Rodjun Cruz

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Rodjun Cruz
BornRodolfo Othello Cruz Illustre, Jr.
(1987-10-10) October 10, 1987 (age 26)
Manila, Philippines
OccupationActor, dancer
Years active2006-present
FamilyRayver Cruz (brother)
 
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Rodjun Cruz
BornRodolfo Othello Cruz Illustre, Jr.
(1987-10-10) October 10, 1987 (age 26)
Manila, Philippines
OccupationActor, dancer
Years active2006-present
FamilyRayver Cruz (brother)

Rodjun Cruz (born October 10, 1987) is a Filipino actor, dancer and singer. He is the brother of fellow actor and dancer Rayver Cruz.

Biography[edit]

Cruz was a member of the now defunct all-male dancing group Anim-E. The group, previously named Anime—in reference to the Tagalog word "anim" or "six"—originally consisted six members namely: Rayver Cruz, John Wayne Sace, Emman Abeleda, Sergio Garcia, Mico Aytona, and Mhyco Aquino.[1] Rodjun along with Miko Samson joined the original members in 2005.

In 2006, He was cast as Jigo in the ABS-CBN TV series Calla Lily.

After a year, Cruz along with 14 other celebrity contestants joined the second season of U Can Dance Version 2,[2] where he met and started dating fellow Star Magic talent Dianne Medina.[3] Cruz with his dancing partner Lina Basas were named Grand Champion of U Can Dance Version 2 the following year, where he won the grand prize of 250,000 pesos.[4] He also won another 250,000 pesos from the "Merrygalo" segment of, the now defunct noontime variety show, Wowowee.[4] He made a guest appearance in the "Mambabarang" episode of Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao in the same year.

In 2008, Cruz was cast as Jake Perez in the teen drama Lipgloss.[5]

Cruz left Lipgloss after three seasons in 2009. He had minor roles in the ABS-CBN shows Tayong Dalawa and May Bukas Pa. He also made guest appearances in Maynila and Midnight DJ.

He played Calvin in Magkaribal in 2010. He was also cast as Joaquin Buenaventura in Juanita Banana.[6] The same year, he left ASAP XV and joined, the show's rival, P.O.5 in TV5.[6]

Rodjun is also a cousin of singer actress Sheryl Cruz, Sunshine Cruz, Geneva Cruz and Donna Cruz.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNetworkNotes
2006Calla LilyJigoABS-CBN
2007U Can Dance Version 2HimselfABS-CBNSeason 2 Grand Champion
2007Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga EngkantaoRickeyABS-CBN
2007–2010ASAPHimselfABS-CBNHost/Performer
2008–2009LipglossJake PerezTV5
2009Tayong DalawaStanley, Jr.ABS-CBN
2009May Bukas PaYoung RingoABS-CBN
2009Maalaala Mo KayaAntonABS-CBN"Tattoo" episode
2009MaynilaPacoGMA Network
2009Midnight DJMiguelTV5
2010MagkaribalCalvinABS-CBN
2010MaynilaJacobGMA Network
2010–2011Juanita BananaJoaquin BuenaventuraABS-CBN
2010–2011P.O.5HimselfTV5Performer
2011Fan*tastikHimselfTV5Performer
2011Maalaala Mo KayaIsyotABS-CBN"Bulaklak" episode
2011–2012Hey it's Saberdey!HimselfTV5Performer
2011Carlo J. Caparas' BangisMusangTV5
2011Maalaala Mo KayaReneABS-CBN"Itak" episode
2012Maalaala Mo KayaJeff BringasABS-CBN"Saklay" episode
2012Gandang Gabi, Vice!HimselfABS-CBNGuest
2012Maalaala Mo Kayateen LitoABS-CBN"Kabibe" episode
2013Sunday All StarsPerformerGMA Network1 episode
2013My Husband's LoverMartin SavanalGMA NetworkRecurring guest star

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleProductionNotes
2013RaketerosStar Cinema
2013TuhogMarkSkylight Films & Star Cinema
2012I Love You, Pare KoCarloKrix Film ProductionsWith Rocco Nacino

References[edit]

  1. ^ Navarro, Mell T. (2009-10-30). "Former Animé member Mhyco Aquino leaves ABS-CBN to spread his wings". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  2. ^ Liabres, Aprylle (2007-07-15). "All’s fair for Rodjun Cruz". City Times. Khaleej Times Online. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  3. ^ Franco, Bernie (2008-09-30). "Dianne Medina on Rodjun Cruz: ‘I love everything about him.’". Celeb Highlight. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  4. ^ a b Erece, Dinno (2007-10-24). "Star Magic talent Rodjun Cruz is both victorious and virginal at 20". News. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  5. ^ Alamo, Nerissa (2008-08-150). "TV5 brings back teen drama on Saturday afternoon block via "Lipgloss"". Entertainment Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  6. ^ a b Sancon, Allan (2011-02-01). "Rodjun Cruz describes his sweet kissing scene with Bianca Manalo for Juanita Banana". Entertainment Guide / Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-03-30.