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Jay Manalo

Jay Lan Manalo
January 30, 1973 (age 41)
Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

Other names

Actor, model

Years active

Jay Lan Manalo (born January 30, 1973) better known as Jay Manalo, is a veteran Filipino actor of
Filipino-Vietnamese descent. Although born in Saigon, Vietnam, he was raised in Tondo, Manila,

[hide] 1 Career 1.1 Movies
1.2 Television

2 Personal life
3 Filmography 3.1 Movies
3.2 Television

4 References and sources
5 External links


After he won as 1st runner-up of SM Man of the Year he became a model/endorser of Blowing Bubbles.


His film debut was through the action movie Brat Pack in 1994 which starred Arman Menguito. He
became a lead in his second film, Paracale Gang, which was released in 1996 and followed by the movie
Urban Rangers. That same year, he did a switch from action to sexy roles when he starred in the movie
Gayuma opposite Aira Marie Nadurata. Possessing boyish looks and an oozing sex appeal, he became a
staple of sexy movies in the Philippines, with the film Totoy Mola pushing him to sexy stardom.

After Totoy Mola, he played lead in "bold flicks" like Kool Ka Lang, Kaliwat Kanan, Sakit sa Katawan,
Bayad Puri, Bawal na Halik and Balahibong Pusa. By the turn of the century, his roles had become more
serious and dramatic. His recent performances have been well received by movie critics, and he has won
a number of acting awards in the Philippines. Some of his noticeable portrayals are in the films Prosti,
Bayaran, Ang Huling Birhen sa Lupa, Hubog, Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita and Mano Po 3: My Love. He
ventured into other film genres, having starred recently in comedies such as I Will Survive and Ako Legal
Wife and in fantasy/horror films such as Gagamboy, Feng Shui, and his latest film Barang.

He has a voice role in Urduja which stars Regine Velasquez, Cesar Montano, Eddie Garcia and Johnny

Then of His Last Movie in 2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 as Mar in Episode Rain Rain Go Away.


Jay Manalo has been part of the cast of soap operas. His TV career started with the top-rated soap in
1997, Mula Sa Puso, (ABS-CBN) which starred Claudine Barretto. He followed it up with other
appearances in soaps like Pangako sa 'Yo (ABS-CBN) and Kung Mawawala Ka (GMA Network).

His breakthrough role in television is his portrayal in the soap opera, Vietnam Rose in ABS-CBN in 2005.
He plays Miguel, a Vietnamese businessman who was Carina's (played by Maricel Soriano) first love.
Though the performances of the cast were well-cited by critics, the ratings were disappointing. After
Vietnam Rose, he was included in the cast of GMA's TV adaptation of Bakekang. He played Christoph, an
actor and a love interest of the lead role, Bakekang, played by Sunshine Dizon and Valeria, played by
Sheryl Cruz. Bakekang became one of the top-rated shows in the Philippines. He recently starred in his
new action-adventure series on GMA titled Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan as Drigo, a Filipino version of
Hessler of Shaider.

Manalo was last seen in the teleserye Isang Dakot Na Luha on TV5.

Personal life[edit]

At the age of 40, he has 10 children, by 6 women. Jhay, Charmaine Joy, Jaeandra Maree, Jaerianne Toni,
Ashley Nicolette, Jayenne Therese, Adrienne Riona Jaenylla, Ann Jaenaisha Raine, Raiko Jaego Almighty,
and Rica, .He married Raizza, mother of Adrienne, Ann and Raiko on January 2001. His father is a Filipino
musician based in Vietnam during the war and there he met Jay's mother who is Vietnamese. After Jay
was born they moved to Manila and, by the time he was five, his parents got separated and his mother
was forced to leave him to his father Eustaquio G. Manalo jr. In 1981 his father went abroad to work as a
musician/entertatiner leaving Jay to his grandmother. His father was reunited with him in 1993. His
mother was reunited with him in 1995. His mother married a US Navy serviceman and his father
continued in his music.

