Kelvin Miranda

Kelvin Miranda (born 8 January 1999) is a Filipino actor, model and singer.

Kelvin Miranda
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Miranda in November 2019 at the premiere of Dead Kids.
Kelvin Manalili Miranda

(1999-01-08) 8 January 1999 (age 23)[1]
Caloocan, Philippines
  • Actor
  • model
  • singer
Years active2016–present
AgentGMA Artist Center (2017–present)

Miranda is best known for his role as Mark Sta. Maria in the Netflix original film Dead Kids (2019) and the lead role in the GTV series The Lost Recipe (2021).

Early lifeEdit

Miranda was born on January 8, 1999 in Caloocan, Metro Manila, Philippines. He attended Caloocan High School, where he showed signs of becoming a future actor through his participations in school events. He was also looked up to by his schoolmates for his talents in singing, dancing, playing music instruments, and writing poems.[2]

Due to his introversion, Miranda initially faced difficulties trying his luck in the entertainment industry, an idea of his sister.[3]


2016-2018: Career beginningsEdit

Miranda's film debut was in the 2016 Star Cinema film Vince and Kath and James, where he appeared in an uncredited role as Kelvin. In 2017 he signed under GMA Artist Center, the talent agency of GMA Network.[4]

For the next few years Miranda would have small parts in a number of GMA television shows, such as Kambal, Karibal, Tadhana, and Magpakailanman. Miranda's film career, meanwhile, was a combination of roles in independent films and various films with Regal Entertainment, such as Haunted Forest, The Hopeful Romantic, and Walwal.[5][6]

2019-2020: BreakthroughEdit

After a series of supporting roles, in 2019, Miranda had a breakthrough role as the lead in the film Dead Kids, the first-ever Netflix original film from the Philippines. Miranda played Mark Santa Maria, a withdrawn teen known to classmates as a "dead kid" — a wallflower and wet blanket; the brainiest yet the poorest in school.[7] The film received positive reviews from critics and Miranda was praised for his lead performance.[8][9][10]

2021-present: Rising popularityEdit

In 2021, Miranda had his first lead role in television, for the GTV show The Lost Recipe, where he starred opposite Mikee Quintos.[11] He then was later partnered with Beauty Gonzalez in the top-rating afternoon series Stories from the Heart: Loving Miss Bridgette, a forbidden love story of a student and a teacher.[12]



Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2016 Vince and Kath and James Kelvin Uncredited [13]
2017 Jose Bartolome: Guro Student Independent film, bit part [13]
Haunted Forest Abner Bit part [13]
2018 Accidental Idols (a.k.a. Simplicity, the Movie) Brett Primo Independent film; credited but cut from final film
The Hopeful Romantic James Bit part [13]
Walwal Tony Bit part [13]
Fieldtrip Independent film, supporting role [13]
Class of 2018 Ishmael [14]
2019 One Hugot Away: Beauty and the Hypebeast Joe Digital short film
The Fate Karl Independent film [15]
Ang Henerasyong Sumuko Sa Love Kerwin Supporting role [16]
Dead Kids Mark Sta. Maria [17]
2020 D'Ninang Buchoy
TBA Ang Mga Kaibigan Ni Mama Susan Louie [18]


Year Title Role Network Notes Ref(s)
2017 Kambal, Karibal Julio Magpantay
John "Tembong" Enriquez
GMA Network
2018 Ang Forever Ko'y Ikaw Raki
Ika-5 Utos Zach
2018-19 Tadhana Popo, James, Kim
Dear Uge Peter, Tomas, Tom
2018-20 Maynila
Magpakailanman Various
2019 Stories for the Soul Pol
2019-20 Madrasta Barry Segundo
2020 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko Gerald
2021 The Lost Recipe Harvey Napoleon/Marcelo GTV
Stories from the Heart Marcus Villareal GMA Network Series title: "Loving Miss Bridgette" [19]
2022 Mano Po Legacy: Her Big Boss Nestor Lorenzo
Tols GTV [20]
Unica Hija GMA Network [21]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Performer Director Ref.
2020 Nakikinig Ka Ba Sa Akin Ben&Ben Jorel Lising [22]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Awards and nominations
Year Nominated work Award Organization Result
2018 Bubble Gang Best New Male TV Personality 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Nominated
2019 The Fate Best Actor 6th Urduja Film Festival Won[23]
2020 Dead Kids Best Young Actor 7th Urduja Film Festival Won[24]


  1. ^ "Miranda, Kelvin Bio". Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Kelvin is the perfect partner for Kyline and Therese". Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  3. ^ "How newbie Kelvin has found his passion for acting". Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  4. ^ "LOOK: Meet the new Kapuso talents of 2017". GMA Entertainment. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  5. ^ Balante, Leo (17 February 2020). "The Big Bang Manifesto: For These 'Dead Kids', The Future is No Child's Play". Rank.
  6. ^ Lo, Ricky (3 June 2019). "Kelvin Miranda: The next Alden Richards". The Philippine Star.
  7. ^ "Dead Kids Review". Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Netflix Review: Dead Kids will keep you hooked until the very end". Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Dead Kids Review". Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Madrasta actor Kelvin Miranda receives good reviews for Dead Kids". Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  11. ^ Nacar, Pauline (13 January 2021). "On the Fast Lane: Kelvin Miranda Steps Up to the Plate and Reflects on his Young, Fast-rising Dreams". Rank.
  12. ^ "'Stories from the Heart: Loving Miss Bridgette' tandem of Kelvin Miranda and Beauty Gonzalez earns kilig raves from viewers". Random Republika. 23 September 2021. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  13. ^ a b c d e f "Kelvin Miranda nakipagharutan online". Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Barkada thriller film na Class of 2018, showing na!". Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Kelvin Miranda ramdam ang pressure sa pelikula niya na The Fate". Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  16. ^ "Is Tony 'in' or 'out'?". Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  17. ^ Bigtas, Jannielyn Ann (23 October 2019). "Kelvin Miranda is super happy to be part of 'Dead Kids,' the first Netflix Film from the Philippines". GMA News. Retrieved 23 December 2019 – via MSN.
  18. ^ "LOOK: Joshua Garcia joins cast of Bob Ong's 'Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan'". Inquirer. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  19. ^ "Beauty Gonzalez, itatambal kay Kelvin Miranda sa unang project ng aktres bilang Kapuso?". 12 June 2021. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  20. ^ "Break from drama: Kelvin Miranda to top bill upcoming sitcom". LionhearTV. 20 February 2022. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  21. ^ "Kate Valdez, Kelvin Miranda pair up in an upcoming Kapuso series". LionhearTV. 26 June 2022. Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  22. ^ "WATCH: Ben&Ben release 'Nakikinig ka ba sa Akin' music video". Rappler. 11 July 2020. Archived from the original on 21 May 2021. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  23. ^ Sun, Cherry. "LOOK: Kelvin Miranda wins Best Actor at 6th Urduja Film Festival".
  24. ^ Ruiz, Marah (2 January 2021). "Alden Richards, Therese Malvar, at iba pang Kapuso stars, wagi sa 7th Urduja Heritage Film Awards 2020". Retrieved 2 January 2021.