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Zanjoe Acuesta Marudo (born July 23, 1982) is a Filipino actor and model. He began his career after finishing as the 4th Big Placer of Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1 (2006). Since then he has starred in the TV series' Lovers in Paris (2009), Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine (2010), Annaliza (2013), Dream Dad (2014), Tubig at Langis (2016) and My Dear Heart (2017).
Zanjoe Acuesta Marudo
July 23, 1982
|Agent||Star Magic (2006–present) |
ABS-CBN Entertainment (2006–present)
Regal Entertainment (2009–present)
PPL Entertainment (2018–present)
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
Aside from his roles in television he is also known for his roles in films such as You Got Me! (2007), Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme (2009), Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme (2012), One More Try (2012), Bromance: My Brother's Romance (2013), Maria Leonora Teresa (2014) and The Third Party (2016).
Marudo was born in Bilogbilog, Tanauan City, Batangas. His father, Zosimo Lumbres Marudo hails from Batangas while his mother, Rosanna Acuesta is a native of Calauag, Quezon. He has five siblings . He is the third child. From elementary school until high school, he played in the basketball varsity team. His brother (Zandro) influenced him to play basketball. He was in the San Sebastian College-Staglets Team, playing in the NCAA.
He joined a modeling contest, Body Shots, and won the first runner-up title. He joined Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, coming in fourth place with actors John Prats, Bianca Gonzalez and Keana Reeves. He then signed his acting contract with the ABS-CBN network.
Marudo became a model after high school. He appeared in the Bench Fever fashion show. In Philippine Cosmopolitan Magazine (September 2006 issue), Marudo is one of the 10 centerfold men in the "Cosmopolitan 69 Bachelors and 10 Centerfolds" supplement.
Marudo was with the ABS-CBN comedy series Aalog-Alog (Jiggling) with Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition housemates John Prats, Keanna Reeves, and Pinoy Big Brother runner-up Jason Gainza and in the fantasy series Super Inggo as Super Islaw. He was seen in Florinda (TV series) with Maricel Soriano.
In January 2011 (after the Christmas and New Year holidays), Marudo announced his departure from Bench following his decision not to renew his contract due to busy commitments.
|2020||Malaya||Iago||Dreamscape Entertainment, Sisu||Main Role|
|2018||To Love Some Buddy||Julius||Black Sheep Productions||Main Role|
|Kusina Kings||Ronnie||Star Cinema||Lead Role|
|2017||Fallback||Alvin||Cineko Productions||Indie film|
|Can't Help Falling In Love||Mayor Luis Villarin||Star Cinema||Special participation|
|2016||The Third Party||Christian Pilar||Main role|
|2014||Maria Leonora Teresa||Julio B. Sacdalan||Main role|
|My Illegal Wife||Henry||Skylight Films||Main role|
|2013||Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel||Barry||MJM Productions
|Bromance: My Brother's Romance||Brando / Brandy||Skylight Films||Main role|
|Death March||Alex||Forward Group
|2012||One More Try||Tristan||Star Cinema||Main role|
|24/7 in Love||Butch Vinzon||Main role|
|Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme||Barry||Spring Films
|2011||Shake, Rattle & Roll 13||Allan||Regal Films||Segment: "Tamawo"|
|Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi||Oca Baytion||Star Cinema
|2010||Sa 'yo Lamang||John||Star Cinema||Supporting role|
|2009||Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme||Barry||Spring Films
|2008||Altar||Anton||Cinema One Originals||Indie film|
|2007||You Got Me!||Caloy||Star Cinema||Main role|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2008||24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||New Movie Actor of the Year||You Got Me!||Nominated|
|5th Golden Screen Awards||Breakthrough Actor of the Year||Altar||Nominated|
|2011||9th Gawad Tanglaw for Television||Best Single Performance by an Actor||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kuliglig||Won|
|2012||38th Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actor||One More Try||Nominated|
|38th Metro Manila Film Festival||Male Celebrity of the Night||Won|
|2013||61st FAMAS Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Supporting Actor of the Year||Nominated|
|31st Film Academy of the Philippines Luna Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2017||19th Gawad PASADO Awards||PinakaPASADOng Katuwang na Aktor||The Third Party||Won|
|45th International Emmy Awards||Best Performance by an Actor||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Anino||Nominated|
- "Zanjoe admits being closer now to Mariel than Bianca". GMA News and Public Affairs. February 24, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Zanjoe joins cast of 'Lovers in Paris'". ABS-CBN News. March 13, 2009. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Zanjoe Marudo splits from 'Banana Split' to concentrate on 'Kristine'". Philippine Entertainment Portal. July 20, 2010. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Zanjoe Marudo on 'Annaliza' co-star Andrea Brillantes: "Masuwerte ako na ganito yung batang nakatrabaho ko."". Philippine Entertainment Portal. December 16, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "What Zanjoe will miss in 'Dream Dad'". ABS-CBN News. April 17, 2015. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Zanjoe reunites with Cristine Reyes in new series". ABS-CBN News. July 29, 2015. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Zanjoe Marudo, Bela Padilla to star in new series". ABS-CBN News. November 18, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Toni Gonzaga identifies with her character in "You Got Me"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. February 2, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme will premiere on September 2". Philippine Entertainment Portal. July 13, 2009. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Zanjoe has high hopes for 'Kimmy Dora' sequel". ABS-CBN News. June 1, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Dingdong, Angel find true love in 'One More Try' trailer". ABS-CBN News. December 1, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Zanjoe Marudo will have butt exposure in upcoming film Bromance: My Brother's Romance". Philippine Entertainment Portal. May 2, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Jodi, Iza, Zanjoe team up in 'Maria Leonora Teresa'". ABS-CBN News. August 28, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Why Angel, Zanjoe, Sam are excited about 'The Third Party'". ABS-CBN News. September 20, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "#RoadToStarMagicBall2017: Zanjoe Marudo's Star Magic Ball Looks Through The Years". ABS-CBN Corporation. September 15, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- Buan-Deveza, Reyma (June 6, 2008). "Zanjoe defends Bianca; dismisses abortion issue". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN Interactive. Retrieved June 21, 2008.[dead link]
- "Zanjoe is Bianca's man in 'Varga'". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN Interactive. June 19, 2008. Retrieved June 21, 2008.[dead link]
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:2012". IMDB. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
- "Zanjoe Marudo nominated for International Emmy". Yahoo! Singapore. October 2, 2017.