Mark Anthony Fernandez

Mark Anthony Lacsamana Fernandez (born January 18, 1979) is a Filipino actor. He is the son of actors Rudy Fernandez and Alma Moreno.

Mark Anthony Fernandez
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Mark Anthony Fernandez by Jopet Sy, January 2018
Mark Anthony Lacsamana Fernandez

(1979-01-18) January 18, 1979 (age 41)
OccupationActor, model
Years active1991–present
AgentStar Magic (1991–2001; 2005; 2006; 2018–present)
GMA Artist Center (2001–2005; 2007–2016)
Viva Artists Agency (2018–present)
Children2 (including Grae)
RelativesVandolph Quizon (half-brother)
Raphael Fernandez (half-brother)
Renz Fernandez (half-brother) Yeoj Marquez (half-brother) Teresita Marquez (half-sister)


He first rose to prominence when he was once a former member of one of the famous showbiz teen group, "Gwapings" alongside Jomari Yllana, Eric Fructuoso and later with Jao Mapa.

His breakout roles in the movies includes Pare Ko, Mangarap Ka and Matimbang Pa sa Dugo which featured him as a lead star. In 1996, he received Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nominations for the 3 aforementioned movies he did. However, the year 1998 started a downward spiral in Fernandez's career and personal life following an assault case that was filed against him by an American socialite and the break-up with his then-girlfriend Claudine Barretto. His home studio Regal Films attempted to launch him as an action star in the movies Sonny Segovia: Lumakad Ka Sa Apoy and Walang Katumbas Ang Dugo but both movies flopped at the box-office.

After a two-year hiatus from a drug rehabilitation which follows his acquittal in the assault case, Fernandez returned in the movie scene via Biyaheng Langit and Dos Ekis opposite sexy actresses Joyce Jimenez and Rica Peralejo, respectively. He also made a TV comeback via GMA drama series Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin opposite Angelika dela Cruz.[1]

In 2003, he had disappeared once again from the industry and underwent rehabilitation for drug dependence for the second time. In 2005, he was released from rehab and made his comeback in show business. After his release in rehab, he said in his words, "I hope the moviegoers will welcome me back. Now, I realize more than ever that I'm made for showbiz and I'll always be in showbiz."

He has been one of GMA Network's leading actors with his critically acclaimed performances on TV series such as Impostora (2007), Kamandag (2007–08), Ako si Kim Samsoon (2008), Luna Mystika (2008–09), All About Eve (2009) and Munting Heredera. He also portrayed Manny Pacquiao in Magpakailanman in 2003 before his second drug rehab.

His role as Nicolas Cayetano is the drama series Impostora, became his most notable role in TV and he said drama also relaunched his career making him one of the sought-after leading men in GMA-7 and because of the fruitful projects given to him by GMA, he decided to sign an exclusive contract with the network that rebuilt his career. He was paired off with Sunshine Dizon (Impostora), Heart Evangelista (Luna Mystika), Iza Calzado (All About Eve), Marian Rivera (Darna) and Regine Velasquez (Ako si Kim Samsoon and recently in Diva, 2010).

He also hosted a kids documentary reality show Kap's Amazing Stories Kids Edition last April 2010 on GMA Network.

In January 2018, Fernandez returned to showbiz after legal issues. He signed a contract with Viva Artist Agency.[2] after 12 years, he returned to ABS-CBN via FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.

Personal lifeEdit

Fernandez married Melissa Garcia in 2006 but have since separated in 2014.[3] They have a son named Grae Cameron.[4] He is also the nephew of action star Robin Padilla Mark's father Daboy is Robin's cousin.

