Zanjoe Marudo

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[1] (2006). Since then he has starred in the TV series' Lovers in Paris[2] (2009), Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine[3] (2010), Annaliza[4] (2013), Dream Dad[5] (2014), Tubig at Langis[6] (2016) and My Dear Heart[7] (2017).

Zanjoe Marudo
Zanjoe Acuesta Marudo

(1982-07-23) July 23, 1982 (age 38)
Tanauan, Batangas, Philippines
OccupationActor, model
Years active2006–present
AgentStar Magic (2006–present)
ABS-CBN Entertainment (2006–present)
Regal Entertainment (2009–present)
PPL Entertainment (2018–present)
Height1.85 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![8] (2007), Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme[9] (2009), Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme[10] (2012), One More Try[11] (2012), Bromance: My Brother's Romance[12] (2013), Maria Leonora Teresa[13] (2014) and The Third Party[14] (2016).

Marudo is a contract artist of ABS-CBN's Star Magic.[15]

Early lifeEdit

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.[16]

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.



Year Movie Role Studio Notes
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
Main role
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
Quantum Films
Special participation
Bromance: My Brother's Romance Brando / Brandy Skylight Films Main role
Death March Alex Forward Group
Phoenix Features
Indie film
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
Star Cinema
Main role
2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Allan Regal Films Segment: "Tamawo"
Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi Oca Baytion Star Cinema
OctoArts Films
Main role
2010 Sa 'yo Lamang John Star Cinema Supporting role
Cinco Elvis Segment: "Puso"
2009 Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme Barry Spring Films
MJM Productions
Main role
2008 Altar Anton Cinema One Originals Indie film
2007 You Got Me! Caloy Star Cinema Main role


Year Title Role Network
2020 Walang Hanggang Paalam Anton Hernandez Kapamilya Channel
My Single Lady BG iWant
2019 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Balsa Ryan Homan ABS-CBN
2018–2019 Playhouse Marlon Ilaban
2018 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tangke Rommel Sandoval
2017 My Dear Heart Jude De Jesus
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Anino Victor
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kweba Juan
Tubig at Langis Renato "Natoy" Villadolid
2014–2015 Dream Dad Sebastian "Baste" Javier
2013–2014 Annaliza Gideon "Guido" Querubin
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Relo Sherwin
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Hiyas Silang
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cross-stitch Egay
It's Showtime Himself/Guest judge
2011–2015 Banana Split Himself
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kwintas Zandro
Your Song: Kim Aldo
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kuliglig Manny
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine Jaime Reyes / Bernard De Silva–Fortalejo
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Is Only in the Movies Xander
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bag Eric
2009 Lovers in Paris Martin Barrameda
Sineserye Presents: Florinda Archie
The Wedding Marlon Mañalac
Banana Split Himself
Parekoy Mario
2008–present ASAP Himself
2008 Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Varga[17] James
Dyosa[16] Mars
I Am KC Presents: Time's Up Francis/Kato
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bus Louie
2007 Super Inggo 1.5: Ang Bagong Bangis Super Islaw
Kokey Abie
Love Spell Presents: Barbi-Cute Luke
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Barko Mio
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Jacket Mark
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bisekleta Danilo
Your Song: Kasi Naman Paolo
Your Song: Nasaan Ka? Alas
Star Magic Presents: Sabihin Mo Lang Max
Star Magic Presents: The Sweetest Victory Robert
Komiks: Alpha Omega Girl Armand/Arm
Komiks: Fun Haus
Super Inggo Super Islaw
Love Spell Presents: Wanted Mr. Perfect Franco
Aalog-Alog Banjoe Rosales
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Love Letters Julio
Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition Himself/4th Celebrity Big Placer

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work/Award Result
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[18] 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[19] Best Performance by an Actor Maalaala Mo Kaya: Anino Nominated


  1. ^ "Zanjoe admits being closer now to Mariel than Bianca". GMA News and Public Affairs. February 24, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Zanjoe joins cast of 'Lovers in Paris'". ABS-CBN News. March 13, 2009. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Zanjoe Marudo splits from 'Banana Split' to concentrate on 'Kristine'". Philippine Entertainment Portal. July 20, 2010. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "What Zanjoe will miss in 'Dream Dad'". ABS-CBN News. April 17, 2015. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Zanjoe reunites with Cristine Reyes in new series". ABS-CBN News. July 29, 2015. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Zanjoe Marudo, Bela Padilla to star in new series". ABS-CBN News. November 18, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Toni Gonzaga identifies with her character in "You Got Me"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. February 2, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme will premiere on September 2". Philippine Entertainment Portal. July 13, 2009. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "Zanjoe has high hopes for 'Kimmy Dora' sequel". ABS-CBN News. June 1, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  11. ^ "Dingdong, Angel find true love in 'One More Try' trailer". ABS-CBN News. December 1, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  12. ^ "Zanjoe Marudo will have butt exposure in upcoming film Bromance: My Brother's Romance". Philippine Entertainment Portal. May 2, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  13. ^ "Jodi, Iza, Zanjoe team up in 'Maria Leonora Teresa'". ABS-CBN News. August 28, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  14. ^ "Why Angel, Zanjoe, Sam are excited about 'The Third Party'". ABS-CBN News. September 20, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  15. ^ "#RoadToStarMagicBall2017: Zanjoe Marudo's Star Magic Ball Looks Through The Years". ABS-CBN Corporation. September 15, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  16. ^ a b Buan-Deveza, Reyma (June 6, 2008). "Zanjoe defends Bianca; dismisses abortion issue". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN Interactive. Retrieved June 21, 2008.[dead link]
  17. ^ "Zanjoe is Bianca's man in 'Varga'". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN Interactive. June 19, 2008. Retrieved June 21, 2008.[dead link]
  18. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2012". IMDB. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  19. ^ "Zanjoe Marudo nominated for International Emmy". Yahoo! Singapore. October 2, 2017.

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