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Luis Philippe Santos Manzano (born April 21, 1981), also known by his nickname Lucky, is a Filipino TV host, VJ, model and occasional actor. He is the son of award-winning actors, Edu Manzano and Vilma Santos. He is best known for his roles in the television series Komiks Presents: Flash Bomba as Roldan Legaspi and in the 2009 film In My Life as Mark Salvacion.

Luis Manzano
Born
Luis Philippe Santos Manzano

(1981-04-21) April 21, 1981 (age 38)[1]
NationalityFilipino
Other namesLuis, Lucky Manzano
OccupationTV host, VJ, Fashion Model, occasional actor
Years active2002–present
AgentViva Artists Agency (2005–present)
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Parent(s)Edu Manzano
Vilma Santos
RelativesAddie Manzano (half-sister)
Enzo Manzano (half-brother)
Ryan Recto (half-brother)

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Manzano is the only child of Vilma Santos and Edu Manzano.

EducationEdit

He studied at Colegio de San Agustin for high school and at De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde in Malate, Manila, with a Major in Hotel and Restaurant Institution Management.

FamilyEdit

Senator Ralph Recto is his stepfather, husband to his famous well-respected politician and multi-award recipient actress mother, Vilma Santos. He has a younger half-brother named Ryan Christian Recto. From his father side, Edu Manzano, a well-known celebrity, he has two younger half siblings named Addie and Enzo.

CareerEdit

Manzano started his career as a commercial model for clothing brand, "Human". He later pursued a TV hosting and acting career. He is known to be one of the longest serving VJ on Myx channel with Iya Villania. His best known act "Roldan" in a television series Komiks Presents: Flash Bombakla and "Mark Salvacion" in the 2009 film In My Life, where he portrayed a homosexual man, and starred alongside his mother, Vilma Santos.

Manzano is a member of a Greek Fraternity, The Tau Gamma Phi, a fraternity established in the Philippines*. He also is a member of DLS-CSB Romancon Dance Company.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Notes and Awards
2006 All About Love Wesley "Kalesa"
2007 Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo Val
2009 In My Life Mark Salvacion #12 Highest-grossing Filipino film of all time
Gawad SURI Award for Best Supporting Actor
Gawad TANGLAW Award for Best Supporting Actor
GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Award for Film Actor of the Year (shared with John Lloyd Cruz)
PMPC Star Award for Movies for Movie Supporting Actor of the Year
Nominated—ENPRESS Golden Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy)
Nominated—Gawad PASADO Award for Best Supporting Actor
2010 Hating Kapatid Edzel
Petrang Kabayo Ericson
2011 Who's That Girl? John Eduque Jr.[2]
The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin Ericson Cameo Appearance
2012 Moron 5 and the Crying Lady Albert Macapagal
This Guy's in Love with U Mare! Mike
Sisterakas Waiter Cameo Appearance
2013 Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy Priest Cameo Appearance
2014 Starting Over Again Cameo Appearance
Moron 5.2: The Transformation Albert Macapagal
Praybeyt Benjamin 2 Ericson Cameo Appearance
2018 The Girl in the Orange Dress

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network
2001–present ASAP Host/Performer ABS-CBN
2001–2013 Myx VJ Myx
2004 Star Circle Quest Host ABS-CBN
2005 Bora Luigi
Qpids Host
Kampanerang Kuba Pablo
2006 Your Song Presents: I'll Never Get Over You, Gettin' Over Me Justin
Komiks Presents: Paa ni Isabella John
Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition Host
Crazy for You Wacky
2007 Your Song Presents: If We Fall in Love
Your Song Presents: Ikaw Louie
Rounin Juris
Your Song Presents: Ikaw Abel / Adam
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Larawan Rodel
2008 Entertainment Live Host
Dyosa Kulas
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus Host
2009 Komiks Presents: Flash Bomba Flash Bomba/Roldan Legaspi
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Videoke Rey
2010 Your Song Presents: My Last Romance Nico Suarez
Panahon Ko 'to!: Ang Game Show ng Buhay Ko Host with Billy Crawford
Wansapanataym Presents: Kokak Leo
2010–2013, 2016 Pilipinas Got Talent Host
2011 Laugh Out Loud Host with Alodia Gosiengfiao
2012–2013
2015–2016
Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal Host
2012 Sarah G. Live
Be Careful With My Heart James Luis Ventura
2013–2014
2016–2017, 2019
Minute to Win It Host
2014–2015 The Voice Kids
The Voice of the Philippines
2015–2016 Celebrity Playtime Host (episode 8 onwards, replacing Billy Crawford)
2016–2017 Family Feud Host
2017 The Voice Teens
It's Showtime Host
2017–present I Can See Your Voice Host
2019 World of Dance Philippines Host
2019-present Home Sweetie Home: Extra Sweet Pip

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2003 17thPMPC Star Awards for TV Best New Male TV Personality ASAP Won
2004 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Talent-Search Program Host Star Circle Quest Kids & Teens (with Jodi Sta. Maria) Won
2005 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Talent-Search Program Host Star Circle National Teen Quest (with Jodi Sta. Maria) Won
2006 20th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Male TV Host ASAP '06 Won
2007 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year All About Love Nominated
2008 24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Supporting Actor of the Year Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo Nominated
2008 PMPC Star Awards for TV Male Star Of The Night N/A Won
2009 23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Male TV Host ASAP '09 Won
2010 GAWAD Tanglaw Best Supporting Actor In My Life Won
25th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Supporting Actor of the Year In My Life Won
41st Box Office Entertainment Awards Film Actor of the Year (with John Lloyd Cruz)[3] In My Life Won
2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Talent Search Program Hosts (with Billy Crawford) Pilipinas Got Talent Won
Best Game Show Host Panahon Ko 'To (with Billy Crawford) Nominated
Best Male Showbiz-Oriented Show Host E-Live Won
Best Male TV Host ASAP Rocks Nominated
Male Sexiest of the Night N/A Won
Yahoo! OMG! Awards Favorite Male TV Host Pilipinas Got Talent Won
2013 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Prince of Philippine Movies[4] This Guy's in Love with U Mare! Won
2014 30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Darling of the Press N/A Nominated
2015 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Game Show Host Kapamilya, Deal Or No Deal Won
2016 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Male TV Host ASAP Won
PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Talent Search Program Host The Voice Kids (Philippines season 3) with Robi Domingo & Kim Chiu Won
2017 PMPC Star Awards For Movies Darling of the Press N/A Won

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