Rocco Nacino

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first family name is Quiogue and the second is Nacino.
Rocco Nacino
Born Enrico Raphael Quiogue Nacino
(1987-03-21) March 21, 1987
Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
Residence Cainta, Rizal[1]
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater Mapúa Institute of Technology
Occupation Singer, Actor, Dancer, Model
Years active 2009– Present
Awards StarStruck V - 2nd Prince
9th Golden Screen Awards for Breakthrough Performance by an Actor
28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies - New Movie Actor

Enrico Raphael Quiogue Nacino (born March 21, 1987 in Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines), better known by his screen name Rocco Nacino, is a Filipino actor and registered nurse who rose to fame and gained media attention for joining on the fifth season of StarStruck, a Philippine reality show broadcast on GMA Network. He was the Second Prince of StarStruck.[2]

Personal life

Nacino was born in Baguio City and was raised in Singapore and Laguna, his father's hometown.[3] He studied Nursery up to Primary 6 in Singapore, and also learned to speak Mandarin as his Mother Tongue during his grade school days.[4] He studied in Makati Hope Christian School for his secondary education and in Mapúa Institute of Technology on his tertiary, in which he passed the Nursing Board Exam making him a registered nurse on June 6 and 7, 2009 in Manila.[5]

On his first year of college at Mapua Makati, he participated in the Mister and Miss Cardinals and won as Mister Cardinals 2005. This opened new opportunities in the world of TV commercials and print media. Among his projects were TV commercials and print media for Vaseline, Skyflakes, Goya, Jollibee, Chowking, Smart, Pepsi and STI. His sports are jiujitsu, muay thai, mixed martial arts, boxing, arnis and basketball. He also trains wing chun regularly. Aside from these sports, he also plays drums and a little of guitar.[6]


Nacino first joined the Myx VJ Search in 2007 but failed. He then joined Star Struck V and was placed as the 2nd Prince.

His biggest break on television was when he bagged the role he had auditioned for – Sine Novela Presents: Gumapang Ka sa Lusak, opposite Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo. This was followed by another teleserye at GMA Network’s Dramarama sa Hapon block, Koreana, with Kris Bernal as his love interest. His excellent performance in Koreana gave him his first acting nomination from the Entertainment Press Society (Enpres) as Finalist for Outstanding Performance by an Actor for the Golden TV Awards in 2011. With the large viewership and high ratings garnered by Koreana, Nacino was given a more challenging project and an even better exposure via the first-ever dance serye Time of My Life, with Kris Bernal and Mark Herras; which was telecast in GMA’s Telebabad timeslot.[7]

He was part of the weekly fantasy sitcom, Kaya ng Powers with Rhian Ramos, Sheena Halili, Elmo Magalona, Joey Marquez and Rufa Mae Quinto and did a cameo in the finale week of Amaya, where he played the role of Adult Banuk. He also top-billed a 5-episode weekly series, Love Bug presents: Mistaken Identity, where he was paired with Lovi Poe and which was shot in Palawan.[8]

Nacino’s first indie film which was an entry at the 2011 Cinemalaya Film Festival, Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa with Paulo Avelino and Jean Garcia, showcased his acting capabilities and earned him his first prestigious acting awards when he was chosen by the Philippine Movie Press Club as the “New Movie Actor of the Year” in the 28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies; and by the Entertainment Press Society (Enpres) as “Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor” in the 9th Golden Screen Awards. Nacino also did cameo roles in the movies My Valentine Girls and My Kontrabida Girl. He also played the brother of Judy Ann Santos at the 37th Metro Manila Film Festival, My House Husband: Ikaw Na!, directed by Jose Javier Reyes.[9]

He was also given the honor to portray Philippines' national hero Jose Rizal in the multi-awarded documentary narrated by Howie Severino, Pluma: Ang Dakilang Manunulat. The documentary was also nominated as Best Documentary at the New York Film Festival. He then starred in The Good Daughter, opposite Kylie Padilla. He also played the title role, Lam-ang – an epic movie that was shot in Ilocos, with Rochelle Pangilinan as his leading lady. He also appears weekly in Party Pilipinas and Bubble Gang.[10]

His indie film, I Love You, Pare Ko, opposite to Rodjun Cruz, was set to be released in 2012.


Studio albums

Year Title Label Certification
2014 Only One PolyEast Records
2012 To Love Again Platinum
(certified by PARI)
2011 Rocco Nacino: "Sana Pinatay Mo Na Lang Ako"
(Expanded Platinum Edition)
Double Platinum
(certified by PARI)
Rocco Nacino



Year Title Role Network
2016 Encantadia Aquil (Lireo's Kingdom) GMA Network
Dear Uge: Ang triplets ng Tres Marias Adam/ Elmer/ Brian
Dear Uge: 2nd Mom ko si ma'am! Miguel Sandoval
2015 Beautiful Strangers Noel Ilagan
Magpakailanman: Alab ng Puso Nicky DC. Nacino
Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Pangako ng Pag-ibig Michael
Ang Lihim ni Annasandra Reneé
2014/2015 Hiram Na Alaala Joseph Corpuz
2014 Magpakailanman: Ama Ina Anak Marlon
2013 Wagas: The Jiggy and Marnie Manicad Love Story Jiggy Manicad GMA News TV
2013/2015 Sunday All Stars Himself/Performer GMA Network
2013 Out of Control Co-Host
Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas Gerardo "Jerry" Sebastian
Magpakailanman: Mga Trabahong Lahat Patrick
Unforgettable Terrence Rosario
Titser Mayor Joseph Santiago GMA News TV
Bayan Ko
2012 AHA! Himself / Guest Host GMA Network
2012/2013 Yesterday's Bride Justin Ramirez
2012 Makapiling Kang Muli Ferdinand
The Good Daughter Darwin Alejandro
Amaya Adult Banuk
2011 Time of My Life Jason
Mistaken Identity Sinag
PLUMA: Rizal, Ang Dakilang Manunulat Jose Rizal GMA News TV
Maynila: Bestfriends & A Girl Bogs GMA Network
Maestra Kiko
2010 Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge Challenger
Koreana Benjamin "Benjo" Bautista Jr.
Kaya ng Powers Clinton Llib
Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak RJ Guatlo
Bubble Gang Himself / Guest / Performer
2010/2013 Party Pilipinas
2009/2010 SOP Fully Charged
2009 StarStruck V Himself / Contestant / Second Prince[11]


Year Title Role Studio
2015 La Amigas Deacon OctoArts Films & GMA Films
2013 Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir Pedro Calungsod Wings Entertainment
My Lady Boss Henry Pozar Enrique GMA Films & Regal Films
I Luv U, Pare Ko Sam Krix Film Productions
2012 Madaling Araw Mahabang Gabi TBA Panoramanila Pictures
2011 My House Husband: Ikaw Na! Erik OctoArts Films
Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Cameo GMA Films
Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa Dennis Cinemalaya
My Valentine Girls Marvin GMA Films & Regal Entertainment

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2013 39th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Festival Actor Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir Nominated
2012 FMTM Awards Daytime Prince Won
Yahoo! OMG Awards Most Promising Actor of the Year Nominated
43rd Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Male Star of the Year[12] Won
9th Golden Screen Awards Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa Won
28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa Won
2011 ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Koreana Nominated
2010 StarStruck V Second Prince StarStruck V Won


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