Rodolfo Othello Cruz Illustre, Jr.
October 10, 1987
|Occupation||Actor, dancer, singer|
|Agent||Star Magic |
GMA Artist Center
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Partner(s)||Dianne Medina (m. 2019)|
|Family||Rayver Cruz (brother)|
Cruz started as a host, together with his younger brother Rayver, in the children's magazine show 5 And Up. Cruz was a member of the now defunct all-male dancing group Anim-E. The group, previously named Anime—in reference to the Tagalog word "anim" or "six"—originally consisted six members namely: Rayver Cruz, John Wayne Sace, Emman Abeleda, Sergio Garcia, Mico Aytona, and Mhyco Aquino. Rodjun joined the original members in 2005.
After a year, Cruz along with 14 other celebrity contestants joined the second season of U Can Dance Version 2, where he met and started dating fellow Star Magic talent Dianne Medina. Cruz with his dancing partner Lina Basas were named Grand Champion of U Can Dance Version 2 the following year, where he won the grand prize of 250,000 pesos. He also won another 250,000 pesos from the "Merrygalo" segment of, the now defunct noontime variety show, Wowowee. He made a guest appearance in the "Mambabarang" episode of Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao in the same year.
|1993–2002||5 and Up||Himself – Host|
|2005–10||ASAP||Himself – Host / Performer|
|2007||U Can Dance Version 2||Himself – Contestant||Grand Champion (Season 2)|||
|2007||Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao||Rickey|
|2009||Tayong Dalawa||Stanley, Jr.|
|2009||May Bukas Pa||Young Ringo|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Anton||Episode: "Tattoo"|
|2009||Midnight DJ||Miguel||Episode: "Mambabarang"|||
|2010–11||Juanita Banana||Joaquin Buenaventura|||
|2010–11||P.O.5||Himself – Host / Performer|
|2011||Fan*tastik||Himself||Himself - Performer|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Isyot||Episode: "Bulaklak"|
|2011–12||Hey it's Saberdey!||Himself - Performer|
|2011||Carlo J. Caparas' Bangis||Musang|
|2011||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Rene||Episode: "Itak"|
|2012||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Jeff Bringas||Episode: "Saklay"|
|2012||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Teen Lito||Episode: "Kabibe"|
|2013||My Husband's Lover||Martin Savanal||Recurring guest star|
|2013-15||Sunday All Stars||Himself – Performer|
|2014||Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real||Allan Real||Supporting role|
|2014||Magpakailanman||Episode: "Girl Boy Bakla, Tomboy"|
|2015||My Faithful Husband||Young Arnaldo||Special Participation|
|2015||Maynila||Episode: "Love vs Dreams"|
|2015||Maynila||Rainier||Episode: "My Imported GF"|
|2015||Princess in the Palace||Kenneth|
|2015||Magpakailanman||Shem||Episode: "Love Me for What I Am"|
|2016||The Story Of Us||Gino|
|2016||Conan, My Beautician||Prince||Guest|
|2016||Magpakailanman||Paul||Episode: "Sa kabila ng lahat, ikaw pa rin"|
|2016||A1 Ko Sa 'Yo||Johnny / Juanito||Episode guest|
|2016||Encantadia||PaoPao (warrior form)|
|2016||Dear Uge||James Villamayor||Episode: "GGSS vs. GGSS "|
|2017||Legally Blind||Joel Apostol|
|2017||Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko||Arnulfo|
|2018||The One That Got Away||Bernard|
|2018||Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka||Edward Salazar|
|2018||Magpakailanman||Elmer||Episode: "Impiyerno sa Dagat: A True Story of Filipino Bravery and Preserverance"|
|2019||TODA One I Love||Robert|||
|2019||Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko||Ben|
|2019||Maynila||Apollo||Episode: My Little Angel|
|2019-2020||One of the Baes||Martin Rivera|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2012||I Love You, Pare Ko||Carlo|
- Navarro, Mell T. (2009-10-30). "Former Animé member Mhyco Aquino Leaves ABS-CBN to Spread his Wings". News. pep.ph. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
- Liabres, Aprylle (15 July 2007). "All's fair for Rodjun Cruz". City Times. Khaleej Times. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- Franco, Bernie (30 September 2008). "Dianne Medina on Rodjun Cruz: 'I love everything about him.'". Celeb Highlight. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- Erece, Dinno (24 October 2007). "Star Magic talent Rodjun Cruz is both Victorious and Virginal at 20". News. pep.ph. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- Alamo, Nerissa (August 16, 2008). "TV5 Brings back Teen Drama on Saturday Afternoon Block via "Lipgloss"". Entertainment Guide / Television. pep.ph. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- Sancon, Allan (1 February 2011). "Rodjun Cruz Describes his Sweet Kissing Scene with Bianca Manalo for Juanita Banana". Entertainment Guide / Television. pep.ph. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- "Rodjun Cruz at Dianne Medina, engaged na". GMA News and Public Affairs (in Filipino). October 11, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
- "Rodjun Cruz at Dianne Medina, ikinasal na" (in Filipino).
- "A Mother's Revenge on Midnight DJ". The Philippine Star. 28 November 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Max Collins, Rodjun Cruz, at Chynna Ortaleza, Bibida sa Karelasyon ngayong Sabado". GMA News Online. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Lalaking Kapit sa Patalim para sa Pamilya, tampok sa 'Karelasyon'". GMA News Online. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "'Karelasyon' Presents 'Anino'". GMA News Online. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- Eusebio, Aaron Brent (6 March 2019). "Rodjun Cruz at Christopher de Leon, mapapanood sa 'TODA One I Love'". GMANetwork.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.