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Dennis Trillo
Born Abelardo Dennis Florencio Ho
May 12, 1981 (1981-05-12) (age 28)
Quezon City, Philippines
Other name(s) Dennis/Den
Occupation Actor, Singer, Commercial Model
Years active 2000-present
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Abelardo Dennis Florencio Ho (born May 12, 1981 in Quezon City, Philippines), or more famously known as Dennis Trillo is a television singer and film actor in the Philippines. His film debut Aishite Imasu (Mahal Kita) 1941 which skyrocketed him into a matinee idol status. He is currently an artist of GMA Network, his rise to fame was proven in 2006 when he won the Best Actor trophy thrice that same year defeating heavy contender, Piolo Pascual, Making him the only non-veteran actor to defeat Piolo Pascual in the said feat.

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Life and career

Trillo comes from a well-off family. He finished his high school in Jose Abad Santos Memorial School in Quezon City, and he spent his grade school years at the Ateneo De Manila University. He has a B.A. in International Studies from Miriam College.

His career in entertainment started in 2000 at ABS-CBN,[1] when he was introduced as one of the young talents for the 10th batch of Star Circle, ABS-CBN Network’s artist machinery (now known as Star Magic). He was seen in the television soap opera Pangako Sayo & Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan where he played the confidante of one of the lead stars. Despite his exposure, Trillo’s career did not really take off. He used to be in a rock band called Moyg.

His biggest breaks came upon his transfer to GMA Network wherein he became one of its contract stars. He was cast in several television outings like Kahit Kailan, Twin Hearts and Love to Love.

Trillo's stardom continued to rise in 2004, when he became one of the lead stars in the popular telefantasya (fantasy-themed TV series) Mulawin. He made his film debut in Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita, where he received raves for his portrayal of a cross-dressing spy for the HUKBALAHAP during the advent of the Japanese invasion in World War II. For Aishite Imasu, he received several awards and citations including Best Supporting Actor from the 30th Metro Manila Film Festival and Best Actor trophies from the Film Academy of the Philippines, the PMPC Star Awards For Movies, and the Young Critics Circle. He was also included in the third installment of Mano Po, which starred Vilma Santos, a veteran actress and grand-slam Best Actress awardee.

2005 proved to be a more fruitful year for Trillo. He was part of the hit TV adaptation of the Mars Ravelo comic, Darna, where he played the love interest of both the titular super-heroine as well as her archenemy Valentina. He was later part of the drama anthology Now and Forever: Agos, where he again showcased his acting prowess. That same year he reprised his role for Mulawin: The Movie, and was also in the film Blue Moon alongside award-winning actors Eddie Garcia and Christopher de Leon, this is also the same year where he proved his acting prowess when he defeated heavy contender, Piolo Pascual thrice for the best actor trophy. Many critics said that Dennis' advantage over Piolo is that Dennis can act on any genres of film and TV, he can also portray other roles including villain and gay roles.

Trillo was again cast as a lead in Etheria, where he portrayed the Sapirian prince, Raquim, previously donned by Richard Gomez. Midway through the series, GMA Network management announced that Trillo would be pulled out of Etheria to once again star opposite Angel Locsin (who played Darna) in Majika, another fantasy-themed television series. Although subsequent to the announcement, many Etheria fans felt that it would be a big blow to the series since he plays a major character. Ultimately, it was cleared that Trillo would see the series to its finale.

Trillo also had dealt with nasty gossip. One is that he had a son with a model and he other is questioning his sexuality. Trillo reunites with former love team Angel Locsin as they top-bill in GMA Network’s newest offering, a television fantasy series aptly called Majika. Trillo plays Argo, a provocatively clad Salamanca (wizard) with finesse in archery who teaches his protégée Sabina (Angel Locsin) how to hone her craft and become a powerful sorceress. Aside from his television show, Trillo also starred in the horror-suspense film Pamahiin, which is his first major acting role for the particular film genre. Recognizing his passion for making music, GMA also included him as a co-host for the network's noontime show "SOP" where he also displays his talent for drums as part of the show's Starband. He made a "Lenten Presentation" in GMA-7 entitled "Unico Hijo" which he played the role of Agnes, a gay, an AIDS victim, son of a well-known politician in their province.

On 2007, Dennis was started doing Kulam with Judy Ann Santos for Regal Films also. On August 21, Dennis started in taping his fantaserye of GMA-7's Zaido, where he stars with Raymart Santiago, Marky Cielo, Aljur Abrenica, and Lorna Tolentino, at a studio in Marilao, Bulacan.[2]

On April 27, 2008, 5,000 tourists and residents at the Mactan, Cebu Shrine, viewed the "Battle of Mactan" play, where Manny Pacquiao acted as Lapu-Lapu, while Dennis Trillo played Ferdinand Magellan.[3]

On May 12, 2008, Dennis Trillo's newest starrer, afternoon soap, called locally as a "Sine Novela," Pablo Gomez's "Magdusa Ka" premiered to good ratings. It is still enjoying great success. Sine Novela: Magdusa Ka, also stars Iwa Moto, Jackie Lou Blanco, Emilio Garcia, Gabby Eigenmann, and his leading lady Katrina Halili in a very different role. In the said soap, Dennis Trillo played a macho dancer character. His macho dancing act in "Magdusa Ka" created buzz in the Philippines because the soap is shown on an afternoon time slot. It is also a daring career move for Dennis Trillo.

