Famous Filipino Actors

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Lou Diamond Phillips
(Actor and Director Known for His Role as ‘Ritchie Valens’ in the Biopic ‘La Bamba’)
Lou Diamond Phillips
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Birthdate: February 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines

Golden Globe-nominated actor Lou Diamond Phillips is best known as Ritchie Valens from the film La Bamba. His performance in the Broadway revival of The King and I earned him a Tony nomination. He has also appeared in a string of TV and radio projects and participated in poker championships.

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Manny Jacinto
(Television actor)
Manny Jacinto
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Birthdate: August 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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Daniel Padilla
(Filipino Actor and Recording Artist Known for His Films: ‘She's Dating the Gangster’ and ‘Crazy Beautiful You’)
Daniel Padilla
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Birthdate: April 26, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Daniel Padilla is a Filipino recording artist and actor. In 2015, Padilla became the first Pinoy artist to receive the Kids' Choice Award under the Global Slime Star category. He has also won several other awards, such as Myx Music Awards and Awit Awards. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Padilla often participates in charity events.

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 4 
Dante Basco
(Actor Best Known for His Role as 'Rufio' in Steven Spielberg's Film 'Hook')
Dante Basco
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Birthdate: August 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pittsburg, California, United States
Dante Basco is best known as the voice of Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans also loved him as Rufio in Steven Spielberg's Hook. He has also voiced Jake Long in American Dragon: Jake Long. He has lent his voice to many web series and video games, too.
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Bryan Callen
(Comedian)
Bryan Callen
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Birthdate: January 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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Vice Ganda
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)
Vice Ganda
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Birthdate: March 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines

Filipino comedian, talk show host, actor, and TV presenter Vice Ganda has appeared in some of the highest-grossing movies in Philippine cinema. As a comedian, he uses observational comedy, situational irony, and sarcasm in his routines. Also active on TV, he regularly hosts the noontime variety show It's Showtime. He is openly gay and is considered an LGBTQAI+ icon.

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Alden Richards
(One of the Celebrated and Most Awarded Artists in the Philippines)
Alden Richards
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Birthdate: January 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
While he considers Hello, Love, Goodbye, the highest-grossing Filipino film ever, as his best project so far, actor Alden Richards has had a long career, peppered with films, music, and more. He will now be seen with Bea Alonzo in a film based on the Japanese series Pure Soul.
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Coco Martin
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Birthdate: November 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Novaliches, Quezon City

Coco Martin is a Filipino actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his lead role in the film Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. He began acting in the early 2000s with small roles in TV shows. In the ensuing years, he moved on to more serious roles in TV series and films. He made his directorial debut in 2017.

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Enrique Gil
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Birthdate: March 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cebu
The star of Filipino films Everyday I Love You and Seven Sundays, Enrique Gil also boasts of a business management degree. He had plunged into modeling out of boredom and later impressed fans as Xander in the series Forevermore. He is said to be dating his frequent co-actor Liza Soberano.
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James Reid
(Singer, Actor, Dancer & Record Producer)
James Reid
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Birthdate: May 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Leonards, Australia

Filipino-Australian actor-singer James Reid had been a talented gymnast and swimmer in childhood. He is best known for pairing up with Nadine Lustre in projects such as Diary Ng Panget and On the Wings of Love. Though he and Nadine dated later, they broke hearts with their split in 2020.

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Dingdong Dantes
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Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
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Joseph Estrada
(13th President of the Philippines)
Joseph Estrada
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Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines
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Fernando Poe Jr.
(Popular Philippine Actor Who Later Stepped into Politics)
Fernando Poe Jr.
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Birthdate: August 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: December 14, 2004

Also known as FPJ and Da King, Fernando Poe Jr. was a popular actor in the Philippines and won 5 FAMAS Best Actor awards. He later stepped into politics as a member of KNP, or the United Opposition. He is also known for testifying against the criminal gangs known as the Big Four.