Manalo was released to the custody of his lawyer on July 6, 2007, a day after cracking a bomb joke while
about to board a flight to Puerto Princesa, Palawan the morning of July 5. Prosecutor Ticyado ordered
Atty. E. Teodoro to take him into custody. Manalo was removed from Philippine Air Lines (PAL) flight
PR185 minutes before the aircraft was to take off at 8 a.m. from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport
terminal. He told a flight attendant that there was a bomb in his backpack. The prosecutor found that
Manalo was only cracking a joke and had no intention of carrying explosives nor harming any of the
passengers in the Palawan-bound flight.






1991 Una Kang Naging Akin
1993 Paranaque Bank Robbery
1994 Brat Pack
1995 Urban Rangers Chito
1996 Paracale Gang
1997 Totoy Mola Totoy Mola
Maalaala Mo Kaya Roger
Kool Ka Lang
Kaliwa't Kanan, Sakit sa Katawan Ruben
Habang Nasasaktan Lalong Tumatapang
Magkapalad (Released: 11/26/1997)
Gloria, Gloria Labandera
1998 Sabong (Released: 3/25/1998)
Wangbu (Released: 4/22/1998) (Produced and Directed by: Toto Natividad)
Bayad Puri (Released: 9/9/1998)
Ginto't Pilak (Released: 11/18/1998)
1999 Bullet
2000 Abandonada
2001 Balahibong Pusa
Hubog Uno nominated for Best Actor in the Metro Manila Film Festival Awards

2002 Bayaran won for Best Actor in the FAMAS Awards

Prosti Nonoy won Best Actor in the Urian Awards

Masikip, Mainit... Paraisong Parisukat Al
Mano Po Emerson Lau nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the Metro Manila Film Festival Awards
nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the Urian Awards

2003 Sssshhh... She Walks by the Night
Ang Huling Birhen sa Lupa Fr. Emman won for Best Actor in the Manila Film Festival Awards
nominated for Best Actor in the Star Awards for Movies

Mano Po 2 Johnson Lim
2004 Gagamboy Ipisman
I Will Survive Greg
Singles Anton
Feng Shui Inton
Mano Po III: My Love Paul Yang nominated for Best Actor in the Metro Manila Film Festival Awards

Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita Ichiru nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the Metro Manila Film
Festival Awards
won for Best Supporting Actor in the Film Academy of the Philippines Awards

2005 Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife Elton Chong nominated for Best Actor in the Metro Manila Film Festival

2006 Pacquiao: The Movie Emong
Barang Elmo
2008 Urduja Simakwel (voice)
2009 Manila Tristan
2011 Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Mar
2013 Seduction Ervin



Television Series



1992 Ang TV Himself ABS-CBN
1997 Mula Sa Puso Gilbert
1999 Saan Ka Man Naroroon Kano
2000 Pangako Sa 'Yo Caloy Macaspac
2002 Kung Mawawala Ka Nestor Adorable GMA Network
2005 Saang Sulok ng Langit Ramon
Vietnam Rose Miguel ABS-CBN
2006 Bakekang Christoph GMA Network
2007 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Commander Drigo
2008 Obra co-star
2009 All My Life Gary Romualdez
Florinda Ramil Gonzales ABS-CBN
2010 May Bukas Pa Franco de Jesus
The Last Prince Carlos Ledesma GMA Network
2011 Babaeng Hampaslupa Charles Wong TV5
Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum Salazar / David Guinto
Glamorosa Dr. Arman Gallano
2012 Isang Dakot Na Luha Mario San Diego
2013 Kidlat Mario Palomares / Burak
Madam Chairman Armando "Dodong" De Guzman
2014 Nio Lucio GMA Network

References and sources[edit]
Valerai, Nini (June 14, 2003). "Jay Manalo:Bringing up father". Global Nation (Philippines). Retrieved
2006-11-13.[dead link]
Sicami, Edmund L. C. "Jay Manalo: More Than a Stud". Planet Philippines.
Cruz, Marinel R (July 28, 2003). "2 Jay Manalo starrers". Global Nation (Philippines). Retrieved 2006-11-
13.[dead link]
Jay Manalo at the Internet Movie Database
Galvez, James Konstantin. "Actor Jay Manalo ordered released after bomb joke". The Manila Times

External links[edit]
Jay Manalo at the Internet Movie Database

Categories: 1973 births
Living people
Filipino male child actors
Filipino male film actors
Filipino people of Vietnamese descent
Star Magic
Filipino male television actors
People from Ho Chi Minh City

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