Jose Manalo

Jose Ariel Pagtalonia Manalo (born February 12, 1966), better known as Jose Manalo, is a Filipino actor, director, and comedian best known for appearing regularly on the noon-time variety show Eat Bulaga! on GMA Network. He is also known for his observational comedy humor in his stand-up performances.

Jose Manalo
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Manalo in 2012
Birth nameJose Ariel Pagtalonia Manalo
Born (1966-02-12) February 12, 1966 (age 54)
Manila, Philippines
MediumStand-up, television, film
Years active1992–present
GenresObservational comedy

Personal lifeEdit

Manalo has five children from his wife, Anna Lyn, and two other children from a previous marriage:

  • Myki Manalo - She is a resident at the surgery department of the Capitol Medical Center. She graduated with a degree Bachelor of Science degree Major in Psychology from the De La Salle University in 2012. Myki got her medical degree in 2016 from the Far Eastern University – Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. She did her post-graduate internship at the De Los Santos Medical Center. She passed the Physician Licensure Examination in 2017.
  • Benj Manalo - Benj is also an actor like his father. He appeared in the musical ‘Rak of Aegis’ alongside Aicelle Santos. Benj has appeared on various TV shows with big names like Coco Martin. Benj recently launched his vlog, #BenjFTW, on Facebook.
  • Nicco Manalo - Nicco also chose to go into show business as an actor. He has had a number of supporting roles in TV shows, co-starring with the likes of Gerald Anderson. He has appeared in musicals like ‘3 Stars and A Sun’ and ‘Mula Sa Buwan’. He also sings in live gigs when he can. Nicco is most well known for his roles in indie films like ‘The Janitor’ and ‘Barber’s Tales’.
  • Ai Manalo - Ai is taking up Advertising and Public Relations at Assumption College in San Lorenzo, Makati. She finished her internship as an Accounts Manager in MullenLowe Philippines, one of the top integrated marketing communications networks in the country.
  • Colyn Manalo - Jose's bunso, Colyn, graduated from elementary last March 27, 2018. She was a Musical Intelligence Hall of Famer and received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence.


Manalo first appeared in the Children's educational show Boyoyong (1990) He also appears on TV soap opera series Valiente in 1992 as one of the supporting characters.[1] He later started working behind the scenes as a production assistant on Eat Bulaga!.[2] He then became a comedian and with his friend Wally Bayola, who was also entering show business around the same time, later became a comic duo. He also appeared in several sitcoms on GMA Network like Daddy Di Do Du and Ful Haus, both starring Vic Sotto.

In 2010, Manalo returned to TV5 (formerly ABC 5) for his former sitcom, My Darling Aswang with Vic Sotto & Ritchie Reyes (also known as Ritchie D' Horsie). This was his second television program on TV5.

In 2011, Manalo, along with his comedic partner Bayola, headlined his own TV5 comedy show, The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto and also Jimmy Santos. Manalo also worked with Vic Sotto in movies, like Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! and the MMFF film entry Enteng ng Ina Mo.

Juan for All, All for Juan: KalyeseryeEdit

Beginning in July 2015, Manalo played various roles in Eat Bulaga!'s Kalyeserye including:

  • Frankie A. Arenolli – the rival of Alden for the love of Yaya Dub, played by Maine Mendoza
  • Don Francisco "Franing" Arenolli - Frankie's father
  • Tinidora Zobeyala – one of the triplets alongside Nidora (played by Wally Bayola) and Tidora (played by Paolo Ballesteros)
  • Gasgas Abelgas – the narrator when a Kalyeserye episode ends
  • Gingging – a Parody Character from Batibot, who replaced Gasgas Abelgas as a Closing Narrator since Anselmo and Nidora's Lovestory Chapter in Kalyeserye.


In 2012, Jose Manalo's wife (Annalyn) lodged a complaint against the comedian for verbal and emotional abuse.[3] In her affidavit, she claimed that the abuse started in 2011.[4] Manalo denied the charges of abuse and also his wife's accusations of family abandonment and child neglect.[5] In his official statement, Manalo asserted that he provided support, "financial or otherwise," to his children.[4][6]

In late 2013, however, Manalo's daughter filed a case of violation against her father for failure to provide financial support, which caused her to drop out of school.[7] The following year, his daughter subsequently attempted suicide, citing her family problems and mainly blaming her father as the reason.[8] Manalo had also refuted these allegations by his daughter.[9]



Year Title Role Network
1992–1995 Valiente Elias GMA Network
1994–present Eat Bulaga! Himself/Co-Host
2001–2007 Daddy Di Do Du Val
2004 Love To Love: Haunted Lovehouse
Magpakailanman: The Bert Marcelo Story Bert Marcelo
2005 Wow Hayop Himself
2005–2007 H3O: Ha Ha Ha Over Himself QTV
2007 Ful Haus Juan Miguel 'Onemig' Palisoc GMA Network
2007 Marimar Fulgoso Voice
2009 SRO Cinemaserye Presents: Reunion Ricky Tienes
2010 Panday Kids Mambo
My Darling Aswang Gas TV5
2010–2011 Laugh or Lose Himself
2011 R U Kidding Me? Himself
2011–2012 The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto Jose de Leoncio
2012–2016 Celebrity Bluff Himself/Celebrity Gangnammm GMA Network
2013, 2014 Vampire ang Daddy Ko Ding
2015 Sabado Badoo Cameo Guest Featured
2015–2019 Sunday PinaSaya Himself/Regular cast
2016–2017 Hay, Bahay! Mael
2017–2018 Bossing & Ai Himself / Co-host
2019 Starstruck: Season 7 Himself / Judge

