Matt Evans

Matthew Nicolas Evans (born October 22, 1986) is a Filipino actor of American descent who was a contender of the Philippine reality television show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1. He rose to fame through his Filipino teleseryes Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko, Tanging Yaman and Rosalka. He studied college in Far Eastern University, Manila.

Matt Evans
Matthew Nicolas Evans

(1986-10-22) October 22, 1986 (age 34)
Alma materFar Eastern University-Manila, Quirino High School- Quezon City
OccupationActor, Model, TV host, Dancer, Musician
Years active2006–present
AgentStar Magic
(2006–2017, 2019–present)
ABS-CBN Entertainment
(2006–2017, 2019–present)
AGP House of Characters
Known forKomiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko
Katrina Fariñas
(m. 2013)
Children4 (including 1 adopted)

Personal lifeEdit

Evans was born to father Thalmage Eugene Evans, an American citizen, and mother Vivien Mercado Nicolas, a Filipino. He has two half siblings: Mark, who is full Filipino and Akira, who is half Japanese.

Evans resides in Quezon City, Philippines. His biological father left his mother before he was born. His father was serving in the United States Air Force at that time. He eventually found out from his uncle that his biological father had died from a heart attack on June 10, 2010.

Evans has a daughter with former partner Johnelline Hickins (daughter of former '80s star, Coca Nicolas).[1] On October 3, 2013, Evans married Katrina Fariñas, who belongs in a prominent political family in the Philippines, the Fariñas Family of Ilocos Norte. In 2014, they welcomed their first child, Hayley Marley.[2] Evans also adopted Fariñas' son from a previous relationship, thus the child is now using the name Hayden Tyler Fariñas Evans. In 2015, Evans announced that they were expecting "baby Evans #3", Ellie Madison, who is Fariñas' and Evans' second child together.[3]

Legal troubleEdit

Evans' former live-in partner Johnelline Hickins had him arrested and detained at a precinct jail in Pasig on October 21, 2012 after he allegedly hurt her and her brother during an altercation at their home, a day prior to his 26th birthday. Evans was released 2 days after on a ₱200 bail. According to the initial report, Hickins and her brother were planning a surprise birthday party for Evans when the actor and Hickins had a heated argument. Hickins fell off the stairs while she and Evans were arguing, prompting the girl's brother to intercept. The brother said he tried to stop the actor from hurting his sister, who just gave birth last month, but he was kicked in the face and then held a knife to his face.[4]

The camp of Evans, however, denied that the actor inflicted any injury against his then-girlfriend and her brother.

In a statement, Evans' legal counsel Gerly Rico said there was indeed an altercation among the three but denied that the actor injured Hickins and her brother. Evans corrected the reports that the altercation began when he went home drunk on Saturday night after going out with friends. He said he was at home the whole evening hosting a small party for some friends. He said he and Hickins quickly got into an argument after she asked why his guests had already left. He suspects she deliberately taunted him as part of a ruse for the surprise birthday party she was planning for him.

He wanted to leave the house, he said, but Hickins tried to stop, leading to a struggle near the staircase on the second floor of the house in which Hickins tripped off and fell. The brother went into the rescue and got a minor scuffle with Evans but broke up immediately. Evans denied that he held a knife on him as there was no knife present on the place and that he only fought back for self-defense.

Evans vowed not to reconcile with Hickins ever again after being embarrassed in prison. However reports say that they were able to settle and came up to an agreement with sharing custody with their child since Evans is now married to Katrina Fariñas, who is related to the Fariñas political clan of Ilocos Norte.[5]



