Manuel Chua

Manuel Chua
Born Manuel Chua
(1980-10-29) October 29, 1980
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Occupation Actor, Model, Businessman
Years active 2008–present
Agent Star Magic (2008–present)

Manuel Chua (born October 29, 1980) is a Filipino male model and actor.

He was discovered in the Filipino version of the reality game show Pinoy Fear Factor which was aired on ABS-CBN, from November 2008 to February 2009. Hailing from the far-flung land of Nueva Ecija, Chua traveled for 36 hours in an airplane to Argentina where he came face to face with snakes, was dunked into icy cold water, ate all sorts of unnamable foodstuff and became a celebrity. He was just this guy based in Nueva Ecija with a small appliance retail store and a four-year-old daughter, when he was in Argentina with the rest of the contestant, all they had to focus on were the stunts, and their growing competitiveness as more people were sent home. Eventually Manuel was one of the few left, and from the fan posting at the Pinoy Fear Factor Website "SuperManuel" is the favorite to win. Though he did not win as the "El Ultimo Participante" title, he has won the hearts of the many Filipinos who watched the show. And from being the apple of the eye of his large fans, he was given acting break by the Network.

Chua currently is a member of ABS CBN's elite circle of homegrown talents, Star Magic.



Year Title Role Network
2015 Nathaniel Gun Man ABS-CBN
Bridges Of Love Abner
2014 Ipaglaban Mo: Ang Lahat Ng Sa Akin Jojo Valencia
Hawak-Kamay Arnold
The Legal Wife Young Ronnie
2013 Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin
Got to Believe Sir Funye
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Drawing Jose
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Hair Clip Arvin
Wansapanataym: Teacher's Pest
Apoy Sa Dagat Young Benedict
2012 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso Versoza
Kahit Puso'y Masugatan Jeff
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Pintada Dante
Princess and I Ahmet
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Hiyas Young Lucio
Wako Wako Mr. Lee
2011–Present Banana Split Various Roles
2011 Maria La Del Barrio Roel
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Itak Janno
Reputasyon Marco Olivar
Guns and Roses Young Arnel Intalan
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tindahan Chris
Laugh Out Loud
Mula Sa Puso Abdon Macasaet
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kwintas
2010–2011 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine
Imortal Diego
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Jepoy
1DOL Attorney
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Impostor Albert
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Shell Bong
Precious Hearts Romances Presents:The Substitute Bride Carlo
2009 Lovers In Paris Albert Samaniego
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Salamin Dionisio
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Ang Lalaking Nagmahal Sa Akin Mando
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Bud Brothers Ed Lacson
George and Cecil Jojo Samortin
2008 Pinoy Fear Factor Contestant


Year Title Role Film Producer
2010 Working Girls Albert Carascoso Viva Films
GMA Films
Unitel Pictures
Till My Heartaches End Carlo Star Cinema
2011 Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi Bodyok OctoArts Films
Star Cinema
2012 This Guy's In Love With U Mare! Peter Star Cinema
Viva Films
2013 A Moment In Time Bodjie Star Cinema
Bromance: My Brother's Romance Jerome Skylight Films
Star Cinema
Tuhog Bobby Skylight Films
2014 Moron 5.2: The Transformation Thomas Viva Films
Star Cinema
2015 Etiquette for Mistresses Manuel Star Cinema
Everyday I Love You Alfred Star Cinema
2016 Just the 3 of Us AJ Manalo Star Cinema
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