Ryan Agoncillo

Kristoffer Lou Gonzales Agoncillo (Tagalog pronunciation: [ɐˈgɔnsiʎɔ], born April 10, 1979),professionally known as Ryan Agoncillo, is a Filipino actor, model, photographer, recording artist and TV host.

Ryan Agoncillo
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Agoncillo in 2008
Kristoffer Lou Gonzales Agoncillo

(1979-04-10) April 10, 1979 (age 43)
Manila, Philippines
Other namesJinggoy
Occupation(s)Host, model, actor, photographer, recording artist
Years active1995–present
Agent(s)GMA Network (1998–2001, 2009–present)
ABS-CBN (2001–2010)
TV5 (2008–2013, 2020–2021)
(m. 2009)


Agoncillo started as a model at the age of fifteen, beginning as one of the early Penshoppe's Club Pen models. He has appeared in various television commercials for a variety of products such as Greenwich Pizza (together with Donita Rose), Sprite, Smart Communications, Emperador Brandy, Rexona, Swish mouthwash and McDonald's.

Agoncillo became one of the original hosts of Mornings @ GMA, an early morning variety program of GMA Network. He also hosted Campus Video, a short-lived program shown every Saturday morning at GMA Network.

He then moved to ABS-CBN and became a co-host on Talk TV, which is a morning talk show co-hosted by broadcasters Julius Babao and Christine Bersola-Babao, and actress Janette McBride. Agoncillo was briefly paired with co-host Janet McBride, because of this, Rumors spread that the two were exclusively dating for a period of time.

He also hosted Breakfast, an early morning variety program; Star in a Million, with Edu Manzano and Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Y Speak, a youth-oriented talk show and debate forum. Both shows are still aired in Studio 23, an ABS-CBN Corporation subsidiary. He won his first KBP Golden Dove Awards for his Best Talk Show host in 2005 for Studio 23's Y Speak.

Agoncillo was the main host of Philippine Idol alongside fellow ABS-CBN actress Heart Evangelista on ABC-5 (now TV5) before it was moved to GMA Network and rebooted into Pinoy Idol.

In August 2008, he began hosting TV5's Talentadong Pinoy, which showcases Filipino undiscovered talents.[1] He also hosted Endemol's Pinoy Fear Factor which aired on ABS-CBN. Pinoy Fear Factor was shot entirely in Argentina.[2]

On October 24, 2009, Agoncillo finally returned to GMA Network and began hosting the country's longest running noontime show, Eat Bulaga!.[3] From April 2010 to February 2011, Agoncillo co-hosted the noontime musical variety show P.O.5 on TV5.[4] For his hosting stints in Eat Bulaga! and Talentadong Pinoy, Agoncillo became a four-time award winner of the Aliw Award for Best Male Emcee, for which he won consecutively from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, he was elevated to the Hall of Fame.[5] Agoncillo hosted a game show called Picture! Picture! which premiered on November 23, 2013, on GMA Network, the show aired for 28 weeks ending on June 15, 2014.[6] In 2015, Agoncillo was announced as the host of Cash Cab Philippines, the Philippine edition of the game show format Cash Cab. The show would go on to air 13 episodes on AXN Asia from December 22.[7]

From 2020 to 2021, he was the director of the documentary show Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan? hosted by his wife Judy Ann Santos, marking his partial return to ABS-CBN despite his commitments to other networks.


Agoncillo joined the talent cast of ABS-CBN. He is most memorable for playing the love interest of Judy Ann Santos in the television soap opera Krystala. He once again appeared with Santos in the movie Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo. He received best actor nominations from different award-giving bodies for his portrayal of a confused newly wed husband in this film. He will be doing a new movie with Judy Ann Santos called Mr. Housewife.[citation needed]

He also played a main cast role in Bituing Walang Ningning, an ABS-CBN soap opera featuring singer-actresses Sarah Geronimo, Angelika dela Cruz, and Zsa Zsa Padilla in the leads.

Agoncillo also played leading roles in independent film projects and television drama shows. He played the distinct roles of a grease-filled beggar and a transvestite in two separate dramatic episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya, the biographical drama series of ABS-CBN.

He starred in the ABS-CBN television series, Ysabella with his long-time on-screen partner, Judy Ann Santos.

Agoncillo returns to acting on TV with drama series entitled Pieta airing weekly days afternoons over ABS-CBN where he portrayed Rigor, a character originally portrayed by Ace Vergel.

Agoncillo returns to acting again for his new role in May Bukas Pa where he plays a media cameraman in the final 10 episodes of the series (254–263, aired January 25–February 5, 2010) after his wife Judy Ann Santos also guested in the show (episodes 237–241, aired December 31, 2009 – January 6, 2010).

Agoncillo appeared in Lady Dada on TV5 in 2010.

Agoncillo returned to acting again this time on GMA Network with My Husband's Lover as his very first television series on the network appearing in a minor role (also in a last week of the drama series), with his co-stars Carla Abellana and Dennis Trillo in 2013, and in Ismol Family from 2014 to 2016, also with Carla Abellana.

