Tom Rodriguez

Bartolome Alberto Mott (born October 1, 1987), known by his stage name Tom Rodriguez, is a Filipino model, actor, host and singer.

Tom Rodriguez
Bartolome Alberto Mott[1]

(1987-10-01) October 1, 1987 (age 33)[2]
Catbalogan, Samar, Philippines
TV Host
Years active2009–present
AgentStar Magic (2009–2013)
GMA Network (2013–present)
Known forPinoy Big Brother: Double Up
Temptation Island
My Husband's Lover
My Destiny
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Partner(s)Carla Abellana (2015–present)


Rodriguez is from Catbalogan, Samar. He was born in Subic Naval Base in Zambales to an American serviceman father and a Filipina mother. One of six siblings, he moved with his two brothers and three sisters with their mother to Pinabacdao, Samar (where their mother hails from). But they grew up in nearby Catbalogan City, also in Samar, where Rodriguez studied at St. Mary's College of Catbalogan (formerly Sacred Heart College) from kindergarten to elementary.[citation needed] They later migrated to the United States when he was 12 years old with his parents.[citation needed] He lived in Arizona and attended Cibola High School in Yuma. Then the family migrated to San Francisco where he took up Digital Animation but found it hard to find a job there. Rodriguez speaks English, Tagalog and Waray-Waray.[3]

Career and actingEdit

After his eviction from Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up, he signed under Star Magic and took the stage name Tom Rodriguez. He made his television debut in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: My Cheating Heart.[4]

In 2010, Rodriguez had a small role in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya with Angel Locsin.[5] He and his fellow Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up housemates were cast in Your Song's summer episode Isla. He later played the love interest of Valerie Concepcion in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Me Again.[6] He also joined all male-singing group VoizBoys replacing Ronnie Liang, who was pulled out from the group because he has an existing contract to do an album as a solo artist.[4] He made his film debut in Here Comes The Bride and later appeared in the film Petrang Kabayo.

Later in 2011, Rodriguez was cast in the remake film of Temptation Island in 1980 where he gained his fame, success and the key to him having a great career ahead of him. The movie was debuted on July 2011 and made it to the box office hitting 60 million. The movie were showered with numerous high ratings and excellent receptions from certain critics. Rodriguez's character pairing with GMA artist Marian Rivera played as one of the sexy and glamorous roles in the movie that had explicitly. He played the new version of Umberto that made him being one of the new twist in story from the old film as a server on an exclusive luxurious yacht shot in the beautiful scenic Manila Bay. Marian Rivera's character (Christina G.) played as the seductive girlfriend tempting Umberto later in the movie.

He recently played Simon Escalante in TV5's teen series My Driver Sweet Lover.[7] Rodriguez appeared in the ABS-CBN's hit drama series Angelito: Batang Ama as a regular. In the year 2012, he appeared in the movie The Reunion and in the hit daytime soap Be Careful with My Heart. He plays Jeff Macavinta as the father of Aiza Seguerra's character, Cristina Rose's son, Pocholo.

Transfer to GMA NetworkEdit

In 2013, Rodriguez left Be Careful with My Heart, and appeared in My Husband's Lover.

In 2014, following the success of My Husband's Lover, he portrayed the role of Lucas Matthew Andrada in the television drama series My Destiny, opposite his MHL co-star and rumored girlfriend Carla Abellana.[8][9]

In the same year, Rodriguez showcased his hosting skills in the local franchise of the German game show Don't Lose the Money.[10]

In 2015, Tom Rodriguez portrayed Sergio in the second Philippine adaptation of the hit Televisa Mexicanovela MariMar opposite Megan Young.[11][12]


In 2012, Rodriguez played the titular character of Meralco Theater's Aladdin.[13]


Television ShowsEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes Source
2009 Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up Himself / Housemate ABS-CBN Forced eviction (Day 41) [7][14]
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: My Cheating Heart Harry
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Mike Episode: "Litrato" [5]
2010 Your Song Presents : Isla Tom
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Me Again Chadilton "Chad" Barrera
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Bong Episode: "School ID" [15]
2011 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Mana Po Johnny Santos
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Noli Episode: "Niagara Falls" [16]
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Chiz Escudero Episode: "Singsing"
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya Ian Episode: "Palda"
2013 Sunday All Stars Host / Performer GMA Network
2014 Don't Lose the Money Host [10]
2015 Ismol Family Mac-Mac (Guest)
2015–16 Celebrity Bluff Host
2016 Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 4 Guest
Dear Uge Mark
2017 24 Oras Himself / relief Chika Minute anchor

