Jhong Hilario

The Honorable
Jhong Hilario

Hilario in 2012
Member of the Makati City Council from 1st District
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
Personal details
Born Virgilio Viernes Hilario, Jr.
(1976-08-11) August 11, 1976
Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines
Occupation Actor, dancer, TV host

Virgilio Viernes Hilario, Jr. (born August 11, 1976), better known by his stage name Jhong Hilario, is a Filipino actor, dancer and politician. He is part of the dance group Streetboys in the Philippines. He is currently serving as a member of Makati City Council, elected last May 9, 2016 under the ticket of Mayor Abi Binay.[1]

As an actor, Hilario has acted in movies such as Muro Ami, released in 1999, in which he portrayed Butong; D' Anothers (2005), and Dekada '70 (2002).[2]

Hilario started his career in 1993 as a member of the dance group Streetboys. He made his debut as an actor in 1996.[3]

In 2009, Hilario was part of the hosts of ABS-CBN's noontime show It's Showtime, started as a judge until became one of the hosts of the program for 4 years. On March 23, 2016, he decided to leave It's Showtime to pursue his political career.[4]

Hilario decided to run for councilor in the First District of Makati under the United Nationalist Alliance in the Makati local elections, 2016. In an interview, Hilario credited his father, Virgilio Sr., who served as a councilor for 9 years as his main inspiration to run for the council seat.[5]



Year Title Role Network
1999–2001 Rio Del Mar Rodel GMA Network
Maynila Various
2000–2001 GMA Telesine Specials Various
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Wedding Cake Various ABS-CBN
2002–03 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Ivan
2003–04 Basta't Kasama Kita Various
2004 Spirits Kuya Dong
2006 U Can Dance Himself
Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Ka Edgar
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Rugby Big Boy
2007 Rounin Venom
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Rehas Joel
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tren Rex Ferrer
2008 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal Himself
Kung Fu Kids Kevin Marilao
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Medal for Valor Romualdo "Lolong" Rubi
2010 Showtime Himself as a judge (voluntarily exited after 30 weeks)
Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Jason/Agustin
Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Tonyong Bayawak Nitoy
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 Himself as a special guest/judge
2010–2011 Emil Cruz Jr.'s Mara Clara Gary David
2011 ASAP Himself
You Got It 2 Himself
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Himself
Happy Yipee Yehey! "Waka Waka guest host with John Prats"
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bisikleta Sumalde
It's Showtime Judge
The Price Is Right Himself with Dimples Romana
Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig Alex
2012–2016 It's Showtime Host/resident judge
2013 Juan dela Cruz Poldo
Little Champ Lucas Caballero
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Himself
2014 Ipaglaban Mo: Ako Ang Biktima Erwin
2015 Matanglawin Guest Himself Cameo
Walang Iwanan Kamlon Bautista


Year Title Character/Role Film Producer
1996 Istokwa Nestor MAQ Productions
1998 Sa Pusod ng Dagat Luis GMA Films
José Rizal Prisoner servant
1999 Muro Ami Botong
2000 Spirit Warriors Buboy MAQ Productions
2001 Sa Huling Paghihintay Viva Films
La Vida Rosa Boy Kulet Star Cinema
Bagong Buwan Jason
2002 Dekada '70 Willy
2003 Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut Buboy MAQ Productions
2004 Kulimlim Ex-convict Viva Films
2005 Nasaan Ka Man Nardo Star Cinema
D' Anothers Gorio
2006 Sukob Erning
2008 Caregiver Joseph
Iskul Bukol 20 Years After (Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure) Fernando OctoArts Films
2009 Kinatay Abyong Swift Productions
Astig (Mga Batang Kalye) Cinemalaya
Lola Bebong Swift Productions
2010 Noy Adik 1 CineMedia
Star Cinema
Emir Boyong Cultural Center of the Philippines
Viva Films
2011 Segunda Mano Dindo Star Cinema
MJM Productions
2012 The Healing Dario Star Cinema
2013 Boy Golden Viva Films
Screen Cinema Concepts


Awards and nominations

2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for TV BEST DRAMA ACTOR Mara Clara Nominated
2012 Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated


  1. Reyes, William. "HON. VIRGILIO V. HILARIO, JR. - Makati Portal". City Government of Makati City. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  2. Jhong Hilario, people.theiapolis.com
  3. Reyes, William (June 10, 2010). "Actor-dancer Jhong Hilario tries singing in musical film Emir". PEP.ph. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  4. "Jhong Hilario bids farewell to 'It's Showtime'". ABS-CBN News. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  5. Buan-Deveza, Reyma (October 13, 2015). "Jhong Hilario to run for councilor in Makati". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved March 22, 2016.

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