Personal lifeEdit

Agoncillo married actress Judy Ann Santos in a private wedding on April 28, 2009, at the San Juan de Nepomuceno Church in San Juan, Batangas, Philippines.[8] Now the couple have three children.[9]


Agoncillo had a one-man colored photo exhibit at Glorietta, sponsored by Fujifilm in 2007. He published a black-and-white photography coffeetable book titled "Ploning – the Making" as a birthday gift to his fiancée Judy Ann Santos in 2008.[citation needed]


Agoncillo is a motorcycle enthusiast. He is also into drifting. He competes in various drifting events with a Nissan Silvia (S13) sponsored by Adidas, Yellow Cab Pizza, Shell and Nexen Tire.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Production
2013 Ano ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap? Andre Film Development Council of the Philippines, Singeng Pambansa, Largarista Productions
2011 My House Husband: Ikaw Na! Rodrigo OctoArts Films
2008 Iskul Bukol 20 Years After: The Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure Cambodian tour guide/Himself APT Entertainment, MZet Productions, OctoArts Films
2007 My Kuya's Wedding Kuya Jeff Regal Entertainment
Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo Jed Star Cinema
Ouija cameo GMA Films, Viva Films
2006 Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo Jed Star Cinema
2005 Kutob Carlo Canary Films
Umaaraw, Umuulan Paolo Heaven's Best Entertainment[10]


Year Title Role / Episodes Network
2020 Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan? Program Director Kapamilya Channel
A2Z Channel
Bangon Talentadong Pinoy Host TV5
2019 Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Bulawan Erwin GMA Network
2018 Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Pamilya Paco
2017 Kapatid: Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special 2017 Aldo
2016 Pepito Manaloto Jingo Ismol
Dalangin ng Ama: Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special 2016 PO2 Ramil Abquilan
2015 Cash Cab Philippines Host AXN Asia
Sabado Badoo Cameo Featured Footage GMA Network
Pinagpalang Ama: Eat Bulaga! Lenten Drama Special 2015 Edward
2014–2016 Ismol Family Jingo Ismol
2014 Anyo ng Pag-Ibig: Eat Bulaga! Lenten Drama Special 2014 Junior
Celebrity Bluff Guest Celebrity Gangnamm
2013–2014 Picture! Picture! Host
2013 My Husband's Lover Samuel Ledesma/Sam
2012–2013 Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide Host TV5
2013 Dancing Nation Philippines: A Talentadong Pinoy Special Edition
2012–2013 Talentadong Pinoy Junior
2012 Talentadong Pinoy Kids Edition
2010 Lady Dada Dindo
P.O.5 Co-host
May Bukas Pa Paulo ABS-CBN
2009–present Eat Bulaga! Co-host GMA Network
2009–2010 Kuwentong Talentado Host TV5
George and Cecil Cecil ABS-CBN
2008–2009 Pinoy Fear Factor Himself / Host
2009 Parekoy Andong
2008–2009 Pieta Rigor
2008–2013; 2020–2021 Talentadong Pinoy Himself / Host TV5
2007–2008 Ysabella Albert Amarillo / Andrew Amarillo ABS-CBN
2006 Your Song Presents: No Ordinary Love Various
Philippine Idol Himself / Host ABC-5
Bituing Walang Ningning Nico Escobar ABS-CBN
Komiks Episode: "Inday Bote"
2004–2005 Krystala Miguel
2003–2006 Y Speak Himself / Host
2001–2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Various
2001–2010 ASAP Host
2001–2006 Magandang Umaga Bayan Himself / Host
2001–2003 Review Night Cinema One
Kiss the Cook Studio 23
Star in a Million ABS-CBN
2001–2002 Unang Hirit GMA Network
2000–2002 Breakfast Studio 23
1999–2000 Maynila Various GMA Network
1998–1999 Mornings @ GMA Himself / Host
1998–2000 Campus Video Himself



Year Title Label
2006 Lovespeak – No Ordinary Love Vicor Music
One Heart, One Hand Sony BMG Music Entertainment


  • "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song"
  • "Ikaw ang Pag-ibig"

Awards and recognitionsEdit

  • "Anak TV Seal Award" – 2010 with wife Judy Ann Santos
  • Winner, Male Star of the Night – 2009 MTRCB TV Awards
  • Winner, German Moreno Youth Achievement Award 2008 – FAMAS Awards Night 2008
  • Winner, Best Public Affairs Program Host "Y-Speak" – 2007 KBP Golden Dove Awards
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2006 FAMAS Awards Best Actor Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo Nominated
FAP Awards Best Supporting Actor "Kutob" Nominated
2007 Aliw Awards Best Emcee Won
Gawad Urian Award Best Actor Nominated
2008 Aliw Awards Best Emcee Won
2009 Anak TV Seal Awards Most Admired Male TV Personality Won
Aliw Awards Best Emcee Won
1st MTRCB TV Awards Male Star of the Night Won[11]
PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Talent Show Host Won
2010 Aliw Awards Best Male Emcee Won
Anak TV Awards Favorite Anak TV Makabata Star Won
2011 Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Original Reality Competition Program Host Won
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best Actor Nominated


  1. ^ San Diego, Bayani (June 26, 2014). "Ryan Agoncillo: No to 'Talentado' return". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Bonifacio, Julie (August 4, 2008). "Ryan Agoncillo to host "Pinoy Fear Factor," trains for his role in "Pieta"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA New Media. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ryan Agoncillo makes good career move to join Eat Bulaga". The Philippine Star. October 28, 2009. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  4. ^ "TV5 launches P.O.5!". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA New Media. April 19, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (October 19, 2010). "Sarah Geronimo named Entertainer of the Year at the 23rd Aliw Awards". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA New Media. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "Ryan Agoncillo prioritizes time with family, hosts 'Picture! Picture!'". Sun.Star. November 19, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Ryan Agoncillo is Kuya Driver in Cash Cab Philippines". GMA News Online. GMA Network Inc. December 10, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  8. ^ Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo Tie the Knot.
  9. ^ "Judy Ann Santos is pregnant". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. June 10, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  10. ^ "Opening Today". August 5, 2006. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  11. ^ "MTRCB hands out its first TV Awards; Michael V and Bea Alonzo win acting trophies". Philippine Entertainment Portal. November 13, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2015.

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