Television SeriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Source
2010 M3 (Malay Mo Ma-develop) Ted Salazar ABS-CBN
2010–11 My Driver Sweet Lover Simon Escalante TV5 [7]
2011 Guns and Roses Young Lucio ABS-CBN
2011–12 Angelito: Batang Ama Andrew Posadas
2012–13 Be Careful with My Heart Jeff D. Macavinta
2013 My Husband's Lover Vicente "Vincent" Soriano GMA Network
2014 Niño Gabriel Manalastas
My Destiny Lucas Matthew Andrada
2015–16 Marimar Sergio Santibañez [12]
2016–17 Someone To Watch Over Me Teodoro Jose "TJ" Chavez
2017 Mulawin versus Ravena Rodrigo
I Heart Davao Ponce Torres
2018 The Cure Gregory "Greg" Salvador
2019 Dragon Lady Michael Chan
2020 Love of My Life Stefano Gonzales
I Can See You Luisito "Luis" Alvarez
2021 The World Between Us Bryan Libradilla


Year Title Role Notes Source
2010 Here Comes The Bride Harold
2010 Petrang Kabayo Chito
Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Angel
2011 Temptation Island Umberto
2012 The Reunion Aljoven
2013 It Takes A Man and a Woman Anton Ortega
My Lady Boss Timothy
Ekstra Himself
Bekikang: Ang Nanay Kong Beki Fortunato [17][18]
Gaydar Richard
2014 So It's You Goryo
T'yanak Mark
Beauty in a Bottle Pocholo
The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin Janjaranjan
English Only, Please Ernest Special Participation
2015 The Love Affair Ryan
No Boyfriend Since Birth Carl Mercado
2018 The Significant Other Edward
Abay Babes Zack Xavier
2019 Maledicto Father Xavi


Studio albumsEdit


Year Album Certifications
(sales thresholds)
2010 Fusion
  • Released: May 2010
  • Label: Quantum Music, Star Records
  • Format: CD, digital download


Year Album Certifications
(sales thresholds)
2008 TomDen
  • Released: October 2013
  • Label: GMA Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
PARI: Gold[citation needed]


Year Work Award Category Result Source
2013 My Husband's Lover 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Nominated
2013 ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series Nominated


  1. ^ "Housemate Profile – Tom". Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up. ABS-CBN, Inc. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "Carla Abellana Greets Tom Rodriguez on IG: Happy Birthday, My Love!". GMA News. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Sexy Talk with Tom Rodriguez and Hermes Bautista". The Philippine Star. June 11, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Quintos, Napoleon (February 21, 2010). "Tom Rodriguez has no conflict with Ronnie Liang". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN. Retrieved November 8, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Angel Locsin pairs up with Jake Cuenca for 'Maalaala Mo Kaya'". episodes. ABS-CBN. February 13, 2010. Archived from the original on March 4, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
  6. ^ Franco, Bernie (May 6, 2010). "PBB's Tom Rodriguez is open to going nude for a project Liang". Showbuzz Feature. ABS-CBN. Retrieved November 8, 2010.
  7. ^ a b c Llanes, Rommel R. (October 24, 2010). "Tom Rodriguez credits crooner Richard Poon for his confidence in singing". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved November 8, 2010.
  8. ^ Almo, Nerisa (March 25, 2015). "Carla Abellana Keeps Steady 'Dating' Relationship with Tom Rodriguez". GMA News. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Policarpio, Allan (March 27, 2015). "Carla Abellana Hopes Tom Rodriguez is 'the One'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Tom thrills viewers in newest game show, Don't Lose The Money".
  11. ^ "Tom Rodriguez on Being Chosen to Play Sergio in New Mari Mar: "It Felt so Unreal"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. June 24, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  12. ^ a b Rula, Gorgy (June 24, 2015). "Megan Young and Tom Rodriguez Star in Marimar Remake; Expect Comparison with Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  13. ^ "Atlantis Productions stages 'Disney's Aladdin'". The Philippine Star. November 12, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  14. ^ Quintos, Napoleon (November 21, 2009). "Pinoy Big Brother Double Up's Tom Mott is Enjoying Princess Manzon's Company". Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  15. ^ "Melissa Ricks and Matt Evans are Paired Anew in MMK". Philippine Entertainment Portal. February 17, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  16. ^ "Niagara Falls". Maalaala Mo Kaya. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  17. ^ "Why director Wenn Deramas considers 'Bekikang' his second favorite of all his movies". TV5: Interaksyon News. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  18. ^ "'Bekikang': A New Wenn Deramas Star is Born". Rappler. Retrieved October 21, 2013.

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