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SpouseMarian Rivera
FactAn actor, dancer, singer and host.

Dingdong Dantes is a Filipino actor, television presenter, commercial model and film producer. He started his career as a child model at the age of two. He became popular after starring in the fantasy series “Mulawin” and the primetime soap “MariMar”. He has since starred in numerous television shows and movies.

Dantes was born on August 2, 1980 in Quezon City, Philippines. His parents are Dingdong Dantes Sr. and Eva Cariño. He has two sisters, Dingdong and Diorella. Dantes attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic School for his elementary and high school education. He then studied at the Ateneo de Manila University where he took up AB Communications.

Dantes’ first acting role was in the television series “Ang TV” in 1992. He then appeared in various commercials and television shows. His first major role was in the fantasy series “Mulawin” in 2004. The following year, he starred in the primetime soap “MariMar” opposite Marian Rivera. The show was a huge success and made Dantes a household name in the Philippines.

Dantes has since starred in numerous television shows and movies. Some of his notable works include the series “My Husband’s Lover”, “Enchanted Garden”, “Stairway to Heaven”, “All of Me” and “Because of You”. He has also starred in the movies “Seduction”, “One More Chance”, “You Are the One” and “The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin”.

In 2009, Dantes launched his own production company, AgostoDos Pictures. The company has produced several films including “The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin”, “She’s the One” and “You’re My Boss”.

Dantes is married to Marian Rivera. The couple has two children: Maria Letizia and Jose Sixto Rafael.

Dantes has a net worth of $5 million. His salary is not known but he has earned significant earnings from his acting roles and endorsements.

General Info

Full NameDingdong Dantes
Height1.8 m
ProfessionPolitician, Film producer, Television presenter, Actor, Dancer, Model, Singer, Businessperson, Television Director
EducationSTI West Negros University, Ateneo de Manila University, San Beda College


SpouseMarian Rivera
ChildrenMaria Letizia Dantes
ParentsJosé Sixto Z. Dantes Jr., Angeline González Dantes
SiblingsTrina Dantes, Aya Dantes, Victoria Dantes, Jose Angelo Dantes


AwardsPMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor, PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Talent Search Program Host, PMPC Star Awards for TV Male Star of the Night
NominationsPMPC Star Awards for TV Best Reality Show Host
MoviesOne True Love, You to Me Are Everything, In Love We Trust, Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles, She's the One, Segunda Mano, Moments of Love, Magkapatid, Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2, The Unmarried Wife, Spirit of the Glass, Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme, Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme, Bahay Ni Lol...
TV ShowsMarimar, My Beloved, Dyesebel, Endless Love, Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang, StarStruck, Pahiram ng Sandali, Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real, Stairway to Heaven, Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga, T.G.I.S., SOP, Atlantika, I Heart You, Pare!, Twin Hearts, Anna Karenina, Wag Kukurap, Encantadia, Etheria, Encantadia: ...

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1Co-owner of Circle's Café restaurant in Timog Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines.
2A Bench model.
3An actor, dancer, singer and host.
4Father: Jiggs. Mother: Angeline.



TGIS1995TV SeriesIñaki Torres
Shake Rattle & Roll V1994Elmer (segment "Episode II: Anino") (as Ding Dong Dantes)
Hindi magbabago1994Richie (as Ding-Dong Dantes)
Makati Ave. (Office Girls)1993
Forward March1987Small Boy
Alyas Robin Hood2016TV SeriesPepe De Jesus / Alyas Robin Hood
Encantadia2016TV SeriesRaquim
The Unmarried Wife2016
Poor Señorita2016TV SeriesRafael Buenaventura
Magpakailanman2016TV SeriesBoy Bonus
Pari 'koy2015TV SeriesFather Kokoy
Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 22014Makoy
Yagit2014TV SeriesFather Jericho 'Kokoy' Evangelista
Ang dalawang Mrs. Real2014TV SeriesAnthony Real
Kimmy Dora: Ang kiyemeng prequel2013Johnson
Genesis2013TV SeriesIsaak Macalintal
Bekikang: Ang nanay kong beki2013Gay Passeby
She's the One2013Wacky
Dance of the Steel Bars2013Mando
One More Try2012Edward
Pahiram ng sandali2012TV SeriesAlex Santiago
Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles2012Makoy
Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme2012Johnson
My Beloved2012TV SeriesArlan / Benjie
Boy Pick-Up: The Movie2012Pickapista
Segunda mano2011Ivan
I Heart You Pare2011TV SeriesKenneth
Bampirella2011TV SeriesAlfonso
Endless Love2010TV SeriesJohnny Dizon
You to Me Are Everything2010Raphael Benitez III
Stairway to Heaven2009TV SeriesCholo Fuentebella
Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa kiyeme2009Johnson
Ang babaeng hinugot sa aking tadyang2009TV SeriesHomer Alcaraz
Obra2008TV SeriesCarl
One True Love2008Migs
Dyesebel2008TV SeriesFredo Legaspi
Ligaw liham2007Ronnie Tuble (voice)
Magic kamison2007TV SeriesRudy
Marimar2007TV SeriesSergio Santibáñez
Atlantika2006TV SeriesAquano
MTV Pilipinas Music Video Award 20062006TV Movie
Moments of Love2006Marco
Encantadia: Pag-ibig hanggang wakas2006TV SeriesYbrahim
Mulawin: The Movie2005Ybrahim / Ybaro
Etheria: Ang ikalimang kaharian ng Encantadia2005TV SeriesYbrahim
Bahay ni Lola 22005Rupert
SiS2005TV Series
Encantadia2005TV SeriesYbarro (2005)
Spirit of the Glass2004Choppy
Love to Love2004TV SeriesDavid Saldaña
Annie B.2004Fernando
Twin Hearts2003TV SeriesAdrian Asuncion (2003)
Pangarap ko ang ibigin ka2003Kevin
Huling yakap sa tag-araw2003TV Movie
Sana ay ikaw na nga2002TV SeriesCarlos Miguel Altamonte (2002)
Akala mo...2002Eric
Hati-hating kapatid2000TV Series
Kiss mo 'ko1999Aaron Vincent Nakpil
Honey, My Love, So Sweet1999Paco
I'm Sorry, My Love1998Butch
Anna Karenina1996TV SeriesBrix (1998-2002)