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John Lloyd Cruz
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Birthdate: June 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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Robin Padilla
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Birthdate: November 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camarines Norte, Philippines
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Paulo Avelino
(Filipino Actor Known for His TV Series: ‘Walang Hanggan’, ‘Bridges of Love’ and ‘The General's Daughter’)
Paulo Avelino
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Birthdate: May 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baguio, Philippines

While Filipino actor Paulo Avelino won an MMFF award for his performance in the film Fan Girl, a few pranksters posted a screenshot of him exposing himself, captured from the film, on various social-media platforms. He has previously gained fame with series such as Bridges Of Love.

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Xian Lim
(Actor, model, singer, blogger)
Xian Lim
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Birthdate: July 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Reggie Lee
(Filipino-American Film and Television Actor)
Reggie Lee
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Birthdate: October 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

Reggie Lee is a Philippine-American actor best known for his portrayal of Sgt. Drew Wu in the popular police procedural drama TV series, Grimm. He has also played important roles in popular films, such as The Fast and the Furious, The Dark Knight Rises, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

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Darren Espanto
(Filipino-Canadian Singer, Actor, and Director)
Darren Espanto
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Birthdate: May 24, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Darren Espanto is a Filipino-Canadian actor and singer best known for his cover songs. He achieved popularity after appearing in the popular Philippine reality singing TV competition, The Voice Kids. Over the years, Darren Espanto has received several prestigious awards, such as Awit Awards, Box Office Entertainment Awards, Myx Music Awards, Wish Music Awards, and PMPC Star Awards for Music

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Tito Sotto
(Former Philippine Senate President)
Tito Sotto
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Birthdate: August 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manila

Former Filipino senate president Vicente Castelo Sotto III, also known as Tito Sotto or Tito Sen, was also a well-known musician and songwriter who had co-founded the band VST & Co. He had also co-hosted Eat Bulaga! And had represented the Philippine national bowling team in international tournaments.

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Bailey May
(TV Personality)
Bailey May
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Birthdate: August 6, 2002
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cebu

Bailey May is a Filipino-British model, actor, television personality, and singer. He achieved popularity after appearing in the popular reality TV show, Pinoy Big Brother. Over the years, May has received several prestigious awards, such as RAWR Award, PMPC Star Award for Television, GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Award, MOR Choice Award, and Awit Award.

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Juan Karlos Labajo
(Singer, Actor)
Juan Karlos Labajo
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Birthdate: February 5, 2001
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Consolacion, Cebu, Philippines

Juan Karlos Labajo is a Filipino actor, guitarist, television personality, and singer-songwriter. He is credited with founding Juan Karlos, a Filipino rock band named after him. He serves as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and rhythm guitarist for the band. Over the course of his career, Labajo has won many awards like Myx Music Awards and MOR Pinoy Music Awards.

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Sam Milby
(Actor)
Sam Milby
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Birthdate: May 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Troy, Ohio, United States
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Benjie Paras
(Filipino Comedian, Actor, and Former Professional Basketball Player)
Benjie Paras
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Birthdate: October 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caloocan

Benjie Paras is a Filipino comedian, actor, and former professional basketball player. He is best known for his time with the Shell Turbo Chargers of the Philippine Basketball Association, where he played from 1989 to 2002. In 2013, Benjie Paras was inducted into the Philippine Basketball Association Hall of Fame. After retiring from basketball, Paras established himself as an actor.

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Paolo Contis
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Birthdate: March 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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JM de Guzman
(Actor, Singer)
JM de Guzman
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Birthdate: September 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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Bong Revilla
(Actor, Film producer, Comedian, Film actor)
Bong Revilla
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Birthdate: September 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manila
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Richard Gomez
(Filipino Actor, Director, Television Presenter, Épée Fencer, and Politician)
Richard Gomez
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Birthdate: April 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Richard Gomez is a Filipino actor, director, television presenter, épée fencer, and politician. He is best known for his service as the Mayor of Ormoc from 2016 to 2022. He achieved popularity as a fencer in 2005, when he won a gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games. Gomez has also won many acting honors, including several Gawad Urian Awards.

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Cesar Montano
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Birthdate: August 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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Redford White
(Actor, Comedian)
Redford White
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Birthdate: December 5, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cebu City, Philippines
Died: July 25, 2010
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Mark Gil
(Actor)
Mark Gil
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Birthdate: September 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: September 1, 2014
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Jake Cuenca
(Filipino-American Model and Actor)
Jake Cuenca
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Birthdate: December 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

Jake Cuenca is a Filipino-American model and actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Jake in a film titled Mulat, which earned him several awards, including the Best Actor award at the 2014 International Film Festival Manhattan. Jake Cuenca is also known for his performance in a period drama television series titled Ikaw Lamang.

