Rodjun Cruz

Rodjun Cruz
Born Rodolfo Othello Cruz Illustre, Jr.
(1987-10-10) October 10, 1987
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actor, dancer
Years active 2005–present
Agent Star Magic
GMA Artist Center
Family Rayver Cruz (brother)

Rodolfo Othello Cruz Illustre, Jr. (born October 10, 1987) is a Filipino actor, dancer and singer. He is the brother of fellow actor and dancer Rayver Cruz.


Cruz was a member of the now defunct all-male dancing group Anim-E. The group, previously named Anime—in reference to the Tagalog word "anim" or "six"—originally consisted six members namely: Rayver Cruz, John Wayne Sace, Emman Abeleda, Sergio Garcia, Mico Aytona, and Mhyco Aquino.[1] Rodjun along with Miko Samson joined the original members in 2005.

In 2006, He was cast as Jigo in the ABS-CBN TV series Calla Lily.

After a year, Cruz along with 14 other celebrity contestants joined the second season of U Can Dance Version 2,[2] where he met and started dating fellow Star Magic talent Dianne Medina.[3] Cruz with his dancing partner Lina Basas were named Grand Champion of U Can Dance Version 2 the following year, where he won the grand prize of 250,000 pesos.[4] He also won another 250,000 pesos from the "Merrygalo" segment of, the now defunct noontime variety show, Wowowee.[4] He made a guest appearance in the "Mambabarang" episode of Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao in the same year.

In 2008, Cruz was cast as Jake Perez in the teen drama Lipgloss.[5]

Cruz left Lipgloss after three seasons in 2009. He had minor roles in the ABS-CBN shows Tayong Dalawa and May Bukas Pa. He also made guest appearances in Maynila and Midnight DJ.

He played Calvin in Magkaribal in 2010. He was also cast as Joaquin Buenaventura in Juanita Banana.[6] The same year, he left ASAP XV and joined, the show's rival, P.O.5 in TV5.[6]

Personal life

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



Year Title Role Notes Source
1992–02 5 and Up Himself – Host
2005–10 ASAP Himself – Host / Performer
2006 Calla Lily Jigo
2007 U Can Dance Version 2 Himself – Contestant Grand Champion (Season 2) [2]
2007 Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Rickey
2008–09 Lipgloss Jake Perez [5]
2009 Tayong Dalawa Stanley, Jr.
2009 May Bukas Pa Young Ringo
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya Anton Episode: "Tattoo"
2009 Midnight DJ Miguel Episode: "Mambabarang" [7]
2010 Magkaribal Calvin
2010–11 Juanita Banana Joaquin Buenaventura [6]
2010–11 P.O.5 Himself – Host / Performer
2011 Fan*tastik Himself Himself - Performer
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Isyot Episode: "Bulaklak"
2011–12 Hey it's Saberdey! Himself - Performer
2011 Carlo J. Caparas' Bangis Musang
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Rene Episode: "Itak"
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Jeff Bringas Episode: "Saklay"
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Teen Lito Episode: "Kabibe"
2013 My Husband's Lover Martin Savanal Recurring guest star
2013-15 Sunday All Stars Himself – Performer
2014 Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real Allan Real Supporting role
2014 Magpakailanma Episode: "Girl Boy Bakla, Tomboy"
2015 My Faithful Husband Young Arnaldo Special Participation
2015 Maynila Episode: "Love vs Dreams"
2015 Maynila Rainier Episode: "My Imported GF"
2016 Karelasyon Ricky Episode: "Coma" [8]
2015 Princess in the Palace Kenneth
2015 Magpakailanman Shem Episode: "Love Me for What I Am"
2016 The Story Of Us Gino
2016 Conan, My Beautician Prince Guest
2016 Karelasyon Michael Episode: "Webcam" [9]
2016 Magpakailanman Paul Episode: "Sa kabila ng lahat, ikaw pa rin"
2016 A1 Ko Sa 'Yo Johnny / Juanito Episode guest
2016 Karelasyon Arman Episode: "Anino" [10]
2016 Encantadia PaoPao
2016 Dear Uge James Villamayor Episode: "GGSS vs. GGSS "

Awards and nominations

Year Work Award Category Result Source
2012 I Love You, Pare Ko Carlo
2013 Raketeros
2013 Tuhog Mark


  1. Navarro, Mell T. (2009-10-30). "Former Animé member Mhyco Aquino Leaves ABS-CBN to Spread his Wings". News. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  2. 1 2 Liabres, Aprylle (15 July 2007). "All's fair for Rodjun Cruz". City Times. Khaleej Times. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  3. Franco, Bernie (30 September 2008). "Dianne Medina on Rodjun Cruz: 'I love everything about him.'". Celeb Highlight. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  4. 1 2 Erece, Dinno (24 October 2007). "Star Magic talent Rodjun Cruz is both Victorious and Virginal at 20". News. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  5. 1 2 Alamo, Nerissa (August 16, 2008). "TV5 Brings back Teen Drama on Saturday Afternoon Block via "Lipgloss"". Entertainment Guide / Television. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  6. 1 2 3 Sancon, Allan (1 February 2011). "Rodjun Cruz Describes his Sweet Kissing Scene with Bianca Manalo for Juanita Banana". Entertainment Guide / Television. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  7. "A Mother's Revenge on Midnight DJ". The Philippine Star. 28 November 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  8. "Max Collins, Rodjun Cruz, at Chynna Ortaleza, Bibida sa Karelasyon ngayong Sabado". GMA News Online. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  9. "Lalaking Kapit sa Patalim para sa Pamilya, tampok sa 'Karelasyon'". GMA News Online. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  10. "'Karelasyon' Presents 'Anino'". GMA News Online. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
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