TV moviesEdit

Year Title Role Network
2014 Pangalawang Bukas: An Eat Bulaga Lenten Special Alex GMA Network
2015 Pinagpalang Ama: An Eat Bulaga Lenten Special Jessie
2016 Kaputol ng Buhay: An Eat Bulaga Lenten Special Lola Tinidora
God Gave Me You: An Eat Bulaga Lenten Special Capt. Frank 'Isko'
2017 Mansyon: An Eat Bulaga Lenten Special Moris
2018 Pamana Kap. Joselito "Jose/Honeybee/Bebe Cheesecake" Nunal
2019 Ikigai Danilo


Year Title Role
1997 Daniel Eskultor: Hindi umaatras sa laban
2003 Lastikman
2004 Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Jose
2005 Ispiritista: Itay, May Moomoo! George
2005 Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues Jose/ Verdana
2006 Oh My Ghost!
2006 Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay Ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes On and On and On Jose
2007 Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka Fairy Ko...The Beginning of the Legend Jose
2007 Atang Family
2008 Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol! Nemo
2008 Scaregivers
2008 Iskul Bukol 20 Years After (Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure) Jude
2009 Love on Line Totonio "Tot" Baklaba
2009 Dobol Trobol Let's Get Ready 2 Rambol Nemo
2010 Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote Jose
2011 Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! James
2011 Enteng ng Ina Mo Bodyguard Jose
2012 Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako Bodyguard Jose
2012 D' Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?! Justine Kilabot
2013 My Little Bossings Parak
2014 My Big Bossing's Adventure
2015 My Bebe Love Domeng
2016 Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers Lola Tinidora
2017 Trip Ubusan: The Lolas vs. Zombies
2019 Boy Tokwa: Lodi ng Gwapo
2019 Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity

Awards and recognitionsEdit

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2005 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actor[10] Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko... The Legend Continues Won
2012 43rd Box Office Entertainment Awards [11] Bert Marcelo Lifetime Achievement Award (with Wally Bayola) N/A Won
Most Popular Male Novelty Singer (with Wally Bayola) Shembot & Jump Brothers songs Won
Certified Comedy Concert Artist Jose & Wally: A Party for Every Juan Won
2013 44th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Novelty Singers (with Ryzza Mae Dizon & Wally Bayola)[12] Cha-Cha Dabarkads song Won
Male Concert Performers of the Year (with Wally Bayola)[12] Jose & Wally Concert: A Party for Juan and All Won
2014 Dabarkads Awards Best Actor[13] Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special Presents: Pangalawang Bukas Won
28th PMPC Star Awards For TV Best Single Performance by an Actor (tied with Arjo Artayde of MMK) Won
2015 OFW Gawad Parangal Outstanding Actor and Comedian[14] Eat Bulaga! Won
Eastwood City Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Star Inductee[15] N/A Inducted
2016 USTv Students' Choice Awards Special Recognition for Social Media Phenomenon[16] Eat Bulaga!: Kalye Serye (with Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros as Kalye's Angels) Won
Platinum Stallion Media Awards Trinitian Awardee for Values-Oriented TV Character[17] Won
47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Bert Marcelo Lifetime Achievement Award (with Wally Bayola, and Paolo Ballesteros)[18] N/A Won
29th Aliw Awards Best Stand-Up Comedian [19] Eat Bulaga! Won
30th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Comedy Actor[20] Hay, Bahay! Won
Inding-Indie Short Film Festival Awards Pinakahuwarang Komedyante ng Taon[21] Eat Bulaga! Won


  1. ^ San Diego Jr., Bayani (February 29, 2012). "A party for Every Juan". Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  2. ^ Salanga, Elyas Isabelo (August 16, 2007). "Comedy's dynamic duos". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Jose Manalo's Wife Files Complaint Against Him". Showbiz News Phil. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Jose Manalo denies wife's allegations". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  5. ^ "Jose Manalo denies wife's accusations". Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  6. ^ "Jose Manalo fervently denies abandoning family for a 'mistress'; requests for privacy". Yahoo News Singapore. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  7. ^ "Jose Manalo faces new suit; daughter demands support". Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  8. ^ "Jose Manalo's teen daughter attempted suicide twice—report". Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  9. ^ "Jose Manalo speaks up on daughter's alleged suicide attempt". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  10. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2005". IMDB. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title" Archived July 1, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  12. ^ a b "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards" Archived April 3, 2019, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  13. ^ "Ryzza Mae Dizon, Jose Manalo win acting trophies in 1st Eat Bulaga Dabarkads Awards". Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  14. ^ "Kapuso Stars, to be awarded by an OFW Organization". GMA Network. November 28, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "Kalyeserye stars, Kapuso personalities get stars in PHL Walk of Fame". GMA Network. December 1, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  16. ^ "Ilang programa ng GMA Network, pinarangalan sa 12th USTV Students' Choice Awards". GMA Network. April 22, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  17. ^ "GMA Network Inc wins big at the Platinum Stallion Awards". GMA Network. January 27, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  18. ^ Calderon, Nora V. (February 21, 2016). "John Lloyd, Bea, Vice, Coco, Vic, Ai-Ai lead winners at the Box Office Entertainment Awards". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  19. ^ "Aliw Awards 2016 winners revealed; Lea Salonga, Baste Duterte, among those honored". Philippine Entertainment Portal. December 1, 2016. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  20. ^ "LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards 2016 – television". Rappler. October 24, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  21. ^ "Kapuso personalities, shows recognized by Inding-indie Film Festival 2016". GMA Network. December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 19, 2016.

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