On 3 October 2016, Fernandez was arrested for marijuana possession after attempting to elude a police checkpoint in Angeles, Pampanga.[5] He has stated he smokes marijuana "to prevent cancer".[6] after a year, on 23 December 2017, Fernandez had been released from jail due to dismissal of drug case against him.[7]



Year Title Role Network
2019 Ipaglaban Mo: Reputasyon Baste ABS-CBN
2018 Ipaglaban Mo: Dakip Eddie Angeles
2018–2019 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Brandon Cabrera
2016 Magpakailanman: Crime of Passion Eric GMA Network
Wish I May Clark Gomez
2015 Let the Love Begin Jose Marie "Jom" Quinto
2014 Rhodora X Nico Ledesma
2013 Genesis Joel
Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko Fireman Benedict Bautista
Bukod Kang Pinagpala Leandro Alcuar
2012 Makapiling Kang Muli Luisito "Louie" Valencia
2011–2012 Munting Heredera Jacob Montereal
2011 I Heart You, Pare! Chito Salazar
2010–2011 Jillian: Namamasko Po Alvin
2010 Little Star Dave De Leon
Love Bug Presents: Say I Do Alvin
Claudine Anton
Diva Gary / Ate Kuh
Kap's Amazing Stories: Kids Edition Guest Host
2009 Mars Ravelo's Darna Eduardo Morgan / Black Rider
Quickfire: 10 Minute Kitchen Wonders Himself Q
All About Eve Kenneth Villareal GMA Network
2008–2009 Luna Mystika Dexter Samaniego
2008 Dear Friend Various
Ako si Kim Samsoon Cyrus Ruiz
2007–2008 Kamandag Lucero Serrano / Talim
2007 Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang Sultan Saif
Impostora Nicolas Cayetano
2006 Komiks: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Lito ABS-CBN
Super Inggo Kanor
2005 Maynila Various GMA Network
Ang Mahiwagang Baul
2003 Magpakailanman: The Manny Pacquiao Story Manny Pacquiao
2001 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Gabriel / Lorenzo
1995–2001 ASAP Himself/Performer ABS-CBN
1992 Tropang Trumpo Himself ABC
1991–1998 Palibhasa Lalake Mark ABS-CBN


Year Title Role Notes Film Producer Ref
2019 Miracle in Cell No. 7 Viva Films
2016 Ma' Rosa Castor
2015 La Amigas
2013 Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill Scenema Concept International
2010 Babang Luksa
Rosario CineMabuhay [8]
2009 Shake, Rattle & Roll XI Father Ronnie (segment "Diablo") Regal Entertainment
2006 Batas Militar
2005 Shake, Rattle & Roll 2k5 Rene (segment "Lihim ng San Joaquin") Regal Entertainment
2003 Sa Piling ng Mga Belyas
You and Me Against the World
2002 Hesus Rebolusyonaryo
2001 Dos Ekis
2000 Biyaheng Langit
1998 Walang Katumbas ang Dugo
1998 Sonny Segovia: Lumakad Ka Sa Apoy
1997 Ako Ba ang Nasa Puso Mo
Kulayan Natin ang Bukas
1996 Kabilin-bilinan ng Lola
1995 Mangarap Ka
Araw-araw, Gabi-gabi
Eskapo: The Serge Osmeña-Geny Lopez Story
Matimbang Pa Sa Dugo
1994 Pare Ko
Sobrang Talaga... Over!!
Binibini ng Aking Panaginip
1993 Gwapings Dos
1992 Shotgun Banjo
Gwapings: The First Adventure
1991 Onyong Majikero

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award-Giving Body Category Nominated work Result Source
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Impostora Nominated


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Viva Ent (2018-01-25), JUST IN: Mark Anthony Fernandez signs contract with VIVA!, retrieved 2018-01-26
  3. ^ Pumaloy, Rey (June 28, 2014). "PEP EXCLUSIVE. Winwyn Marquez confirms separation of Mark Anthony Fernandez and wife Melissa". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Regondola, Glenn (August 3, 2015). "Mark Anthony Fernandez says son Grae is mature enough to understand his separation from wife Melissa". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Mark Anthony Fernandez arrested for illegal drugs". ABS-CBN Corporation. October 3, 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Bartolome, Jessica (October 4, 2016). "Mark Anthony: I only smoke marijuana to prevent cancer". GMA News. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  7. ^ Leonen, Julius N. "PDEA chief surprised by dismissal of drug case vs actor". Retrieved 2017-12-30.
  8. ^ " (Philippine Entertainment Portal): Showbiz and Beyond".

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