In Late 2008, Dennis starred in "Gagambino" where he played the main character. The series ended in Early 2009. [4][5][6][7]

After Gagambino, Dennis star in the comedy, "Adik Sa'Yo" where he is paired with Jennica Garcia as a loveteam. After Adik Sa'Yo, he plays the new character Pancho in Darna where he works with Marian Rivera. Trillo replaces Dingdong Dantes as one of the hosts in StarStruck V where Dantes, one of the original hosts of its show, will replace Richard Gomez for Family Feud.[8]

Family

He is Chinese Filipino. His mother is a Filipino and his father is Chinese. In September 2007, Dennis Trillo admitted that he is the father of the baby of Carlene Aguilar, named Calix Andreas, in an exclusive interview with Showbiz Central. Dennis stated that he felt relieved after making the admission: “Pakiramdam ko mas magkakaroon ako ng peace of mind dahil …kasi Hindi ko naman matatago yun habambuhay dahil talagang dumarating sa parte ng isang tao ‘yung ganun nagkakaroon ng anak , parte ng buhay yun e, so yun yung inevitable sa isang buhay. He was also in a relationship with Cristine Reyes but broke up in mid 2008. [9][10] [11] Apparently Dennis Trillo and Cristine Reyes' Breakup was in May of this year.

Filmography

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Television

Year Title Role Station/Channel
2010 Endless Love: Autumn in my Heart Andrew GMA
2010 Sine Novela : Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak TBA GMA
2009 SRO Cinema Serye: Exchange Gift Miguel GMA
2009 StarStruck V Himself/Host GMA
2009-2010 Darna Pancho GMA
2009 Bubble Gang Various GMA
2009 Adik Sa'Yo Raphael Domingo GMA
2009 Sugat ng Kahapon Sonny GMA / APT Ent.
2008-2009 Gagambino Gambino "Bino" Bayani / Gagambino GMA
2008 Dear Friend Edison GMA
2008 Sine Novela Presents: Magdusa Ka Rod GMA
2008 E.S.P. Jared GMA
2008-Present Bubble Gang Cast Member GMA
2007 Magpakailanman Guest Role GMA
2007 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Blue Zaido/Gallian Magdalion GMA
2007 Sine Novela Presents: Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap Stan Illustre GMA
2007 Super Twins Eliseo Castro & Eliazar Vergara GMA
2006 Now And Forever: Dangal Adrian Villanueva GMA
2006 - Present SOP Rules Co-Host GMA
2006 Majika Argo GMA
2005 Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia Raquim GMA
2005 Now And Forever: Agos Danilo Cortez GMA
2005 Darna Efren / Lalaking Ahas GMA
2004 Mulawin Gabriel GMA
2004 Love To Love (Season 3): Kissing Beauty Alfred GMA
2003 Twin Hearts Glenn GMA
2002 Click GMA
2001 Kahit Kailan Eboy GMA
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Jojo ABS-CBN
2000 Pangako Sa'Yo Ruel ABS-CBN

Movies

Year Title Role
2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Daniel Chan
2009 Astig Ariel
2009 Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie Yaya's Neighbor (cameo)
2009 Tarot Miguel
2008 Mag-ingat Ka Sa...Kulam Paul
2008 I.T.A.L.Y. Paolo
2007 Shake, Rattle and Roll 9 Jerome
2006 TxT Alex
2006 Pamahiin Eric
2005 Blue Moon Kyle Pineda
2005 Mulawin:The Movie Gabriel
2004 Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita Ignacio Basa / Inya Marasigan
2004 Mano Po 3: My Love Sigmond Dee
2004 Luv Text 2 Lito

Trivia

  • He voiced one of the characters there in Voltes V namely Steve Armstrong in translating the tagalog version in GMA Network.
  • He is now popular in Busan, South Korea where the Korean girls fans likes him.

Awards

Acting awards

Year Film Award/Critics Award
2009 PEP Forum Awards Actor of The Year
2007 Asian TV Awards [12] Best Drama Performance by an Actor nominee
2005 Luna Awards/FAP Best Actor in a Lead Role
2005 PMPC Star Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role
2005 PMPC Star Awards New Movie Actor of the Year
2005 Young Critics Circle Best Actor in a Lead Role
2005 PASADO Awards Pinakapasadong Aktor
2005 Guillermo Mendoza Scholarship Foundation Memorial Awards Most Promising Male Star
2005 Golden Screen Awards (ENPRESS) Breakthrough Performance by an Actor
2005 FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award
2005 FAMAS Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2005 Gawad Tanglaw Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2004 30th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Other awards

Year Awarding Body Award
2007 SOP Music Awards Best Actor in a Music Video - "All Out of Love"
2006 Anak TV Seal Awards Anak TV Seal - TV Personality
2006 Cosmoplitan Magazine No. One Cosmopolitan Magazine Bachelor
2006 Pinaka (Television Show) No. One Pinaka Exciting na Actor
2006 Chalk Magazine No. One Hottest Guy for 2006
2006 YES! Magazine No. One Young Superstar of the Year
2005 Cosmopolitan Magazine Top Five Cosmo Bachelors
2005 Pinaka (Television Show) No. One Pinaka Hot Male Star of Kapuso Network

Discography

Year Album Label
2006 Dennis Trillo [13] IndiMusic, Universal Records

External links

References

The Ricky Show Pinoy Celebrity Blog [4]


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