Rayver Cruz

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first family name is Cruz and the second is Ilustre.
Rayver Cruz

Rayver Cruz in 2014 short about the making of Dilim
Born Raymond Oliver Cruz Ilustre
(1989-07-20) July 20, 1989
Other names Rayver, Ray Ray, Raymond, Ray
Alma mater Civil Engineer
Occupation Actor, Dancer, Singer, Model
Years active 1993–present
Agent Star Magic (2005–present)
Family Rodjun Cruz (brother)
Sunshine Cruz (cousin)
Donna Cruz (cousin)
Geneva Cruz (cousin)
Sheryl Cruz (cousin)
Tirso Cruz III (Uncle)

Raymond Oliver Cruz Ilustre, better known by his screen name Rayver Cruz (born July 20, 1989), is a Filipino actor, dancer and singer.

Personal life

Rayver is a member of the Cruz family, a noted family line in the Philippine entertainment industry. He has two older brothers, Rodjun Cruz and Omar Cruz-Ilustre. His father, Rodolfo Cruz, Sr., died in 2009 from kidney failure. He is currently part of ABS-CBN contract talents. Rayver also appears on the noontime variety show ASAP XV. He finished Grade 6 in Maria Montessori School in Visayas Ave Quezon City. He is a talent of Star Magic.

Cruz started as a child actor in the GMA show Kiss Muna but later moved to ABS-CBN. His first lead role was via the primetime TV series Spirits as Red in (2005) with actress Maja Salvador. He played another lead role as Mythos in the primetime show Rounin in (2007).

Rayver is also a cousin of Sheryl Cruz, Sunshine Cruz, Geneva Cruz and Donna Cruz.



Year Title Role Network
2016 Doble Kara Banjo Manrique ABS-CBN
2015 All Of Me Marlon Santos
Nathaniel Arkanghel Josiah
2014/2015 Two Wives Robert Dale Gopez Del Valle
2014 Ipaglaban Mo: Akin Ka Lang Anderson
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pasa Raymond
Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin Marcus Ramirez
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Motorsiklo Xerces
Toda Max Jun-Jun
Ako Ang Simula Himself/Guest
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Saklay (The Bringas Brothers Story) Kurt Bringas
2011 Gandang Gabi, Vice! Himself/Guest
2011-2012 Reputasyon Henry Aragon
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsinelas Joward Johnson
2010–2011 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine Lance Navarro
2010 Wansapanataym: Inday Bote Greg
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Stitch Rey
Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal? Troy Sandoval
2009–2010 May Bukas Pa Francisco "Cocoy" Bautista
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Board Game Dennis
That's My Doc Jai(10 yrs after)
Your Song: Kapag Ako Ang Nagmahal Jack
2007 Your Song: Just A Smile Away Brian
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ilog Eden
Your Song: Break It To Me Gently Nico
Rounin Mythos
Love Spell: Shoes Ko Po, Shoes Ko ’Day! Stephen
2006 Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv Genesis 'Gens' Brondial
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Rugby Jomar
Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Alan
Star Magic Presents: My Friend, My love, My Destiny Jun
Your Song: Cuida Samuel
Love Spell: Charm & Crystal Johnny
Komiks Presents: Agua Bendita Ronnie
2006–present ASAP Host/Himself/dancer
2005 ASAP Fanatic Host/Himself
Maalaala Mo Kaya Billy Crawford
Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin Nat
Nginiig Himself/Host
2004 Spirits Red
2000 Kiss Muna Piolo GMA Network
1999 Flames Vince ABS-CBN
1997 Ibang Klase Contestant GMA Network
1993 5 and Up Host TV5


Year Title Role Production Company
2015 Buy Now, Die Later Ato Quantum Films
2015 Ex with Benefits Andrew Star Cinema & Viva Films
2014 Dilim Emerson Regal Films
2013 Saturday Night Chills Mark Cinema One Originals
2013 On the Job Bernabe Star Cinema & Reality Entertainment
2011 A Mother's Story King Star Cinema & The Filipino Channel
2011 Forever and A Day Mico Star Cinema
2010 Shake, Rattle and Roll XII: Isla Ray Regal Films
2010 Cinco Alvin Star Cinema
2009 Shake, Rattle & Roll XI: Lamang Lupa Archie Regal Films
2009 You Changed My Life Marcelo "Macoy" Romero Star Cinema
2008 Kelly! Kelly! (Ang Hit na Musical) Boom
2007 Katas Ng Saudi Kyle
2005 My Gym Partner's a Monkey Phineas Porpoise
2007 Bahay Kubo Cholo Regal Films
2007 Happy Hearts Alvin Regal Films
2003 Mr. Suave Carl Star Cinema
2002 Pakisabi Na Lang Na Mahal Ko Siya -




Year Released Album Title Details Record Label
2007 ASAP Ultimate Dance 4 First ASAP dance album certified platinum; single: "Kembot" ASAP Music/Star Records
2010 ASAP Supahdance 2 Second dance album with Kim Chiu, John Prats, Gab Valenciano & Mickey Perz ASAP Music/Star Records


Awards and nominations

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result Ref.
2012 60th FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actor A Mother's Story Nominated
2013 Cinema One Originals Awards Best Actor Saturday Night Chills Won


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