Dennis Trillo

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Abelardo Dennis Florencio Trillo Ho
BornDennis Trillo
(1981-05-12) May 12, 1981 (age 33)
Quezon City, Philippines
Alma materMiriam College
OccupationActor, singer, fashion model, TV host
Years active2000–present
Children1 son
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Abelardo Dennis Florencio Trillo Ho
BornDennis Trillo
(1981-05-12) May 12, 1981 (age 33)
Quezon City, Philippines
Alma materMiriam College
OccupationActor, singer, fashion model, TV host
Years active2000–present
Children1 son

Abelardo Dennis Florencio Trillo Ho[1] (born May 12, 1981), more widely known as Dennis Trillo, is a Filipino award-winning actor, singer and fashion model. His film debut was in Aishite Imasu (Mahal Kita) 1941. He is currently[when?] an artist of GMA Network. In 2006, he won three Best Actor trophies[which?].

He is perhaps known for his role as Eric del Mundo in the gay-themed series My Husband's Lover, currently aired on GMA Network.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Trillo's career in entertainment started in 2000 at ABS-CBN,[3] when he was introduced in the 10th batch of ABS-CBN's Star Circle (now known as Star Magic). He was seen in the television soap operas Pangako Sayo and Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan where he played the confidante of one of the lead stars.

He transferred 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.

In 2004, he became one of the lead stars in the "telefantasya" (fantasy-themed TV series) Mulawin. He made his film debut in Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita, where he portrayed 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.

In 2005, Trillo was part of the 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. That same year, he reprised his role for Mulawin: The Movie, and was also in the film Blue Moon. He also won Best Actor trophies that year.

Trillo was again cast as a lead in Etheria, where he portrayed the Sapirian prince, Raquim. Midway through the series, GMA Network management announced that Trillo would be pulled out of Etheria to once again star in Majika, another fantasy-themed television series, but Trillo was allowed to complete Etheria.

Aside from his television show, Trillo also starred in the horror-suspense film Pamahiin. GMA also included him as a co-host for the network's noontime show SOP where he also plays 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, son of a well-known politician in their province who is gay, and has AIDS.

In 2007, Trillo starred in the Regal film Kulam. On August 21, 2007, he started taping for GMA-7's "fantaserye" Zaido.[4]

On April 27, 2008, five thousand spectators viewed the "Battle of Mactan" play, with Trillo playing Ferdinand Magellan at the Mactan, Cebu Shrine.[5]

On May 12, 2008, Trillo joined an afternoon soap, Pablo Gomez's Magdusa Ka.

In late 2008, Trillo starred in Gagambino where he played the main character. The series ended in early 2009.[6][7][8][9]

In 2009, after Gagambino, he starred in the comedy Adik Sa'Yo and as Pancho in Darna. Trillo replaced Dingdong Dantes as one of the hosts of StarStruck V.[10]

In 2010, Trillo began co-hosting the GMA variety show, Party Pilipinas. He also appeared in Sine Novela Presents: Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak. In 2011, he appeared in the GMA fantaserye, Dwarfina.

After playing lead role in the Philippine adaptation of Temptation Of Wife, Trillo is now involved in the controversial drama series My Husband's Lover which received positive reviews from critics.After a year , he guested in the Puso ni Dok and have a controversial drama series Hiram Na Alaala. He also guested at the Kris TV in ABS-CBN. His new movie The Janitor coming this October 8, 2014 at Star Cinema.

Personal life[edit]

Trillo was born to Florita Florencio Ho (née Trillo), a Filipino and Abelardo Leslie Ho, a Chinese Filipino from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Trillo finished his high school at The Philippine Women's University - Jose Abad Santos Memorial School in Quezon City and spent his grade school years (grades 1–7) at the Ateneo De Manila University. He has a B.A. in International Studies from Miriam College.

Trillo has a son with Carlene Aguilar born in September 2007.[11]


Television drama[edit]

2014Hiram Na AlaalaIvan LegaspiGMA Network
Sa Puso ni DokDennis
2013My Husband's LoverEnrico "Eric" Del Mundo
2012Temptation Of WifeMarcel Salcedo
BiriteraAndrei Marcelino
LegacyYoung Cesar
2011Sinner or SaintRaul Marcelo
MaestraMartin Ortega
DwarfinaLyndon Valencia
2010Jillian: Namamasko PoDanny Evangelista
Endless LoveAndrew Tantoco
Sine Novela: Gumapang Ka Sa LusakLevi Ramiro
2009StarStruck VHimself/host
DarnaPancho Macaspac
Adik Sa'YoRaphael Domingo
Sugat ng KahaponSonny
2008GagambinoGabino "Bino" Bayani/Gagambino
Sine Novela: Magdusa KaRodolfo "Rod" Henson
2007Zaido: Pulis PangkalawakanBlue Zaido/Gallian Magdalion
Sine Novela: Kung Mahawi Man Ang UlapStan Illustre
Super TwinsEliseo Castro & Eliazar Vergara
2006Now and Forever: DangalAdrian Villanueva
2005Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng EncantadiaRaquim
Now And Forever: AgosDanilo Cortez
DarnaEfren/Lalaking Ahas
2003Twin HeartsGlenn Saraga
2002Kahit KailanEboy
2001Sa Dulo Ng Walang HangganJojoABS-CBN
2000Pangako Sa ’YoRuel

Drama Anthology[edit]

2011Spooky Nights: KalaroChrisGMA Network
2010Love Bug Presents: The Last RomanceHero
2008Dear FriendEdison
2007MagpakailanmanGuest role
2004Love to Love (Season 3): Kissing BeautyAlfred
2001Maalaala Mo Kaya: SongbookABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo KayaVarious

Variety Shows[edit]

2013–presentSunday All StarsHimself/Performer/Co-hostGMA Network
2010–2013Party PilipinasHimself/Performer/Co-host
2006–2010SOP RulesHimself/Performer/Co-host


2014Kris TVGuestABS-CBN
2011Mind MasterGuest hostGMA Network
2005Voltes V (Tagalog dubbed)Steve Armstrong (voice only)Hero


2014Shake, Rattle & Roll XVHenry
2012Shake, Rattle & Roll 14Master Sgt. Martin Barrientos
Boy Pick-Up: The MovieGabbs/Bagwis
2011Yesterday, Today, TomorrowDerek
My Neighbor's WifeAaron
Temptation IslandAntonio
2010Rosario[12]Alberto Fernandez
2009Mano Po 6: A Mother's LoveDaniel Chan
Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat MovieYaya's neighbor (cameo)
2008Mag-ingat Ka Sa...KulamPaul
2007Shake, Rattle & Roll 9Jerome
2005Blue MoonKyle Pineda
Mulawin: The MovieGabriel
2004Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal KitaIgnacio Basa/Inya Marasigan
Mano Po 3: My LoveSigmond Dee
Luv Text 2Lito

Awards and nominations[edit]

See: List of awards and nominations received by Dennis Trillo


2006Dennis Trillo[13]IndiMusic, Universal Records

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