Dingdong Dantes

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Dingdong Dantes
Dingdong Dantes at the Eat Bulaga! Press Conference, July 2008.JPG
Dantes at the Eat Bulaga! US press conference, July 2008
BornJosé Sixto Raphael González Dantes III
(1980-08-02) August 2, 1980 (age 33)
Quezon City, Philippines
Other namesDingdong, Dong
OccupationActor, director, TV host, model, and recording artist
Years active1991–present
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
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Dingdong Dantes
Dingdong Dantes at the Eat Bulaga! Press Conference, July 2008.JPG
Dantes at the Eat Bulaga! US press conference, July 2008
BornJosé Sixto Raphael González Dantes III
(1980-08-02) August 2, 1980 (age 33)
Quezon City, Philippines
Other namesDingdong, Dong
OccupationActor, director, TV host, model, and recording artist
Years active1991–present
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

José Sixto Raphael González Dantes (born August 2, 1980, Quezon City, Philippines), also known by his nickname Dingdong Dantes, is a Filipino television and film actor, director, presenter, print ads and commercial model, and movie producer. Dantes is currently working as an exclusive talent of GMA Network as of 2013. He manages his own film studio named AgostoDos Pictures.


Early years[edit]

He is the son of José Sixto Z. Dantes, Jr. and Angeline González Dantes. Dantes began his career as a child model, appearing in a dairy product commercial when he was two years old. Several other commercials followed before he became part of an all-male dance group called Abztract Dancers, with his friend, actor Dino Guevarra, and his cousin, actor, Arthur Solinap. Their group became regulars on Eat Bulaga! and That's Entertainment.

As an actor, his first movie appearance was in Shake, Rattle and Roll V in an episode titled "Anino". After three years, he debuted on GMA Network's youth-oriented T.G.I.S. when he was 17, under the name Raphael Dantes playing the role of Iñaki. He appeared in films like Honey My Love So Sweet and I'm Sorry My Love, and television programmes including Anna Karenina and did a few guesting stints on ABS-CBN such as a F.L.A.M.E.S. episode, a youth-oriented romantic-drama anthology with different love teams and stories that aired from 1996 to 2000.


In 2000, Dantes appeared in the sitcom Super Klenk with Ara Mina.

In 2001, Dantes was paired with actress Tanya García as they top-billed GMA-7's primetime soap opera series Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga. The two headlined in another primetime romance-drama billing in 2003 titled Twin Hearts. Dantes then took on several hosting jobs including beauty pageants such as the prestigious Binibining Pilipinas and GMA Network's reality artist search, StarStruck, a role he retained for a few seasons, and the game show Family Feud before its transfer to Edu Manzano.[citation needed]

Aside from his television stints, Dantes appeared in films including Magkapatid and Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka.

Dantes also hosts the suspense-thriller Wag Kukurap, occasionally directing. He played King Ybrahim in the Encantadia fantasy-themed television saga and the 2006 film Moments of Love.


Dantes with Rivera in LA, December 2008.

In 2007, Dantes portrayed the lead role Sergio to Marian Rivera's character, Marimar. During the same year, he was named No. 1 Bachelor of 2007 by Cosmopolitan magazine (Philippines).[1] He won the USTV Students’ Choice Award for "Most Popular Actor in a Drama/Mini-series."[1]

In 2008, he was cast by his home studio to play the role of Fredo, a love interest of Dyesebel in Dyesebel. In March 2008, he debuted as the Bench image model.[2]

On 22 August 2008, Dantes was chosen as one of the "25 Sexiest Men of the World" He holds the title as "The third sexiest man in the World." in the Entertainment Television special.[3] Dantes was the only Filipino in the list and the highest-ranking Asian, placing third.[1]

Also in 2008, Dantes starred in One True Love. The Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines rated the film a B. In early 2009, Dantes appeared on Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang.

Dantes was chosen as Myx guest VJ in August 2009 to promote his album The Dingdong Dantes Experience.[4] The album turned gold one week after it was released on the variety show SOP.[citation needed]

Dantes was chosen to portray the role of "Cholo" in the Philippine adaptation of the Korean drama Stairway To Heaven. He replaced Richard Gomez as the new host for Family Feud.[5]

In 2010, Dantes was scheduled to release You Are To Me Are Everything. He's part of Regine Velásquez and Ogie Alcasid U.S. tour mid May–June. He appeared in the television show Endless Love from 25 June to 15 October 2010.

