Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes is a television and film actor/director, host and print and commercial model. Born on August 2, 1980, Philippines, Dingdong is currently working as an exclusive talent of GMA Network. On 22 August 2008, Dantes was chosen as one of the “25 Sexiest Men of the World” in the Entertainment Television special. Dantes was the only Filipino in the list and the highest-ranking Asian, placing third. 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. The album turned gold one week after it was released on the variety show SOP. Dantes was chosen to portray the role of “Cholo” in the Philippine adaptation of the Korean drama Stairway To Heaven. He will replace Richard Gomez as the new host for Family Feud. In 2010, Dantes was scheduled to release You Are To Me Are Everything. He’s part of Regine Velásquez and Ogie Alcasid U.S. tour mid May-June. He appeared in the television show Endless Love from 25 June to 15 October 2010. In 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 a obnoxious masculine man who falls with a heterosexual female played by Velásquez who, after a chance encounter, will meet again as she plays a drag who tries to run away from the law but both will fall in love unexpectedly. Until she reveals her secret, Regine Vel¡squez, left seven weeks before the series came to a close due to her revealed pregnancy to husband Ogie Alcasid, Dantes, leading lady is former TV and film leading lady Iza Calzado who replaced Vel¡squez in the series. He will 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. This marks 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. He is slated to do a primetime TV series with his leading lady and girlfriend Marian Rivera: 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 entry One More Try (film) starring Kapamilya actors Angelica Panganiban and Angel Locsin and Zanjoe Marudo this film is also Dingdong’s second film with rival film arm Star Cinema of ABS-CBN and is also a comeback for Ruel S. Bayani after his critically acclaimed successful blockbuster film No Other Woman hit the Box-Office Last Year successfully the film is another adult themed drama and a comeback for then kapuso star Angel Locsin to work with the Kapuso star.

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