Jaypee James de Guzman (born April 20, 1978) is a multi-awarded actor in the Philippines. He was a famous child star of the '80s along with Bamba, Lady Lee, RR Herrera, Chuckie Dreyfus, Glaiza Herradura, Rose Ann Gonzales, Matet de Leon and Aiza Seguerra, among others. He received his first award as the Best Child Performer in the Metro Manila Film Festival movie Teng Teng De Sarapen (1983) starring Dolphy and Alma Moreno.

Jaypee de Guzman
Jaypee James de Guzman

(1978-04-20) April 20, 1978 (age 46)
Quezon City, Philippines
Occupation(s)Actor, director, multimedia editor
Years active1982–present
PY Nakar-de Guzman
(m. 2007)



At the age of four, de Guzman made his feature film debut in Maryo J. de los Reyes' Saan Darating ang Umaga? (1983), a family drama in which he portrayed the adopted son of Nida Blanca and Nestor de Villa and a target of his sister Maricel Soriano. He also appeared in other notable films, such as Teng Teng de Serapen (1983), Mga Batang Yagit (1984), Dear Mama (1984), Kapag Puso’y Sinugatan (1984), and Tinik Sa Dibdib (1985), where he played the role of a mentally-challenged child. Throughout his acting career, de Guzman received two nominations and won twice for Best Child Actor (Saan Darating Ang Umaga? and Tinik sa Dibdib) at the FAMAS Awards. Additionally, he was named the Best Child Performer for the comedy film Teng Teng de Sarapen at the Metro Manila Film Festival in 1983.[1] He appeared in a TV series by GMA Network named Yagit, where he worked with Amy Austria and Ernie Garcia.

In 1989, de Guzman joined the youth-oriented program That's Entertainment and became a regular member ever since, before the show ended seven years later. There were no more offers of acting projects for de Guzman during his stay on the variety show. He guested in one of the episodes of Homeboy with other former child stars RR Herrera and Chuckie Dreyfus.[2]

In 2014, de Guzman returned from his nearly two-decade showbiz absence to star in the GMA evening soap series My BFF, portraying the best friend and sidekick of Janno Gibbs' character.[3] In the same year, GMA coincidentally produced and broadcast a revival of classic telenovela that he appeared in.

Personal life


De Guzman graduated Communication Arts from De La Salle University in 2000. A family man, de Guzman is married to former television host PY Nakar since 2007 and has three boys, namely Mateo, Lucas, and Zach.[1][4]

De Guzman worked as an editor at GMA 7, directing several music videos and handling post-production services for the network's defunct sister channel QTV.[1]

A devout and charismatic Catholic, de Guzman serves as the head of the music and audiovisual arm and the national coordinator for the youth ministry at Elim Communities in New Manila, Quezon City. Apart from his regular services in the Church, de Guzman also manages the video department at Springs Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the proclamation of Gospel through integral evangelization.[1] Because cycling is one of his favorite hobbies, de Guzman owns the Trinity Cycle Shop.[5]




Year Title Role
1988 Fly Me to the Moon I-donox
1987 1 + 1 = 12 (+ 1): One Plus One Equals Twelve (Cheaper by the Dozen)
1986 Tu-yay and His Magic Payong Jaypee
1986 Pepe Saclao: Public Enemy No. 1 Junior Montes
1986 Mga Anghel ng Diyos
1986 Huwag Mo Kaming Isumpa Boboy
1985 Tinik sa Dibdib Boyito
1985 Isang Platitong Mani
1985 Kapag Puso'y Sinugatan
1984 Nang Maghalo ang Balat sa Tinalupan Chris
1984 Mga Batang Yagit Ding
1984 Mga Ibong Pipit
1984 Give Me Five! Itoy
1984 Dear Mama
1984 Sa Ngalan ng Anak
1983 Teng Teng de Sarapen Sonny
1983 Saan Darating ang Umaga? Joel Rodrigo


Year Title Role Network
2023 FPJ's Batang Quiapo Police Colonel Magno Cudillo
2020 Bawal Judgmental – Eat Bulaga Himself
2019 Bawal Kumurap, Nakamamatay ng Swerte! – Eat Bulaga
2017 Jackpot en Poy – Eat Bulaga
2016 Family Feud
2014 The Singing Bee
My BFF Tolits
2012 Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid Himself
2006 K, the P1,000,000 Videoke Challenge
1989–1996 That's Entertainment
1983–1985 Yagit Ding
1983 Blu: Bernardo, Lorenzo, Ulysses


Year Awards Category Recipient Result
1983 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Child Performer Teng Teng de Sarapen Won
1984 FAMAS Awards Best Child Actor Saan Darating Ang Umaga? Won
1985 FAMAS Awards Best Child Actor Nang Maghalo Ang Balat Sa Tinalupan Nominated
1986 FAMAS Awards Best Child Actor Tinik Sa Dibdib Won
FAP Award Best Child Performer Won
1987 FAMAS Awards Best Child Actor Huwag Mo Kaming Isumpa! Nominated


  1. ^ a b c d Lo, Ricky (July 24, 2014). "Jaypee de Guzman back to where he belongs". The Philippine Star. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  2. ^ Abunda, Boy (January 22, 2007). "A tribute to the chosen few". The Philippine Star. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "Ex-child star Jaypee de Guzman makes a showbiz comeback". Philippine Entertainment Portal. June 29, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "Jaypee De Guzman: From child star to family man". Philippine Entertainment Portal. June 30, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  5. ^ Amoyo, Aster (January 31, 2020). "Sikat na child star noon: Jaypee handa na sa father role" [A former child star, Jaypee is ready for a father role] (in Tagalog). Abante. Retrieved May 8, 2020.