Jay Manalo (born Jay Lan Manalo on 30 January 1976 in Saigon, South Vietnam) is a Filipino-Vietnamese actor and model. He was born in South Vietnam but raised in Tondo, Manila. He was born to a Filipino father and Vietnamese mother.
Jay Lan Manalo
30 January 1976
|Agent(s)||GMA Artist Center|
After he won as 1st runner-up of SM Man of the Year he became a model/endorser of Blowing Bubbles.
His film debut was through the action movie Brat Pack in 1994. He became a lead in his second film, Paracale Gang, which was released in 1996 and followed by the movie Urban Rangers. That same year, he did a switch from action to sexy roles when he starred in the movie Gayuma opposite Amanda Page. Possessing boyish looks and an oozing sex appeal, he became a staple of sexy movies in the Philippines, with the film Totoy Mola pushing him to sexy stardom.
After Totoy Mola, he played lead in "bold flicks" like Kool Ka Lang, Kaliwat Kanan, Sakit sa Katawan, Bayad Puri, Bawal na Halik and Balahibong Pusa. By the turn of the century, his roles had become more serious and dramatic. His recent performances have been well received by movie critics, and he has won a number of acting awards in the Philippines. Some of his noticeable portrayals are in the films Prosti, Bayarán, Ang Huling Birhen sa Lupa, Hubog, Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita and Mano Po 3: My Love. He ventured into other film genres, having starred recently in comedies such as I Will Survive and Ako Legal Wife and in fantasy / horror films such as Gagamboy, Feng Shui, and his latest film Barang.
His latest movie role was in 2011's Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 as Mar in the episode, Rain Rain Go Away.
Jay Manalo has been part of the cast of soap operas. His TV career started with the top-rated soap in 1997, Mula Sa Puso, (ABS-CBN) which starred Claudine Barretto. He followed it up with other appearances in soaps like Pangako Sa 'Yo (ABS-CBN) and Kung Mawawala Ka (GMA Network).
His breakthrough role in television is his portrayal in the soap opera, Vietnam Rose in ABS-CBN in 2005. He plays Miguel, a Vietnamese businessman who was Carina's (played by Maricel Soriano) first love. Though the performances of the cast were well-cited by critics, the ratings were disappointing. After Vietnam Rose, he was included in the cast of GMA's TV adaptation of Bakekang. He played Christoph, an actor and a love interest of the lead role, Bakekang, played by Sunshine Dizon and Valeria, played by Sheryl Cruz. Bakekang became one of the top-rated shows in the Philippines. He recently starred in his new action-adventure series on GMA titled Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan as Drigo, a Filipino version of Hessler of Shaider.
His Filipino father, Eustaquio G. Manalo, Jr., was a musician based in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War; Jay's mother is Vietnamese. After Jay was born, they moved to Manila and by the time he was five, his parents separated, his mother forced to leave him.
In 1981, his father went abroad to work as a musician and entertainer, leaving Jay with his grandmother. Jay reunited with his father in 1993, and two years later with his mother. She has since married a United States Navy serviceman; Eustaquio continued with his passion for music.
Despite being married, Manalo has admitted that he has eleven children with six different women.
Manalo was released to the custody of his lawyer on 6 July 2007, a day after cracking a bomb joke at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport while about to board a morning flight to Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Prosecutor Ticyado had ordered Atty. E. Teodoro to take him into custody, as bomb jokes are criminal offences in the country.
Manalo was earlier removed from Philippine Airlines flight PR185 after telling a flight attendant that there was a bomb in his backpack. The prosecutor found that Manalo was only cracking a joke and had no intention of carrying explosives nor harming any of the passengers in the Palawan-bound flight.
