Jomari Yllana

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Garchitorena and the second or paternal family name is Yllana.
Jomari Yllana
Born José María Garchitorena Yllana
(1976-08-18) August 18, 1976
Manila, Philippines
Other names JMY, Joe Mari Garchitorena, Jo Mari Yllana, Jose Mari
Occupation Actor, Model, Concert Producer and Promoter, Race Car Driver, City Councilor
Years active 1989–present
Title City Councilor of Parañaque
Term 2016-
Spouse(s) Aiko Melendez
Relatives Anjo Yllana (brother)
Robbie Yllana (1969-2010; brother)
Paulie Yllana (brother)
Ryan Yllana (brother)

José María Garchitorena Yllana, (born August 16, 1976 in Manila, Philippines) commonly known as Jomari Yllana, is a Filipino actor, model, race car driver, and concert producer and promoter.

He first rose to fame as one of the members of 1990s teen group "Gwapings" along with Mark Anthony Fernandez, Eric Fructuoso and later with Jao Mapa.


Yllana appeared in several TV shows to both ABS CBN and GMA networks. He made his return to GMA-7 in 2009 via Zorro in a special guest role and became a contestant in Celebrity Duets in the same year. Still in 2009, Yllana also played Alex Dorantes in Rosalinda opposite Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann. He made his return in movies also in 2009 via Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie with Michael V., Ogie Alcasid and ex-wife Aiko Melendez.

Yllana remains a freelance actor recently.

Other works

Aside from being an actor, Yllana also was a successful commercial and promotional model for the Bench clothing line.

Currently, Yllana together with controversial politician Ronald "Ronnie" Singson, heads the Fearless Productions, a joint business venture which produces and promotes concerts in the Philippines to international and local artists.[1]

Personal life

Yllana is one-third of the Yllana celebrity siblings, including comedian-actors Anjo (older brother) and Ryan (younger brother). Yllana is also the ex-husband of actress/politician Aiko Melendez who has one son named Andrei. He and Melendez remain good friends and still maintain civil to each other.[2]

Yllana's also known to have had past relationships with actresses/singers Ara Mina and Pops Fernandez.[3]



Year Title Role Network
2015 Sabado Badoo Himself/Various Roles GMA Network
2014-15 The Half Sisters Benjamin 'Benjie' Valdicañas / Mang Tonyo and Noli de Santos
2013 Magpakailanman: The Louise de los Reyes Story Stevan Perido
Juan Dela Cruz Young Julian ABS-CBN
Kakambal ni Eliana Emman Poblete GMA Network
Indio Young Tarong
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Baunan Nonit ABS-CBN
E-Boy Miguel Villareal
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bracelet Teddy
2010 Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Kapitan Inggo Carlos Salazar
Imortal Roman Rodriguez
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Litrato Father Roy
Claudine:Present Madrasta Alejandro GMA Network
2009 Sana Ngayong Pasko Young Pablo
Rosalinda Alex Dorantes
Celebrity Duets Himself / Contestant
Zorro Diego Dela Vega
2008 Lovebooks Presents Various TV5
Philippines Scariest Challenge Host
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Dagat Freddie ABS-CBN
Palos Alessandro Canavaro
2007 Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Mang Ninoy / Morphino
2005 Pablo S. Gomez's Kampanerang Kuba Martin De Vega
2004 Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man Rodelio GMA Network
2003 Hawak Ko Ang Langit Julian
2002 Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga Paulo
2001 Kool Ka Lang Bal
2000 Kiss Muna Third
Eat Bulaga! Himself / Co-Host
1995-2000 ASAP Himself / Co-Host / Performer
1992 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Payaso ???? ABS-CBN
1991 Palibhasa Lalake Jomari



Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
1996 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor Kakit Kailan: Love Forgives[4] Won

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