In 2010, Dantes became a cohost of Party Pilipinas on channel 7. He won the "Best Drama Actor Award" for Stairway To Heaven in the 2010 Star Awards for TV and was nominated for the same category at the 2010 Asian Television Awards.

In 2011, Dantes did a comedy primetime TV series titled I Heart You, Pare! with his leading lady Regine Velasquez. He plays an obnoxious masculine man who falls with a heterosexual female played by Velásquez who, after a chance encounter, will meet again as she plays a drag who tries to run away from the law but both will fall in love unexpectedly. Unfortunately Regine Velásquez left seven weeks before the series came to a close due to her revealed pregnancy to husband Ogie Alcasid. Iza Calzado replaced Velásquez in the series.

He will be part of a Star Cinema suspense film Segunda Mano with Kris Aquino and Angelica Panganiban for the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival. This marks Dantes' first project with rival station and film archive Star Cinema a division of ABS-CBN. This marks his first time to work with Kapamilya stars. He stated that he signed a one-film contract with Star Cinema to do the film and work with Kris Aquino.[6][7]

He is slated to do a primetime TV series My Beloved which is scheduled to air February 13, 2012.

In June 2012 he was chosen to star in another MMFF Entry for 2012 in the film entry One More Try (film) starring Kapamilya actors Angelica Panganiban and Angel Locsin and Zanjoe Marudo this film is also Dingdong's second film with rival film arm Star Cinema of ABS-CBN and is also a comeback for Ruel S. Bayani after his critically acclaimed successful blockbuster film No Other Woman hit the Box-Office Last Year successfully the film is another adult themed drama and a comeback for then kapuso star Angel Locsin to work with the Kapuso star.

November 2012- Dingdong Dantes stars in a primetime TV series "Pahiram Nang Isang Sandali" with Actress, Lorna Tolentino, Actor Christopher De Leon and Max Collins.



1996–2002Anna KareninaBrixGMA Network
1997–1999T.G.I.S.Iñaki Torres
1998TEXT (The Extreme Team)Lance
2000GMA Mini-Series: Tuwing Kapiling KaGerald
2001–2003Sana Ay Ikaw Na NgaCarlos Miguel Altamonte
2003–2004Twin HeartsAdrián Asunción
2003Kakabakaba AdventuresDirector
2004Love to Love: Sweet ExchangeDavid Saldana
2004–2006Wag KukurapHost
2005EncantadiaYbarro / Ybrahim
2006EtheriaYbarro / Ybrahim / Alexus
2006Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang WakasYbarro / Ybrahim
2007StarStruck: The Next LevelHimself/Host
2007–2008MariMarSergio Santibanez
2007Magic KamisonRudy
2008DyesebelFredo Legaspi
2009Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking TadyangHomer Alcaraz
2009Stairway to HeavenCholo Fuentabella
2010Family Feudhost
2010–2012Party PilipinasCo-host
2010DivaCameo Appearance
2010Endless LoveJohnny Dizon
2011I Heart You, Pare!Kenneth Castillo
Spooky Nights Presents: BampirellaAlfonso
Mind MasterHost
Spooky Nights Presents: Da MamiFranco
Spooky Nights: Ang Mama Kong MamawBongbong
Gandang Gabi ViceHimself Guest with Kris AquinoABS-CBN
2012Protégé: The Battle For The Big BreakMain HostGMA Network
AmayaFerdinand Magellan
My BelovedBenjamin "Benjie" Castor/Arlan
Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista BreakMain Host
Tweets For My SweetSpecial Guest
The Bottomline with Boy AbundaHimself GuestABS-CBN
2012-2013Pahiram Ng SandaliAlexGMA Network
2013Celebrity BluffGuest Ganggnam
GenesisIsaak Macalintal

Television Specials[edit]

