John Estrada

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John Estrada
John Estrada.jpg
Estrada in 2011
BornJohn Anthony S. Estrada
(1973-06-13) June 13, 1973 (age 41)
Quezon City, Philippines
OccupationActor, Model
Years active1991-present
Spouse(s)Janice de Belen (1992-2004)
Priscilla Meirelles (2011-present)
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John Estrada
John Estrada.jpg
Estrada in 2011
BornJohn Anthony S. Estrada
(1973-06-13) June 13, 1973 (age 41)
Quezon City, Philippines
OccupationActor, Model
Years active1991-present
Spouse(s)Janice de Belen (1992-2004)
Priscilla Meirelles (2011-present)
This article is about the Filipino actor. For the 15th Sergeant Major of the United States Marine Corps, see John L. Estrada.

John Estrada (born June 13, 1973) [1] is a Filipino movie and TV actor, starred in a number of roles as a leading man and villain. He is currently part of ABS-CBN contract actors.

Life and career[edit]

Estrada was born in 1973 in Quezon City, Philippines, and grew up with his family at Isabela City, Basilan where his father (Vicente Estrada) was a Municipal Councilor and his mother (Lilia Estrada) a public school teacher. At an early age, he was regularly cast in a variety of school plays and presentations, usually taking on the lead roles.

He first made his foray in show business as a model having won a Body Shots competition early into his college years from Zamboanga to Metro Manila. However, his name gained publicity when he married actress Janice de Belen who bore him 4 children: Inah (b. 1992), Moira (b. 1993), Kaila (b. 1996), and Yuan (b. 1998).

Estrada became part of the ABS-CBN sitcom "Palibhasa Lalake" in 1990 and played minor roles in some films produced by Regal Films and Star Cinema. His biggest break in showbiz came in 1998 when he headlined the controversial ABS-CBN noontime show "Magandang Tanghali Bayan" (MTB) with Randy Santiago and Willie Revillame. His hosting job also cost him his marriage with Janice when he was linked to his "Magandang Tanghali Bayan" co-host Vanessa del Bianco.[citation needed] Janice and Estrada legally separated in 2001. The marriage was officially annulled in 2004.

In 2002, Estrada was chosen to play Boris opposite grand-slam actress Lorna Tolentino in the ABS-CBN soap "Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay". His foray into dramatic acting did not alienate him from the audiences who are used to see him cracking jokes on noontime TV. He was later named Best Drama Actor in 2003 Star Awards for Television. Soon after, when ABS-CBN decided to reformat "MTB" following Willie Revillame's termination, Estrada offered to resign from the show so that he could concentrate on acting. He was given another lead role in another ABS-CBN soap "Hiram" opposite Kris Aquino and Dina Bonnevie in 2004.

However, Estrada did not stick to leading man roles after "Hiram". Instead, he tried his hand in doing villain roles in different soap operas on ABS-CBN. He returned to comedy when he accepted the role of Jim in the TV5 former sitcom "Everybody Hapi" with Long Mejia and Roxanne Guinoo. Due to the sitcom's numerous casting changes, the show was reformatted to "Hapi Together" with Carla Humphries, Leo Martinez, Callalily lead singer Kean Cipriano and former "Everybody Hapi" mainstays Nova Villa & Long Mejia. He returned to hosting for "P.O.5" after 5 years since he was a former host of defunct ABS-CBN Daily Variety show, "Magandang Tanghali Bayan", with "P.O.5" co hosts Wilma Doesnt, Lucy Torres-Gomez, JC De Vera, Kean Cipriano and his best friend Richard "Goma" Gomez. Despite hosting and doing comedy for TV5, the Kapamilya Network still cast him for the inspirational drama "Agua Bendita",in which he gained positive reviews. He was given a follow-up drama, "Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin" where he was reunited for the third time with grandslam actress Lorna Tolentino.

He subsequently gave up his hosting stint in "P.O.5" after ABS-CBN commissioned him and Randy Santiago to return to noontime TV hosting thru "Happy Yipee Yehey". He also resigned from "Hapi Together" where his lead role (as Geronimo) was replaced by Joey Marquez who assumed another role similar to Geronimo's character.

Estrada also earns the unofficial distinction as one of three Philippine actors that appeared as villains in both TV and movie versions of Mars Ravelo's Lastikman, along with Cherie Gil and Danilo Barrios.

Estrada is currently married to his longtime girlfriend Brazilian beauty titlist Priscilla Meirelles.[2]



2014Ikaw LamangDon Gonzalo MiravelezABS-CBN
2013Huwag Ka Lang MawawalaAlejo Apostol
2012–2013A Beautiful AffairEdward Pierro
2012Lorenzo's TimeYoung Manuel Montereal
2011–2012Happy, Yipee, YeheyHimself/Host
2011Minsan Lang Kita IibiginJoaquin del Tierro
2010Agua BenditaDr. Marcial Cristi
2009Dahil May Isang IkawDaniel Ramirez
Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Nasaan Ka Maruja?Michael
May Bukas PaOlegario
2008-2010Everybody HapiJimTV5
2007LastikmanDr. Jared Evilone / ElementoABS-CBN
Maria FlordelunaGary Alvarado
Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga EngkantaoDr. Lazaro
2006Da Adventures of Pedro PendukoConsehal Lino
2005WowoweeHimself/Guest Host
Vietnam RoseAlexander dela Cerna
OK Fine Ito Ang Gusto Niyo
2004HiramEdward Verdadero
Ok Fine Oh Yes!
2003–2005Ang Tanging InaGeronimo
2003Ok Fine Whatever
2003–2004Masayang Tanghali BayanHost
2002–2003Kay Tagal Kang HinintayBoris Arcangel
1999–2001Richard Loves LucyVarious
1998–2003Magandang Tanghali BayanHimself/Host
1997–1999Onli In Da PhilippinesRocco
1996–1997Familia ZaragozaVarious
1991–presentMaalaala Mo KayaVarious
1986–1998Palibhasa LalakeJohnny




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