Coco Martin is Philippine’s Prince of Indie Films. He currently stars as Ramon on ABS-CBN’s Tayong Dalawa.
Filmography: Masahista, Kaleldo, Tirador, Serbis, Jay, Kinatay and more.
Coco Martin is the only Filipino actor whose movies have been (and will be) in three major festivals: Cannes (“Serbis”), Berlin (“Tirador”), and now, Venice (“Jay”)
Coco Martin (born Rodel Nacianceno in real life) is an actor from the Philippines. He is sometimes dubbed as “The Indie Prince of Philippine Independent Cinema” having been cast in numerous critically acclaimed or award-winning independent films. He started out in showbiz as one of the members of Star Circle Batch 9 of Philippine media giant, ABS-CBN. Although managed by ABS-CBN’s talent management agency, Star Magic, his career didn’t really take off as he decided to finish his education.
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He has appeared in several TV commercials (i.e., BPI, Globe, Smart) before breaking into showbiz with his debut film Masahista (Masseur) which won him the Young Critics Circle Best Actor Award in 2006. He also starred in Kaleldo (Summer Heat) in 2006.
Early in 2007, Coco became an exclusive artist of GMA Network, and appeared in several GMA TV shows starting with Daisy Siete Season 15. He is also a member of the boy-group The Studs. He was also seen in the independent gay-oriented film Daybreak with Paolo Rivero.
In 2008, he returned to ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation as an exclusive artist and became a prominent celebrity appearing in major TV drama series. Currently, he is part of the cast of the primetime drama series Tayong Dalawa (The Two of Us) with Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson where he portray as the main antagonist.
He has a daughter with his co-star in the movie Masahista, Katherine Luna. Most recently, screen caps of his FRONTAL NUDITY in the movie “Serbis” has surfaced all over the net. One link is here. (BIG NOTE: THIS IS NSFW!)
Actor Coco Martin from the film “Kinatay” poses during a portrait session at the Palais Stephanie during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Coco Martin
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