Gerald Anderson

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Gerald Anderson
Gerald Anderson by Ronn Tan, April 2010.png
Anderson in April 2010
BornGerald Randolph Opsima Anderson, Jr.
(1989-03-07) March 7, 1989 (age 24)
Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippines
OccupationActor, model, dancer
Years active2006-present
 
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Gerald Anderson
Gerald Anderson by Ronn Tan, April 2010.png
Anderson in April 2010
BornGerald Randolph Opsima Anderson, Jr.
(1989-03-07) March 7, 1989 (age 24)
Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippines
OccupationActor, model, dancer
Years active2006-present

Gerald Randolph Opsima Anderson, Jr., also known as Gerald Anderson (born March 7, 1989 in Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippines)[1] is a Filipino actor who was a former housemate on the first season of the Philippine reality television show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition. He is best known for his roles in the teleseryes Sana Maulit Muli, My Girl, Tayong Dalawa, Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo, Wansapanataym Presents: Buhawi Jack and Budoy. Anderson is under contract to Star Magic, ABS-CBN's home-based talent agency.

Biography[edit]

Gerald Randolph Opsima Anderson, Jr. was born to Gerald Randy Anderson, Sr., an American instructor in the Philippine Navy who travels back and forth between the United States and Zambales. His mother is Evangeline Opsima, a Filipina businesswoman from General Santos City, South Cotabato, Mindanao. When Anderson was three years old, he and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas. He has two older sisters and one younger brother.[incomplete short citation]

At age 14, Anderson and his family returned to General Santos City.[2] He is multilingual, fluent in English and Tagalog withs some proficiency in Cebuano.[3]

Career[edit]

Young, dark-haired man in dark jacket and T-shirt
Anderson in October 2006

Anderson was discovered by Joross Gamboa when Gamboa performed in Anderson's hometown. Gamboa introduced him to his manager, Jhun Reyes, who brought him to ABS-CBN for the first season of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition. Anderson and the other housemates entered the Big Brother house on April 23, 2006. After 42 days, he was named Teen Third Big Placer on the show.

Six months later, Anderson and screen partner/then-girlfriend, actress Kim Chiu, appeared together on several ABS-CBN shows (including Love Spell and Aalog-Alog) and in the film First Day High. In 2007 Anderson and Chiu starred in their first primetime TV series, Sana Maulit Muli; in September of that year they appeared in their first feature film, I've Fallen For You, produced by Star Cinema. That year, he was the Best New Male TV Personality (for Sana Maulit Muli) at the 21st PMPC Star Awards and the 38th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box Office Awards (with Chiu). In May 2008 Anderson and Chiu were cast in My Girl, an adaptation of the South Korean TV series.

In 2009 Anderson starred in the primetime drama series Tayong Dalawa, winning the Best Drama Actor award at the NSUU TV Awards; Anderson and Chiu were the Most Popular Loveteam for the third consecutive year at the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box Office Awards. In August of that year, he appeared in Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla:Tiagong Akyat.

The following year, Anderson starred with Chiu in the film Paano Na Kaya. He was cast in the ABS-CBN primetime drama Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo, and appeared in Your Song Presents: Isla with his Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited former housemates. Anderson and Chiu teamed up again in October 2011 for the film Till My Heartaches End. That month, it was reported that the couple had ended their romantic relationship.

Anderson and young woman in pink dress, each holding a hot dog
Anderson with Chiu in October 2006

In 2011 Anderson first worked with Sarah Geronimo in a film collaboration with Star Cinema and Viva Films entitled Catch Me, I'm in Love (shown on March 23, 2011), and in October he returned in the primetime series Budoy (his first primetime television series without Chiu). He starred with Jessy Mendiola; Chiu had an adjacent time slot with her drama, My Binondo Girl with Xian Lim. In November 2011 Anderson made another film with Geronimo, Won't Last A Day Without You. He reunited in a movie with Chiu titled 24/7 in Love, Star Magic's ensemble film in view of the agency's 20th year anniversary.[4] He is starring as Miguel Dizon in the 2013 teleserye, Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin alongside Dawn Zulueta.

Personal life[edit]

Anderson enjoys basketball. When asked what he would do if he had not taken up acting, he said he would be a basketball player. In 2011, inspired by his role in Budoy, Anderson organized a charity basketball game benefiting special-needs children.

Filmography[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNetwork
2014Mars Ravelo's DyesebelFredoABS-CBN
2013Maalaala Mo Kaya: BituinEdwin Manolino
Bukas Na Lang Kita MamahalinMiguel Dizon
2012Maalaala Mo Kaya: LetterSenator Alan Peter Cayetano
Maalaala Mo Kaya: JacketJevon
Toda MaxCaptain Buddy Torres
2011–2012BudoyBudoy/Benjamin Maniego
2011Nestle Kasambuhay, Habambuhay: Short Film AnthologyHimself/Host
Wansapanataym: Rod Santiago's: Buhawi JackJack Isidro
2010ShowtimeGuest Hurado
Your Song Presents: KimAlfred
Your Song Presents: IslaDaniel
Your Song Presents: Love Me, Love YouAttorney Homer
Kung Tayo'y MagkakalayoRobbie Castillo
Maalaala Mo Kaya: LubidJerome Concepcion
Tatak ng AgimatHimself/Host
2009Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla:Tiagong AkyatTiago/Santiago Ronquillo
Kapamilya, Deal or No DealContestant
Tayong DalawaJR/Lt. David D. Garcia, Jr.
2008-2009Your Song Presents: My Only HopeKeeno/ Joaquin Alejandro
2008My GirlJulian Abueva
Karera sa PromotionPerez
Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection: MalignoJoaquin
2007Your Song: NgitiAaro
Love Spell: Cindy-RellaAlbert
Your Song: SomedayArkin
Gokada Go!Gab/ Gabriel Fernandez
Sana Maulit MuliTravis Johnson/Bokbok
2006-2007Aalog-AlogGerald Dean Padilla
2006Love Spell: Pasko Na, Santa KoRyan
Love Spell: Charm and CrystalNookie
Your Song: AliveMigs
Your Song: Bitin Sa IyoJohn
Maalaala Mo Kaya: BusErik
Star Magic Presents: Ang Lovey Kong All AroundSonny Boy
Love Spell: My Boy, My GirlSimon
2006–presentASAP 18Himself/Performer
2006Pinoy Big Brother: Teen EditionHimself/Housemate

