Hilario in 2012
|Member of the Makati City Council from 1st District|
Assumed office |
June 30, 2016
Virgilio Viernes Hilario, Jr.|
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.
Hilario started his career in 1993 as a member of the dance group Streetboys. He made his debut as an actor in 1996.
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.
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.
|1998||Sa Pusod ng Dagat||Luis||GMA Films|
|José Rizal||Prisoner servant|
|2000||Spirit Warriors||Buboy||MAQ Productions|
|2001||Sa Huling Paghihintay||Viva Films|
|La Vida Rosa||Boy Kulet||Star Cinema|
|2003||Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut||Buboy||MAQ Productions|
|2005||Nasaan Ka Man||Nardo||Star Cinema|
|Iskul Bukol 20 Years After (Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure)||Fernando||OctoArts Films|
|Astig (Mga Batang Kalye)||Cinemalaya|
|2010||Noy||Adik 1|| CineMedia|
|Emir||Boyong|| Cultural Center of the Philippines|
|2011||Segunda Mano||Dindo|| Star Cinema|
|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|
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- "Jhong Hilario bids farewell to 'It's Showtime'". ABS-CBN News. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
- Buan-Deveza, Reyma (October 13, 2015). "Jhong Hilario to run for councilor in Makati". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved March 22, 2016.