Marco Gumabao

Marco Imperial Gumabao (born August 14, 1994) is a Filipino actor, model, athlete, and entrepreneur.[2]

Marco Gumabao
Marco Imperial Gumabao

(1994-08-14) August 14, 1994 (age 26)
Years active2012–present
AgentStar Magic
(2012–2017; 2020–present)
Viva Artists Agency
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Parent(s)Dennis Roldan
FamilyMichele Gumabao
Isabel Rivas
Gretchen Fullido

He is the face—and body—of Philippine-based international clothing brand BENCH's underwear and swimwear collection for men, under BENCH/Body, for the company's spring-summer campaigns from 2017 to present.[3][4]

Early life and educationEdit

Marco, born August 14, 1994 in Makati City, Metro Manila, the Philippines, is the fourth of five children to actor and politician Dennis Roldan and former It Girl Loli Imperial-Gumabao. He also has three half-siblings.[5] Growing up, he competed in Muay Thai.[6]

Gumabao attended Ateneo High School and then De La Salle University as a psychology major.[7]

Acting careerEdit

He first appeared in an uncredited role in Toda Max (2012), then rose in popularity in the TV series Luv U, both in the same period (2012–2016).

Gumabao also starred in supporting roles in numerous films such as She's Dating the Gangster (2014), Just the Way You Are (2015), and several other projects. He had special participation in popular television series Forevermore (2014–15), Pusong Ligaw (2017–18), and Ang Probinsyano (2017).

In 2017, Gumabao left Star Magic agency after five (5) years of being under their management, and signed a new contract with Viva Artists Agency on September 4, 2018, together with his siblings Michele Gumabao and Kat Gumabao.[8]

After being launched in his first major lead role in Para sa Broken Hearted (2018), he also starred in hit TV series Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos.[9]

Following a supporting role in the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival entry Aurora, he appeared in the film Ulan in 2019.[10]

Modeling careerEdit

In 2017, Gumabao was announced as lead model for BENCH/Body.[11] His underwear endorsements, commercials, and campaigns under BENCH revamped his image as a sexy and bankable actor and talent.[12][13]

Since then, he has appeared in various magazines and publications, including Garage Magazine’s June–July 2018 Body Issue.[14] He was also awarded the 2018 MEGA Man Best Bodies.[15]



Year Title Role
2014 She's Dating The Gangster Young Stephen
2015 Just The Way You Are Skye
2016 Love Me Tomorrow Carlos
2018 Abay Babes Rocky
Para sa Broken Hearted RJ
Aurora Ricky
2019 Apple of My Eye Michael
Ulan Andrew
Just a Stranger Jericho/Jekjek
2020 Hindi Tayo Pwede Dennis


Year Show Role Ref.
2012 Toda Max Marco Ugoy-Ugoy
2012–2016 Luv U JB Arellano
2013 Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Ian Velasquez
Wansapanataym Arnel
2013–present ASAP Himself/Performer
2014–2015 Forevermore JC
2015–2016 Ningning Pido Cruz
2016 Tubig at Langis Christopher "Tope" Nieves Magdangal
Magpahanggang Wakas Zachary "Zach" Flores
2017–2018 Pusong Ligaw Nathan Ruiz
Hanggang Saan Archie
2018–2019 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Jose Rafael "Joel" T. Olegario [16]
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos Matteo Silverio / Matteo Cardinal [17]
2020 Cara Y Cruz


  1. ^ "Marco Gumabao, bagong heartthrob". Tempo - The Nation's Fastest Growing Newspaper. August 3, 2019. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  2. ^ Perez, Quimberly. "WATCH: Marco Gumabao tours you around his very own bar and resto! | VIVA Entertainment". Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Marco Gumabao poses in skimpy Bench underwear". Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Garage Magazine". Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Google, retrieved November 9, 2018
  6. ^ Corp, ABS-CBN. "The new guys UPFRONT: Marco Gumabao". ABS-CBN SPORTS. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Marco Gumabao Biography | PINOYSTOP". PinoyStop. Archived from the original on October 15, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  8. ^ Gabinete, Jojo (September 4, 2018). "Marco Gumabao leaves Star Magic after four years; signs up with VAA". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  9. ^ "Marco Gumabao, bibida sa bagong serye ng ABS-CBN". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  10. ^ Bukas, Leo. "Marco Gumabao, inaming plus points ang pagkakaroon niya ng magandang katawan para makakuha ng projects". Push. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  11. ^ BENCH/ (October 23, 2017), Meet our newest BENCH/ Body: Marco Gumabao, retrieved November 9, 2018
  12. ^ "Marco Gumabao poses in skimpy Bench underwear". Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "Garage Magazine". Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Marco Gumabao wants you to get to know him better – Garage". Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  15. ^ "Missed The Mega Man X EuphoriaMaxx Best Bodies 2018 Party? Ditch The FOMO and See What Went Down Last Night". MEGA Man. April 20, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  16. ^ "LOOK: 100 Most Memorable Stars Who Joined FPJ's Ang Probinsyano". ABS-CBN News. August 26, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  17. ^ "WATCH: Hunks galore in 'Los Bastardos' teaser". ABS-CBN News. September 8, 2018. Retrieved September 8, 2018.

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