Films[edit]

Films
YearTitleRoleCo-StarsDirected byRelease(s) DateDistributed by
2013
On The Job
Daniel Benitez
Piolo Pascual
Erik MattiAugust 28Star Cinema
2012
24/7 in Love
Alvin Cruz
Kim Chiu
Mae C. CruzNovember 21
2011
Won't Last A Day Without You
Andrew
Escalona
Sarah Geronimo
Raz Dela TorreNovember 30
Star Cinema
and
Viva Films
Catch Me, I'm In Love
Erick
Rodriguez III
Mae Czarina CruzMarch 23
2010
Till My Heartaches End
Powie Barredo
Kim Chiu
Joey ReyesOctober 27
Star Cinema
Paano Na Kaya?
BogsRuel S. BayaniJanuary 27
2008
Shake Rattle & Roll X
LuiTopel LeeDecember 25
Regal Films
2007
I've Fallen For You
Alex ReyesLino CayetanoSeptember 26
Star Cinema
2006
First Day High
MJ2 RamirezMario CornejoSeptember 20

Awards[edit]

Awards/Recognitions
YearFilm Awards/CriticsAwardResult
2006Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Season 13rd Big PlacerWon
200721st PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest New Male TV Personality (Sana Maulit Muli)Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards 2007Pop TV Character of the Year (Bokbok and Poknat in Sana Maulit Muli)Won
Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box Office AwardsMost Popular Love Team (with Kim Chiu)Won
Anak TV Seal AwardMost Admired Male TV PersonalityWon
2008Anak TV Seal AwardMost Admired Male TV PersonalityWon
39th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship
Foundation Entertainment Awards
Most Popular Loveteam (with Kim Chiu)Won
MYX Music AwardsBest Cameo Performance for Loveteam by Itchyworms (with Kim Chiu)Won
ASAP's Pop Viewer's Choice AwardPop TV Show Of The Year (My Girl)Won
ASAP's Pop Viewer's Choice AwardPop TV Character of the Year (Julian of My Girl)Won
2009Starmometer's Coverguy2009 Coverguy of the YearWon
Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box Office AwardsMost Popular Loveteam of Movies & TV (with Kim Chiu)Won
SISA Choice Award (Philippine Psychiatric Association)Outstanding Featured Male Character in a Drama Program (MMK "Lubid" Episode)Won
PMPC STAR AWARDS For TVBest Actor (My Only Hope)Nominated
201024th PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest Drama Actor (Your Song Presents: Isla )Nominated
USTV Students Choice AwardBest Drama Actor (Tayong Dalawa)Nominated
41st GMMSF Box Office Entertainment AwardsPrince of Philippine Movies and TVWon
NSUU TV AwardsBest Actor (Tayong Dalawa)Won
Star Studio Celebrity AwardsStar Humanitarian AwardWon
Walk Of Fame 2010Gerald AndersonWon
24th PMPC STAR Awards for TelevisionBest Single Performance by an Actor (MMK "Lubid" Episode)Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice AwardsPop TV Show for (Kung Tayo'y MagkakalayoWon
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice AwardsPop TV Characters
(Robbie & Gwen of Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo)
Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice AwardsPop Screen Kiss (with Kim Chiu)Won
2011Gawad TanglawBest Actor (MMK "Lubid" Episode)Won
NSUU Students Choice AwardsBest Actor in Primetime TeleseryeWon
1st Barkada Choice AwardsChoice Male Icon of the YearWon
Us Girls August AwardMost Fashionable MaleWon
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice AwardsPop Loveteam (with Kim Chiu for Till My Heartaches End)Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice AwardsPop Screen Kiss (with Kim Chiu for Till My Heartaches End)Won
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice AwardsPop Movie (with Sarah Geronimo for Catch Me, I'm In Love)Won
2012Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box Office AwardsPrince Of Philippine MoviesWon
Star Magic SportsfestMost Valuable Player for BasketballWon
Star Magic Ball 2012Hot Papa AwardWon
ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice AwardsPop Kapamilya TV Character "BUDOY"Won
Anak TV AwardMakabata StarWon
2013Golden Screen Awards 2013Best Actor (Budoy)Won
Gawad TanglawBest Performance by an Actor (Budoy)Won
4th Northwest Samar State University Students Choice AwardsBest Actor In Primetime TeleseryeWon
21st KBP Golden Dove AwardsBest Actor (Budoy)Won
2014Gawad TanglawBest Performance by an Actor (Single Performance) (Maalaala Mo Kaya : "Bituin")Won

Discography[edit]

YearTitleCertification
2006Gerald's Dance PicksPlatinum
2007Gerald's Noodle DanceGold

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