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
National Youth Commission
Assumed office
September 1, 2014
Personal details
BornJosé Sixto G. Dantes III
(1980-08-02) August 2, 1980 (age 34)}
Quezon City, Philippines
ResidenceQuezon City
Alma materWest Negros University
OccupationActor, director, presenter, model, recording artist, businessman, politician
ReligionRoman Catholicism
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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
National Youth Commission
Assumed office
September 1, 2014
Personal details
BornJosé Sixto G. Dantes III
(1980-08-02) August 2, 1980 (age 34)}
Quezon City, Philippines
ResidenceQuezon City
Alma materWest Negros University
OccupationActor, director, presenter, model, recording artist, businessman, politician
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Dingdong Dantes (born José Sixto G. Dantes III[1] on 2 August 1980, Quezon City, Philippines), is a Filipino actor, television presenter, commercial model, and film producer. Dantes is currently working as an exclusive talent of GMA Network, and manages his own film studio, AgostoDos Pictures.


Early years[edit]

Dantes was born on 2 August 1980, to José Sixto Z. Dantes, Jr. and Angeline González. He began his career as a child model at the age of two, appearing in a television advertisement for a dairy product. Several other commercials ensued before he joined 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 the Shake, Rattle and Roll V episode "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.


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).[2] He won the USTV Students’ Choice Award for "Most Popular Actor in a Drama/Mini-series."[2]

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.[3]

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 was part of Regine Velásquez and Ogie Alcasid's U.S. tour mid May–June. He appeared in the television show Endless Love from 25 June to 15 October 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 macho guy who falls with a heterosexual woman played by Velásquez who, after a chance encounter, will meet again as she plays a drag who tries to run away from the law. They will fall in love unexpectedly. Unfortunately Regine Velásquez left seven weeks before the series came to a close due to her pregnancy with husband Ogie Alcasid. Iza Calzado replaced Velásquez in the series.

Dantes at the National Youth Commission event in Dingalan, Aurora, September 15, 2014.

He was to 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. It was 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 was 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 One More Try starring Kapamilya actors Angelica Panganiban, Angel Locsin and Zanjoe Marudo. It is Dingdong's second film with rival Star Cinema of ABS-CBN and is a comeback for Ruel S. Bayani after his critically acclaimed successful blockbuster film No Other Woman hit the box-office last year. It is an adult-themed drama and a comeback for then Kapuso star Angel Locsin to work with the Kapuso star.

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

Dantes with Rivera in LA, December 2008.

In 2013 Dantes and Marian Rivera joined PETA in their campaign to free Mali from the Manila Zoo, where she has been kept for the majority of her life alone in a tiny enclosure and in need of proper care.[8]

He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai West Parañaque.

In March 2014, Dantes was awarded his college degree by West Negros University.

In September 1, 2014, Dantes was appointed and sworn-in by President Benigno Aquino III as commissioner-at-large of the National Youth Commission.[9]

Personal life[edit]

In August 9, 2014 Dantes proposed his co-star and longtime girlfriend Marian Rivera after they met on set of Marimar (2007) [10] .[11][12][13][14] he previously dated Karylle and Antoinette Taus.[15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20]fgfgf



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 a.k.a. Leomar Umpad
2003/2004Twin HeartsAdrián Asunción
2003Kakabakaba AdventuresDirector
2003/2004StarStruckHimself / Host
2004Love to Love: Sweet ExchangeDavid Saldana
2004/2005StarStruck: The Second WaveHimself / Host
2004/2006Wag KukurapHost
EncantadiaYbarro / Ybrahim
2005/2006StarStruck: The Nationwide InvasionHimself / Host
2006EtheriaYbarro / Ybrahim / Alexus
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang WakasYbarro / Ybrahim
StarStruck: The Next LevelHimself / Host
2007Magic KamisonRudy
2007/2008MariMarSergio Santibanez
2008DyesebelFredo Legaspi
2009Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking TadyangHomer Alcaraz
Stairway to HeavenCholo Fuentabella
2009/2010StarStruck V: Worldwide InvasionHimself / Host
2010Family FeudHost
2010/2012Party PilipinasCo-host
2010DivaCameo Appearance
Endless 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
2014Ang Dalawang Mrs. RealAnthony Real

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


YearTitleRole'Film Production
2014Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2MakoyGMA Films, AgostoDos Pictures, Reality Entertainment
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

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

Film Awards & Nominations[edit]

