Marlo Mortel (born January 4, 1993) is a Filipino actor and singer. He was best known for his role as Nicolo Angelo Cortez in the noontime television drama, Be Careful with My Heart. He is currently under ABS-CBN's talent management Star Magic.
|Birth name||Jhann Marlowe Galman Pamintuan|
|Born||January 4, 1993|
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
|Genres||Pop, RnB, Reggae|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Musician, Actor, Host|
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Piano|
|Labels||GMA Artist Center (2009–2012)|
Star Magic (2012 – present)
Star Music (2015 – present)
|Associated acts||Harana, Janella Salvador|
Mortel entered show business in 2009 as a contestant for the 5th season of GMA Network's talent show StarStruck. At the time, he used the screen name Marlowe Pamintuan. He became one of the regular teen performers at German Moreno's "Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman", using the name John Miguel Pamintuan. In 2010 he was cast in the teen-oriented drama Reel Love Presents: Tween Hearts. There, he played the role of Uno, the best friend of Barbie Forteza's character (Bambi), who becomes romantically involved with Leslie (Lexi Fernandez). He later recorded "Wake Me Up" by Wham!, one of the songs in the soundtrack album of Tween Hearts' movie adaptation, "Tween Academy: Class of 2012", released in 2011.
Mortel got his career breakthrough after he auditioned for The X Factor Philippines in 2012. Shortly after, he was cast as Nicolo Angelo Cortez in the daytime series Be Careful with My Heart. Since then, a "loveteam" has been formed between Mortel and co-star Janella Salvador. On February 22, 2014, Mortel and Janella starred in Maalaala Mo Kaya's episode "Card".
In a live interview on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" last January 2015, Mortel revealed that he was not supposed to have as much lines in the defunct daytime series "Be Careful with My Heart," but was given a meatier role due to the feedback to his tandem with Janella Salvador. He also said that he only intended to enter showbiz as a singer, and not as an actor, noting he doesn't consider himself good-looking compared to his contemporaries.
ABS-CBN talent Marlo Mortel is getting more than what he bargained for in showbiz. In March 2015, ASAP launched Marlo's newest boy group called "Harana" together with his co-members, Joseph Marco, Bryan Santos and Michael Pangilinan with their carrier single, "Number One".
In January 2016, Mortel and co-star Janella Salvador were chosen as interpreters of "Mananatili," one of the top 15 finalists in the 2016 Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs, composed by Francis Louis Salazar.
- Mananatili" Music Video with Janella Salvador
|2011||"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"||Tween Academy Album||Himself||
(My One and Only)
|2016||"Mananatili"||Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016||Himself with Janella Salvador||
|2011||Tween Academy: Class of 2012||Prom bully||GMA Films||Cameo (diff. from his role in series)|
|2015||Haunted Mansion||Adrian||Regal Entertainment||Film debut|||
|2016||Isang Araw: Ikatlong Yugto||Emmanuel||Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International Incorporated||Main character|||
|2016||Mano Po 7: Tsinoy||Henry||Regal Entertainment||Supporting role|
|2017||Fallback||Frankie||Cineko Productions and Star Cinema||Supporting role|
|2018||One Great Love||Bryan||Regal Entertainment||Supporting Role|
|2010||Reel Love: Tween Hearts||Uno Morales||GMA Network|
|2012||Be Careful with My Heart||Nicolo Angelo Cortez||ABS-CBN|
|2014||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Card||Celo Magallanes|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bonnet||Paolo Buenafe|
|Home Sweetie Home||young Romeo Valentino|
|2015||Oh My G!||Gabriel "Gabby" Luna|||
|Wansapanataym: Fat Patty||Richard|||
|2015–present||Umagang Kay Ganda||Himself/Host|||
|2017||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Young Memerto|
|2018||FPJ's Ang Probinsyano||Noel Marasigan|
|2019||Ipaglaban Mo: Reputasyon||Vincent|
|2009||StarStruck: V The Worldwide Invasion||GMA Network|
|2012||The X Factor Philippines||ABS-CBN|
|2014||The Singing Bee||Game show|
|2016||We Love OPM||Member of "Power Chords" with Marion Aunor and Kaye Cal|
|2009-2012||Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman||GMA Network||Teen stars (Performer/Co-host)||Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman|
|2013||ASAP||ABS-CBN||Co-host & performer, Harana|
|Year||Award-giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Result||Ref.|
|2016||32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies||New Movie Actor of the Year||Haunted Mansion||Won|||
|Kabantugan Awards||Best Male TV Personality||Himself||Won|
- Janella Salvador And Marlo Mortel Topbill Mmk This Saturday – Star Cinema. Starcinema.abs-cbn.com (February 20, 2014). Retrieved on 2014-03-06.
- Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel paired in MMK | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. PEP.ph. Retrieved on 2014-03-06.
- Janella Salvador to star with Marlo Mortel and Manolo Pedrosa in Oh My G!. Push. Retrieved 2014-11-28.
- Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel get big break via Oh My G!. Retrieved 2015-01-14.
- Marlo Mortel reveals insecurities as neophyte actor. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
- ASAP’s Newest Boy Group, "Harana," with Joseph Marco, Marlo Mortel, Bryan Santos and Michael Pangilinan. Random Republika. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
- "Bagong boyband ipakikilala sa ASAP 20". Bandera. March 15, 2015. (in Tagalog)
- Marlo Mortel overwhelmed by success of his tandem with Janella Salvador and his group Harana Boys. Pep.ph. Retrieved 2015-04-26. (in Tagalog).
- JANELLA SALVADOR: Mahal Kita Pero, Official Music Video. on YouTube Retrieved 2014-08-31.
- ABS-CBN Summer Station ID 2015 "Shine Pilipinas!". on YouTube Retrieved 2015-08-31.
- Oh My G OST: "I Can" Music Video by Janella Salvador. on YouTube Retrieved 2015-03-29.
- Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Soundtrack Album 2011' on IMDb
- MARLO MORTEL: M.O.O (My One and Only) Official Lyric Video. on YouTube Retrieved 2014-04-13.
- Marlo Mortel and Janella Salvador - Mananatili (Official Recording Session with Lyrics). on YouTube Retrieved 2016-03-10.
- Marlo Mortel and Janella Salvador talk about working on Haunted Mansion. Push. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
- Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel Stars in Wansapanataym Presents ‘Fat Patty’. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
- #UKGHotties: Faces We Look Forward to Greeting Us ‘Umagang Kay Ganda’. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
- FULL LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2016. Rappler. Retrieved 2016-03-07.