Ryan Agoncillo

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first family name is Gonzales and the second is Agoncillo.
Ryan Agoncillo
Born Kristoffer Lou Gonzalez Agoncillo
(1979-04-10) April 10, 1979
Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines
Occupation Host, singer, model, actor, photographer
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Judy Ann Santos (m. 2009)
Children 3

Kristoffer Lou "Ryan" Gonzalez Agoncillo (born April 10, 1979), popularly known as Ryan Agoncillo, is a Filipino film and television actor, model, singer, photographer, and TV host.

Early life

Agoncillo was born on April 10, 1979. Growing up in an upper-middle-class family, he attended private schools from elementary to college. He finished elementary and high school at San Beda College Alabang.

He graduated from De La Salle University-Manila with a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational communication.


Agoncillo started modeling at the age of fifteen. He has appeared in various television commercials for a variety of products such as Greenwich Pizza (together with Donita Rose), Sprite, Smart Telecommunication, Emperador Brandy and Swish mouthwash.

Agoncillo became one of the original hosts of Mornings @ GMA, an early morning variety program of GMA Network. He also hosted Campus Video, a short-lived program shown every Saturday mornings at GMA Network.

He moved to ABS-CBN, and became a co-host in Talk TV, a late morning talk show co-hosted by broadcasters Julius Babao and Christine Bersola-Babao, and actress Janette McBride. Agoncillo was briefly paired with co-host Janet McBride. Rumors spread that the two were exclusively dating for a period of time.

He also hosted Breakfast, an early morning variety program; Star in a Million, with Edu Manzano and Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Y Speak, a youth-oriented talk show and debate forum. Both shows are still aired in Studio 23, an ABS-CBN subsidiary. He won his first KBP Golden Dove Awards for his Best Talk Show host in 2005 for Studio 23's Y Speak.

Agoncillo was the main host of Philippine Idol alongside fellow ABS-CBN actress Heart Evangelista on ABC-5 (now TV5) before it was moved to GMA Network and rebooted into Pinoy Idol.

In August 2008, he began hosting TV5's Talentadong Pinoy, which showcases Filipino undiscovered talents.[1] He also hosted Endemol's Pinoy Fear Factor which aired on ABS-CBN. Pinoy Fear Factor was shot entirely in Argentina.[2]

On October 24, 2009, Agoncillo joined Eat Bulaga! replacing long-time host, rapper Francis Magalona, who died a week prior.[3]

From April 2010 to February 2011, Agoncillo co-hosted the noontime musical variety show P.O.5 on TV5.[4]

For his hosting stints in Eat Bulaga! and Talentadong Pinoy, Agoncillo became a four-time awardee of the Aliw Award for Best Male Emcee, for which he won consecutively from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, he was elevated to the Hall of Fame.[5]

Agoncillo hosted a game show called Picture! Picture! which premiered on November 23, 2013 on GMA Network, the show aired for 28 weeks ending on June 15, 2014.[6]

In 2015, Agoncillo was announced as the host of Cash Cab Philippines, the Philippine edition of the game show format Cash Cab. The show will air 13 episodes on AXN Asia from December 22.[7]


Agoncillo joined the talent cast of ABS-CBN. He is most memorable for playing the love interest of Judy Ann Santos in the television soap opera Krystala. He again appeared with Santos in the movie Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo. He received best actor nominations from different award-giving bodies for his portrayal of a confused newly wed husband in this film. He will be doing a new movie with Judy Ann Santos called Mr. Housewife.

He also played a main cast role in Bituing Walang Ningning, an ABS-CBN soap opera featuring singer-actresses Sarah Geronimo, Angelika dela Cruz, and Zsa Zsa Padilla in the leads.

Agoncillo also played leading roles in independent film projects and television drama shows. He played the distinct roles of a grease-filled beggar and a transvestite in two separate dramatic episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya, the biographical drama series of ABS-CBN.

He starred in the ABS-CBN television series, Ysabella with his long-time on-screen partner, Judy Ann Santos.

Agoncillo returns to acting on TV with drama series entitled Pieta airing weekday afternoons over ABS-CBN wherein he portrayed Rigor, a character originally portrayed by Ace Vergel.

Agoncillo returns to acting again for his new role in May Bukas Pa (in a final episode) where he plays a media cameraman after his wife Judy Ann Santos also guested in the show (in a different episodes).

Agoncillo appeared in Lady Dada on TV5 in 2010.

Agoncillo returned to acting again for his very first television role on GMA in My Husband's Lover (also in a last week of the drama series), with his co-stars Carla Abellana and Dennis Trillo in 2013.

Personal life

Ryan announced his engagement to actress Judy Ann Santos. They confirmed their engagement on June 19, 2008.[8]

After months of speculation, Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos got married in a private wedding on the early morning of April 28, 2009, at the San Juan de Nepomuceno Church in San Juan, Batangas, Philippines.[9]

Agoncillo and his wife are now parents to daughter Johanna Louis (Yohan) and son Juan Luis (Lucho). In June 2015, Santos and Agoncillo both announced that they are currently expecting a third child. A daughter named Juana Luisa (Luna) wss born in 2016.[10]


Agoncillo had a one-man colored photo exhibit at Glorietta sponsored by Fujifilm in 2007. He published a black-and-white photography coffeetable book titled "Ploning - the Making" as a birthday gift to his fiancee, Judy Ann Santos in 2008.