Dance of the Steel Bars2013associate producer
Sonata2012/IIIShort executive producer
Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles2012executive producer - as Jose Dantes III
Segunda mano2011executive producer - as Jose Dantes III


Angels2007segment "Daddy's Angel", as Jose Dantes III
Atlantika2006TV Series second director
Kakabakaba Adventures2004TV Series


I Heart You Pare2011TV Series performer: "This Guy's In Love With You, Pare"


Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles2012chief executive officer: Agostodos Pictures - as Jose Dantes III


The Last Pinoy Action King2015DocumentaryHimself
The Ryzza Mae Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Gandang gabi Vice2012TV SeriesHimself
Miss World Philippines 20112011TV MovieHimself - Host
Protégé2011TV SeriesHimself - Host (2011)
Tween Academy: Class of 20122011Himself
Party Pilipinas2010TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Starstruck2003-2009TV SeriesHimself - Host
Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition2007TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Partner
Ang sarap ng paskong kapuso: The GMA Christmas Special2006TV MovieHimself / Aquano
Atlantika: Ang lihim ng karagatan2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Aquano
Bakekang2006TV SeriesHimself (2007)
Mel & Joey2005TV SeriesHimself
'Wag kukurap2004TV Series shortHimself - Host
S.O.P.1997TV SeriesHimself - Host

Archive Footage

The Ryzza Mae Show2013TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2013Golden Screen AwardGolden Screen TV Awards, PhilippinesOutstanding Original Reality/Competition Program HostProtégé (2011)
2012Festival PrizeMetro Manila Film FestivalBest ActorOne More Try (2012)
2011Festival PrizeMetro Manila Film FestivalBest ActorSegunda mano (2011)
2007Special AwardStar Awards for MoviesMale Star of the Night
2002German Moreno Youth Achievement AwardFAMAS Awards

Nominated Awards

2014FAMAS AwardFAMAS AwardsBest ActorShe's the One (2013)
2014Golden Screen AwardGolden Screen Awards, PhilippinesBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama)Dance of the Steel Bars (2013)
2014Golden Screen AwardGolden Screen TV Awards, PhilippinesOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama SeriesPahiram ng sandali (2012)
2014Festival PrizeMetro Manila Film FestivalBest ActorKubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 (2014)
2014Star AwardStar Awards for MoviesMovie Actor of the YearDance of the Steel Bars (2013)
2013FAMAS AwardFAMAS AwardsBest ActorOne More Try (2012)
2013FAP AwardFAP Awards, PhilippinesBest ActorOne More Try (2012)
2013Golden Screen AwardGolden Screen Awards, PhilippinesBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama)Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (2012)
2013Golden Screen AwardGolden Screen TV Awards, PhilippinesOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama SeriesMy Beloved (2012)
2013Star AwardStar Awards for MoviesMovie Actor of the YearOne More Try (2012)
2012FAMAS AwardFAMAS AwardsBest ActorSegunda mano (2011)
2012FAP AwardFAP Awards, PhilippinesBest ActorSegunda mano (2011)
2012Golden Screen AwardGolden Screen Awards, PhilippinesBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama)Segunda mano (2011)
2012Star AwardStar Awards for MoviesMovie Actor of the YearSegunda mano (2011)
2008FAMAS AwardFAMAS AwardsBest Supporting ActorResiklo (2007)
2008Star AwardStar Awards for MoviesMovie Director of the YearAngels (2007)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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