|2022||Tadhana: Batangueno Lover||Banjo||GMA Network|
|2020-2021||Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday||Joaquin Escoto|
|2019||Sino ang May Sala?: Mea Culpa||Lucio Del Rio||ABS-CBN|
|2018||Magpakailanman: May Forever si Lola||Rene||GMA Network|
|The Cure||General Fernan / Supremo|
|2017||Alyas Robin Hood||Pablo Rodrigo|
|Meant To Be||Melchor Dela Cruz|
|2016||Till I Met You||Robert Ernesto Galang||ABS-CBN|
|Conan, My Beautician||Conrado||GMA Network|
|Danny Zialcita's Bakit Manipis ang Ulap?||Ricardo's brother||TV5|
|2015-2016||And I Love You So||Dominador "Dexter" Eustaquio Jimenez||ABS-CBN|
|2015||FPJ's Ang Probinsyano||Victor Mangubat|
|Healing Hearts||Abel Villamor||GMA Network|
|2014||Strawberry Lane||Christopher "Chris" Bernarte|
|2013-2014||Madam Chairman||Armando "Dodong" de Guzman||TV5|
|2013||Kidlat||Mario Palomares / Burak|
|2012||Isang Dakot Na Luha||Mario San Diego|
|2011||Glamorosa||Dr. Arman Gallano|
|Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum||Salazar|
|Babaeng Hampaslupa||Charles Wong|
|2010||The Last Prince||Carlos Ledesma||GMA Network|
|May Bukas Pa: Father||Franco de Jesus||ABS-CBN|
|2009||SineSerye: Florinda||Ramil Gonzales|
|All My Life||Gary Romualdez||GMA Network|
|2007-2008||Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan||Commander Drigo|
|2006-2007||Carlo J. Caparas's Bakekang||Kristof Arevalo|
|2005-2006||Vietnam Rose||Lê Đình Hiền Hoàng / Miguel||ABS-CBN|
|2005||Saang Sulok ng Langit||Dante||GMA Network|
|2002-2003||Kung Mawawala Ka||Nestor Adorable|
|2000-2002||Pangako Sa 'Yo||Caloy Macaspac||ABS-CBN|
|1997-1999||Mula sa Puso||Gilbert Matias|
|1986-1989||Superstar||Himself - Guest||RPN|
|1996||Totoy Golem||Nicasio "Asiong" Salonga|
|1997||Totoy Mola||Totoy Mola|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Roger|
|Kool Ka Lang|
|Kaliwa't Kanan, Sakit sa Katawan||Ruben|
|Habang Nasasaktan Lalong Tumatapang|
|Magkapalad||(Released: 26 November 1997)|
|Gloria, Gloria Labandera|
|1998||Sabong||(Released: 25 March 1998)|
|Wangbu||(Released: 22 April 1998) (Produced and Directed by: Toto Natividad)|
|Bayad Puri||(Released: 9 September 1998)|
|Ginto't Pilak||(Released: 18 November 1998)|
|Masikip, Mainit... Paraisong Parisukat||Al|
|Mano Po||Emerson Lau
|2003||Sssshhh... She Walks by the Night|
|Ang Huling Birhen sa Lupa||Fr. Emman
|Mano Po 2||Johnson Lim|
|I Will Survive||Greg|
|Mano Po III: My Love||Paul Yang
|Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita||Ichiru
|2005||Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife||Elton Chong
|2006||Pacquiao: The Movie||Emong|
|2010||Romeo at Juliet|
|2011||Shake, Rattle & Roll 13||Mar|
|2011||Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story||Prison Mayor Guardame|
|2018||Watch Me Kill||Franco|
|2021||Anak ng Macho Dancer||Jun Mallari|
|2022||Girl Friday||Congressman Fredie|
References and sourcesEdit
- Valerai, Nini (14 June 2003). "Jay Manalo:Bringing up father". Global Nation (Philippines). Archived from the original on 2 December 2005. Retrieved 13 November 2006.
- Sicami, Edmund L. C. "Jay Manalo: More Than a Stud". Planet Philippines. Archived from the original on 4 March 2007.
- Cruz, Marinel R (28 July 2003). "2 Jay Manalo starrers". Global Nation (Philippines). Archived from the original on 11 November 2005. Retrieved 13 November 2006.
- Jay Manalo at IMDb
- Galvez, James Konstantin. "Actor Jay Manalo ordered released after bomb joke". The Manila Times (Philippines). Archived from the original on 26 September 2007.
- Carvajal, Dolly Anne. "Jay Manalo: I have 11 kids with 6 women". Inquirer Entertainment.