Agoncillo is a motorcycle enthusiast. He is also into drifting. He competes in drifting events with a Nissan Silvia (S13) sponsored by Adidas, Yellow Cab Pizza, Shell and Nexen Tire.

TV shows

Year TV Show Role / Episodes Network / Channel
2016 Pepito Manaloto Jingo Ismol A Crossover From Ismol Family GMA Network
2016 Dalangin ng Ama: Eat Bulaga Lenten Special 2016 PO2 Ramil Abquilan GMA Network - post production
2015 Cash Cab Philippines Host AXN Asia
2015 Sabado Badoo Cameo Featured Footage GMA Network
2015 Pinagpalang Ama: Eat Bulaga Lenten Drama Special 2015 Junior GMA Network - post production
2014–2016 Ismol Family Jingo Ismol GMA Network
2014 Anyo Ng Pag-Ibig: Eat Bulaga Lenten Drama Special 2014 Junior GMA Network - post production
2014 Celebrity Bluff Guest Celebrity Gangnamm GMA Network
2013–2014 Picture! Picture! Host
2013 My Husband's Lover Samuel Ladesma/Sam
2012–2013 Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide Host TV5
2013 Dancing Nation Philippines: A Talentadong Pinoy Special Edition Host
2012–2013 Talentadong Pinoy Junior Host
2012 Talentadong Pinoy Kids Edition Host
2010 Lady Dada Dindo
2010 P.O.5 Co-Host
2010 May Bukas Pa Paulo ABS-CBN
2009–present Eat Bulaga! Co-Host GMA Network
2009–2010 Kuwentong Talentado Host TV5
2009–2010 George and Cecil Cecil ABS-CBN
2008–2009 Pinoy Fear Factor Himself / Host
2009 Parekoy Andong
2008–2009 Pieta Rigor
2008–2013 Talentadong Pinoy Himself / Host TV5
2007–2008 Ysabella Albert Amarillo / Andrew Amarillo ABS-CBN
2006 Your Song Presents: No Ordinary Love Various
2006 Philippine Idol Himself / Host ABC-5
2006 Bituing Walang Ningning Nico Escobar ABS-CBN
2006 Komiks Episode: "Inday Bote"
2004–2005 Krystala Miguel
2003–2006 Y Speak Himself / Host
2001–2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya Various
2001–2006 Magandang Umaga Bayan Himself / Host
2001–2003 Review Night Himself / Host Cinema One
2001–2003 Kiss the Cook Himself / Host Studio 23
2001–2003 Star In A Million Himself / Host ABS-CBN
2001–2002 Unang Hirit Himself / Host GMA Network
2001–2002 Talk TV Himself / Host ABS-CBN
2000–2002 Breakfast Himself / Host Studio 23
1999–2000 Maynila Various GMA Network
1998–1999 Mornings @ GMA Himself / Host
1998–2000 Campus Video Himself


Year Movies Role/Character Name Production
2013 Ano Ang Kulay Ng Mga Nakalimutang Pangarap? Andre Film Development Council of the Philippines, Singeng Pambansa, Largarista Productions
2011 My House Husband: Ikaw Na! Rodrigo OctoArts Films
2008 Iskul Bukol: 20 years After Cambodian tour guide/Himself APT Entertainment, MZet Productions, OctoArts Films
2007 My Kuya's Wedding Jeff Regal Entertainment
2007 Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo Jed Star Cinema
2007 Ouija cameo GMA Films, Viva Films
2006 Kasal Kasali Kasalo Jed Star Cinema
2005 Kutob Carlo Canary Films
2005 Umaaraw, Umuulan Paolo Heaven's Best Entertainment

Music CDs

Year Album title Recording company
2006 Lovespeak - No Ordinary Love Vicor Music
2006 One Heart, One Hand Sony BMG Music Entertainment


Awards and recognitions


  1. San Diego, Bayani (June 26, 2014). "Ryan Agoncillo: No to 'Talentado' return". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  2. Bonifacio, Julie (August 4, 2008). "Ryan Agoncillo to host "Pinoy Fear Factor," trains for his role in "Pieta"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA New Media. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. "Ryan Agoncillo makes good career move to join Eat Bulaga". The Philippine Star. October 28, 2009. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  4. "TV5 launches P.O.5!". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA New Media. April 19, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  5. Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (October 19, 2010). "Sarah Geronimo named Entertainer of the Year at the 23rd Aliw Awards". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA New Media. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  6. "Ryan Agoncillo prioritizes time with family, hosts 'Picture! Picture!'". Sun.Star. November 19, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  7. "Ryan Agoncillo is Kuya Driver in Cash Cab Philippines". GMA News Online. GMA Network Inc. December 10, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  8. "GMA NEWS.TV, Judy Ann, Ryan confirm their engagement". Gmanews.tv. 2008-06-19. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  9. Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo Tie the Knot.
  10. "Judy Ann Santos is pregnant". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
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