Year Title Role Notes Source
2006 Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1 Himself / Housemate Evicted (Day 28)
2006–2009 ASAP Himself / Host / Performer
2006 Your Song Presents: Dahilan Milton
Love Spell Presents: Wanted Mr. Perfect Homer
Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Pedro Penduko
Super Inggo Pedro Penduko
Love Spell Presents: Pasko Na, Santa Ko Paolo
2007 Your Song Presents: Pangarap Lang Kent
Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Pedro Penduko
Love Spell Presents: Hairy Harry Harry
Princess Sarah Paul
2008 Your Song Presents: Sayang Na Sayang Paolo
Iisa Pa Lamang Toby Torralba
Maalaala Mo Kaya Pangking Episode: "Notebook" [6]
Maynila Calvin Episode: "New Year's Plea"
Everybody Hapi Steve
2009 Lipgloss Nikko Lopez
Your Song Presents: Underage Migs [7]
Maalaala Mo Kaya Chris Episode: "Tasa" [8]
Jim Fernandez's Kambal Sa Uma Gabriel "Gab" Ledesma
Maalaala Mo Kaya Maning Episode: "Bangka" [9]
2010 Tanging Yaman Francisco "Francis" Baltazar
Maalaala Mo Kaya Bibot Episode: "Basura"
Rosalka Aries Abad
Maalaala Mo Kaya Gary Episode: "Titulo" [10]
Pablo S. Gomez's Juanita Banana Prince Rikitik
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Bobit Episode: "School ID" [11]
Wansapanataym Swap Episode: "Swap"
100 Days to Heaven Paul
Maalaala Mo Kaya Eddie Episode: "Tinapay" [12]
Angelito: Batang Ama Rolan Dimaano
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Tikboy Episode: "Bahay" [13]
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso Justin Abar
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Lando Episode: "Ilog"
Muling Buksan Ang Puso Pancho Mercado
2014 The Legal Wife Young Dante
Pure Love Jake Espiritu / Scheduler
Ipaglaban Mo! Adam Episode: "Ang Pangako Mo Sa Akin"
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya Rico Episode: "Kamay" [14]
Ipaglaban Mo! Jay-R Episode: "Nasa Maling Landas"
Dream Dad Paul Montelibano
Bridges Of Love Carlos' enemy (First episode) Cameo appearance
Maalaala Mo Kaya Phil Episode: "Pagkain" [15]
Maalaala Mo Kaya Obet Episode: "Banana Que"
On The Wings Of Love Adrian Velasco
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya Samson Episode: "Puno ng Mangga" [16]
2016-2017 The Greatest Love Andres "Andrei" Alegre Jr.
2017 Tadhana Caleb Episode: "Love, Israel"
2017-2018 Pepito Manaloto Paul
2017 Tunay Na Buhay Himself
2018 Dear Uge Terrence Episode: "Viva Probinsyana"
Credited as "Matt Evans"
Sherlock, Jr. Dindo Carazo
The Cure Elmer
Magpakailanman Harold Episode: Kulam ng Karibal
My Special Tatay Young Edgar Special participation
2019 Ipaglaban Mo! Dante Episode: "Pagkukulang"
The Killer Bride Drunkard / Marco
2020 A Soldier's Heart Rasheed [17]
24/7 Bogs
2020-2021 Paano ang Pangako? Eric


Year Title Role Notes Source
2007 Shake, Rattle and Roll 9 Richard Segment: "Engkanto"
2009 Love on Line (LOL) Danny
2011 No Other Woman Jake Escaler
2012 The Reunion Jay
2012 24/7 in Love Dave Special Participation
2014 Bride for Rent Onyok dela Cruz
2014 Once A Princess Ricky Almeda
2015 Must Date The Playboy Nathan Ocampo
2016 Always Be My Maybe Pancho
2016 I America [18]
2018 Everybody Loves Wendy

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Work Award Category Result Source
2008 Shake, Rattle, and Roll 9 PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year Won [19]


  1. ^ "Matt Evans, Girlfriend Wed". ABS-CBN Corporation News. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ Amoyo, Aster (2 July 2014). "Matt Evans Malaki ang Ipinagbago nang Magkaasawa". Rated A. Pilipino Star Ngayon. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Matt Evans, Wife Katrina Expecting Second Baby". ABS-CBN Corporation News. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Aggrieved Matt Evans Vows Not to Reconcile with Live-in Partner". InterAksyon. 29 October 2012. Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Matt Evans Arrested for Allegedly Hurting Partner". ABS-CBN Corporation News. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Notebook (Highschool Love)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  7. ^ Quintos, Napoleon (13 February 2009). "Matt Evans and Melissa Ricks Star in the TV Version of Underage". Feature. ABS-CBN Corporation. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Tasa (Broken Home)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Bangka (Nanay Curing 1)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Titulo (Baril at Bulaklak)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  11. ^ "School ID". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Tinapay". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Bahay". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Kamay (Deaf Girl)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Pagkain (Big Love)". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Puno ng Mangga". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  17. ^ "Matt Evans, kontrabida sa bagong seryeng 'A Soldier's Heart'". ABS-CBN Corporation. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  18. ^ "I America". Cinemalaya Institute. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  19. ^ "One More Chance Big Winner sa Star Awards". The Philippine Star. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2016.

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