YearFilm Award/CriticsCategoriesNominated WorksResult
201462nd FAMAS AwardsBest ActorShe's The OneNominated
30th PMPC Star Awards for MoviesMovie Actor of the YearDance of the Steel BarsNominated
TEMPO Best of '13Best Performance by an ActorIncluded
2013Gawad Tanglaw AwardsBest ActorOne More TryWon
44th Box Office Entertainment AwardsFilm Actor of the Year[21]One More TryWon
61st FAMAS AwardsBest ActorOne More TryNominated
10th ENPRESS Golden Screen AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role-DramaTiktik: The Aswang ChroniclesNominated
29th PMPC Star Awards for MoviesMovie Actor of the YearOne More TryNominated
201238th Metro Manila Film FestivalBest ActorOne More Try[22]Won
60th FAMAS AwardsBest ActorSegunda ManoNominated
28th PMPC Star Awards for MoviesMovie Actor of the YearSegunda ManoNominated
201137th Metro Manila Film FestivalBest ActorSegunda Mano[23]Won
200858TH FAMAS AwardsBest Supporting ActorResikloNominated
24th PMPC Star Awards for MoviesMovie Director of the YearAngelsNominated

Television Awards & Nominations[edit]

YearOrganizationCategoriesNominated WorksResult
20145th ENPRESS Golden Screen Television AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama SeriesPahiram ng SandaliNominated
20134th ENPRESS Golden Screen Television AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama SeriesMy BelovedNominated
Outstanding Reality Competition Program HostProtege: The Battle for the Big Artista BreakWon
201226th PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest Drama ActorMy BelovedNominated
201024th PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest Drama ActorStairway to HeavenWon
15th Asian Television AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleNominated
200721st PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest Talent Show Program HostStarStruck: The Next LevelWon
200418th PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest Talent Search Program HostStarStruckNominated

Special Awards[edit]

2013Anak TV AwardsAnak TV Makabata Awardee
International Business and Academe ConferenceOutstanding Youth Ambassador Awardee
Movie Writers Welfare FoundationGintong Palad Public Service Awardee with Marian Rivera
2009Box Office Entertainment AwardsPhenomenal Loveteam with Marian Rivera
YES MagazineMost Powerful in Showbiz: Rank #7
2008Philippine Walk of FameWalk of Fame Awardee
E! Entertainment Television HollywoodTop 25 Sexiest Men in the World: Rank #3
Yes Magazine Readers Choice AwardsMost Popular Loveteam with Marian Rivera
Young Male Superstar: Rank #1
2007Cosmopolitan Magazine2007's Number 1 Bachelor of the Year

Entertainment Awards[edit]

20121st Party Pilipinas Most Liked AwardsMost Liked Kapuso Drama Actor
Meg Top Choice AwardsHottest Couple with Marian Rivera
1st Party Pilipinas Most Liked AwardsMost Liked Kilig Moments with Marian Rivera
Most Liked Love Team with Marian Rivera
2009SOP Kapuso Tag AwardsKapuso Male Fav-Artist
Most Kapuso Blopped with Marian Rivera
Most Romantic Kapuso Smooch with Marian Rivera
2008Nickelodeon Kid's Choice AwardFavourite Television Actor
Supreme to the Extreme AwardsBest in Chemistry with Marian Rivera
20071st Annual Fil-Am Visionary AwardsFavourite Television Actor


  1. ^ http://www.nyc.gov.ph/about-national-youth-commission/national-youth-commission-officials/commissioner-jose-sixto-qdingdongq-dantes-iii
  2. ^ a b "Dingdong makes it to E! News ‘25 Sexiest Men’ list". Showbizandstyle.inquirer.net. 2008-08-23. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  3. ^ Courtesy of Cosmopolitan. "Dingdong Dantes bares for Bench". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  4. ^ Rose García. "Dingdong Dantes makes a visit to ABS-CBN for MYX taping". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  5. ^ "Dantes to replace Richard Gomez on Family Feud"
  6. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/31248/segunda-mano-director-joyce-bernal-describes-kris-aquino-as-laging-handa-on-the-set
  7. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waw8acrLpcc&feature=related
  8. ^ Marian Rivera And Dingdong Dantes Join PETA In Calling For The Transfer of ‘Mali’ The Elephant From Manila Zoo, theglobaldispatch.com, 17 July 2013
  9. ^ http://www.rappler.com/entertainment/news/67887-dingdong-dantes-takes-oath-national-youth-commission
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  22. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2012". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  23. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2011". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

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