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Alan Shirahama
(Actor and DJ who is a member of Exile and also the leader of the Japanese all-male dance and music group Generations from Exile Tribe)
Alan Shirahama
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Birthdate: August 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
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Daniel Matsunaga
(Brazilian Actor, Model, Host, Professional Football Player, and Businessman)
Daniel Matsunaga
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Birthdate: November 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brasilia, Brazil

Daniel Matsunaga is a Brazilian actor, model, host, professional football player, and businessman. Matsunaga is best known for his modeling and acting career. Apart from appearing in TV series and films, Daniel Matsunaga also competes in reality TV shows. As a footballer, Matsunaga has represented teams like Kaya, Pachanga Diliman Football Club, and Team Socceroo in the United Football League. 

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Lito Lapid
(Philippine Actor and Stuntman Who Became a Senator)
Lito Lapid
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Birthdate: October 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Porac

The nephew of Filipino action instructor Jess Lapid, Lito Lapid stepped into Philippine films as a stuntman and rose to be an actor. He then joined politics as a member of Lakas-CMD and then became an independent candidate. After serving as the governor of Pampanga, he became a senator of the Philippines.

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Franco Hernandez
(Dancer, Actor)
Franco Hernandez
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Birthdate: April 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: November 11, 2017
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Junior
(Singer and Actor)
Junior
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Birthdate: September 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: April 15, 2014
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Jinggoy Estrada
(Filipino Politician, Actor, and Producer)
Jinggoy Estrada
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Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila

Jinggoy Estrada is a Filipino politician, actor, and producer. He is currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines, having previously served in that position from 2004 to 2016. He also served as the Mayor of San Juan from 1992 to 2001. As an actor, Jinggoy Estrada is best known for his performance in a film titled Katas ng Saudi.

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Jam Sebastian
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Birthdate: March 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines
Died: March 4, 2015
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Eric Tai
(Tongan-Born Filipino Model, Actor, Comedian, TV Host)
Eric Tai
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Birthdate: August 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Zealand

Eric Tai is a Tongan-born Filipino model, actor, comedian, TV host, rugby player, and professional esports player. He achieved popularity after hosting a noontime variety show titled It's Showtime. In 2016, he was featured on the cover of the Philippine version of Muscle & Fitness. As a rugby player, Tai played for the Philippines national team and the Alabang Eagles.

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Menggie Cobarrubias
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Birthdate: August 10, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: -
Died: March 26, 2020
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Japoy Lizardo
(Filipino Taekwondo Practitioner Who Is Also an Actor, Model, and Instructor)
Japoy Lizardo
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Birthdate: June 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philippines

Filipino taekwondo practitioner Japoy Lizardo had earned a black belt in the sport before he stepped into his teens. The 2-time Southeast Asian Games champion also has 3 Asian Championship silver medals under his belt. He and his wife, taekwondo artist Janice Lagman, now co-own a taekwondo school.

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Ron Josol
(Actor)
Ron Josol
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Birthdate: August 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ron Josol is a Filipino Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. He is best known for his association with a show titled Video on Trial. In addition to appearing on the show, Ron Josol has also been contributing as a writer.

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Joel Palencia
(Reality Star)
Joel Palencia
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Birthdate: March 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Antipolo, Philippines
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Jake Ejercito
(Filipino Actor)
Jake Ejercito
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Birthdate: March 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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Slater Young
(Actor and Reality Star)
Slater Young
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Birthdate: December 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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Seth Fedelin
(Filipino Actor and Reality Star)
Seth Fedelin
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Birthdate: July 9, 2002
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dasmarinas, Philippines
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McNeal Briguela
(Filipino Actor)
McNeal Briguela
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Birthdate: March 26, 2003
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Las Piñas, Philippines
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Joshua Garcia
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Birthdate: October 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bauan, Philippines
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Matt Evans
(Filipino Actor)
Matt Evans
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Birthdate: October 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philippines