1998T.G.I.X-MasIñaki TorresGMA Network
1995–1999T.G.I.X-MasIñaki Torres

Report Card News and Public Affairs Education Special


YearTitleRoleFilm Production
2013Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng PrequelJohnsonSpring Films, MJM Productions, and Quantum Films
She's The OneWackyStar Cinema
Dance of the SteelbarsInmateGMA Films & Portfolio Pictures
2012One More TryEdwardStar Cinema
Tiktik: The Aswang ChroniclesMakoyGMA Films
Boy Pick-Up: The MovieCameoGMA Films & Regal Films
Kimmy Dora and The Temple of KiyemeJohnsonStar Cinema & Spring Films
2011Segunda ManoIvan GálvezStar Cinema
Tween Academy: Class of 2012CameoGMA Films
2010You to Me Are EverythingRaphael BenítezGMA Films & Regal Films
2009Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa KiyemeJohnsonStar Cinema, Spring Films & MJM Productions
2008One True LoveMiguel "Migs" MijaresGMA Films
2007ResikloAngeloImus Productions
2006EternityCrisantoRegal Films
2005Moments of LoveMarcoGMA Films
Mulawin The MovieYbrahimGMA Films
Bahay ni Lola 2RupertRegal Films
2004Spirit of the GlassNoelOctoArts Films & Canary Films
Annie B.FernandoViva Films
2003MalikmataAlvinCanary Films
Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin KaKevinViva Films
2002MagkapatidMikeViva Films
Akala moEricViva Films
1999Kiss Mo 'KoAaron Vincent NakpilViva Films
Honey, My Love, So SweetPacoViva Films
1998I'm Sorry, My LoveButchViva Films
1994Shake Rattle & Roll 5ElmerRegal Films
1994Hindi MagbabagoRitchieRegal Films
1993Edgardo Gang: Santa Rosa DaangBen Santa Rosa
1993Makati Avenue Office GirlsMarcoRegal Films
1992Takbo Talon TiliGermanSeiko Films
1987Forward MatchSmall BoyRegal Films



YearTitleRecord LabelCertifications
2009the Dingdong Dantes experienceUniversal RecordsPlatinum Award


YearFilm Award/CriticsAward/Nomination
2013Movie Writers Welfare FoundationGintong Palad Public Service Award Winner with Marian Rivera
27th PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest Reality Competition Host Nomination for Protege: The Battle for the Big Break
Gawad Tanglaw AwardsBest Actor Winner for One More Try
44th Box-Office Entertainment AwardsFilm Actor of the Year Winner for One More Try
61st FAMAS AwardsBest Actor Nomination for One More Try
10th Golden Screen AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role-Drama Nomination for Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles
29th PMPC Star Awards for MoviesMovie Actor of the Year Nomination for One More Try
10th Golden Screen TV AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series Nomination for My Beloved
10th Golden Screen TV AwardsOutstanding Reality Competition Program Host Winner for Protege
201238th Metro Manila Film FestivalBest Actor Winner for One More Try
1st Most Liked Awards 2012Most Liked Kapuso Drama Actor Winner
PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest Drama Actor Nomination for My Beloved
FAMAS AwardsBest Actor Nomination for Segunda Mano
PMPC Star Awards for MoviesMovie Actor of the Year Nomination for Segunda Mano
Yahoo! OMG AwardsActor of the Year Nominee
201137th Metro Manila Film FestivalBest Actor Winner for Segunda Mano
201024th PMPC Star Awards for TVBest Drama Actor Winner for "Stairway To Heaven"
15th Asian Television AwardsBest Actor nomination for Stairway to Heaven[8]
2009Guillermo Memorial Scholarship AwardPhenomenal Loveteam w/ Marián Rivera
SOP's Kapuso Tag AwardsKapuso Male Fave-Artist
SOP's Kapuso Tag AwardsMost Kapuso Blopped with Marián Rivera
SOP's Kapuso Tag AwardsMost Romantic Kapuso Smooch with Marián Rivera
Yes Magazine: Most Powerful in ShowbizRank#7
2008Philippines Walk Of Fameincluded
Nickelodeon Kid's Choice AwardFavourite Actor of the Year
E! Entertainment Television Hollywood3rd of the 25 Sexiest Men in the World
Yes Magazine Readers Choice AwardsMost Popular Loveteam (with Marián Rivera) and Young Male Superstar Rank No.1
56th FAMAS AwardsBest Supporting Actor nomination for Resiklo
24th PMPC Award for MoviesMovie Director of the Year nomination for Angels
4th USTV Students' Choice AwardsMost Popular Actor in a Drama/Miniseries winner for MariMar
2007Cosmopolitan MagazineVoted 2007's Number 1 Bachelor of the Year
1st Annual Fil-Am Visionary AwardsFavourite Television Actor'[9] winner for MariMar
21st PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest Talent Show Program Host winner for StarStruck: The Next Level
2005ENPRESS Golden Screen AwardsMale Star of the Night
200418th PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest Talent Search Program Host nomination for StarStruck


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