John Estrada

This article is about the Filipino actor. For the 15th Sergeant Major of the United States Marine Corps, see John L. Estrada.
John Estrada

Estrada in 2011
Born John Anthony S. Estrada
(1973-06-13) June 13, 1973
Quezon City, Philippines
Occupation Actor, Model
Years active 1991–present
  • Luigi Muhlach (stepson)
  • Ina Estrada
  • Moira Estrada
  • Kaila Estrada
  • Yuan Estrada

John Estrada (born June 13, 1973) [1] is a Filipino movie and TV actor, starred in a number of roles as a leading man, comedian and villain. He is currently part of ABS-CBN contract actors.

Early life

Estrada was born in 1973 in Quezon City, Philippines, and grew up with his family at Isabela City, Basilan where his father (Vicente Estrada) was a Municipal Councilor and his mother (Lilia Estrada) a public school teacher. At an early age, he was regularly cast in a variety of school plays and presentations, usually taking on the lead roles.

Early career

He first made his foray in show business as a model having won Bodyshots Model Search, a competition sponsored by the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines (FDAP) early into his college years from nearby Zamboanga City to Metro Manila. However, his name gained publicity when he married actress Janice de Belen who bore him 4 children: Inah (b. 1992), Moira (b. 1993), Kaila (b. 1996), and Yuan (b. 1998).

Estrada became part of the ABS-CBN sitcom "Palibhasa Lalake" in 1990 and played minor roles in some films produced by Regal Films and Star Cinema. Soon after he shifted from acting to TV hosting via "'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila" (1995-1998). His biggest break in showbiz came in 1998 when he headlined the controversial ABS-CBN noontime show "Magandang Tanghali Bayan" (MTB) with Randy Santiago and Willie Revillame. His hosting job also cost him his marriage with Janice when he was linked to his "Magandang Tanghali Bayan" co-host Vanessa del Bianco. Janice and Estrada legally separated in 2001. The marriage was officially annulled in 2004.

Recent career

In 2002, Estrada was chosen to play Boris opposite grand-slam actress Lorna Tolentino in the ABS-CBN soap "Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay". His foray into dramatic acting did not alienate him from the audiences who are used to see him cracking jokes on noontime TV. He was later named Best Drama Actor in 2003 Star Awards for Television. Soon after, when ABS-CBN decided to reformat "MTB" following Willie Revillame's termination, Estrada offered to resign from the show so that he could concentrate on acting. He was given another lead role in another ABS-CBN soap "Hiram" opposite Kris Aquino and Dina Bonnevie in 2004.

However, Estrada did not stick to leading man roles after "Hiram". Instead, he tried his hand in doing villain roles in different soap operas on ABS-CBN. He returned to comedy when he accepted the role of Jim in the TV5 former sitcom "Everybody Hapi" with Long Mejia and Roxanne Guinoo. Due to the sitcom's numerous casting changes, the show was reformatted to "Hapi Together" with Carla Humphries, Leo Martinez, Callalily lead singer Kean Cipriano and former "Everybody Hapi" mainstays Nova Villa & Long Mejia. He returned to hosting for "P.O.5" after 5 years since he was a former host of defunct ABS-CBN Daily Variety show, "Magandang Tanghali Bayan", with "P.O.5" co hosts Wilma Doesnt, Lucy Torres-Gomez, JC De Vera, Kean Cipriano and his best friend Richard "Goma" Gomez. Despite hosting and doing comedy for TV5, the Kapamilya Network still cast him for the inspirational drama "Agua Bendita",in which he gained positive reviews. He was given a follow-up drama, "Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin" where he was reunited for the third time with grandslam actress Lorna Tolentino.

He subsequently gave up his hosting stint in "P.O.5" after ABS-CBN commissioned him and Randy Santiago to return to noontime TV hosting thru "Happy Yipee Yehey". He also resigned from "Hapi Together" where his lead role (as Geronimo) was replaced by Joey Marquez who assumed another role similar to Geronimo's character.

Estrada also earns the unofficial distinction as one of three Philippine actors that appeared as villains in both TV and movie versions of Mars Ravelo's Lastikman, along with Cherie Gil and Danilo Barrios.

Personal life

Estrada is currently married to his longtime girlfriend Brazilian beauty titlist Priscilla Meirelles.[2]



Year Title RoleNetwork
2016 Magpahanggang Wakas Tristan Lozado ABS-CBN
2015 Walang Iwanan Diosdado "Dado" Pascual
2014 Ikaw Lamang Don Gonzalo Miravelez
2013 Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Alejo Apostol
2012–2013 A Beautiful Affair Edward Pierro
2012 Lorenzo's Time Young Manuel Montereal
2011–2012 Happy, Yipee, Yehey Himself/Host
2011 Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Joaquin Del Tierro
2010 Rod Santiago's Agua Bendita Dr. Marcial Cristi
2009 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Daniel Ramirez
Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Nasaan Ka Maruja? Michael
May Bukas Pa Olegario
2008-2010 Everybody Hapi Jim TV5
2007 Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Dr. Jared Evilone / Elemento ABS-CBN
Maria Flordeluna Gary Alvarado
Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Dr. Lazaro
2006 Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Consehal Lino
2005 Wowowee Himself/Guest Host
Vietnam Rose Alexander dela Cerna
OK Fine Ito Ang Gusto Niyo
2004 Hiram Edward Verdadero
Ok Fine Oh Yes!
2003–2005 Ang Tanging Ina Geronimo
2003 Ok Fine Whatever
2003–2004 Masayang Tanghali Bayan Host
2002–2003 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Boris Arcangel
1999–2001 Richard Loves Lucy Various
1998–2003 Magandang Tanghali Bayan Himself/Host
1997–1999 Onli In Da Philippines Rocco
1995–1996 Familia Zaragoza Various
1991–present Maalaala Mo Kaya Various
1986–1998 Palibhasa Lalake Johnny


Awards and nominations

Awards and Nomination
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2003 17th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Won
2005 19th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Hiram Nominated
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actor Everybody Hapi Nominated
2009 6th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Drama or Musical Caregiver Won
57th FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
3rd Gawad Genio Awards Best Film Actor Nominated
2011 27th Luna Awards Best Actor Nominated
2012 25th Awit Awards Best Novelty Recording (shared with Rico J. Puno and Randy Santiago) Nananana Won
Best Dance Recording (shared with Rico J. Puno and Randy Santiago) I-swing Mo Nominated
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Supporting Actor Ikaw Lamang Won
62nd FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actor Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story Nominated


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