracion, the singer". Philstar.com. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  4. ^ Lozano-Puyo, Hariette. "IAN VENERACION: Actor-plus". FilmamStar. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Movie review: The pitfalls of morality in 'Puti'".
  6. ^ "Things that go bump in the day: 'Puti' a tribute to 'Itim'". September 22, 2013.
  7. ^ "Tonight With Arnold Clavio". facebook.com. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  8. ^ Smith, Chuck. "Winners: 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival awards night". Philippine Star. Retrieved December 28, 2015.

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